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Hunters Should Always Consider Surroundings Before Pulling the Trigger

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2016) — As deer season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign reminds hunters to always take their time and positively identify their target before pulling the trigger. “It’s easy to get excited when you’ve got something in…


Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding the hundreds of thousands of Texas hunters getting ready for opening day of deer season Saturday to keep safety in the crosshairs. “Texas had an all-time low number of incidents last deer season and we want that trend to…


Wear Blaze Orange While Hunting – It Could Save Your Life

Wear Blaze Orange While Hunting – It Could Save Your Life

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign reminds hunters to comply with blaze orange requirements as firearms seasons commence across the state. Hunters in North Carolina are required to wear a blaze orange-colored garment, such as a hat or a vest, that is visible from all…


Basic Firearms Safety is a Must for Hunting

Basic Firearms Safety is a Must for Hunting

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign encourages hunters to take the proper precautions with firearms to be safe during time spent outdoors. Firearms safety is an element of instruction taught by the Commission’s Hunter Education Program, with free courses offered year-round, throughout the state. Instructors advise…


DNR Issues Duckboat Safety Reminder

With many duck hunters anxiously preparing for the Oct. 3, Minnesota opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people to make sure they pack the one thing that could save their lives – their life jackets. “The lack of flotation devices is still one of the most common…


Hunter Education Courses Benefit Veterans As Well As Beginners

LITTLE ROCK – Hunter education classes are underway all across Arkansas as the various hunting seasons approach. Successful completion of a hunter education course and its concluding written exam are required in Arkansas of anyone born after December 31, 1968. In addition, older persons must have hunter education certificates when…


IDNR Offers Hunters a New Online Safety Course Offers Quick Refresher on Treestand Safety For Hunters

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters that spending a few minutes online before heading into the field could be the difference between life and death.   Safety education courses are the best way to refresh the minds of even the most seasoned hunters. This year,…


Hunting Stories Now Available from the Colorado DOW

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has posted its annual story package for the 2008 Big Game Hunting Season. All media outlets are invited to use these for specials sections, on web sites or in regular publications.   Go to this web site to access the stories: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/BigGameHuntingStories.htm The DOW recently…


Youth Hunter Challenge to Take Place in June

CHEYENNE– Young hunters will have an opportunity to test their skills at the eighth annual Wyoming Youth Hunter Education Challenge to take place Saturday, June 28, at the Upton Gun Club.  In previous years, the competition was held in conjunction with the Wyoming Hunting & Fishing Heritage Expo in Casper….


Remember Safety Rules When Hunting Ground Squirrels

As the snow slowly leaves the valley floor, avid outdoorsmen and women are anxious to get out and about. Some hunters head out to enjoy the nice spring days by hunting those pesky little ground squirrels. Even though this is not a big game hunt, ground squirrels can offer excitement…