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OH – HUNTING – 2019 opening day of deer-gun season surpassed last season, with kills topping more than 15,000

Ohio’s opening day of deer-gun season surpassed last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The 2019 season resulted in 15,501 deer killed by hunters as compared to the 2018 season with 13,651 deer checked in by hunters. During the two-day youth hunt on Nov. 23 through the 24, hunters checked 6,234 white-tailed deer during the season. The deer-gun season is open until Sunday,…

Wyoming’s Thanksgiving wild turkeys make for good fall hunting and eating

WGFD.GOV – November 26, 2019 – It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming. Hunters’ interest has continued to gain momentum since. With both fall and spring seasons to chase gobblers, hunters’ stealthy pursuits provide excellent food for their families and mementos of feathers, beards and spurs to commemorate the hunt long after….

VA – HUNTING – Proposed legislation would be trouble for Virginia hunters

The recent flurry of firearms-related legislation proposed for the Virginia General Assembly’s 2020 session was expected following state elections this month that gave the Democratic Party control of both the House of Delegates and Senate. One bill (Senate Bill 16) by incoming Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw (D–Fairfax) contains extensive prohibitions that hunters, recreational shooters and Second Amendment proponents feared. Modern, semi-automatic sporting rifles or even small semi-automatic rimfires…

WI – HUNTING – Deer kill down 27% over opening weekend of Wisconsin gun hunt

Hunters registered 90,286 deer through the first two days of the 2019 Wisconsin gun deer hunting season, a 27% decrease from last year, according to information released Tuesday by the state Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife officials cited the later timing of the season, relative lack of snow and high amount of standing crops for this year’s lower deer harvest. The nine-day gun deer season opened Saturday and runs through Sunday. Continuing a…

No Limit on Eurasian Collared-Doves

BACK COUNTRY CHRONICLES.COM From the Archives – What’s a guy to do when my hunting seasons are over and it’s -5°F outside?

It’s in that short period where the ice is not yet thick enough for ice fishing and when it’s this cold, it’s hard to keep the rod guides free of ice for fly fishing.

Since it snowed last night, it…

Arizona’s second dove season opens today

AP NEWS.COM November 23, 2019 –  Arizona dove hunters will be able to double their wing-shooting pleasure when the state’s “second” season begins today.

Unlike the 15-day season that begins Sept. 1, the late season lasts 45 days and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. There still is a 15-bird daily bag limit, all of which must be mourning doves. The…

WI – HUNTING – Weather impacting the hunt (VIDEO)

The wait is almost over, the gun-deer season begins tomorrow (Saturday) in Wisconsin. Nearly 75% of all deer that are harvested occur during this short 9 day season. Hunters can use weather to their advantage when harvesting a deer. Understanding the temperature and changes in the wind direction can make a big difference this time of year. Experts say deer typically move the most during dawn and dusk but…

UT – HUNTING – Hunter Who Accidentally Killed Teen Teaches Safety Courses

It’s a story she’s told over and over. Looking at round-faced kids who gathered in a Cedar City home for a hunter safety course, Kayleen Richins tells them how she fired a bullet that whizzed through the trees, pierced the window of a passing Jeep and hit a 14-year-old boy in the head. She killed someone. And that boy who died last September was not much older than those…

WV – HUNTING – Preparations underway as buck gun season in W.Va. nears

November 25: It’s the biggest day of the year for hunters here in Appalachia – a day that very well could end with an adrenaline rush that you will never forget. As exciting as opening day is, though, hunters can still drag their feet before the big day. “Unfortunately, a lot of the time, people wait until the last second,” said Dan Kessel, owner of Spring Hill Rod &…

WI – HUNTING- Bowhunting tale of 13-point buck dubbed ‘Young Guns’ fuels anticipation for Wisconsin gun deer hunt

FROM KENOSHA TO SUPERIOR, THE COLOR OF THE SEASON – BLAZE ORANGE – IS BRIGHTENING THE LANDSCAPE. YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN IT IN RECENT DAYS AIRING ON CLOTHESLINES OR STAGED IN GARAGES AS HUNTERS AROUND WISCONSIN MAKE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2019 GUN DEER SEASON. THE STATE'S TRADITIONAL NINE-DAY FIREARM HUNT OPENS SATURDAY AND RUNS THROUGH DEC. 1.

