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Wildlife commission adopts changes to proposed hunting rules: What you need to know

In its September meeting, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks adopted changes to deer hunting regulations, including a revised deer season in the South Delta Zone. Deer season in the south Delta was previously set from Oct. 15-Jan. 5 for public and private land with a bag limit of two antlerless deer and two bucks. The lower bag limit and fewer days afield were the result of months of flooding in the area that displaced wildlife and left many dead or nutritionally stressed.  Continue Reading...

- 9/28/2019

As nationwide numbers dip, most Utah duck populations healthy heading into hunting season

SALT LAKE CITY — Amid a recent decline in duck populations across the continent, Utah wildlife officials believe the state's duck population, as a whole, is healthy heading into the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.  Continue Reading...

- 9/28/2019

Delaware Hunting Photo Contest entries due Jan. 31

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking entries for its annual Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The contest aims to promote hunting by encouraging hunters to Get Out and Hunt Delaware, and to capture and share photographs of their hunting experiences with that theme. Entries will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 31. The winning photograph will be featured on the cover of the 2020-21 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide, with the top five photographs presented inside the guide.  Continue Reading...

- 9/28/2019

Michigan lawmakers push for moose hunting on Isle Royale National Park

LANSING, MI -- A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers argue a limited hunt is the best way to control an “exploding population” of moose at Isle Royale National Park.  Continue Reading...

- 9/28/2019

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold while simultaneously increasing nonresident hunter fees. Nonresident hunter fees account for 57% of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s license revenue. “It is obviously a significant part of our portfolio,” said Michael Pearson, the IDFG chief of administration. “So in order to offset the impact of less nonresidents (they’re proposing) a fee increase. So less nonresidents, but each is paying more.”  Continue Reading...

- 9/8/2019

North Dakota sharptail hunting prospects look favorable

Statistics from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring sharp-tailed grouse census showed a 9 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted on their spring dancing grounds, or leks, compared with last year, the Game and Fish Department said. Hunting season for sharptails, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge opens Saturday, Sept. 14 in North Dakota.  Continue Reading...

- 9/8/2019

New rules expand hunting on most national wildlife refuges in Arizona

Hunting groups are applauding new federal rules creating longer seasons, extended hours and expanded methods for hunting and taking different types of game on national wildlife refuges, including those in Arizona. The changes, announced last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, affect 1.4 million acres of federal land, more than 800,000 of which are in Arizona where seven of nine national wildlife refuges would be included in the changes.  Continue Reading...

- 9/8/2019

Most hunting accidents involve falls from tree stands

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Statistics show that more than half of all hunting incidents are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands. Out of 33 incidents in 2018, 20 were tree stand-use related, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  Continue Reading...

- 9/8/2019

How to find hunting boots that won’t let you down

I recently began getting hunting catalogs in the mail, which can only mean one thing: Fall is not far away, and it’s time to start thinking about gearing up for the seasons.  Continue Reading...

- 9/8/2019

HLRBO Updated To Allow Listing Videos And A Property Lease Waitlist

HLRBO has updated it's website to now allow videos to be added to your listing. Create a video from your existing pictures or create a video of your property and add it to your HLRBO listing. Property videos are automatically uploaded and promoted on HLRBO's YouTube channel. It's another great way to showcase your property on HLRBO.  Continue Reading...

- 9/6/2019

Canada goose hunting season opens in New York state

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the September goose hunting season is designed to help reduce the resident Canada goose population, which has expanded to nuisance levels in some areas. New York's population of non-migrating Canada geese has grown from 80,000 in 1995 to more than 340,000 today. Hunting seasons have been liberalized in efforts to curb population growth.  Continue Reading...

- 9/1/2019

Texas hunting and fishing licenses go digital

The days of scrambling for your wallet when you spot a Texas Game Warden walking down the pier or toward your deer stand are over. A law that went into effect today allows for Texas anglers and hunters to provide proof that they own a license through their phones, a move that helps modernize an age-old process.  Continue Reading...

- 9/1/2019

Locals open dove hunting season in style at Pyrenees Cafe

The calendar read Sept. 1 but it might as well have been Christmas morning for Bakersfield dove hunters. Yes, the first day of September marks the first day of dove hunting season in California, and in the Central Valley — from Modesto to Fresno, from Kings County to Kern — it’s an annual rite of passage.  Continue Reading...

- 9/1/2019

Long time hunter, now caregiver, looks for hunting land in the Charlotte area

CHARLOTTE, MI (WILX) -- Joe Thompson is a Navy veteran and has spent a majority his 54 years out in the fields hunting because for him, deer hunting isn't just a season, it's a year round process. "As soon as the season ends, I'm thinking what can I do next year differently to get a bigger buck or be more successful," said Thompson.  Continue Reading...

- 8/16/2019

Texas hunters, anglers in for big rule changes

Texas hunting and fishing licenses for 2019-20 went on sale Thursday, two weeks ahead of the Sept. 1 start of the new license year.  Continue Reading...

- 8/16/2019

Local hunters snag 10-foot gator on first day of hunting season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)-- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said there is an estimated 1.3 million alligators living in the wild. The statewide alligator harvest kicked off on Thursday. FWC said it handed out roughly 6,000 permits for the 2019 season. The first day of the harvest in Florida had pouring rain, but that did not dampen the efforts of some.  Continue Reading...

- 8/16/2019

City considers in-town bow hunting, eliminating runoff elections

City considers in-town bow hunting, eliminating runoff elections. The Rapid City Common Council addressed the possibility of eliminating runoff elections and bow hunting deer within city limits. As it stands, 21 permits will go to qualified hunters in the city through a lottery system. Game, Fish and Parks says that the hunting provides recreational opportunities while reducing car accidents and the occasional deer attack. Some residents did express their doubts, believing there are more humane ways to reduce the deer population.  Continue Reading...

- 8/8/2019

9 Key Questions to Ask Before Signing a Hunting Lease

Leasing land for hunting is a growing trend, and while we might lament those yonder years when a knock on a farmhouse door was all it took to get a “yes, of course, you can hunt back there,” there’s a lot to be said for joining a modern hunting lease or starting one on your own. But hunting leases come in as many shapes and sizes as 8-point buck racks.  Continue Reading...

