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Two seminars focus on first time shooters
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- A free introduction to target shooting will be offered at a July 16 seminar at the Outdoor Heritage Shooting Complex at Platte River State Park.

Tennessee officer to lead international hunter ed group
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- Randy Huskey, hunter education administrator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has been selected president-elect for the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA).

Idaho seeking comments on big game rules, wolf hunting
From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game -- The Idaho Southeast Regional office is seeking public comment on nonbiological rules for big game and wolf hunting proposals for the coming season. The public is encouraged to stop by the an open house a...

Volunteers to report wild turkey sightings for 2011 survey
From the Delaware Division of Natural Resources -- Volunteer birdwatchers are assisting the Division of Fish and Wildlife with its second annual productivity survey on the location and number of wild turkeys in the state.

Adult mentors can transfer one antlerless license to MYHP youth
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Adult mentors can now transfer one antlerless deer license to a young person under the age of 12 participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP).

Online reserved-hunt applications available July 1
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters can apply for any of Indianas five reserved hunts online beginning July 1. Only online registrations are accepted for the following:

What Is The Best Time To Use A Grunt Call?
Do you sit in your stand and wonder if (and when) you should use a grunt call? The truth is that there is no set rule about the right time to use a grunt call -- but there are times when you should use one.

Reduced-Recoil Loads Have What It Takes
The sun dipped considerably into the wooded horizon, moving toward the end of another late-January day in the Deep South. Several does were feeding in the 10-acre greenfield on Drayton Pruitt’s P-Arrow Ranch in west Alabama, and my hope of a buck ...

Maine's antlerless applications only available online
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -- Applications for Maines 2011 any-deer (antlerless) permit lottery are now available online at

Youth hunters encouraged to complete hunter ed early
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Young people who want to hunt in Utah have a reason to be excited, because the number of special hunting days for young hunters is growing.

Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled hunt participants needed
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Sponsors and volunteers are seeking hunt participants for the 9th annual Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt Sept. 10 and 11. Sponsors include the Department of Wildlife and Parks, Riley...

Picture Perfect
With the optimism and excitement of everyone who uses a trail camera for scouting, Patrick Cady shuffled through photos. Does, does, whoa! A monster buck was casing his neighborhood! "Based on what the camera told me, I went out on a Sunday mornin...

Fire safety stressed for off-road vehicle use
From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish -- Off-highway vehicle users are being urged to be extremely careful while riding in the dry conditions that have prompted fire restrictions and some closures of New Mexicos public and private lands.

Missouri's managed deer hunt applications open July 1
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Hunters can apply for nearly 100 archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms hunts, including events for youth and hunters with disabilities beginning July 1. 

New Hampshire spring turkey harvest numbers parallel 2010
From the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game -- The preliminary total for the spring gobbler harvest for New Hampshire was 3,672 turkeys  three birds more than last year. Hunters took 597 turkeys, 19 percent of the season total, on May 3,...

Never Say Never
I’ve been a hunter for more than 65 years, and 2007 was the best season I’ve ever had! The adventure started two years ago when I was visiting my family at their home near Ashland, Va. I saw a big buck and decided that I had to return. The followi...

Can You Determine the Age of Your Deer?
Many hunters are curious to know the age of their deer. Anyone can age a deer... to a point. Look at the third molar (from the front) on the bottom jaw. If that tooth has three "parts," then the deer is 1.5 years old. Note that the tooth might act...

Low-Recoil Slugs
The doe is feeding casually down a woods road toward my box stand, well out of range of my slug gun. The Remington 11-87 Sportsman is topped with a 1.5-4x scope and stoked with Remington’s BuckHammer slugs. These aren’t the vaunted 3-inch 600-grai...

The Singing River Legend
The legend of The Singing River is well known to many people in northwest Alabama, a beautiful story and description of the early Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee River.  Among the more interesting descriptions of the shoals is the legend asso...

Volunteers needed for Pennsylvania Appalachian Bat Survey
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents in a regional monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data this summer.
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