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Kentucky anticipates strong spring wild turkey season
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- When Kentucky's spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should have plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challengin...

The Gobbler and the Cow
-- It was two hours before sundown on the next to last day of Tennessee’s 2005 turkey season. I set up on a ridgetop, hoping to find where the turkeys were roosting so I could hunt there the next morning. I called, and a gobbler answered on the ne...

April 15 deadline for ND youth grant program
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Wildlife, shooting, civic and fraternal organizations are encouraged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow's Hunters program, a grant program developed to assist in recruitment of the...

Texas outlook: lots of Jakes, harder hunts for mature gobblers
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Turkey hunters in Texas are going to see a lot of jakes and hear from even more this spring, but finding mature gobblers will depend on hunting location.

Print, online Kansas spring turkey atlas now available
From the  Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Kansas 2011 Spring Turkey Atlas will be available March 28 at KDWP offices and license vendors as well as online version currently available.

2010 hunt results show Colorado full of opportunity
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- Results of Colorado's 2010 big game hunting seasons for pronghorn, elk and deer are in.

Spring turkey season opens March 25 for archers
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Spring turkey hunting season opens across Nebraska for archers and youth archers on March 25, with an April 9 opening for youth shotgunners and an April 16 opening for adult shotgunners. All spring turk...

Kids can hunt turkeys first during youth season April 2-3
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Oklahoma youth who want to go turkey hunting have a chance to hunt turkeys before anyone else this spring.

Honorable Discharge
Hold it in your hand, show it to a hunting buddy, and chances are he’ll mistake it for a varmint or predator cartridge. The 6.8 Rem SPC is the same length as a .223 Rem, but fires a .27-caliber bullet. Its bore size is .277, the same as the .270 ...

Deer Hunting's Public Enemy #1: A Buck's Nose
Deer have an incredible sense of smell. Hunters have seen deer react to the scent of wood shavings, where a limb was sawed to open a shooting lane. There's no substitute for paying attention to the wind and staying downwind of where you expect to ...

No bovine tuberculosis found in Nebraska wild deer
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- There were no cases of bovine tuberculosis found from the surveillance of wild deer in northeast Nebraska last fall, the Game and Parks Commission reports.

Homeowners urged to complete open burning activity
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesota homeowners are being encouraged to complete necessary open-burning activities now, because annual restrictions on open burning will take effect soon.

Families Afield packs hunter recruitment economic punch
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- As states across the country search for dollars to jumpstart the economy, sportsmen have found a solution that works for all involved: more hunters, as part of a groundbreaking program that sends hundr...

Military retirees get OK to buy lifetime licenses
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has signed legislation that allows retirees of the U.S. armed forces aged 60 and older to buy a Lifetime Combination hunting and fishing License from the Game and Fish Commission...

From Tuning Bows to Turning Bucks
Owning an archery shop doesn't allow much time for hunting. I have to pick and choose my windows carefully and plan well in advance. It is difficult to close shop during archery season. But bowhunting is my passion, and sometimes I just can't stay...

Making It Count
I’ve been hunting with my dad since I was 8 years old and fishing for as long as I can remember. I have been fortunate enough to take a doe and a nice 6-pointer during previous youth hunts, and I harvested my first turkey a few years ago during th...

A Lesson on Pushing Deer: Don't
-- I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and have a hunting camp along the Dickinson/Iron county line. My younger brother Mike comes up from Illinois to hunt with me. Mike had neck surgery and couldn’t get around the woods very well, so we const...

What Should I Plant?
I live in northeast Ohio, and hunt a 400-acre farm but struggle with what to plant in my food plots. There are already alfalfa and clover hay fields on the property, and many cornfields around us. What should I plant to ensure that the deer will ...

USFWS to launch major survey on hunting, fishing, wildlife
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- The 12th national survey of fishing, hunting and wildlife-associated recreation in America begins April 1.

Sign up by July 15 for Buckhorn learn to hunt deer program
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Novice hunters can apply to participate in a learn to hunt deer workshop, and then attend a special deer hunt this fall at Buckhorn State Park.
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