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November 17, 2023

Video: Fantastic buck movement, and why not all pinch points are created equal

We were sitting in the camper discussing hunt plans for the following morning on the night of Nov. 3 when I mentioned to my dad, Gary Morken, and buddy, Sam Schmid, that mature buck activity was about to pick up. 
I just had that feeling based on the previous couple of days. For years, I have often left Minnesota to bowhunt North Dakota during that first week of November. The deer herd in this area has a more balanced age and sex structure than what I am used to hunting in Minnesota. A good mix of does, and young and mature bucks means competition for breeding, which means bigger bucks on their feet more in daylight.

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Pennsylvania provides a bounty for hunters, anglers and trappers

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the many outdoor blessings we are so fortunate to experience here in Pennsylvania. From countless miles of native trout streams to hundreds of thousands of acres of public hunting land, our state is ripe for harvesting outdoor adventure.

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New York hunters reminded that blaze orange clothing is required, and key to hunter safety

The firearms season for deer begins on Nov. 18 and needless to say, thousands of New York hunters will be afield. To be compliant with hunting regulations, hunters are reminded that they must wear a blaze orange or pink colored coat or vest with at least 250 square inches of coverage above the waist or a hat with more than 50% blaze orange or pink material. 

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A trout trip destination: Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Mo., is worth the drive

Although we anglers enjoy fishing our home waters, there is always the lure of fishing trip destinations. From my northwest Iowa home base, it might be a day trip to Clear Lake in north-central Iowa or Lake Rathbun in southern Iowa. Then, of course, there are the larger trip destinations across the Midwest.
One destination that has appealed to me before and one that I definitely recommend is Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Mo. It is over nine hours away, but the fact that it is known for its world-class rainbow and brown trout fishing makes it a must-go-to fishing destination.

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Want to get into ice fishing? Here are some options for getting started

For those wanting to get into ice fishing, and we’re certainly getting closer and closer to the early ice season, the question is how much is this going to cost?
Well, that depends on what level of entry you are looking for. You can get enough equipment (mostly used) to get going for a few hundred dollars, mix some new with some old, or you can go all out and spend $40,000 to $50,000 for all of the bells and whistles. Even that price tag is a lot less than a new 20’ walleye rig costing $60,000 to over $100,000.

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Pennsylvania Pheasants Forever chapter holds largest veterans hunt in U.S.

Building on success! That has been the goal for the North Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever Chapter 630.
The chapter’s focus has been to conserve wildlife through habitat improvement projects. Also, the members will promote public access, along with educating hunters and nonhunters alike to further the conservation principles set forth from its affiliation with Pheasants Forever.

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