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Drones and Hunting: Are They OK, or Do They Violate Fair Chase?

As technology improves in various segments of our society, hunters often are faced with decisions about how, at what lengths or even whether to use advances within the scope of our hunting pursuits. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems, commonly known as drones, are becoming popular with recreational users. These nifty flying machines are small, fun...

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Have You Had Your Hunter Safety Course Yet?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in Broward County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course. The report does not have to be notarized....

Nicole McClain gives her niece her very first compound bow as a birthday gift

Nicole McClain: Replacing a Child’s iPhone With a Compound Bow

As hunters, patriots, and parents, we have an obligatory educational, judicial, and historical responsibility to the generations after us. We can’t rely on Disney’s Bambi to teach the importance and straight-forward story of hunting, gun ownership and archery, and we can’t let our children (or nieces and nephews) replace the outdoors ­­­with a constant...

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Man Arrested For Shooting Deer on College Property

A Michigan man has been charged with illegally killing a deer on property owned by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gregory Shaw, 40, of Taylor, Mich., was seen hunting on the Old Prisoner of War Camp owned by UAM. The land is east of Monticello on Arkansas Highway 35 and is not attached...

Citations for Illegal Baiting Hits Record Level

As the number of citations issued for deer baiting has reached an all-time high, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Minnesota deer hunters to review regulations before heading to the field this fall. Changes in the regulations last year affect penalties for deer baiting, which continues to plague the sport. “We’re seeing...

Massive Poaching Investigation Ends With Jail, Fines

A massive investigation into illegal hunting activities has resulted in jail sentences, fines and other penalties for more than two dozen in multiple states. “Operation Cimmaron” resulted in two outfitters selling hunts in Texas and more than two dozen hunters being prosecuted. The investigation began a decade ago following citations written by Texas wildlife...

Four Arrested for Alleged Wildlife Violations

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent along with Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) deputies arrested four subjects in Concordia Parish for alleged night hunting violations on Oct. 21. Sgt. Trey Mason observed a vehicle traveling on Haphazard Road about 10 miles West of Ferriday around 4 a.m. Sgt. Mason then...

Hunters’ Most Common Wildlife Violations

Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials urge hunters to review Montana’s hunting rules and regulations to ensure they act within the law and that they recognize when others violate the hunting regulations and related laws. Any violation afield can be reported...

Two Cited for Alleged Deer Hunting Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Oct. 16 in Avoyelles and Rapides parishes. Agents cited Barry B. Laiche, 17, of Marksville, and Travis Maddox, 26, of Echo, for taking deer using illegal methods, possession of illegally taken deer, failing to comply...