Entries for January 2015
By David Rainer
Slow diagnosis proves Lyme not a Southern myth. Unlike most victims, Chuck Sykes knows exactly when a deer tick bit him that led to a six-month journey through pain, suffering and frustration. “I was bitten on July 30,” said Sykes, director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. “I knew I’d been bitten. I... READ MORE
A Buck Before the Battle
By David Rainer
Life hunter scores at Sedgefields days before Lyme treatments.
A little more than three years ago, Carrie Mason was your normal 16-year-old, looking forward to having a driver’s license and enjoying the outdoors with her parents, Art and Dianne Mason.
Everything changed when Carrie unknowingly encountered a small, insect-like creature commo... READ MORE
All-New Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side Vehicle
By Yamaha Motor Corp.
Yamaha Sets New Standard with Most Off-Road Capable SxS with Class-Leading Comfort CYPRESS, Calif. – January 20, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today introduced the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle that sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. Designed and engineered for exploring ... READ MORE
2-Year Study of Southeast Coyotes Underway
By Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has partnered with the University of Georgia Deer Lab in what UGA researchers are calling the most comprehensive study of coyote behavior in the Southeastern U.S.
Other partners in the study include Princeton University and the natural resources departments of Georgia and South Carol... READ MORE
WV hunters take 104,223 deer in 2014
By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 104,223 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons.
The 2014 total harvest was 31 percent less than the 2013 deer harvest of 150,877 and 23 percent below the five year average ... READ MORE
Nebraska’s 2014 deer harvest up slightly
By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
As of Dec. 5, 2014, 44,379 deer were taken in all Nebraska seasons, compared to 42,562 by the same date last year.
The biggest change was the mule deer buck harvest, is up by 575 animals or 9 percent. Whitetail antlerless harvest increased by 944 or 8 percent, and whitetail buck harvest is up 327, just 1 percent while the mule deer antlerless harv... READ MORE
Missouri harvest up from previous year
By Missouri Department of Conservation
The Missouri Department of Conservation reported that the total deer harvest for the current season was 260,552, which is 7,978 more than the 252,574 deer checked during the previous year.
Missouri’s 2014-2015 deer-hunting closed Jan. 15 with the conclusion of the state’s archery season.
Hunters checked 51,755 deer during the current... READ MORE
Unraveling Alabama’s Rut(s)
By David Rainer
In the past, the rut in Alabama has been a mysterious phenomenon. The breeding activity of white-tailed deer in one part of the state doesn’t necessarily coincide with the rutting activity in other parts of the state. As research continues to reveal more information about the rut in Alabama, it certainly doesn’t fit into a category that... READ MORE
Mathews Launches 2 New Bows
By Mathews Archery, Inc.
Sparta, Wisconsin – Mathews® Archery, Inc. launches two new bows with all-new NO CAM ST™ Technology. This innovative new system utilizes two circular and concentric string tracks to create a balanced system with a radically smooth draw cycle and straight and level nock travel for superior accuracy. Driven by NO CAM ST™ Technol... READ MORE