- 8/6/2019

Idaho Fish and Game seeking public comment on proposed sage-grouse hunting season

BOISE, Ida. — Idaho Fish and Game officials are asking hunters and other interested parties to review and comment on a proposed sage-grouse hunting season for 2019. The deadline to comment is Monday, August 19th.  Continue Reading...

- 8/6/2019

NY hunting/trapping licenses for 2019-2020 season on sale

New York State hunting and trapping licenses for the 2019-20 season are now on sale, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced. “Buying a license helps support DEC’s many important conservation efforts and is the first step before heading out next season to safely and responsibly enjoy this great sport,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a press release  Continue Reading...

- 8/6/2019

Supporters vow to revive coyote-hunting contest ban proposal

A proposal to ban coyote-hunting contests in Oregon didn’t make it across the finish line during this year’s legislative session but proponents plan to resurrect the bill. Though Senate Bill 723 was approved by the Senate 17-12 despite vociferous opposition from rural lawmakers, it died in the House without a floor vote when the Legislature adjourned  Continue Reading...

- 8/6/2019

HLRBO Completes Addition of All Public Hunting Land in the United States on HLRBO.com

HLRBO has the mission of expanding access to hunting. Pursuant to that mission HLRBO has completed the addition of all public hunting land in the United States onto the internet’s premier hunting network, HLRBO.com. Hunters can now search all available public hunting land from Alaska to Hawaii from California to New York  Continue Reading...

- 8/2/2019

Game and Fish set hunting regulations and pronghorn, early goose dates

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has set regulations for small game, waterfowl and furbearers and has released the dates for pronghorn and early Canada goose hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 8/2/2019

High harvest expected in this year’s deer hunting season

KODIAK — Deer hunting season begins today in Kodiak. Hunters can expect a high harvest this year on the island, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.  Continue Reading...

- 8/2/2019

Mauna Kea Hunting Access Restored

Two days after the Hawaiʻi County Game Management Advisory Commission met in Hilo and discussed concerns related to the closure of Mauna Kea to hunting, the state has changed course. State hunting units A, K, and G, in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Natural Area Reserve will reopen today, the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources announced.  Continue Reading...

- 8/2/2019

Want to See Wildlife? Think Like a Hunter

Want to see some animals next time you’re outdoors? Wes Siler and Eric Whiting show you how to adapt knowledge from hunting to general wildlife viewing. These methods work just as well in Yellowstone National Park, where we filmed, as they do anywhere else in the country.  Continue Reading...

- 7/31/2019

CPW contest encourages hunters to mentor a friend

Hunters who take a friend along with them and help them learn the ins and outs of the sport can now win some prizes. To encourage hunters to take a friend with them into the field, Colorado Parks and Wildlife created a contest for mentors who pass on their knowledge. “There’s a lot to learn and a lot of regulations as far as going hunting,” Travis Duncan, CPW public information officer, said. “Having a friend who’s into it and knows the niche really helps break down the barriers to get involved.”  Continue Reading...

- 7/31/2019

Early Canada Goose Season Set

North Dakota’s early Canada goose season dates are set, with bag limits and licensing requirements the same as last year. Opening day for early Canada goose is Aug. 15 in all three zones. Closing dates are Sept. 7 in the Missouri River zone, Sept. 15 in the western zone and Sept. 20 in the eastern zone. Early Canada goose limits are 15 daily and 45 in possession.  Continue Reading...

- 7/31/2019

DNR releases 2019 deer hunting regulations: Here's what's new

There are some changes to be aware of ahead of deer hunting season this year in Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR has released its 2019 regulations handbook ahead of the fall deer season, with hunting licenses due to go on sale this Thursday right here.  Continue Reading...

- 7/31/2019

Nearly 45K anterless hunting licenses still available in York County

York County hunters looking to apply for one of 45,000 unsold licenses for antlerless deer hunting should submit an application and payment by Friday, Aug. 2, said York County Treasurer Barbara Bair. Residents who hold a valid 2019-20 hunting license will be eligible to buy the unsold licenses in the first round sale, which begins Monday, Aug. 5.  Continue Reading...

- 7/30/2019

Bow hunting inside city limits considered

Come September, bow hunting could be permitted within the Rapid City limits. The Legal and Finance Committee on Wednesday will hear a measure that amends a local ordinance to allow bow and arrow use for special permit holders. Permits would be issued through a proposed urban deer hunting program that the city is developing with the state Game, Fish and Parks Department.  Continue Reading...

- 7/30/2019

HLRBO Adds North Dakota and New Mexico Public Land

HLRBO has completed adding new public land to the website. You can now view public listings in the state of North Dakota and public listings in New Mexico. We are working hard to wrap up the final states in our quest to index all public land in the United States. 3 states remain. Tennessee, Colorado and Massachusetts. We hope to have those live in the next couple of weeks.  Continue Reading...

- 7/25/2019

Elk hunting to return to Missouri on limited basis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Elk hunting could return to Missouri next year but on a very limited scale. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Department of Conservation suggests in a draft set of rules published this week that it may initially only award five elk hunting permits through a lottery system.  Continue Reading...

- 7/25/2019

Applications for refuge hunt permits now open

HARLINGEN — Valley sportsmen and women in the hunt to take big game can now apply for permits for the fall season and hunts for exotics next year at two area wildlife refuges. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department handles applications for Laguna Atascosa and the Lower Rio Grande Valley refuges, where permit holders can take white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope and feral hogs.  Continue Reading...

- 7/22/2019

Hunting permits for big game going on sale Aug. 5

Permits for big game hunting will go on sale at any Nebraska Game and Parks Commission office or online beginning at 1 p.m. Central on Aug. 5. Residents, nonresidents and eligible landowners may purchase remaining 2019 deer and antelope permits. Residents and eligible landowners may purchase remaining elk permits. These permits will be available through the end of big game seasons. Go online at OutdoorNebraska.org, then click on Buy a Permit, then on Remaining Permits to see a list of available permits.  Continue Reading...

- 7/22/2019

Sandhill crane hunting returns to Alabama

A new hunting opportunity will be available for Alabama residents beginning in the 2019-20 season according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Continue Reading...

- 7/20/2019

Bow hunting season announced for Nags Head Woods Preserve

The Nature Conservancy allows bow hunting for white-tailed deer in the Nags Head Woods Preserve and according to THC, the annual hunt is designed to manage the deer herd and to ensure the herd’s health. The regular hunting season runs September 7, 2019 through January 1, 2020.  Continue Reading...

- 7/20/2019

HLRBO has made it even easier for landowners and hunters to connect with the newly updated HLRBO.COM

HLRBO has made it easier than ever for landowners and hunters to connect. The new HLRBO.COM's revolutionary design and technology makes it easier than ever for hunters to find their perfect hunting adventure while giving landowners the resources and tools they need to get the most from their property. With thousands of listings all over the country HLRBO is the internet's premier hunting network.  Continue Reading...

- 7/13/2019

Special needs kids practice bow hunting at 'Badges and Bullseyes'

Some kids with special needs from the Merrill area got the chance to experience bow hunting Friday, thanks to a local partnership. The Merrill Police Department and the Parks and Recreation Department worked with Little Lakes Memories to put on 'Badges and Bullseyes.' The event gives kids with special needs the opportunity to head out to the woods and do some target practice. About 14 kids were able to get out in some 'blinds that were set up and a target deer moved around so kids could practice shooting.  Continue Reading...

- 7/13/2019

Deer Hunting Forecast 2019

Hunters often fall into the trap of longing for the good old days, when, according to legend or conventional wisdom, things were supposedly better. One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experiencing some pretty good days right now. Coast to coast and border to border, opportunities abound, from tracking big-woods whitetails in the Northeast, glassing for ghost-like mule deer in the Southwest, shivering on a treestand while attempting to ambush a thick-necked Midwest brute, and more.  Continue Reading...

- 7/13/2019

The 25 Best New Guns, Knives, Bows, and Hunting Gear of the Year

The band is back together. After a several-year hiatus, Federal has teamed up with bullet-makers Nosler and Barnes to reintroduce loads with Accu­bond and TSX projectiles. I hunted with the Federal 180-grain Barnes TSX in .30/06 last fall, and it delivered accuracy as fine as ever. More good news: Federal has added loads with bullets from Berger and Hornady too.  Continue Reading...

- 7/10/2019

ODFW proposing changes to 2020 hunting seasons

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to make some changes to the 2020 hunting seasons. Corey Heath, a wildlife biologist with ODFW, said there are 38 pages worth of changes the agency wants to adopt, a few of which would impact hunters here in Central Oregon.  Continue Reading...

- 7/10/2019

Western hunting outfitters think China is the future of the market

Soon after immigrating to Canada in 2002, Chinese entrepreneur Jerry Li hunted for the first time, shooting a black bear in British Columbia. Just three years later, he and his twin brother founded ShooterKing, a high-end hunting clothing brand. And last month, he organized China’s first ever hunting show.  Continue Reading...

- 7/10/2019

Lead Ammunition is Now Banned for Hunting Wildlife in California

Beginning July 1, lead ammunition is banned for hunting wildlife anywhere in California. It's the final phasing in of a law California passed in 2013. Governor Jerry Brown signed it in large part to protect the threatened California condor.  Continue Reading...

- 7/1/2019

Coeur d’Alene hunting, fishing program showcases disabled hunters, anglers

Since 2014, Brett Surplus has known he wanted to start a hunting television show. But the Rathdrum resident also knew he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the standard hunting television format.  Continue Reading...

- 7/1/2019

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces hunters harvested 564 wild turkeys during 2019 season

Delaware’s month-long spring wild turkey hunting season, which ended May 11, yielded a harvest of 564 birds, slightly lower than last year’s harvest of 571 birds, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Toms (males at least two years of age) accounted for 439 of the harvested birds this year, representing 78 percent of the total harvest.  Continue Reading...

- 6/29/2019

Pa. Sunday hunting bill passes Senate and moves to House, three Sundays specified

The hotly debated Sunday hunting bill (SB 147) in Pennsylvania has officially passed the state Senate by a vote of 36-14 and will now move to the House of Representatives. The bill would empower the Game Commission to regulate hunting on three Sundays out of the year.  Continue Reading...

- 6/29/2019

MDC announces initial plan for Missouri elk hunting

MDC hopes to eventually reach a target population of 500 animals and will use hunting to manage herd size and location. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shared its initial plan for a limited elk-hunting season with the Missouri Conservation Commission at the Commission’s public meeting June 28 at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City. The Commission gave its initial approval of the proposed plan, and MDC is asking for public comments.  Continue Reading...

- 6/29/2019

AGFC Foundation hopes to combat declining number of hunting, fishing licenses

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A decline in the number of hunting and fishing licenses has the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Foundation working to turn that trend around. It's something the foundation has noticed in the last few years. And it's not concentrated in a specific area, but a general decline across Arkansas. Foundation members contribute some of that loss of interest to video games and social media, so their mission is education.  Continue Reading...

- 6/23/2019

OUR TOP 10 HUNTING LODGES IN THE AMERICAN BACKCOUNTRY

Hunting lodges have experienced a renewal in popularity of late, if not because of the activities offered there, then for the amenities and opportunities for outdoor exploration that continue to improve. Families interested in staying at a hunting lodge can expect horseback rides for the kids, swimming pools, and daily activities to keep the whole family entertained.  Continue Reading...

- 6/22/2019

Arizona Game And Fish Votes To Ban Certain Types Of Hunting Contests

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Friday voted to ban hunting contests that charge hunters fees and then award prizes for killing the most of certain types of predatory and fur-bearing animals. Commissioner Kurt Davis, who is an avid hunter, said his vote in favor of the contest ban supports the North American Wildlife Conservation Model created in the mid-1800s, which anglers and hunters advocated to conserve species.  Continue Reading...

