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Experiment in citizen science puts turkey hunters’ devotion to the test
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Getting up before dawn and trekking into the woods two days a week for two months is not everyone’s idea of fun. It paid off for J.D. Long, however, netting him a lifetime hunting permit and a...

Colorado women can sign up for Aug. 8 Cast & Blast Clinic
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife Women Afield program is sponsoring a Cast & Blast Clinic for women on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Silverthorne.   Cast & Blast clinics are designed for women who ...

“Go Time” in Southern Illinois
By Coram Davis   -- Nov. 10, 2007, is a day I’ll never forget. I am 42 years old and have gun hunted whitetails for most of my life. Five years ago, I decided to finally expand my hunting season, not to mention increasing the game in my ...

KS dove banding program relies on help from hunters
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- For the seventh year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is cooperating in a mourning dove banding project involving more than two dozen states. The agency is asking dove hunters...

Grand American Trapshooting championships Aug. 5-15 in Illinois
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will welcome competitors the fourth consecutive year to the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Grand American Trapshooting Championship to the W...

ND fall turkey licenses remain in 15 units
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department  -- The 2009 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 2,600 licenses remain in 15 units. Unsuccessful applicants who applied online will have a refund issued directly to their credit ...

Precautions can prevent problems with Missouri’s black bear population
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- “Although their time has long since passed, bears have a well documented history in early Missouri.” Daniel McKinsley, author, The History of the Black Bear in Missouri, 1962.

AR 2009 spring turkey hunt close to previous year’s totals
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Turkey hunting in Arkansas last spring, a season shortened to a conservative mode, ended with hunters taking nearly as many birds at the previous year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission learned at...

Corps to issue permits for special deer hunt at Greers Ferry
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Aug. 15 for a special deer hunt for the physically impaired to be held Nov. 3-5 at Greers Ferry Lake.

Mixed Emotions
By Jason Conway -- The Friday before opening day found me attending my 86-year-old grandmother’s funeral. It had been a tough week, and I was happy to get away that afternoon. A couple of days later, I shot a little doe. Normally, I’d...

Indiana state park deer reduction application deadline Aug. 28
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Applications for state park deer reductions are now available at IndianaOutdoor.in.gov. Two reduction efforts will be held Nov. 16-17 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Application deadline for both is Aug. 28...

Indiana plans deer cull to test for bovine tuberculosis
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources  -- Indiana conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources will cull up to 30 white-tailed deer this week in a targeted area of Franklin County to help determine if bovine tuber...

From Ducks to (First) Buck
By Joseph Grubbs -- Thanks to a cold front that moved in the night before, Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2006, was brisk and wet. A buddy and I were staying in the hunting cabin we’d built a couple of years earlier. We rarely get time off to hu...

TN hunter education courses available across mid-state
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The first hunt of the 2009-10 season will begin in less than a month when squirrel season opens. With that in mind, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and numerous certified volunteers are hold...

Idaho commission proposes hunting rule changes for 2010
From the Idaho Fish and Game Department  -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted several changes to current hunting rules during its July 22-23 meeting in McCall. Changes will be submitted in the 2010 session of the Idaho Legislatur...

Aug. 1 deadline to buy Idaho controlled hunt tags
From the Idaho Game and Fish Department -- Big game hunters whose names were drawn in controlled hunt drawings have until Saturday, Aug. 1 to buy their tags, except in unlimited hunts. Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeited. Af...

MN hunters advised to review either-sex deer permit regulations
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  -- Minnesota hunters who hope to harvest an antlerless deer this fall will want to review 2009 regulations prior to Sept. 10, the deadline to apply for an either-sex permit.

Grants available to plant trees in urban areas in Indiana
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry's 2009 grant program Make Your Trees Count makes available approximately $110,000 in grant funds for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to use for pub...

He’s Still There!
By Oliver Earl Huffman -- The Indiana gun season lasts 16 days, but work limits me to Sundays, which means my season is just three days. I’m pretty new to hunting whitetails, having just taken it up three years ago, so when the local sporting...

PA Game Commission plans to webcast elk, bobcat drawings
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is planning to webcast its public drawings for the 2009 elk hunting licenses and the 2009-10 bobcat season permits.  To view the drawing, a special icon will be posted...
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