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Frog calling monitors needed; March 16 orientation
From Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control   -- The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than a sign of spring's arrival. Frog calls can be an important way to determine where different species live and how...

Register by March 25 for Westar novice turkey hunts
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- From April 1 through 17, the Westar Energy Green Team will guide youth who have never harvested a turkey at its Jeffrey Energy Center northwest of Topeka.

Ohio new license and permit sales system is up
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio’s 2011-12 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses and permits are on sale now.

Fewer MN bull moose licenses available in 2011
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Minnesota's bull-only moose hunt will continue in 2011, but the Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of available permits by half to reflect a continued decline in the moose pop...

Wisconsin deer captures continue through March
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Deer researchers have succeeded in capturing a total of 187 deer in two study areas as part of a multi-year effort designed to answer concerns hunters have voiced over population estimates. Captu...

Beating Buck Fever
-- It started one early December morning in 2006. It was my son’s first year to hunt, and he was excited to go. I woke him up at 5 a.m., and we got dressed and headed for the deer stand. When we arrived, it was still dark, so I had enough time to ...

Wisconsin plans Deer Management Unit forums in March
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- A series of deer management public forums are scheduled across Wisconsin during March.

2011 New Hampshire moose hunt permit auction opens
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- New Hampshire's third Annual Moose Permit Auction opened March 1 and continues through Aug. 3.

51 Nebraska deer test positive for CWD
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Nebraska is experiencing an increase in the number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease, as well as a wider distribution. There were a record 51 positives in 2010.

Final numbers in for Ohio whitetail season
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Final results are in for Ohio's 2010-11 white-tailed deer season. A total of 239,260 deer were killed, a number that falls below the record 2009-10 total of 261,260.

Born to Hunt
One of the most closely guarded secrets in the shooting industry during the mid-1950s was the development of the .44 Magnum cartridge. Remington and Smith & Wesson collaborated to produce the first truly big-bore handgun cartridge and six-gun ...

Work the Bugs Out Now
February is the perfect time of year to prepare your gear for next hunting season. Problems you encountered this past season are still fresh in your mind and you're less likely to forget to replace something that is worn or broken.

Buck Alley
After harvesting my first deer, a small 8-pointer, with a muzzleloader four years ago, I decided my next one was going to be a 10-pointer. I also wanted to shoot it with my compound bow, not realizing how difficult that was going to be. I got my ...

New black bear research begins in New York
  From the New York Dept of Environmental Conservation -- Black bear research projects in south central New York have been created to estimate bear population density using a genetic (DNA) identification technique. The research also seeks bett...

No CWD detected in Arizona deer and elk
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not detected in any of the 1,417 testable samples from hunter-harvested or road-killed deer and elk during Arizona's 2010-11 hunting season.

Ask The Biologist: Where Should I Shoot?
I need your help to settle a debate between my friends and me. Is there any truth to the so-called sweet spot in a deer’s chest where an arrow can pass through without killing the deer? — Bill, Iola, Wis.

Burning Down the House
The very notion of dropping a lit match onto a dry forest floor is as frightening to some as looking down the barrel of a loaded gun. The fires that swept through Yellowstone National Park in 1988 and the wildfires that have caused so much destruc...
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