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Ohio Hunters Set New Harvest Record
From the Ohio DNR -- A total of 261,314 deer were killed during Ohio’s 2009-10 hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This season’s total surpasses the 2008-09 record total of 252,017.

Anti-Hunting Legislator Likely Head of Key House Committee for Sportsmen
From the USSA -- The next chairman of a key house committee with oversight over federal funding for wildlife conservation has a long history of opposing hunting, trapping, and gun ownership.

Oklahoma Youth Create Fish Habitat
Youth involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agricultural classes at Valiant Schools recently teamed up with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Pushmataha County Sportsmen’s Club to give a southeast Oklahoma fishery a b...

Delaware accepting applications for June 1 low-number license lottery
From the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation -- The Delaware DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife is now accepting applications for its annual low-number hunting license lottery on June 1.

Texas hunter education instructors needed
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Texas Parks and Wildlife will conduct a free Hunter Education Training Workshop for new instructors March 27 in Tyler, Texas.

Bear harvest second best on record in Pennsylvania
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania hunters took a total of 3,512 bears, including 116 bears during the archery bear season, ranking the past season as second among Pennsylvania’s annual bear harvests.

Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger distributes 26,000 pounds of venison
From the Delaware Dept of Natural Resources & Environmental Control -- During the 2009-2010 deer season, hunters donated 777 deer to the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. The donations were processed into 26,546 pounds of venison, ...

Kansas turkey permit/tag combo bargain available
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Kansas hunters looking for a bargain can find one in the turkey permit/game tag combination, available through March 30 at a reduced price. By purchasing the combination early, hunters save $7.50 o...

Shoulder-Friendly Hunting Ammo
Millions of hunters, particularly women and youngsters who are new to the sport, cannot tolerate the effects of a heavy-recoiling rifle. The rest of us can handle stiff recoil to varying degrees, but nobody likes getting his shoulder bruised or his t...

A Fling and a Prayer
-- “You do realize that once you see all those big-bodied bucks running across a cornfield, you’ll never be the same?” It was more of a warning than a question, posed by my friend Ken Piper. He figured I’d be spoiled for life after my upcoming bowhu...

Record number of bear harvested in Arkansas
From the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission -- Hunters took more than 530 bears--a record number--during the 2009-10 Arkansas bear season.

Wisconsin to improve deer population research
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- A major initiative to improve the Wisconsin DNR’s population estimates for white-tailed deer has been announced. 

Online video takes unique look at Colorado elk hunting
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- Big game hunters can now experience Colorado elk hunting by immersing themselves in "Elk Camp Colorado," the latest online video from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. 

Sign up now for youth turkey hunting clinic April 3
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Missouri hunters ages 9 through 15 who want to learn about turkey hunting can register for a youth turkey hunting clinic April 3.

Idaho Fish and Game responds to wolf depredation
From Idaho Fish and Game -- In January, wolves killed four calves and a cattle dog at a Sweet-Ola area feed lot. Idaho Fish and Game worked with the producer and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to stop depredations, but the wolves...

Younger shooters, smaller schools take top archery honors
Archers in the elementary and middle school divisions outshot high-school-aged competitors to take top honors in the second Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament Feb. 13. MoNASP gives students in participating schools ...

Minnesota 2010 spring light goose hunt opens March 1
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesota hunters can harvest snow geese this spring, including blue-phased and the smaller Ross’ geese,  under the provisions of a federal conservation order.

West Virginia’s most important bat cave has White Nose Syndrome
From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Biologists from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report that white-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a bat in Hellhole, Pendleton C...

Record Massachusetts bear harvest in 2009
From the Massachusetts Department of Game and Fish -- During the September and November 2009 bear seasons, licensed Massachusetts hunters took a record total of 168 black bears, breaking the 2003 record of 153 bears.

2009 MA preliminary deer season results
From the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife -- A preliminary total of 10,121 deer were taken in Massachusetts during the 2009 deer hunting seasons. Some check stations results have yet to be compiled, and the total number of deer taken...
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