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Ohio harvest for deer gun opener up 12.5 percent
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- Ohio hunters had near ideal weather for the opening day of deer-gun season.  Hunters took 37,805 white-tailed deer Nov. 29, according to the DNR.  The deer gun season remains open through De...

Nebraska November firearm deer harvest sets record
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Nebraska's November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Wisconsin seeks public comment on tree nursery services
From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources -- Residents will have an opportunity to share their ideas on desirable products and services supplied by the state's tree nursery program at two informational meetings Dec. 7 and 9.

Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry hard at work
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- With the help of hunters, meat processors and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry annually provides thousands of meals to those in need. In 2009, 1,010 deer were donated through the o...

Nebraska schedules statewide deer meetings
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Nebraska hunters and landowners are invited to public informational meetings Dec. 7 to 13. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks district to discuss deer issues.

So Much for Best-Laid Plans
When John Klucky first laid eyes on the buck that would be New Hampshire's state-record Typical, it wasn't a Kodak moment. He revels in telling the story. In fact, he rattles off the details so quickly that his tongue begins to knot. But the hunter...

Wood or Synthetic
Years ago, when I first began shooting, nearly all rifles came stocked in genuine walnut. The only exceptions were budget-priced models wearing cheap wood disguised by a walnut stain. Walnut stocks were a centuries-old tradition until 1965. That’...

Mounting Up the Memories
I started hunting deer when I was about 35 years old and immediately got hooked on bowhunting. I took my first deer, a 5-pointer, with a used PSE compound I bought for $50. I thought there was no better kind of hunting. That was before I took my ...

PA Commission hopes CWD tests continue to show zero presence
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- Game Commission officials, joined by veterinarians and laboratory technicians from the Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of Agriculture, will continue efforts, starting Nov. 30, to sample thousands of hunter-...

NSSF to intervene in lawsuit challenging EPA on traditional ammunition
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- In response to a lawsuit filed Nov. 23 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's denial of a petition to ban traditional ammunition containing lead core components, the National Shooting Sports...

Bow hunting simulator donated to WVDNR
From the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources -- Because of the growing interest in bow hunting and archery shooting, a group of outdoors organizations have pooled resources to purchase a bow simulator and software for the West Virginia Div...

Missouri hunters check 188,205 deer in November firearms season
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Missouri's 2010 November portion of the firearms deer season ended Nov. 23 with 188,205 deer checked. The 2009 total for the portion was 193,155.

Alabama PE instructors learn to teach fishing, archery
From the Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources -- Physical education teachers from across Alabama recently learned how to incorporate fishing and archery into their programs during an Alabama State Association of Health, Physical Educa...

Kansas firearms deer season opens December 1
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Kansas' firearm deer season runs Dec. 1 through 12. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected.

ND lists tentative 2011 season opening dates
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2011, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.

NJ Commissioner rejects stay for bear hunt
From the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection -- Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has rejected a request for a stay of Dec. 6 to 11 bear hunt, which is authorized under the recently adopted Comprehensive Bl...

Indiana muzzleloader and late archery seasons begin Dec. 4
From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Both muzzleloader and late archery seasons start Dec. 4. Muzzleloader season runs through Dec. 19, and late archery season ends Jan. 2.

Thanksgiving Bruiser
-- Although I live in Newport, Perry County, Penn., I’m originally from the Elmira/Corning area of New York State. Before moving to Pennsylvania, I purchased a lifetime sportsmen license, which allows me to hunt small game, deer and fish in my hom...

Scent Control Begins At The Top
Most hunters are scent-conscious, but many overlook some of the key elements of scent elimination. The folks at Scent-Lok tell us that 30 percent of human scent comes from the head and mouth area, 30 percent comes from the body, and 30 percent com...

NH updates numbers, reminds hunters to take buck-age survey
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- Statewide deer registrations in New Hampshire through Nov. 14 were estimated to be 6,729. The statewide total for the season follows a pattern similar to previous call-ins, with the estimated kill a...
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