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Moore, Okla., hunter bags whitetail with velvet antlers intact
The Oklahoman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Steve Prime of Moore, Okla., didn't know when he pulled the trigger on the opening weekend of black powder season that the 8-point buck in his gun sights still had its antlers in velvet. Only when he went to retrieve the animal did he discover that he would be mounting a unique trophy. "It was the first one I have seen like that," Prime said, who was hunting in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma. More

Hunters using tech to check deer
Sandusky Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Smartphones and laptop computers are being released into the wild. Ohio hunters now have the option of putting technology to work when reporting deer harvests, which has drawn both support and skepticism. Hunters have long been required to register anything they kill, but a new system allows telephone and online processing in lieu of visiting a physical check-in station. More

Armed and female: States mark rise in women hunters
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Thirteen-year-old Anna Yu is the first member of her family to handle a rifle, which she recently used to take down a deer with a single shot in an adult-supervised hunt in Idaho. Yu is among the growing number of American girls and women — from teens to senior citizens — who have taken up hunting, a sport traditionally associated with men and still dominated by them. More

Wisconsin luring young toward deer-hunting tradition
Green Bay Press Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and state Legislature have focused several initiatives in recent years on encouraging more people to hunt by introducing mentored hunting programs and changing laws to allow younger hunters. Despite those efforts, a Gannett Wisconsin Media review of state hunting data shows that while some young hunters have taken up the sport, they are outnumbered by adults who have given it up and old hunters who are dying off. More



Trail cameras are gaining popularity for Minnesota, North Dakota deer hunters
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Doug Leier of Fargo, N.D., likes to compare a trail camera to a high-definition TV when he explains the increased use of the scouting tool in recent years. It's all about price. "Ten years ago a well-to-do hunter had one trail camera," said Leier, a biologist for North Dakota game and fish. "And now that guy has three or four of them that are sending in the photos to his email inbox. Anybody that wants a trail cam can basically afford it now." More

New England moose hunt drawing big numbers
South Coast Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Moose hunting in New England has become a fall favorite with hunting seasons held in neighboring New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine for those lucky enough to draw a permit for those states' lotteries. New Hampshire's season ended recently, and preliminary figures show that 289 hunters were successful in bagging their prized moose during the nine-day season, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. More

12-year-old Maryland boy a celebrity after taking down 376-pound bear
The Baltimore Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before this year's Maryland bear hunt, Colton Lucas was considered a typical 12-year-old living in the Western Maryland town of Kitzmiller. He loved to hunt and fish with his father, Joe, and play football with his friends. His priorities haven't changed, but the seventh-grader has become a local celebrity, and a hero. He's received the acclaim for killing a bear — a 376-pound male, which according to Mayor Mike Brady had been terrorizing the residents of Kitzmiller for several years. More

Panel votes to remove desert bighorn from NM endangered species list
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New Mexico game commissioners have removed desert bighorn sheep from the state's list of threatened and endangered species, marking a first for the state when it comes to conservation. With the commission's unanimous vote, state wildlife officials for the first time are able to remove a species from the list due to its recovery. More

Avid rifleman switches weapon with success
The Wetumpka Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Alabama's bowhunting community recently added another convert to its fold. Neal Foster of Mobile, a lifelong deer hunter who heretofore had bagged his game solely with a rifle, received an adrenalin-flushed awakening about hunting with bow and arrows. More

Squid makes difference in Hermosa Beach, Calif., fishing
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Anglers still are catching lots of rockfish, along with a few sand and calico bass, in the Santa Monica Bay in California, and it's mostly thanks to squid. "I can't remember a time when we have had so much squid," said Redondo Special Capt. Eric Hobday. "There is no question that having that squid for bait is making a big difference here." Boats fishing near Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach continue to find large quantities of squid off Hermosa Beach. More


 
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