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Public Input Sought for Wildlife Management Plans

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a public opinion survey to help identify key wildlife issues to be addressed in the department’s 2015-2021 Game Management Plan. The information gathered from the survey will help WDFW update its current plan, originally developed in 2003 and updated in 2009. The...

Venison Vegetable Soup is Easy, Delish With These Tips

Stacy Harris, author of two great cookbooks and founder of Game & Garden, grew up in central Alabama in a family that enjoyed scads of fresh vegetables and fruit each year, so it’s no surprise she still reaps the benefits of a big garden every summer. Savory herbs growing in planters...

Three Cited For Alleged Deer Hunting Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 10 in Morehouse Parish. Agents cited Cody Walker, 23, of Mer Rouge, Caleb Harrell, 24, of Bastrop, and Johnathan White, 25, of Bastrop, for taking deer during illegal hours, hunting from...

In Deer Camp, All You Have to do is Ask

Through the years of hunting with private landowners and at lodges, one thing I’ve tried to remember is to ask specific questions about the hunt. That seems like a simple thing. We ask about deer ages and antlers, or what the host has as a minimum requirement. Some don’t have them...

Don’t Give Up When You Bump a Buck From His Core Area

Spooking a buck in his core area doesn’t mean the game is finished. In some cases, it has really just begun. By Bill Vaznis The buck exploded from underfoot like a firecracker and zigzagged across the creek and up the wooded hillside before disappearing into a thick stand of hemlocks. The...

Wisconsin Veterans Get a Break on Licenses

Wisconsin resident veterans who have recently returned from active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible to receive a one-time free small game, archery, gun deer or annual fishing license, under recently enacted legislation. 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 authorizes veterans to receive a voucher code that may...

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native...

Ohio Numbers Down Going Into Final Part of Season

Ohio hunters checked 75,408 white-tailed deer during the weeklong gun hunting season, Dec. 2-8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “With the muzzleloader season and almost two months of archery hunting yet to come, Ohio hunters have many more opportunities to harvest a deer,” said Scott Zody, chief of...