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Volunteers needed to locate fawns in next research project step
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Dozens of volunteers assisted Wisconsin's wildlife researchers capture and place radio-collars on 204 deer in February and March. Now, volunteers are needed to help locate fawns born to does fitt...

Full-day spring turkey hunting begins May 16
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania's spring gobbler hunters can take advantage of full-day hunting from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset beginning May 16.

June 1 deadline for Pennsylvania DMAP application
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- The deadline for Pennsylvania landowners to enroll or renew their applications in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is June 1.

Deer, antelope and elk big game permit process opens May 16
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The application process for Nebraska's deer, antelope and elk big game permits opens May 16 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

Mule deer numbers decrease again; whitetail population up
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Results from the annual spring mule deer survey in April indicate western North Dakota's mule deer populations decreased for the fourth consecutive year.

Two Bleats, Five Grunts and a BLAM
With ancestors like Davy Crockett and Sgt. Alvin York, hunters from the Volunteer State can claim a pretty good bloodline when it comes to hitting what they shoot at. So what happens when a bunch of guys from Tennessee travel to Illinois when the ...

Why QDM Isn't Working For You
A basket-racked 8-pointer steps into an opening 50 yards from your stand. It’s late in the season and you haven’t tagged a buck. For a fleeting moment, you consider raising your rifle and centering the crosshairs behind the shoulder, but that’s no...

Utah board reduces general season buck permits
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- A step has been taken to help deer hunters prepare for changes that will occur in Utah in 2012. On May 5, the Utah Wildlife Board reduced the number of general-season buck deer hunting permits by 7,00...

Arizona seeking public input on game management guidelines
From the Arizona Department of Game and Fish -- Public comments are being accepted for improving hunt guidelines to continue sustainable management of the Arizona's game animals while providing as much hunting recreation as possible.

Application period for Idaho controlled hunts open
From Idaho Fish and Game -- The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts which started May 1 runs through June 5.

Register now for June 4 Learn to Hunt workshop
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Want to learn to hunt? A daylong Learn to Hunt workshop with instruction in all aspects of hunting is scheduled June 4 at Platte River State Park. The event will cover hunting strategies for all types o...

Commission approves revisions to DMA program
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has approved a notice of intent (NOI) with amendments that provides for changes in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) administered ...

Fall hunt lottery style application process now open
From the Arizona Department of Game and Fish -- Arizona's 2011-12 Hunting and Trapping Regulations are now available online at, and the application period for the draw is now open.

When do deer shed their antlers?
The deer in our area in central West Virginia still (March 27) have their antlers. Is this normal? Will their new antlers push the current ones off, or will the new antlers be deformed? — Sam W.

New automated license application system for California
From the California Department of Fish and Game -- California hunters can now purchase 2011 hunting licenses and apply for the big game drawing online. The Department of Game and Fish new Automated License Data System (ALDS) means that the applicati...

Not Hurt; Just Took a B-B-Big Buck
-- It seems that everything happens for a reason. Take, for example, a hunt I booked years ago with friend and outfitter Chris Shores of River to River Outfitters in southern Illinois. The hunt was in the middle of Illinois’ famous rut. As fate wo...

Ol' Reliables
Imagine, for a moment, three avid and highly experienced whitetail hunters, each arguing the merits of his favorite rifle. One of ’em swears by a traditional lever-action .30-30 carbine with open sights. The second guy champions his 22-inch-barrele...

BOW workshop planned June 10-12 in Crossville
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- Tennessee's 2011 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop will be held June 1 to 12 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

Applications open for Idaho controlled hunts
From Idaho Fish and Game -- The application period for Idaho's fall deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts is now open and runs through June 5.

Missouri-bound elk get clean bill of health
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- All 34 animals intended as the nucleus of an elk herd in Missouri have passed the final round of health testing and are ready to board a trailer for the trip to the Peck Ranch Conservation Area.
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