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Entries for December 2007



Blind Leading the Blind
By Christopher Neal -- During the 2007 season, my hunting partner and I were given the opportunity to hunt a tract of land that is to be developed into a residential subdivision next year. This land was once a hunting lease that had not been hunted ...

Oklahoma's Wildlife Department Schedules Public Hearings
From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Public hearings will be held across the state Jan. 7-10, 2008, by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to collect input on a slate of proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes. ...

Big Buck Down
By Benjamin S. Hofer -- It was Nov. 5, 2006, and I made it to my stand around 6 a.m. The morning was slow, so I decided I should go have a sandwich back at camp. I reached for my pack and started to grab my bow when I heard what sounded like a pack ...

Tennessee Accepting Applications for Spring Turkey Quota Hunts
From Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- Applications for Tennessee's 2008 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts will be accepted through Feb. 13, 2008. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or onli...

Remington to Acquire Marlin Firearms
From Remington Arms Company, Inc. -- Remington Arms Company, Inc., the only manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition for Hunting, Law Enforcement/Security, Government & Military applications in the United States, recently announced it has e...

Youth Archery Program Receives $10,000 Donation
From National Archery in the Schools Program -- Dave and Mike Gordon of Gordon Composites, Inc., recently presented a check to National Archery in the Schools Program for $10,000 to help fund teaching the sport of archery to youth around the world. ...

Nomination Deadline Approaching for Minnesota Deer Hunter Ethics Award
From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesota deer hunters who know an exemplary example of someone who used ethical hunting behavior this fall are being asked to nominate that person for the 15th annual Minnesota Deer Hunter Ethics Aw...

All in the Family
By Tony Harris -- It started out as a cold January morning. The rut was in full swing in the northern part of Alabama. It was my first year in a new club, and I had not had a lot of time to scout. The only place that I had time to look was apparentl...

Today's the Day
By Gina Rumbaugh -- It was Nov. 19, 2006, during the second day of rifle season. The alarm would be blaring any minute now. I thought to myself, how nice it would be to just turn it off and sleep in for change, but a little voice inside my head said...

Bad Day Gone Perfect
By Malcolm Whyte -- That season of the year is drawing near - a time when all whitetail hunters in Maryland begin the big count down to Sept. 15. Well, during this season, that day finally got here and to my dismay, while trekking through the woods...

Treasure in my Backyard
By Bill Ryan -- I awoke to pouring rain on Dec. 23, 2006. Disappointed, I went back to sleep. Around 8 a.m. I looked out the bedroom window to see a clearing sky. I decided to give the treestand in my back woods a try. I grabbed my bow and walked ...

Texas Tops Nation in Ranking of State Hunting and Fishing Economic Impact
From National Shooting Sports Foundation -- A ranking of states in categories including total number of hunters and anglers, spending by sportsmen, jobs supported, taxes generated, number of days spent hunting and fishing and the most traveled to st...

California Offers 2-day Land Navigation Clinic Jan. 19-20
From California Department of Fish and Game -- The California Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a land navigation clinic in January that teaches and practices basic navigation skills. The two-day work...

Five Additional West Virginia Deer Test Positive for CWD
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Preliminary test results have detected Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in five hunter-harvested deer collected in Hampshire County during the 2007 deer firearms hunting season. "As part of our...

Alabama Increases WMA Hunting Acreage
From Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources -- Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley signed an emergency regulation Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 - 220-2-.22-.161ER - pertaining to...

L.D.W.F. and LSU Deer Telemetry Study Update
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The Louisiana deer telemetry study that started in the fall of 2006 has yielded some preliminary findings. The study's primary objectives are to assess range and movements of male and female whi...

The Rut is On
Text & Photos by Tommy Kirkland -- The trees have been battered and the ground torn apart. White-tailed bucks have left their mark through signpost activity. Now the ritual intensifies as antler clashing echoes and the chasing of does heightens....

Through a Father's Eyes
By Ross E. Hawkins -- To my surprise, the rain that was falling when I retired for the night had ceased when the alarm clock awoke me early on the morning of April 1, 2006. The plan for the morning was to accompany my son Gabriel, who had just celeb...

Grounded
By Tracy Breen -- Not long ago, many diehard hunters scoffed at the sight of pop-up ground blinds. Most serious hunters believed the blinds would be a short-lived fad. However, instead of going away, ground blind companies are popping up everywhere ...

Once in a Lifetime
By Tyson Baker -- This is one of the best and most bizarre days of deer hunting I have every experienced. It was the opening day of bow season in Kentucky on Sept. 2, 2006. The temperature during August was miserable. Then on the last day of the mon...
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