(WRDW/WAGT) ---- A proposed rule change could allow Georgia deer hunters to hunt over bait statewide. The rule would change O.C.G.A 27-3-9, which currently prohibits hunting deer over bait in the designated northern zone, which includes Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, Wilkes, Glascock, McDuffie, Warren, Taliaferro, and Hancock counties. The proposed change comes from an Executive Order issued April 8th, 2018. The new rule would allow hunters across the state to hunt deer over bait on private land statewide, except for lands within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Board of Natural Resources is asking for the public's opinion on the change. There will be a public hearing held at the Augusta Tech Auditorium 388 Tech Dr. NW in Thomson on June 20th at 7 PM. Anyone attending the hearing will be able to make a statement, viewpoint, argument, or present data. There is also a public hearing June 19, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in Rome at Armuchee High School Auditorium, 4203 Martha Berry Highway NW. … [Read more...] about New rule could allow Georgia hunters to hunt over bait statewide
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Winners over the past decade include an 8-year-old girl (barely beating a 68-year-old woman) and a 72-year-old man. Credit Frankie Frost for The New York Times Supported by ByJohn Branch June 13, 2018 STINSON BEACH, Calif. — The toughest part of the Dipsea, said to be the country’s oldest trail-running race, might not be the first mile, which contains nearly 700 stairs rising through the forests above Mill Valley. It is not the jiggly-legged drop into Muir Woods, or the steep rise up Dynamite, so named because your churning legs might feel ready to explode. And it is not even the next big hill, called Cardiac. (If your legs have not burst, maybe your heart will.) It is not the treacherous plunge toward the ocean, the crooked depths and broken steps of Steep Ravine, even the poison oak that crowds the skinny trails and tickles the legs before blooming … [Read more...] about Dipsea: A Trail Race Where ‘You’re Either the Hunter or the Hunted’
KFAN's "The Captain" Billy Hildebrand and Devils Lake guide Aaron McQuoid show off the day's catch I traveled to Devils Lake, North Dakota with my good friend "The Captain" Billy Hildebrand of FAN Outdoors radio last week for a pair of live radio broadcasts (available by podcast). What we found was an incredibly healthy fishery and the epicenter of North America's duck factory. KFAN's Billy Hildebrand prefers bucketmouths, but had fun using bass tactics for walleyes The Fishing I like to fish, but I prefer to catch. Consequently, you can typically find my boat alongside a patch of lillypads focused on top-water bass or spawning sunnies. In Devils Lake, pro angler and outdoor television personality Jason Mitchell proved even my rudimentary angling skills could boat walleyes. Jason Mitchell with a devil of a walleye In addition to "Ol' Marble Eyes," we had a lot of pike action with Aaron McQuoid, our guide on Friday. Aaron, … [Read more...] about The Devils Lake Dilemma: Fish or Hunt?
Let's set this straight right now. I never said that the hunter who killed Hope broke the law, what he did was legal, but, unles there are some mitigating factors in killing her, he did do somehting wrong. And the way I feel about him, does not express my feelings about hunting or all of the other hunters out there. I am pro hunting all of the way, and I'd like to think that most hunters woudl not have killed a yearling bear in this situation. they woud have made sure of what they were shooting at - before they shot. I’ve been accused of condemning this hunter, without getting the facts. Much of what I laid out in my post about the killing of Hope, is in fact - fact. I have talked to someone who knows the facts, as much as I have divulged. The rest of what I have laid out, comes from deductive reasoning. Lets look at how I laid out my argument; I think there are way too many indicators that show this to be a purposeful killing. I just do not see how - with … [Read more...] about Did a Hunter Purposely Kill Hope the Black Bear?
MCFARLAND - What's the best way to recruit hunters?It's the single biggest question in the hunting world.There's no one answer or "silver bullet," as Christine Thomas, dean of the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and founder of "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" program has often said.And it doesn't happen in a single event. It takes multiple exposures before someone self-identifies as a hunter and is likely to "stick", said Keith Warnke, hunting and shooting sports coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.But one initiative that has yielded positive results was on center stage last Sunday at Hope Rod and Gun Club in McFarland.Fourteen novice hunters and seven instructors and mentors gathered for a program called Learn to Hunt for Food – Rabbit.It brought into focus three of the bright spots on the hunting recruitment landscape: food, females and adults.The program was sponsored by the DNR, National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants … [Read more...] about Smith: Food, females and adults bright spots in hunting recruitment efforts
In the Husband's own words, “If it’s nice enough to ______, it’s nice enough to play golf.”You can fill in that blank with anything you want, but the second half of that sentence would always be the same.So, just imagine my surprise when he comes home one day and tells me he’s been invited to his friend’s hunting camp — and he’s going. He clarifies by saying, “just for one night,” though.Let me wrap my head around this for a moment.This is the man who has lived his life on a golf course — since about 12 or 13 years old, anyway. He’s the guy who’s worn the plaid shorts and whites golf shoes and now he’s going camo? This is hard for me to imagine.To top off this whole guys weekend in the woods thing, it turned out to be the recent 21-degree weekend — maybe a bit too cold to play golf anyway.Before heading out to the woods to meet the guys, Scott pulled on the long underwear he still had from our … [Read more...] about Hunting has its draw, but golf is the Husband’s first love — he can’t help but compare the two
Two supervisors at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources interfered with an investigation of a member of the department’s oversight commission, a state ethics panel has charged. One of the officers, Col. Rodney Coffey, who headed the law-enforcement division at the department, resigned after the Executive Branch Ethics Commission initiated charges Tuesday. In the related investigation, Fish and Wildlife commissioner Jimmy B. Bevins was charged with obstructing legal hunting near his property in Franklin County, according to a court document and the file on the investigation. Bevins allegedly threw out corn along South Elkhorn Creek so the area would be considered baited, making it illegal to hunt ducks in the baited area. Bevins, who represents Central Kentucky on the commission, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge this week in Franklin District Court. He was charged in December, 11 months after the alleged baiting incident. Bevins, a lifelong … [Read more...] about How a duck-hunting dispute became a Fish and Wildlife ethics scandal in Kentucky
Having lived much of his life in northern Lancaster County, Austin Welsh has long been familiar with the deer herd at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. The 31-year-old Ephrata resident has known the Pennsylvania Game Commission property holds lots of deer, and he’s known the property holds big bucks. So when he heard in 2016 that the Game Commission was opening a unique bowhunting opportunity at Middle Creek’s controlled access area, he applied. But he didn’t get picked in the lottery drawing. For the 2017 hunt, Welsh’s luck improved. Dramatically. Not only did Welsh get picked to hunt antlerless deer from Oct. 16-28 inside the controlled access area, where human traffic is very limited, but he won a second lottery drawing, which allowed him to also take a buck. “I was pretty excited, because I know the amount of deer that are in there,” Welsh said. GETTING IN Welsh was one of 48 hunters selected by lottery drawing last summer … [Read more...] about Second Middle Creek bowhunt yields first buck for happy hunter
A Shiras moose feeding on grass alongside a high mountain lake in Utah’s Uinta Mountains. Their sheer size, dark colorartion and palmated antlers set them apart from other members of the deer family. (Doug Nielsen/Special to the Review-Journal) Rocky Mountain elk in their summer coat. In late summer and fall, an elk’s mane will grow thick and dark, but their body remains tawny brown in color. Though a large animal in their own right, and elk looks nothing like a moose. (Doug Nielsen/Special to the Review-Journal) For as long as most of us can remember, Nevada’s hunting and fishing license year ran from March 1 through the last day of February. No matter when you purchased your license, it expired the last day of February. That is no longer the case. As of Jan. 1, beginning with licenses purchased on that date or later, Nevada’s hunting and fishing licenses are good for a year following the date of purchase. Creation of these 365-day licenses is part of … [Read more...] about Nevada hunting, fishing licenses now valid for 1 year
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is the final venue of an exhibition designed collaboratively by four private museums in Memphis, Omaha, Shelburne, Vt., and Fort Worth. "Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art" is the first ambitious exhibition to deal with this subject — one that all four venues figured would be popular with the outdoor recreational set. I confess to thinking that, for all its posturing to get "non-art" people into an art museum, it would fail in the same way that the Kimbell Art Museum's important exhibition of the British painter of horses, George Stubbs, failed to turn the cars and trucks away from the Stock Show to see an 18th century life-size horse by Stubbs. Apparently, I am wrong, because lots of people have driven to see "Wild Spaces" in its four venues, creating a new audience for American landscape and genre painting in the central and northeastern parts of the U.S. The curators sought to combine … [Read more...] about For winter ‘Hunting and Fishing,’ go to Fort Worth’s Amon Carter