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Deer of the Year: The Thanksgiving Buck

Editor’s Note: We’re highlighting all of the bucks that ran in August’s Deer of the Year feature. Each week we’ll post the full story and extra photos right here on the BBZ blog.
Like so many other legendary deer, Gregory Krapfl’s monster marsh …

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El Nino Sending Exotic Species to California Fishermen

A huge school of tuna photographed by a spotter plane off the California coast
Dolphin? yellowtails? Huge schools of football yellowfin tuna? Instead of hitting the Sea of Cortez or Cabo San Lucas to target these species, join the El Niño buzz a…

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El Nino Sending Exotic Species to California Fishermen

Dorados? yellowtails? Huge schools of football yellowfin tuna? Instead of hitting the Sea of Cortez or Cabo San Lucas to target these species right now, join the El Niño buzz and try five miles off the coast of California.
The National Oceanic …

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National Deer Alliance: New Organization Looks to Become the Voice of America’s Deer Hunters

If you are an American deer hunter, then you need to mark tomorrow on your calendar with a big, bold X. Or maybe a doodled antler. Or a heart-shaped deer hoof.
Thursday, at the Quality Deer Management Association’s annual convention in Athens, G…

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Video: USFWS Reintroduces Bull Trout in Oregon, Population Thriving

In past years the Pacific branch of the USFWS has taken deliberate steps to restore native fish species to Oregon waters. The agency proposed delisting the Oregon chub from its threatened status earlier this year, making it the first fish to escape th…

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Deer Nation

If you are an American deer hunter, then you need to mark tomorrow on your calendar with a big, bold X. Or maybe a doodled antler. Or a heart-shaped deer hoof.
Thursday, at the Quality Deer Management Association’s annual convention in Athens, G…

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Video: USFWS Oregon Bull Trout Reintroduction Makes Progress

The Pacific branch of the USFWS has taken deliberate steps in past years to restore important fish species to Oregon waters. Earlier this year the agency proposed delisting the Oregon chub from its threatened status, making it the first fish to escape…

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Video: Wild Leopard Rescued From Indian Well

We often hear news of large-scale hunts for man-eating big cats in India, but this viral video of Indian villagers rescuing a trapped leopard reveals a non-fatal encounter with one of the country’s feline predators.

Villagers in the northwestern regi…

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Gray Seals Overwhelm New England, Residents Call for Controlled Hunts

The gray seal was nearly wiped out of New England decades ago, but the coastal population has since rebounded so successfully, some residents are calling for hunts to control the burgeoning seal numbers.

Massachusetts offered a bounty on the gray sea…

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Gray Seal Resurgence Stirs Calls For Hunt

A species all but wiped out decades ago now number so many that residents are calling for them to be hunted.
The species is the gray seal and the residents reside in Maine.
Yep. That Maine.  A state not normally associated with seals.
Gray seals …

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Whitetail Hunting Tips: How to Hunt a Barnyard Buck

Photo By: Lance Krueger
One of the oldest adages of whitetail deer hunting is, “Don’t hunt where the deer are—hunt where they’re going to be.” In farm country, woodlots dot open expanses of agricultural fields, making it …

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Florida Paddleboarder Lands 120- to 150-pound Tarpon

Anyone whose been near saltwater in the past couple of years know that standup paddleboards “SUPs” are spiking in popularity. Along with recreational paddleboarders, fishermen are now taking advantage of the mobility and access SUPs allow. Nick Hallor…

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Florida Paddleboarder Lands 120- to 150-pound Tarpon

Anyone whose been near saltwater in the past couple of years know that standup paddleboards “SUPs” are spiking in popularity. Along with recreational paddleboarders, fishermen are now taking advantage of the mobility and access SUPs allow. Nick Hallor…

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New State-Record Mahi Mahi Caught in Delaware

A 56.9-pound mahi mahi caught this month has set a new Delaware state record, according to the Delaware DNREC.
William “Butch” Emmert of Rehoboth Beach hooked the fish while trolling an artificial ballyhoo rig and blue and white Ilander in about 360 f…

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Video: "Shark" Sighting in Lake Ontario Revealed as Shark Week Hoax

Strange things were afoot…errr, a fin…in Lake Ontario.
A video posted to You Tube last week, allegedly shot on Wolfe Island, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario, shows three anglers responding to a mystery fish breaching near…

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Video: Pennsylvania Game Commission Fits Elk with Camera Collar

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has collared a cow elk with a video camera, hoping the elk-eye view will provide insight into the cervid’s habitat preferences and cow-to-calf interactions.
While tracking animals for research is nothing new, this vide…

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Wyoming Study Points to Brighter Future for CWD Elk

A new decade long study suggests that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.
The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department study found that genes are the biggest factor in an elk’s susc…

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Wyoming CWD Study Offers Encouraging News for Elk

A new decade-long study recently released by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the University of Wyoming suggests chronic wasting disease in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.

Researches found that genes have impact an elk’s su…

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Wyoming Study Points to Brighter Future for CWD Elk

A new decade long study suggests that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.
The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department study found that genes are the biggest factor in an elk’s susc…

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Wyoming Study Points to Brighter Future for CWD Elk

A new decade long study suggests that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.
The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department study found that genes are the biggest factor in an elk’s susc…

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Wyoming Study Points to Brighter Future for CWD Elk

A new decade long study suggests that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.
The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department study found that genes are the biggest factor in an elk’s susc…

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How to Balance Your Hunting Bow

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Sure, it’d be great to achieve target-bow balance with your hunting bow — dead center left to right and tipping forward to about 45 degrees — but that’s not practical, or necessary, for most hunting scenarios. 

Here’s Larry Wise’s solution… 

He offsets his stabilizer to the left to act as a counter-weight to his arrows and quiver. He gets a fairly well-balanced bow without having to hunt with a long, awkward stabilizer. However you decide to balance your bow, make sure to tune it and practice with it that way before the season starts.

Larry Wise has competed and coached archery at the professional level for decades. He’s a retired high-school math teacher and a bowhunting fanatic. 

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Video: Utah Officials Restock Remote Lakes by Plane

It’s raining fish in Utah. In order to restock lakes inaccessible by truck or car, wildlife officials replenish fish populations by dumping them from low-flying aircraft.
This may not be news to some, but Kamas State Fish Hatchery supervisor Ted…

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Micro Manager: What’s Worked, What Hasn’t

After nearly four months of work on Noah’s Farm, I figured it’s time for a little update on how the work is coming along, and unveil a few of the results of the work that’s been completed.
First, a bit of a recap.
Late last summer, I bought 17 acres o…

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Whitetails: Where Are All The Fawns

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Following last winter’s historically significant weather conditions, it’s only natural that hunters in the Upper Midwest and Northeast begin searching for some sign of their deer herd’s health. Right around now, t…

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