New York’s spring turkey hunting season may have ended two months ago, but like deer hunting, I am starting to find myself becoming a year-round turkey man. Being able to regularly observe summer flocks in recent years is surely part of the reason. Two years ago some strategic logging was done on my property and one of the intentions was…
Plan now for you fall hunting needs, because ammo again has been in short supply on many gun shop shelves.
DNR: Management actions planned, including closing east-central hunting zone season
Pennsylvania hunters need a knife to notch their harvest tags.
The agency said in a statement that it’s taking longer than expected to update its 20-year-old wolf management plan, and it’s now expected to be done by March.
The DNR randomly selected the three hunters from a drawing pool of more than 25,000 applicants. The winning hunters are from the greater Madison, Marshfield and Manitowoc areas.
“Part of the increased harvest was due to the increase in pheasant hunters – 10,000 more hunters compared to 2019, which was the highest since 2009.”
This is the third year the season has been closed.
It could be one of the first times in recent memory that a DNR secretary indicated he might not carry out an NRB order.
Beginning this year, the format of the hunt will change to a single three-day event happening Oct. 29-31.
It took the state about three years to recover from the last drought, in 2017.
Early results show 17% drop from 2020 numbers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
(Photo by Jerrod Vila)Another turkey season is well behind us now and hopefully most of the talk centered around wild turkeys is that of seeing hens with plenty of poults along our travels. That is something that is always good news for the seasons that lie ahead. As soon as one hunting season is over, I’m always looking ahead to…
(Photo by Windigo Images)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s first-ever bear hunt is drawing plenty of interest. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 6,335 people applied for one of the 400 permits the Missouri Department of Conservation will issue for a harvest of 40 bears. Revenue from those applications amounted to more than $63,000. Winners of a random drawing of eligible…
Parker Costello of Lockport is 7 years old. There are two things he is passionate about – fishing and wrestling. They are interchangeable with the seasons. With the arrival of spring, fishing has firmly established itself as the outdoor activity to do whenever his father (Kyle) or grandfather (me) are available. “What is the biggest freshwater fish you have ever…
Plan update may not be complete until next year; some wonder why.
It was a pretty quiet morning in the turkey woods and, after hours of hearing nothing I decided to take a break and just enjoy the spring woods. Sitting on a hillside with my back to a large red oak I reached into my pack to see if one of the half dozen or so calls I normally carry might…
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Turkey hunting doesn’t go your way every time, and when it does, it’s sweet. Pay attention, however, to those times when it doesn’t.
The week ended without a shot fired, the big birds content with the company they were already sharing.
It’s a move that wildlife officials hope will help control their populations.
They’re vying for one of a dozen spots to help thin a herd of bison at Grand Canyon National Park.
Time in the field is the number one learning tool for everyone.
With the arrival of spring turkey season so many of us have gobbler fever, and I’m certainly afflicted. But if your turkey hunting areas are the same as your deer hunting spots, you can surely acquire some data while turkey hunting this spring that will help you come fall. One early-May morning a few years ago I was running and…
Some readers have misunderstood a previous blog and commentary, so here’s a better explanation.
The new method utilizes a piece of tissue from the animal’s ear for testing. Previously, more invasive tests had proven effective but difficult to collect, including a rectal sample or biopsy of lymph nodes.