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A Day to Remember
By Leo Rossetti  -- My daughter, Natalie, has been tagging along on my bowhunts for the past three years. I usually take her on election day (the first week of November) because she's off from school and the rut is underway. The first year ...

Nebraska Bowhunter Education class scheduled in June
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- Early summer is not too soon to begin thinking about fall hunting. Any Nebraska hunter may take a hunter education course, but it is recommended that hunters who need to fulfill the requirement take ...

Pennsylvania Hunter Education Courses set to begin
From the Pennsylvania Game Commission  -- With sales of the 2009-10 license set to begin in mid-June, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds all first-time license buyers to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper E...

SC study finds state’s natural resources contribute $30 billion to economy
From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources -- Blessed with incredible natural bounty and beauty, South Carolina's natural resources are essential for economic development and contribute nearly $30 billion and 230,000 jobs to the stat...

Texas Commission approves Public Hunting on 44 state park sites
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission -- Nearly half of the sites in the Texas State Parks system will conduct public hunts during the 2009-2010 hunting season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved scheduled hunts on 44 state p...

Neb. landowners enroll 14,346 acres in new open fields and waters program
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners was pleased to learn May 29 that landowners have enrolled 14,346 land acres, 120 pond acres and 17 river miles in the new Open Fields and Waters pro...

From Outcast to Mentor
By Roger Hinkle -- I have been hunting since I was 11 years old. I have found nothing I enjoy more than sitting in the woods and watching nature at work. When I graduated high school, I joined the Navy. The worst thing about being in the service was...

Kansas reports decrease in hunting accidents in 2008
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks  -- There were 16 hunting accidents in 2008, with three fatalities, two of which were not actually legal hunting incidents, according to Kansas DWP records.  This is a decrease of three ac...

USDA extends Kansas CRP contracts for wildlife benefits
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Some landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expire in September can now extend their contracts, keeping the land in cover beneficial to wildlife, according to the U.S. Depa...

Kansas nonresident white-tail applications due June 1
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- Nonresident hunters seeking Kansas white-tailed deer permits must submit an application on or before midnight, June 1.  Only online applications will be considered, and must be made through ...

Vermont moose hunting application deadline June 2
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department -- The deadline to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit is Tuesday, June 2.     The application must be postmarked no later than June 2, or delivered by 4:30 p.m. on that day to the V...

Arkansas preliminary deer harvest numbers second highest on record
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- It was a very good year for deer hunting in Arkansas. Hunters recorded the second highest harvest total on record. Preliminary harvest figures show that almost 183,700 total deer were checked during th...

Some Seasons Are Too Short
By Barry Williams -- Every year, I make it a point to hunt with close friend Sid Sizemore, a landowner from Abilene, Kan. Sid called on Thanksgiving Day and told me he had seen several big bucks and that I needed to get out there to tag one of them....

Some Missouri waters swimming with cash rewards
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Fishing is not something most people do for money. But anglers do love to tell others about their catches, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is willing to pay if you catch one of a few very...

Returning the Favor
By Brent Fox -- My dad took me on my first deer hunt when I was 4 years old. I was all set up with my little bow and arrows with suction cup tips. I was ready to take the big one! As we were leaving that evening, my dad spotted a doe bedded dow...

Nebraska Deer test negative for tuberculosis
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- The 42 wild white-tailed deer sampled near a Knox County facility where bovine tuberculosis was detected were free of the disease, recent test results showed. Biologists with the Nebraska Game and...

How to deter bears from taking up residence at campsites
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- Whether a summer camping trip or a stay at a cozy cabin in the woods, there’s always a possibility for a black bear sighting or encounter in North Georgia. With more than 75 established cam...

Apply for 2009-10 Georgia Quota Hunts beginning June 1
From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) reminds hunters that June 1 is opening day of the 2009-2010 quota hunt application period. Successful quota hunt app...

European rudd found in Ohio waters of Lake Erie
From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources -- The first record of European rudd in Ohio waters was caught by licensed Ohio commercial fisherman Jim Swartz, who netted the fish near the Lakeside Pier in Marblehead and brought it to state fisheri...

Alabama advisory board approves permit system for dog deer hunting
From the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources -- Alabama’s dog deer hunters gained a shaky reprieve from a county-by-county ban on the practice when the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board voted last weekend to approve a ...
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