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Deer Feeding Ending, But Was It a Success?

The worst winter in more than a century, still lingering well into spring, has affected white-tailed deer and wildlife to the point that a hotly-debated supplemental feeding program was attempted to provide the animals some relief. The question is, will about $200,000 spent on the supplemental food distributed by volunteers help the deer or...

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

Interactive Habitat Workshop Can Benefit Deer, Wildlife

One of the best ways to help your wildlife is by providing the best habitat possible on your property, with prescribed burns, elimination of exotic or invasive species, and cultivation or nurturing of native species beneficial to deer, songbirds and other wildlife. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management...

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Another City Considers Ineffective ‘Birth Control’ for Deer

You’d think that taxpayers eventually would get fed up with civic leaders throwing away money on ineffective wildlife management, but they apparently don’t care or don’t realize that what’s going on is a waste of time. Yet another community is considering the use of contraceptive drugs and the time-consuming effort to give these to...

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Wildlife Agency Gets New Law Enforcement Chief

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Jon Evans to the rank of colonel and chief of the agency’s Division of Law Enforcement. His predecessor, Dale Caveny, retired Feb. 28, after 29 years of service. Evans will supervise a statewide team of 209 wildlife officers who enforce conservation and boating laws, and fish and...

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Pistol Cartridge Rifles Proposed for Ohio Deer Hunters

The Ohio Wildlife Council received the 2014-15 hunting proposals on Wednesday, Feb. 5 for deer season dates, changes to deer bag limits and the possibility of allowing some straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ohio deer hunters and other interested parties are invited to share their...

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Will You Fill Out a Deer Hunting Survey This Year?

Forty thousand of the approximately 120,000 hunters who hunted deer in Kansas last season will be contacted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism via an online survey. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks deer hunters to provide information regarding harvest success, dates and seasons hunted, days spent in the...

Managing Deer Populations and Goals the Topic of Public Meetings

Deer populations and how to manage them in portions of southeastern Minnesota will be the topic of two Department of Natural Resources public meetings scheduled in February. Population goals will be set for all 300-series permit areas with the exception of 338 and 339, which are just south and west of the Twin Cities...

Conservation Board Wants Input From Hunters

The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board will hold its first scheduled meeting of 2014 on March 1, in Montgomery. The meeting will take place at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Richard Beard Building Auditorium located at 1445 Federal Dr. in Montgomery.  Registration for those wishing to address the board will be from 8...

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Ted Nugent: School is in Session – Hunting Education 101

The kids’ eyes looked like they would bug out of their happy faces. Oohs and ahhhs permeated the 4th grade classroom and the boys and girls were clearly gaga with fascinated excitement. I hauled the giant buffalo head around the room as I told thrilling stories of wild Indians on horseback with their bows...