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The Burger-Meister
When Dennis Bolyard arrived home early from work last October, he decided there was no better way to burn the remaining daylight than to go grocery shopping. But instead of heading to the supermarket with a list in his pocket, he donned his camo a...

Remaining ND fall turkey licenses available Aug. 15
From North Dakota Game and Fish Department -- Beginning Aug. 15, North Dakota will issue the remaining 1,300 wild turkey licenses on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters are allowed a maximum of 15 licenses for the fall season.

Viral disease killing deer along Platte River
From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission -- A viral disease is killing deer along the Platte River and possibly over a much wider area. There have been reports of dead deer in and near the river in eastern Nebraska.

AZ fall draw results available; leftover tags on sale
From Arizona Game and Fish Department -- The drawing results for Arizona’s fall deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant hunts are now available online at https://phx.az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml.

ThermaCELL Devices and Deer's Noses
The use of a ThermaCELL generates a slight odor. Is that slight odor a deterrent to deer?

It's a Shore Thing
When Maryland native Kevin Miller shot a huge typical whitetail on opening day of the 2002 firearms season, he helped carry on a tradition. Miller shot the buck on a farm in Kent County, which is part of a long, north-south strip of land along the...

Homemade Waterhole/Salt Lick
A waterhole with a nearby salt lick can be one of the most productive areas to place trail cameras during the dry times of year. They are also great places to hunt, particularly during drought conditions, and in the early season, as well.

Forty Days into the Wild
 -- It all started with the inability to check my own mail because of a busy summer schedule on our farm located in extreme northeast Colorado. My father had gone to the mailbox and, with an odd smirk, he handed me a Division of Wildlife enve...

Shot-out Barrels
Everyone who owns and regularly uses a great-shooting rifle lives with the concern that one day, it will lose its accuracy. Eventually it will, if you shoot it a lot. At that point, most assume the barrel is shot out. That might be the case, but b...

Back in Black
Black clothing can stand out nearly as much as white in the forest during daylight, but there is a place for black in the hunting world. I first learned the downside of wearing black in 2005, while bowhunting in Illinois. I'd accidentally forgotte...

His Buck, My Story
Searching Kansas' creek and river bottoms for sheds is one of my favorite springtime pursuits. There is nothing like discovering racks of seasons past to prime a deer hunter's pump. And big ones are fodder for dreams. In the spring of 2007, just ...

Aug. 3 deadline for NH moose hunt auction bids
From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

 -- The deadline for entering New Hampshire’s moose hunt auction for one of five 2012 moose hunt permits is Aug. 3.

CWD found in Iowa hunting preserve
From Iowa Department of Conservation -- A white-tailed deer at a hunting preserve in Davis County has become the first positive detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Iowa.  The positive sample was verified and the DNR is working clos...

After The Arrow Flies
The buck is approaching just like you imagined a million times, using the side hill trail that was littered with its rubs found during scouting. You have waited all season to get the right wind to hunt this travel corridor and finally everything i...

PA Commission offers new App for state game land info
From Pennsylvania Game Commission -- GPS-enabled applications, or apps as they are commonly referred to, are now available to provide easy access to information about all Pennsylvania State Game Lands.

KS special hunts first application deadline Aug. 13
From Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism -- Kansas first application period for special hunts in September and October runs through Aug. 13, and drawing results will be emailed within a week. A second application period for November, Dece...

Plant Resource Guides
I am a public land hunter who hunts areas mostly located along the Mississippi River. What resources would you recommend I turn to for learning nutritional facts about wild plants and other deer browse along the Mississippi River - specifically re...

Bowhunter and Archer to Compete for Olympic Gold
-- Brady Ellison started competing in the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program while growing up in Payson and now this young archer is aiming for Olympic gold in...

Openings remain for LA Hunting Heritage Program
From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries -- A few apprentice hunter openings remain for the new Hunting Heritage Program that begins with the 2012-13 hunting season.

Missouri offering free workshops
From Missouri Department of Conservation -- Free workshops sponsored by the Department of Conservation will be available in August and September to help landowners, hunters and others manage private land for deer.
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