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Know Your Target

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!

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

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

Release fish the right way

Release fish the right way

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

It’s always important to catch and release fish properly. It’s especially important when temperatures reach the highest numbers they'll be all year. Check out this angler. He’s releasing the fish the right way: his hands are wet, he's keeping the fish's gill under the water, and he's using a pair of long-nosed pliers to remove th... READ MORE

200 miles of arrows: NASP Nationals

200 miles of arrows: NASP Nationals

By NASPĀ®

When the 2014 National Archery in the Schools National Tournament came to an end, 10,443 student archers who competed in the 3-day tournament set a new Guinness World Record for the largest archery tournament. As expected, the event broke its own record of 9,426 archery participants established in 2013. The 4th through12th graders competing repre... READ MORE

Hunting Sheds is a Fun Challenge

Hunting Sheds is a Fun Challenge

By Jim Schrenkel

At the end of winter, many people shun being outdoors, but hunting deer antler sheds can be an enjoyable and rewarding activity. As a bonus, searching for sheds can also be a means of scouting for the following deer season. If you think that seeing a buck, especially a good quality buck, is challenging, then try scouring the woods and fields lookin... READ MORE

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