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Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes responded to an ORV trespassing complaint near Bruce Crossing. Upon investigating ORV tracks onto the complainant’s property, a gut pile was found. CO Mapes followed the ORV tracks to the neighbor’s property where a large bait pile was found as well as an untagged deer. The owner of the deer admitted that he did not…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – January 15, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 30: WTU Michigan West Deer Camp, 4 p.m., English Hills Event Center, Comstock Park. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Jan. 30: WTU Northern Michigan Deer Camp, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Gaylord. For more info call Fred Webber, 989-619-3481. Special Events  Multi-Lakes Conservation Club Events, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Twp., Michigan, 48382. For more info call Glenn…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – January 15, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 16: WTU Central Ohio Spring Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Makoy Center, Hillard. For more info call Joel Reynolds, 614-205-1037. Jan. 30: WTU Ohio Five Rivers Deer Camp, 4:30 p.m., Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Dayton. For more info call Joel Reynolds, 614-205-1037. Feb. 6: WTU Shelby County Chapter Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officers Chris Dodge, assigned to Hocking County, and Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, met with officials from a local community to discuss deer management. This community is largely wooded, and the residents are having issues with an overpopulation of deer. The officers spoke for about an hour about…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports the most common violation he detected in the firearms deer season was loaded guns in vehicles. Hunters are reminded at no time can a loaded sporting arm be in, on, or against a motorized vehicle, regardless of whether that vehicle is in motion or not. Fayette County…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – January 15, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 16: WTU Cumberland Co. Chapter Whitetails Night Out, 4 p.m., West Shore Elks, Camp Hill. For more info call Chris Lowe, 717-636-0511. Feb. 27: WTU Pensylvania Pocono Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. For more info call Bill Bailey, 413-244-2304. Special Events Jan. 15-17: Elk County Wilds Mountain Fest. Fri./Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping activity and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails, handling reports about incidental catches of pine martens and fishers, and investigating TIP calls.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) primarily worked angling and off-highway vehicle activity on Lake of the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – January 15, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 23: WTU Red River Valley Deer Camp, 5 p.m., American Legion Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton, 218-779-0968. Feb. 11: NWTF Capital City Strutters Virtual Broadcast on Facebook, Tinucci’s Banquet Center. Use this link to view event.  https://facebook.com/Capitalcitystrutters/live March 27: North Country PF, 4:30 p.m., Cragun’s Legacy Golf Course. For more info call Larry…

Study: Wildfires produce up to half of pollution in U.S. West

Large wildfires can churn out plumes of smoke thick with microscopic pollution particles that can reportedly drift hundreds or even thousands of miles. (Photo by Katie Goodwin/USFWS) BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to…

Taxidermists hope to share love of hunting in their art

(taxidermy.net photo)DUBUQUE, Iowa — Branden Post quickly but carefully cut away the skin from a deer head using a scalpel at his taxidermy studio in Dubuque. Tools of his trade filled the room set up at his house – forms in the shape of different game, tables laden with animal skulls, fish hanging from a shelf. “I do this for…

Former DNR biologist Cornicelli joins outdoors marketing research firm

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Longtime Minnesota DNR wildlife biologist Lou Cornicelli has joined Southwick Associates as a senior analyst. Cornicelli left the DNR in August 2020 after serving nine years as the agency’s wildlife research program manager and another nine years as its big game program consultant. Southwick Associates is a marketing research and economics firm, specializing in the hunting, shooting,…

Another ammunition shortage

About a year ago, I was visiting friends in Pennsylvania. They live near a gun shop I often did business with and so, I decided to stop in. Reloading supplies are tough to come by where I live here in New York because some dealers have gone out of business and the big box stores don’t carry reloading components. The…

Angling Buzz: In search of big bluegills [video]

Check out this video from the guys at Angling Buzz on targeting big bluegills … And once you’re able to key in on all the different factors, catching a 1-pound ‘gill has to be, well, one of the most rewarding of experiences for serious panfish anglers. –– Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Ice Fishing Tips, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – January 8, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 16, 2021: WTU Illinois Wabash Valley Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For more info call Russ Shotwell, 618-421-2484. Jan. 23, 2021: WTU Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap Teams Chapter Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For more info call Wendell Taylor, 618-214-2917. Jan, 29, 2021: WTU Sangamon Valley Banquet, 5 p.m., Bos Center, Springfield. For more…