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Plant a tree or three!

Plant a tree or three!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Planting a native tree and practicing proper tree care are things every family can do to observe Arbor Day. – Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. What’s a little dirt, a shovel and a small native tree between friends or family? It could be Arbor Day, tree-planting time in your area, or you could live in one of many stat... READ MORE

Trail cams to the rescue!

Trail cams to the rescue!

By Buckmasters Online

Throughout the vast 1.5 million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin near Lake Superior, conservationist biologists are now using trail cam technology to search for the elusive American marten. Early images reveal the biologists’ combination of bait and ingeniously placed yardsticks that measure and identify American martens... READ MORE

Start the year right—Hike!

Start the year right—Hike!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Last year nearly 55,000 Americans began the New Year by collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes, like this group in New York. – Photo courtesy New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Across the country, there exists a dedicated band of people who begin the new year with a hike. Some ... READ MORE

Cold weather bird watching for science and fun

Cold weather bird watching for science and fun

By Buckmasters Online

For avian fans, it’s bird watching time all the time, but this time of year finds many people investigating how their pleasant pastime of bird-feeder observations can become part of a citizen scientist effort. They won’t need to look very far. From November through February, there is an abundance of national and state projects for bird ... READ MORE

The tiny, toy Key deer - Diminutive in size and population

The tiny, toy Key deer - Diminutive in size and population

By Buckmasters Online

If you want to take a peek at the smallest subspecies of the North American white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus clavium, the Key deer, you’re going to have to take a trip. But, we wouldn’t advise traveling during hurricane season. The smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer can only be found on about 25 islands in the Lower Keys ... READ MORE

It started with Teddy Roosevelt and his friends

It started with Teddy Roosevelt and his friends

By Buckmasters Online

National Hunting & Fishing Day is Sept. 22. When you observe National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 22 by introducing someone to hunting or fishing, you’ll be following the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Roosevelt and his fellow sportsmen were the first American conservationists, vocal advocate... READ MORE

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