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Archery Targets Tested and Rated
By Tracy Breen -- If you are an avid bowhunter, you have probably had a bad experience with an archery target. Here's the scenario: You try to pull an arrow out of the target and realize you need to tug a little bit. You tighten your grip on the sha...

Deer Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantine
From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- State officials are reminding hunters and meat processors in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling deer carcasses due to concerns about spread of fever ticks in the region. Po...

S.C. Marsh WMA Youth Deer Hunt Application Deadline Approaching
From South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- A series of Take One Make One youth deer hunts conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be held this fall at the Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Marion County. App...

New York Eases Access Requirements to 13,000 Acres Located in Catskill Mountains
From New York Department of Environmental Conservation -- New York State and New York City officials recently announced the completion of a landmark agreement to ease recreational access to approximately 13,000 acres of city-owned property in the Ca...

W.Va.: Training for Youth Archery Program to be Held Dec. 2-3
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will host an Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program training program Dec. 2-3 at Davis Community Center in Davis (Tuck...

Late Night, Early Morning
By Kelsea King -- Like your average 17-year-old girl, I was out late, and I didn't get home until somewhere around 1 a.m. It was the beginning of Nov. 2007, and I had to be up three hours later for the second day of rifle season. I hit the sack fo...

Vermont Purchases Important In-holding in Pond Woods WMA
From Vermont Fish and Wildlife -- The State of Vermont has closed on a deal to conserve 119 acres of land located within Pond Woods Wildlife Management Area in Benson with the assistance of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. This projec...

Pennsylvania Removes Protection on Feral Swine
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe recently rescinded protection on feral swine found in the wild in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties. "In May, when we removed protection on fe...

Genuine American Hero
By Steven LaMascus -- Brad Alexander is a small, muscular man from Kentucky, who, except for a black beard, could be called baby faced. His demeanor is one of quiet confidence in his abilities and the polite, soft-spoken, unassuming personality of a...

Whitetail Glands and Scent Communication
Text & Photos by Tommy Kirkland -- Scent pheromones are instinctively utilized by whitetails to convey a realm of communication related to dominant hierarchy and sexual interactions. They are crucial for other social interactions - particularly ...

Texas: Prospects Looking Good for Deer Season
From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Hunters hoping for a shot at a quality deer during the 2008-09 deer season will need to get off the bench and into the game, suggest state wildlife biologists, as current range conditions indicate increase...

W.Va. State Parks System Recognizes Veterans in November
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- As is traditional with Veteran's Day approaching, rate reductions are in effect for West Virginia State Parks and Forests lodge and cabin rentals from Nov. 3 through 17 for active military personne...

Nebraska to Host Free Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Clinic Nov. 6 and 8
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a two-part "Smokepole Deer Hunting" clinic for people interested in learning about shooting and hunting deer with muzzleloading firearms at Ak-...

Arkansas Hunter Education Classes Scheduled
From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Many hunter education classes will be conducted by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission volunteer instructors at locations across the state during the coming weeks. Although instructor-led classes offer studen...

A Second Chance
By Kevin W. McDugle -- Nov. 2, 3007, I waited patiently with my muzzleloader in my treestand to see what whitetails would dare to show. As it always happens, a large white-tailed buck appeared but was too far away for a shot. The rack was huge. I w...

Louisiana: 2008 Youth Hunter Registry Open, Hunter of the Year Competition Underway
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Wildlife Division Deer Program invite young hunters to participate in the 2008 You...

Possible Cases of Hemorrhagic Disease Found in Arkansas
From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Hunters and landowners in Lawrence and Sharp counties have reported some deer and livestock dying from a possible outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease.   "I was approached by a sportsman on Saturday ...

Kansas to Hold Youth Deer Hunts
From Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Westar Energy and its volunteer Green Team will offer first-time youth deer hunters a guided opportunity at Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Mary's during this year's firearms deer seasons, Dec. 3-14 a...

Not On My Channel
By Rick Baron -- Every time I turn on the television it seems that another professional hunter has just passed up a 150-class deer or better to wait for a bigger one. Later in the show, that same hunter jubilantly turns to the camera and mouths, &...

Part II: Mossberg 500 Features Wide Array of Options
By Randy D. Smith -- The longevity of the Mossberg Model 500 is in no small part the result of the "shooting system" approach the company has developed. A Mossberg Model 500 can be purchased in a configuration that will meet any shooting ...
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