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Arkansas’ preliminary deer harvest second highest on record
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners were briefed on the state’s recent deer season harvest. Brad Miller, AGFC deer program coordinator, told the com...

Recognize these plants that bite!
Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the best known North American plants that bite.They grow almost everywhere in the United States, except Hawaii, Alaska and some desert areas of Nevada. Poison ivy usually grows east of the Rocky Mountain...

Georgia increases permits for fall alligator season Sept. 4 – Oct. 2
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- For each of the past eight years,  the number of applicants wishing to participate in an alligator quota hunt grows.  In 2009, almost 6,000 hunters submitted applications.  This ...

Georgia’s 2010-11 quota hunt application period begins June 1
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters are reminded that June 1 is opening day of the 2010-2011 quota hunt application period for alligator, deer, State Park, turkey and waterfowl hunts.

Proposal to allow crossbows during Florida archery season
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering allowing the use of crossbows during archery season.  The draft rule changes would allow the use of crossbows dur...

Delaware’s 10-year white-tailed Deer Management Plan finalized
From the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control -- After nearly two years of work, the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife has completed the Delaware Deer Management Plan: A Guide to How and Why Deer Are Managed in...

Eleventh-Hour Trophy
I love to hunt in Kansas, and 2004 was especially good to me. I arrived at camp on Nov. 4. The stands were set, and my hunting partner, Vic Updike, and I were ready to go. I decided that year to spend time in one particular stand. It was placed on t...

New web page to highlight Wisconsin’s deer research projects
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Staying on top of developments and progress in Wisconsin’s $2 million investment in deer research is only a mouse-click away at a new “White-tailed Deer Research Projects” page on the Departm...

Idaho Commission considers bonus point system
From the Idaho Fish and Game Department -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission gave the go ahead May 20 to the Fish and Game Department to develop a controlled hunt bonus point system and a number of other rule changes.

Indiana shares results from online deer hunting survey
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Two out of three people responding to a recent online survey said they use both archery and firearms to hunt deer, and 91 percent said they would be willing to harvest one or more additional an...

North Dakota deer gun applications due June
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota deer hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting applications for the 2010 gun season is June 2. Hunters are encouraged to apply online at the state game and fish department web...

Arkansas’ Conservation Stewardship Program deadline June 11
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Arkansas producers are encouraged to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Stewardship Program. Authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, CSP offers payments to producers who maintain...

Slug Guns Today
Which deer hunting shotgun and load is right for you? An estimated 3 million of the nation’s 10 million whitetail hunters go afield with shotguns each year, and that number is growing. The majority of us who hunt with a shotgun do so because it’s ...

South Dakota adopts 2-inch broadheads for hunting
From the South Dakota Game and Fish Commission -- The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has agreed to allow bowhunters to use broadhead arrows up to 2 inches in diameter while hunting big game in the state.

WNS documented in Oklahoma
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Laboratory tests performed at the U. S. Geological Survey National Health Center in Madison, Wis., have demonstrated that a Cave Myotis (Myotis velifer) bat collected alive on May   ...

Deer harvest declines in South Dakota
From the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department -- South Dakota hunters reported mixed results for the 2009 deer seasons, with weather and unharvested crops playing major roles.

New Hampshire 2010 moose hunt lottery deadline May 28
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game -- The deadline for entering the 2010 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 28. A total of 395 lucky hunters will be drawn for moose hunting permits – a chance for the adventure of a lifetime.

CWD not found in Pennsylvania hunter-killed deer samples
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not detected in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2009 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinari...

NY outdoor organizations seek disabled archers for hunt
From New York Bowhunters Inc. and Outdoors Unlimited Inc. -- Last fall, New York Bowhunters, Inc. (NYB) and Outdoors Unlimited Inc. (OUI) held their 13th annual physically challenged hunt and are now making preparations for the 2010 bowhunt to be he...

'Twas Beauty that Killed the Beast
Up top, Linda Landon's 2005 whitetail is all buck - and a glorious one, to boot, one of the largest felled in Indiana that year. In fact, the fuzzy set of antlers is second only to the world record in its class. Down below, however, the velvet-cl...
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