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4,395 leftover KS nonresident deer permits on sale June 15
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Nonresident deer permits remaining from the May drawing will be sold online and over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12:01 a.m. June 15.

Flashlight Technique
There are several “accepted” flashlight techniques that are taught for utilizing a powerful compact flashlight in conjunction with a firearm. We teach to use the light to identify threats and the pistol to engage them separately. Traditional combi...

Lateral Movement
The first response to any attack needs to be the recognition of that attack. From that instant, the race is on to respond as efficiently as possible to end the attack and survive. When the attack is a charging or armed person that justifies a leth...

To Be or Not to Be?
We see it every year on hunting websites: Generally, the title reads, “New WRB!” The WRB stands for World Record Buck. And, you guessed it, although the buck might be impressive, the WRB status turns out to be false. Through the years, there have ...

New deer harvest limits in parts of Big Cypress
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -- In an effort to allow the deer population to rebound if conditions improve, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved implementing new deer harvest rules in two areas of the ...

ND extends deer license application deadline to June 15
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Because of flooding in the state, the North Dakota has extended the deer license application deadline by one week, from June 8 to June 15.

Not Your Regular Unleaded
Manufacturers have been developing steel-shot alternatives for almost as long as we’ve been stuck with steel. Bismuth was one of the first alternatives, and it’s still one of the best, but it cost more than many hunters were willing or able to pay...

Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Jackie Bushman likes to say that "Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect." Those are good words to keep in mind as bowhunters get out their equipment for the fast-approaching seasons.

Application deadline for AZ fall hunts is June 14
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- The application deadline for the fall drawing cycle for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo and pheasant is June 14 at 7 p.m. (MST).

Tennessee spring turkey harvest is third highest
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The Tennessee spring turkey statewide season closed May 15 with the harvest number at 33,968. The number is below the 2010 record harvest of more than 37,000 birds, but ranks as the state's third highe...

White-tailed deer study helps biologists
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- A study of white-tailed deer in the Wing-Tuttle area is providing North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists with invaluable information.

Disabled veterans controlled moose hunt lottery entries open
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -- Maine has allocated 10 moose hunting permits to disabled veterans to participate in the controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County Sept.14 - 23.

Delaware spring turkey season sees 8th straight record harvest
From Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control -- For the eighth straight year, Delaware's wild turkey season set a new harvest record of 487 birds, surpassing last year's harvest by more than 100 gobblers. A record tom we...

A Good Problem to Have
  Here's the joke told in West Virginia: You can shoot a deer, field-dress it and drag it for four hours, and, if you turn around, you can still see the gut pile. The state is known for its steep slopes. West Virginia bowhunter Carson Birchf...

How do I keep more bucks on my property?
I reside in the great state of New York and am hunting a 100-acre piece property, all wooded. We have no space to plant any kind of food plot without a great deal of land clearing. There is a great number of deer and some very good bucks, but it s...

Here's Your Sign
What is it about whitetails that turns ordinarily smart folks into bumbling idiots? Maybe it’s a giant buck caught on a trail camera or just the urge to get off the pavement and into the woods in a hurry. Whatever the reason, we leave common sense...

Difference Makers
“The times, they are a changin’.” Bob Dylan’s lyric crossed my mind the other day while I was perusing a bowhunting catalog and its amazing variety of bow sights and accessories. When I started bowhunting, sights were viewed with skepticism and c...

Hunting With the Enemy
When I pulled into the parking area at the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, my stomach roiled and my heart sank. There lay three deer left to waste. One had been skinned and the head removed, along with a few choice pieces of meat. The other...

Deer gun season applications due June 8
From the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish -- North Dakota deer hunters have until midnight June 8 to submit an application for the 2011 gun season.

Elk released from holding pen
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Missouri's 34 restored elk, plus five new calves, were released June 1 from their three-acre holding site at the Department of Conservation's Peck Ranch Conservation Area.
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