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Bear hunting season is in full swing
Pocono Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The odds at taking a bear are like playing the lottery, but some hunters do indeed come out winners. Bears are secretive and prefer not to be seen most of the time. Getting within bow range of a bear is even more of a challenge. More

Hunting safety tips: Better to be safe
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The Oakland County, Mich., sheriff says as hunting season officially begins, those who plan to participate should remember a few things to make it a safe and enjoyable season for all. More

Hunters note: Fishing still good on Michigan's inland lakes
The Associated Press via Battle Creek Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This is the time of year when fishing reports are harder to come by as most anglers turn their attention to deer hunting, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Those heading out for the firearm season are reminded that late fall and early winter offer prime fishing on inland lakes for hungry walleye, pike and bass, the DNR said in its weekly fishing report. It says now also is a good time to catch big perch, bluegill and crappie. More

Adult mentors key to providing the spark for young hunters and fishermen
The Post-Standard (Blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many, passion for the outdoors started with another person. It's a father, a mother, a grandfather, a spouse, a friend — someone who took the time, who had the patience to pass on their specific love of hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, camping. It's about passing it on. More

Opinion: Hunting wouldn't be right without a dog
Yakima Herald-Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The other day, freelance outdoor writer Rob Phillips and his son Kyle were doing some pheasant hunting in the Lower Valley near Yakima, Wash. Phillips says as they drove from one hunting spot to the next, they passed a feel-free-to-hunt field and saw a couple of guys getting out of a rig to do just that. "I watched the guys grab their shotguns and start out into the weedy field, but something seemed wrong with the picture. It took me a second to realize the two hunters were heading out into the giant field alone, with no four-legged assistance," Phillips writes. More

Slow mid-season reported at hunter check stations in Montana
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials report that the mid-season figures compiled from west-central Montana hunter check stations show less hunters in the field, an elk harvest on par with last year and deer totals that are lagging behind. More

Hunters find ducks from many areas in Louisiana swamp
The Advocate via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Terrific news came during summer's first days when the May Breeding Count Survey was published, showing U.S. and Canadian waterfowl biologists counted more breeding ducks than any time in the survey's 55-year history. Where hunters found water, they found ducks, lots of ducks. The not-so-good comes in a recent Ducks Unlimited report that condensed the data compiled by several federal agencies. The gist shows dramatic wetland losses across the United States, including a continuing decline in Louisiana's coastal marshes. More

Deer River, Minn., hunter gets two deer with one shot
St. Paul Pioneer Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It was an improbable outcome for a deer hunter in northeastern Minnesota who fired one gunshot. He bagged two deer. Bob Schuder, of Deer River, Minn., was hunting near Grand Rapids, Minn., and took a shot at a doe that had wandered into a clearing with two fawns. More

Archery hunter shoots massive 16-point buck
The Bemidji Pioneer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Joe Edlund of Bemidji, Minn., has spent much of his days as a sportsman perfecting his talents as an archery hunter. During most of the deer hunting seasons he tags an animal for the freezer and another for the wall. On Nov. 1, however, Edlund outdid himself in the latter category when he shot a massive 16-point buck while hunting near the Bemidji Regional Airport. More

Mom, daughter, share passion for hunting
Observer & Eccentric    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ten-year-old Molly Borg of Garden City, Mich., will be armed with a .243 rifle when dawn breaks on opening day of firearm season for Michigan's deer hunters. Her mother will be right by her side, trying to scope out dinner in the crosshairs of her own .30-.30 Winchester. Molly is an old pro after having bagged one this year. "I've been hunting since I was 5," the fifth-grader said. This year, Molly will be handling the trigger all by herself. A new state law lowered the age from 12 to 10 to hunt deer with a firearm on private property. More

Wyoming state lands office rolls out online mapping
The Associated Press via Rapid City Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lovers of the outdoors will soon have a new place to go online to look up which state lands they may access for hunting and fishing, and which are off-limits. The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments plans to roll out the new website within the next couple days and is seeking help from the public. State lands officials are encouraging people to report any inaccuracies they discover on the maps. More

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