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Opportunity abounds in Pennsylvania spring turkey season
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania turkey hunters should expect to find good opportunities afield for both the youth and regular spring season openers.

Reminder for Kansas turkey hunters: Safety First
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- During these seasons, Kansas hunters must remember one word that exemplifies the perfect hunt: safety.

It Must've Been Her Lucky Year
-- It had been a long week. The weather and moon were working against us. I don’t know what it is about deer in the South, but they just don’t like to move when it is raining. My daughter Hannah and I had been braving the elements since...

The World's Most Popular Hunting Round
The .30-06 has long reigned supreme as the No. 1 choice of North American deer and elk hunters. While this century-old cartridge has long been the centerfire others are measured against, it doesn’t even come close to the popularity of an even olde...

Public meetings to focus on new private land antelope rules
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- Three public meetings during April in southeastern New Mexico will focus on how landowners will be affected by new rules changing the way private-land antelope licenses are allocated.

A first turkey during Kentucky's Youth Hunt weekend
Kai Hoosier, age 9, shot his first turkey during Kentucky's Youth Hunt on April 2. Kai was hunting on his godfather's farm in Gallatin County near Warsaw.  He and his dad Steve Hoosier started out early that morning and within 45 minutes, sa...

Permits remain for spring turkey season opening April 13
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- With the April 13 start of the spring wild turkey hunting season near, wildlife officials say hunters can look forward to a good spring hunt. They are also encouraging experienced hunters to cons...

Ohio venison donations exceed 500,000 meals for food banks
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio deer hunters donated more than 125,150 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2010-11 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Department of Nat...

Texas finalizes 2011-12 hunting, fishing regulations
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Hunting and fishing regulations for 2011-12 have been adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission with relatively few changes. All amendments take effect Sept. 1, 2011.

MN bull moose hunt applications accepted through May 6
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters are reminded the application period for the fall bull moose hunt  which opened April 1 ends May 6. The hunt is open only to Minnesota residents age 10 and older.

Free turkey hunting seminar April 15 at Pagosa Springs
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- Some of the best spring turkey hunting in Colorado can be found in the ponderosa pine forests near Pagosa Springs. Residents can learn to hunt wild turkeys at a free seminar April 15 from  4 to 6 p.m. a...

Do not rescue an orphaned wildlife baby-it is not necessary
Concern for wildlife, especially young animals, is simply human nature. Most people who come across a deer fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit that is alone will watch in amazement and then sometimes wonder if the animal is in need of help. T...

Spring turkey season opens April 9, licenses remain
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota hunters who do not have a spring turkey license for the 2011 season can still apply in Bowman (unit 06), Mountrail (unit 31), Slope (unit 44) or Stark (unit 45) counties. The spring turk...

Tennessee's third elk hunt applications due May 31
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- Applications for participation in Tennessee's third managed elk hunt are being accepted through May 31.

ND hunter success rate high; aerial surveys complete
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 67,000 deer during the 2010 deer gun hunting season for overall hunter success rate of 64 percent, according to Bill Jensen, big game biologist.

BOW intro to firearms workshop planned May 14
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Women who want to learn about firearms can sign up for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Introduction to Firearms workshop May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education...

Shooting the Emperor for His Clothes
Missouri's second rifle season was winding down as I shivered in my stand on Nov. 19, my mind elsewhere. I was thinking of the incredible buck I'd shot with my bow a couple of weeks earlier. The story appeared in this magazine last month. Truthfu...

Despite tough breaks, Missouri still turkey-rich
From the Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters in northern Missouri can expect to see a few more jakes during the spring turkey season, and hunters statewide will have more mature gobblers to hunt this year. Otherwise, the 2011 spring ...

Good outlook for Oklahoma turkey season April 6 - May 6
From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Oklahoma's spring turkey season runs from April 6 through May 6 and is open to shotgun and archery equipment.

White-Nose Syndrome detected in Ohio
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Wildlife officials have confirmed the first case of White-Nose Syndrome in bats hibernating in an abandoned mine on the Wayne National Forest in Lawrence County.
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