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Bloggers on Hunting
The season opener is right around the corner.
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
Wisconsin wildlife refuge closed areas and ruffed grouse and waterfowl management plans all open for public comment now.
With a little work you can create a sweet hunting hut.
Braving the heat of summer to scout deer can give hunters an edge when seasons open.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
I recently made the fairly difficult decision to forego bowhunting this season, for a variety of reasons. The biggest is that my practice regimen will be nonexistent this summer as I prep for a British Columbia mountain goat hunt. The time demands required for the physical training as well as the time at the shooting range with my .270 dictate that there’s…
Parallels to patience in hunting learned, appreciated by blogger’s grandsons.
Those with an interest in whitetail deer and elk in this state are splitting over how to deal with chronic wasting disease crisis.
If you work on steadiness a little bit every day, you should end up with a dog that has solid manners in the duck blind, the CRP fields, or simply in your living room when guests visit.
Blogger slows down to smell the roses and finds a little time to hunt groundhogs.
As you can imagine, I’m really looking forward to my British Columbia mountain goat hunt this fall, even though I know it will almost assuredly be the toughest and most challenging hunt I’ve ever experienced. I’m preparing for the pain by inflicting some on myself this summer, donning a 40-pound pack and huffing and puffing my way up hills I…
It may have been a hindrance to Wisconsin’s annual ruffed grouse drumming survey, which helps biologists gauge population trends.
Devote time right now to considering how you’ll keep your retriever in shape during the summer.
Keeping the non-hunting public informed and in support of hunting and trapping is they key to halting such legislation.
The spring wild turkey season is the central focus of my elusive outdoor quest. Just when I think I can reach that attainable goal of tagging a big bird, it slips through my fingers at the last minute due to some unforeseen circumstance or situation we couldn’t have planned for. I should preface this all by saying that May is…
Ohio hunters checked a total of 19,088 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring wild turkey hunting season. In 2018, hunters checked a total of 22,635 wild turkeys.
Even though it’s still early in 2019, it’s not too early to begin thinking about who could be nominated as the next Wisconsin ethical hunter. The award is assigned every year. (Photo by Jerry Davis)This year, do something to provide a good feeling for yourself and another hunter. Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter, who could – after review by a…
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
As a native to New York’s Adirondacks, I often find myself being a stout promoter of the region. Therefore I was happy to play a role in bringing a bunch of outdoor media types to the Schroon Lake region for some turkey hunting, fishing and just plain fun. The Schroon Lake area served as a perfect setting for the recently…
When using a decoy setup in an area where another hunter might be encountered, it’s beyond wise to play it safe. If you see another hunter stalking your decoy setup, call out in a loud, clear voice to warn them, and never wave or make a turkey sound to get their attention.
Also, in AP hunting zones – including southeastern Pennsylvania – the length of the regular season has been decreased from 50 to 30 days and daily bag limits have been reduced from three to two geese per day.
The Wisconsin DNR still has plenty of leftover spring turkey available for counter or online purchase.
Using these levels of twilight is not only fun, but if you happen to be a weather and/or astronomy buff, they can serve as guidelines for setting the alarm clock and getting you where you need to be at the right time to bag that gobbler.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point, and it may need to happen this year.