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Hot Gear: Millennium SafeLink Treestand Safety Harness

As the evening settles in and hunting light disappears hunters begin to pack up their equipment and prepare to get back to their vehicle or camp. In the dark the hunter reaches around the tree and starts to look for that first step with his feet… We all have been there. It’s when hunters are their...

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Crossbow Hunting on the Rise

As support for crossbow hunting continues to grow across the United States, so too has the competition amongst crossbow manufacturers. TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has been busy creating models hunters are clamoring for like the new Carbon Nitro RDX and Turbo GT crossbows. Hunters in Missouri will get their first crack at full crossbow inclusion...

Shooting ranges are great places to practice and get familiar with firearms before deer season opens.

Practice, Get Zeroed for Deer Season at Renovated Shooting Range

Tenoroc Public Shooting Range, located in Polk County between Tampa and Orlando, is reopening its rifle and pistol ranges March 13 after undergoing improvements. The target shooting center features rifle and pistol ranges and shotgun opportunities with trap and sporting clays facilities. Improvements to the range include rebuilding berms, revamping the drainage system, repairing...

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Hunting Land: It’s Only as Good as You Make It

A slow walk down the dew-covered trail at dawn renews your spirit. It’s deer season, but you have no intentions of shooting anything. Maybe you’ll check some trail cameras or just lean up against a tree and watch deer funnel back through to their bedding areas. There are no worries of disturbing other hunters. You...

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Hunters Donate More than 228K Pounds of Venison

More than 4,500 deer hunters donated nearly a quarter-million pounds of venison (228,306 pounds) from last season’s deer harvest to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians. Share the Harvest is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM). It...

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Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

With riflescopes, bigger is not always better. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

VIDEO: Fundamentals of Ballistics in Simple Terms

What is ballistics? Well, like love it’s, complicated. But if you have around 20 minutes, this video of a vintage U.S. Army training film does a pretty good job of demystifying the multifaceted subject. The film, circa 1949, touches on all three forms of ballistics – internal, external and terminal. And it gets into...

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More than Seventy Violations? Yes, That’s What This Poacher Had!

Delaware’s DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded an investigation into illegal deer hunting March 1 with the arrest of a New Castle County man for illegal weapons possession charges along with numerous charges related to the illegal take of at least 14 deer during the state’s 2015/16 deer season. James...

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Game Warden Assists with Arrest of Fleeing Bank Robber

Cpl. Dennis Hovarter, a wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, was instrumental in the apprehension of a bank robbery suspect after the robbery of the Bank of the Ozarks North Branch in Hope, Ark. The arrest, at roughly 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 17,  was the result of a joint effort by...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Prescribed Fire in Mixed Pine-Hardwood Forests

Prescribed fire is a useful tool to help manage for timber and wildlife if implemented appropriately. While blackening of a tree’s bark is perceived by the public as damaging to the tree, this is generally untrue and only aesthetically unpleasant for a short time. By Brandon Howell, Area Biologist Alabama Division of Wildlife and...