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September 2, 2023

New York Crossbow Coalition reorganizes following death of its founder

Crossbow enthusiasts in New York have some encouraging news heading into the fall hunting season. Recent developments include the reorganization of the New York Crossbow Coalition, following the passing earlier this year of its founder, Rick McDermott. 
Meanwhile, hunters with disabilities or injuries preventing them from pulling back a traditional or compound bow also have some encouraging news. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Americans with Disabilities Act allows for a more relaxed special permit requirement. 

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An Alaskan moose-hunting saga, part 4: Getting the meat out

I’d planned the previous night to be out of this hell hole, but I’d lugged my canoe and its contents only a mile in 14 hours. I still had a quarter mile to go. Although I hadn’t planned to camp, I had been lucky to keep some of my clothes dry.
The clothes I’d been wearing were soaked from the creek and from the rain. The last dry clothes I had left were a great comfort when sleeping that night. When I woke up, it was hard to bend my fingers. Blisters had erupted where my fingers met my palms. It hurt to hold things.

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Here’s what to do now to be ready for Ohio’s fall steelhead action

Are you ready for your first steelhead trip of the season? It is easy to forget important gear. Just as bad is arriving to find waders that leak or boots coming undone.
You may find broken tackle or things not where you expected to them, if you have them on you at all. Valuable time is lost tackle hunting in the nearest store(s), which may not carry what you need. Many of the common problems on long distance trips can be avoided. Planning is an investment.

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Can perch and walleye live harmoniously in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay?

Call it the irony of Saginaw Bay fishing: Happy walleye anglers, this year posting what may be their best season ever, are catching only a small percentage of the Bay’s super-abundant walleyes.
Only a minuscule percentage of millions of perch, meanwhile, are living more than one year, yet in jumbo-sided schools they’re providing some memorable angling days. Yeah, that’s ironic.

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Illinois’ ‘Annie Oakley Fall Classic’ a showcase for women shooters

When shooters gather upstate later this month for the inaugural “Annie Oakley Fall Classic,” there will be one unusual aspect to take note of.
The field will be 100% female. It should not be all that unusual, Robin Sheehan, founder and president of the Annie Oakley Shooters of Northern Illinois (AOSNI), said, throwing in a “we can do better.”
The Fall Classic is set for Sept. 24 at Northbrook Sports Club in Hainesville, Ill. Sheehan said reasons why women are under-represented at shooting ranges and competitive shooting events vary, but there is no reason to dwell on them.

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Landowner adds trees and shrubs to enhance, diversify Iowa century farm in Allamakee County

Sandy Koehring was cautious when making changes to the family farm. The Postville, Iowa native was born and raised here and it’s been in the family for more than 110 years. So, when she decided to convert part of her land into trees, she started small.
“I didn’t want to dive right in,” she said. “I wanted to take baby steps.”
Her goal was to prevent soil erosion and protect the groundwater, while saving the best ground for row crops.

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Episode 451 – Early teal and Canada goose seasons begin, a new book on duck camps, Stock and Barrel’s new “The Vault” specialty guns, plus Backcountry Hunters and Anglers North American Rendezvous coming to Twin Cities

Waterfowl talk dominates the first half of this week’s program, first with host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discussing a warm

Episode 451 – Early teal and Canada goose seasons begin, a new book on duck camps, Stock and Barrel’s new “The Vault” specialty guns, plus Backcountry Hunters and Anglers North American Rendezvous coming to Twin Cities Read More »

Commentary: Case has not been made in support of reintroducing marten in Pennsylvania

I am a life member of the PA Trappers Association as well as the National Trappers Association. I have trapped in the commonwealth for more than five decades. There is no trapper in the state who would want to be able to trap a marten in Pennsylvania more than I would.
However, the Game Commission has not made the case that reintroducing martens to Pennsylvania would not detrimentally affect other struggling wildlife species in the state.

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