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B&C, P&Y Respond to Marc Anthony Deer Controversy

Two of North America’s biggest antler-scoring organizations have spoken on the status of record bucks entered into their programs by embroiled Illinois bowhunter Marc Anthony. By Keri J. Butt One is hot on the trail, the other is taking a wait-and-see approach. Record-book entries for trophy deer allegedly killed by embroiled celebrity bowhunter Marc...

Youth Archery

Youth Archery Program Targets New Shooters, Bowhunters

USA Archery has announced the launch of Explore Archery, an innovative education program that introduces archery to beginners of all ages and abilities. Explore Archery, developed jointly by USA Archery and the Archery Trade Association, is fun, safe, rewarding, and developmentally progressive. Explore Archery is a low-cost, high quality turnkey programming option that offers...

Buck that Marc Anthony said he killed in Illinois in 2010.

Ghillie Suit Hunter Marc Anthony Sidesteps Fraud Claims

A well-known outdoors writer and hunting industry personality has been dismissed of his position from the Illinois Whitetail Alliance and has stated that he will completely step away from the hunting industry. These developments come after he was accused of misrepresenting a deer he shot a few seasons ago. by Daniel E. Schmidt Marc...

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Season Deer Totals About the Same, but More Antlerless Kills Desired

Hunters killed approximately 243,550 deer during the 2013-14 New York hunting seasons, nearly equivalent to the statewide take the previous season, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced recently. “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative offers many hunting opportunities statewide for sportsmen and sportswomen for the growing population of...

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Hunters Losing Public Land Opportunities

Hunting opportunities on public land in one southern state are being eliminated due to loss of land and fragmentation of a wildlife management area. After more than 50 years, the lease agreement between the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and the landowners of the Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area will be terminated...

Bowfishing

Bowfishing Championship Gets to the Point

More than 850 anglers representing 27 states have registered for the second annual U.S. Bowfishing Championship making this event the largest bowfishing tournament ever. The May 2-4 event, which is being held at Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes in the Ozarks, will feature outdoor celebrities, live entertainment, large cash and prizes, and will...

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In Memorium: Turkey Biologist Lovett Williams

Lovett Williams, longtime Turkey & Turkey Hunting contributor and one of the most recognized turkey biologists in history, died. Lovett was a dear friend and a true turkey man. I thought it was appropriate to post a feature Jim Casada wrote about Lovett in the April 2013 T&TH. Rest in peace, Lovett. — Brian...

Washington State deer

More Antlerless Permits Available and Fees Decrease, Too

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types of permits during a public meeting April 11-12 in Olympia. The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved...

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Deer Biologist Honored for Years of Service

Retired South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Mark O. Bara of Georgetown County has been awarded the Deer Management Career Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to White-Tailed Deer Management in the Southeastern United States. Bara received the award during this year’s Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting held in February at the University of...

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Deer Migration Surprises Biologists Who Want to Know More

Wildlife biologists and other researchers are studying a 150-mile migration of mule deer that is believed to be a key to the animals’ survival. The Casper Star Tribune reported the cool story about this migration, which surprised biologists. The herd of mule deer was not known or identified until this 150-mile journey was discovered...