From the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks - Mississippi’s Duck Season Starting Soon

A hunter and his duck - image from American Hunter magazine Jackson, Mississippi - Mississippi's duck hunting season opens Thursday, November 27, 2014. Many waterfowl hunters are anxiously waiting, due to record breeding population estimates last spring. However, hunters should remember that winter severity and local habitat availability also play a major role in how many ducks make their way to Mississippi.

The hunting season for ducks, mergansers, and coots will be November 27, 2014 - January 25, 2015. The duck daily bag limit is a total of six ducks, which may include four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two pintail, one canvasback, one mottled duck, and one black duck. The merganser daily bag limit is five mergansers, only two of which may be hooded mergansers... get the rest of the details about Mississippi's duck hunting season ...

From the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - General Firearms Deer Season Begins November 19

DEEP Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be Safe

Whitetail deer - image from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website
Hartford, Connecticut - Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway – most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season which begins on Wednesday, November 19. Specific deer hunting season information is available on the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.
 
“This is a popular time for others to enjoy the many outdoor opportunities that our state has to offer, such as hiking and biking,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen. “Therefore, it is especially important for all outdoor users to respect the rights of others and be aware of all activities that may be occurring outdoors. Connecticut hunters have an excellent safety record and awareness on the part of all outdoor users can help in our efforts to keep hunting safe for everyone.”

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From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - November 16 Is World Falconry Day

Texas red tailed hawk - image from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website Austin, Texas - Falconry associations worldwide, including members of the International Association for Falconry and Birds of Prey and the Texas Hawking Association, will be celebrating World Falconry Day November 16.

“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Hawking Association have been working together for 33 years to keep falconry vibrant in Texas,” says Steve Oleson, THA president.

Falconry, according to Oleson, is “a hunting tradition defined as ’taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey.’”

State regulations provide the legal framework which allows individuals to practice falconry in the state. Texas law requires newly permitted falconers to serve a two-year apprenticeship, learning from a more experienced falconer... more on World Falconry Day in Texas ...

From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Shotgun deer season opens clear and cold, A DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement officer checks a hunter’s shotgun and license in Kent County after a successful opening day and with success for many hunters

Dover, Delaware – After a night of rain and snow to the north, Friday’s opening day of Delaware’s shotgun deer season dawned cold and dry under clearing skies, drawing hopeful deer hunters from all over the state and from neighboring states as well. >By mid-morning, hunters were returning to their trucks, many of them hauling their harvest, while others strapped portable tree stands to their backs and toted their shotguns out of the field with a spring in their step, anticipating another day when they too would bring home a trophy buck or venison to the table.

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From Bass Pro Shops - RedHead® The Hunt™ Folding Saw

RedHead® The Hunt™ Folding Saw

Small enough to fit in a daypack, tough enough to do the job

Springfield, Missouri - The RedHead® The Hunt™ Folding Saw makes cutting small branches and clearing underbrush a snap.  Plus, at just 8.2 inches closed and 14.3 inches open, it’s the perfect size for stowing in your daypack. Because it weighs only 7.7 ounces, you won’t even notice it’s there.

The RedHead Hunt Folding Saw is the perfect tool whether you need to cut shooting lanes around your treestand or clear underbrush to pitch a tent. The Hunt™ Saw can even handle the task of field dressing big game.

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From Cabela's - Cabela's Offering Pre-Black Friday Deals

Cabela's

Online and in-store daily deals available Nov. 13 - 26

Sidney, Nebraska - Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, today announced it is offering daily deals online and at its U.S. retail stores, Thursday, Nov. 13 through Wednesday, Nov. 26, as part of the company’s Holiday Head Start: Pre-Black Friday Deals.

Each day, three new Pre-Black Friday deals will be offered for one day only, online and in-store, while supplies last. These exciting deals offer outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping this season.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Coyote hunting season remains open through Feb. 28

Coyote - image from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control website

Harvest reporting required and encouraged

Dover, Delaware – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that Delaware’s coyote hunting season is in progress and remains open through Saturday, Feb. 28. Coyote trapping season runs Monday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, March 10.

Coyote hunting regulations include:

  • All coyotes harvested by hunting or trapping must be reported to the division within one business day of harvest by calling 302-735-3600. These reports will provide information on coyote abundance and distribution that will help further guide the division’s scientific management of the coyote population.
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From Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Deer Harvest Stays Steady in Western Montana

Elk in Montana - image from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website

Helena, Montana - Deer harvest remained steady and elk harvest slow through the second week of big game hunting season in west-central Montana.

Deer totals at the Bonner hunter check station show 132 white-tailed deer so far, which sets a record for this time of the season at Bonner since 2009. Mule deer checked through Bonner are up 50 percent from last year and 16 percent above the four year average. An elk harvest of 31 through the Bonner station is 18 percent lower than this time last season and 40 percent below the four year average.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel’s “Salute to Service” Continues with Special Veterans Day Line-up on November 11

Sportsman Channel’s Special Veterans Day Line-up

Documentary “MURPH: The Protector,” Back-to back episodes of “Beyond the Battlefield” and “NRANEWS Cam & Co.” highlight network programming during the day

New Berlin, Wisconsin - As a part of Sportsman Channel’s “Salute to Service” initiative, the network will air a full day of programming dedicated to veterans and the armed forces on Tuesday, November 11 at Noon-8 p.m. ET. Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute Sponsored by Bravo Company is highlighted by a special airing of the critically-acclaimed documentary MURPH: The Protector, back-to-back episodes of Beyond the Battlefield and one hour of NRA NEWS Cam & Co.

Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise, once again, will serve as the network spokesman for “Salute to Service,” which includes Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute Sponsored by Bravo Company. The event will honor the nation’s service heroes with programming that merges veterans’ love of the outdoors ... more on Sportsman Channel's Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute ...

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