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Any deer hunter who has harvested a buck during the rut is familiar with the unmistakable odor emanating from his tarsal glands.  While other glands play important roles in whitetail communication, none is more important than the tarsal.  In many respects, this gland functions as a deer's personal signature – its unique identification card. Stories

Understanding a Buck's Personal Signature - the Tarsal Gland

Brian Murphy and Dr. Karl V. Miller

Any deer hunter who has harvested a buck during the rut is familiar with the unmistakable odor...

Effective Sept. 1, qualified individuals can pay to take depredating feral hogs or coyotes from a helicopter under rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Stories

TX: Revisions to Aerial Management of Feral Hogs and Coyotes

by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Effective Sept. 1, qualified individuals can pay to take depredating feral hogs or coyotes...

Hunters who need to take the mandatory hunter education course are urged to start looking for courses in their area now as classes are expected to fill up quickly leading up to dove season Sept. 1. Stories

TX: Hunter Education Courses Available Before Dove Opener

by Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

Hunters who need to take the mandatory hunter education course are urged to start looking for...

Dry conditions don't necessarily equate to bad dove hunting. An extended drought across much of Texas could be beneficial for dove hunters as birds will have to rely upon limited resources. Stories

TX: Dry Conditions Could Boost Dove Hunting Prospects

by Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

Dry conditions don't necessarily equate to bad dove hunting. An extended drought across much...

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to remove certain populations of gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and return management of fully recovered wolf populations back to state wildlife managers. Stories

U.S. Congress Passes Historic Wolf Legislation

The U.S. Congress passed legislation to remove certain populations of gray wolves from the...

Two people have been cited by Vermont State Game Wardens on several charges involving taking bears, including a sow and cubs, illegally. Jail time, fines, and a permanent ban from hunting could follow. Stories

Two People Cited For Poaching Bears in Vermont

Two people have been cited by Vermont State Game Wardens on several charges involving taking...

Take up the sport of wild turkey hunting, and you'll soon be humbled by a bird with a brain the size of a walnut.  A small walnut. Stories

Turkeys I Have Known — Including Myself

W. H. “Chip” Gross

Take up the sport of wild turkey hunting, and you'll soon be humbled by a bird with a brain...

Mike Sullivan is best known as one of the top lumberjacks in the world, but he finds chasing turkeys a good way to stay in shape. Stories

Turkey Trek: Three Blind Mice

Steve Bowman, OutdoorChannel.com

Mike Sullivan is best known as one of the top lumberjacks in the world, but he finds chasing...

An angel on one shoulder represents conscience and the devil on the other temptation. In turkey hunting both are in camo, making it difficult to know which to trust. Stories

Turkey Trek: Shouldering the Load

Steve Bowman, OutdoorChannel.com

An angel on one shoulder represents conscience and the devil on the other temptation. In...

The essential gear for a trip into the turkey woods. Stories

Turkey Trek Vested Interest

W. H. “Chip” Gross, OutdoorChannel.com

The essential gear for a trip into the turkey woods.

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