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A group of local hunters packed into the committee room of the Old Courthouse on Monday to back a proposal to allow hunting of big game in Genesee County with rifles. All but a handful of counties in New York have amended their laws to allow rifles for big game hunting.
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Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who recently chipped in $500,000 to back a gun control proposal in Washington state, is now catching flak for buying a World War II Nazi tank. The tank in question, a Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.
With a penchant for martinis and cigars, Boggs was remembered by friends for his love of duck hunting, spending time on the Eastern Shore and storytelling. "Tommy was a wonderful friend," said J.D. Williams, a retired veteran tax lobbyist and founder of Williams & Jensen.
New York hunters are encouraged to apply early for deer management permits. A press release says the deadline to apply for permits is October 1. "In addition to providing enjoyable days afield with family and friends and sustainably harvested food on the table, recreational deer hunting is our most effective deer population management tool," said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two men with illegal hunting in separate incidents in Allegany and Frederick counties this past weekend. Steven Daniel McKee, 48, of Flintstone, received six citations for killing a bear out of season and using bait, and for failing to report killing an antlerless deer.
Among archery hunters there are two camps: loyalists who find a setup that works and stick with it forever and those always looking for the next big thing. If you count yourself among the latter, 2014 offers enough new gear to keep you busy, and broke, until a whole new crop of gear arrives next year.
For more than a century, Maine deer have been managed for maximum populations that benefit deer hunters. But Lyme disease is changing the discussion, and is likely to force Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to reduce deer populations in coastal, southern, and central Maine - even while they struggle to rebuild deer populations in western and northern Maine.
Brett C. Goth, age 52, of Janesville, died unex-pectedly Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at his home.
Snow fencing was once again front and center at the Conservation Commission's meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The Commission was in receipt of three emails from Chris Warfel regarding both the traditional wire and wood fencing typically used on Block Island and elsewhere for dune restoration and his own "alternative fencing" made from jute netting.
The Andy Stand was a modern copy of a WWII Japanese sniper stand. It was devised and sold commercially by Jacksonville firefighter Andy Anders.
Tree-stand safety begins and ends with a safety harness or vest. Both are designed to catch the hunter if he or she falls and distribute body weight equally in such an event.
First deer are memorable for many reasons. Young 10-year-old Kale Sher was all smiles after taking his first deer, this nice, big doe, last weekend with his Dad, Eric.
On Friday, as John and Tammy Eunice prepared for a swimming event at Long Pond in Lake Park to honor their son James, they were excited to continue giving back to the community three years after their son's death. "Through this type of fundraiser and others throughout the year," said John Eunice, James's father, "we've been blessed to be able to give back to the community some $200,000 in a variety of ways."
Young hunters across Michigan will once again have the opportunity to get a free junior deer hunting license thanks to a partnership between Meijer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For the seventh consecutive year, the Grand Rapids-based Meijer will provide junior hunters ages 16 and under with free small game, mentored youth and combination licenses for the upcoming youth hunting seasons.
"The state's deer herd should continue to hold strong and this fall season should be another great season for hunting deer in New Hampshire," he said. "Both seasoned and beginner hunters alike should have great opportunity to see and harvest deer."
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:01 am
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