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Wet weather puts a damper on Delaware muzzleloader season
From the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife -- A half hour after sunset Oct. 17 marked closure of Delaware's 8-day muzzleloader deer season. The seemingly never-ending nor’easter put a damper of the deer harvest of 1,423 deer, down 235 deer com...

Delaware volunteers collect bumper crop of acorns to restore wildlife habitat
From the  Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife    -- At the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Annual Acorn Collection Day, 91 volunteers joined with agency biologists to collect more than 790 pounds of acorns that will be scattered ...

NRA donates funding for South Carolina shooting ranges
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- The National Rifle Association recently presented a $75,000 check to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for the construction of three shooting ranges in the state.

My Unbelievable Dream Season
By Dr. Michael Tveraas -- It was early October 2006 when my unbelievable dream season began. My 81-year-old friend Walter Senn had helped me build a blind near my clubhouse camp in the remote high peaks of the Adirondack State Forest...

Ohio Public Land Whitetails
By Freddie McKnight -- One minute I was watching a pair of yearling does contentedly feeding in my direction. The next, I was watching the largest buck I have ever seen while in a treestand. It was chasing a doe, presumably the yearlings' mother, a...

Application deadline Nov. 2 for Kansas youth deer hunts
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- On Dec. 2-13 and Jan. 1-10, Westar Energy's Green Team will offer guided deer hunts at Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Mary's. The hunts are for youth who have never harvested a deer.

Experienced Kansas hunters asked to take sons and daughters hunting
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- On Nov. 7-8, Kansas hunters have the opportunity to add to their ranks by taking a youngster hunting. These two days are reserved for hunters 16 and younger to hunt pheasants and quail under the s...

Zone doe permits give way to doe days in deer management
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- The dropping of Zone Doe Quota Permits for doe days in some zones is part of the deer management plan of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Dennis Dunn -- In pursuit of the non-hunter and anti-hunter
By David Rainer -- What would have become of me if I hadn’t had a father who introduced me to the hunting experience at an early age is anybody’s guess.

If You Can’t Beat ’Em ...
By Carey M. Hibbs -- My husband has been hunting throughout the 10 years we’ve been married, but he really got serious about it over the last four years. This caused many fights in our house. We own two businesses and have three children, and his ...

Missouri’s urban deer harvest up 83 percent
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Hunters checked 1,242 deer during the Urban Portion of Missouri’s Firearms Deer Season Oct. 9 through 12.  Boone County led harvest totals with 247 deer checked, followed by St. Charles County wi...

Vermont deer hunters anticipate a good season
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department    -- Vermont hunters are optimistic about the upcoming November rifle and December muzzleloader deer seasons and with good reason.  Vermont has more older, bigger bucks after a regulati...

NSSF provides $100,000 for Boy Scouts program
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- For the third straight year, NSSF has provided $100,000 to the Boy Scouts of America Shooting Sports Grant Program.

Homework Pays Off With an A+ Trophy
By Steve Lamb -- August 2006 was slow in arriving, and the September archery elk season was just handful of days away. Haunted by the mental images of the elk herd I stumbled across while bow hunting for mule deer in the fall of 2005, I could think ...

Pennsylvania offers new online deer harvest reporting
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Hunters participating in the upcoming October antlerless deer seasons will be able to file their harvest reports through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s new online system.

At the Center of the Action
By Mark Gregor -- It was Oct. 30, 2008, and the rut was just starting where I hunt in Wisconsin. It was a warm and windy day, so I was not too excited about heading afield. But if I didn’t go, I was guaranteed not to see or shoot anything! I was in...

Firearms industry applauds introduction of fishing and hunting heritage bill
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauded the introduction of legislation, the Recreational Fishing an...

Leftover MN either-sex deer permits on sale Oct. 12
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Firearm and muzzleloader hunters who were unsuccessful in this year’s lottery for an either-sex deer permit or did not apply can obtain free leftover permits beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 12, from an...

Encourage Hope Through Hunting!
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Making Up for Lost Time
By Marty Plunk -- My 2004 bow season was cut short following a doctor’s visit. A blood clot had settled on my artificial heart valve, requiring immediate surgery. I missed the following year as well. On Nov. 24, 2006, after not being able to hunt f...
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