What to do if you find a baby or injured animal

Fawn Deer - via Michigan DNREvery spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it.

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it.

In early April, cottontail rabbits and squirrels have young in their nests. If you come across a nest, leave it alone, even if you don’t see an adult animal around. The best place for these animals is in the wild, learning to fend for themselves. [Read more...]

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Printed applications will be available from Vermont license agents in early May.

The 285 regular moose season permits to be issued this year represent a 20 percent decrease from the 355 permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 150 moose during the regular season hunt which starts October 18 and ends October 23. [Read more...]

Don’t Choke Archery Launches Turkey Hunting Challenge

Don't Choke ArcheryKaty, TX – Don’t Choke Archery, the premier manufacturer of archery accessories, is pleased to announce their new Turkey Hunting Challenge! Submit your turkey hunting success photo with a testimonial using the True Shot Coach to Don’t Chock Archery’s Facebook Page and you are entered! Get more information here: http://bit.ly/TurkeyHuntingChallenge [Read more...]

Pope & Young Club Announces Continued Support for NASP

Pope & YoungThe Pope & Young Club announces continued support for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®).

Chatfield, MN — The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce their continued support for the National Archery in the Schools Program with a grant for the twelfth consecutive year. [Read more...]

Land Trusts Converging on Washington

Land Trust AllianceWASHINGTON, DC – Land trust leaders from across the country are converging on Capitol Hill on April 2 to educate and engage Congressional members on key land conservation issues that support the nation in securing local economic sustainability, fresh food, clean water, places to recreate, and keeping family farms in the family, during the third annual Land Trust Advocacy Day sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance. [Read more...]

Montana Decoy Introduces Dinner Belle Hen Decoy

Montana Decoy Dinner Belle HenMontana Decoy is proud to announce the new Dinner Belle turkey decoy. Dinner Belle mimics the feeding pose, a sign of security and confidence to put approaching toms at ease.

“We used a photo of a wild turkey hen, the contrast and colors of her feathers brings a new level of realism in the field,” said Montana Decoy President C.J. Davis. “Dinner Belle is the perfect addition to a decoy flock, or on her own to fool a less dominant gobbler.” [Read more...]

$1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Hunters, Anglers, Boaters

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration ProgramWASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. A state-by-state table is included in this release. [Read more...]

New Virginia Full Online Hunter Ed Course Ideal for New Turkey Hunters

Hunter Ed CourseA turkey hunt is ideal first hunt for the new hunter education graduate.

Virginia Turkey season starts April 12 so now is the time to for new hunters to take their Virginia required hunter education. Turkey hunting is a great first hunt and with the new Hunter Ed Course Virginia Full Online Hunters Safety Course a Virginia resident, 18 years of age or older, can take their course quickly and easily so they are ready for opening day. [Read more...]

Eastman’s and onXMaps Announce Partnership

onXMapsPOWELL, WY -Western hunting mapping is about to change at download speed. Eastmans’, the original resource for western big game hunting and onXMaps, the trusted source for private and public land ownership mapping technology, announced a partnership today to provide western big game hunters a clear path to hunting maps.

“There is one constant in hunting, the inconsistency of hunt unit boundaries, private land ownership and not to mention property lines, roads and trails.” said Eastmans’ President, Ike Eastman. “We’re excited to partner with onXmaps. Their hunting maps for mobile devices offers many advantages to the DIY hunter.” [Read more...]

Zeiss Adds Conquest 56mm Binos

Zeiss CONQUEST HD 56mm modelsNORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA., (March 7, 2014) – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics has complimented an already multiple award-winning binocular line with the addition of the new CONQUEST HD 8×56,10×56 and 15×56 models. These binoculars are sure to draw the attention of a wide variety of serious optic users.

“Setting new standards is a common occurrence within the ZEISS product lines. With their modern design and the latest technologies, the CONQUEST HD 56mm binoculars are no exception,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The high-performance 56mm models feature outstanding brightness and large fields of view at an unbeatable price.” [Read more...]