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Whitetails Unlimited's 2011 Deer Camp Tour a Success

"We held 14 Deer Camps this spring, in eight states," said Hawkey, "Overall attendance was up again, and everyone involved, including members, field directors, and sponsors, all thought it was a great series of events." Planning on the 2012 Deer Camp Tour is already underway, and Hawkey said that he...


NJ To Expand Sunday Hunting

New Jersey Bill Looks to Expand Sunday Hunting Assembly Bill 4071, introduced by Assemblyman John J Burzichelli (D- Paulsboro), would allow hunting with firearms for deer on Sundays on private property. New Jersey is one of only 11 states that restricts or prohibits hunting on Sundays. Other states include: Connecticut,...


NY & MA Create Bigger No Hunting Zones

Bills in New York and Massachusetts would arbitrarily decrease land open for hunting. New York Assembly Bill 7878, introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), would double the state’s no hunting zones near houses and other buildings. Current New York law prohibits hunting with a firearm or bow within 500...


Mr. Redneck To Speak at QDMA

If your deer have new bedding cover, but your wife doesn't... you might be a Quality Deer Manager. Few people know that better than comedian, television personality and die-hard deer hunter Jeff Foxworthy, who will entertain guests at QDMA's Grand Banquet & Auction at the 2011 QDMA National Convention in...


Stop The Madness! MD Approves $1000 Per Deer Birth Control

"This is the only immuno-contraceptive for deer that has federal approval," said Paul Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service. "It was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. "We feel good about being the first jurisdiction to approve its use,"...


Whitetail Freaks DVD

Now available at your local sporting goods retailer, 800-474-8733, or store.realtree.com, Whiteail Freaks 6 features 2 ½ hours of unbelievable bow and gun hunts for huge bucks. This ain't your average run-of-the-mill hunting DVD. Whitetail Freaks 6 showcases some of the most dedicated, hardcore, whitetail-hunting fanatics you've ever witnessed going...


Deer Shot Simulator iPhone App

IOLA, WI -- Deer & Deer Hunting continues to break new ground with the launch of its iPhone Shot Simulator app. The Shot Simulator app is a completely interactive 360-degree shot placement tool you can take into the field. After taking a shot in the real world, switch to the...


500K Meals Provided By Hunter Donations

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio deer hunters have donated more than 125,150 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2010-11 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The pounds of venison equal approximately...


Kansas Deer CWD Report

PRATT KS -- The number of positive cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD in Kansas appears to be stable for now. On March 2, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) announced that 10 deer from northwestern Kansas had tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the same number as...


Tecomate Bucks Connect Online

Denver, CO -- Officials from Orion Multimedia, the world's largest producer of outdoor adventure programming, have announced that The Bucks of Tecomate series co-host David Morris reports that Tecomate will be launching a new, interactive website that will provide regularly updated online content associated with every episode. The site, currently...


Kansas Non-Resident Deadline Approaches

PRATT, KS -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reminds all nonresident deer hunters that the application deadline for 2011 permits is April 29, the last Friday in April. All applications must be made online through the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us , or by phoning 620-672-5911 and asking for...


Deer Herd Zapped Dead By Lightning

The deer were likely killed Sunday night, said neighbor Randy Lantz, 54. “It’s bizarre,” Lantz said. After neighbors found the deer Monday and called authorities, a Kenosha County Sheriff's deputy on Tuesday went out to the rural field located near Salem, Wis., about 5 miles from the Illinois border, and...


Vermont Deer Season Dates Set

WATERBURY, VT -- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announces that dates for the 2011 white-tailed deer hunting seasons have been confirmed. Dates for archery and muzzleloader seasons were intentionally omitted from the 2011 Vermont Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws and Guide because the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board was...


Whitetails Unlimited $2.25M Into IN, OH, and PA

Funding from Whitetails Unlimited chapters has provided more than $2.25 million in local projects in the Deer Belt states of Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; and despite the economic downturn, attendance at local WTU events remains strong. "After looking at our numbers at the end of FY 2010, local chapters in...


Nebraska Deer With CWD

LINCOLN, NE -- Nebraska is experiencing an increase in the number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), as well as a wider distribution, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. There were a record 51 positives in 2010. CWD is a disease that can affect deer...


OH Whitetail Numbers

COLUMBUS, OH -- A total of 239,260 deer were killed during Ohio's 2010-11 hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. This season's total was below the record 2009-10 total of 261,260. Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the season were:...


Realtree Partners with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed

(ST. LOUIS, Mo. – February 28, 2011) – Realtree has partnered with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, the leading animal nutrition company in the U.S., to both implement Purina’s wildlife program at Realtree Farms and the southern Georgia area and to take part in their grassroots wildlife educational campaign called the...


Bear Teams With Deer…

Bear Archery is pleased to announce its 2011 corporate sponsorship of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), North America's leading nonprofit whitetail conservation organization with nearly 50,000 members in all 50 states, Canada and several countries. As a sponsor, Bear Archery will provide bows for QDMA's fundraising efforts to help...


Shed antlers set Minnesota record

The two antlers of the typical 12-point buck were found Feb. 9 and 10 near Excelsior, Minn., by Jay Miller of Excelsior. Miller is a vendor at the boat show and brought the antlers along to be measured. The right antler scored 91 3/8 and the left scored 89 5/8,...


Indy Breaks More Hunting Records

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Indiana hunters established a record for the third straight year by reporting an overall harvest of 134,004 deer taken during the 2010 seasons. Reports submitted from 461 check stations across Indiana topped the 2009 total by 1,252 deer, a 1 percent increase, and bettered the 2008 total...


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