Hunters will have opportunity to make up ground this weekend.
Bloggers on Hunting
Fifty-six percent of the deer taken in the muzzleloader-only season were does.Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks (2,172 to 1,691). The top five counties for muzzleloader…
Deer numbers appear solid, but with once-vibrant deer camps aging, and fewer youths joining the mix, harvest numbers suffer.
While walking hard for late-season, public-land pheasants, try a different route.
After a few days on the stand, writer always feels as if he’s closing in on venison, and that if he could just sit one more day, he’d be able to connect. That hope will have to hold him until next year.
I recently shared with you my experiences with the emotions that resulted when an afternoon bow hunt Nov. 3 went very wrong. I shot a 2.5-year-old buck, and despite a great start to a blood trail, looming darkness and heavy rains that began soon after I shot him made quick work of washing it away. Even without blood, we grid-searched…
Layering a way of life outdoors in this neck of the woods, and doing so properly could be the difference between an enjoyable hunt and not-so-fun outing.
Recruiting, retaining, reactivating on full display this deer hunting season.
Father, son hunters head to Wisconsin to stack up venison.
With 11 more CWD positives so far this fall – all white-tailed bucks – can antler-point restrictions survive in 2019?
Blogger reflects on the history of deer-hunting treestands at one productive location on his hunting property.
Family may have to move deer camp next year if property is sold. But if so, nice buck shot this year will provide lasting memory.
Looking at the season to this point, the writer is beginning to see that they’re getting out of it what they put into it.
And at least 30 of the points are scorable, the DNR says.
Meanwhile, the fall turkey harvest was about average this year.
By marking a sparse blood trail, the hunter can use the information to determine the animal’s line of flight and, if need be, come back the next morning to easily pick up where he or she left off.
Make the effort to share these special times and start your own traditions with family and friends.
With the first crack of a rifle on the opening morning of the gun season for deer, hunters know they’re in the woods at a special time.
There are multiple game birds and waterfowl worth pursuing for Pennsylvania hunters during their time away from work and school.
Hard hunting was worth it for the author during a Thanksgiving Day hunt a few years ago, and he couldn’t have been more thankful.
Total harvest just below same period from last year.
Many wildlife species depend on young forests, and work in that direction could be funded through such a stamp.
Even though a Montana Decoy shows a thin profile, during the rut, young bucks have one way of thinking. Just ask James Gehring, of Watertown, who was recently preparing for his day at Edward Jones, and decided to take a peak out his window. It was then that he noticed a buck creeping up his back lot line from a…
Too many days of rain along with flooded woods and fields have hurt prime-time archery hunting in Pennsylvania.
It’s the first time deer and bear archery seasons have been held at the same time in Pennsylvania.
The leaves are down, but be prepared to walk some miles if you want to shoot a few ruffs during November and December.