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Ohio holds lottery for special controlled deer hunt at Lake Katharine
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources   -- A random drawing will be held to select participants for a special controlled deer hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County. High deer population numbers...

New Mexico hunters need customer identification number
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish   -- The Department of Game and Fish reminds hunters who obtain their licenses through private-land authorizations that they must have a Customer Identification Number—which is new this y...

Colorado seeking input on big game herd management near Glade Park
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is interested in hearing from the public about management of deer and elk big game herds in and around Glade Park. Public input is critical in helping revise herd ma...

Ohio offers youth deer gun hunts Nov. 21 at state nature preserves
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- An increasing deer population resulting in extensive damage to plant communities has led the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  to coordinate special controlled deer hunts including youth h...

Deer hunting intro at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience Sept. 26-27
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources   -- Becoming an ethical and effective deer hunter requires education; the Hoosier Outdoor Experience Sept. 26–27 is a good place to learn the necessary basic skills from experts. 

Texas new season hunting, fishing licenses now on sale
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department   -- Sportsmen are reminded all current Texas annual hunting and fishing licenses—except for the year-to-date fishing license—expire Aug. 31.  Texas hunting and fishing licenses f...

Ohio Wildlife Division honored with Agency of the Year Award
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources   -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife was recently honored with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Agency of the Year Award. 

In Plain Sight
By Steven Miller -- Well it was Oct. 30, and it had been a very warm Michigan bow season. I hadn’t had much luck. In fact, I’d missed the only buck I’d seen all year. It was about 1 p.m.  I was sitting at home, watching ...

TN hunters seeking deer, turkey quota permits can purchase Aug. 19
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- For the first time in many years the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will not have a computer drawing for antlerless deer or for turkey quota permits this summer, but will distribute them on a f...

Yanahli Shooting Range now open For TN Hunters to sight in rifles
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The shooting range at Yanahli Wildlife Management Area in Maury County will be open three days each week to accommodate hunters wishing to sight in their rifles, according to the Tennessee Wildlife ...

2009 Kansas hunting and fur harvesting regulations summary now online
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Printed copies of the 2009 Kansas Hunting & Fur harvesting Regulations Summary will be available at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks  offices and license vendors around the state...

August a good month to take a Nebraska hunter ed course
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- August is the perfect month to take a hunter education course and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has plenty of them available. There are firearm hunter education classes scheduled in 21 d...

MN hunters should note changes to Either-Sex permit before Sept. 10 deadline
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. That’s beca...

Third Meeting's a Charm, for Hunter
By Michael S. Dunn -- I belong to a hunting lease that has a 6-point-or-better rule. Each club member has his own area. I didn't bag a deer in 2006, but I passed up a very good 8-pointer with a tall rack. When the 2007 muzzleloader season cam...

Discovery of larval mussels in Missouri cause for concern
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- In spite of its lack of legs, wings or fins, the zebra mussel has pulled off an end run, surprising biologists who are monitoring Missouri waters for the potentially destructive invader.

Like Father, Not Like Son
By Robert Lang   -- I harvested this 25 2/8-inch-wide 15-pointer while hunting a 10-acre parcel of private land in Muskegon County, Mich.  The land adjoins 180 acres of heavily hunted public land. My father missed this buck during a...

SC hunters must check deer taken on lower state WMAs
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- Deer hunters on state Wildlife Management Area lands in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties, including the Francis Marion National Forest, must check in all harvested deer at th...

Youth deer hunts to be conducted by SC DNR
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with a number of private individuals, businesses and hunting clubs, is co-sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Pie...

Nebraska to switch to all-electronic permits for 2010
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin selling its permits electronically Nov. 1,  2009, the date 2010 permits may be sold.

Rekindled, at Last!
By Doug Hall -- My son, Fletcher, might still be cutting his woodsman’s teeth, but he’s my best hunting buddy. Prior to the 2007 season, he’d only accompanied me twice, and we’d had no luck. I was contemplating whether or no...
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