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Ohio archery season opens statewide Sept. 24
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Approximately 345,000 bowhunters, more than half of all Ohioans who hunt deer, are expected to participate in archery deer hunting season that opens Sept. 24.

Indiana board approves deer hunting rules changes for 2012
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- A package of changes to deer hunting rules effective for the 2012 season have been approved the Natural Resources Commission. None of the changes will be in effect this year.

Hunters should be aware of deer diseases
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Nebraska hunters should be aware of the possibility of encountering chronic wasting disease (CWD), brain worm and deer lice when afield this fall.

Getting the Most Out of Factory Ammo
The vast majority of Americans who hunt deer (or other big game) shoot factory ammo in their rifles. A small fraternity of hunters handload cartridges for superior accuracy, but with the quality of today’s factory ammo, most hunters should be able...

Bear hunters reminded to submit rib bones for population study
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Wildlife researchers are asking successful black bear hunters to provide a section of rib bone from their bear for analysis as part of an ongoing black bear population survey.

Delaware guide corrects deer season date error
From Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife -- The Division of Fish and Wildlife has alerted hunters about a deer season date error in the printed version of the 2011 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Getting It Right!
Ground blinds are becoming increasingly popular with bowhunters for many reasons. You can use a ground blind in locations devoid of climbable trees, they tend to hold in scent and they keep out the elements, just to name a few advantages.

Council recommends limited moose season in western UP
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- The Moose Hunting Advisory Council has recommended a limited moose hunting season in the western Upper Peninsula at a recent Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting.

Lesson Learned
On Dec. 15, 2004, Peggy Gantz hurried home from work in order to spend the remainder of the day in a deer stand. Once home and dressed in camo, she sprayed herself with pine cover sent and then walked the five minutes to her blind. After settling ...

Ohio hunters asked to help spot Asian longhorned beetle
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio hunters are being asked to watch for trees displaying signs and symptoms of the state's newest, non-native invasive insect, the Asian longhorned beetle.

Wisconsin urgently needs wolf delisting, says DNRs Stepp
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Wisconsin's support to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list in the upper Great Lakes states and its disagreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conclusion that a ...

Deer and turkey archery seasons to heat up Oct. 1
From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Thousands of Oklahoma archery hunters have Oct. 1 in their sights, the opening date for deer and turkey archery hunting.

ND hunters encouraged to donate deer to hunger program
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- With the special antlerless deer season in southwestern North Dakota opening Sept. 23, the Game and Fish Department is encouraging deer hunters to consider donating a deer to the Sportsman Against Hun...

Observe black bear guidelines to eliminate food sources this fall
From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife -- Residents and outdoor enthusiasts in North Jersey, especially in areas regularly frequented by black bears, are advised to strictly adhere to guidelines for eliminating or securing potential black ...

The Farm
Since I was a teenager fresh out of hunter safety class, I’ve been hunting a family farm in Olmsted County, Minn. Our hunting party consists of cousins and close friends, and hunting together is a tradition. Over the years, I have watched many of ...

Food plots in extreme drought conditions
We are experiencing an extreme drought here in northeast Oklahoma. Our rainfall is well behind normal and our acorns are not producing. I hunt in cattle country where the cows are eating most of the green vegetation. The land owner will allows ...

Migrating monarchs paint the sky
For those who love butterflies, September is the month to watch for masses of migrating monarchs. The weather has cooled, and many people are seeing this regal butterfly in backyards, parks and in the field. This familiar and popular insect spec...

Top This, Gents!
-- I hadn’t planned on going hunting the morning December 1, 2007 because I had a class to attend. But when I woke up and looked outside, there was no wind and the temperature was 28 degrees — perfect for hunting. I could be a little late to class...

WI wild turkey harvest registration changes
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Starting with the fall turkey season, the process for registering turkey harvest in Wisconsin changes considerably with online or phone-in options for hunters.

Missouri deer, turkey hunters must Bag, Notch, Tag and Check it
From Missouri Department of Conservation -- Deer and turkey tagging procedures have changed with Missouriís e-Permit system. The key information for hunters to remember: Bag it. Notch it. Tag it. Check it.
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