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Living with suburban deer
-- One benefit of living outside of the confined spaces of an urban setting is the opportunity to encounter the many wildlife species that live in suburban landscapes. While animals such as squirrels, raccoons, opossums and many bird species are comm...

Prescribed burns for Alabama’s Wind Creek State Park
From the Alabama Department of Conservation -- State parks personnel will conduct several prescribed burns along State Highway 128 within Wind Creek State Park from mid-February to mid-March as part of a Piedmont longleaf ecosystem restoration proje...

Seismic testing to begin at Arkansas WMA
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- In the near future, natural gas exploration activity on Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area will begin. Crews with Chesapeake Energy of Oklahoma City will survey the area to mark streams, buildings an...

The Ram Hunt
I was coming back from school one day when my dad asked me, “Do you want to go hunting in the hill country?” I said yes! Who wouldn’t? We were going to hunt for black buck, but it didn’t turn out that way. We started our trip early the next morning...

Avoid Disaster, Identify Your Target
-- I have been on active duty in the U.S. Navy for more than 19 years, and was an avid hunter long before entering the Navy. Recently I had the opportunity to visit my hometown of Scottsboro, Ala., for a week and to get some time in the woods in sear...

Ohio invites public comment on wildlife issues March 6
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Public comment on Ohio wildlife issues is welcomed March 6 from noon to 3 p.m. at various open house locations in the state . The Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife welcomes the public to the annual meetin...

Missouri to test Quick Draw system at three wetland areas
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Missouri hunters will take part in a pilot program this fall to make waterfowl hunting at state-owned wetland areas less of a gamble.

PA hunter-taken elk test negative for CWD
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Samples taken from the 43 hunter-killed elk during Pennsylvania's 2009 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commissi...

Final 2009 Minnesota deer harvest numbers down 13%
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- A strategy to achieve deer population goals by allowing hunters to harvest fewer deer succeeded in 2009, according to final deer harvest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...

That’s a Hawg of a Buck, But...
-- You can’t believe everything you read in your e-mail inbox, but there’s usually at least a nugget of truth. Although whitetails pushing or even exceeding the 500-pound mark have been documented, you’re more apt to run across a Sasquatch eating be...

Grants available to AL landowners for longleaf pine restoration
From the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources -- The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) is currently accepting Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) applications from landowners interested in longleaf pine resto...

Successful trap moves 51 NM antelope to potential hunting area
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- Fifty-one pronghorn antelope recently were trapped and successfully relocated to ranches north of Roswell, the NM Department of Game and Fish has announced. The animals came from a farm where they w...

NH has new online hunter/bowhunter class registration
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- New hunters in New Hampshire can now sign up online for hunter education classes. All new hunters must take a hunter education course before they can purchase their first hunting license in New Hamp...

Maine preliminary 2009 deer harvest down 14%
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -- Preliminary deer harvest numbers show a decrease of 14 percent from the 2008 harvest with an initial tally of 18,045 deer taken by hunters.

Arizona reports 2009 wildlife violations hit record levels
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Wildlife poaching in Arizona increased during 2009 and wildlife violations reached a record level, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officers.

Indiana plans March seminars on Canada goose management
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Urban Wildlife Project is sponsoring six free seminars in March to provide helpful information to deal with geese.

Film Your Own Hunts? Yes You Can!
-- Want to film your hunts for hunting shows or just to share with friends and family? This article will show you how to do it! Catching movement out of the corner of my eye, I turned to see the mature 10-pointer trotting my way. I hit “record” and ...

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 bowhunt ...

Hunting with an Air Rifle
Scads of hunters turn to primitive weapons like bows, muzzloaders and even spears to add spice to their favorite pastime. Yet few remember the satisfaction that came with dropping small game with their first gun, the one that worried their mothers. ...

ND feral swine sightings must be reported
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Landowners who know or suspect that feral swine are on their property must notify the State Board of Animal Health immediately.
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