Hunting

Your Hunting Mindset | Hunting season 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022, 12:52 p.m.News Release: Firearms Safety Council “The state of your mind and that of your fellow hunters is a major factor in hunter safety.” That’s the key safety message from Bill O’Leary, vice president and spokesperson for the Firearms Safety Council of Aotearoa New Zealand to deer and game bird hunters. […]

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Field experience does not guarantee hunter safety

The past hunting season has been the safest in New York since hunter education became mandatory in 1949. This is a good thing. There were nine hunter-related incidents in 2021, the fewest on record. The really bad thing, though, is that one of those incidents resulted in the death of a hunter – and there […]

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Sportsmen say the higher hunting and fishing gear prices are worth it

MT. STERLING, Ky. (WTVQ) – Spring turkey hunting season is just around the corner, a good reminder for all hunters to get a valid hunting license. While hunting and fishing are popular pastimes in Kentucky, there is also a major economic impact. Many people see the price tags around them rising, to include items like […]

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Trail cameras for deer hunting: yes or no?

Over the past four years, several western states have enacted regulations against the use of trail cameras, primarily cameras capable of transmitting data instantaneously, for use in harvesting wildlife. The new laws are actually supported by most hunters and are based on the concept of fair hunting. The constantly changing technology, whether in the hunting […]

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Hunting season proposals presented to the ODNR | Local News

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Wildlife Council received proposals Wednesday for the 2022-23 white-tailed deer hunting season from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, deer hunting bag limits will increase in 18 counties in September 2022. As in the past, a single deer with antlers can be harvested, no matter […]

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KEN PERROTTE: Duck hunting on the east coast can be a frustrating exercise | Local

BY KEN PERROTTE/FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAR WHAT A strange waterfowl hunting season, especially for those of us who live and hunt in eastern Virginia. Across much of the Atlantic Flyway, hunters reported pockets of excellence in duck hunting alongside vast swaths of mediocrity. The weather, or lack thereof, was often blamed for the lack of […]

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Agenda: Twenty years later, it’s time to finalize the anti-fox hunting law

JUST before Christmas, League Against Cruel Sport fieldworkers filmed a pack of dogs running across an open field with their heads down, tails high and barking excitedly. All the classic signs of a traditional fox hunt. If 2022 is the 20th anniversary of Scotland’s so-called fox hunting ban, then why do hunts still look like […]

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The City requests a workshop to discuss duck hunting on the lakes

Lakeland City Commissioners today addressed the emotionally charged issue of duck hunting on the city’s lakes after receiving emails from residents along Parker Lake who complained about the recent explosions pre-dawn shotguns near their homes and a city recreation trail that runs along the lake. For residents, hunting near neighborhoods poses a threat to safety […]

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Person charged with killing a bear after the end of the hunting season

Published: 01/27/2022 14:42:57 Modified: 01/27/2022 14:41:40 A Massachusetts resident has been charged with unlawfully killing a female bear in his backyard with a bow and arrow after hunting season ended. Massachusetts Environmental Police said in a Facebook post Wednesday that the murder took place in late 2021 in Ashburnham. The agency said a person reported […]

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Nearly 300,000 deer harvested during Missouri hunting season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The deer hunting season ended Saturday in Missouri with nearly 300,000 animals harvested, according to preliminary information from the Missouri Department of Conservation. There were 293,670 deer taken during the deer hunting season, including 143,049 antler bucks, 26,559 button bucks and 124,022 does. The total harvest represents a slight drop, 1.19%, […]

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The case of the new antler deer shotguns

Let’s eliminate this part first: I’m not a Fudd. I own a lot of rifles and synthetic stock shotguns, have used smart scopes, and have hunted with AR type rifles. Plus, I’m a millennial, at least as defined by age. I know that new shooting technologies are useful and have their place. But I think […]

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5 elk harvested in second year of Missouri elk hunt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Five moose have been collected in Missouri throughout 2021. Hunters harvested three elk during the gun portion of the elk hunting season in December, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The firearms portion took place from December 11 to 19. Two elk were harvested during the archery season which ran […]

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DLNR press release: ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2022 LĀNA’I AXIS COMBINED DEER AND SHEEP HUNTING SEASON

(City of Lānaʻi) – DLNR Forestry and Wildlife Division (DOFAW) announces that online applications for a 2022 Lānaʻi Axis Combined Deer and Bighorn Sheep Hunting Season will be available from Monday 10 January 2022. A ten dollar ($ 10.00) application fee will be assessed for each person requesting the hunt. Registration fees are non-refundable even […]

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Across the Divide: Self-satisfaction using firearms undermines the 2nd Amendment | Opinion

By Becky Bennett Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal and the onset of hunting season make guns a topic around rural holiday tables. I wrote about the fact that firearms are a “normal”, if not necessary, part of everyday rural life. But gun owners need to give serious thought to our reaction to the Kenosha debacle, in which […]