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A LOCAL HUNTER SHARED A PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEKEND, WHERE HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIS FINGER OFF WHILE DOVE HUNTING. IT’S HUNTING SEASON IN OKLAHOMA, AND WHILE MANY PEOPLE WILL BE HEADING TO THE WOODS, THE PRESIDENT OF A LOCAL GUN CLUB SAID SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST.WATERFOWL HUNTING HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING EXPENSIVE, BUT HUNTERS DON’T NEED TO SHELL OUT TONS OF MONEY ON A BOAT OR A TRUCKLOAD OF WATERFOWL GEAR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S ESPECIALLY TRUE IN A STATE WITH AS MUCH PUBLIC LAND AS IDAHO. JUMP SHOOTING IS A LOW-COST OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND HUNTS, BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. THE CLASSIC METHOD OF HUNTING OVER DECOYS IS A GOOD OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND WATERFOWL HUNTERS.FOLKS IN MICHIGAN ARE PANICKING AND RUSHING TO STOCK UP ON GUNS ... AND IT'S NOT JUST 2ND AMENDMENT ENTHUSIASTS ... IT'S ALL SORTS OF FOLKS WHO ARE SCARED STIFF OVER THE PROSPECT OF VIOLENCE ON THE HEELS OF THE ELECTION. GUN AND AMMO STORES ACROSS MICHIGAN ARE SEEING A HUGE SURGE IN FOLKS TRYING TO BUY FIREARMS, AND IT BECAME ALL TOO REAL WHEN THEIR GOVERNOR BECAME THE TARGET OF A PLOT TO KIDNAP AND POSSIBLY KILL HER. BUT, THE REALITY IS ... TENSIONS HAVE BEEN BREWING ALL YEAR, AND PEOPLE ARE ARMING THEMSELVES.HEAD OF THE HARBOR OFFICIALS NY WILL NOT ENFORCE VILLAGE CODE PROHIBITING BOW AND ARROW USE AFTER AN APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN A SIMILAR PROHIBITION IN THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. OFFICIALS SAID THE COURT DECISION "CALLS INTO QUESTION THE VALIDITY" A SECTION OF CODE THAT LISTS BOWS AS FIREARMS, WHOSE USE IS LARGELY PROHIBITED WITHIN THE VILLAGE. ANOTHER SECTION OF CODE REGULATING HUNTING MAY ALSO HAVE TO BE REVISED BECAUSE IT "INCORRECTLY REFERENCES" NEW YORK STATE LAWS THAT BAN DISCHARGE OF BOWS AND FIREARMS NEAR BUILDINGS, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE WRITTEN BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY ANTHONY GUARDINO.NEARLY HALF A MILLION FIREARMS DEER HUNTERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON THAT OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 7, AND OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FIND ADVENTURE OUTDOORS AND PUT VENISON IN THE FREEZER. HUNTERS HELP KEEP DEER POPULATIONS IN LINE WITH POPULATION GOALS ACROSS THE STATE. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ WILDLIFE MANAGERS REPORT FAVORABLE WEATHER SO FAR THIS YEAR AND GOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO HARVEST DEER IN MOST AREAS.

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OK – HUNTING – Gun and hunting safety as Oklahomans head to the woods for hunting season (VIDEO)

A LOCAL HUNTER SHARED A PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEKEND, WHERE HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIS FINGER OFF WHILE DOVE HUNTING. IT’S HUNTING SEASON IN OKLAHOMA, AND WHILE MANY PEOPLE WILL BE HEADING TO THE WOODS, THE PRESIDENT OF A LOCAL GUN CLUB SAID SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST.

ID – HUNTING – Get your ducks in a row

WATERFOWL HUNTING HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING EXPENSIVE, BUT HUNTERS DON’T NEED TO SHELL OUT TONS OF MONEY ON A BOAT OR A TRUCKLOAD OF WATERFOWL GEAR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S ESPECIALLY TRUE IN A STATE WITH AS MUCH PUBLIC LAND AS IDAHO. JUMP SHOOTING IS A LOW-COST OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND HUNTS, BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. THE CLASSIC METHOD OF HUNTING OVER DECOYS IS A GOOD OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND WATERFOWL HUNTERS.

