Young Bucks Outdoors

A winter’s day, and what to do? Take a hike!

A winter’s day, and what to do? Take a hike!

By Buckmasters Online

Cold weather can put a damper on some outdoors activities, but state parks offer many ways for families to enjoy the outdoors during winter. On New Year’s Day, America’s State Parks in all 50 states offer free, guided First Day Hike programs. The hikes provide a way for individuals and families to welcome the new year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting...

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Wildland firefighters sharpen skills at Crew Boss Academy

Wildland firefighters sharpen skills at Crew Boss Academy

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Real-life exercises with fire are part of the Crew Boss Academy workshop, where wildland firefighters from across the country come to train and build their leadership skills. Three dozen wildland firefighters from around the country knew for sure they were going to find a lot of classwork during the 10-day Crew Boss Academy. The intensive workshop crams four separat...

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YBO Critter Tales

’tis the season to count birds!
’tis the season to count birds!

By Buckmasters Online

When the first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held Christmas Day more than a century ago—118 years ago, in fact— its founder may not have known the occasion would become a holiday tradition appealing to bird watchers for generat... READ MORE


Wild turkeys — true, original Americans
Wild turkeys — true, original Americans

By Buckmasters Online

Benjamin Franklin called the wild turkey “a true original native of America,” and a “bird of courage” because turkeys were known to attack red-coated British grenadiers during the Revolutionary War. Old Ben may have... READ MORE


The smallest falcon has its own superpower
The smallest falcon has its own superpower

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The American Kestrel—a small, fierce raptor. The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, but it was once misidentified as a sparrow hawk. Similar in size to a mourning dove, at nine inches in length, with a 22... READ MORE


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