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Indiana GiveINGame program puts venison on table
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Indiana deer hunters can now be in touch with citizens who would like to obtain venison for their table, with the state’s new GiveINGame Program.  Donors and recipients can register their conta...

Can I use vanilla extract as a cover scent?
I have a friend I deer hunt with that uses vanilla extract when hunting. He takes and puts it all over him before he gets in his stand and swears it works as a cover.  I have my doubts, knowing that it is not a natural smell to deer.  He...

A Buck's First Year
Dawn breaks on a dew-soaked meadow. The calendar says summer is still several weeks away, but the woodland creatures know it’s already here. The grass is a yard tall, trees are fully leafed out and the colorful male songbirds now sing to defend a ...

Hooked on Bowhunting
-- Alabama's bowhunting community recently added another convert to its fold. Neal Foster of Mobile, a lifelong deer hunter who heretofore had bagged his game solely with a rifle, received an adrenalin-flushed awakening about hunting with bow and ...

Licking County archers lead Ohio in number of deer harvested
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio bow hunters killed 45,836 deer during the first six weeks of the state's archery season, 11 percent lower than last year's 51,543 deer taken. The archery season started Sept. 24 and continues thro...

Revised deer hunting season dates for part of Atchafalaya Basin
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- Changes to the 2011-2012 deer hunting season dates for select areas within the Atchafalaya Basin because of spring flooding remain in effect.

Deer hunter permitting required in Kisatchie Dec. 17-25
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- From Dec. 17 to 25, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cooperation with Kisatchie National Forest is requiring permits for all deer hunters on KNF lands within the Catahoula, Winn an...

Missouri fall firearms turkey harvest up 19 percent
From Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- An increase in the fall firearms turkey harvest could be the first concrete evidence that Missouri’s wild-turkey population is recovering.

Harvest up slightly for NH youth hunt weekend
From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Preliminary reports show young hunters harvested 387 deer during the 2011 youth deer hunt Oct. 22 and 23, up slightly from last year's total of 376 deer and the 2009 total of 363 deer.

Young sportsman hunt deer numbers up slightly
From Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The preliminary numbers for the young sportsman hunt show an increase of 13 deer as of the same reporting date of a year ago. Youth hunters ages 6 to 16 took a total of 8,831 deer

Bowhunting's Best Yukon Bull
For a guy who'd never considered hunting moose, Tim Butts sure changed his mind in a hurry. It was his boss's fault the West Virginia contractor wound up spending his 43rd birthday in the Yukon, sitting under a tent flap with a stranger and watchi...

Be Ready Just In Case
You never know when the opportunity may present itself so when bowhunting from a fixed position (treestand or ground blind), keep an extra arrow within easy reach.

Smartphones and Treestands
-- I haven’t missed an Illinois bow season opener in six years, but several home projects have kept me in Alabama this week. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean my mind isn’t in a treestand, however.

Public welcome at elk management plan public hearing Nov. 9
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- Public comment on a draft elk management plan intended to guide department direction for the next decade is welcome at 7 p.m. meeting  Nov. 9, at the Eagles Club in Gaylord, 515 S. Wisconsin S...

ND mule deer production lowest on record
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Aerial observations during the Game and Fish Department's fall mule deer survey indicate production is the lowest since the demographic survey began in 1954.

Be Sure You Can Trust Your Trigger
The role of a trigger in making a shot is simple. It starts the whole firing process by releasing a hammer or striker under spring pressure, initiating a chain of events that in milliseconds sends your bullet to the target. Triggers come in all k...

Ten Tips to Turn a Child Into a Hunter
It’s a great time to be a kid. Not only are gun and equipment manufacturers making gear designed especially for children, but virtually every state fish and wildlife agency also has seasons and programs aimed specifically at getting kids outdoors....
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