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Whitetail Vocalizations
Text & Photos by Tommy Kirkland -- The silence is broken. There along the edge of the forest are faint echoes of a few soft grunts. Setting your sights in that direction, you search the landscape. With the anticipation of a rutting buck, you are...

Texas to Consider Sweeping Deer Hunting Regulation Changes
From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has transitioned away from political boundaries for the purpose of monitoring white-tailed deer populations and toward biologically-based communities or Resource Man...

Pennsylvania Expands Deer Management Web Pages
From Pennsylvana Game Commission -- Continuing its ongoing outreach and educational efforts to heighten the understanding of deer management and whitetails, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe recently announced the agency ha...

Licking County Archers Lead Ohio's Deer Harvest
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources   -- Ohio bow hunters harvested 51,620 deer during the first six weeks of the state's archery season. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, this year's earl...

New York Junior Hunters Headed Afield This Season
From New York Department of Environmental Conservation -- A major change to expand big-game hunting to 14- and 15-year-olds highlights the upcoming opening of the 2008 Southern Zone regular deer and the Catskill and Allegany bear seasons, New York S...

Corn, Acorn Crops Could Affect Missouri Deer Harvest
From Missouri Department of Conservation -- Autumn is all about food and love for white-tailed deer. Love is constant, but Missouri deer hunters would do well to think about deer food when planning strategy for the upcoming firearms deer season. Re...

One for the Books
By Kyle White   -- I picked up bowhunting about three years ago and really got into it last season. I missed plenty of does and was frustrated at times, but I certainly love the challenge. This year, my cousin invited me to go to Indiana with...

Louisiana Proposes to Add Deer to List of Nuisance Wild Quadrupeds
From Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission -- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a notice of intent Nov. 6 that adds deer to the list of nuisance wild quadrupeds. Under this proposal, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife...

Indiana Releases Deer Harvest Outlook
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Favorable weather and a few other factors could combine to produce a record harvest this deer firearm season, which opens Nov. 15. "We continue to have a healthy deer herd in Indiana," said...

California Sets Up CWD Checkpoint
From California Department of Fish and Game -- The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) inspected 117 vehicles at a checkpoint Oct. 20 and 21 to help prevent transport of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The checkpoint was conducted at the California Dep...

Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in Michigan
By Gary Engberg -- Now, Michigan can be added to the list of states that have confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Presence of the disease was officially confirmed Aug. 25, 2008, when the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames,...

Missouri Youth Deer Harvest Dips 15 Percent
Hunters age 6 through 15 harvested 10,400 deer during Missouri's Youth Portion of Firearms Deer Season Nov. 1 and 2. The youth harvest is 15 percent smaller than last year but 2 percent above the long-term average. From Missouri De...

Going in Blind
By Tracy Breen   -- In the past decade, numerous white-tailed deer hunters have traveled to Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin more than ever before with one goal in mind: to harvest a wallhanger. The above-mentioned states along with others...

New Jersey Legislation Allowing Sunday Bow Hunting Moves Forward
 From United States Sportsmen's Alliance -- At the end of October, the New Jersey Senate passed Senate Bill 802. The legislation authorizes Sunday deer hunting with a bow on private property and state run wildlife management areas. The bill n...

Where There's a Will, There's a Way
By Jon Bryan -- In a previous story I submitted to Buckmasters.com, I had mentioned seeing a nice buck with tall, uneven antlers and a pronounced limp. I had decided that if given the opportunity, I would harvest it.    My neighbor capt...

Scout, Scout, Scout
By Steve G. Morgan -- January in Utah brings cold wind and fall hunting applications. The state is known for big game, but prime hunts are difficult to draw. Thousands of people apply every year and only a lucky few are chosen. I had applied for &qu...

Help from Dad
By Jim Smith -- I lost my best hunting partner this October. He was my dad, and he was my hero. We loved to hunt together. My dad, Jim, passed away at home early on a Friday morning while I was out hunting. Since then it has been hard to get out the...

Ohio's Youth Deer-Gun Hunting Season Set For Nov. 22-23
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources    -- Ohio's youth deer-gun hunting season will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.   Young hunters harves...

Nebraska: Firearm Deer Season Opens Nov. 15, Permits Still Available
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Permits remain available in many units as the Nov. 15 opening of the 2008 firearm deer season nears. The season is Nov. 15-23. Nebraska saw a record harvest during last year's firearm season. The state's ...

Nebraska Program Targets Expansion of Hunter, Angler Access
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- A statewide pilot program to expand hunter and angler access to private land was approved by the Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners. The two-year program, to begin in the fall of 2009, was cre...
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