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Hunting Late-Season Mallards in Fields vs. Water
Posted on: 01/09/20

Whether you’re in flooded timber or a frozen corn field, chasing late-season mallards requires a special set of tactics. And over the years, we’ve developed some rules to live by. They are not all hard and fast, but most will put a few birds on your strap as long as the refuge is full of greenheads...

How to Spot-and-Stalk Your Way to an Archery Antelope
Posted on: 07/11/19

Today, most bow­hunters use pop-up blinds for antelope. Bowhunting antelope on foot is never easy, but if you love the challenge you can do it regardless of water or weather conditions...


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Field Notes of a Colorado Rookie Sportsperson
Posted on: 01/21/20

Ten months of classroom study, days of target practice at the shooting range and hours of immersing myself in the ethics and strategies of hunting all built to a climax on the weekend after Christmas: my first big game hunt. The anticipation was almost overwhelming as, on Dec. 28, my daughter, Natalie, and I embarked on our first big game hunt as members of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Rookie Sportsperson Program (RSP). On the big day, Natalie and I met Wilkins at...

Missouri Increases Feral Hog Elimation Efforts, Adapts Strategy for 2020
Posted on: 01/21/20

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) eliminated 10,495 feral hogs from Missouri in 2019, and will increase efforts in 2020 as multiple agencies work together to eliminate feral hogs from the state. Increased efforts include a workforce focused on feral hog elimination in key areas, including Mark Twain National Forest lands, beginning in late January. Winter operations will be a large-scale effort where we will...

California Extends Duck Hunting Season to Jan 31, 2020
Posted on: 01/20/20

California’s 2019-20 duck season will be extended five additional days this season, closing on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the end of legal shooting hours in the Balance of State, Southern San Joaquin and Southern California zones that cover most of the state. The five additional days are intended to provide more hunter opportunity at the end of the season when waterfowl hunting is often at its best. The extension does not include...

Montana Confirms CWD Found in Moose Near Libby
Posted on: 01/20/20

Montana confirms that a second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek southeast of Libby. The moose was harvested within the Libby CWD Management Zone near the southeastern boundary. During the 2020 hunting season setting process, FWP is proposing an over-the-counter...

Nikon Stops Making Riflescopes - Continues its binocular, rangefinder, and spotting scope lines.
Posted on: 01/20/20

In December, Nikon’s North American office delivered stunning news: It was walking away from the riflescope market. Dealers were told they could sell through their current inventories of Buckmaster, ProStaff, and BLACK scopes, but they shouldn’t write new orders, and they shouldn’t expect inventories to be replenished. Nikon confirmed the brand’s contraction from the riflescope sector, but stressed that Nikon will still be a dominant player in...

North Dakota Confirms CWD Found in Deer
Posted on: 01/20/20

Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota GFD. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from 3A1. Bahnson said six of the eight were mule deer, with two whitetails from unit 3F2. CWD was not detected in any deer harvested in...

TWRA Public Meeting Jan 28 at Buffalo Ridge Refuge Regarding a Shooting Range
Posted on: 01/20/20

The TWR will host a public meeting to discuss Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the barn located at the Tom and Wendy Beasley Education Center on the refuge. The purpose of the meeting will be to get public input regarding use of shooting ranges and facilities at the refuge. TWRA is creating multiple public use ranges with...

TWRA Seeks Input for 2020-21 and 2021-22 Hunting Season Regulations
Posted on: 01/20/20

The TWR is soliciting comments for its 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting seasons’ regulations. The state’s hunting seasons are set every two years, except for waterfowl and other migratory birds which are set annually. This is an opportunity for the public to provide ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with TWRA staff. The comment period will be open through Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. In addition...

Three Tennessee Counties Have CWD Status Changed
Posted on: 01/20/20

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county after a deer tested positive in Tipton County within...