- 6/22/2019

Commission approves mountain lion hunting season for 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a mountain lion hunting season for 2020 at its meeting Friday in Alma. The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska. The season will allow the population to remain resilient and healthy, while halting growth or moderately reducing the population size. This will initiate a reduction of the population density in the Pine Ridge to one similar to that of other states that allow mountain lion hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 6/22/2019

Catahoula Lake appeal heads to Supreme Court

On Friday, May 31, Louisiana’s attorney general, Jeff Landry, officially filed an appeal with the state supreme court to overturn a previous judicial decision that denies public access to one of the state’s most historic and important waterfowl hunting and research sanctuaries: Catahoula Lake.  Continue Reading...

- 6/21/2019

Fish and Wildlife Board declines petition to limit coyote hunting

The state’s Fish and Wildlife Board voted against a petition Wednesday night to end the open season on coyotes. In Vermont and many other states, there’s an open season on coyotes, meaning anyone with a hunting license can kill them at any time of the year.  Continue Reading...

- 6/21/2019

Sunday hunting bill reaches new ground but with changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Senate Bill 147 is out of committee and getting more traction than any other legislation to expand Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania's history. Supporters of Sunday hunting say the latest proposal is bittersweet. They asked for 14 Sundays, but changes to the legislation propose three Sundays. "We're pleased that the opportunity is being presented to hunters," said Kevin Askew, the executive director for Hunters United for Sunday Hunting. "We're disappointed that it's only three days."  Continue Reading...

- 6/20/2019

Iowa City council adds bow hunting to plan for reducing deer population

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa City Council has added bow hunting to its plan for reducing the city's rapidly rising deer population. The Iowa Natural Resources Commission for years approved city plans to contract sharpshooters to trim back the herd. But the city's request for a new hunt by sharpshooters has twice been rejected. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the commission is concerned that the city plans rely too heavily on sharpshooters and that bow hunting would be more effective.  Continue Reading...

- 6/20/2019

Hunting Elephants Will Help Them Survive

A phone call from home in Botswana awakened me late one night while I was in the U.S. this month on a trade mission. Balisi Sebudubudu, a man from the rural village of Semolale, had been herding cattle when he was attacked and killed by an elephant.  Continue Reading...

- 6/20/2019

Public invited to comment on big game hunting season structure recommendations

The public is invited to comment on Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff recommendations and alternatives for the 2020-2024 Big Game Season Structure (BGSS).  Continue Reading...

- 6/19/2019

WV hunters bagged some big bucks in 2018

West Virginia’s deer hunters didn’t break any records in 2018, but they certainly managed to kill their share of trophy bucks. Eighty-five bucks qualified for inclusion in the West Virginia Big Buck Certification Program, run by the state Division of Natural Resources. The program recognizes firearm kills whose antlers measure at least 140 inches and archery kills whose antlers measure at least 125.  Continue Reading...

- 6/19/2019

BIG GAME HUNTING LICENSE DRAW RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 20

CASPER, Wyo. — Hunters will soon know whether they will receive licenses to go after big game in Wyoming. Draw results for resident elk, deer and antelope licenses and nonresident deer and antelope licences will be announced at 10 am Thursday, June 20. “For hunters, one of the most exciting days of the year is approaching,” the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said. “Everyone who entered the draw will be able to check their results online. Licenses will be mailed to successful applicants by July 31.”  Continue Reading...

- 6/18/2019

Watered down Pa. Sunday hunting bill passes Senate committee: What's next?

Senate Bill 147, which would empower the Game Commission to regulate Sunday hunting, has taken the next step toward lifting the ban on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. The bill passed the Appropriations Committee in the state Senate, but did so with some significant changes from the original bill.  Continue Reading...

- 6/18/2019

The 9 Best New Compound Hunting Bows, Tested and Ranked

After shooting more than 1,000 arrows through 9 new compound hunting bows, we picked a winner. On the one hand, Danny Hin­ton is a stoic guy with an engineering background. On the other, he’s a die-hard bowhunter and the former owner-operator of an archery pro shop.  Continue Reading...

- 6/18/2019

Waiting for hunting seasons

From the end of the spring turkey and snow goose seasons until the mid-August early Canada goose opener, North Dakotans find themselves in a stretch of about three months with no gamebird season open.  Continue Reading...

- 6/18/2019

'Git-R-Done': Trump opens 1.4 million federal acres to hunters, anglers

President Trump isn’t much of an outdoorsman, aside from golf. But maybe more than any president since Teddy Roosevelt, he understands the importance of others getting outside to boat, hunt, fish, shoot, and hike and their demands for access to federal lands and waterways.  Continue Reading...

- 6/18/2019

Deer hunting in Little Rock? It’s being studied

City Manager Bruce Moore has distributed to the City Board ways in which the city could allow bow hunting of deer in the city limits to reduce the deer population. The three basic options: 1) change ordinance to allow bow hunting in the city; 2) a “hunt club” format, with a set number of tags in a defined period; and 3) a cooperative program with the Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Bowhunters Association in which trained hunters could get a permit and an unlimited bag limit.  Continue Reading...

- 6/17/2019

California hunters face nation’s first lead ammo ban

The nation’s first 100% lead ammunition ban for hunters takes effect in two weeks in California. The law shows a will to protect individual animals and birds and is taking effect as a fait accompli among hunters.  Continue Reading...

- 6/17/2019

Congratulations to HLRBO April Contest Winner!

Congratulations to HLRBO April contest winner Bryan Carleton and thank you for sending in a photo. We are glad to see you are enjoying the DJI Mavic Pro drone! Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest and we encourage you to please check out the latest contest from HLRBO here https://www.hlrbo.com/contest. We are giving away a Browning Strike Force Gen 5 Trail Camera.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

15 Best Duck and Goose Guns Ever

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what's beautiful in the duck marsh or goose pit is the gun that works, no matter how harsh the conditions. Picking the 15 best of anything isn't easy, and with waterfowl guns we've got 120 years worth of history to consider, from the Model 1897 Winchester, the first pump for smokeless powder, to the high-tech 3 ½-inch semi-autos of today. The guns on this list have proven their worth over countless sunrises, and they will not fail you. They are not listed in any particular order. —P.B.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

Application period opens for Arkansas alligator hunting permits

Applications for the 2019 Arkansas alligator season will be available at from 8 a.m., June 15 through midnight, June 30. After a slow start in last year’s hunt, Alligator Zone 2, composed of South Central Arkansas, will again have a private land at-large opportunity for alligator hunters. Zone 2 was closed to all alligator sport hunting from 2007 until last year to help analyze the impact hunting had on alligator populations in the two open zones (southeast and southwest Arkansas). That comparison is no longer needed.  Continue Reading...

- 6/15/2019

Sunday hunting in Pa.: Both sides are digging in

Social media ran rampant after the Game Commission’s board of directors approved the Saturday after Thanksgiving as the opening day of deer rifle season. That decision quickly transformed into a rumor mill of possibly allowing Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania.  Continue Reading...

- 6/14/2019

Pennsylvania: Contact Your Senators in Support of Pro-Hunting Legislation

Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Senator Dan Laughlin, would expand hunting opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters. This legislation would allow hunters more time to take part in one of America’s oldest traditions. Further, hunters pump millions of dollars into habitat restoration and conservation through Pittman-Robertson funds, and deserve to be able to use them to their fullest extent.  Continue Reading...

- 6/14/2019

Outdoors writers toast O’Connor

The Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center will celebrate its 13th anniversary tonight and on Saturday extend for a second year its public forum of hunting and outdoor writers. The center, essentially a museum that houses many of the late writer’s trophy big game animals, guns and writing memorabilia at Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston, will hold a fundraising banquet at the Red Lion Hotel this evening.  Continue Reading...

- 6/14/2019

The Best Arrows for Deer Hunting

Fill your quiver with the right ammo this season All arrows pretty much look the same, but the similarities end with aesthetics because they certainly don’t offer cookie-cutter performance. Far from it. Arrows vary widely from brand to brand – even batch to batch – and that matters. A lot.  Continue Reading...

- 6/13/2019

Special urban archery hunts to open deer season

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers.  Continue Reading...

- 6/13/2019

Oklahoma black bear hunting area expands from 4 counties to 13; no quota for archery season

When the hunting season for black bears opens Oct. 1 in Oklahoma, the area available to hunters will have more than doubled in size, and the bag limit will remain the same.  Continue Reading...

- 6/12/2019

Pa. Game Commission Has Perks For Residents Who Apply Early For Hunting Licenses

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– The wait is over, as the firearms deer season approaches, hunting licenses go on sale June 17. For general licenses, Pennsylvania residents pay $20.90 and nonresidents pay $101.90.  Continue Reading...

- 6/12/2019

Hunting Axis Deer on Lanai Island

Hunting Axis Deer on Lanai Island Tourists know this spot as a tropical getaway with fancy resorts. Outdoorsmen know it as a deer-hunting paradise  Continue Reading...

- 6/11/2019

The 18 Best New Hunting and Precision Rifles, Tested

We burned thousands of rounds testing the newest hunting rifles, precision rifles, and rimfires. These are our top picks  Continue Reading...

- 6/11/2019

Six notable changes in the 2019-2020 Pa. Hunting and Trapping Digest

Hunting licenses officially go on sale on June 17, while antlerless applications are being accepted July 8 for Pennsylvania residents and July 15 for nonresidents. The release of those dates means the 2019-2020 hunting season is upon us. And with the start of the hunting season comes the release of the new Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest.  Continue Reading...

- 6/11/2019

Black-Tailed Deer Season to Open on Kaua‘i

Deer hunters can now apply for permits ahead of the opening of the 2019 black-tailed deer hunting season on Kaua‘i. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), announced on June 5, 2019.  Continue Reading...

- 6/9/2019

East Hampton May Ban Hunting for One Day a Week

An organization called the East Hampton Group for Wildlife has proposed that the Town of East Hampton set aside one day a week during the hunting season, either a Saturday or Sunday, when hunting would not be allowed. The forcefulness of the presentation at a town board meeting by many members of this group, including Ron Delsener, the entertainment mogul, has gotten the board’s full attention. Early indications are that at least some of the board members are wishy washy about how they stand. It’s been postponed to a further meeting in June for more discussion.  Continue Reading...

- 6/9/2019

Waterfowl seasons announced; camp space still available

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019-2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources. “The 2019-2020 waterfowl hunting season has changed compared to previous years,” Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resources Division, said in a news release.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Robertson: Why hunters quit

My turkey hunting partner, Scott Neely, and I were talking the other day. We hadn’t seen a single hunter in close to two weeks. The only tire tracks on the roads were made by oil workers or loggers. No one was hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Turkey hunting still a passion at age 87: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Harvesting a spring gobbler is a true trophy in Penns Woods. They are an elusive quarry. Eyesight that is remarkable and hearing that can detect the slightest sound make a mature wild turkey the ultimate in hunting.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Oregon Approves New Hunting Measure of Endangered Wolves

SALEM, Ore. (CN) – State officials relaxed rules Friday to make it easier to kill the state’s endangered gray wolves if they are found to have eaten livestock. Under the new rules, the commission can approve wolf kills if a pack is confirmed to have killed livestock twice in nine months.  Continue Reading...

- 6/8/2019

Moose hunt lottery 2019: Many will enter, 49 will win on June 21

CONCORD, NH —The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 21, at 9 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. The public and interested media are invited to be on hand to watch the excitement as the names are drawn.  Continue Reading...

- 6/7/2019

Georgia Waterfowl Hunting Dates Approved For 2019-2020 Season

The Board of Natural Resources has set the dates for the 2019-2020 migratory bird season and made some changes to the regulations. Duck hunting season will now end on January 31st each year, instead of the last Sunday in January like previous years. There are also changes to bag limits for Mallards and Pintail. Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resource Division says, “the daily bag limit for Mallards dropped to two this year, with no more than one hen, and the Pintail bag limit dropped to one. These bag limit changes are responsive to population levels for these species”.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Wyoming reels in wolf hunting quotas

Biologists in charge of Canis lupus in Wyoming assessed the fewest wolves since hunting began seven years ago, and in response they are rolling back quotas in almost all areas where the species is carefully managed.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

What Deer Hunters Should Know About the 2019 QDMA Report

For nearly a decade, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has compiled and disseminated some of North America’s finest research on whitetail deer. This year’s Whitetail Report lays a finger squarely on the pulse of America’s deer hunters and provides a long-term look at what’s truly happening in the world of whitetails. Here are a few important figures from the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Trump administration announces plan for expanded hunting, fishing access across 1.4 million protected acres

In a bid to increase access to public lands, the Interior Department unveiled a proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing access to 1.4 million acres in 46 states. The plan, announced Wednesday, would open 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outdoor sporting enthusiasts.  Continue Reading...

- 6/6/2019

Rarest of the Rare ‘Pitch Black’ Deer Spotted in Northern Michigan

A man in Northern Michigan spotted the rarest of the rare deers on his property on May 29—a ‘pitch black’ deer caused by an extremely uncommon genetic mutation. “I see a lot of critters up here but I have never seen nor even heard of one of these. I was taking my trailer back to my pole barn property yesterday and so drove past the driveway in order to back in,” John Roach wrote on Facebook.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

Kentucky extends crossbow deer hunting season

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission announced Tuesday that crossbow deer hunting season will be extended this year. The new season will run from Sept. 21, 2019, to Jan. 20, 2020.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

TED NUGENT SAYS HUNTING AND MAKING MUSIC ‘ENHANCE EACH OTHER’

Ted Nugent talked up the experience of killing a buck then proceeding to his studio to make music, saying the two actions were enhancements of each other. He also described Keith Richards as his “nemesis” and Tom Morello as his “blood brother” in a discussion about appreciating artists who don’t agree with his way of life and politics.  Continue Reading...

- 6/5/2019

Governor Abbott signs bill allowing the hunting of feral hogs without license

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has given some ammunition to those who are in a battle against Texas' feral hog population. Governor Abbott signed House Bill 317 which allows people to hunt feral hogs without a hunting license. The law, which was authored by Senator Bryan Hughes of Mineloa, was passed unanimously by the House and Senate before going to the governor's desk.  Continue Reading...

- 6/4/2019

Stop hunting grizzlies? They won’t stop hunting us!

Gather round children, your humble outdoor scribe is once again trying to fulfill his duties by keeping you up to date in the outdoor world. Like me, you would probably rather hear about my latest failure at turkey hunting, or maybe some new shotgun I could tell you about.  Continue Reading...

- 6/4/2019

Conservationist's View: Thank veterans for privilege of hunting, fishing on public lands

Americans recognize and remember our nation's veterans every year on Armed Forces Day (for those who currently wear the uniform), Memorial Day (for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and never made it out of uniform), and Veterans Day (for those who used to wear the uniform). What's less well known is the key role veterans play in protecting our great public lands' hunting and angling heritage.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Fewer Hunters in the US, but Higher Hunting License Sales?

Many of us have heard in hunting circles that the number of hunters now, relative to the ’70s and ’80s, is down quite a bit. Maybe it’s because we are a more wired or “techy” society and fewer of the upcoming generation are willing to venture into the outdoors. No one is sure of the reason, but it’s peculiar that hunting license sales are going up at the same time. Seems like an oxymoron, right? Well, there is an explanation for all of this.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Experts to weigh in on wolf hunting in Bemidji

BEMIDJI — Two regional experts on wolves will discuss the impact of the removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Bemidji Public Library. Barry Babcock of Laporte and Robert J. Shimek of the White Earth Reservation will be talking about the removal of the gray wolf and the impacts of a possible recreational hunt season on the population of wolves in Minnesota.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Good day for toms as Maine turkey hunt ends for spring

AUGUSTA, MAINE — Maine's season for hunting wild turkeys in the spring has ended for the year. The Pine Tree State allows hunters to pursue the birds in spring and fall to help control their population. Wild turkeys were once rare in Maine, but the population rebounded after years of conservation efforts.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Bear hunters hoping for expanded seasons come up empty for now

Maine’s bear hunters were hoping to bag big wins in the legislature this year, but their proposals for an overhaul of the state’s hunting rules will have to wait. State legislators considered a change offered by a pro-hunting group that would have allowed state biologists to adjust the length of the season and the number of animals a hunter can kill.  Continue Reading...

- 6/2/2019

Nearly 200,000 deer killed by hunters in South Carolina in 2018

Deer hunting season is still several months away but hunters are already buzzing about South Carolina’s “most popular, sought after, economically important and controversial game animal” — the white-tailed deer. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently released its 2018 Deer Harvest Report, showing a slight increase in the total number of deer killed in the state. The complete report, compiled by wildlife biologists Charles Ruth and Jay Cantrell with the SCDNR’s Big Game Program, can be found at the department’s website, dnr.sc.gov.  Continue Reading...

- 6/1/2019

DNR board approves bear plan, prohibits hound hunting in central zone

The Natural Resources Board approved an updated Wisconsin black bear management plan with one exception. It prohibited hound hunting in the state's central zone. The 2019-20 plan, replacing guidance drafted in 1980, increases the number of bear management zones from four to six and establishes population objectives defined as cultural carrying capacity rather than numerical targets.  Continue Reading...

- 6/1/2019

Editorial: Noem's pheasant hunting initiative needs better aim

In a general sense, it’s encouraging to see Gov. Kristi Noem aggressively address the issue of South Dakota’s pheasant population as it pertains to hunting and the state’s economy. Bagging birds is big business, as evidenced by the more than $130 million spent annually by out-of-state sportsmen, helping to make tourism one of the state’s most vital industries.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Continue the deer hunt? Public hearing is June 5

Is deer hunting the slaughter of innocents? A time honored tradition connecting today’s suburbanites to more rugged forebears who struggled to tame the wilderness? A sensible response to the proliferation of tick-borne diseases from deer-borne ticks? All of the above?  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Time to apply for WMA deer hunts

Summer just started, but it's never too early to talk about deer hunting. If you don't have private land to hunt, consider applying for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's wildlife management area-controlled deer hunts.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

You say you want to hunt rattlesnakes? Here's where you can do it.

Rattlesnake and copperhead roundups used to be a big deal in Pennsylvania. One of the most popular - and one that hasn't been held for years - was the copperhead roundup at the Indian Steps Museum on the west bank of the Susquehanna River in Lower Chanceford Township. The event routinely attracted snake hunters from all over, but was canceled for a variety of reasons.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. — -(AmmoLand.com)- Spending in the overall hunting and shooting sports market grew 11% in 2018, according to a new market size report now available from Southwick Associates. Despite well-publicized decreases in the firearm and ammunition categories, 2018 sales for accessories and support equipment grew, driving the overall market to a total of $21.3 billion in retail sales.  Continue Reading...

- 5/31/2019

Learn the 10 Habits of Highly Successful Deer Hunters

Consistently tag larger whitetail bucks using a few tips and tricks from hunters who do it better than anyone  Continue Reading...

- 5/30/2019

Attention Hunters: These Are the Best .22 Rifles of 2019

The question of what is the best .22 rifle is one of those perennial debates that never goes away. Though the humble .22 is often eclipsed by “full-sized” rifles on many review sites and blogs, the truth is that rimfire .22 ammunition is still by far the most fired ammo in America.  Continue Reading...

- 5/30/2019

Registration for Alabama’s 2019 gator hunting season starts next week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will open up online registration for the state’s annual alligator hunt next week. Registration for the regulated alligator hunts opens online at 8 a.m. June 4 and must be completed by 8 a.m. July 10. Selection status will be updated after noon July 10, and hunters have to confirm their acceptance by 8 a.m. July 17.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

Maine to issue more moose hunt permits for 2nd straight year

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The state with the largest moose population in the 48 contiguous United States is set to issue more hunting permits for the giant animals this year. A spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says an advisory council has signed off on a permit increase of more than 10 percent. That will raise the total permits to 2,820.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

Massive bighorn sheep killed by tribal member snubbed for Idaho state record over hunting dispute

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will not recognize a bighorn sheep killed by a Nez Perce Tribe member as a state record because the agency said the ram was shot in violation of state hunting regulations, even though those regulations don’t apply to tribe members hunting on ancestral lands.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

GET READY: Quota hunt applications accepted beginning June 1

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  Continue Reading...

- 5/29/2019

Putting a wrap on WV's spring turkey hunting

At the time of penning this article, I was sitting alongside my son Jack at an airport terminal awaiting a flight back to the West Virginia hills of our home. A glance out the airport window revealed the front range of the Rocky Mountain and most all peaks were covered with snow. The reason for our travels was our annual pilgrimage to chase a game bird - the wild turkey.  Continue Reading...

- 5/28/2019

Should polar bear hunting be legal? It’s complicated.

Countries around the world agree that polar bears are in trouble: They’re considered threatened in the United States, of special concern in Canada, and vulnerable internationally. Yet in much of their icy habitat, it’s perfectly legal to pick up a gun and shoot one.  Continue Reading...

- 5/28/2019

Will Sunday deer hunting come to Pennsylvania?

A bill that would allow deer hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania is stalled in the state Senate Appropriations Committee. And although there is little hope of it moving forward this session, those working on it say there is room for compromise.  Continue Reading...

- 5/27/2019

Waterfowl hunters have much to learn before going into the field

Unlike most other game species, waterfowl hunters require more than passing knowledge of their quarry; seasons may be split, both state and federal laws apply, and hunters must be able to accurately identify the particular bird or birds they are attempting to hunt.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Grizzlies on the move in Rockies as plans for hunting are in limbo

Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho expanded their range by about 1,500 square miles over the past two years.  Continue Reading...

- 5/27/2019

TWRA announces chronic wasting disease unit in West TN; hunting seasons extended

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the creation of a new chronic wasting disease deer hunting unit in response to the disease being found last year in three West Tennessee counties.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Turkey season is not a sprint

What a morning it was. The birds were hammering from the roost before dawn and continued gobbling even after fly-down. We shared vocal volleys with two vociferous toms for a lengthy duration but just couldn’t coax them close enough to seal the deal. Off we went to another location where we struck gobbling gold a second time, but again failed to fool our feathered foes into shotgun range.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Big changes in store for PA waterfowl hunters for 2019-20 season

Big changes are in store for southeast Pennsylvania – including Lancaster County - waterfowl hunters this fall. Concerned by population declines, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved reductions in hunting opportunities for mallards and migratory Canada geese for the 2019-20 season. When it comes to managing migratory waterfowl, the USFWS divides the nation into four major flyways – Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific.  Continue Reading...

- 5/26/2019

Small-Bore Boom: Now is the Time to Buy a New .410 Shotgun

The small-bore shotgun revolution has been televised—or at least videoed and blasted out over social media. A few years back, some Facebook showmen reaped turkeys with .410 pistols. It was little more than a stunt at the time, given the limited reach of standard .410 shotshells. But then early last year, Federal announced production runs of .410 shells loaded with Tungsten Super Shot—a modern alloy that’s denser than lead. Suddenly, all those old .410 single shots stuffed behind truck seats became 40-yard turkey guns.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again

The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Moose crashes snowy Colorado elopement, provides no objections to the secret union

A couple eloped to Colorado specifically to keep their wedding intimate, but an uninvited guest ending up crashing the private nuptials. On May 20, an Illinois couple said “I do” in Rocky Mountain National Park with only the officiant and wedding photography crew in attendance – before a wild moose arrived to pay her respects, the Denver Post reports.  Continue Reading...

- 5/25/2019

Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Godfrey's Pond on Griswold Road, Stafford, hosts the Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge. The event is open to the public. The event is geared toward "every day" retrievers, dogs who are pets and companions and hunt with their masters as a hobby. All sporting breeds are invited to participate but only retrieving breeds will be scored. Dogs that hold field trial titles and hunt test titles may also participate but these dogs will not be scored.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

Further spread of chronic wasting disease alarms hunters, wildlife officials

The discovery in March that a rocky mountain elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Clark County — the easternmost case ever found in South Dakota — has provided scientists further evidence that the deadly disease is continuing to spread across the state.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

Iowa turkey hunters bag more than 11,000 birds

Des Moines, IA. — Turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 11,400 Iowa birds this spring through the mandatory registration system, which is about 300 birds fewer than were harvested in 2018. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 5 with the youth season and ended on May 12. Hunters purchased 47,400 spring turkey tags.  Continue Reading...

