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Election 2012, make your vote count
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Nominations will be open Jan. 1, and close March 1, for the next round of election of officers for the NTA. Nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and board of directors will be open. Terms take effect Oct. 1. As a member in good standing, you have the privilege and are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. More

Michigan deer population rises
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Michigan is allowing deer hunters to use bait this hunting season for the first time in three years. Randy Brown already is seeing the results. Along with owning Randy's Hunting Center in Bad Axe, Brown owns a gas station that sells deer bait. And since archery season opened, the bait business has been brisk with hunters stopping in to prep for the season. And according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, plenty of deer should be available in most parts of the state this year. More

Woman takes up bow hunting to join in with kids, husband
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Mary Bone of Fort Worth, Texas, didn't realize her approach to hunting was about to change when in 1994 she got a Pearson Spoiler compound bow as an early Christmas present for her stepfather. The full impact of that gift came later in December as she sat in a box blind and waited for deer. "As I watched from my box blind a 160-class buck strolled by, well out of bow range, but the thought of picking up the rifle never crossed my mind," Bone said. "I just sat there contemplating a strategy on how to shoot that buck with my bow." More

Budweiser, RMEF remind hunters of safety responsibilities
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Two longtime partners in wildlife conservation and responsible outdoor recreation, Budweiser and RMEF, have teamed up to remind hunters of the fundamental rules for safe gun handling and sporting ethics. Be careful, have fun and hunt well. More

Hard hunting doesn't diminish the thrill of it
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Has hunting gotten harder over time? Many hunters say yes, and there are harvest, cost, access and participation data to support their view. Outdoors writer Roger Phillips of the Idaho Statesman takes a look at some of the statistics behind the question — and why harder hunting shouldn't translate to less satisfaction. More

How to hunt big whitetail bucks
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After 50 years of serious bow hunting, Ed Johnson has looked back many times at the mistakes and successes he has made during those years hunting big whitetail bucks, especially super bucks. In southern Missouri these big bucks are in the 140 to 190 range. More



Just 10 more minutes: Wolf hunting finale
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The dark of night was upon Colin Anthony and the Norris Drive boys were down two points in the neighborhood baseball game, and all they needed was just 10 more minutes to win the game. The trouble was that I knew exactly what time it was — and my mom had enacted a 7 p.m. curfew. Mom wanted absolutely no excuses for being late. "Colin, even if you have a broken leg you should find yourself fit enough to be home on time for supper," she would say. More

RMEF completes 10-year project
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A 10-year conservation project has concluded in the Black Hills of South Dakota with 2,400 acres of wildlife habitat now permanently protected and opened for public hunting. The effort, led by RMEF, in September moved the final 285 acres of Bill and Deena Whitlow's former Lady C Ranch into public ownership as part of the Black Hills National Forest. More

Wolf Wars
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VideoBriefAttorneys representing RMEF and other conservation groups on Nov. 8 will begin oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif. Judges will consider an animal rights lawsuit alleging that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it delisted wolves earlier this year. The case was rejected by a lower court but plaintiffs appealed. The court granted a motion allowing RMEF to intervene in the appeal. More

Story of a gun: An American mosin
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With each day that passes, we lose living links to the past — those personal accounts of history and historic events that defined generations or steered nations down one path or another. Recently, the last living American veteran of World War I passed away. As painful as it is to say, we will soon bear the loss of the last veterans of World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. Though we may lose the people who are the most important and dear connections to history, we can still remember them, their struggles and the events they took part in through other means. More

Sunday hunting
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Conservation and hunting organizations, including RMEF, early this year formed a coalition to support Sunday hunting. Currently, 11 states prohibit hunting on Sundays, which dates back to "blue laws" of the 1700s. The topic is hot in Pennsylvania. RMEF backs the additional hunting day as beneficial for wildlife conservation and management. In a new blog, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance explores benefits to the economy. More

Tactics for fall bass fishing
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It's that time when anglers need to be thinking about shifting tactics from summer to fall seasonal patterns. If you live in the north, early stages of fall patterns may already be developing. In the south, it may not occur until October. In either case, it's triggered by the first successive nights of cool weather, cooling water temperatures and shorter days. More


 
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