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Entries for April 2011



A Sight To See
Ever since the invention of the rifle, a common hunter’s complaint has been “I couldn’t see my sights! I could see the animal, but when I tried to aim, I couldn’t see the front sight against its body.” As defense against such failure, hunters have...

Test Broadheads for Good Arrow Flight
Most bowhunters today realize the importance of tuning their bows and testing their broadhead flight before hunting. Just because one broadhead flies well doesn't mean that you are done tuning, however. Three different broadheads from the same pac...

Safety tips for youth turkey season, April 23-24
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Indiana Conservation officers are encouraging youth turkey hunters to review basic hunting safety guidelines and laws before going afield during the April 23 and 24 youth season.

White-Nose Syndrome confirmed in Kentucky bat
From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- The presence of White-Nose Syndrome in a bat residing in Trigg County in southwest Kentucky has been discovered.

Youth can register for 2010 Hunter of the Year awards
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are encouraging hunters 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2010 Youth Hunter of the Year co...

NH 2010 hunting season harvest summaries now available
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Results are now available in the 2010 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunting.htm. The annual summary includes statistics on deer, moose, bear, turkey and fur...

Fighting Chance
I've been hunting for more than 30 years. I have always been blessed while afield, coming home with game about 90 percent of the time. I have never been a trophy seeker like most hunters I know. I'm always pleased to fill my freezer with venison. ...

Idaho Super Hunt drawing entries due May 31
From Idaho  Fish and Game -- The deadline to enter Idaho’s first Super Hunt drawing is May 31. The drawing in June will pick 26 hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags—eight elk, eight deer and eight pronghorn hunts,  as well as one ...

ND hunting guide and outfitter test May 7
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- The next North Dakota guide and outfitter written examination is scheduled May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in b...

Ohio changes turkey check-in procedure
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio turkey hunters must still report their harvest of turkeys but they are no longer required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection. Instead, hunters have three options to c...

First turkey on second day of Youth Season
Alex Wing is very proud of his very first turkey. It was taken on the second day of the Wisconsin Youth Hunt. Alex, who is 10 years old, has gone turkey hunting with his dad and grandpa each of the past three years, but this year was the first time...

Utah RACs to review number of big game permits
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Offering more spike bull elk hunting permits, a few more hard-to-draw mountain goat permits and fewer buck deer permits are among ideas Division of Wildlife Resources biologists will share at upcoming ...

Bighorn sheep population holding steady
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota’s bighorn sheep population has remained stable despite three consecutive severe winters, according to Brett Wiedmann, big game biologist.

Washington Commission approves new 4-point rule for whitetails
From the Washington the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife -- None of the proposals at the April 8 and 9 Commission meeting  drew more public comments-both pro and con-than one that adds a four-point antler restriction for hunting white-tail...

Whitetail Sheds
I recently started looking for whitetail sheds in Pa. I found a beautiful half rack with 4 points. The rack was rather large, the main beam measured 17 inches, the tines ranged from 5 inches to 11 3/4 inches. My question is: Will the buck stay in...

I Am Glad I Waited
I had been hunting for almost two weeks during Iowa’s youth season and had seen only does and little bucks. I was waiting for the big one, but I was running out of time. It’s hard for an 8-year-old to be patient, but I was doing my best. Getting fru...

NH youth turkey hunt weekend April 30-May 1
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- New Hampshire’s seventh annual youth turkey hunt  April 30 and May 1 takes place the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway.

Controlled hunts application now online; May 15 deadline
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Offering elk and antelope hunts, buck hunts and a range of quality deer, turkey, quail and coon hunts, the Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts program is now accepting hu...

2011-12 Ohio hunting, trapping regs approved
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Hunting and trapping regulations for 2011-12 seasons were passed by the Ohio Wildlife Council with a number of changes affecting white-tailed deer hunters.

Winter sampling ends, no CWD found
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Winter sampling is complete in southeastern Minnesota and none of 1,180 deer taken during the Department of Natural Resources’ disease surveillance effort tested positive for Chronic Wasting D...
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