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Morel Mushroom Hunting


Morel Mushroom Hunting

It’s spring! This means turkeys, fishing, and… a pan full of butter and morel mushrooms! If you don’t already seek out these delicious fungi in the springtime, it’s time to start. Even if mushroom hunting isn’t your primary goal when spending time in the woods in the spring, it can be beneficial to keep an eye out for ‘shrooms when...


Hemorrhagic Disease in White-tailed Deer


Hemorrhagic Disease in White-tailed Deer

As hunters, it is helpful to be aware of changes in the populations of animals that we pursue. When it comes to wildlife disease, circumstances surrounding outbreaks and the biology of the disease not only can affect how a state chooses to manage a population, but can also affects the individual animals you’re seeing during hunting season. White-tailed deer can...


Quail Hunting Gear and Tips Guide for Beginners


Quail Hunting Gear and Tips Guide for Beginners

The most common quail hunting scene in paintings and pictures is a good-looking dog, paw in the air, and birds in the distance. Many think of that picturesque scene and a well-trained dog as a key component of quail hunting. Most first-time quail hunters don’t have the luxury of such a dog. But there’s good news - you don’t need...


The Invasive Carp Conundrum - Background, Reproductive Cycle, Destruction, and Reduction Methods of this Non-native Species


The Invasive Carp Conundrum - Background, Reproductive Cycle, Destruction, and Reduction Methods of this Non-native Species

While being a popular and cherished sport fish in European countries like the U.K. and France, carp of all varieties are invasive and incredibly detrimental to native habitats and species in the United States. Let's dive into the details of this problematic invasive species.    How did Carp Get Here? Common carp were brought to the United States in 1831....


Six Ways Hunters Can Contribute to Wildlife Biology and Management


Six Ways Hunters Can Contribute to Wildlife Biology and Management

“Hunting is conservation!” This has become a popular phrase for sportsmen and women to repeat as a very true and meaningful expression about what hunting means for the greater good of wildlife and the places they live. Hunters who use this phrase are not entirely wrong. Just by purchasing a license and gear, hunters contribute money that funds wildlife research...


How To Pattern A Turkey Gun


How To Pattern A Turkey Gun

Besides listening for pre-season gobbling and practicing your diaphragm call, patterning your turkey gun is one of the best activities you can do to prepare for the upcoming turkey season. If you change anything about your gun setup year to year, from chokes to shells, patterning is a must. Even if you’re still on the same box of turkey loads...