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Small first-aid kits can save the day

Over the years I’ve discovered that an essential piece of outdoor equipment and one that many hunters and even fishermen fail to consider is a small, compact first-aid kit. It could be argued about what should be included in a first-aid kit, but I try to keep things simple. When hunting, I carry what I feel might be required for…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Swanson received a call about an injured fox in a backyard. The young fox was transported to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and is being treated for a broken front leg and mange.  In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – November 26, 2021

Season Dates 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 dec. 12: Muzzleloader-only deer season closes Meetings Arlington Anglers: 3rd Tues. of every month, 6:30 p.m., Cabela’s Hoffman Estates. For more info call Tom Curtin, 312-560-9876. Calumet Region Chapter Izaak Walton…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

Hunter Perishes While Dragging Buck (St. Lawrence County) On Nov. 2 at 8:36 p.m., a woman called Ray Brook Dispatch to report her husband overdue from hunting on the western side of Tupper Lake in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs), NYSP, and volunteers were part of the search team. On Nov. 3, Rangers…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Dodgeville Team/September Warden Mike Burns, of Iowa County, stopped a UTV rider near Gratiot driving faster than the speed limit, operating in the oncoming lane and operating without valid registration. Burns took enforcement action against the operator for operating while intoxicated. Dodgeville Team/October Warden Burns was patrolling near the Yellowstone Lake dam when he contacted a man who…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – November 26, 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 Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters throughout a slow second week of the firearms deer season. Violations encountered included shooting from a vehicle at deer, transporting an illegally taken big-game animal, trespassing, and transporting a loaded firearm. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring area firearms deer hunters during the final weekend of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – November 26, 2021

Banquets/Fundraisers dec. 2: Proper Economic Resource Management Banquet, 5 p.m., Brook Hall, Blainbrook Entertainment Center. For more info call Val Baertlein, 612-964-3566. dec. 4: Nobles County DU Banquet, Brewster American Legion. For more info call Kevin Black, 507-329-2223. dec. 11: Sherburn DU Banquet, Ranada Fire Hall. For more info call Dough Hartke, 507-236-1700. Dec. 12: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko Entertainment….

CWD testing seminars scheduled

The Michigan DNR, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Deer Association will be hosting chronic wasting disease testing seminars in Montcalm, Kent and Ionia counties this fall. At the seminars, DNR biologists will demonstrate how to collect lymph node CWD samples from a harvested deer. These samples can be submitted for testing with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved laboratory for a…

Wisconsin DNR: Avoid ash trees when placing deer stands

Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of serious injury to deer hunters. (Photo by Tyler Frantz)MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin DNR cautions hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees this deer season. Most ash trees in the southern half of Wisconsin, Door County and the Mississippi River counties are dead or dying from emerald ash borer…

Van Buren County suspect charged in poaching of nine trophy bucks

Eight of the nine sets of deer antlers suspected of being poached by Justin Ernst, 33, of Decatur. (Michigan DNR)Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered nine poached bucks in a barn located in Decatur. Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers determined the illegal, trophy deer belonged to a previously convicted felon who is suspected of driving his…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – November 19, 2021

SEASON DATES Nov. 21: Duck season ends North Zone Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day Nov. 27-28: Special two-day duck season in North Zone Nov. 28: Duck season ends in the Middle Zone Nov. 30: Firearms deer season ends Dec. 1: Late archery deer, ruffed grouse and pheasant (limited area in southern Michigan) seasons resume Dec. 1: Pike and muskie spearing season…