My buddy Dave shot a deer this past bow season and was skinning it when I stopped by. Be careful about any ticks,” I told him. Dave had the hide just about off and told me there seemed to be quite a few until a neighbor stopped by and said what he was looking at weren’t engorged deer ticks but…
You can escape the crowd but you won’t be alone.
In total, 103,623 deer were registered statewide during the opening weekend of the 2022 gun deer hunt, compared to the 90,023 registered for the same period in 2021.
The two-day special youth hunting season concluded with 9,515 deer harvested, up from 7,632 last year and the three-year average of 6,559.
Knowing the odds will help increase your chances of bagging a buck this year.
When hordes of hunters hit the woods, deer behavior changes.
I recall Veteran’s Day of last year (2021) very well. I spent a few hours in the woods that morning and the remainder of the day working — from my front porch. It was so warm I posted a photo on Facebook of my yard from my “porch office” as I like to call it, noting that a cooler weather…
This was an incredibly easy, yet satisfying way to use up just one rabbit, which otherwise might not have been quite enough to feed a family of four.
The adult buck was harvested opening weekend of the firearms season about 10 miles south of Bemidji in deer permit area 184.
All four state licensed hunters filled their harvest authorizations, and this year’s hunt marked the first modern harvest of an elk by bow in the state.
The nice thing about this blogger’s essentials is that they all fit into the pockets of his hunting coat so there’s no need to carry a backpack.
Hot afternoons and warm mornings muddle archery hunters during the rut.
A native Minnesotan, Jared Mazurek most recently worked in environmental education in Colorado
Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success.
As the rut approaches, appearances change.
Firearms season is just around the corner here in New York and if you know someone who climbs without using a safety harness remind them of the consequences if the worst should happen.
Modern hand-held metal detectors will help you locate and remove steel or lead pellets before you attempt chewing on them.
The best part of bowhunting season is November in Pennsylvania.
Roy Letcher of Newfane, N.Y., ventured south into Pennsylvania this fall to use his crossbow earlier than in his home state and scored on this nice buck.If you have never used a crossbow for target shooting or for hunting big game, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a try. They are fun to shoot, can be…
Wautoma’s Sam Timm won the 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Evidence at the site suggested the attack was the result of a surprise encounter.
Novel use of venison in Pennsylvania and beyond.
New report highlights plight of various species.
If expanded crossbow seasons help keep our fellow hunters going, while at the same time inspires others to take up or expand on this great heritage of deer hunting, then this hunter is all for it.
Discovery of the chemicals in wild animals hunted for sport and food represents a new challenge that some states have started to confront by issuing “do not eat” advisories for deer and fish and expanding testing for PFAS in them.
As the season looms, Iowa hunters can likely expect to harvest 300,000 to 400,000 roosters this year, which is similar to last year, when the harvest was the highest in more than a decade.