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Iowa trumpeter swans take road trip
From the Iowa Department of Natural Resources -- In spite of the late date, a flock of 16 young trumpeter swans have just embarked on their first southward migration.   The birds departed from northern Iowa late Feb. 8, and were expected...

AllOutdoors Show March 6-7 in Elmwood, Illinois
Most of the hunting shows in big buck states are held in January and February, which often forces attendees to battle inclement weather. Snow, ice and winter rains often keep outdoors lovers off the roads.

Colossal Condors--the largest flying land bird
If you visit the Pacific coastline along California or perhaps travel to South America near the Andes Mountains you might see a condor—the largest flying land bird in the Western hemisphere. “Hey, let's head over to the carcass cafe and get a few po...

Nebraska’s cottontail season runs through February
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission    -- Mentors still have an opportunity to help novices gain hunting experience by going on a rabbit hunt. The cottontail season runs through Feb. 28. Nebraska has plenty of rabbits, and their ...

Charlie’s first deer
My name is Charlie Kudrna and I am 14, and this was my first year deer hunting.  I shot this buck about 8:30 in the morning of the third day of the season outside of Minot, N.D. My dad, my brother and I had taken a prairie trail to our hunting s...

And a Buck to Boot
By Matthew Wingenbach -- The 2008 North Dakota archery season started in my basement. As my excitement grew and my deer sausage supply dwindled, I started going over all my shooting equipment, calls, and glassing gear. I also began day dreaming abou...

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 shi...

Colorado plans Bighorn Sheep Day at Garden of the Gods state park
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- Few animals evoke Colorado's rugged mountains like the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Yet the alpine terrain where sheep live limits opportunities for people to view and appreciate Colorado's state animal. On...

Moose population decline continues in northeastern Minnesota
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- According to results of an aerial survey released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the moose population in northeastern Minnesota continues to decline.

Try Eastern coyote hunting, Pennsylvania Commission says
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Interested in finding something new and different to try this winter? Coyote hunting may be just what you’re looking for, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Minnesota DNR license-buying system goes online Feb. 18
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesotans who buy their hunting, fishing and other Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licenses at retail outlets will soon do so via a new electronic licensing system.

NH seeking hunter education instructors
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is looking for energetic people to join the crew of 500 volunteer instructors who have been helping teach Hunter Education in New Hampshire since the 1940s...

NY holds wildlife watching events around state
From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation -- Even in the chill of winter, New York’s Watchable Wildlife initiative is connecting people to nature by promoting dozens of activities to view, interact and appreciate nature.  

Points of Contention
By Mike Handley -- Confused about how to measure whitetail antlers? Then you’d better not read “Rack Up the Points” in the February 2010 issue of Outdoor Life. The one-page featurette, which attempts to show how a single set of antlers fares by the...

Alabama’s 3-buck limit whitetail season is new ‘average’
From the Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources -- It may take a few more years to determine what an “average” deer season is with the advent of the three-buck limit for the 2007-2008 season. But, as far as Chris Cook, Alabama Wi...

More Iowa trumpeter swans to move to Holla Bend Refuge
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Another group of young Iowa trumpeter swans will move into a new winter home Feb. 10. It’s the third year of a scheduled three-year project to relocate swans in an attempt to encourage their migration.

Nebraska schedules hunter education apprentice instructor training
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Adults may be trained to become volunteer apprentice hunter education instructors, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Firearm instructor training will take place Feb. 23 in Chadron. T...

Kansas welcomes novice turkey hunters to clinic
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- On March 27, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education Program will conduct its 9th Annual Spring Turk...

PA encourages Great Backyard Bird Count participation
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Coun...

The Fall of Big Boy
By Brian Hill -- It was my second year of hunting with a new club, and all the members and I were after a buck they had named Big Boy. Some of the guys told me they had been hunting him three years before I joined, so it was a smart, old buck. He te...
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