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I Got It Honest
By Cody Fouts -- My dad, Gary, and I have been hunting a place on the Pisgah Gamelands in Canton, N.C., for years. We’re in the mountain region of North Carolina where there aren’t really many deer any more. We are the only ones who hunt...

It’s Never Too Late To Start
By Greg Williams -- As a kid growing up in, I had the privilege to be exposed to the great outdoors by my father, uncle and grandfathers. We mostly fished, but my best guess is they took me hunting about two dozen times through my youth. I was somew...

North Dakota Spring Mule Deer Survey Complete
From the North Dakota Game & Fish Department -- The severe winter didn’t have much of an impact on North Dakota’s mule deer population, based on observations taken during the state Game and Fish Department’s annual spring ...

Publication explains urban forestry benefits
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- The U.S. Forest Service’s Center for Urban Forest Research has released a guidebook describing how trees benefit cities in the lower Midwest states, including Indiana.

Legislation lowers age for North Dakota deer hunters
From the North Dakota Fish & Game Department -- North Dakota’s 2009 legislative body had young deer hunters in mind when it passed two bills that change the minimum age to hunt deer in North Dakota.

Illinois makes changes in 2009-2010 deer season dates, regs
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- Changes to Illinois’ deer hunting season dates as well as a series of regulations changes for 2009-2010 seasons that were recommended by hunters, landowners and other members of the state&rs...

Deer Will Be Tested for Tuberculosis
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Samples of white-tailed deer will be collected in Knox County beginning this week and tested for tuberculosis. The tests will help determine if the disease has spread from a captive herd of elk and fa...

Firearms & Ammunition Excise Taxes Up 31 percent in 4th Quarter
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- During a time period of great economic uncertainty, firearm and ammunition sales have continued to increase throughout the country. According to the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax C...

Yes, I Hunt Like a Girl
By Alissa Kennedy -- My husband and I live in Florida, but he belongs to a hunting club in Georgia. I decided one afternoon that I wanted to go — the first time in two years. Normally I have to stay at camp and keep the kids and cook. But this...

The Blair Coyote Project
By Bryan Rule -- I have yet to see Jackie Bushman in a treestand in my neck of the woods. However, those who can travel do; those who can’t, watch squirrels. The 2008 season was my first to hunt deer, and I’m hooked. Although I haven&rs...

New Online Map Tracks Destructive Emerald Ash Borer
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources   -- Those who want to know which Indiana counties and townships are under state quarantine for regulated wood products because of the emerald ash borer insect (EAB) can find out 24 hours a day ...

GA Wildlife Resources names Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recently selected Col.Jack Bradford of Augusta as the 2008 Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.  This awa...

Vermont moose hunting application deadline June 2
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department -- Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website and at license agents statewide.  The deadline to apply is June 2.  Lo...

Public Alligator hunting season applications now available online
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- Beginning May 1, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is accepting online applications for the 2009 public alligator hunting season. More than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands...

Indiana closes caves to slow bat disease spread
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Caves on state properties will temporarily close as a precaution against the uncontrolled spread of white-nosed syndrome (WNS), which is killing bats in record numbers in the eastern United States....

Kansas 2009 Nonresident Deer Permit Apps Available Online
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has announced that 2009 nonresident deer permit applications will be accepted beginning May 1, with one major change from previous years -- applic...

Deer don't make good pets, so don't adopt a 'Lost' fawn
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby. "Many people who come upon a s...

40th Cornhusker Trapshoot Underway
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Russell Korinek of Wilber-Clatonia won the individual title in the junior high competition at the 40th Cornhusker Trapshoot April 30 at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association grounds. The Fillmore 1 ...

A Season to Remember
By Corey Beach -- After an exhausting and unproductive 2007 hunting season, I was more than ready for my hunting blues to turn into backstrap on the grill. Since I don’t have my own private land to hunt and manage, I'm usually forced to hunt p...

Motorists asked to spare wandering box turtles
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Have you ever seen a turtle trying to cross a busy highway and wondered how many of these creatures die under the wheels of automobiles each year? Jeff Briggler has, and as Missouri’s State He...
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