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A fresh look at the art of rabbit hunting

A fresh look at the art of rabbit hunting

By David Rainer

Photo: Beagles pour out of the dog box as John Shanklin, left, opens the doors, while Antoine Cheatham and Prentiss Thomas, right, get their hunting equipment ready for the first hunt of the day. After the first strike, Shanklin managed to bag the cottontail that took the beagles on a lengthy race. The drizzle of rain didn’t bother Antoine Ch... READ MORE

Preserving the legacy with youth hunts

Preserving the legacy with youth hunts

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Members of the Michigan Squirrel Dog Association and their dogs lead members of the youth hunt out of the woods. For decades, preserving the hunting legacy by passing on skills and knowledge of the traditions to youth has been a vital part of Michigan’s heritage. With the help and support of hunters groups, the practice continues. One ... READ MORE

It’s so dark, you can see ALL the stars above the Okefenokee Swamp

It’s so dark, you can see ALL the stars above the Okefenokee Swamp

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Courtesy Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Georgia, U.S., Photo by Rena Johnson. In southern Georgia, a quiet celebration will be observed this December in the Okefenokee Swamp when the Georgia’s Stephen C. Foster State Park is named a Gold-Tier Site in the International Dark Sky Places Program. The... READ MORE

What a comeback for Columbian whitetails

What a comeback for Columbian whitetails

By Buckmasters Online

In 1967 there were so few Columbian white-tailed deer still alive in Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put them on the list of endangered species. At that time, the small population could be found in small mainland area of the state of Washington and on islands along the lower Columbia River. While white-tailed deer are com... READ MORE

Hey, take a kid hunting this fall!

Hey, take a kid hunting this fall!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Start young hunters small. Squirrel hunting is a perfect introduction. In Kentucky, three experienced hunters and mentors—Captain Richard Adkins, Derek Beard and Mark Marraccini—have developed strategies for teaching hunting from their experiences of teaching their own children to hunt. This fall, they’re sharing their exp... READ MORE

Why do we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day?

Why do we have a National Hunting and Fishing Day?

By Buckmasters Online

Every day millions of Americans work to conserve and improve our natural resources. These are America’s hunters and anglers. In 1972 the U.S. Congress unanimously voted to establish National Hunting and Fishing Day with support from President Richard M. Nixon and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Always the fourth Saturday in September... READ MORE

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