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West Nile Virus In The Ruffed Grouse Population: The results are not good.

  • Posted on: 21 January 2019
  • By: bigdaddy

 

WISCONSIN WILDLIFE WOES: FIRST CWD, AND NOW THIS? .. The DNR had asked hunters and the public to turn in dead ruffed grouse last fall in the first effort to determine if West Nile virus was present in the grouse population. Test results are in, and they're not good - read more here:

 

Whitetail Deer Harvest Report: Antlered Deer Are The New Trend

  • Posted on: 21 January 2019
  • By: bigdaddy

 

WHITETAIL HARVEST REPORT: ANTLERED DEER BUCKS ARE THE TREND - A national report on white-tailed deer indicates that buck harvest was on the rise while antlerless harvest fell, tipping the balance in favor of bucks for the first time in nearly two decades. So what's changing? .. see this and more in the Whitetail Report:

TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE - Illinois hunter bags a 51-point nontypical buck

  • Posted on: 16 January 2019
  • By: bigdaddy

 

I'm guessing this guy is a  "polak" like me .. but a lot more successful .. a relatively new deer hunter came up big in southern Illinois during the first weekend of the firearms deer season. The DNR has confirmed that Keith Szablewski, of Johnston City, harvested a buck with a non-typical rack of 51 points, of which at least 30 are scorable. Illinois Conservation Police Officer Justin Somers inspected the deer and confirmed the harvest.

What Impact Do Hunters have On The US Economy?

  • Posted on: 16 January 2019
  • By: bigdaddy

 

There were 13.7 million hunters in the United States over age 16 -- 12.7 million of whom used rifles, shotguns or handguns for hunting, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With 12.5 million individuals, that's 220 million days spent in the woods, fields and wetlands each year. Of course, the bigger story isn't the time they spend. It's the money. At $1,992 per hunter per year, that's $24.9 billion pumped into our economy ..

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