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Entries for January 2011



More chances to hunt bears in Utah during 2011
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Black bears in Utah are doing well, and that means hunters have a few more chances to hunt bears in 2011 since the number of permits has increased and spring hunting season has been extended for one we...

Feb. 28 application deadline for Missouri managed turkey hunt
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Turkey hunters have until Feb. 28 to apply for managed hunts during Missouri's 2011 spring turkey season.

Indiana 2010 state park deer hunt report now available
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Volunteer hunters took 1,689 deer during special controlled hunts at 16 Indiana state parks in November.

ND decreases 2011 nonresident any-deer Bow Licenses
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- In 2011, there will be 1,091 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The number is 15 percent of the previous year's mule deer gun lic...

Elk Hunt of a Lifetime
-- I awoke to the sound of light rain on the tent roof. Little did I know the final day of my elk hunt would exceed my wildest expectations. Although I’d hunted elk many times and was successful on most of them, I just couldn’t get the nice 6x6 I ha...

New hunting license changes for Oklahoma sportsmen
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Some changes to the Oklahoma's hunting and fishing license structure affect the way some sportsmen choose the licenses they need in 2011.

Does the ivory-billed woodpecker still exist?
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- In the spring of 2005, news swept the United States and much of the world that the ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, had been found in the Cache River National Wildlife...

Ask The Biologist: Helping my deer herd?
At the new place I began to hunt, I put out cameras and started feeding the deer. At first I had does and a lot of small game coming to my corn, and bucks soon followed.

Apply by Jan. 14 for Minnesota spring turkey hunts
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters who want to get in the field early for Minnesota's 2010 spring turkey hunt must apply by Jan. 14, wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

Apply through Feb. 15 for Washington master hunter program
From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Washington's Fish and Wildlife Department is accepting enrollment applications through Feb. 15 for its Master Hunter program. 

Deer movement study to begin in northwestern Minnesota
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota are launching a pilot research project later this month to gain a better understanding of movements and habitat use of ...

Swift Fox is the Smallest of its Kind
Did you know that Oklahoma has a fox that is only one foot tall and only weighs about seven pounds? In fact, it's about the size of a large house cat. They received the name "swift" fox because of their speediness. They can run up to 25 miles per ...

Not bad for a 7-year old
Kevin O'Connell loves to hunt and  fish, and he loves to watch Buckmasters television programs, according to his parents.  When he turned eight years old in December, he went hunting with his dad and friends for wild pigs. Although he didn'...

Wildlife vet will discuss hazards of illegal feeding of elk, deer
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Walter Cottrell will discuss the harmful effects of winter feeding elk and deer Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Elk Country Visitor's Center, 134 Homestead Dr., Benezette Township, Elk Coun...

Kansas group plans Hunt for Hunger event Jan. 7-9
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- A group of Emporia hunters will conduct the 4th annual Hunt For Hunger Jan. 7 to 9. The charitable competition which helps needy Kansas residents, will be headquartered at the Fairgrounds Anderson ...

November Vacation Over Before It Starts
The third week of October 2006, one of my trail cameras photographed a huge mainframe 10-pointer with matching sticker points off the bases, making it a 6x6. The buck was living on or at least passing through the farm I knew better than any of the...

Alabama expands GameWatch program with texting Tip411
From Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources -- With the evolving way people communicate, Alabama hopes to capitalize on the new technology to expand its ability to crack down on those who violate game and fish laws in the state.

Idaho spring controlled hunt applications open Jan. 15
From Idaho Fish and Game -- The application period for spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts starts Jan. 15 and runs through Feb. 15.

Pennsylvania elk test negative for CWD, other diseases
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Samples taken from the 41 hunter-killed elk during the state's 2010 hunting season have tested negative for chronic wasting disease and tuberculosis, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Game Commission wildlife v...

All Deer Are 3-D
In the past we have talked about treestand shots and the possibility of hitting higher than we want to. That topic brings up another important point: shooting deer at angles -- and this information applies to bowhunters and gunhunters. First, not ...
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