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Kansas firearm pronghorn applications due June 11, July 19
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Applications for Kansas resident firearm and muzzleloader antelope permits can now be submitted online through the KDWP website.

The Deer Bed
White-tailed deer, bucks and does, selectively establish more than one bedding site. Whether in thickets of young pine saplings, amid old growth fields, river and creek bottoms, or beneath the forest canopy, deer spend the majority of their time rela...

Iowa bowhunters gather wildlife data while deer hunting
From the Iowa Department of Natural Resources -- Information gathered by more than 2,000 bowhunters during the 2009 Iowa deer season indicates hunters are seeing fewer deer from their tree stands over much of the state. Of the nine climate zones, on...

Wisconsin makes 2009 big game summary available
From the Wisconsin Department of Conservation -- The 2009 Wisconsin Big Game Hunting Summary is now available in printed and online versions. The summary contains harvest totals for all deer, black bear and turkey seasons and additional reports on d...

Maine plans second controlled moose hunt Aug. 16-Sept. 25
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -- Maine will again conduct a controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County in 2010 in response to farmers’ concerns about crop depredation and to address the increasing incidence of moose/vehic...

South Dakota supports black-footed ferret decision
From the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department -- South Dakota has joined Wyoming and Arizona to support a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to provide assurances for private landowners cooperating with black-footed ferret recove...

Firearms industry donates $100,000 to Fraternal Order of Police Foundation
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry,  honored the nation's fallen law enforcement May 17 by contributing $100,000 to the Fraternal Order...

2010 Ohio spring turkey harvest up third year in a row
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters checked 21,909 wild turkeys during Ohio's four-week, statewide spring turkey hunting season that ended May 16, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wi...

Elk lottery has hunters hopeful on "Kentucky Afield" TV
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife -- While the official elk lottery has closed for 2010, hunters get one more shot at having their name drawn. “Kentucky Afield” television has the story May 22 and 23.

North Dakota’s remaining deer samples CWD negative
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- The remaining 1,000 North Dakota deer samples that were tested for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis are negative, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game a...

Arizona’s shooting range program aims meets growing demand
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Public shooting ranges provide safe shooting environment, positive impact on local economies and major funding source for wildlife conservation in Arizona as the demand continues to increase at a pace to ...

Ozark NSR closes all caves after WNS discovered
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Officials at Ozark National Scenic Riverways have closed all caves in the park effective immediately.

No Brakes
Nov. 7, 2006, was my first day back East after a successful 10-day BLM land elk hunt in Idaho. It was also the first of a 15-day on-call work block. The good thing about being on call is that I can hunt when I want, as long as I’m ready to head to wo...

Nebraska awarded $1 million state wildlife grant
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a $1 million grant by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants Competitive Program.

Pennsylvania accepting DMAP landowner applications
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Landowners looking to enroll in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), which is designed to help landowners manage deer on their properties, have until June 12 to mail a...

Free bird ID program lets beginners learn with home computers
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- A lot of people are intrigued by birds and watch feathered visitors to backyard feeders or roads and in backwoods areas. But identifying all the different species is a challenge.

Wildlife grant program open for private Kansas landowners
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- The deadline is June 30  for applications to participate in Kansas’ State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Private Land Program funded in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Inter...

June 4 deadline for Kentucky forest management applications
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Landowners can learn how to properly manage their woodlands through a program being offered through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Make It a Double
It was the turkey season opener in North Carolina and somewhat chilly for April. The previous month or so was a mad dash of preparation and adjusting schedules to get away and go. I had placed a game camera in this location during the first week of...

WV seeking more certified processors for HHH program
From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- West Virginia wants to recruit current and new certified meat processors to help process venison for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program which allows legally taken white-tailed deer to be pr...
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