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December 2, 2023

Drone deer recovery: Should it be legal in Pennsylvania, more states?

With a few exceptions, the Pennsylvania Game Commission prohibits the use of electronic devices for hunting. When it comes to drones, however, Mike Yoder believes there’s a difference between hunting and tracking fatally wounded deer. 
Yoder founded Drone Deer Recovery in the fall of 2022. Based in Ohio, Yoder and other trained pilots use thermal drones to locate downed deer, essentially doing the searching for the hunter, or picking up where the track was lost.

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An Adirondack ice fishing sampler: Here are some lakes to target

As we roll into the winter season many chilly adventures can be had in the Adirondacks. One of the most popular being ice fishing.
There are over 3,000 lakes and ponds contained within the blue line of the Adirondack Park; obviously not all of them are open to ice fishing. Choosing a random lake on a whim seems like a daunting task to undertake if you are unfamiliar with the Adirondacks. From lake trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon, to walleyes, perch and panfish, there is an Adirondack lake to appeal to every angler’s preferred species and skill set.

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Histories Forgotten: The ‘Roaring 20s’ ushered in threats to game wardens

On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment, also known as the “Volstead Act,” was ratified. The act prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”
Overnight, stills began to pop up around the countryside, adding one more threat to the already dangerous job of game warden.
Passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act last decade led to new challenges for field officers this decade. Most hunters, perhaps grudgingly, accepted the new regulations as necessary to protect the resource. Others, well, they chose to fight.

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Harvest declines during the 2023 Ohio fall turkey hunting season

Doing the math clearly shows that the number of turkeys killed and the number of hunters who pursued the birds slumped during Ohio’s recently concluded fall turkey hunting season.
The total number of turkeys killed from Oct. 14 through Nov. 12 was 753 birds. Broken down, this figure was a reported 364 females (adults and juveniles), 368 males (adults and juveniles), plus another 21 birds listed as “unknown.”

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Joe Fellegy: Being a non-hunter doesn’t mean being anti-hunting

I frequently get asked about my own non-hunting tradition. I often have to answer questions like this one: “You got so deep into fishing, but you don’t hunt. Are you against hunting because you believe it is wrong? Do you have problems with those who hunt?”
I answer with an emphatic no!

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Late-season whitetails demand absolute silence; here are ways to stay quiet in the tree

Bowhunting whitetails post-firearms season poses all kinds of problems that were lesser concerns during early hunts.
Deer are far more wary after being pursued for two months or more, not to mention roughly one-third of the animals sit in neat packages on freezer shelves of hunters. Deer are on high alert, and defeating their sight and sense of smell is proportionately more difficult, especially for close-range archers. But deer also possess an incredible sense of hearing, and that’s what we will address here.

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Minnesota high school student, Megan Jaros, wins NRA shooting award

The bull’s-eye, or 10-dot, on a 10-meter air rifle target is one-half millimeter wide, or roughly the size of the period at the end of this sentence. The projectile, or pellet, is 4.5 millimeters wide. You read that correctly. The pellet is larger than the bull’s-eye.
Mounds View High School senior Megan Jaros is one of Minnesota’s most accomplished shooters. When she shoots in an air rifle competition, she breaks that 10-dot almost every time.

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