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Sneaky Scoopers—the Pelican story
What bird flops around on short orange legs and webbed feet, weighs 16 pounds and has a 9-foot wingspan?  The American white pelican may be awkward on land, but is a sight to behold when soaring through the air.  This pelican is one of the...

Bald eagle numbers soaring -- Places to spot wintering eagles
From the National Wildlife Federation -- Bald eagles are one of the most recognizable birds in the United States, and they can be seen in every state except Hawaii.

Nebraska to certify more youth fishing instructors
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Additional workshops have been scheduled for adults who want to be certified as volunteer youth fishing instructors for the Youth Fishing Program, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Idaho super hunt entries now on sale
From Idaho Fish and Game -- Entries in Idaho’s first Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo drawing are now on sale and must be received at Fish and Game headquarters by May 31. The drawing is June 15.

Idaho’s lifetime license may be the deal of a lifetime
From Idaho Fish and Game -- Idaho resident hunters and anglers considering buying a 2010 license may want to think about a lifetime license. Regardless of age, buying a lifetime license could be the best investment a hunter or angler can make.

Dave Townsend Receives Streamlight Challenged Hunter of the Year Award
In an effort to honor our presenting sponsor Streamlight, BADF takes applications each year for the Streamlight Challenged Hunter of the Year Award.  The recipient is recognized for his or her return from disability or illness, and what they hav...

Prescribed burn planned in Alabama park Jan. 20-Feb. 28
From the Alabama Department of Conservation -- A prescribed burn on 102 acres within Gulf State Park is planned for Jan. 20 – Feb.28 , weather permitting. The Alabama State Parks Division, in conjunction with Wildlife Solutions and the Alabama Fore...

Georgia to study coyotes and white-tailed deer population
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Coyotes are found in every county in Georgia and their presence has hunters and wildlife biologists alike wondering how these predators are affecting white-tailed deer populations. 

Missouri managed turkey hunt application deadline March 11
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Turkey hunters have until March 11 to apply for managed hunts during Missouri’s 2010 spring turkey season.   Missouri hosts special spring turkey hunts at August A. Busch, Bois D’Arc, Caney M...

A Hunt That Was In the Stars
By Jerry Hospodka -- My mom and dad were divorced when I was 4 years old. I grew up with my mom in California and would visit Dad during the summer in Nebraska. After I turned 11, I didn’t see him again until I was 31 years old, married and had a ch...

Lifetime Texas license drawing winner gets unexpected birthday gift
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- William Vlasek got an unexpected surprise on his 50th birthday when notified he had been selected as the first person ever to receive a  Lifetime Super Combo hunting and fishing license as part o...

North Dakota completes mid-winter bald eagle survey
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- The number of bald eagles observed in early January along a stretch of the Missouri River was down significantly compared to past years.

BOW still available at Minnesota workshop
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Women can discover the enjoyment of winter sports in a fun atmosphere during the weekend-long Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) winter workshop in February.

Registration open for BOW program in New Hampshire
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Registration is open for the 2010 Winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop, a one-day program for women to learn outdoor skills for winter activities. The 2010 Winter B.O.W. workshop will...

Colorado approves 2010 big game regulations
From the Colorado Wildlife Commission -- The Colorado Wildlife Commission finalized 2010 big game regulations Jan. 11, and has approved a variety of changes, some providing expanded opportunities for hunters.

Arkansas assists landowners with wildlife habitat plans
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- For Arkansas landowners who would like to see more wildlife use on their property, there are several avenues for assistance in improving the acreage for habitat.

Arkansas asks hunters to participate in online survey
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Most Arkansas hunters have opinions on what needs to be done in the way of regulations, season dates and bag limits. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking those hunters to share those opinions ...

Nebraska reports 12 hunting-related incidents as preventable
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- There were 12 hunting-related incidents reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2009.   In those 12 incidents, six of the shooters were age 10-19, four were age 20-29 and two we...

Ohio hunters take 24,078 whitetails in muzzleloader season
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters took 24,078 deer during Ohio's four-day muzzleloader season, Jan.9-12, a 17% increase over last year. Tuscarawas County again led the state with 1,345 deer checked.

Pennsylvania Commission offers Seedlings for Schools
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission will help students learn about the vital role of trees in the environment through its Seedlings for Schools program, in which students will be able to plant a variety of tree ...
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