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Bats–kept outside—fill critical roles in nature
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Although recent headlines may help perpetuate fear of bats, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants to remind homeowners that usually a few simple steps can keep bats outdoors where th...

Surplus MN fall wild turkey landowner licenses, permits available Sept. 21
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Leftover landowner licenses and surplus hunting permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis anywhere that Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licenses are sold an...

Arizonans can learn about mountain lions and bighorn sheep Sept. 23
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department   -- A seminar panel of wildlife experts will discuss natural history, management efforts and biological and social issues related to mountain lions and bighorn sheep in Arizona Sept. 23.  It is...

The Backdoor was Covered
By Justin Vee I am 22 years old. I grew up in New Ulm, Minn.  I absolutely love hunting. I take advantage of both rifle and muzzleloader seasons here in Minnesota, and I also hunt as a nonresident in Wisconsin. On opening day of Wisconsin's 20...

Ohio needs coordinators for Farmers/Hunters hunger program
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources   -- Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) are collaborating with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife in an effort to assist with the processing costs ass...

Illinois notes new 2009-10 regulations, permit, season changes
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- Deer hunters will take to the field in Illinois this fall with a number of new regulations in place intended to enhance deer hunting opportunities, make it easier to obtain and use deer hunting...

Indiana youth deer season now allows 16- and 17-year-olds
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Individuals allowed to participate in Indiana’s two-day youth deer season Sept. 26-27 have been expanded to include 16- and 17-year-olds for the first time.

First Shots program report shows half attending are women
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation's First Shots program has helped introduce thousands of first-timers to shooting at their local ranges. Nearly half of these participants have been female. ...

That’s No 8-Pointer!
By Woody Bloxom -- On Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, my friend Larry Patterson called me at home in Arlington, Texas, asking me to meet him the following Sunday at the lease in Grapeland to hunt for a week. It was 90 degrees with a heat index of 95 degrees. ...

Texas license sales on track in early days of new hunting season
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Fiscal year 2010 Texas hunting and fishing license sales revenue from Aug. 15-Sep. 7 is up compared to the same time period during the last two years. In the early weeks of this year’s season, ...

Texas offering changes to win lifetime hunting license
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering Texas hunters and anglers the chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo hunting and fishing license — an $1,800 value — for only $5. En...

3 youth deer hunts available in Newberry County, SC
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will conduct three youth deer hunts at Belfast Wildlife Management Area in Newberry County. The youth deer hunts are scheduled on Oct. 17, 24 and ...

Proper disposal of deer remains is rule of good hunter ethics
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but South Carolina’s  Deer Project leader says it's an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintai...

Crossbows remain legal for Pennsylvania 2009-10 archery deer and bear seasons
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission   -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners voted down a proposal Sept. 3 that would have placed restrictions on crossbow use for the 2009-10 seasons.  The 4-4 tie vote was not sufficient to g...

Required hunter ed course available online to Georgia hunters
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Hunter education courses in Georgia are offered three ways—by classroom, CD-Rom or online. Completion of a hunter education course is required for those born on or after January 1, 196...

Improperly installed treestands leading cause of hunting-related accidents
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Though commonly used by deer hunters everywhere, tree stands often are improperly installed and as a result, are considered the leading cause of hunting-related incidents.

Hunters contribute billions to conservation efforts
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- The largest, most successful wildlife conservation program in the world, the Federal Wildlife Restoration Program, is fueled by hunters.

Georgia hunters need new deer harvest record prior to 2009-10 season
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under ...

Georgia archery deer season runs through Oct. 9
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Deer season is considered the most popular time of year for Georgia hunters, and this year archers got a peek at the herd Sept. 12. Statewide archery season runs through Oct. 9, but special regu...

Nebraska deer hunters asked to watch for signs of TB
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- As deer hunting season gets under way, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking hunters for their assistance in monitoring the deer population for tuberculosis (TB).
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