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Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

April 2015
Turkey hunters set up for spring strut

Turkey hunters set up for spring strut

DNR biologists say turkey hunters in most of the state should find plenty of birds in the field this spring – though overall population levels remain flat and some regions are experiencing a decline.

April 2015
Coyote proposal amended; bobcat measure moves on

Coyote proposal amended; bobcat measure moves on

A proposal that would allow crossbow hunters to have an open season on coyotes appeared ready to advance in the Senate – but only after an amendment added language limiting the bill.

April 2015
Hunters asked to report dead waterfowl

Hunters asked to report dead waterfowl

Ducks and geese found dead on popular waterfowl hunting sites this winter led DNR to issue alerts to spring goose hunters about methods for handling birds.

March 2015
Who knew? Tape shows deer raiding birds’ nests

Who knew? Tape shows deer raiding birds’ nests

Could blame placed on coyotes and foxes for robbing spring nests of quail and pheasants be shared by an animal we thought feasted only on grass, twigs and farm crops?

March 2015
Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

Mouth calling is great, but most experienced gobbler chasers and expert callers always carry an assortment of slate, glass, or graphite pot calls.

March 2015
Increasing your odds of finding shed antlers

Increasing your odds of finding shed antlers

More and more people look for shed deer antlers every year.

March 2015
Southern Illinois hunter downs ‘outfitted’ goose

Southern Illinois hunter downs ‘outfitted’ goose

What began as a simple snow goose hunt quickly turned into a geography lesson and a reminder of the extent that waterfowl species “get around.”

March 2015
Planned puppyhood

Planned puppyhood

Timing is important when picking a pup

March 2015
Pheasants Forever, USDA sign MOU through 2020 to renew partner commitment to conservation

Pheasants Forever, USDA sign MOU through 2020 to renew partner commitment to conservation

Recapping Pheasants Forever’s 2015 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Des Moines; 2016 event headed for Kansas City

March 2015
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