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MDC seeks hunter help for CWD harvested deer sampling
From Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- As part of its ongoing efforts to monitor Missouri's free-ranging deer for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Conservation is asking hunters who take adult deer in Linn, Macon and parts of ...

21 Indiana state parks to close for deer reductions
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Select Indiana state parks will close temporarily for two rounds of controlled deer reduction hunts in the coming weeks.

What is the best way to get quality bucks?
Our club just went to 6 point or better. I'm not sure this is going to work since a big deer on our land would be an 8 or 10 point in the 130 to 140 B&C range.

Commissioners vote against accepting grant award
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Commissioners voted to not accept a $2.4 million Environmental Trust Fund grant award intended to be used to purchase a portion of Snake Falls Ranch. They met Oct. 27 at Fort Robinson State Park.

Despite wind and rain, NH moose hunt successful
From New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game -- When moose season wrapped up Oct. 23, preliminary figures show 289 hunters succeeded in taking their moose during the 9-day season, in spite of being challenged by rainy, windy, warm conditions.

Ohio reports results of early muzzleloader season
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Muzzleloader hunters took 420 deer during last week's early muzzleloader deer season.

Tips for Reloading Hunting Cartridges
I learned about handload problems on big game hunts the hard way. Cartridges that worked okay at the range failed in the field. Although the rifle I was using was prettier than an ocean sunset and accurate with certain loads, it was extremely sens...

Backup Plan
If you use a release aid when shooting a bow and most bowhunters do, You should consider carrying an extra release while hunting.

Changed permit format, tagging procedures for Missouri hunters
From Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- When firearms deer season starts Nov. 12, Missouri hunters are reminded to be aware of changes to deer and turkey permits and tagging procedures.

Four for Four
During the eight hours it took me to get from Georgia to Colorado last November, I didn't dwell on the prospect of shooting a deer. I was simply looking forward to spending time with friends and breathing the fresh mountain air. That was my fourth...

Wisconsin seeks volunteers to monitor wolf population
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- People interested in volunteering to locate timber wolves and other forest carnivores in the coming year and help keep count on the elusive animals can learn how to track wolves during a series of...

Sportsmen Against Hunger deer donation sites listed
From Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control -- Delaware hunters can participate in the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the deer hunting season with all donated deer processed to be distributed to charitable groups...

North Dakota 3F2 deer hunters reminded of rules for CWD, EHD
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Hunters with a deer license in unit 3F2 are reminded of preventive measures intended to reduce the likelihood of spreading chronic wasting disease within North Dakota.

Anatomy of a Scrape
Sneaking through the dense conifers of Anticosti Island, I caught flash of brown and a glimpse of movement off to my left. Deer! My guide had dropped me off hours earlier with a map of what would be my exclusive territory for the day. Besides me, ...

Apply for Utah 2012 sportsman permit beginning Nov. 1
From Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Hunters who draw the 2012 sportsman permit for desert bighorn sheep, will have plenty of days and plenty of places to find a trophy when application for the permit starts Nov. 1.

What color should I paint my tree stands?
I'm looking to repaint my tree stand. Over the years it has faded. I was wondering if there is any particular color that will do better to help blend it in to the tree?

New computer video game allows students to learn for free
A new video game at can help students learn how to make decisions about when to pass on a shot for big game and what situations provide safe, ethical shooting opportunities. This educational video game, which students can play for f...

Why are you seeing so many deer now?
In the fall, people start noticing increased deer sightings. Drivers are on alert, and it's not unusual to hear about someone hitting a deer with a vehicle. So why are you seeing so many deer this time of year? It's because of a number of reasons, in...

How To Remove Rust and Reblue
Sooner or later, it happens to most of us: ghastly rust spots on a prized firearm. We try to baby our guns, but sometimes we mess up and forget to wipe them down after a stormy hunt, leave moisture in a case we didn’t notice, or fail to wipe off f...

Pennsylvania fall turkey season has split season
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania hunters can expect to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the fall turkey season, however hunters need to review fall turkey season dates, because dates have cha...
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