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Deer hunters in Pennsylvania had a memorable season last year.
“Hunters harvested more adult bucks [2 ½-years old and older] in 2012-13 than they have in the 30 years,” said Christopher Roseberry, supervisor of the deer and elk section for the Pa. Game Commission (PGC).
In total, 343,110 deer were bagged and tagged, an increase of about 7,000 from 2011. Since 2005, deer populations and deer harvests in most Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) have remained stable. This is good news.
“This year, we would expect hunters to have a similar hunt to what they have seen in recent years,” added Rosenberry. [ Read Full Post ]
Say what you will about other television show hunters, but leave the Drury brothers out of it. Each year Mark and Terry work hard to manage and kill world-class bucks and this season Mark was back at it early.
On Oct. 5, Mark arrowed this 5 1/2-year-old, 176 7/8-inch buck at only five yards. He had captured trail camera photos of the buck on his Iowa property last year. During the 2012 season he spotted the buck three times and got photos of him during daylight hours near a thick, 15-acre willow ditch he nicknamed the "Buck Hotel." The bedding area cut into a bottom field that was usually planted with corn or beans. But the field flooded several times this spring so it couldn't be planted with traditional crops. The field grew over with weeds and the willow ditch sprawled to 60 acres. [ Read Full Post ]
When bowhunter Casey Brooks, 48, took this massive bull on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona last month, he had already harvested 60 bull elk throughout his hunting career. But that doesn't mean his latest hunt wasn't memorable. This nontypical bull's impressive score could break the current second place Pope and Young Club record, set last season by Brooks himself. [ Read Full Post ]
In a move to catch up with the next generation of shooters, Big Green has taken on technology from TrackingPoint to develop the Remington 2020 Digital Optic system. The heart of the system is a digital scope that inputs values in distance, temperature, elevation, inclination, and other environmental factors to calculate the proper hold (the shooter must enter a wind value).
The system is essentially the same as the TrackingPoint precision guided rifle that Shooting Editor John B. Snow reviewed except for two major points: 1) the system does not have the precision guided trigger which can be used to release the shot when the shooter is on target; 2) it's significantly less expensive. The entire Remington system, including a rifle, case, and 300 rounds of ammunition, has an MSRP that starts at $5,449. I'll leave field testing and the ethical discussion about applications for this technology for a later date. For right now, here's a quick look at what the Remington 2020 does. [ Read Full Post ]
New Brunswick native Keith Comeau only had one moose season under his belt when he drew a tag this year. But that didn't stop him from taking a 1500-pound monster bull with a 66-inch spread. On September 26, Comeau and his brother-in-law shot this moose in St. Quentin, New Brunswick. Now Comeau has a new wall mount and a likely Boone and Crockett Club record for the third largest Canada moose ever taken in the province. [ Read Full Post ]
Many factors worked in favor of Wisconsin deer hunters last year to produce another excellent season. Badger State hunters benefited from the earliest possible gun opener on the calendar, good rut activity during firearm season, and the fact that at least 90 percent of the agricultural crops were harvested by mid-November. These hunting conditions and overall higher deer numbers resulted in a third consecutive year of increased deer harvest.
Bowhunters took the highest number of bucks on record, including a new typical state record. Overall, Wisconsin deer hunters bagged 368,314 whitetails in 2012.
Although many hunters found last year to be a productive season, those in the eastern half of the northern-forested region shot fewer deer. Antlerless permits in many forest units have been conservative in recent years, and they will be even more so in 2013. The number of antlerless deer harvested this fall will be lower simply because hunters will have fewer antlerless permits available. [ Read Full Post ]
A consortium of conservation groups claimed during an Oct. 7 conference call that the federal government shutdown is taking an inordinate toll on a routinely abused constituency: sportsmen who pump more than $1.5 billion every year into the economy just in fishing and hunting license fees alone.
The federal shutdown has closed access to 329 huntable national wildlife refuges, as well as all national parks and other federal public lands.
"I think Congress's failure to act is really a slap in the face to all of us in this country, but particularly to hunters and anglers," said Dr. Steve Williams, the president of the Wildlife Management Institute and a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [ Read Full Post ]