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CROSSBOW  TenPoint Texas

VIDEO: Threading the Needle on a Big Texas Buck

Being confident in your skills and crossbow, bow, muzzleloader or whatever you’re using is one of the biggest assets for any hunter. Without having great confidence in being able to make the shot, along with analyzing the entire situation, we’re not doing our duty. Similarly, having the knowledge to trust your instinct when the...

COYOTE  South Carolina DNR

Coyote Hunting Lottery Latest in War on Predators

Coyotes are among the most hated predators among deer hunters and in recent years have come under heavy scrutiny by state wildlife agencies and legislators. Their impact also is being studied by several researchers and has been for years. Hunters often kill them on sight because of the havoc they wreak on game animals....

James R. Smith III

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...

Vermont Moose

Moose Permits Reduced by 40 Percent for Management Objectives

A total of 135 regular firearms moose season permits and 25 archery moose season permits would be issued for Vermont’s 2016 October moose hunt under a proposed regulation approved by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board at its Feb. 24 monthly meeting in Montpelier. The board voted on a proposal by the Vermont Fish...

handcuffs

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...

Idaho Mule Deer

Double-Dipping Deer Poacher Pleads Guilty

A deer poaching case involving a distinctive vehicle, an alert citizen, and a groundswell of public interest has concluded with fines and license suspensions for a Roosevelt, Utah man. A Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) call started it all. In early November of 2014, a concerned citizen called the CAP hotline to report what he thought...

Elk and white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Arkansas, shocking officials there with the number being discovered after years of not finding any in regular testing.

BREAKING: CWD Detected in Elk, State Agency to Implement Plan

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered in Arkansas, marking the first known case in the Southeast and sending the state wildlife agency into its CWD management plan. The disease was discovered via testing in an elk killed by a hunter in the Buffalo River herd during the 2015 autumn season. Elk were re-established in...

Radar Deer

Transportation Department Has Radar Love for Deer

Technology could help vehicle drivers avoid collisions with deer and wildlife if an ongoing trial proves beneficial. The Idaho Transportation Department is using a Doppler radar system on 25-foot poles along a section of highway in Boundary County. The radar system is connected to flashing warning lights that alert motorists to slow down if...

BUCKPOLE Travis Fowble Maryland

Hunters See Deer Harvest Decline by 3 Percent

Maryland hunters harvested fewer deer than last year during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons September 11, 2015, through January 30, 2016. The harvest of 84,022 deer represents a 3 percent decrease from last year’s total of 86,883. Biologists attribute the decline to reduced deer numbers in some rural areas and poor weather...

Shed Hunting

#ShedRally Returns as World’s Largest Shed Hunt

#ShedRally – The World’s Largest Shed Hunt, is back. Whitetail Properties is calling on all men, women and families who love the outdoors to get outside on March 12 and hunt for shed antlers and upload creative photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the hashtag #ShedRally. “Connecting people with the...