Bear hunters didn’t have a bad season, but they did shoot the fewest number of animals in any season since the late 1980s.
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m
You’ll never believe what this woman called into a northern Minnesota radio station to complain about.
Even though he’s new to the role, Stan McTaggart isn’t about to sugarcoat his forecast for the fast-approaching upland game hunting seasons.
Hunters in state parks later this fall must become familiar with open and closed areas, especially where trails are located.
Record prices eyed this season
In a number of ways, it would be fair to say the Minnesota pheasant-hunting opener, 2013, was much what was expected by hunters before they went afield. That’s not to say they were wading through southern Minnesota grasslands with high hopes.
Sufficient military resources are available to assist with managing the 2013 whitetail hunts.
The deer season changes approved back in the spring by the Ohio Wildlife Council are now in effect, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife.
There’s no denying that when the Pennsylvania Game Commission approved the use of crossbows during the archery season in 2009, it benefited hunters.
Brad Penas has done a lot of hunting in northwestern Minnesota’s Kittson County, having grown up there. And he still returns every fall to hunt deer.
WPA closures could throw wrench in hunters’ plans
The notion that the deer rut is determined by moon phases is being challenged by an Illinois scholar who has spent more than 50 years meticulously observing buck and doe behavior.
The Natural Resources Board eventually agreed to send proposed rules coming out of the Deer Trustee Report to 35 public hearings this fall, but only after a lengthy discussion on whether the NRB needs to hear concerns that the proposed season changes take science out of deer management.
Protection of yearling bucks remains key issue
Even in the face of a northeastern moose population that’s been on a sharp decline for years, the numbers from the early part of an adult and calf mortality study are sobering.
Fall is in the air and that can mean only one thing for Ohio’s army of hunters.
Just when it looked like Michigan might dodge another go-round with the deer disease epizootic hemorrhagic disease, the DNR received a call about a dead deer in a watershed in the southeast corner of Muskegon County
A dispute over hunting access on woodlands near Pittsburgh International Airport finally has ended in compromise.
Steve Cordts heard fantastic blue-winged teal hunting reports from this past weekend, which marked the opening of the state’s 60-day duck season.
If you’re a hunter who buys into estimates put forth by federal scorekeepers, there’s plenty of reason to look at last year’s Illinois duck season and grumble out a good ole “it can’t get any worse than that.”
Later start this year; weather will dictate success
There will be no off-reservation moose hunting in northeastern Minnesota this fall.
Daily bag limit for Canada geese is three
Bowhunters across the state can anticipate finding favorable conditions for a successful archery season come Oct. 1.
It may sound overly simplistic, but Pennsylvania game commissioners must chose which is the more ominous threat in the southeast corner of the state – Lyme disease or chronic wasting disease.