Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

Proposed ODFW Regulation Has Some Hunters Up in Arms

Monday, May 10th, 2010

deer huntingThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering implementing a new regulation that has some hunters up in arms.

The proposed hunting regulation would make orange vests and hats a mandatory part of every sportsman’s hunting equipment, requiring hunters to wear them at all times while hunting. Currently, Oregon is one of only ten states that don’t require such attire. The proposal comes after the hunting-related death of a 15-year-old boy last fall. The boy was wearing camouflage clothing at the time he was shot.

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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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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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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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Idaho: Women’s Hunting Clinic

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Hunting is often seen as an activity for men, yet more and more women are taking it up. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, female hunters comprise the fastest growing segment of the hunting public. As such, Idaho Fish and Game has scheduled a hunting clinic in order to introduce the sport to women as well as help female hunters further their hunting skills.

The clinic, dubbed “Women in Hunting,” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in Coeur d’Alene.

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ODFW: Controlled hunt deadline draws near

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) limits the number of hunters for certain big game hunts (some deer and elk hunts, all pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat hunts) for game management purposes and to enhance the hunting experience. Applications for these hunts are due by May 15 every year; a random computer drawing occurs in June and hunters are notified about results by June 20.

Hunters can apply by mail, license agent, ODFW office, or online (new this year). All controlled hunt applications are $4.50. Shipping and handling fees may apply.

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Hunters: You Can Do More!

Friday, November 28th, 2008
Does spending countless hours in a treestand ever seem more stressful than relaxing (especially when game isn’t moving)? Perhaps you should consider bringing along some other practical tools in addition to your hunting gear and equipment. Jud Easterwood, a wildlife biologist for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, offers a few suggestions as alternative pastimes in the treestand.

The first activity Easterwood suggests is photography.  He writes: “How many times have you observed an indescribable sight while sitting motionless in the treestand? A sharp-shinned hawk lighting 10 feet away or, perhaps, an inquisitive fox squirrel climbing the tree to examine your stand merely inches from your feet…?” It’s as simple as packing a small digital camera to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

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