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Entries for December 2015

Trapping more effective than hunting feral hogs

Trapping more effective than hunting feral hogs

By Missouri Department of Conservation

In Missouri, where feral hog eradication efforts have increased this year through trapping, citizens are being asked to report feral hog sightings or damage as soon as possible. While the Department of Conservation continues to work with legislators, community groups, agencies and landowners to increase awareness about feral hogs, it has learned h... READ MORE

Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent so far

Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent so far

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Total deer harvest in Nebraska is up 11 percent compared to this time one year ago. As of Dec. 8, nearly 50,000 deer have been harvested, compared to 45,000 in 2014 and 42,500 in 2013. The biggest change is the mule deer buck harvest of 8,307 – up 1,200 from 2014. That is an increase of 17 percent from last year and 25 percent from 2013. &... READ MORE

73,399 deer checked during Ohio gun season

73,399 deer checked during Ohio gun season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 6, a significant increase over the 2014 harvest of 65,484 deer. During the 2013 deer-gun season, 75,408 deer were checked. To date, for the 2015 deer hunting seasons, hunters have checked 152,554 deer. Last year at this same time, hunters had ha... READ MORE

All the venison preparation secrets

All the venison preparation secrets

By David Rainer

With the Alabama gun deer season more than a week old, it’s probably safe to say fresh venison will soon be on the menu at hunting camps and homes around the state. Any experienced hunter knows that care of the game after it is killed is the key to delectable dishes on the table. Of course, there are many other tips and procedures that wil... READ MORE

Missouri firearms deer harvest total increases

Missouri firearms deer harvest total increases

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 189,938 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 14-24. Of the deer harvested, 92,020 were antlered bucks, 21,256 were button bucks, and 76,662 were does. Last year, hunters checked 166,383 deer during the 2014 November portion of firearms deer season with 78,556 ... READ MORE

New law prevents EPA authority over ammunition, components

New law prevents EPA authority over ammunition, components

By National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has hailed Congressional passage of legislation that precludes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) authority over ammunition and its component parts. This important provision was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 that President... READ MORE

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