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Outdoor News September 2010

Outdoor News


New York Calendar of Events – Issue 20

Season DatesOct. 1: Suffolk County deer season (archery only) opensOct. 1: Cottontail rabbit season opens (statewide, except Long Island)Oct. 1: Varying hare season opens (Northern Zone)Oct. 1: Pheasant season opens (Northern Zone and southeastern New York)Oct. 1: Ruffed grouse season opens (Southern Zone)Oct. 1: Bobwhite quail season opens (Orange and Putnam counties)Oct. 1: Fall turkey season opens (portions of state)Oct. 1: Coyote hunting season opens (statewide, except…


Weather or not, N. Zone season opens

Elizabethtown, N.Y. — If you hear Northern Zone deer hunters uttering the phrase, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” they’re not dreaming of a white Christmas. A white November – or even late October – would suit them just fine. That didn’t happen last season, when Northern Zone deer hunters struggled and actually, at times, even sweltered through…


736-pound bear shot in Shawano County

Bowler, Wis. — Thanks to trail cameras, Chad Maves, of Bowler, knew an enormous Shawano County bear was frequenting one of his bait sites. Most of the summer, the bear would come for treats during daylight hours. That changed about a month before opening day of the 2010 season – the 25-year-old’s first with a harvest tag – and Maves…


State rooster outlook could be better

Madison — Mention pheasants to most Wisconsinites and they don’t think of the railroad yards that run along the shores of Lake Superior in the city named for that big lake, but that’s where this writer got his first exposure to the gaudy bird of upland legend. The grain elevators and trains that transported that cargo from the endless fields…


Funding on the way for walk-in start-up

St. Paul — Sportsmen and women in Minnesota hoping for greater access to hunting areas could see that wish come true by next year. The state DNR recently was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that its application for funding for a pilot “walk-in” access program had been approved. The DNR is slated to receive nearly $600,000 in “Open…

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