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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...

Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers help outdoor enthusiasts when uninvited critters move in and take up residence. These personnel take wildlife causing damage and threaten public health and safety. Stories

Uninvited Critters Become Nuisance

Art Lander Jr., Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers help outdoor enthusiasts when uninvited critters move in...

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...

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...

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...

As urban sprawl continues in suburban areas across the United States, bringing houses and roadways into what was previously healthy habitat for wildlife, nuisance deer problems will continue to occur.

In most cases, what has continually proven to be the best means of controlling these issues is the urban hunt. Stories

Urban Hunts The Solution

Steve Rogers

As urban sprawl continues in suburban areas across the United States, bringing houses and...

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...

Around this time of year, I glance up at my calendar and suddenly realize archery deer season is almost here. I pull out my compound bow and feel guilty that I haven't shot it since last year. Stories

Tune Up Your Bow Before Archery Deer Season

Hayley Lynch, Kentucky Afield Magazine

Around this time of year, I glance up at my calendar and suddenly realize archery deer season...

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