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Georgia program seeks to increase processed venison donations
From Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- This year, Georgia hunters are being asked to give a portion of their processed deer through the Drop-Back-a-Pack campaign at one of 12 participating processors through Jan. 15.

NY confirms EHD in Rockland County whitetails
From New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation -- Approximately 100 white-tailed deer found dead in the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County over the last two weeks were killed by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a viral disease of ...

NH hunting digest now available
From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- New Hampshire hunting season dates, bag limits, check stations and need-to-know information for the state's hunters and trappers is now available in the 2011-2012 Hunting and Trapping Digest.

NJ bear permit lottery application opens Sept. 15
From New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection -- The black bear permit lottery application period runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and only hunters with a current, valid NJ firearm license may apply.

As Reliable as the Sun
With football under way and hunters awaiting the start of deer season, many are looking for that “prime time,” when everything falls into place and the chances to take a big buck are just right. Of course, that means the rut, and hopefully our new...

Close your eyes for a better shot
Shooting well consistently with a compound bow depends largely on muscle memory. The more you think about a shot, the more likely you are to mess something up.

Antlerless deer added to PA mentored youth hunting program
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Pennsylvania's Game popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP) has been expanded for 2011-12 to include antlerless deer hunting.

North Dakota youth deer season opens Sept. 16
From North Dakota Department of Game and Fish -- The start of a nine and a half day deer hunting season for youth ages 12 to 15 begins at noon, Sept. 16.

Fall bow hunting extends through Wisconsin gun season
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Wisconsin's archery deer hunt opening Sept. 17 will be the longest bow deer hunt in state history. For the first time, bow hunting will be allowed during the regular nine-day gun deer hunt in Novembe...

Twenty-eight-year-old Virgin
It might be easier to persuade Barbara Bush to vote for Hillary Clinton than to convince a lifelong rifleman to plop down big money for a bow. Dollars aside, try to explain to someone why they should trade a weapon that'll reach out and touch a de...

All remaining ND deer licenses issued Sept. 14
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- More than 8,000 antlerless deer gun licenses are still available after the Game and Fish Department completed its third lottery drawing. Remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served...

Michigan online survey seeks public input on Mentored Youth Hunting
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- A Michigan Natural Resources Commission workgroup working to develop recommendations for the stateís new Mentored Youth Hunting Program is seeking public input on some of the issues under considera...

Multiple hunter ed options available for Georgia hunters
From Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Hunter education courses in Georgia are available by classroom, CD or online. "Because of the importance of the information learned in a hunter education course, our agency has made efforts to meet t...

PA state game lands open for tours Sept. 18 to Oct. 16
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- To highlight ongoing habitat improvement initiatives, the public can tour several State Game Lands between Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. All tours are free. Tours the opportunity to see how hunting and furtaker licens...

GA hunters need new harvest record before deer season begins
From Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- All Georgia deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under 16 years of age and landowners, must obtain a new deer harvest record for the upcom...

Why do rub lines vary from place to place?
I live in western North Carolina. Sometimes bucks make a great rub line, eight to 12 trees long, and other times you’d be lucky to find three trees that have been rubbed in a row. My game cameras prove there are always bucks around, but I am puzz...

UnLucky in Alberta
One of our favorite places to hunt in North America is southern Alberta. It’s special to watch the sunrise from 30 feet up a cottonwood. And that’s what Terry Rohm and I were doing the last week of September 2007, hoping to catch a dandy buck head...

Black bear hunters can test identification skills online
From Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife -- Black bear hunters can test their bear species identification skills through a new interactive program on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear.

Recent changes to NY big game hunting found online
From New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation -- Two recent changes to laws affecting big game hunting this year in Cortland County and in parts of Delaware, Sullivan and Ulster counties, were not included in the hardcopy version of the...

Reduced active duty military licenses now available from any PA agent
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Beginning Sept. 6, reduced-fee hunting licenses will be available from any Game Commission issuing agent for Pennsylvania residents who are active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guards or ...
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