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Application Deadline for WI Turkey & Bear Permits Is Approaching
Wild turkey and black bear hunters have until close of business on Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2011 Wisconsin spring turkey hunting season and the 2011 black bear hunting season. Preliminary permit levels for the spring turkey season are set at 225,420 total permits. This is the same number of permits that were available for the 2010 spring season. Total permits available for the 2011 Black Bear Hunt has not yet been determined.

Nebraska Removes Restrictions On Crossbow Hunting
The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners approved the wider use of crossbows as big game hunting equipment at its Oct. 28 in Norfolk.
All restrictions on crossbows have been removed, including the disability provision and draw weight. The new regulations allow, starting in 2011, crossbows as legal archery equipment for big game (deer, antelope, elk, turkey, and bighorn sheep).

Vermont’s Fall Turkey Hunting is Expanded
Following strategies outlined in Vermont’s Big Game Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Department recommended expanding fall turkey hunting based on scientific data and public input.
As a result, the Fish and Wildlife Board passed a regulation that allows turkey bow hunting statewide, a seven-day shotgun season is expanded to nine days, and Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) B, D1, D2, and H1 are opened for the fall shotgun season for the first time.

Pennsylvania Toughens Penalties Against Poachers
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said, starting today, the Commonwealth has begun to reverse its reputation of being a state with minimal risks for chronic poachers as new penalties – including higher fines and possible jail time – go into effect.

New Wisconsin Hunting and Trapping Rules In Effect For 2010 Seasons
Wisconsin hunters and trappers looking forward to the 2010-2011 seasons will have some new rules to follow as they pursue their fall pastimes. Several of the new rules were requested and supported by hunters and trappers at the annual Spring Rule Hearings. Others have come to life in response to changing wildlife management needs and new technologies.

NWTF Announces Inaugural Upland Gamebird Chapter
The National Wild Turkey Federation is proud to announce the formation of its first ever upland gamebird chapter.

The Kansas First Upland Pioneers Chapter was created in Iola, Kan., on Aug. 18 by more than two dozen conservation-minded individuals who decided the best way to improve quail populations and upland habitat was to form the first NWTF chapter focused on upland gamebirds.

On June 19, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will enter the first of two summer auctions of items forfeited by those convicted of wildlife crime. The June 19 auction will be held at the Blomquist Auction Gallery, 684 E. Kansas Highway 4 in Assaria. KDWP items in this auction will include general items such as antlers, fishing rods, radios, and cameras. This auction will be combined with Kansas Department of Revenue tax forfeiture assets.

Of Turkey Hunts Loved And Lost
Of Turkey Hunts Loved And Lost
Buying a turkey tag is sort of like getting married. We don’t buy them with the expectation of it ending badly. Still, the statistics show that is what is most likely to happen. In fact, turkey hunting is so tough you have a better chance of having a successful marriage than a successful turkey hunt. Of course, unsuccessful turkey hunts are pretty cheap in comparison.

Filming Your Turkey Hunts Like A Pro
Filming Your Turkey Hunts Like A Pro
As the price of quality cameras continue to drop, more hunters are opting to film their hunts.

Leasing Hunting Land: The Inexpensive Way To Experience World Class Hunting
Leasing Hunting Land:  The Inexpensive Way To Experience World Class Hunting
If you own great property or know someone who has superb hunting property and is willing to allow you access for free, congratulations. You, my friend, have got it made. But for most of us, hunting is done on public land. Hunting public land can be quite good in some areas but often times it is frustrating.

10 O'clock Turkeys
10 O'clock Turkeys
Lean what to do after you first set up of the day strikes out. Most turkeys are killed off the roost but if you aren't lucky enough to nail a big gobbler right away in the morning there is still hope.

PRATT — It's been a long winter in the Sunflower State, but those who anticipate the thrill of spring turkey hunting can start preparing with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) 2010 Kansas Spring Turkey Atlas, now available for viewing and download on the agency's website, www.kdwp.state.ks.u

The 2010 spring turkey season kicks off April 1 with the youth, archery, and disabled season April 1-13, followed by the regular season, which runs April 14-May 31. Hunters looking for a bargain can find it in the turkey permit/game tag combination, available through March 30 at a reduced price. By purchasing the combination early, hunters save $7.50 over the cost of purchasing each separately after March 30.

Kansas Reports Record Low Hunting Accidents In 2009
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) reports that the 2009 hunting seasons were the safest on record. Hunters reported 12 hunting accidents — and no fatalities. This is a decrease of four accidents from the previous year and one below the previous record low of 13.

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Hens will lay a clutch of 10 to 12 eggs during a two-week period, usually laying one egg per day. She will incubate her eggs for about 28 days, occasionally turning and rearranging them, until they are ready to hatch.
- NWTF Website