NY – HUNTING – Village in Smithtown will not enforce bow hunting law

HEAD OF THE HARBOR OFFICIALS NY WILL NOT ENFORCE VILLAGE CODE PROHIBITING BOW AND ARROW USE AFTER AN APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN A SIMILAR PROHIBITION IN THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. OFFICIALS SAID THE COURT DECISION "CALLS INTO QUESTION THE VALIDITY" A SECTION OF CODE THAT LISTS BOWS AS FIREARMS, WHOSE USE IS LARGELY PROHIBITED WITHIN THE VILLAGE. ANOTHER SECTION OF CODE REGULATING HUNTING MAY ALSO HAVE TO BE REVISED BECAUSE IT "INCORRECTLY REFERENCES" NEW YORK STATE LAWS THAT BAN DISCHARGE OF BOWS AND FIREARMS NEAR BUILDINGS, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE WRITTEN BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY ANTHONY GUARDINO.

MN – HUNTING – What Minnesota deer hunters can expect this season

NEARLY HALF A MILLION FIREARMS DEER HUNTERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON THAT OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 7, AND OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FIND ADVENTURE OUTDOORS AND PUT VENISON IN THE FREEZER. HUNTERS HELP KEEP DEER POPULATIONS IN LINE WITH POPULATION GOALS ACROSS THE STATE. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ WILDLIFE MANAGERS REPORT FAVORABLE WEATHER SO FAR THIS YEAR AND GOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO HARVEST DEER IN MOST AREAS.

NE – HUNTING – 30 plead guilty so far in largest poaching case in Nebraska history

THE HUNTERS CAME FROM AT LEAST 21 STATES TO THE DEEP-CUT CANYONS AND SAND HILLS OF NEBRASKA TO BAG TROPHIES FOR THEIR WALLS BACK HOME. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE FROM STATES LIKE NEW YORK, WISCONSIN, VIRGINIA AND UTAH PAID $2,500 TO $7,000 TO TAKE AIM AT BIG BUCKS, PRONGHORN ANTELOPES AND TURKEYS, ALL WITH THE HELP OF HIDDEN HILLS OUTFITTERS NEAR BROKEN BOW. BUT THEY WEREN’T REALLY BIG GAME HUNTERS. THEY WERE POACHERS — USING BAIT, SPOTLIGHTS AT NIGHT AND OTHER ILLEGAL TACTICS TO GUARANTEE THEIR SUCCESS. AND NOW MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CRIMES OR OTHER VIOLATIONS AFTER A MAJOR FEDERAL AND STATE INVESTIGATION. SO FAR, 30 PEOPLE HAVE PLEADED GUILTY.

NJ – HUNTING – Hunters Kill 328 Bears In New Jersey, More Than In All Of Last Year

Hunters killed a total of 328 bears in the first segment of New Jersey’s black bear hunt, more than were bagged during last year’s entire hunt in what could be the final year for the hunt. The state’s Division of Fish & Wildlife says 42 bruins were culled on Saturday, the sixth and concluding day of the hunt. Hunters had been restricted to using archery for the first three…

WY – HUNTING – Women hunters become increasingly large percentage in Wyoming, experts say more work is still needed

Abby Hoffman decided to try hunting off more of a whim than anything else. Her friend inherited a couple rifles. They thought hunting sounded interesting. The next few years were the opposite of a whim. The Laramie resident took hunter safety where she learned the basics on gun safety, navigating land ownership and rules for all the various species. She watched YouTube videos and absorbed as many tips as…

VA – HUNTING – Hunters and Anglers Know It’s About Protecting the Resource

Fall is an amazing time to be outdoors in the Commonwealth of Virginia, particularly for those of us who hunt or fish. Many of us will be out in the woods or on the water as much as possible, but we cannot afford to forget about how important the 2020 election is to the things we love to do. While it is true that we call our pursuits hunting…

First Time Hunting Stories Are The Best Hunting Stories

MOSSY OAK.COM – “I’m going to head down to Slippery Rock,” declared “Dirty” Don Evans while we discussed our plans for opening day in West Virginia. “I gotta give it at least one more year.”
“I’m going to visit Bear Rock at least once or twice this week, but I’ll be taking Reed to Andrew’s Stand on opening morning,” his…

Here’s What Made My First Deer Hunt So Special

WIDEOPENSPACES.COM – Morning dawned and we all jumped on our ATVs and cruised to our designated hunting area. Our first deer hunting season had commenced. Our stand overlooked a late-summer food source, though I don’t remember exactly what it was (perhaps crimson clover or iron clay peas).  As a new deer hunter, most of this was foreign to me,…

OH – HUNTING – ODNR: Find a new way to experience fall during the wild turkey hunting season

THE ARRIVAL OF COOLER WEATHER AND CHANGING TREE LEAVES MEANS OHIO’S FALL WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON IS UNDERWAY, ACCORDING TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF WILDLIFE. THE FALL WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON IS OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, NOV. 29. BOTH GOBBLERS AND HENS ARE LEGAL GAME DURING THE FALL HUNTING SEASON. “WILD TURKEY HUNTING IS A FAVORITE PURSUIT FOR MANY OHIOANS, AND THE FALL SEASON PROVIDES NEW AND EXCITING CHALLENGES,” SAID DIVISION OF WILDLIFE GAME BIRD BIOLOGIST MARK WILEY. “REMEMBER THAT HUNTING WILD TURKEYS REQUIRES PATIENCE AND PRACTICE. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR HUNTING SEASON THIS FALL.”

