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Are We Having Fun Yet?
I had a pretty long streak of bad hunting luck during the 2000 through 2003 seasons. I think I tagged just one buck through those four long years, so before heading out to the woods in 2004, I decided to sit down and take stock of what I was doing...

Why Not a Hornet?
The .22 Hornet has been quietly taking coyotes, crows and groundhogs for over 75 years. Lately, the cartridge seems to have been lost in the hoopla over the little .17 rimfires and the .204 Ruger. That’s too bad, because the Hornet is far more eff...

Early Birds Sometimes Miss the Worm
Ordinarily, anyone who has traveled across four states to climb a tree where bruiser bucks roam would rise with the roosters. But that wasn't the case when 16-year-old Cameron Bunting crawled out of the sack on Nov. 9, six days into his fall vacat...

WV schools prepare for Archery in Schools tournament March 26
From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- As a result of the growing success of the Archery in the Schools Program, the Division of Natural Resources will host to the Sixth Annual West Virginia State Tournament at Veterans Memorial Fie...

NM 2011-12 big game rules now available online
From the New Mexico Depatment of Game and Fish -- New Mexico's Big Game and Trapper Rules and Information booklet for 2011-2012 is now available online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Printed versions are available at license vendors across the state a...

Ask The Biologist: The Best Days to Hunt
What seems to be the best predicted hunting days in the southeast Georgia this year? I get the Buckmasters magazine, and the days listed are, I think, nationwide. Please help. — Vicki, Sylvania, Ga.

Do Your Scouting Homework
Deer hunters end up in the darnedest places for the darnedest reasons. Some just hunt where they used to hunt. Others rely on tips (from the UPS man to website scuttlebutt). Still others follow the sign (beds, trails, droppings, rubs, scrapes, you...

It is Okay To Be Grounded
Treestands are, without a doubt, fantastic hunting tools. They help get you above a deer's nose and eyes, and today's models are comfortable enough for all-day vigils. Don't make the mistake of assuming that if you can't set up a treestand that y...

Do Not Shoot the First Buck You See?
Sean Coary slogged through the knee-deep snow in the dark, while the blizzard continued to dump an inch an hour. He walked with his head down, keeping his steps within the trample of tracks left by the guides alongside the trail of his buck, tryin...

Ask The Biologist: Reasons for Abnormal Antler Growth
I shot this buck with my bow back at the end of September. Bad shot placement, I know, but down and in the freezer nonetheless. What would be the reason for this abnormal antler growth? — Matthew W.

The Littlest Shotshell
Here’s a question that could win you a cool one the next time you get together with your buddies. Which has more power - a No. 6 pellet fired from a .410 or a No. 6 pellet fired from a 10-gauge magnum? The answer? They are exactly the same. Pellet...

Scouting with a Purpose
“Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau. I view seasonal scouting as an event leading up to a promising hunt — something to be savored, much like a bowl of homemade soup. Unfortunately, most hunters view scouting a...

Congressional Sportsmen Caucus works to preserve hunter freedoms
From the Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources -- When members of the U.S. Congress with a love for the outdoors realized how the basic freedoms that those who pursue outdoors recreation were being eroded, the Congressional Sports...

New penalties for PA wildlife violators in 2011
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -- On Jan. 1 Pennsylvania will become the 36th member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, under which the worst of convicted wildlife violators stand to lose their hunting privileges in all sta...

Many KS seasons open
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Many Kansas hunters look forward to the Christmas and New Year holidays as an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some of the best hunting of the season. Early January antlerless deer seasons are...

Texas assesses Eastern turkey populations in 15 counties
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department -- Since 1995 when Texas' first spring eastern turkey hunting season opened in Red River County, the Parks and Wildlife Department has maintained a conservative approach - a 30-day season, mandatory check...

Kansas Hunters Feeding Hungry season ending Jan. 1
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- With the help of hunters, meat processors and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry has been providing thousands of meals to those in need, but this year, the service will stop at year'...

WV harvest 31 percent lower during buck firearms season
From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources -- Preliminary data collected from game checking stations indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 43,226 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season Nov. 22 through Dec. 4. The buck ha...

Another deer from North Dakota 3F2 tests positive for CWD
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- A mule deer taken in November during the deer gun season from unit 3F2 is the second deer in North Dakota to test positive for chronic wasting disease. The first was a mule deer taken during the hunt...

Fees going down for Georgia hunting, fishing licenses
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Some of the transaction fees for Georgia's recreational licenses are being reduced. The internet transaction fee is going from $2.75 to $2.50 and the in-store transaction fee goes from $3.25 to $3....
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