Entries for October 2014
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
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
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
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
Be aware, stay alert!
By Bruce W. Todd
Being attentive is beneficial in all aspects of life, and in the outdoors, this is especially true. Students who pay attention will generally make better grades than students who write notes or daydream through class. Cooks who focus on what they are doing will be less likely to burn dinner. Drivers of vehicles must be mindful of what other drivers... READ MORE