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June 29, 2023

Pleasant surprise comes after helping teach a friend how to reload ammo

A few months back a friend asked me if I’d help him get started in reloading for his .308 Winchester. I was glad to help. I loaned him my NRA reloading manual that showed the reloading process step by step along with the history of each cartridge contained in the book.

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Now leading the nation in licensed bowhunters, Pennsylvania has come long way since inaugural archery season

While moseying through a historic log cabin on my parents’ property a few years ago, I came across an old dusty box of magazines. Within the stack, a July 1963 issue of Pennsylvania Game News caught my eye. Thumbing to page 55, I discovered the inaugural edition of the long-running column, “Straight from the Bowstring,” established that very issue. 
This column was launched and written for many years thereafter by Keith Schuyler, who, more than a decade earlier, wrote a feature for Game News about a group of friends electing to bow hunt during the statewide firearms deer seasons. This story, along with urging from other archery lobbyists, led to the first official Pennsylvania bow season taking place in 1951.

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Iowa Natural Resources Commission approves land purchases, property easement and improvement projects

More than $1.9 million in land purchases, including one easement, as well as nearly $1.4 million in improvement projects were approved at the June meeting of the Iowa Natural Resources Commission.
The largest expenditure involved the purchase of a 240-acre parcel in the Kirke Woods Wildlife Management Area, located two miles west of Bevington in Madison County. The L-shaped parcel was purchased at a cost of $950,000 from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The land will be used for hunting and outdoor recreation purposes.

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Easily train your bird dog to recover big game before this fall season

My mind was still racing with nervous energy as I walked back to the truck along the standing cornfield last September at last light.
I had just shot a great buck with my bow. The shot hit its mark perfectly, but the deer ran into the corn after the shot. That’s an uneasy feeling. After waiting a half an hour, I got down from the tree and followed the blood into the corn for about 20 feet before losing the trail for a few seconds.
“Back out,” I thought. “This is what you trained him for.”

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Illinois research team reveals ‘virgin birth’ in a crocodile

A female crocodile living in isolation for 16 years at a Costa Rican zoo laid a clutch of eggs, a common practice among captive reptiles, even those without mates. After three months of incubation, one egg contained “a fully formed stillborn baby crocodile,” a team of scientists from the Illinois Natural History found.
Mark Davis, a conservation biologist at INHS and co-author on the study, helped examine the crocodile fetus’ genomic makeup, ultimately discovering that the fetal genome resulted from reproduction without a male crocodile’s genetic contribution.

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