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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 3, 2024

Take advantage of a perfect winter to tackle deer projects big or small

Most Upper Midwesterners would bet good money that during any given winter, the snow will be deep enough to make any meaningful habitat work a lost cause. They’d almost always win, too.
Sometimes the smart money meets unlikely odds, however. This is one of those winters.

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Find shed antlers in creek beds, streams this spring

Hunting shed whitetail antlers is a fun and rewarding outdoor experience that one can share with friends and family. Some people even involve the family pet, while others go it alone and keep their shed-hunting spots a secret.
Because they are usually dropped after hunting seasons, finding shed antlers is a reliable way to tell whether a given buck has survived the last hunting season.

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Conservation group calls deal to protect huge northern Wisconsin forest ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity

Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, that he secured federal money to complete the largest land conservation purchase in Wisconsin history, going around Republicans in the Legislature who had blocked the project.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) planned last year to spend about $4 million from the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help finance the purchase of a conservation easement on the nearly 70,000-acre property east of Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin’s Oneida County known as the Pelican River Forest.

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Four new appointments announced to board that advises on sporting expenditures in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the appointments of four new members to the Conservation Fund Advisory  Board (CFAB).
CFAB is a statutorily appointed board that makes recommendations to state agencies on plans, policies, and programs impacting fish and wildlife. Members are volunteers, appointed by the governor and NYS Legislature.

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Ryan Rothstein: Start shopping this winter if you are in the market for a new bow

When the blanket of winter truly settles over the frozen landscape, when even the most diehard whitetail hunter has hung up his bow and carefully organized and stored his hunting gear for another long offseason, opening day can seem a lifetime away.
However, if a new bow is on your shopping list for 2024, now is the perfect time to pick your weapon of choice. All the new models for 2024 have been out for a couple of months, so most archery shops should be able to hook you up.

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Commentary: Measure of deer hunting success evolves with experience

Sportsmen participating in outdoor activities often go through several stages of meeting their goals and defining their measure of success.
After interviewing about 1,000 hunters, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse professors Robert Jackson and Robert Norton identified five stages of hunter development.

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Here’s how to take advantage of what can be a short ice-fishing season in Ohio

In late December, the polar vortex started to lose stability. A sign of a weakening vortex is the westerly winds, blowing strong with bitter cold air. By the second week of January, it seemed more certain what was happening to the weather.
Thoughts of ice fishing became hard to ignore, even if it amounts to nothing more than a few days of opportunity, there will be ice here and there.

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