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  • Spent Oriole Nests prompt Quick Shooting Lesson

    Spent Oriole Nests prompt Quick Shooting Lesson We created a happy oriole colony around our home by providing grape jelly feeders Abandoned (used) oriole nests are never used again by the orioles The nests proved to be surprisingly easy to “harvest” By Mike Schoonveld How often have you watched a scene in an old western movie where a good guy is about to be strung up by an evil sheriff? The ... Read More >
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  • Innovative Mentorship Programs Pave Way for Millions of New Young Hunters

    Innovative Mentorship Programs Pave Way for Millions of New Young Hunters Millions of New Hunters Are on the Way, say Hunting and Conservation Groups In 2020, more than 460 million acres of state-owned lands are available to hunters and federal agencies are making it easier to access federal lands Delta Waterfowl’s First Hunt Program has introduced more than 75,000 people to waterfowl hunting By Bill Brassard You’ve heard it said, “Nobody hunts anymore,” but ... Read More >
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  • What’s that Noise? Stay Safe on the Ice This Winter!

    What's that Noise? Stay Safe on the Ice This Winter! Talk to locals, bait shops, learn where the usual unsafe ice is located Four inches of ice, minimum, for people and gear…not an ATV  Simple Common Sense will usually prevent ice-fishing accidents By Jason Houser Ice fishing is supposed to be a good time during the winter months while we wait for the first signs of the thaw to arrive. However, every year ice ... Read More >
  • Alabama’s 1st Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Deemed a Success

    Alabama's 1st Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Deemed a Success This is the first of four experimental seasons under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulations In Alabama, 400 permits were issued with 3 bird tags/permit (1,200) Alabama permit numbers and management plans are expected to the same for 2021 By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Another warm winter left Alabama’s duck hunters frustrated, but those who were lucky enough to ... Read More >
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  • Cleaning your Rifle, it’s Essential…Why and How

    Cleaning your Rifle, it’s Essential...Why and How Preventive maintenance allows repeatability in performance How to remove copper bullet build-up from the rifled barrel How to maintain the bolt…it’s important! By Wade Robertson Well, another deer season has come and gone. You will in all likelihood be putting the rifle in the cabinet for another year where it will sit primarily forgotten. During this time, it’s essential to make sure rust or ... Read More >
  • Trophy 14-2 Bass makes Florida Hall of Fame in 8th Angler Recognition Season

    Trophy 14-2 Bass makes Florida Hall of Fame in 8th Angler Recognition Season Caught (and RELEASED) by Thomas Hendel, angler in Lake Placid, FL Lake Placid is located in Central Florida, in Highlands County, it is a 3,400-acre lake on the south side of the town The TrophyCatch program is a Florida Angler Recognition Program from a partnership between the FWC, anglers, and fishing industry leaders, such as Bass Pro Shops. Visit www.floridagofishing.com for details. By ... Read More >
  • DELICIOUS Pennsylvania Dutch Ham & Bean Soup

    DELICIOUS Pennsylvania Dutch Ham & Bean Soup Perfect for camp or those cold days afield By Tyler Frantz Ingredients: 1 smoked ham end w/bone-in 1 pound (bag) of dried northern beans 2 large potatoes diced 1 onion chopped 1 cup diced carrots 1 TBS minced garlic 3-4 hard-boiled eggs, yolks removed Black Pepper & Parsley seasoning to taste 2 cups ham broth or stock if available 1-2 TBS olive oil Water Recipe: Overnight soak beans in cold water. Drain and set aside. Coat ... Read More >
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  • LIVE & LEARN about LAMPREY’S, there are Many Species

    LIVE & LEARN about LAMPREY’S, there are Many Species Lampreys, lampreys everywhere…some are part of nature Native species vs invasive species are always a concern for understanding Lampreys live in the Great Lakes, isolated northern lakes, the Mississippi River, other places By Mike Schoonveld A couple of years ago I fished for sturgeon on the Rainy River in Minnesota, just upstream from where it flowed into Lake of the Woods. As luck would ... Read More >