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TPWD wants more research before issuing mule deer program permits
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Trapping wild mule deer and mating them with prime breeder stock was approved this year by the Texas Legislature, but some landowners are frustrated they can't do that sooner than they had hoped. Senate Bill 460, signed into law last summer, extends the successful "deer management permit" program for white-tailed deer to mule deer. More



George Hinton finds a new passion, business in South African safari
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Four years ago, George Hinton stood on the plains of South Africa looking down the barrel of his rifle at a kudu, an antelope with massive, winding horns. Hinton had been a hunter for 38 years, but he'd never come across a creature quite like it. The kudu is now a shoulder mount on the wall behind the counter of The Cozy Barn, his family-run stove and fireplace store on in Wind Gap, Pa. More

Hunters asked to donate extra game
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VideoBrief Hunting season began recently, but bagging that prize buck isn't the only thing on hunters' minds. They are also trying to put food on the table for other families. CBS 19's Amanda Roberson explains how East Texas hunters are helping through a state program called "Hunters For the Hungry". One in five Texas households found themselves at risk of hunger last year. "Hunters For the Hungry" aims at lowering that number by allowing hunters to donate their venison to those in need. With a strong number of hunters right here in East Texas, surprisingly, the state said only one meat business in East Texas is donating to the program. More

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Deer hunting could open 2012 in 4 urbanized Texas counties
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Deer hunting, with archery only, might be opened next year in three northeast Texas counties and one along the coast, if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approves. Hunting regulations similar to archery-only Grayson County would be extended to Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties, according to the proposal. And in Galveston County, the deer hunting regulations would mirror those of neighboring Harris County. All four counties currently have no open deer seasons. More

Big bucks bring big bucks
The Newark Advocate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every year, hunting pumps $859 million into the Ohio economy. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the state ranks eighth nationally in hunting-related sales through equipment, fuel, lodging, food, transportation, processing and taxidermy. It's also 10th in the number of hunting-related jobs. At the heart of it all is Licking County with its white-tail deer archery and gun seasons. The county annually leads Ohio in bowhunting kills and is among the leaders during the nine-day deer gun season, which runs Nov. 28-Dec. 4 and Dec. 17-18. More



Texas asks hunters for help in the drought
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The worst single-year drought in Texas history has left deer undernourished and, in some cases, dying in greater numbers than before. Many of the deer hunters are bringing home are skinnier than normal and the population of fawns surviving through the summer took a nosedive in many parts of the state. At McBrides Gun's in Austin, Thomas Hunt is looking for the perfect rifle to take his son Mathew out hunting. The appropriately-named Hunt has already bagged two deer this year. He says the impact of the drought was noticeable right away. More

Quail hunting tradition alive at Hidden Lakes Resort in Texas
North Texas e-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Molly, a little two-year-old pointer who shares the bloodline with a pedigree of champions a mile long, was running with her head high, just downwind of an overgrown briar patch. Luke Clayton and a group of first timers were hunting quail at Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort near Yantis, Texas. When the faint, tantalizing scent of quail touched her nostrils she froze in mid stride, locked up in a solid point that left little doubt that she was on birds. A few quick steps toward the cover indicated the birds were running. Then Molly froze again. More

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Tips for safe Texas Fall turkey hunt
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With the fall turkey hunting season open in many parts of Texas, anticipation and adrenaline are running high. Readying your hunting gear, scouting your hunting spots and practicing your calling are all part of the excitement of hunting. But as you prepare for opening day, and any day you plan to hunt, don't forget the most important part of your hunting plan: safety. More

The tree squirrel slam
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Johnathan O'Dell is the small game biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. He's also a seriously dedicated squirrel hunter. O'Dell says he prefers hunting the bushy-tailed tree-dwellers over any other game because of the skill level required. In 2009 he happened to be traveling to destinations within the ranges of all eight tree squirrel species native to the United States. More

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3 ways to weatherproof your rifle
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If you've ever hunted in the rain, or even just cold temperatures, you know the toll adverse weather can take on your rifle. In a few weeks Tyler Freel (author) is headed down to Afognak Island, Ala., to hunt deer and although it's a hunter's paradise, the conditions can't get much worse for a rifle. Between the constant humidity, rain and salt water, even an "all weather" rifle will rust in no time at all. More
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Outdoor Life's hunting and fishing holiday gift guide 2011
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We put together the best gear for outdoorsmen and women in our 2011 gift guide. The items progress from least expensive to most expensive, so keep clicking if you're looking to round out your own holiday wishlist. More

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Wounded warriors: Hunt locally
The Colorado County Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To honor Veteran's Day, an extraordinary deer hunt took place at a private ranch southeast of Altair, Colo., recently. Two young disabled United States Army Veterans, both in their 20s, were given the opportunity to hunt deer organized by the Paralyzed Veterans Association Texas Chapter with the location of the hunt and the deer donated by residents of Colorado County. More

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Triple sixes: Do-it-yourself Colorado hunt
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New York State residents, Dan and Janet Wescott, had been hunting together almost as long as they had been married. They had been on both guided hunts and do-it-yourself hunts and the results from the guided hunts were impressive and are mounted in their living room. The do-it-yourself hunts on public land turned out to be unimpressive and more times than not they returned home tired and empty handed. It wasn't from a lack of hunting skill. The problem was hunter density, which turned out to be higher than animal density. More

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Wisconsin 2012 black bear permit application deadline Dec. 10
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Black bear hunters have until close of business on Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2012 black bear hunting season. Applications for the black bear permit drawing cost $3 and may be purchased through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at all authorized license agents, at DNR Service Centers. More


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