Posts Tagged ‘hunting season’

Three Dead After Hunting Season Opens

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Earlier this week, at least three hunters were found dead after the November 31 opening of deer season in Pennsylvania.

One victim, W. Kenneth Hoagland of Solebury Township, was found dead at the scene with a single wound in the chest from his own shotgun. According to local officials, Hoagland was currently unemployed, divorced, and living with his father. He was 49.

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Oregon Deer Seasons Now Open: Hunt Safely

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Photo: wildlife.alaska.gov

Saturday, October 3, deer hunting seasons in Oregon opened. Last year, more than 150,000 hunters combined to participate in western and eastern Oregon deer hunting seasons.

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All Adventurers: Be safe this hunting season

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to remind outdoor enthusiasts to be safe this coming hunting season. With black bear season opening August 1 throughout most of the state, it’s important for hunters to remember they’re not the only ones taking advantage of everything nature has to offer in Washington — hikers, campers, and anglers are out there, too.

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Dove Hunting Ban in Minnesota?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

While most hunting seasons are free from excess legislative interference, it would seem that anti-hunting groups in Minnesota are asking the state government to ban mourning dove hunting. This is a controversial decision in the area because the mourning dove is the number one game bird hunters pursue in Minnesota.  The popularity of mourning dove hunting actually exceeds that of geese and duck hunting in America.

The Mourning Dove is a swift flying member of the pigeon family.  Minnesota hunters can find these doves in open harvest fields where seeds and grain are plentiful. It is recommended that hunters use non-toxic shot to alleviate lead distribution in the environment.  Hunting these birds has been a long standing tradition in many states.

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