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Mule deer, bighorns may benefit from cougar hunting changes
From Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Mule deer and bighorn sheep in Utah are going to receive some added protection from cougars, following rules approved Aug. 18 by the Utah Wildlife Board.

CRP initiative makes additional acres available
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- An additional 25,000 acres allocated for the State Acres for Wildlife (SAFE) initiative to conserve wildlife habitat in Nebraska means those with expired or expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) tr...

Can Food Plots Help Grow Bigger Bucks?
Deer hunters have become a sophisticated and dedicated group. We’ve also become more demanding. We want better equipment, we want healthier deer, and we want bigger bucks. And we’ll go to great lengths to meet those demands. We practice quality de...

Antlers, horns and hides auctioned in Billings
From Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks -- More than 300 sets of antlers and horns, wildlife hides, capes and mounts will be auctioned Aug. 26 in Billings with proceeds going to the state Fish, Wildlife & Parks account.

Enough Already!
Two people, neither of them hunters, told Kelly Richey about the huge buck. One informant was Robert Rose, Kelly's boss with the Muhlenberg County Highway Department there in Kentucky. Robert also owns the farm that adjoins Kelly's, and he'd seen ...

Don't Call It a Comeback
-- It's been six years since he last won the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, but Joseph Goza is no stranger to winning. Nobody has won more Buckmasters titles, and he's been in the running almost every year, but Goza said it felt gre...

Special 9-day season for deer hunts with dogs
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- A special 9-day period, Dec. 17 through 25, has been approved by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to allow for deer hunting with dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest.

Over-the-Top Buck
-- I usually take a vacation the last week of the Pennsylvania archery season, hoping it coincides with the rut. During the latter part of the 2006 season, I didn’t see many deer at all, so I decided to watch a clear-cut low on the mountain. ...

Kansas meetings seek public input on new deer regulations
From Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- Deer hunters, farmers with crops in the field, motorists or people who enjoy watching nature, are asked to share their opinions on deer management with agency staff at five public meetings ...

Early antlerless deer archery, muzzleloader seasons open Sept. 12
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Special antlerless archery and antlerless muzzleloader seasons open on private land only in select counties throughout the West Virginia.

Not all rests are created equal
Then again, neither are bow shooters. Some rests most bows but not all. Some are heavy and some are light. Some adjust, while some are fixed. Some are camo and some black. Some are simple, while others seem like they have a hundred moving parts.

AL hunting, fishing licenses on sale Aug. 22
From Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources -- Recreational hunting and fishing licenses for 2011-2012 seasons go on sale Aug. 22. Both hunting and fishing licenses expire on Aug. 31 each year.

License still needed to hunt feral hogs in Louisiana
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- With new laws that went into effect Aug. 15, residents still need a valid Louisiana hunting license to take outlaw quadrupeds-armadillos, coyotes, feral hogs-and nuisance animals such as nut...

Leftover fall turkey licenses go on sale Aug. 29
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- Michigan fall turkey hunting license drawing results and leftover license quantities are now available at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Arizona Heritage Grants return with new, simplified processes
From Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Arizona’s popular Heritage grants program returns after a one-year hiatus with new, simplified processes following a comprehensive revision to application, eligibility, scoring, award notification and close-o...

Arizona Commission sets spring hunt dates
From Arizona Game and Fish Commission -- Spring hunt dates for  turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear have been established in Arizona, but the hunt permit level for turkeys is down significantly because of the Wallow Fire.

ND landowners looking for doe hunters
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Approximately 30 landowners in 19 hunting units across the state would like be hosts to antlerless deer hunters this fall. There are nearly 350 openings for doe hunters.

QDMA deer hunting clinic at Centennial Campus Aug. 30
From North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission -- The Cape Fear River Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold a deer hunting clinic on Aug. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh.

The Science of Deer Pelletology
We’ve all read that you can tell the sex of the deer by the size and shape of droppings, but is that really true? Do biologists really know? And, more important, can hunters learn anything from all the deer droppings they observe? The science of d...

Tennessee new wild hog management now in effect
From Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency -- New regulations regarding wild hog management in Tennessee are now in effect. Changes to wild hog management in Tennessee came as a response to concerns from landowners, the Tennessee Legislature, the F...
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