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NH offers free turkey-hunting workshop April 9
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- New Hampshire hunters are encouraged to sign up early for a free turkey hunting workshop April 9 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.  Pre-registration is required because sp...

Modern Muzzleloader Ignition
In the not-too-distant past, muzzleloader ignition was pretty iffy. Great care had to be taken with old flinters and sidelocks so that when the moment for the shot came, it would happen. Weather was a big factor. Dampness, rain and fog were a nigh...

Wisconsin 2010 gun-deer season free of hunter fatalities
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Hunting history repeated itself in Wisconsin 2010 - and the head of the state's hunter education program is looking for a repeat performance in 2011.

Colorado packs calendar with hunter ed classes
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- With the April 5 limited license application deadline, the Division of Wildlife and volunteer hunter education instructors are offering more than 100 hunter education classes during March.

New NSSF video emphasizes safety at indoor ranges
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- For new and inexperienced shooters, a trip to an indoor shooting range can be intimidating because no one wants to run afoul of range safety rules or showing courtesy to fellow target shooters.

Register now for Cheatham WMA youth turkey hunt March 26
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- Young hunters can register now for the annual youth-only turkey hunt March 26 at Cheatham WMA with its more than 20,000 acres of prime wild turkey habitat.

Dial In Your Turkey Gun
Every year, more than three million hunters flock to the hardwoods, bottomlands, rolling hills, pine forests and numerous other landscapes in pursuit of the wild turkey. And, every year, some of them walk out of the hunt with a hollow feeling of d...

W-O-M-A-N
Sept. 24, 2003, was a hectic day for Dawn Janousky of Coleman, Wis. As afternoon shadows began to lengthen, she'd already bought a new rifle, tires and had placed a pot of pea soup on the stove. That left little time at the end of the day for her ...

A rare ocelot is observed in Arizona
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials report that an ocelot was observed February 8 in the Huachuca Mountains in southern Arizona. An ocelot is a rare and endangered species of cat. A person who lived in the area called to report that while ...

Take it, take it! It is Turkey Time!
Last May my dad, brother Parker, and I went turkey hunting to one of my favorite spots. We set up before daylight, and once the turkeys started calling from the roost we clucked and purred back a couple of times. After a little while we watched tw...

March 28 deadline for NM big game license applications
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- Hunters planning on entering the drawing for 2011-2012 big-game licenses have until March 28 to apply with the Department of Game and Fish. The deadline is earlier this year to allow hunters to take...

Utah asks shed hunters to stay on roads and trails
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Warmer weather is bringing more and more people into Utah's backcountry, but many aren't hiking or mountain biking, they're hunting for shed antlers.

Commission proposes bear season and deer zone changes
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission at its quarterly meeting March 4 proposed bear season occur one week earlier than in past years and recommended deer zone changes for two counti...

Persistent Archer goes Public
Scott Fowler could hardly believe his eyes. An 11-point buck was slowly making his way to the edge of the woods across the Missouri soybean field. A mature animal, he took a few minutes to check out the deer that were already feeding and sort out ...

Spring turkey drawing held, 750 licenses remain
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- The 2011 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 750 licenses remain in 10 units. Only those hunters who do not have a license for the 2011 spring season are eligible to apply.

539 Henry Mountain bison collared
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- In early February, the Division of Wildlife Resources in partnership with the BLM, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife and Utah State University, captured and radio-collared 59 bison on the Henry Mountains...

Colorado considers converting some parks to wildlife areas
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- When Colorado's  Wildlife Commission meets with the State Parks Board March 10, they'll discuss the potential conversion of several state parks into State Wildlife Areas.

Maine's preliminary deer harvest numbers up 11%
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife -- Preliminary deer harvest numbers for 2010 show an increase of 11 percent from the 2009 harvest with an initial tally of 20,063 deer taken by hunters. 

Are piebalds and albinos genetically inferior?
I currently have a doe that is around a year-and-half old on my property in south Mississippi. This doe has more white than usual, with white going up both sides, half way to her back, and white covering most of her back legs. A few years ago, I ...

Bighorn sheep return to Hayman Burn area
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- Nine years ago, the largest fire in Colorado's recorded history seared a giant burn into the rugged landscape along the South Platte River canyon southwest of Denver.
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