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Survey detects no evidence of WNS in Michigan bats
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- A recent statewide survey of 60 bat wintering sites in Michigan found no sign of white nose syndrome.

Curiosity Scents are No Laughing Matter
I'd like your input on a trick I heard about a long time ago and have used on a few occasions. Mix oil of anise with peanut butter and cover a tampon (don't laugh) with the mixture. Hang it from a low limb near known trails. I've seen squirrels go ...

Apply now for the 2012 Minnesota elk hunt
From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 -- Hunters have until June 1 to apply for one of Minnesota’s 23 elk licenses offered this. Elk licenses will be available in the traditional Grygla area and Kittson County, with a traditional zone ...

Wisconsin fawn researchers seeking volunteers again
From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Dozens of volunteers assisted state wildlife researchers in capturing and placing radio-collars on 132 yearling and adult deer in January, February and March.

Ohio hunters donate 104,400 pounds of venison to food banks
From Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio deer hunters donated more than 104,400 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2011-12 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Department of Natu...

Low-Recoil Slugs
The doe is feeding casually down a woods road toward my box stand, well out of range of my slug gun. The Remington 11-87 Sportsman is topped with a 1.5-4x scope and stoked with Remington's BuckHammer slugs. These aren't the vaunted 3-inch 600-grai...

Deer hunter survey offers interesting perspectives
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Deer hunters have long been recognized as Pennsylvania’s most devoted hunters and their commitment to hunting has helped keep wildlife management afloat in the state for almost 100 years.

Set "Big Picture" Pre-Season Goals
As a female who has been hunting only for a few years, I've found that setting reasonable goals prior to each season has helped me develop my passion for hunting over time. If someone had told me to make shooting a monster buck my biggest pre-seas...

Trading Pads for Camo
Four years ago, a Colorado wildfire burned more than 150,000 acres of public hunting land in the Pike National Forest, turning it into a hunting hot spot. But the skeletal remains of charred trees, many of which tumbled into the area’s endless rav...

April 30 deadline for KY elk hunt drawing
From Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- Hunters have until midnight April 30 to apply for Kentucky's elk hunt quota drawing. The elk permit hunt drawing is open to residents and nonresidents.

Oklahoma controlled hunts application online now
From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation -- Oklahoma’s popular controlled hunts program is now open to online applicants. May 15 is the deadline to submit applications.

CheckIN Game system in place for turkey season
From Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Hunters during the spring and youth turkey season now have the option of reporting harvest information using a free online system through CheckIN Game.

West Virginia spring turkey season opens April 23
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- West Virginia’s four-week season begins April 23 and closes May 19, with hunters allowed one bearded turkey per day, two per season.

Use the Wind
If you don’t understand it, the wind can blow your best bow shot opportunity. Knowing where your scent flows during various conditions is paramount in placing stands and choosing entrance and exit trails. Since air is invisible, we can only imagin...

Ever wondered which minerals bucks need most?
What elemental minerals are most important for a deer's antler growth?

This spring, do not feed the bears
From Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources -- When black bears emerge from their dens in eastern Kentucky, they have food and companionship on their minds.

Camera- reading cell phones new to KS turkey registration system
From Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- All Kansas spring turkey hunters are reminded that immediately after taking a turkey, the permit holder must sign the carcass tag and record on it the county, date and time of kill, then at...

House Passes Sportsmen's Heritage Act
-- The National Shooting Sports Foundation has hailed the April 17 passage of the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089). The bill passed the House with a 274-146 vote. The bill now moves on to the Senate.

Michigan wild turkey season opens April 23
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources

 -- Ranking sixth in the nation for turkey harvests, Michigan’s current turkey population is estimated at over 200,000 birds, a fortunate situation for hunters when spring wild turkey season opens Ap...

Turkey permits available until the statewide UT hunt ends
From Utah Division of Wildlife Resources -- Hunters who want to hunt wild turkeys in Utah this spring, but didn't draw a limited-entry permit, no problem can relax. Utah's general statewide turkey hunt is about to begin.
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