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Entries for February 2011



March 10 deadline for spring black bear hunt applications
From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Hunters can now purchase applications for a spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. 

Top Bow Championship
-- The Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship will undergo some exciting changes for 2011, making one of the most fun and exciting archery events in the country even better! This year, the qualifiers and championship will be held at one eve...

Texas (Tejas) Means Friend
-- I was raised in a small quaint country town in Texas. You know the town ... Four stop lights, a story in the weekly eight-page paper about the police saving someone’s cat. Everybody knows everybody, and everything stops for thre...

WA multiple-season permit applications due March 31
From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter the drawing for one of the 4,000 multiple-season deer permits and 850 multiple-season elk permits. The drawing is in early April.

Southeast Deer Study group meets in Oklahoma
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Wildlife professionals from the southeastern United States recently convened in Oklahoma City for the 34th annual meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group.

Get your shotgun on target for spring turkey hunting
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- With wild turkey season opening soon, now is a good time for hunters to make sure their shotguns are on target.

Florida adds youth turkey hunts, modifies hog-dog hunts
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- The Wildlife Commission has  passed new rules that affect hunting on many Florida wildlife management areas.  Most rules apply to specific WMAs; however, two affect public hunti...

FWC-managed lands get new dates for 2011-12 hunting season
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- New rules that modify hunting season dates on many Wildlife Commission-managed areas become effective July 1 and apply to the 2011-12 hunting season.

Turkey hunting seminar March 6 at Kansas Wetlands Center
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Hunters who want to learn more about wild turkeys, what it takes to get started turkey hunting or those looking for turkey hunting or calling tips can attend a free seminar March 6 at the Kansas We...

AZ offers on-demand viewing for Management meeting
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- The Feb. 22 public meeting on Arizona's Comprehensive Game Management Plan did not air on the webcast system because of technical issues.

Pennsylvania biologists seek reports of dead barn owls
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Wildlife biologists Pennsylvania are seeking information from residents about dead barn owls that may have succumbed to starvation during the long periods of snow and ice that covered much of Pennsylvania thi...

Register now for NM deer and elk workshop May 16-19
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Deer and Elk Workshop, a forum for wildlife agencies and scholars to discuss deer and elk management strategies, will be held May 16 to 19 at t...

22 Fish and Wildlife properties available to youth turkey hunters
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters under age 18 will have a chance to hunt 22 DNR properties for reserved turkey hunts during Indiana's special youth wild turkey hunting season April 23 and 24.

New road-kill marking system to benefit project
From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game -- Travelers in southeast Idaho may start noticing some wildlife carcasses-unfortunate victims of vehicle collisions on the side of the road-marked with bright orange paint.

Scoping the Little Ones
Rimfires have made a complete circle. In their earlier days, back when they were depended on to do a real day’s work, accuracy was crucial. From single shots to pumps, including take-down guns, they had to hold to a standard of precision that coul...

Rethink Your Approach To Still-Hunting
Many hunters look on still-hunting -- the art of slowly creeping through the woods hoping to sneak up on a big buck -- as something to do when patience runs out. Regular practitioners of the still-hunt, however, know that it requires a great deal ...

e-Permits available March 1 in Missouri
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Starting March 1, Missouri residents will be able to buy most hunting and fishing permits on the Department of Conservation's new e-Permits system.

NSSF reports big jump in hunting license sales
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The 3.6 percent rise in paid hunting license holders for 2009 is one of the most encouraging signs for hunting in recent years, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Two-Day Season
After Labor Day, when most hunters focus on scouting and finding the perfect places for intercepting deer, Denny Kommes turns his attention to another kind of harvesting. For about 14 hours a day, he works on a crew combining corn and bean fields....

Ask The Biologist: How to Read Rub Marks
I would like to know how to read rub marks and tell how big the buck would be by the rub. — Jake R.
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