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Two hunters dead, three others accidentally shoot themselves on Wisconsin gun deer opener

In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.MONTELLO, Wis. — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton…

Alaska board reaffirms ban on using planes to hunt sheep

Dall sheep. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — The Alaska Board of Game has reaffirmed that using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting is illegal. The board recently narrowly shot down a proposal that would have repealed the regulation on using planes to hunt the sheep, the Peninsula Clarion reported. The ban was put in place in 2015 and…

CWD testing continues for 3B season

Mandatory testing will continue in area 603 throughout all 2017 Minnesota deer seasons, including the 3B season and a late hunt in area 603 from Jan. 6-14, 2018, the DNR said in a news release Thursday, Nov. 16. The 3B season in southeast Minnesota opens Saturday, Nov. 18, and concludes Sunday, Nov. 26. Throughout this entire 3B season, hunters must…

Iowa volunteers donate deer hides to Veterans Leather Program

The Elks launched the Veterans Leather Program in 1948. During the 2016-17 hunting season, the program garnered 17,763 deer hides, creating 25,346 kits, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission reported. (elks.org photo)DAVENPORT, Iowa — The stench of raw deer scraps filled a cold, blood-stained garage earlier this week in northwest Davenport, but the two elderly gentlemen inside appeared unfazed. “A…

Survey: Satisfaction, success high for Nebraska turkey hunters

Popular among non-resident hunters is the distinct feather pattern and coloration of the Merriam’s subspecies. Those birds reside in Nebraska’s Panhandle and Niobrara valley. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters liked what they experienced while pursuing wild turkeys in Nebraska this spring according to an annual survey by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Almost all respondents — more than 96…

Death of teen hunter in northeast Minnesota called suicide

AURORA, Minn. — Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide. A member of the boy’s hunting party found him dead in his hunting stand near Aurora late Saturday afternoon. The death initially was reported to authorities as an accidental shooting. But the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday the death has been reclassified as a…