Bowhunting

Retired high school teacher reaches goal with 11-point buck; bowhunters ahead of last year’s pace

Dave McCarthy has been a patient deer hunter, if nothing else. The bowhunter from Rantoul has been wanting to harvest a Pope and Young buck for decades, and last week his hard work — and patience — paid off. Dave McCarthy with the 11-point buck he took in Greene County on Oct. 11. On Oct. 11, he took an 11-point…

10 major bowhunting mistakes

The higher the stand, the tougher the shot. There are more obstructions and tougher angles, less chance of double-lung hits. Rule of thumb – climb in cover or climb high, but only as high as conditions dictate.By Byron Ferguson Using wrong approach route to stand: The most direct route is not always best. Placing stand too high: The higher the stand, the…

Mandatory testing for deer taken in SE Minnesota CWD management zone

Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD.When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit…