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Montana officials are seeing mule deer and whitetail deer numbers at stable or rising rates, according to post-season surveys.

Deer Numbers Stable, Rising in Some Areas

Deer populations are stable and rising according to post-season surveys of one state not always high on any lists for whitetail deer hunters. Stable and rising? How’s that possible? According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter surveys, mule deer numbers are increasing in Region 6, the northeastern portion of the state. Whitetail...

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What’s the Difference Between Crossbow Arrow Lengths?

Should you shoot a 20-inch or 22-inch arrow out of your crossbow? Does it affect accuracy? Are there times when you shouldn’t shoot a shorter crossbow arrow? Deer hunters have questions such as these when they’re getting interested in crossbows or have one and want to make changes. As with any method of hunting...

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...