New York Outdoor News editor Steve Piatt mentored Skylar Conklin, 14, of Sayre, Pa., and helped her harvest her first turkey while hunting in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Supporters, opponents make push as plan nears final approval.
Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, the commission said – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the agency’s 2015-16 harvest estimate of 315,813.
Winners who couldn’t attend awards ceremony and did not receive a ribbon or first-place Cabela’s gift card should contact Eric Meyer at (763) 537-3326.
It was a second poor ice fishing season in a row for much of the state, with only the colder lakes and ponds of the Adirondacks seeing an extended ice fishing season. And even the northernmost parts of the state suffered when record warmth in late February melted much of the ice and snow.
A pioneer in the outdoors communications field, Tuma has brought the sport of fishing to the public through radio, television, articles, seminars, and now social media.
For the past 27 years, youth groups including 4-H, Scout troops, and school classes have participated in the program, geared toward constructing and installing wood duck nesting boxes by youths.
Supporters renew push for reduction to 12 years old.
Perry, Mich. — With the premiere of season seven of the popular “Wardens” series on the Outdoor Channel (Feb. 6), the state of Michigan takes center stage. This season will be the first time filming will take place in the Great Lakes State. Fans of the show will notice that its basic premise of documenting the work of conservation officers…
Cambridge, Ohio — By the end of January, hunting seasons are winding down. Ice fishing in southern Ohio came and went with only a slight chance of making an encore appearance. Outdoor activities have hit the doldrums for many hunters and anglers. However, that is not the case for the staff at the Deerassic Park Education Center near Cambridge, Ohio,…
Harrisburg — What if trout season came and there were significantly fewer fish? It almost happened. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission typically stocks close to 3.2 million legal-sized trout each year, most in the weeks just before and after opening day. Cooperative nurseries around the state add another 1 million or so. All of those fish get their start…
This Taylor County bear was shot outside of Medford on Sept. 16, 2016. It weighed 719 pounds (live weight) and 656 pounds (field dressed). The crew included (l-r): Mike Nicks, Cole Ziehlke, Patrick Higley, and Mark Decker. It was Higley’s first bear. Contributed photo By Dean Bortz Editor Medford, Wis. — A Taylor County hunting group and Patrick Higley, of…
By Tim Bunton Contributing Writer Pittsfield, Ill. — Deer hunters may be the ones to solve a mystery that has DNR and farmers in the region on edge: have wild hogs re-grouped in west-central Illinois? Annual DNR post-season surveys sent to hunters statewide typically includes a question like, “Did you see any feral swine during the recent deer season?” Such…
By Anthony Candia Contributing Writer Chicago — Now here comes the lesser-feared of the invasive Asian carp – a fish that actually should be more feared, or at least just as feared. According to a report released in late January, invasive grass carp have reached Lake Michigan and two other of the Great Lakes. Like other Asian carp, grass carp…
He had been interim director since 2015.
See the renowned Minnesota wildlife artists at the Art Barbarians booth.
New Plastic Worm StowAways provide efficient, dimensional and transparent storage for bulky soft plastics.
Two deer farms will remain under quarantine for five years after the last potentially-exposed deer is gone.
New counties for longbeards on table; deer seasons topic for Feb. 8 meeting.
Brings experience in working with a variety of growing brands within fishing industry.
Students across U.S. and internationally have the opportunity to earn prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation.
Show scheduled March 10-12 at Warner Coliseum, State Fairgrounds.
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How to build a light wooden shelter that will comfortably hold 2-3 anglers, that can function as a lean-to on sunny days, and that can close up tight on cold days