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Michigan DNR: And the top 10 best hunting practices for firearms deer season are …

Hunters can expect excellent conditions for the 2021 firearm deer season, which begins Monday, Nov. 15. As Michigan DNR conservation officers gear up for the season, they share best practices and tips to avoid the most common violations and mistakes they see every year. “Most of the violations that conservation officers encounter during firearm deer season are simple mistakes people…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner while checking fishermen along the Illinois River observed individual fishing near Barto Landing. When asked for his license he claimed he wasn’t fishing. The individual was cited for the violation. Another individual east of Barto Landing was observed snagging. The individual was cited for the violation.  In Tazewell County,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – November 12, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers & Trappers: Please check DEC’s Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits, or visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Nov. 11: Free Fishing Day in New York Nov. 11 & 13: Military and Veteran’s…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

Lake Ontario Fish Detail Finds Violators (Monroe County) On Oct. 21, Region 8 ECOs participated in a detail on Lake Ontario targeting the unlawful taking of fish during their spawning runs. Officers patrolled tributaries from Orleans to Wayne County in search of illegal activity. ECOs Baker and Muchow, assigned to eastern Monroe County, which includes the city of Rochester, observed…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/September Wardens Joe McMahon and Collin Sherod, of St. Croix County, patrolled hunting areas during the early teal/goose opener. They contacted hunters near a public hunting area in New Richmond. While checking licenses and equipment, it was found that one individual did not have any licenses/stamps as required, had an unplugged shotgun, unregistered ATV, and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – November 12, 2021

Season Dates Nov. 1: Check DNR website for Zone D beaver trapping opener (day after duck season closes) Nov. 6: Beaver (trapping only) Zones A, B & C seasons open  Nov. 6: Otter (trapping only) North and South Zone seasons open Nov. 8: Sharp-tailed grouse season closes (if season offered) Nov. 8: Mink & muskrat season opens in Mississippi River…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – November 12, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers nov. 18: Scott-LeSueur Waterfowlers Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Park Ballroom, New Prague. For more info call Myron Tietz, 507-581-4486. Nov. 20: Morrison County DU Banquet, Old #1-South Side. For more info call Doug Cardwell, 320-287-1386. dec. 11: Sherburn DU Banquet, Ranada Fire Hall. For more info call Dough Hartke, 507-236-1700. Dec. 12: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko Entertainment. For more info…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the weekend working the firearms deer season. Although the weather was excellent, hunting success was relatively low. However, this was not the case for the fishing on Lake of the Woods. Sura decided to take a break from deer-hunting action to check a few anglers. In doing so, he contacted…

Find deer check stations, TB/CWD testing sites

(Photo by Windigo Images)Again this year, deer check station operations will look different than in years before the coronavirus pandemic. Hunters can expect extra measures to be in place to protect the health and safety of all. Hunters are required to wear face masks to DNR deer check stations and to remember social distancing guidelines, staying 6 feet away from other individuals…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – November 12, 2021

Season Dates Nov. 6: Rabbit, pheasant & quail seasons open Nov. 10: Furbearer hunting and trapping seasons open Nov.19: First firearms deer season opens  Nov. 21: First firearms deer season closes Dec. 2: Second firearms deer season opens Dec. 5: Second firearms deer season closes Dec. 10: Muzzleloader-only deer season opens Meetings Arlington Anglers: 3rd Tues. of every month, 6:30…

Hand-Held Venison Quesadilla

A recipe featured in the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild

Chef and author of several wild game cookbooks, Eileen Clarke, shares her thoughts on this “convenience food” option for wild game enthusiasts. I love quesadillas, but they’re hard to eat in a blind—or pickup. So, as soon as I saw this folded version, I jumped on it. One, it’s easier to handle: instead of being 10 inches around—and needing both open hands to hold it—it fits easily in one hand. Plus, it’s easier both to get in and out of the pan, and to flip it.  Each folded tortilla can be totally different, to suit everyone’s individual tastes.

A new Pennsylvania walleye record?

On a recent fishing outing, this Pennsylvania angler first caught an 18-inch sauger and then a 27-inch walleye – it weighed 9-1/2 pounds. “I was ecstatic about that,” he said of those two fish, likely the latter near-trophy walleye in particular. Ecstatic might not begin to describe how he was about to feel. For the story, click here. Categories: News,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 5, 2021

DISTRICT 1 • No new reports DISTRICT 2 • No new reports DISTRICT 3 • CO Tim Rosochacki responded to an ORV crash in Cheboygan County. A subject was operating an ORV without working brakes when he crested a hill and realized the trail suddenly ended. In attempting to make an evasive maneuver, the subject fell off the ORV and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – November 5, 2021

SEASON DATES NOV. 14: Pheasant season ends in Zones 2 and 3. NOV. 14: Early ruffed grouse season ends NOV. 14: Fall turkey season ends Nov. 15: Firearms deer season opens Nov. 30: Firearms deer season ends Dec. 1: Late archery deer seasons open Dec. 1: Late grouse season opens Dec. 1: Late pheasant season opens Dec. 1: Pike and…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – November 5, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers Nov. 6: WTU Muskingum Valley 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Muskingum County Fairgrounds-Veterans Building, Zanesville. Nov. 13: WTU Mosquito Creek 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m., Yankee Lake Ballroom, Brookfield. For more info call Denny Malloy, 330-507-9489. Nov. 19: WTU East Central Ohio Deer Camp, 5 p.m., Lake Park Pavilion, Coshocton. For more info call Brian Henry, 614-679-3464….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 5, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the fall, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a call from a concerned landowner regarding large amounts of deer parts that were dumped from a bridge into a creek near the Logan and Auglaize county line. This was the second year that animal parts had been…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – November 5, 2021

Season Dates  Nov. 1: Elk season opens Nov. 6: Black bear archery season closes Nov. 6: Elk season closes Nov. 13: Archery deer season (antlered/antlerless) closes statewide except WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D Nov. 20: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens Nov. 20: Black bear season opens    Nov. 23: Black bear season closes Nov. 24: Turkey season (males and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 5, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties LMGS Dan Puhala reports baited areas have been discovered on state game lands in recent weeks.  Cadet April Whitsell reports that, while on field assignment with Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Kyle, she was able to check a black bear harvested by an archer, an impressive feat in Allegheny…