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 Bowhunting & Archery Articles
Millenium Tree Stands 2012-06-11

 18 Ft. Double Ladder

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Woodhaven Game Calls 2012-06-27

Classic Deer Grunt

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Trophy Ridge 2012-07-03

Quick Shot

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Evolved Harvest ProGraze 2012-05-31

Food plots are more than just trying to attract deer to your tree stand. Sure, a food plot will help and there is nothing wrong with trying to get that big whitetail buck within bow range during your hunting season.

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Wyoming Pronghorn 2012-05-29

 I had been keeping vigil in my box blind for nearly 4 days now. Finally an extra large antelope buck was making his way towards my water hole. It was almost high noon and the mercury was approaching 80 plus degrees.

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Deer Habitat Improvement 2012-05-24

Seven Upper Peninsula conservation organizations will receive Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative grants from the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division in 2012.

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Antler Point Restrictions 2012-05-26

The Northwest Michigan Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association, in partnership with Leelanau Whitetails will meet with Michigan DNR to talk about Antler Point Restrictions in a number of Norther Michigan Counties.

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Spring Fawns 2012-06-01

You may see a fawn alone, but don’t worry – mother isn’t far away.

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Proficency tests required for urban deer hunts 2012-06-07

LITTLE ROCK – Unique deer hunting opportunities are increasing for Arkansas sportsmen. There is a catch, however. Hunters have to meet a somewhat stringent list of rules.

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Eagle Returns to Paradise 2012-06-12

Seeing bald eagles at Paradise Public Fishing Area is nothing new. But when Blaine Tyler, an employee at the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division PFA near Tifton, spotted an immature eagle on the ground...

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Survey Covers Elk Hunting Experiences 2012-06-12

Idaho Fish and Game is participating in a survey about elk hunting in Idaho, and what elk hunters like and don't like.

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Live Bald Eagle at Paynetown SRA 2012-06-18

Paynetown State Recreation Area at Monroe Lake will celebrate the bald eagle during a special weekend of programming, June 29-July 1.

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Walk-In Signing Contracts, Kansas 2012-06-18

PRATT — Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Walk-In Hunting Access Program (WIHA) — which pays landowners to allow public hunting access on their land — are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 15.

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Deer Antler Point Restrictions 2012-06-19

This proposal seeks to require that all antlered deer harvested in the area have at least three antler points on one side. The statewide requirement that hunters taking two bucks must ensure at least one of those bucks has four or more antler points on one side would remain in place.

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Chronic Wasting Disease 2012-06-19

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious problem for Missourians, particularly private landowners, deer hunters and local deer-hunting-related businesses in north-central Missouri, where CWD has been found.

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NRC Approves Antlerless Deer License Quotas 2012-07-19

The Department of Natural Resources will offer a total of 708,650 antlerless deer licenses for the upcoming season after the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) adopted quotas at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday at Harsens Island.

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Cougar Spotted in Marquette County, MI 2012-07-31

A recent trail camera photo of a cougar in northern Marquette County has been verified by the Department of Natural Resources' cougar team.

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Youth Elk Licenses, Deer and Javelina Available 2012-08-06

SANTA FE – Eager to go big-game hunting but were unsuccessful in New Mexico’s annual license drawing? The Department of Game and Fish still has plenty of Youth Encouragement elk licenses and leftover deer and javelina licenses for the upcoming season.

The licenses are available online only, accessed through hunters’ online accounts on the Department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

FAQ's for Recreation Safety 2012-09-07

It’s time to start planning your fall hunt! Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about hunter education classes, certificates and licenses that you might find handy!

I need to take a hunter education class. How do I find one in my area?

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New Hunter Check Station in California 2012-09-27

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announces it will open its new Salt Slough – San Luishunter check station on Oct. 20.

“This new facility will allow us to offer the hunting community expedited services during busy times, which will make their experience in the wildlife area even more enjoyable,” said Regional Manager Jeff Single.

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New Shooting Range in Jacksonville, AR 2012-10-18

JACKSONVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the City of Jacksonville, this week announced plans for a state-of-the-art shooting range facility to be built near the intersection of Loop Road and Graham Road in Jacksonville.

