Don’t let talk about possible drop in turkey numbers slow you down.
DNR hunting, fishing and trapping regulations are posted online, but sometimes hard copy comes in handy.
Consider using shotgun/slugs, muzzleloaders or crossbows this gun season, or find whatever bullets you can and then buy a rifle for those rounds.
Todd Schaller, retired DNR chief game warden, has written a series of articles for WON on the subject of creating a sandhill crane season.
Make older hunters and anglers feel safer by wearing masks and distancing.
Sites used in spring and summer likely good hunting spots in fall.
The orange-colored sulphur fungi should be appearing soon.
Start looking for potential fall huntings spots now based on mast growth.
Sportsmen appreciate face-to-face interactions with DNR personnel.
Award for 2020 recognizes ‘spirit of the sport’ that began 20 years ago.
The pandemic brought them here, but will they continue buying iicenses and gear once the pandemic fades?
Hunters frustrated with late gun deer openers and associated reductions in deer movement may opt for rut-hunting during bow/crossbow seasons.
Arrange photos to show respect for animals, regulations and hunting safety.
Hunters still encouraged to work out venison transfers on their own, or to develop their own local network.
DNR has big game and small game forecasts available online and in booklet form.
ATV/UTV insurance might be a consideration as more and more roads are opened as trails.
Pulling sticktights, burdocks, beggar’s lice or sandbur plants before they go to seed.
Some of the data input, analysis delayed by COVID-19.
COVID-19 pandemic impacting DNR’s ability to raise pheasants this year.
COVID-19 restrictions pointing more people toward the outdoors for the first time.
How about expanding deer harvest opportunities for those who can’t afford beef during the pandemic?
Biggest question now should be how to pull off a 2020 season in light of COVID-19 concerns.
A day of late-season turkey hunting can include a lot more activities than just trying to bag a gobbler.
Take along own flies, food and turkey calls, too.
Nothing is easy when it comes to setting regulations.
Solid science-based discussions needed in both arenas to avoid hyperbole.