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Bag Limits Decreased for Upcoming Deer Hunting Season

Bag limits have been decreased in some counties and approval was given for straight-walled cartridge rifles during the deer-gun week after the Ohio Wildlife Council approved new regulations at its April 9 meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The council also voted to remove bobcats from Ohio’s list of threatened species. The...

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Remington Arms Issues Voluntary Recall for Rifles with X-Mark Pro Triggers

Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) has announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006, to April 9, 2014. Senior Remington engineers determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. In the...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

CWD Found in Deer in Previously Uninfected Area

Officials have discovered chronic wasting disease in yet another deer but in a previously unaffected area, and are awaiting the test results from about 2,500 other deer to see if the fatal disease is found anywhere else. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture discovered through tests that a deer on a deer farm...

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Hornady Goes Digital With Its Reloading Handbook

Reloading ammo is a discipline as old as firearms and shooting themselves. But one of the top bullet and reloading supply manufacturers has moved the timeworn pastime decidedly into the future. By Elwood Shelton Hornady announced recently that the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, 9th Edition is now available for download on a number of digital platforms....

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Learn More About the Popular AR-15 Rifle

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to the AR-15, authored by firearms expert and noted author Richard A. Mann, cuts through the clutter and offers readers a user-friendly look at today’s most popular modern sporting rifle. This latest entry in Gun Digest Books’ Shooter’s Guide series helps AR-15 owners understand and appreciate the complexity of this versatile firearm....

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I Could Have Faked my Deer Survey Answers, But Didn’t

Whack! Another deer hit by a vehicle. Deer munching flowers and gardens. Deer getting squirrelly during the breeding season and running through neighborhoods, playgrounds and around town. Deer, basically, being deer, but with a lot of humans around. It’s not a new problem. But some officials in New Jersey are trying to get some...

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Who’s Tracking These Deer and Why Are They Doing It?

Tracking devices and radio telemetry? Just what or who is keeping up with deer by using all this high-tech gadgetry and why would they be doing that? Students in an Outdoor Adventures course at Blaine High School in Minnesota are tracking animals with radio telemetry devices. They’ve been following squirrels and raccoons so far,...

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Deer Seasons Expanded, a Welcome Change for Hunters

At least one state is expanding deer hunting opportunities for the upcoming season, a welcome change for hunters who seem more often these days to hear about limits, cutbacks, restrictions or laws affecting them. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March 27 public hearing approved expanded mule deer seasons in several counties....

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Drones Deemed Unethical, Unsporting for Hunting

Trophies scouted or taken with the assistance of drones/unmanned aerial vehicles are not eligible for entry in Boone and Crockett records. The organization made the announcement March 26. “These highly sophisticated, remote-controlled aircraft have no place in fair-chase hunting,” said Richard Hale, chairman of the Club’s Big Game Records Committee. “The Boone and Crockett...