- 5/24/2019

No changes to hunting seasons

From county commission meetings to the governor’s office, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Crow tribal member’s alleged poaching in the Bighorn National Forest has officials and hunters discussing — and mostly guessing about — the ramifications of the decision.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

With nothing to lose, these turkey hunters managed a gain

Magic and misfortune are no strangers in turkey blinds. The wizardry sometimes involves wildlife encounters: Bald eagles swooping at plastic turkey decoys or even carrying them away. Coyotes or bobcats stalking those fake turkeys. Or long-beards gobbling and strutting in all their glory.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Deer hunt to continue in Ann Arbor after city council vote

Ann Arbor – Hunting deer in the city of Ann Arbor will continue as part of efforts to control the deer population. WXYZ-TV reports City Council during a meeting that began Monday night rejected an amendment that would have put a stop to the culling of deer. The vote came after supporters and opponents of the hunts involving sharpshooters turned out to voice their opinions on the issue.  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Here Is How to Pick the Best 'Survival' Rifle (For Hunting or Self Defense)

Proper planning is what separates true survivors from the rest. If a survival scenario were to arise, such as after a natural disaster or economic collapse, are you prepared to care for your family? Having the best survival rifle on hand can help you weather the storm. But how do you choose the right one for your situation?  Continue Reading...

- 5/23/2019

Hunters will soon get a look at new deer management plans

The statewide management plans for mule deer and white-tailed deer are being revised, and hunters will want to take note of upcoming opportunities to review and comment on the plans and talk to wildlife managers about them. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials presented drafts of the management plans to the Fish and Game Commission at its May 17 meeting in Grangeville.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Hunt for second turkey continues

Since I shot my tom turkey this spring at Schroon Lake in Essex County several weeks ago, I have been working hard for number two. It seems to have rained every day. I have called in several jakes and let them go. I am looking for beard dragger. I know, you don’t eat the beard, but I want a big one. However, I have had some fun on these hunts. The funniest was on a windy and rainy day when I dozed for a half hour. When I opened my eyes, there were five turkeys, three of them were real jakes standing with my two decoys. Never got any answers the rest of that morning.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Moose permit increase approved, but any-deer hunting permits may be reduced

An additional 11 percent of hunters will receive permits for the fall moose hunt this year, but the number of any-deer hunting permits might be reduced by 20 percent because of the high number of does taken last season, state biologists announced Tuesday at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council meeting.  Continue Reading...

- 5/22/2019

Hunters would be protected from cell phone harassment under House bill

LANSING, MI -- Hunters and fishermen would be protected from harassment from people recording their activity under a bill pending in the Michigan House. House Bill 4340, sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland Township, would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to make it illegal to record someone who is lawfully taking an animal or fish.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

Alabama nonprofit takes special-needs children on hunting, fishing trips

Kidz Outdoors works around the year to give special-needs children across the country hunting and fishing opportunities they would otherwise not have. The Alabama Power Foundation recently presented the nonprofit with a grant that will help Kidz Outdoors continue its work. Based in Hueytown, Alabama, Kidz Outdoors has sent hundreds of kids on hunting and fishing trips. Other outdoor activities include swimming with dolphins and more.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

Hunting fades away if the young don’t follow

You could have knocked me over with a feather. That is if I had any feathers. The way this turkey season has gone I didn’t seem to have any feathers, or turkeys. O well, no problem, it was a beautiful spring morning I would just trot back up the hill to where I had my trusty bicycle parked and easily pedal the four miles back to the house. (When you’re fifteen years old that ain’t nothin’) Probably get in some bank fishing on the river this afternoon.  Continue Reading...

- 5/21/2019

21 Ways to Recruit New People into Hunting

Teaching someone to hunt or fish isn't easy. We're talking about immersing the person into a deep, nuanced passion that could define how they view the natural world around them. The key is to take it one step at a time. So we compiled a list of tips tactics, and ideas on how to be a better hunting and fishing mentor.  Continue Reading...

- 5/20/2019

Deer hunting debate heads to June 5 hearing

Deer hunting, which appears to have dramatically reduced car-deer road accidents in Ridgefield, will be up for debate by townspeople on June 5. The number of deer killed by hunters in Ridgefield was at 123 in 1996, peaked at 336 in 2009, and had fallen back down to 153 in 2018, according to state figures presented to the selectmen by the town deer committee.  Continue Reading...

- 5/20/2019

Shed hunting begins near Augusta

AUGUSTA – Big game season is long over, but that didn’t stop hundreds of sportsmen from hitting the hills near Augusta Wednesday. May 15th is an important day for area outdoorsmen as it’s the day the Sun River Wildlife Management Area opens to the public.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

Pennsylvania Game Commission hires marketing specialist to inform hunters, unite the ranks

When your company hasn’t been allowed a pay raise in 20 years and has a steadily falling customer base, is now the time to shell out $85,000 for a marketing specialist? The Pennsylvania Game Commission thinks so. The agency recently hired Matt Morrett, a nationally known turkey hunter with branding experience since he was a teen at Central Dauphin High School.  Continue Reading...

- 5/19/2019

New Wyoming Hunting Group Takes The Old Guard To Task

Rob Shaul wants to ensure that fair chase is returned front and center to the national conversation around hunting. Shaul lives on the edge of the Gros Ventre Wilderness in the southern half of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A 5th-generation Wyomingite, hunter, angler and avid outdoorsperson, this graduate of the Coast Guard Academy worked for years as a journalist, publishing and editing the Pinedale Roundup newspaper.  Continue Reading...

- 5/18/2019

Bait privilege license provides options for hog, deer hunting

The Alabama legislature recently passed legislation that allows hunters on privately owned or leased land to purchase a bait privilege license that makes it legal to hunt feral pigs (year-round during daylight hours only) and white-tailed deer (during the deer-hunting season only) with the aid of bait.  Continue Reading...

- 5/18/2019

Mountain lion hunting season planned for 2020 in northwest Nebraska

On the heels of Nebraska’s second mountain lion hunting season, state officials have started preparing for a third hunt next year. The Game and Parks Commission announced proposed regulation changes for the 2020 season on Friday. A public hearing on the proposal is set for June 21 at a commission meeting in Alma, Nebraska.  Continue Reading...

- 5/18/2019

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