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Hunting isn’t just a pastime; it’s an economic powerhouse, contributing a significant chunk to our country’s financial well-being. So, getting to grips with the figures isn’t just interesting, it’s a nod to the profound impact this tradition has from coast to coast. Unpacking these numbers gives us insight into the robust role hunting plays in conservation, supporting local economies, and fostering a sustainable connection with our natural environment. Let´s get started How Many Hunting Licenses

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NY Banned Hunting Competitions

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law, effectively banning all hunting competitions across the state of NY. This law, supposedly protecting the state’s diverse wildlife and upholding the noble traditions of hunting, also ties into a broader trend of limiting firearm use. Understanding New York’s Hunting Ban To grasp the importance of New York’s new hunting ban, you need to understand that it prohibits wildlife killing contests, making it illegal to hunt the heaviest or

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Sunday Hunting Bans: Upholding Tradition or Hindering Progress?

Ever thought about the roots of the Sunday hunting bans, colloquially known as ‘Blue Laws’? These regulations, which have been around since 1619 in North America, have traditionally restricted or even prohibited hunting activities on the Sabbath day. Initially grounded in religious observance, the relevance of these laws in our modern, increasingly secular society has sparked a heated debate.  Some believe the laws maintain tradition and respect for the day of rest, while others argue

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Can You Transport Deer Meat Across State Lines

You’ve bagged a deer and are ready to take it home. But what if you’re crossing state lines? Laws about transporting deer meat are in place to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and to maintain a healthy deer population across all states. Generally, you can move cut and wrapped meat, boned-out meat, and other parts. However, rules vary between states, and it’s your job to know them. Before packing up your venison,

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Where To Shoot A Deer With A Bow

Bowhunting for deer, whether from a treestand or a ground blind, is undeniably exciting. There is little in life as thrilling as attempting to remain undetected while drawing your bow when a woods-wise buck stands only yards away. However, the flip side is that disheartening misses and instances of less than desirable shot placement occasionally occur.  As ethical bowhunters, we always strive to make every shot count and attempt to take game as cleanly as

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How Big Is A Deer’s Kill Zone

In the world of bowhunting, the difference between success and agonizing defeat often comes down to a matter of mere inches. While a well-placed arrow often equates to a quick, efficient kill, a less-than-stellar shot can prove quite troublesome and has a tendency to leave behind a lengthy blood trail. Deer hunting is no exception to this rule, as you must be capable of placing your shot with extreme precision or risk being disappointed. For

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Mule Or Whitetail? Know Your Target For Ethical Bowhunting

Bowhunting is a popular activity that requires a great deal of skill and knowledge. To hunt ethically and lawfully, bowhunters must identify their target species correctly. Mule deer and white-tailed deer are two common species in North America that bowhunters seek after. Understanding the differences in appearance, behavior, and habitat between these two species can make a bow hunter more effective and versatile. White-tailed deer are known for their adaptability and abundance. In contrast, mule

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Is Drone Hunting Ethical Or Cheating?

Using drones in hunting has sparked a heated debate among hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservationists. While drones have become increasingly popular for deer recovery and surveys, using them to locate and kill an animal has raised significant ethical concerns and is rightfully illegal. This article explores the ethical implications of using drones in hunting and the regulations surrounding their use. Some hunters view it as cheating and argue that it undermines the principles of fair

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Responding To Injured Wildlife: Leave It To The Professionals

Encountering injured wildlife can be a challenging and emotional experience. However, it is crucial to approach the situation with caution and care. Handling wildlife can be dangerous for the animal and the person attempting to intervene. Professionals with the necessary expertise and training are best equipped to provide the appropriate care for injured wildlife. This article will discuss the importance of leaving injured wildlife to professionals and the steps one should take if one encounters

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Where to Shoot a Goose With a Bow

Pursuing geese with archery equipment is both fun and challenging, and if done correctly, it can be just as successful as turkey hunting with the bow. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First off, you need to make sure it’s legal in your jurisdiction to hunt geese with a bow (also, in many states, it’s illegal to spot and stalk), and secondly, use the right equipment. Once that’s out of

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Hunting Regulations For Every State Clickable Map

How to Use? Easy! Just click on your state and you will be redirected to the state hunting regulations. And here is a plain list too. Just click on any state – you will be redirected. Also, read our article about the draw weight requirements for elk hunting. Hunting and Wildlife Regulations for each State Alabama Hunting Regulations Alaska Hunting Regulations Arizona Hunting Regulations Arkansas Hunting Regulations California Hunting Regulations Colorado Hunting Regulations Connecticut Hunting

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Where To Shoot A Turkey With A Bow

There is something absolutely magnificent about listening to turkeys gobbling from their roost as the sun appears above the horizon on a crisp, cool spring morning. Anticipation runs rampant as one by one, turkeys depart from their roost trees and begin to forage about.  With any luck, you will soon be presented with the shot opportunity that you long for. However, despite a well thought out strategy, and a superb turkey calling, if you do

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Is It Illegal To Shoot A Bow And Arrow In Your Backyard

For all the archery enthusiasts out there, picking up your bow and letting arrows fly in your backyard is enticing. After all, archery isn’t just a hobby or a sport – it’s a way of life. But before you go all Robin Hood in your backyard, knowing the legalities of such a venture is essential. Although there is little, if any, restrictions put on shooting in your yard at the state or federal level, local

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State By State Hunting Data in the USA: Hunting Statistics 2020

When it comes to hunting, it’s always worthwhile to know the different statistics for each of the U.S. Indeed, hunting is a massive industry and brings in substantial amounts of income for the country; therefore, the statistics behind the industry are absolutely worth knowing.  What’s more, being aware of the total stats can also provide valuable insight into the strength and viability of the hunting industry at present and how the industry is performing as

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