Please, do NOT rescue me
By Buckmasters Online
It’s spring, you’re taking a walk in the woods, and wait . . . look over there. It’s almost hidden; it’s a baby animal. And it’s all alone. Or is it? What you won’t see is the adult hiding nearby, watching you and waiting for you to leave.
The best thing you can do when you see any young animal is to leave it al... READ MORE
Plant a tree for Arbor Day
By Buckmasters Online
Photo: These young Missourians are planting native trees for Arbor Day.
Recognized during the last Friday in April, Arbor Day is of special interest in Missouri where residents have observed the day since 1886 when the General Assembly adopted the holiday for the appreciation and planting of trees.
Many states have earlier or later Arbor Day obse... READ MORE
Tiny Tags Track Wildlife for Researchers
By Roger Clay
Photo: This modern wildlife tracker is a Passive Integrated Transponder or PIT tag. One of the challenging things about studying wild animals is finding a way to uniquely identify individual animals. Over the years, many methods have been used by researchers. Now, as technology advances, animals can be marked quickly, permanently, harmlessly ... READ MORE
Know Your Target
By Stuart Goldsby
Photo: Practicing shooting skills at a range allows you to become more proficient in a safe environment.
What or who is beyond the bull’s-eye?
When it comes to handling a gun or a bow proficiently, the starting place is to do so safely.
It’s simple. You’re responsible, legally and ethically, to safely handle your gun or bow, wh... READ MORE
Hunter or Hiker? Wear blaze orange!
By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
Photo: Steven Williamson of New Hampshire is proud of his first woodcock. Every fall, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts make a fashion statement when they don a bright, blaze orange article of clothing before they head outdoors to hunt or hike. Fluorescent orange hats, vests or jackets make you highly visible, one of several key safety precautions fo... READ MORE
Think kindly about dead trees
By Joel D. Glover
Have you ever been in the woods and noticed a dead tree?
A dead tree is a sad thing, or is it?
Take a closer look.
Wildlife biologists regularly visit with landowners to give them management advice. Often, a landowner points to a dead tree says they just haven’t gotten around to cutting it down.
They often step back when the biologist won... READ MORE