hunting ethics

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

Ten Sentenced After Four-Year Undercover Poaching Investigation

Ten defendants were sentenced on June 10 in U.S. District Court for illegal hunting activities involving black bears, deer and other wildlife and related offenses in a multi-agency undercover investigation. The sentences are the result of “Operation Something Bruin,” a multi-agency initiative focused on the illegal poaching of bears and other wildlife in North...

Hunting Education Instructors Recognized For Service

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has honored more than 20 volunteer hunter education instructors who have provided training of novice hunters for at least 20 years. “Their effort is vital to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the state’s hunting community,” said Mike Streeter, Nebraska hunter education coordinator. “Due to their efforts,...

Want To Be A Game Warden?

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting applications for its next class of conservation agent trainees. MDC’s Protection Division will select a handful of candidates from hundreds of applicants. The 10-member training class is scheduled to begin March 1, 2014. Selected candidates will then undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of...

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New Bowhunter Education Course Is Online

A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help Nevada bowhunters improve their skills. Bowhunter-ed.com/nevada, which is an official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, teaches bow shooting basics, different methods of bowhunting, and shot placement and recovery techniques. “Offering bowhunter education online makes a lot of sense because we have a...

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Louisiana’s Top Game Warden Retiring

After more than 43 years of service to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division, Col. Winton Vidrine, 69, of Washington, has announced his retirement and will be leaving the department effective June 7, 2013. In January of 1970, Vidrine was hired as an LDWF Enforcement Division agent. Vidrine reached the...

Four Pinched For Poaching After Road Trip

Four Louisiana men were found guilty of poaching Iowa deer from a case that started when someone made a call to the Turn in Poachers hotline. The investigation began in late November 2011 when the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department received a TIP call from a concerned citizen about the activities of these men....

This record book non-typical was killed illegally in Illinois.

Massive Investigation Yields Arrests Of Poachers, Including One Who Shot Record Non-Typical Buck

Three individuals arrested in 2011 have entered guilty pleas following an extensive, multi-state investigation in two countries in an Illinois deer poaching case. The last of the cases concluded recently when Christopher G. Kiernan, of Minooka, Ill., pleaded guilty to charges related to illegally taking three antlered deer, including a 36-point non-typical buck valued...

Can You Get Hunter Education Courses Online?

Hunters who need to complete a Vermont hunter safety course before getting their hunting license now can get started on their official training at hunter-ed.com/vermont. “The Vermont hunter safety course is approved by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and contains the same material that’s taught in the classroom,” said Kurt Kalkomey, president of...