At the first weekend of Game Fair 2019, Aug. 9-11 in Anoka, Minn., Outdoor News asked young hunters about what they’re looking forward to regarding the upcoming hunting seasons. For more on the first weekend of Game Fair, see the upcoming issue of Minnesota Outdoor News. The second and final Game Fair weekend for 2019 is scheduled Aug. 16-18. Categories:…
Hunting season is here and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center is accepting hunter-harvested submissions for CWD testing for $65 per sample (deer head). What do I submit? We need the deer head for testing. Remove the head at the first vertebrae behind the skull. If you harvest a buck, cut off the antlers at the base or the skull plate with…
Bryce Macken, formerly of Champlin, Minn., and currently living in Toronto, Ontario, captured this video of a mountain lion while bowhunting for elk in Colorado in late August. Macken didn’t get an elk on the trip, but this video captured from his stand – “the mountain lion walks right by me, within 20 feet” – will provide memories of the…
There was plenty of activity at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s elk check station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as successful hunters were required to bring their harvested elk to the Elk Country Visitor Center for aging and other testing, including a check for chronic wasting disease. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Pennsylvania Videos Tags: Elk, Hunting, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Attendees that hunted ranged in age from 14 to 91. Those hunters encountered wet fields that delayed the fall harvest, yet yielded 26 roosters during the morning hunt.
The Minnesota DNR has created videos on how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease, how to quarter a deer, how to cape a trophy deer and how to remove lymph nodes. “We’re informing hunters about what they can do to minimize risk to our wild deer population,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager. “There are a few changes…
New York Outdoor News Associate Editor Paula Piatt downed this fine Newfoundland bull moose on Sept. 10 while hunting with Brophy & Sons Outfitting, 25 years after husband and NYON Editor Steve Piatt shot his own bull moose on the big island. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, New York Videos Tags: Hunting, Moose, New York Outdoor News, Newfoundland
“In general, elk hunters have a remarkable success rate during this first hunt period.”
Fishing/outdoors icon lauds effort to get kids into the outdoors.
The annual elk tag lottery held at the Elk Expo in Benezette, Pa., always draws a big crowd of hopeful hunters. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Pennsylvania Videos Tags: Elk, Elk Expo, Hunting
Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson share their views on hot topics concerning the outdoors and conservation.
This year, there are more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer, the agency said; mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease continues.
Deer-harvest goal remains at 200,000.
According to the agency, the plan’s eight broad goals cover topics ranging from research, to keeping Minnesota’s deer populations healthy to how the DNR and the public work together on deer management.
Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, New York Videos, Turkey, Turkey Tags: Gobblers, Hunting, New York youth turkey hunt, Wild turkeys
Duck opening dates, Canada geese bag limits/zones highlight changes in Wisconsin migratory bird hunting regs [video]
North duck zone will open one week later than in previous years, resulting in a single statewide opener for the North, South and Mississippi zones on Sept. 29; daily Canada goose bag limit increased to three birds per day.
Whether it was for the Lakoskys, the whitetails, the Kids Zone or any of the many other potential draws (wild turkeys, other outdoors celebrities, cutting-edge seminars, a coliseum floor packed with notable vendors …), the Classic had something for everyone.
Communications with this state’s outdoor press has been a difficult proposition to say the least the last couple of years for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Press folks, when we needed information, had to contact Albany to arrange for interviews – even if we needed general information on something as mundane as stocking numbers or catch rates in Lake…
Adam Margolycz of Marion was bear hunting in the Adirondacks (Herkimer County) in October when this young bull moose wandered under his treestand and remained in view for nearly five hours. Categories: Hunting, New York Videos Tags: Bear, Hunting, Moose, New York Outdoor News
According to the Minnesota DNR, deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters. The DNR anticipates the 2017 deer harvest will be in the 200,000 range, similar to the most recent 20-year average of nearly 206,000.
Waterfowl hunters can expect good things this fall.
A video (above and at mndnr.gov/cwd) explains how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Testing will be required in portions of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of firearms deer season. Precautionary testing from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 5, will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from…
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
2017 highlights included dedication of the new, 155-acre James Meger Memorial Wildlife Management Area.
The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 was supported by organized sportsmen and sportswomen, state fish and game agencies, and industry to tax firearms and ammunition with the proceeds going specifically to wildlife conservation. So, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, when you buy that new firearm, arrows or a new bow, a box of shotgun shells or fishing…
The Michigan DNR’s Chad Stewart talks deer hunting regulation changes that are in effect this fall. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Michigan Videos, Whitetail Deer, Whitetail Deer Videos Tags: Hunting, Michigan DNR, white-tailed deer