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Vermont moose hunt auction nets over $23,000 for wildlife education
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department   -- Vermont’s third annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on Aug.  4 with more than $23,000 taken in to help fund Fish & Wildlife educational programs, such as the G...

Kansas website offers Deer FAQs for hunters
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- How many deer permits can I purchase this year? When are the deer seasons? Do I have to apply for a permit, or can I purchase one over the counter or online? What do I need to know about antlerle...

Pennsylvania forest wildlife gets break from caterpillar collapse
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission  -- Heading into this past spring, it appeared stands of oaks on many Pennsylvania Game Commission State Game Lands were going to be hit hard by gypsy moth caterpillars. Limited funding for spraying from ...

Arkansas deer hunting seminars scheduled
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Want to learn how to hunt deer in Arkansas? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is sponsoring  several deer hunting seminars across the state in preparation for one of Arkansas’s most pop...

Critical bighorn sheep population continues to struggle in Arizona
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- They are as much an icon of the Southwest as Wyatt Earp, yet the desert bighorn sheep, known for their head-to-head crashing battles and ability to defy gravity by clinging to rocky cliffs, have experi...

Kansas extends Special Hunts deadline to Aug. 8
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks  -- The original deadline for Kansas’ Special Hunts in September and October was Aug.1. However, with the addition of the private land opportunities, the deadline has been extended to Aug...

Idaho super hunt tickets on sale now
From Idaho Fish and Game -- It's not too late to apply for a second chance at the hunt of a lifetime. Second chance entries in the second Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo drawing must be received at the Fish and Game headquarters by Aug. 10 with t...

Halloween Buck
By Jeff Coffin -- It was Halloween day in 2007, and I had worked until 5 p.m. I had seen a buck the night before, but it was in an area I didn’t have any stands set up. Nevertheless, I couldn’t wait to get out in the woods again. I didn...

Sept. 1 deadline for special moose permit auction to benefit management unit
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- In August, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire will auction five moose hunting permits for the 2009 moose hunt, along with licenses, as part of a new program to support the conserva...

Hunters advised to buy deer tags by Aug. 6 to avoid furlough office closures
From the California Department of Fish and Game -- Hunters interested in purchasing 2009 A Zone deer tags must do so by Thursday, Aug. 6 in order to hunt on opening day Aug. 8.  Though sales are typically brisk the day before the deer sea...

Quarterly firearm and ammunition excise taxes up 43%
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.

Right on the Money
By Mike Gilbert -- My 15-year-old son shot his first whitetail on Nov. 21 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Not long after he’d settled into his treestand, he shot. I was 75 yards away, sitting on a log at the edge of a swamp. Hoping he’d tak...

TX commission authorizes crossbows for early archery season
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission -- In preparation for implementation of new legislation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted rules allowing hunters to use crossbows during the upcoming special archery-only hunting sea...

Vermont urges new hunters to take hunt ed classes now
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department   -- It’s summer school time for would-be hunters. With hunting seasons just around the corner, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging new hunters to sign up now for a hun...

Illinois hunting news round up
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- Firearm Deer Permits:  Aug. 14 is the deadline to apply for the second lottery for resident and non-resident Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits for the 2009 season.  To app...

NM seeks comment on proposed changes to deer license application process
From the New Mexico Game and Fish Department -- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is asking for public comments about proposals to change the way hunters apply for deer licenses, and will consider the proposals at its Sept. 24 meeting in ...

Colorado leftover big game and turkey licenses on sale Aug. 11
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife today announced that all leftover big game and turkey licenses will go on sale Aug. 11. Leftover licenses are limited elk, deer, pronghorn, bear and turkey licenses th...

Brady’s Introduction
By Kevin Duff -- I arrived at my grandson house at 6 a.m. It was a little bit early, but I was excited to be taking my 9-year-old Brady on his first official deer hunt. It was the first of the two-day Missouri youth season. My daughter and son-in-l...
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