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Entries for May 2009



ND deer gun applications due June 3, resident gratis now online
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota deer hunters have until June 3 to submit an application for the 2009 gun season. The deadline applies to muzzleloader, regular gun, gratis and nonresident landowner, and youth antlered...

Nevada approves slight increase in Big Game Tags
From the Nevada Wildlife Commission -- The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners approved the allocation of 22,500 big game tags at its May meeting in Reno, a one percent increase over 2008 tag allocations. Within that allocation the commissi...

Enrollment deadline for NE Access Programs is June 11
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Landowners willing to allow hunting access have a June 11 deadline to enroll in either the Open Fields and Waters Program or the Conservation Reserve Program-Management Access Program (CRP-MAP). I...

Don’t Take a Bow to a Gun Fight
By Kelby Ronald Weisser -- On a Friday afternoon the weekend before rifle season, I left for my hunting area right after school. I had seen a big mule deer out chasing a few does a week before and noticed it was a nice buck that I had gotten picture...

Kansas 2009 Pronghorn permits online only; June 12 deadline
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- There will be no paper application or mail in forms for the 2009 antelope permits, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. All applications must be submitted online; the deadli...

Planting for wildlife? Take a look at the edges
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- A common first thought when considering habitat for wildlife are food plots. Clear a patch of ground, disc it and plant things that deer, turkey and other game and non-game animals eat.

The Dempsey Buck
By Seth Sheldon -- On opening day of the 2008 deer season, Jim Dempsey, a good friend of my grandparents, passed away. He had been battling cancer for more than three years. Jim and my papa were good friends and even better hunting buddies. Jim ...

Remainder of Nebraska Big Game Hunting Permits Available June 8
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Sportsmen soon may purchase remaining 2009 big game hunting permits, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Residents and nonresidents may purchase “buy” unit deer permits ...

Tilapia eradication plan utilizes specific toxicant for invasive species
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and technicians plan to utilize the fish-specific toxicant rotenone to remove the exotic species from an area north and south of P...

Prescribed Fire Councils becoming effective national voice on burning
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- Twenty-first century prescribed fire managers face new and increasingly complex challenges that limit or threaten the use of prescribed fire. These challenges are broad and now greater tha...

Landowners Can Now Extend CRP Contracts to Keep Grasslands
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Some landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expire in September can now extend their contracts, keeping the land in grassland or woodland.

Game Commission advises motorists to watch for deer
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania motorists are advised to stay alert and slow down when driving after dusk and before dawn to reduce their risk of colliding with a white-tailed deer. “Each spring, deer congregate on the...

First Tennessee Outdoors Youth summit July 19-24
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The first annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS) will be held July 19-24, for students in high schools from across Tennessee. Students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the even...

Traditional Ammunition Ban will further reduce hunting in California
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The California Fish and Game Commission voted May 13 to publish a notice of intent to expand the scope of its ban on the use of traditional ammunition to now include upland and small game in the Cali...

Door May Be Shut on Open Fields
From the Wildlife Management Institute -- Funding for the Open Fields program authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill is proposed to be terminated in the administration’s fiscal year 2010 budget, according to the Wildlife Management Institute. Lan...

Deer Telemetry study completed
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The two-year deer telemetry study spearheaded by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana State University's (LSU) School of Natural Resources was complete...

Commission will set Tennessee hunt dates May 20-21
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will vote to approve the 2009-10 state hunting seasons during its meeting May 20-21.

2009 Ohio Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 18,500 Birds for Second Year
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters checked 18,936 wild turkeys during Ohio's four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 17. The preliminary total represents a 2 percent increase over last year's prelimin...

The Hillbilly Ninja Sneak
By Ryan Boley -- It was the third day of the Ohio gun season, and after hunting all morning and missing an opportunity at a decent buck, I decided to get a bite to eat before heading out to the brush again at about 2:00. I went back out and found ...

The Hunt Less Planned
By Brittany Chastain -- I started hunting at age 15. My dad would ask me the night before if I would like to get up and go deer hunting with him. Being a Daddy's girl, I took any opportunity to have his full attention. I always carried my little ...
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