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Ask The Biologist: Triplet Fawns
I live in northeast Texas and this year saw triplet fawns for the first time. How often does this occur? The doe that had them is a 4 years old and has had twins the past two years. This is in the wild — no high fence, just a lot of year-round tr...

The Great Escape
Driving 1,200 miles through five states isn’t so bad when the destination is a long-anticipated hunt during the peak of the rut. The return trip, however, can be grueling. You can’t click the muddy heels of your camo boots together and wake up bac...

Apply early for New Hampshire moose hunt lottery
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Lottery applications are now available for New Hampshire's popular moose hunt lottery Oct. 15 to 23. Overall odds of being selected in last year's lottery were 1 in 27 for New Hampshire residents a...

Arizona elk, antelope application deadline Feb. 8
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department -- Applications from hunters seeking to hunt Arizona's coveted elk or pronghorn antelope must be mailed or hand-delivered  by Feb. 8 to have a chance at the limited permits drawing.

The Fall of Crooked Foot
-- During the 2009 hunting season on my family farm in Tennessee, I shot an 11-point whitetail that grossed 149 4/8. The 2009 hunting season was the fourth year I had pursued this deer. I saw him while scouting one day, and it almost gave me a hea...

Kansas Unit 4 turkey applications due
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- While Kansas spring turkey permits are available to all hunters in most of the state, only 500 permits-for residents only-will be issued for Unit 4, a western portion of the state bordered by highw...

Maine moose permit lottery applications available
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife -- Applications for Maine's 2011 moose permit lottery now are available online at www.mefishwildlife.com. The deadline for online applications is 11:59 p.m. May 13. This year, 3,205 permit...

46 elk captured
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Forty-six animals that will form the nucleus of Missouri's restored elk herd are in a holding pen in Bell County, Kentucky undergoing veterinary testing and treatment.

Legend of the Fall
-- I am 51 years old at this writing and have been hunting white-tailed deer for 39 years. I am fortunate to live in an area of Wisconsin where bucks have the genetics to become trophies. I have had many learning experiences while trying to harve...

Power Stock Carving
Craftsmen who are masters of their profession tend to be secretive about the tricks of their trade, methods that help them work faster or produce a better result. Pennsylvania stock carver Robbie Anderson is different. He shares his stock-carving...

The Role of Rubs
No one is sure of the exact purpose of buck rubs. Yes, bucks will rub trees to remove their velvet, but with velvet-drop being a fairly quick process (24 hours or less in most cases), and since most rubs are made long after the bucks have lost the...

Record-setting SHOT Show was 3rd largest
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation's 2011 SHOT Show soared above expectations by setting records for buyer attendance at 31,769, and media attendance at 2,074.

Lemons to Lemonade
My trip to Illinois last year got off to a rough start. A couple of weeks before my brother, Derek, and I left, I studied topo maps to get a feel for the property we'd be hunting - land that our outfitter had leased. When we arrived, our host too...

WV hunters harvest record 2,392 black bears in 2010
From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- West Virginia hunters harvested a record 2,392 black bears during the combined 2010 archery and firearms seasons The preliminary harvest data for the combined seasons in 2010 was 14 percent hig...

ND increases number of spring turkey season licenses
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- North Dakota is offering 6,720 wild turkey licenses for the spring hunting season, an increase of 80 over last year. The increase is a result of better turkey production in spring 2010, mostly in the...

Statewide ban on feeding black bears in NY now in effect
From the New York Department of Environmental Conservation -- Because of a growing number of conflicts between bears and people across New York, a new state regulation prohibits the feeding of black bears.

Ask The Biologist: What Kind of Rub is This?
I am currently hunting a farm and had just found a series of rubs on about five trees. A couple of the trees are about 4 to 5 inches thick. The buck is definitely a monster. While rubbing the one tree, the antlers hit the back part of the tree. T...

Tinkle Up a Trophy
During several years of hunting in West Virginia, I had the great pleasure of getting to know an elderly mountain man who has harvested more than his share of trophy bucks. I arrived for one of my visits to his secluded farm while he was working ...

MN mentored youth turkey applications due Feb. 14
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- First-time youth turkey hunters ages 12 to 17 can go afield this spring and learn from an experienced National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) volunteer.

Minnesota deer harvest climbs 8 percent in 2010
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources -- Ideal hunting weather during the opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season helped hunters harvest 207,000 deer during the 2010 season.  This is an 8 percent increase over the 2009 ...
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