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Paint Your Riflestock
Many hunters take great pride in how their rifle performs and looks. I can live with an ugly rifle as long as it shoots well. Many riflestocks, after several years of use, start to look like they were scavenged from a battlefield or used as a club...

My Buck of a Lifetime
-- It has been a lifelong dream of mine to harvest a giant whitetail. And on a cold December morning, my dream was about to come true.It all started when I was 9. My dad always loved to deer hunt and I remember him going on deer hunts in Michigan ...

Coues deer, other tags remain in Arizona fall hunt draw
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Drawing results for Arizonas 2011 fall big game hunting permits-tags are now available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. More than 107,000 hunters applied, an increase of 3 percent from last year.

Aug. 1 deadline for fall turkey season applications
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Applications are due Aug. 1 for Wisconsins fall wild turkey permits.  Permits remaining after the initial drawing go on sale Aug. 27, and will be sold by zone until sold out or the season en...

Idaho early elk seasons open next month
From Idaho Fish and Game -- Some of Idahos early elk hunts open August 1; most are antlerless greenfield hunts in seven elk management zones Palouse, Weiser, Lemhi, Beaverhead, Pioneer, Snake River and Owyhee-South Hills zones.

Go Orange and Get Dialed In!
One thing to consider when target practicing with you're bow. Most all targets have either deer vitals or larger circles to aim at. No matter if your target is a bag or a block style target one thing you can do is place a orange sticker or target ...

Picking a Pretty Place
The first three years my buddies, Mike Pesava and Craig Wilcox, and I hunted western Illinois, the trigger most likely to be touched by my finger was on top of a camera. I heard far more shutters click than bowstrings hum. Mike and Craig, however...

In an Instant
Whoa! Where’d he come from?” I didn’t remember looking away, but I must have because a very large buck now stood where seconds earlier the space was empty. “Shooter.” The word popped into my head. I knew it. I might have even said it aloud, for t...

Special Missouri River Bottom deer hunt on hold
From the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish -- Flooding along the Missouri River north and west of Bismarck has prompted the Game and Fish Department to put an experimental deer herd reduction hunt on hold.

Arizona reduces fall turkey permits in Units 1, 27
From the Arizona Game and Fish Commission -- Unique conditions resulting from the Wallow Fire has prompted the Game and Fish Commission to reduce the number of permits issued through the draw for the fall turkey season in Game Management Units 1 and...

How do different deer species react to hunters?
Could you tell me the reason why if you jump a whitetail, it runs and doesn’t stop. But, if you jump a mule deer, it will run a short distance, stop and look back. My question is what will a blacktail do? - Keith S.

Colorado online home study hunter ed skills class Aug. 13
From Colorado Parks and Wildlife -- Applicants who take the online home study hunter education course from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, must participate in a skills class Aug. 13 at the Ridgway Community Center.

Anniversary edition of Delaware Hunting, Trapping Guide available online
From the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife -- This year the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, which observes its 100th anniversary, marks the occasion with a special full-color 100th anniversary edition of the Delaware Hunting and Trappin...

Kansas offers internet-assisted hunter ed course
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- For several years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Hunter Education Program has offered a two-part alternative to the all-classroom hunter education course, an interne...

Peason Ridge WMA fall turkey hunt lottery applications open
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- Applications for fall turkey hunt lottery spots on the Peason Ridge WMA in Vernon Parish are open. The available dates include a three-day and a four-day hunting period Sept. 29, 30 and Oct....

Elk hunting permits on sale July 27
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- More than 3,200 rifle and muzzleloader permits for the Northern Region were not taken in Utahs 2011 big game draw. The permits go on sale starting at 7 a.m. on July 27.

Antlerless deer licenses on sale in Michigan July 15
From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- Applications for antlerless deer licenses go on sale July 15 at all license agents or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Remaining TN elk hunt permit goes to eBay July 14-23
From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- The final permit for participation in Tennessees third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction from July 14 to 23. Proceeds from the auction benefit the states elk restorat...

Raffle tickets for big game permit available through July 22
From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Hunters have until July 22 to enter the Washingtons special big game hunt raffles for this fall.

Reduced fees available to nonresident disabled vets
From the Idaho Department of Fish and Game -- A new Idaho law that took effect July 1 extends reduced license and tag fees to nonresident disabled American veterans participating in a hunt in association with a qualified organization. Before July 1,...
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