AZ – HUNTING – Hunters get second shot at doves beginning Friday

ARIZONA DOVE HUNTERS WILL BE ABLE TO DOUBLE THEIR WING-SHOOTING PLEASURE WHEN THE STATE’S “SECOND” SEASON BEGINS FRIDAY, NOV. 22. UNLIKE THE 15-DAY SEASON THAT BEGINS SEPT. 1, THE LATE SEASON LASTS 45 DAYS AND RUNS THROUGH JAN. 5, 2020.

WI – HUNTING – Getting to know gun-deer season: Warming up to blaze orange

GUN DEER HUNTER OR NOT, WISCONSIN’S ANNUAL NINE-DAY GUN DEER SEASON OPENS AT 6:30 A.M. SATURDAY. HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE UPCOMING HUNT. ESTIMATED DEER POPULATION: 1.8 MILLION. THERE WERE 576,277 HUNTERS WHO PURCHASED A GUN DEER LICENSE LAST SEASON. ECONOMISTS ESTIMATE THE DEER SEASON HAS A $2 BILLION IMPACT ON WISCONSIN’S ECONOMY. REGULAR GUN DEER HUNTING LICENSES FOR RESIDENTS COST $24; FOR NONRESIDENTS THEY’RE $160.

OK – HUNTING – Oklahoma’s gun deer hunting season opens Nov. 23

Deer gun season remains the state’s most popular, with more than 150,000 taking part last year. It is also the deer gun season that boasts the greatest success rate in terms of harvest each year, as shown in the annual Big Game Report. The gun season accounted for 60.5 percent of all deer harvested in the 2018-19 seasons. That amounted to just over 66,000 deer, the highest total for…

NAT’L – HUNTING – 10 Tips for Rattling More Bucks

QDMA.COM From the Archives – It’s November, and over the next few weeks millions of deer hunters will be hitting the woods in hopes of taking home a giant. Many will attempt rattling but will fail to see any response except squirrels scattering and chattering at the imaginary buck fight from 15 feet up — leading them to think,…

Deer Calls for Rattling in Bucks During the Rut

BONE COLLECTOR.COM From the Archives – November marks the unofficial start to the rut in many parts of the country. Deer hunters build anticipation all year long for these few weeks. Deer hunting the rut gives you a chance at scoring a mature whitetail that may only have been seen on the occasional Bushnell trail camera photo. A buck’s primal instincts kick in full…

Las Vegas Hunter bags Nevada Record Desert Ram

Kevin McNair with guide and friend James Bradshaw on a record-breaking NV Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt!

Nevada has a lottery system for big game hunting tags. So, after 17 years of applying, in 2017, I was finally successful in applying for and obtaining my Desert Bighorn Sheep tag!

Additionally, I drew a prime area about an hour from my home in Las Vegas,…

MI – HUNTING – Hunters say November’s early snow will be good for firearm season

Michigan’s firearm deer season starts Friday and although it’s not an official holiday, many are taking off the day to head out to the woods. “Bows be putting away…guns all coming out,” laughed hunter Rylen Drostha. Young, but certainly not an inexperienced hunter, Rylen Drostha, used Thursday to grab some last minute necessities. On the list, gloves, flannel and heater to keep him warm especially with snow on the…

WI – HUNTING – Survey says firearms deer hunting leads to less violence

Deer hunters are killers, but not of each other or their neighbors. That’s what the research says, anyway. Ball State economics professor Paul Niekamp looked at the relationship between violent crime and deer hunting seasons in 21 states over 20 years. He recently released the results of that work. He titled his study “Good Bang for the Buck: Effects of Rural Gun Use on Crime.” Deer seasons, Niekamp said, are…

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