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A family emergency prevented the author from speaking at a recent “Night with the Fishing Pros” fundraiser, but he shares his comments with Outdoornews.com.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
Wisconsin angler encounters first ‘wiper’ in Hoosier country.
From small, relatively inaccessible metro lakes and rivers to pristine backcountry fisheries, a kayak can simplify and improve your fishing.
Think stealth and quiet when working shallow or suspended crappies during the lengthening days of April and May.
A decade later, we’ve hunted 11 states in search of eight different game birds and have learned a lot along the way.
To draw a feisty tom into range, your best spring turkey decoying strategy probably should include “junior” – a jake – and an amenable hen.
With some simple equipment, you can cover ground safely and quickly while monitoring waterfowl and other birds in urban or rural environments.
Early wild turkey hunting seasons can be frustrating, so get patient for April longbeards.
Winners who couldn’t attend awards ceremony and did not receive a ribbon or first-place Cabela’s gift card should contact Eric Meyer at (763) 537-3326.
With ice receding in parts of the region, many boats launching from docks are targeting late-winter, early-spring white and black crappies.
When negative biters crimp your angling style, switch up your tactics with this tool for multi-species hard-water success.
Late winter antler hunting is an excellent opportunity to develop listening skills with your upland or waterfowling bird dog.
For the past 27 years, youth groups including 4-H, Scout troops, and school classes have participated in the program, geared toward constructing and installing wood duck nesting boxes by youths.
There are times when I’m downright proud to be a sportsman and this day was surely one of them.
The government-mandated use of ethanol as an additive in gasoline is wreaking havoc on boat motors and small engines.
From a bald eagle cam active in January to open water and returning waterfowl, an unseasonable warm spell means action for birdwatchers.
Lake of the Woods businesses expect steady hard-water angling for walleyes and other fish species through March 2017, maybe beyond.
Shed antler hunting in the winter woods a good way to get the dog some exercise.
Don’t be cheap or cut corners when you are buying hunting equipment.
What can you do to help promote selective harvest?
Two deer farms will remain under quarantine for five years after the last potentially-exposed deer is gone.
NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Crawford County WCO Mark A. Allegro reports he investigated a substantial number of sub-legal harvested bucks that were not reported as mistake-kills during the recent firearms deer season. For varying reasons, these hunters decided to keep the deer, rather than report them to the region office. Once a hunter skips that established process and…
Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 3: Penn’s Woods Spurs NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Italian American Club, Export. For more info call Jason Straley, 412-855-9774. Feb. 11: Greensburg RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Ferrante’s Lakeview Banquet Hall. For more info call Steve Kowatch, 724-516-1015. Feb. 11: Harrisburg RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Best Western Premier. For more info call Gene Odato, 717-816-8772. Feb. 18: Towanda Gun…
Wildly veering temperatures and rainfall wreaked havoc with ice, making many lakes unfishable in recent weeks, as hard surfaces deteriorated and water levels rose. Winter trout stockings have been performed on select fisheries around the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that basic boating classes are now being scheduled around the state. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST…