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Hunters and anglers need to be more aware of bogus forwarded emails

Hunters and anglers need to be more aware of bogus forwarded emails

Informed hunters, anglers and trappers need to stop misleading viral emails before they start.

June 2014
Hunting archery 102: Picking apart sight pins

Hunting archery 102: Picking apart sight pins

What color, size, and configuration of sight pins on your hunting bow will lead to the best accuracy afield?

June 2014
Review of deer season surprises few

Review of deer season surprises few

All in all, there are no surprises to be found in DNR’s annual deer season review – except perhaps for the fact the state sold fewer permits for the 2013-14 campaign.

June 2014
Breeding duck numbers hit record high

Breeding duck numbers hit record high

North America’s breeding duck population this spring was an estimated 49.2 million birds, the highest number on record.

June 2014
Don't let fireworks season ruin your pointer or flusher for hunting season

Don't let fireworks season ruin your pointer or flusher for hunting season

Think ahead this Fourth of July holiday weekend to prevent gunshy problems in your upland bird dog

June 2014
American Birding Association to birders: Buy duck stamps

American Birding Association to birders: Buy duck stamps

Duck stamps are one of the most effective conservation tools in the United States, and one birding association is calling for birders to buy the stamps.

June 2014
Waterfowlers have reason to get in the mood

Waterfowlers have reason to get in the mood

As biologists hover above waterholes and ponds in Canada hunters here in Illinois are preparing for an annual waterfowling tradition: the July round of public waterfowl blind drawings.

June 2014
Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Bowhunters who go afield with lighted nocks on their arrows or who mount a video camera on their bow may now have their buck, bear, bull, or ram legally entered into the Pope and Young

June 2014
Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Archery practice: How many arrows should you shoot during a target session?

June 2014
Dove hunting suffering from generational gap

Dove hunting suffering from generational gap

A “handing down” of the state’s dove hunting heritage doesn’t appear to be taking hold, as hunter effort and subsequent harvests continue steady declines.

June 2014
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