If writer had to make a choice, it would be to cut some time off the end, at least in years when the late season carries into mid-December.
Bloggers on Hunting
With so many various seasons in play, October’s third week gives hunters an option to chase just about any game species.
It seems that fewer Pennsylvania hunters chasing stocked pheasants because of stamp price.
Harvest at 13,068 deer. At the same point in 2017, the harvest stood at 10,912.
Archery deer kill starting to rebound with cooler weather
The author is hoping her successful hunting of last year spills into 2018-19. (Photo by Bill Diers)Well, the Illinois 2018-19 deer season is officially underway. As always, I was in the deer woods on opening day for morning and afternoon hunts. The day was damp and dismal at best. I’ve never killed a deer opening day, but I’ve never not…
Archery harvest at 7,352 deer through Oct. 14. The number was 7,069 for the same period in 2017.
Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.Much like October of last year, the weather is just too darn humid and warm to immerse myself full-bore into archery hunting. This past Friday was my first excursion afield. The afternoon was cooler than the earlier part of week…
Since the contest’s inception in 1934, only one stamp prominently has featured a canine, and the author believes it’s time to give our hunting companions their due credit once again.
Unseasonably hot weather has spoiled early-season hunting.
Author’s game plan is to hunt next week, around Oct. 15, after he’s convinced himself he’s as ready as he’ll ever be to make the shot when it counts.
The timberdoodle migration is underway, so target this fleeting upland opportunity while they’re moving through north country.
Stocking numbers – between Dec. 19-21 – upped from 1,700 to 2,200 birds on eight public properties, up from five sites last year.
Archery season is open across New York and hunters couldn’t be happier. With the exception of a mid-October warm-up, the weather has been much cooler this year compared to the past two early archery seasons. Encouraging, to say the least, when considering a morning or evening in a tree stand or ground blind. In the Northern Zone, the early muzzleloading…
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
Considering Minnesota’s wolf population survey, fall youth deer hunting, and a nifty trail cam image
If the margin of error on the eastern grey wolf population in Minnesota is more than 26 percent, what is it for important game species like white-tailed deer? Also, what’s with this white-tailed buck (trail cam image)?
Author getting tuned up for Saturday’s bow opener in Ohio.
States need to be allowed to manage burgeoning bear populations.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
Testing also helps the DNR track the spread of CWD.
Bowhunters, myself included, can be a fickle bunch. Take New York state archery hunters, for instance. For years we lobbied hard for an earlier opening to the archery deer season, and DEC finally bumped it up from mid-October to an Oct. 1 kickoff. And once that was in place, we moaned about the warm weather that typically lingers well into October….
It’s been eight months or more since you hunted grouse or woodcock, so cut yourself and your canine companion some slack while working out the early season kinks.
I remember my first days of small game hunting like it was yesterday. Being born in mid-November, I had to wait until my 14th birthday, which was the minimum hunting age at the time, before I could buy my first hunting license. It was a Friday and we had a half-day at school, and afterward, my older brother Tim and…
When states begin legalizing air rifles – and they will – for big game, these modern guns will become legitimate options for pursuing deer and other species.
Hunt usually offers extended chances to harvest a deer without hurting the resource. That’s a good thing for both young and older hunters, at least those who don’t have excuses for not hunting.
Although teal action was slow, Canada geese provided a great start to the early waterfowl hunting seasons.