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Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers to Improve Hunting Success
Posted on: 06/21/18

Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips from Ducks Unlimited could help. First, Avoid Foul Weather Fowl-ups - Duck caller reeds sometimes freeze or stick in frigid weather. Prevent gum-ups by using a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel that's made to deter rain, snow and ice buildup on windshields. A few drops rubbed on...

Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Turkey Season Opener
Posted on: 01/30/18

Spring gobblers don’t just happen. Certainly, there’s always luck. Still, a good plan can make for a great opening day. All it takes is some step-by-step attention to details. Here is some great advise to help you have a successful spring turkey hunt...


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Apply for California Apprentice Deer Hunt in San Luis Obispo County by Aug 20
Posted on: 07/11/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 20. Three apprentice junior hunters will be chosen by lottery. Selected junior license holders must possess...

New Changes for Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season
Posted on: 07/11/18

Starting in 2018, Wisconsin DNR has waived the fall turkey drawing. A fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued with every fall turkey or conservation patron license purchase. Hunters will choose a zone at the time of purchase for which their harvest authorization will be valid. Bonus harvest authorizations, formerly known as leftover tags, will be available for purchase in...

New Research Shows Wyoming Mountain Lion Population Down
Posted on: 07/11/18

Mankind has played an outsized role in driving down Jackson Hole’s mountain lion population in Wyoming, even without a concerted effort to cut back numbers of the large cats, new research says. The mid-1990s reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, lion hunting and the redistribution and reduction of the Jackson Elk Herd were the primary factors affecting lion survival over a...

Poachers Mauled on South African Game Reserve by Lion Pride
Posted on: 07/10/18

At least three poachers have been mauled to death by a pride of lions after they trespassed on a South African Game Reserve. The attack is believed to have occurred overnight on July 2nd. The group of men were armed with a high powered rifle with a silencer, an ax, wire cutters and enough food supplies to last a number of days – all the makings of a gang intending on killing a...

Hawaii Sets 2018 Hunting Seasons in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve for Goat, Sheep & Pig
Posted on: 07/10/18

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) sets the 2018 hunting seasons in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a forest reserve (PWW), for Feral goat, sheep and pig hunts. The seasons are...

Youth can Hunt Deer with Adult Mentors during Minnesota Special Hunts
Posted on: 07/10/18

Youth can apply to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Youth can apply now through Friday, Aug. 17, to apply for the hunts. Of the 17 special hunts, 15 are...

Oregon is 3rd State to Join Coalition Encouraging Hunters to Choose Non-Lead Ammo
Posted on: 07/10/18

Three state wildlife agencies — the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife — have recently joined The North American Non-Lead Partnership, and at least five sports groups have pledged their support. The North American Non-Lead Partnership works to engage hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts by...

Big Bore Air Rifles Legal for 2018 Modern Gun Deer Season in Arkansas
Posted on: 07/09/18

Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season. To be legal for deer hunting in Arkansas, an air rifle must...

Apply for Connecticut Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits for Centennial Watershed State Forest Land
Posted on: 07/09/18

Connecticut archery hunting for deer will be permitted on approximately 4,390 acres of designated land located in the Centennial Watershed State Forest. An access permit is required to participate in this program. Access permits will be issued free-of-charge on a...