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CWD samples from Arkansas deer and elk being recorded as part of the state's protocol for the disease. (Photo: AGFC)

Board Approves CWD Zone, Urine Ban, Other Measures

Commissioners voted unanimously June 24 to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone made up of Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties. CWD has been found in five of these counties since first being discovered in Arkansas in late February. The AGFC has circulated proposals to slow the...

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Open Meeting Set for New Public Wildlife Management Area

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 season at the new Alapaha River Wildlife Management Area and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing. “The acquisition of this almost 7,000-acre tract along the Alapaha River provides for a diverse hunting opportunity,” said John Bowers, chief...

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Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...

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Pursuit Channel HD Signs Carriage Agreements with Verizon, CenturyLink

The quest by Pursuit Channel to become America’s most important provider of independently produced outdoor programming took another giant step forward in 2016 when Fios by Verizon and Prism TV by CenturyLink signed separate carriage agreements to make Pursuit Channel in full high-definition available to all of their respective subscribers in the United States....

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Alabama Bans Deer Parts From CWD-Affected Areas

This spring Alabama’s Conservation Advisory Board took steps to strengthen existing hunting regulations aimed at preventing the unintentional import of disease pathogens associated with game animals harvested outside the state. Alabama hunting regulation 220-2-.25, which addresses the importation of game animals, wildlife and furs, was expanded to ban the import of all cervid (deer...

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Boone and Crockett Revises Popular Edition on Scoring Big Game

The Boone and Crockett Club announces the release of the newest edition of “How to Score North American Big Game.” The book offers the most up-to-date scoring techniques with easy-to-follow instructions for scoring all 38 categories of North American big-game animals. The new edition is set to release in July 2016. “This informative reference...

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WATCH: What You Should Know About EHD

Deer hunters know a lot but always can learn more, which is where advice and knowledge from experienced folks pays off. What do you know about epizootic hemorrhagic disease? It’s one of several hot topic diseases in deer that hunters know of but often don’t know much about. Here’s a description of EHD from...

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Friends, Family and Public Land Comprise Majority of Access

Whether public or private, the amount of land available to hunters is limited and in many areas, shrinking. As a result, the cost to go hunting is expected to rise as sportsmen are obligated to compete for limited access. For hunters unable to pay for greater hunting access, this is a critical issue, especially...

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Bicentennial Edition of Remington Country Joins Pursuit Channel on Sunday Nights

Remington Country, a pioneering television series that first achieved national broadcast status in the late 1990s, will continue its long-running legacy this fall on the Pursuit Channel. With a renewed emphasis on North American game – pursued largely by outdoors enthusiasts intrinsic to America’s most iconic hunting and firearms brand – Remington Country will...

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Deer Hunters Cringe as Wolf Population Increases by 16 Percent

  If one of the worst predators on deer increased in population by 16 percent in one year in your area or state you’d probably be pretty doggone concerned. You might be more concerned, or even pretty doggone mad, if there were no hunting or trapping season for these predators thanks to government and court...