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October 22, 2023

Waterfowl hunting incident under investigation in Iowa’s Dickinson County

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating a hunting incident that occurred Saturday morning in Dickinson County.
At approximately 8:17 a.m., the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a hunting incident at the Spring Run Wildlife Management Area one mile east of Lower Gar Lake. The victim had suffered a gunshot injury while waterfowl hunting with friends. The incident remains under investigation by the DNR and the Iowa State Patrol.

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The art of winging it: Here’s what to target when a new deer-hunting trip presents itself

Those who know me would tell you I have a bad habit of floating wherever the wind takes me when it comes to deer hunting. There’s a running joke that if you need anything from me in the fall, you’d better get it prior to November, because I completely disappear off the grid once the calendar turns from October.
Apart from getting me in hot water with my better half, it often results in me winding up in new places I’ve never been and having no idea where or how deer move on a property.

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Pennsylvania hunting clubs lose lawsuit on warrantless searches

Two Clearfield County hunting clubs that recently lost a warrantless search lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Game Commission and one of its game wardens have vowed to appeal their case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in late September ruled against the Punxsutawney Hunting Club and the Pitch Pine Hunting Club, which asserted in a suit filed in 2021 that the commission and warden Mark Gritzer repeatedly violated their private property rights with warrantless searches.

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Just one lure to save your life: What would you choose?

I was once fishing for muskies with Spence Petros when he showed me a rod he had rigged up with an 8-inch Lindy Tiger Tube. It’s a soft plastic lure that has a huge treble hook molded inside the bait. The end of the lure has a bunch of soft wiggly tentacles that attract fish.
He laid the rod with the Tiger Tube down and said to pick it up and flip the tube into the water if I saw a muskie following one of our presentations to the boat. He said the Tiger Tube was the best throw-back bait any muskie fisherman could possibly use.

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Nobody Asked Me, But…: Quick-hit thoughts on New York’s outdoor issues

…From personal observations, the effects of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in my part of the state really took a toll on the whitetail population two years ago, and the deer herd does not seem to be recovering quickly. I hope the DEC has not over-allotted Deer Management Permits for the affected Wildlife Management Units.

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Wisconsin 5th-graders enjoy ‘field day’ at Hartman Creek State Park

What’s the difference between a water scorpion and an aquatic sow bug?
About 300 fifth-graders can answer that question after attending the annual Waupaca County Conservation Field Day in Wisconsin. The Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council sponsored the annual event Sept. 29 at Hartman Creek State Park. The Stevens Point-based council serves Waupaca, Portage, Outagamie, Waushara, Marathon, Taylor, Adams, Juneau, Monroe, Green Lake, Marquette, Columbia, and Juneau counties to protect Wisconsin’s natural resources.

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Ohio’s firearms whitetail hunt is shaping up; here’s what to know

Though it’s still a little ways off, Ohio’s deer hunters are already gearing up for the week-long firearms season after Thanksgiving.
This year’s firearms week for deer is Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. Another weekend of gun hunting will be offered on Dec. 16-17.
So far, temperatures have been dropping across the Buckeye State, which has been a boon for bowhunters.
“This fall has been unusual, but in a great way,” says Mike Tonkovich, deer program administrator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

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