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Rough Weather Strands Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Babin During Alaskan Bear Hunt

Jason Babin, defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, had one of the better excuses to miss a team activity in the history of the NFL. He was stranded along with his guide in Cold Bay, Alaska living off melted glacier water and freeze-dried food for several days.

How a Marijuana Grow Operation Opened Up 1,000 Acres for Hunting, Hiking and Habitat Conservation

The fields are ripe for hunting. Almost 1,000 acres of land in Tennessee used to cultivate marijuana plants for more than a decade were seized from two people running a million-dollar multi-state wholesale drug distribution ring and are now open for use by outdoorsmen and women of all pursuits.

Public Meetings Set to Gather Input for Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season Rule in Wisconsin

The public will have the opportunity at four upcoming meetings to provide input on the draft concepts to be included in a wolf hunting and trapping season rule that will be going to the state Natural Resources Board on July 17 in Stevens Point as an emergency rule.

The public meetings will include a review of the history of wolf recovery and management in Wisconsin and will focus on major rule components such as harvest management zones, as well as potential wolf harvest quotas and hunting and trapping permit levels. Public comments and questions are welcome.

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 8,332 Spring Turkeys

Preliminary harvest figures for the 2012 spring gobbler season are in and West Virginia hunters checked in 8,332 bearded turkeys, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the Division of Natural Resources. This year’s harvest is a 10 percent decline from the 2011 harvest and a 15 percent decline from the previous five-year average.

2012-2013 Deer Permit Application Process Begins June 1 in Arkansas

Permit applications will be available for WMA doe quota, youth, archery, modern gun and muzzleloader deer hunts on several AGFC wildlife management areas throughout the state.

Applications are made only online at www.agfc.com beginning Friday, June 1. The deadline for applications is Sunday at midnight, July 1.

Each person may submit one application for each type of permit hunt (WMA doe quota, youth deer, archery deer, muzzleloader deer and modern gun deer).

Anti-Wolf Hunting Activists Plan to Disrupt Minnesota Lottery

The State of Minnesota recently announced that it will hold its first-ever wolf season. The early season would begin on November 3 and continue until the completion of deer season.

The late wolf season would coincide with bobcat season (November 24 through January 6) and is also open to trapping and snaring.

Fall and Spring Turkey Season Applications Now Available in Wisconsin

Applications for the 2012 fall and 2013 spring Wisconsin turkey hunting season are now available and can be purchased at any of the 1,350 locations that sell Department of Natural Resources licenses or over the Internet through the DNR Online License Center.

The fall turkey application deadline is August 1, and the 2013 spring turkey application deadline is Dec. 10.

Breech Loading Rifles of .35 or Larger Caliber to be Used During Primitive Firearm Deer Season in Louisiana

Act 68 of the 2012 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session, signed by Governor Bobby Jindal, allows breech loading rifles of .35 or larger caliber to be used during the primitive firearm deer season.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, recently approved a list of primitive firearm calibers, smaller than .38, that would be legal for deer hunting in the state beginning with the 2012-13 hunting season.  That specific list of primitive firearm calibers is no longer needed since the .35 caliber or larger designation includes the calibers the Commission had approved.

Spoiled Grain Primary Source of Disease in Midwestern Waterfowl

Last year, there were 47 epizootic events reported or investigated by the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in the Midwest. This included about 27,000 dead birds.

Sportsmen Seek to Solve Colorado’s “Bear in Tree” Problem with Reinstated Spring Hunting Season

It’s raining bears in Colorado. Just about one month after a young black bear fell out of a tree on the University of Colorado Boulder’s campus and images and video of the fall went viral, another bear took refuge in a tree in Steamboat Springs.