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More than 3,400 subscribe to Wisconsin wolf area alert service
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- More than 3,400 dog trainers, pet owners and others interested in keeping track of recent wolf activity have signed up for an e-mail or wireless service that sends out an alert when wolves attack...

It's August, but Wisconsin oak trees may indicate October
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- The first signs of oak wilt, a tree-killing fungal disease, are now appearing in trees in counties in the southern two-thirds of Wisconsin.

Ask The Biologist: Using Poast Plus herbicide on food plots
I have a food plot with clover, chickory, some triticale, birdsfoot trefoil, oats, and nutigrain peas. Can I use Poast Plus on this plot? — Tom Yes. Poast Plus (active ingredient: sethoxydim) is a selective, broad-spectrum herbicide specifically...

PA Commission posts bear age data for hunters on website
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania hunters interested in learning the age of the bear they harvested during the 2009 seasons can log onto the Game Commission's website to find the age of the bear.  The Commission no longer ma...

Firearms industry applauds excise tax legislation in U.S. Senate
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, hailed the Aug. 9 passage of the Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Ac...

North Carolina's Best. PERIOD.
Ever notice how certain trees seem nearly able to communicate with us? "Here," they might whisper to a hunter. "This is the place for your treestand." But since they are just trees, they are sometimes wrong. Conover, N.C., hunter Don Rockett met o...

The Waiting Game
When hunters go to Alberta to chase whitetails, they expect to be in for a good hunt. Tom Nitterour was no exception. Though he’d hunted with a rifle for 16 years, this was only his second year of bowhunting. Having yet to unleash an arrow at a de...

NH 2010 moose hunt permit auction proceeds increase
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces a very successful auction this year, with 24 bids coming from eleven states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey,...

NM leftover youth-elk, deer, javelina licenses now available
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- More than 1,000 youth-only elk licenses for the 2010 season are still available on the New Mexico Game and Fish website, with online sales beginning  Aug. 11 for the more than 2,700 deer licens...

Shotguns Under Glass
Binoculars confirm that the wide-racked 8-pointer is big enough to meet White Oak Plantation’s trophy criteria. And the buck, standing broadside but half-hidden by honeysuckle, is 155 yards away. The slug is zeroed at 100 yards, so hold the crossh...

Gray wolf tag refunds available after Federal protection reinstated
From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game -- With federal protection reinstated for Idaho wolves, hunters who purchased a 2010 gray wolf tag may be eligible for a refund. Refunds are available for:

Texas restricts cave access to protect bats
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Access to Gorman Cave at Colorado Bend State Park has been closed to the public and additional precautions are being taken at other Texas Parks and Wildlife Department caves to protect bats from the...

NY Deer Management Permit process opens Aug. 16
From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation -- Applying for New York's  2010 Deer Management Permit begins Aug. 16  and ends Oct. 1.   There is no advantage to applying early, as the odds for obtaining a permit rem...

Ohio extends lottery for Lake Katharine controlled deer hunts
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- A random drawing will be held on Sept. 2 to select participants for three special controlled deer gun hunts at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County.

Utah archery buck deer hunt starts Aug. 21
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- As Utah hunters head into the woods Aug. 21, the number of young bucks they  see might vary.

Missouri plans meetings on potential elk restoration
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- As part of its efforts to obtain public input regarding potential elk restoration in a limited area of Carter, Reynolds and Shannon counties, the Missouri Department of Conservation  will hol...

Game wardens inform, educate public while enforcing game laws
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- "You'll be surprised the number of questions a game warden will answer in a day," said Jimmie Henthorn, District 4 law enforcement chief for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation...

Missouri Share the Harvest donations top 2 million pounds
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- This year alone, needy Missouri residents received more than 100 tons of lean, red meat through the venison donation program.

Texas 2010-11 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Aug. 15
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses, except year-to-date fishing licenses, expire Aug. 31;  2010-2011 licenses go on sale Aug. 15.

From Dang to Bang
Mark Purcell of Border, Texas, knows all the nooks and crannies of his hunting lease, and he waited until around rut time in 2004 to hunt a particular area he considers perfect for rattling. The weather conditions that day made the spot even more ...
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