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Hunt Safe From Treestands 2012-10-30

PRATT—The deer archery season is in full swing, and as the rut approaches, increased deer activity has bowhunters anticipating the best hunting of the fall. 

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Phone In Game Option 2012-11-15

The DNR online CheckIN Game system now offers hunters the option to report their harvested game from any telephone.

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Trail Camera Captures Mountain Lion 2012-11-21

A deer hunter who was using a remote trail camera to scout for deer in Stafford County was surprised recently when he plugged the SD card in and found the image of a mountain lion.

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MI Senior Discounts 2014-04-17
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for Michigan seniors age 65 and older to get a price break on the hunt/fish combo license.

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Missed out on Spring Turkey License? 2014-04-17

Missed the application period for a MI spring turkey license? Opportunities for licenses are still available.

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Turkey & Hunting Thrive in Michigan 2014-06-09
Michigan annually ranks among the top 10 states in the union for wild turkey harvest – an almost astounding fact, as 100 years ago there wasn’t a wild turkey to be found in the state.

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Season Four of RMEF Team Elk 2014-06-26
RMEF Team Elk presented by Cabela’s, the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation’s television show, continues it’s first-ever 52-week season on the Outdoor
Channel with new episodes featuring hunts for bull elk and other conservation adventures.

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 Conneaut Fish & Game

What a beautiful day! The sky was clear, and supposed to stay that way. The temperature was going to climb into the low 70's. It was a perfect day for a 3-D shoot.

The club we visited this week was Conneaut Fish & Game club in Conneaut, Ohio. Conneaut is about 60 miles east of Cleveland, tucked up right against lake Erie. The Club is a multipurpose sportsman's club that provides rifle and pistol ranges, trap, a trout pond, 3-D archery range, camping, and one of the best Steelhead rivers in America. They have a small but very nice club house that overlooks the trap field.


Conneaut Fish & Game Clubhouse

The Conneaut shoot was a 2 day IBO qualifier. We got there early to avoid the rush. We shot the course before most of the shooters were signed up, and what a nice course it was too. The course meandered through the woods, and along the bank of The Conneaut river. The forest floor was really beginning to come alive with new growth. So was the wildlife. While we were on the course, we saw a young Tom turkey.


New forest growth

There were, of course, 30 3-D targets. Most of the targets were Rinehart targets with a sprinkling of McKenzie targets thrown in. The course was a little wet, and we were glad to have had boots with us. There were no elevated stands, although the layout was diverse enough that there we a number of "downhill" shots.


One of the many Rinehart targets on the course

 

The course was well laid out. There was never any danger of one group of archers be endangered by another group at another target.

It is interesting to see the different types of shooters that come to these shoots. A couple of weeks ago, we saw a very high proportion of recurve and long bow shooters, but this week, I think we only counted 3 of them, and two of them we shooting with me. As one would expect at an IBO qualifier, there were some real shooters at this shoot.

The Club offered a couple of novelties as well. A Ping-Pong ball, and a dinosaur. Bill and Todd Giffin, of Bullseye Archery and American Whitetail Trophies, also brought along a new invention called the Wing Shot Launcher, which launches an eight inch disk into the air at about 10 feet. A good number of the archers took their turn at wacking those disks( or at least trying to wack them).


Wing Shot Target Launcher

The shoot seemed to run very smooth, thanks in great part to the Archery Director of the Club, Jim Campbell, and his help. The ladies providing the food had plenty on hand, and one could stuff oneself without even trying.

As with many clubs, Conneaut Game & Fish, suffers from a lack of exposure. Jim, complained that most people in their own home town don't know of the club, let alone those in surrounding communities. But in spite of that, there was as good turnout for the shoot.


Jim Campbell, Archery Director

Our great thanks go out to Jim, and the ladies and all who helped with the shoot, for making us feel so welcome, and for putting on such a good shoot. Conneaut does not currently have a web site, but if you would like more information about Conneaut Game & Fish check out their link page here, or you can reach Jim Campbell via e-mail at ccbell@adelphia.net.

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