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Missouri hunters take fewer deer on opening weekend
From Missouri Department of Conservation -- Hunters checked 89,728 deer during the opening weekend of Missouri's November firearms deer hunt, a decrease of 8.3 percent from 2010.

Kansas firearm deer season opens Nov. 30
From Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- Deer are plentiful, and hunters can expect a good season when Kansas firearm deer season opens Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 11.

NSSF study: Hunters donate 11 million venison meals
From National Shooting Sports Foundation -- A new study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and conducted by Mile Creek Communications reveals that last year 11 million meals were provided to the less fortunate through donatio...

Ohio deer gun season opens Nov. 28
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio's popular deer gun season opens statewide Nov. 28, offering hunters a full week to harvest a whitetail. The upcoming season again includes an extra weekend of gun hunting Dec. 17 and 18.

Commission posts deer aging video on YouTube account
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Two things many hunters want to know about deer they take are the age and weight. Now, through its website, the Game Commission offers free tools to guide hunters in determining a deer's age and weight.

What Trips Your Trigger
Arguably the most important link between a shooter and his rifle, the trigger is also the least understood part of the accuracy equation. Some hunters overdo it and hunt with trigger pulls so light, their guns are unsafe. Others ignore their trigg...

Something to Yodel About
Every year, Chris Robbins schedules his weeklong vacation to coincide with Indiana's whitetail rut. In 2006, instead of bowhunting his usual spot in Jackson County, Chris hunted with friends Mike Palmer and Bill Georges at a military base north of...

What's the best time to head to my stand?
I live and hunt in central Indiana and I watch lots of hunting videos. It seems that a lot of the hunters are entering the morning woods after sunrise, is this the case at all, or just the time alotted for the video production? Where I hunt has ...

Pennsylvania counts down to deer season opener Nov. 28
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania's only unofficial holiday-the Monday after Thanksgiving-marks opening day of the two-week general deer season when nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange are expected to be presen...

ND muzzleloader season opens Nov. 25
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota's muzzleloader deer season opens at noon Nov. 25 and continues through Dec. 11. Hunters with a lottery muzzleloader license can hunt white-tailed deer statewide.

Counting Points
In 1990, Larry Marchinton received a call from a Georgia wildlife biologist who wanted to discuss a novel idea for deer management. At the time, Marchinton was the deer research program leader at the University of Georgia, and the deer-hunting wor...

Indiana hunters asked to complete state forest survey online
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters can help monitor the abundance and distribution of deer and other wildlife species in state forests by completing an online survey after each hunting trip to an Indiana state forest this yea...

Purchase Extra Buck stamp prior to WVA opener Nov. 21
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Hunters can harvest an additional buck with the purchase of the appropriate stamp prior to West Virginia’s traditional antlered buck gun season which opens Nov. 21.

NE hunters reminded to use check stations
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Rifle hunters and archers harvesting deer during Nebraska’s November firearm season are reminded they must deliver their deer to a manual check station.

My Very First Buck
-- Although I would go on hunts with other people, I was not a hunter myself. Then I became fascinated with crossbows. A friend who is a lifelong hunter convinced me to get a crossbow and go hunting with him.

Pennsylvania hunters harvest 53 elk
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- This year 53 of the 57 licensed elk hunters were successful during the elk seasons.  Of that total, 19 were antlered elk and 34 were antlerless elk.

NC hunters asked to report EHD disease in deer this season
From North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission -- North Carolina hunters who encounter sick or diseased deer afflicted with hemorrhagic disease are asked to report the sighting.

Easy On, Easy Off
Sometimes while hunting, I worry about damaging my scope. Other times, I change my mind about what scope to use, or whether to use one. Quick-detachable (QD) scope mounts put my mind at ease. With QD mounts, there is no worry about a scope getting...

It's in His Kiss?
The new "buck growl" might've been the rage among would-be buck whisperers last season, but Donnie Herod's call of choice required neither reed nor O-ring. The 34-year-old Texan might be the first deer hunter ever to lure in a buck with a big wet ...

Plenty of permits remain for NE firearm deer season
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Plenty of permits remain for the upcoming November firearm deer hunting season, as hunters finalize plans for the Nov. 12-20 season.
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