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  • 3 Kinds of Elk You Should Hunt

    Elk are where you find them, no matter where they reside. The elk hunter can also be faced with two entirely different habitat types in a single morning, such as dogging a bugling Southwestern bull across open mesa country one hour, dropping into impossibly-thick pinon/juniper thickets the next. In the...


  • Deer Hunting in Vermont

    Season Dates (2016): Archery season is October 1-28 and December 3-11. Youth deer weekend is November 5-6. Rifle season is November 12-27. Muzzleloader runs December 3-11. These are the dates set when published, please check the state DNR's website to confirm. The Grade: B Even more for the experience than...


  • Deer Hunting in West Virginia

    Season Dates (2016): Not available at the time this was published. The Grade: B West Virginia garners a solid B, not so much for trophy buck potential, but for its wealth of public land and deer hunting opportunity. The state has an impressive amount of land available in WMAs plus...


  • Building a Better Duck Dog, Part II

    Before we get into single marks — that is, situations when a dog sees the bird fall, remembers the fall and goes to retrieve the bird on command — let’s make sure you’re not jumping the gun on training . First, your dog must have the basics down cold. That...


  • Game of Shadows: Keep Sunlight on Ducks, Not in Your Eyes

    Somewhere in the Waterfowling 101 manual, we lost sight of a basic hunting principle. Conventional wisdom holds that ducks and geese land into the wind, so hunters typically set up with the wind at their backs or at least quartering away to facilitate easy incoming shots on decoying birds. But...


  • State Prepares to Test Deer for Bovine Tuberculosis

    The Outdoor Wire recently reported that biologists with the Indiana DNR are preparing to test deer for bovine tuberculosis (TB) this fall. According to the report, TB was detected this past April in a cattle herd in Franklin County, Indiana . Because of that, biologists plan to monitor deer harvested...


  • 5 Preseason Jobs for Deer Hunters

    Deer hunting is all about preparation. Everything you do leading up to the hunt sets the tone for the hunt itself. Do these five things between now and opening day. Relearn the Area You’ll Hunt This year has been one of weather extremes in much of the nation. While some...


  • Deer Hunting in Virginia

    Season Dates (2016): Seasons dates vary. But the following dates pertain to most. Archery season runs from October 3 through November 13, then again from November 29 through January 2. Muzzleloader season is October 31 to November 13 and December 12 to January 2. Firearm season is November 14-28, generally,...


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