ND – HUNTING – Photo shows value of pheasant hunting

I was paging through old photographs at Mom and Dad’s earlier this fall, looking for a 1980s picture of my Dad, his friend, Robert, and myself after a pheasant hunt in LaMoure County. We each held and proudly displayed one trophy rooster. It was from 1983 when you had 24 or so pictures on a roll of film and the investment was even more for buying and developing the…

KY – HUNTING – Weekend brings muzzleloader deer hunting

IT IS BY ONE WELL-SPACED SHOT AT A TIME, BUT THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IS OPEN TO A VARIETY OF FIREARMS DEER HUNTING WITH KENTUCKY’S EARLY MUZZLELOADER SEASON. AS IS ROUTINE ON THE WEEKEND STARTING WITH THE THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER, THIS YEAR’S FIRST MUZZLELOADING FIREARMS DEER PURSUITS ARE OCT. 17-18. THIS EARLY BLACK POWDER SEASON IS AUGMENTED BY A LONGER AND LATER HUNT — A NINE-DAY STRETCH THAT SPANS TWO WEEKENDS — DEC. 12-20.

VA – HUNTING – Virginians are fortunate to have ample hunting opportunities

VIRGINIA’S HUNTING SEASON IS ENTERING THE “FULL SPEED AHEAD” PHASE FOR 2020. ARCHERY SEASONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR DEER AND BEAR WITH EARLY MUZZLELOADER SEASON FOR DEER BEGINNING IN A COUPLE WEEKS. FALL TURKEY SEASONS BEGIN THIS WEEKEND IN MANY COUNTIES ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH. SEASONS FOR SOME MIGRATORY BIRDS AND SMALL GAME SPECIES ARE OPEN OR OPENING SOON. SO FAR, VIRGINIANS ARE FORTUNATE TO ENJOY ABUNDANT HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES. AND THOSE OPPORTUNITIES REPRESENT GOOD THINGS FOR CONSERVATION AND OUR WILDLIFE SPECIES.

UT – HUNTING – With Amendment E, Utahns can preserve their outdoor heritage

Utah voters will have more at stake on Election Day than just voting for who will lead the country and the state for the next four years. Voters will have the chance to preserve Utah’s wild outdoors heritage in perpetuity. On the ballot this year, Utahns will be asked to approve Amendment E, which is a proposal to preserve a constitutional right to hunt and fish. By voting yes…

ID – HUNTING – Idaho Fish and Game using lifelike decoys to catch illegal hunters

IF IT LOOKS LIKE A MOOSE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A MOOSE… IT MIGHT BE A DECOY. IN AN EFFORT TO STOP ILLEGAL HUNTERS, OFFICIALS IN IDAHO ARE UTILIZING HIGH-TECH METHODS. NOW, PEOPLE LOOKING TO HUNT IN CERTAIN AREAS WILL HAVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE ANIMAL THEY'RE AIMING AT IS REAL OR A POLICE DECOY. THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL BE USING DECOYS IN AREAS KNOWN FOR ILLEGAL HUNTING.

NAT’L – WILDLIFE – What Makes a Good Duck Painting? The Government Suggests Some Hunting

In his youth, Richard Clifton woke up before dawn to go duck hunting in the marshes of Delaware. He pushed his boat into the water and waited. Sometimes a mallard flew overhead, a silhouette in the dark with the wind whistling through its feathers. His memories of the quiet waters of Slaughter Creek have inspired his art for years. Now one of his paintings has entangled him in a…

IL – HUNTING – Tourism officials hope hunting season will provide a boost to local economy (PHOTO ROLL)

MANY FALL EVENTS THAT BRING PEOPLE TO THE AREA HAVE BEEN CANCELED THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID-19. THE QUINCY AREA CONVENTIONS AND VISITORS BUREAU IS HOPING HUNTERS CAN BRING IN THAT BOOST THAT BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. OFFICIALS SAY DEER SEASON IS ALWAYS A BIG DRAW FOR VISITORS IN PLACES LIKE PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND YOU’RE ALL WELCOME.

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