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The results moose lotteries are coming out!

The state of Maine has announced the winners of their moose permits!

You can check results here:

http://moose.informe.org/

4110 people drew Maine moose tags in 2013 out of 52,000 applicants. 10% are set aside for non-residents of Maine and God is good - after 10 years of applying I drew a cow tag for zone 4 in November! woo hoo!

New Hampshire also released their moose permit winner information:

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm

There were only 275 moose permits issued in NH, but there are also alternates who might just get a permit.

New York’s 2013-14 migratory game bird seasons announced

From NY DEC:

"The tentative schedule for many of New York’s 2013-14 migratory game bird seasons is now available, allowing sportsmen and sportswomen to plan outdoor activities well in advance, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Tentative season dates for ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe and rails can be found on the DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28503.html.

Talking turkey in New York

Opening morning of the 2013 turkey season was a gorgeous day. It was as beautiful as May could be – the spring grass was freshly sprouted green, the ground was warm and dry, the sky was blue, temperatures climbed from the forties through the seventies as the day progressed – and I was at work. That’s when I decided to take the next day off and go hunting.

The Saiga 12 shotgun – novelty or working gun?


The Saiga 12 shotgun promises everything an anti-zombie warrior could hope for. It is made in Russia by actual Russians. It’s black. It accepts detachable drum magazines. There is no two hand pump or lever action cycling required. It is semi auto and delivers multi-shot 12 gauge devastation down range.

Colorado 2012 Second Rifle Season

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

Two friends and I set out this year to fill our first ever bull elk tags in Colorado. I've hunted elk in the past in other states, but this was our first time hunting second season outside of Durango, Colorado. {Story Spoiler!} We saw very few elk and no one harvested a bull. But learning the area and getting great exercise was everywhere we went.

Colorado 2012 Second Rifle Season

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

First Hunt of the 2012 Season

Recently, youth season opened up for deer. Even though my own son isn't old enough to take hunting, I still managed to get some time out and glass the bean fields for some whitetail. I found LOTS of bucks ranging from small to giant. So, there was a lot left to capitolize on for the opener.

Vanguard Spirit XF 1042 Binoculars

I received my pair of Vanguard Spirit Binoculars to review for Outdoor Hub at the height of the offseason.

Uncertainty in Changing Conditions

So, I’ve gathered an extensive network of brother hunters all over the country. From Alaska, down the west coast- all of the way to the east coast. And yes, even Texas.

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