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Plant a tree for Arbor Day

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

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

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

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