TPWD Plans to Make Central Texas Dove Research More Organized
from the Tyler Morning Telegraph
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be returning to Central Texas to continue its study looking at lead in dove, but this time the department promises to be a better neighbor. The agency created a ruckus last August when it started a research dove hunt in Brown County two days before other hunters flocked into the area for the Sept. 1 season opener.
Lead-shot Study to Take Years, Cost Millions
from the Austin American-Statesman
By the year 2013 -- after millions of dollars, thousands of doves and hundreds of hunters -- Texas should have some fundamental information about the comparative lethality of lead vs. steel and other nontoxic shot. More
Antler Restrictions: Do They Work?
Within the last two decades, many hunters and hunting groups have imposed antler restrictions upon themselves, and some state wildlife agencies have mandated antler restrictions in one form or another. Whether you agree or disagree with this approach, the author argues that most hunters will eventually want and demand some kind of antler restrictions simply to enjoy better deer hunting. More
Drop Your Weapon
What should a hunter do when a game warden asks him for his gun? One would think every hunter in the U.S. would know the answer to that question. State agencies and the NRA say: "Do whatever the officer tells you." But it's apparently not that simple. Citizens have a right to bear arms. Game wardens have the right to disarm. But what if no crime is evident? More
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Going All Out on Public Land
from the Whitetail Journal
Most hunters relegated to hunting public grounds have the mistaken belief that mature bucks are virtually nonexistent in these settings. But the authorís experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Heís spent considerable time chasing such bucks on lands open to the public in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and even Canada. Each year, he invests about a third of the season hunting land thatís open to anyone. With the exception of Canada, each of these areas is pounded by other hunters. More
Beyond Blacktail Basics
from Game and Fish Magazine
Mask scent. Stay still. Be quiet. We all know these basics. But when should you use scent, get moving and make noise for blacktail success? More
The Bear Facts
While the antis continue to oppose bear hunts on all fronts and rave that hunting decimates black bear populations, statistics point to healthy numbers of black bears across North America. Adding states that allow no bear hunting (Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, and others), the total climbs to over a million black bears in the United States and Canada. More