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2007 Hunting Season Thus Far Is One Of Safest On Record
Augusta, Maine – The 2007 Hunting Season is turning out to be one of the safest seasons since records began being kept in 1940, according to preliminary Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife numbers.

Texas Tops Nation in Ranking of State Hunting and Fishing Economic Impact
Nationally, Texas is at the top of the pack. It is No. 1 in total hunters and anglers (2.6 million), money spent ($6.6 billion), jobs supported (106,000) and tax revenue generated ($1.3 billion). Florida lands the trophy for the No. 2 spot.

Wisconsin's Hunters and Anglers Have a Significant Impact on the Economy
In Wisconsin, spending by hunters and anglers directly supports 56,600 jobs, which puts $1.4 billion worth of paychecks into pockets of working residents around the state. Of course, government coffers also benefit -- spending by sportsmen in pursuit of these outdoor activities generates $400 million in state and local taxes. These latest figures demonstrate that season after season hunters and anglers are driving the economy from big businesses to rural towns, through booms and recessions.

Emergency Regulation Signed to Increase WMA Hunting Acreage
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley signed an emergency regulation Tuesday, December 18, 2007 – 220­-2­-.22-.161ER – pertaining to Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Sanctuaries Established.

“Supervision Required” License Increases Hunting Opportunities
Christmas holidays are fast approaching and many individuals will receive firearms as gifts. Recipients of these gifts will be anxious to put them to use in the field or on the range. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division wants everyone to enjoy their gifts and our state’s hunting opportunities.

Ruger Milestone Rifle Highlights SHOT Show Auction
Ruger Milestone Rifle Highlights SHOT Show Auction

Over the years, manufacturers and sportsmen have helped raise well over $500,000 for the future of hunting in America through the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show's annual firearm and knife auction. The 2008 auction promises to be another exciting one. The items include a highly embellished Ruger rifle with a historic serial number, an elegant Pennsylvania longrifle and a finely crafted, expertly engraved folding knife.

October 20 Opening Day Of Small Game Season

October 20 Opening Day Of Small Game Season

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that Connecticut’s 2007-2008 small game hunting season will open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20...

Hunter Education Program Exceeds Half Million Students Taught

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Richmond, VA — Since the introduction of mandatory Hunter Education in 1988, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has certified more than a half million men, women and children through the Hunter Education program. This is an impressive milestone for the program and for the Department.

Federal's Conservation Manager Bill Stevens Retires, Closes Career with Field & Stream Lifetime Achievement Award
Federal's Conservation Manager Bill Stevens Retires, Closes Career with Field & Stream Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Stevens is closing the books on 42-years as Federal's conservation program manager. He finished on a strong note with Field & Stream Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award-presented to him in September as part of the Heroes of Conservation banquet in New York City.

Teens tops in shooting sport
Teens tops in shooting sport

With the school year well under way, many teens are busy with football, soccer, cross-country or another "traditional" sport.  Twin brothers Trent and Eric Pribil, seniors at Edmond North High School, are polishing up their rifles and shotguns for another year of participating in shooting sports.

Turkey Season Nears, Youth Turkey Hunting Day is April 28
Augusta, Maine - Maine’s turkey hunting season opens on April 30, and hunters can purchase their permit to hunt wild turkey through a license agent or online.

“The restoration of the Wild Turkey in Maine is an amazing success,” said Roland D. Martin, Commissioner, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Turkeys are now found in every county in the State.”

Beginning With Habitat Seeks To Protect Wildlife For Future Generations
What do you want your town to look like 50 years from now? This question is becoming somewhat of a cliché and is heard at many town visioning sessions and planning forums. Some, especially those living beyond coastal York and Cumberland Counties, might argue that on first glance, many of our Main Streets and common commuting routes haven’t changed considerably since 1957.

Virginia Friends of NRA honored
Virginia Friends of NRA honored

Reprinted with Permission from the NRA Club Connection--The Virginia Friends of NRA received a State Friend of Extension Award as part of the Virginia Extension Service Association's annual meeting held in Richmond, May 24. The award was presented by the Alpha gamma chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Extension honorary organization. Accepting the award were NRA Field Representative Macey White of Middlesex County, State Fund Committee Chairman John Ritenour of Rockingham County, and State Fund Committee Assistant Mindy Deviers.


Recognizing the need to promote the safe handling, storage and transportation of firearms, USA Shooting announced during the recent Orlando Shot Show that leading firearm instruction and sports shooting organizations are joining with them to form the USA Shooting Safety Coalition.

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Turkey Hunting Quotes

The turkey Purr is often used in combination with the cluck call. The Purr is considered a content call hens make when they are calm or feeding.
- Turkey Calls 101