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8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...

Kansas is a destination state for hunters and anglers.

Legislature Moves to Solidify Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap

Yet another state legislature is making a move to further protect the rights of outdoorsmen and women to fish, hunt and trap with a resolution to be considered in the current legislative session. A bipartisan group of legislators on Jan. 29 introduced a resolution that would update the Kansas constitution to guarantee the right to hunt,...

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Bushcraft 101: Recognize the Five Cs of Survivability

You can organize the essentials based on the Five Cs of Survivability. Within these five base elements are all the tools and knowledge you need to be prepared for emergencies as well as to become independent of the trappings of the urban jungle. By Dave Canterbury These items are the hardest to reproduce from...

Ernie French with Thompson  Center shows how the rifle's action works. (DDH Photo: Darren Warner)

SHOT Show 2015 Muzzleloaders: The Best Bang for Your Buck

There’s a stiff breeze in my face, and the flighty 8-pointer is standing broadside 125 yards away. Did I select the right charge combination to get the job done? If you’re like me, you’ve ruminated over muzzleloader charges, tinkering time and time again to come up with the right configuration There’s no better place...

The CanCooker Jr. is half the size of the large model but turns out the same great meals!

One of the Best Must-Have Tools for Your Deer Camp

Looking for a fast and easy way to cook a venison meal? Of course, because eating well at home is one thing but eating like the hunting kings we are at deer camp absolutely is a different ball of wax. Right? Right! Check out the following video from Must Have Outdoors. Simple, wholesome ingredients —venison, veggies...

whitetail deer management

The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

Florida Panhandle Buck

Veteran Conservation Officer Tapped to Lead State Agency

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and partner agencies for his passionate dedication to conservation, will oversee more than 1,000 employees in the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. He’ll direct their efforts to protect Florida’s...

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On the Hunt: Trophy Whitetails with Pat & Nicole Reeve

Widely regarded as two of the most knowledgeable bowhunters in the industry, Pat and Nicole Reeve are well-versed in the art of deer hunting and now they’re sharing their expertise with a new audience in a new book. Trophy Whitetails with Pat and Nicole Reeve offers fans of Driven TV and hunters around the...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...

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BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit by Anti-Hunters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The court’s decision was announced Dec. 23. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged...