Posts Tagged ‘coast hunting gear’

Idaho Uses Decoys to Deter Poaching

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Hunters, beware. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is using decoys to keep you accountable. “They have been readily accepted by the courts as a legitimate tool for use by wildlife law enforcement officers to deter illegal behavior,” says Idaho Fish and Game. “All across Idaho they are used throughout the year, in a wide variety of situations.”

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical at first, but after reading the article from Idaho Fish and Game, I actually think the department is providing an admirable and proactive solution to illegal hunting.

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WDFW: Cougar Season Stalks Closer

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Cougar season is set to begin on September 1 in Washington, and this year, bow hunters will be taking the first shots.

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), under new rules, cougar hunting will begin with a statewide archery-only season September 1-25, followed by a muzzleloader-only season September 26-October 16, and beginning October 17, hunters may use any legal weapon to target cougars in most areas of the state.

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Oregon Hunting Clinics

Monday, January 5th, 2009

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is offering several hunting clinics in January and February.  Sign up!

The clinics will teach basic skills needed for rabbit or pheasant hunting, offer shooting practice and actual field hunting experience, and provide all necessary hunting equipment. Additionally, participants will also be able to hunt with an experienced hunting dog.

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New and Old Pheasant Hunters Discuss the Season

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is eager to let area pheasant hunters know what’s in store for them this season. Pheasant season opens September 27 and many are interested in understanding which northwest areas have the best potential for a successful hunt.  On Wednesday, September 17, the WDFW will be holding a pheasant hunting meeting at their main office at 2108 Grand Blvd in Vancouver to answer questions about hunting safety, recommended hunting gear and the season’s expectations.

Have a son or daughter interested in game bird hunting?  September 20-21, 2008 has  been designated as youth-only game bird hunting days in the state of Washington.  Hunters under 16 can get a jump on the season during this time and learn hunting basics if needed.  These opportunities are always great ways for families to pass on hunting traditions to the next generation.