From the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Six-day Firearm Deer Season Opens Monday, December 8

Happy and proud youth with his first buck - image from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website Trenton, New Jersey - Garden State hunters are finalizing plans and gearing up for the December 8 start of New Jersey's Six-day Firearm Deer Season. The Six-day or traditional "buck" season runs this year through December 13, and will provide great memories and countless hours of excitement for sportsmen and sportswomen throughout New Jersey.

The season bag limit is two antlered deer, but the first buck must be reported via the Automated Harvest Report System before a second buck can be pursued. Hunters who do not harvest a buck or only harvest one buck during the six-day season have the opportunity to take one antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun season if they purchase an antlered buck shotgun permit in addition to the regular zone permit. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun season.

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From Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. - Yamaha “Real Tough” Sweepstakes for Farmers and Ranchers

Partnership with Agriculture.com and Successful Farming Promotes Viking or Viking VI Giveaway

Partnership with Agriculture.com and Successful Farming Promotes Viking or Viking VI Giveaway at http://realtoughsweepstakes.com

Cypress, California – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has partnered with Agriculture.com and Successful Farming to give away a Viking three-person Side-by-Side (SxS) or Viking VI six-person SxS at http://realtoughsweepstakes.com. The sweepstakes will run through December 29, 2014.

The winner of the online sweepstakes will have their pick between a Viking or Viking VI, both of which are being assembled in the U.S.A. at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. With class-leading cab room and comfort, and superior handling and off-road capabilities, the Viking is a tough and hardworking utility-based vehicle that is also fun to drive... get all the details on Yamaha's Real Tough sweepstakes ...

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - Bear Harvest during statewide season close to last year's pace

Meanwhile, bear hunting during the extended seasons has resumed in some parts of state.

Black bear image from Pennsylvania Game Commission website

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - In the wintry weather that enveloped much of Pennsylvania on Nov. 26, the final day of the statewide firearms bear season, hunters harvested 100 bears, according to preliminary figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

That final-day total pushed the harvest during the four-day 2014 season to 2,444, down slightly compared to the 2,473 bears taken during the statewide season in 2013.

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From the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks - Primitive Weapons Season for Deer Opens December 2

A hunter posing with her first deer, Sharkey County, MS Jackson, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) reminds hunters that the statewide Primitive Weapons Season for deer opens December 2 and runs through December 15 in all three Deer Management Zones.  Antlerless deer and zone-legal bucks are eligible for harvest.  Hunters may take one legal buck per day not to exceed three per license year.  On private lands, the antlerless deer bag limit is five per license year with no daily limit.  On U.S. Forest Service lands, the antlerless bag limit is one per day, not to exceed three per year.  

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From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29; New Sunday Hunting Opportunities

Successful Maryland deer hunter - image from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website Annapolis, Maryland - The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season.

The bag limits for the season are:

From Sturm, Ruger & Company - Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx with 3-inch barrel

Ruger LCRx with 3-inch barrel Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx™ with a 3-inch barrel, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR®). Chambered in .38 Special +P, this LCRx features an exposed hammer that allows it to be fired in either double-action or single-action mode.

"The newest LCRx is the perfect revolver for backpacking, concealed carry, home defense, or just plinking," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. "The 3-inch barrel, adjustable sights and modest weight create a great all-around gun."

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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - This year's Wisconsin nine-day gun deer hunt kicks off another season of
11-year old Shane Olson with his deer
11-year old Shane Olson with his deer
WDNR Photo
traditions, memories and excitement

Madison, Wisconsin - With fall nearly finished, the annual nine-day Wisconsin deer hunt ushers in the creation of new memories and excitement as hunters throughout the state take part in this time honored tradition.

This year's nine-day hunt has been a very safe one thus far, and hunters throughout Wisconsin have done an excellent job of learning new rules and regulations, according to Kevin Wallenfang, big game ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Weather conditions have been highly variable across the state from fog to rain to freezing rain, with a great deal of hunters experiencing ideal hunting conditions, he said.

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From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Buck and Antlerless Gun Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources West Virginia's buck and antlerless gun seasons open Nov. 24, 2014.Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014 Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Nov. 24

South Charleston, West Virginia - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia's two-week antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 24, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The West Virginia's buck gun season provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for hunters and has a tremendous economic impact on the state's economy.

"Hunters should enjoy a great deer season in 2014," said Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). "Hunters can harvest an additional buck with the purchase of the appropriate stamp."

Resident hunters wanting the extra buck must purchase the Class RG stamp prior to the beginning of the season. The cost is $21. The RG stamp must be accompanied by a Class A and CS, A-L, AB-L, X, XS, XJ, AH, AHJ or free license.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - December 3 marks opening day of Firearm Deer Season

DEC. 3 MARKS OPENING DAY OF FIREARM DEER SEASON

Hunters may pursue deer with firearms through Dec. 14, 2014

Pratt, Kansas - As November comes to a close, it can only mean one thing - it’s time to break out your blaze orange clothing and sight-in your rifle because the Kansas firearm deer season is almost upon us. From Dec. 3-14, hunters may pursue deer with any legal equipment, including any centerfire rifle and handgun; any gauge shotgun using slugs; and a muzzleloading rifle, musket, or pistol .40 caliber or larger and archery equipment.

All permits are valid during the firearm season; however, unit, species, antlerless and equipment restrictions listed on the permit are in effect. In addition to their deer permit, all hunters, unless exempt by law, must also have a Kansas hunting license... more on this year's firearm deer season in Kansas ...

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