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It Won't Happen To Me
In the fall of ’92, I went on a weekend whitetail hunt in southwest Kansas with my hunting partner to his stomping grounds from previous years. The first morning, we split up to hunt two different areas. I dropped him off at his location, and then...

Michigan updates plans for managing CWD
From Michigan Department of Natural Resources -- Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission has changed chronic wasting disease baiting and feeding regulations, as outlined in the state’s newly revised CWD response plan Aug. 9.

New reporting system for all NJ 2012-2013 deer seasons
From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife -- New Jersey’s Automated Harvest Report System first used during the 2012 Winter Bow Deer Season, is now in effect for reporting deer during all deer hunting seasons. The system replaces the deer che...

VW conducting spotlight sampling of deer population
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Over the next several weeks, West Virginia will conduct spotlight surveys throughout 41 counties of the state to evaluate white-tailed deer population densities.

Ten Treestand Tips
Before each season, take a few minutes to check the integrity of your straps. Even if the strap looks to be in good working order, they should be replaced every year, especially if the stand is left in the elements for long periods.

Buck Therapy
Diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma six months earlier, 14-year-old Jeremy Eaton was determined not to miss the second day of Indiana's 2008 shotgun season. A cold driving rain had kept the Eatons indoors during the Nov. 15 opener. But t...

Are Deer Contraceptions Feasible?
After reading several recent articles about states and municipalities using contraception as a method of deer population control in urban areas, do you know if there have been any studies indicating whether or not these methods actually work?

KS Youth Memorial deer hunt applications due Aug. 25
From Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- 
Youth ages 10 to 16 invited to participate in a guided hunt during the special youth and disabled hunting season. Application deadline Aug. 25.

Applications for limited permit areas deadline Aug. 24
From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Applications for the 2012 Limited Permit Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all Division of Natural Resources district offices, Elkins Operations Center and South Charleston Headquarter...

Maiden Hunt a Real Trip!
-- Since it was the first time I'd ever set out on a hunting trip all alone, I was scared as well as excitedly nervous on that cold November day. But I also felt incredibly adventurous, walking in the dark to my blind which was an old poly tank ...

Battlin' Bullets
P.O. Ackley, the godfather of American ballisticians, forgot more than most of us will ever know about ballistics. Many years ago, I read his double volume “Handbook for Shooters & Reloaders.” When I turned to his chapter entitled “Killing Pow...

Leftover Colorado big game hunting licenses on sale
From Colorado Parks and Wildlife -- Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and at more than 7...

NJ fall turkey permit applications close Sept. 30
From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife -- New Jersey hunters are reminded the Fall Turkey Season Permit Application period which opened Aug. 1 will close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.

Idaho archery season opens August 15
From Idaho Department of Fish and Game -- In the warm weather, hunters are advised to consider hunting in the higher country, with most controlled archery pronghorn seasons open Aug. 15 and continuing through Sept. 15.

Creole Chicken & Okra
Sometimes I buy a cookbook just for one or two recipes. When I heard about "Cooking Up a Storm," I knew there would be dozens of recipes I'd like, which proved to be true. After Hurricane Katrina, there was risk of losing much of the old Louisian...

Yarn Wind Indicator
Several years ago, I started using my wife's yarn to help me keep tabs on wind direction while I'm hunting. It's one of the easiest and cheapest ways to do so.

Brandon Scissorhands
If you want Brandon Thorne to cut your hair during Missouri's deer season, you'd better waltz into his shop on a weekday. The stripes on his barber pole do not spin on Saturdays or Sundays. The 31-year-old barber from Greenwood would like to hunt ...

Louisiana deer harvest lower numbers explained
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- Louisiana’s Wildlife and Fisheries report on the 2011-12 LDWF mail survey shows the deer harvest index was down 13 percent when compared to the 2010-11 deer season.

Processors, donors sought for new Nebraska HHH program
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Meat processors may obtain an application for participation in the new Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31.

Simple Survival Psychology
As a military man involved with search and rescue, I often saw messages or reports pertaining to both military and civilian survivors and victims. I read about people who had lots of gear, plenty of food and water, but still didn’t survive. Then t...
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