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The 41st Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention
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We have just returned from Rogers, Arkansas and it was an awesome convention! The Embassy Suites and JQ Hammons staffs were great. The city of Rogers, Arkansas was a fantastic location and the Arkansas Taxidermist Association was there in full force. Supply Companies were pleased and all in attendance will agree that this was an exceptional venue for a successful gathering of taxidermists. More



News Nevada wardens seek poacher who killed deer near Reno
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State wildlife officials are looking for a poacher who illegally shot a mule deer and left it for dead on Peavine Mountain just north of Reno. Authorities discovered the buck on Sunday about half way up the mountain approximately 4 miles west of Stead. More

Duck zones taking shape in Louisiana
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For the past 31 duck seasons, Louisiana hunters have taken to marshes, swamps, flooded rice fields and timber areas under what was a ground-breaking opportunity: a two-zone, two-splits-per-zone framework. Back then, after exhaustive work by state and regional waterfowl biologists, it was determined that Louisiana should be among the first states in the country to be afforded the chance to split their hunting areas. More

Some wildlife officials upset with Shawnee County
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Jason Sawyers had never seen anything like it in years of enforcing Kansas hunting and fishing laws. Sawyers, a lieutenant with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, spotted a large man parading around the ballparks at Lake Shawnee with a baby deer he had captured. The man had the fawn on a pink leash. More

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News Wisconsin should drop its deer goals according to report
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Wisconsin wildlife officials should scrap local deer population goals, let landowners hold mini-hunts on their property and establish better connections with the public, Gov. Scott Walker's deer trustee wrote in a report released Tuesday. Texas researcher James Kroll's 136-page study focuses largely on the Department of Natural Resources' shortcomings but takes hunters to task too, saying they expect the agency to maintain a herd so large the landscape can't support it. More

Deer hunt back with more hunters, land in Andover, Mass.
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There will be more bow hunters taking part in this year’s town-sponsored deer hunt, which aims to reduce the overpopulation of deer in town. The Conservation Commission recently voted to continue the deer management program for its third season, allowing a maximum of 80 hunters. Last year, about 45 hunters took part in the program, according to Bob Dalton, an Andover, Mass., firefighter who spearheaded the program. The program opens up select areas of conservation land to hunt deer with bow-and-arrow. This year's hunt will start Oct. 15 and go until Dec. 31. More

Howling for Wolves hopes DNR will delay wolf hunt
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expected to start taking applications for 6,000 wolf hunting licenses in the next few weeks, but one local group is hoping to stop — or at least delay — the season. Though it is a long shot, Howling for Wolves sent an information request to the DNR that seeks information about why and how the wolves went from the endangered species list to the calendar of hunting seasons. The DNR says lawmakers ultimately are responsible for allowing a hunting season for the first time in decades even though the animals have been on and off the endangered species list several times over the years. More

Florida hunters head north for thrills
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Despite the heat, mosquitoes and thunderstorms, bowhunters will be in the woods when the archery season opens on private land in South Florida and on the Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area in Miami-Dade County. The state moved the start of the archery season to mid-summer in South Florida to time it better with the breeding season of white-tailed deer. During that time, known as the rut, wary bucks lose their caution because they are trying to breed with does. The bow season in Central Florida opens Sept. 15 to coincide with the rut there. More

Hunters benefitting charities from largest whitetail tournament
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Never was a hunting tournament of this scale done before, where 12 million hunters can participate at the same time in any of the 43 individual state tournaments during the hunting season. The tournaments simple design and the Internet make it all possible for thousands, even millions of hunters to enter throughout North America. Hunters also benefit through tournament proceeds. Hunters register online in the state they want to hunt. Once a hunter legally harvests a wild free roaming whitetail (no high fences) during the States hunting season, the hunter will score their hunting skills in four categories. Hunters will be hunting their normal hunting areas. Tournaments include a state/national, youth and outfitter Tournament. More


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Dan Ladd: Changes on the horizon for deer hunters in New York
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With sporting licenses scheduled to go on sale Aug. 13, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation went right down to the wire in announcing anticipated and updated changes to deer-hunting regulations throughout the state, including in the northern zone. Initially, DEC's five-year deer management plan called for a 44-day season to open on the fourth Saturday in October. That has been changed, and the season will open on the second Saturday after Columbus Day. Thus, it will run from Oct. 20 through Dec. 2 this year, similar to years past. More

Wes Johnson: Spearfishing underwater hunt a challenge
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Wes Johnson describes venting air from his scuba vest, he slipped beneath the wind-rippled surface of Bull Shoals Lake and glided quietly behind Maurice Cook as he propelled himself into the depths. The Benton, Ark., diver is on the prowl, armed with a pistol-gripped spear gun he'll use to harpoon slippery catfish and toothy walleye. Like a pilot's wingman, Johnson flanked Cook's fins — to avoid scaring any fish that might swim by him, but also to stay clear of the sharp stainless-steel barbed spear. "I'm going where the fish are," Cook told Johnson ahead of the dive. "If they're deep, I'm going deep." More
 

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