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Lost and Alone? Online Map May Help You Out

Lost in the woods and, fortunately, you have a signal on your smart phone? Looking for a public hunting area or shooting range? Maybe you just want to go hike a trail to stretch your legs? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation...

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Modifications Made to Proposed Deer Season Regulations

Deer limits have been altered in several counties and will be voted on by the wildlife council in one state known for pumping out big bucks each season. After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at its...

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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...

Wildlife restoration and excise tax revenue aid programs assist wildlife and hunters.

Survey: Deer Hunters Don’t Want Mandatory Antler Restrictions

State wildlife agency officials say they listen to the public and want feedback from hunters (and anglers, and others), so when they ask and get the results it’s sometimes eye-opening. It appears Michigan will not have expanded mandatory antler rules anytime soon. The two most recent surveys conducted in Michigan to determine the level...

Illinois hunters will see changes in the coming seasons. Click the photo to see more giant bucks!

What Did One State’s Wildlife Director Say About Deer?

Balancing hunters’ desires for more or less deer, or bigger bucks, with the biological needs of a state population, is never an easy task for wildlife agency managers and biologists. With several Midwest states showing declines in season harvest numbers, Illinois DNR Director Marc Miller recently posted some thoughts on the department’s upcoming changes....

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Either-Sex Hunts, Antlerless Tags Among Proposals

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a series of public hearings on proposed rules setting the state’s hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015. By law, wildlife season-setting rules are reviewed every two years. Hearings will be held on the following dates: —March 31 – Keene High School 6:30-9 p.m. —April 2...

Declining numbers of mule deer have organizations, state agencies and hunters concerned about future population growth.

Help Provided for Big Game Permit Application Process

Looking to hunt in Colorado this year but not sure where to begin? No problem. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application workshop in Colorado Springs. “The application process may seem a little confusing, especially if it’s your first time, but we’ll walk...

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Close, But No Cigar, on Deer Season Record

Despite some unfavorable weather, the 2013-14 deer hunt in Arkansas came close to equaling the record set the previous year. Hunters checked 213,199 deer during the season, just under the record of 213,487, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission statistics. The season just ended had one distinction, however. It was the first time...

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UPDATE: Remington Strongly Refutes Buyout Report

UPDATE (1:15 p.m. CST): An internal memo reportedly circulated by Remington officials in New York labels the “purchase” report as “a publicity stunt from an agenda-driven group with no credible financing options.” Published reports today say that Remington officials refuted the supposed purchase in a memo given to employees. “A small, unknown investment entity publicly...