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Hunter or Hiker? Wear blaze orange!
Every fall, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts make a fashion statement when they don a bright, blaze orange article of clothing before they head outdoors to hunt or hike. Fluorescent orange hats, vests or jackets make you highly visible, one of several key safety precautions for anyone enjoying the autumn woods. 
"Wearing blaze orange has definitely been shown to decrease hunting incidents across the country," says Josh Mackay, Hunter Education Program coordinator at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "It is important for outdoors enthusiasts generally, but especially for hunters, because the overwhelming majority of hunting-related incidents involve members of hun... More

Deer Facts

The North American deer family includes white-tailed, black-tailed and mule deer, elk, caribou, reindeer and moose.

The sizes of the members of this big family range from a mere 100-pound Coues whitetail at the small end of the spectrum to the largest of all members of the deer family, the Alaska/Yukon moose, which reaches 1,600 pounds or more. So, what do all the members of the deer family have in common? Several things. They all grow antlers that they shed in the late winter. With the exception of caribou and reindeer, only the males grow antlers...


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Whitetail Deer can live anywhere

Whitetail deer are the most versatile big game animals on the North American continent...



YBO Know How

Spotlighting Arizona’s black-footed ferretsSpotlighting Arizona’s black-footed ferrets
During October, workers and volunteers with the Arizona Game and Fish Department will be looking for—and counting—an elusive nocturnal carnivore, the black-footed ferret. Because the ferret is almost strictly nocturnal, the means to document them, called spotlighting...


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