Category: Wildlife

Maine Has a Ghost Moose Problem and Seemingly No Solution

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A biologist walks past a deceased moose that succumbed from tick bites.

Just when you think things are back to normal in the woods, you hear of a wildlife issue like the Maine Ghost Moose, and it not only scares you but also breaks your heart. Since Maine is the home to the largest moose population in the lower 48 states, you may think that it is […]

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Frog Gigging 101: Facts and Tips for Amphibian Hunters

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When you think of frogs, you may consider them as the noisy wetland dwellers, something that the family dog likes to chase, or even their effectiveness as bass bait, but frog gigging is an exciting way to harvest them that you may not know much about. This is one of the few ways to do […]

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PHOTOS: 10 Weird Animals With Unique Looks, Traits, and Habits

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Whether you’ve seen them in person or not, we’ve all heard of unusual animals, whether it’s the tree-dwelling sloth, the duck-billed platypus, or a flying fish. The animal kingdom certainly does love variety, particularly when it comes to the unusual ways animals have evolved to cope with their environments. With more than 1.3 million species […]

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Texas Rattlesnake Chili Recipe

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Rattlesnake Chili Recipe

Cooking and eating rattlesnake may not be for everyone, but as outdoorsmen and women know, wild game meat is some of the best tasting and nutritious protein that there is. Eating reptile might not be your idea of a tasty treat, but with a recipe like Texas rattlesnake chili, you may need to rethink that. […]

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Buckwheat Food Plot: Planning and Planting a Deer Attractor

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Buckwheat Food Plot

Buckwheat has been grown in North America since colonial times. Farmers use it as a cover crop, It grows almost anywhere, in dry or wet climates, and thrives all the way to the first frost, so it’s often used as a great seasonal food plot for those who like to attract deer. A good buckwheat […]

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5 Indicators That Say You’ll Have a Successful Turkey Season

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Indicators Of Successful Turkey Season

There’s something extra enjoyable about spring turkey season. We put a lot of effort into trying to read the woods and stack the odds in our favor, but it’s often not solely up to us. A successful turkey season doesn’t always depend on your hunting style or tactics. There are other factors, usually beyond our […]

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What to Go to School for If You Want to Work in Wildlife Conservation

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Go To School For Wildlife Conservation

When I was a senior in high school, the only thing I knew about my future career is that I wanted to work with animals. At the time, the only option I thought I had was veterinary school. However, my lack of desire to go into any kind of medical profession made me hesitant to […]

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Profile on Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge offers some of the nation’s best wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Central New York is one of those areas where conservationists and hunters can have the opportunity to see some of North America’s most sought after animals. At times, this refuge can be a home to […]

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Pronghorn Antelope: A Deeper Look at America’s Speed Goat


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The pronghorn antelope is fast, wily, and has eyes like a hawk. Here are some pronghorn facts for hunters and everyday sportsmen alike. The pronghorn antelope is the fastest land mammal in North America. In fact, it’s the fastest in the entire western hemisphere. Sportsmen and women have been giving chase to these wily “speed […]

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