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A celestial question: Is it a Harvest or a Hunter’s Moon?

A celestial question: Is it a Harvest or a Hunter’s Moon?

By Buckmasters Online

During September when days and nights begin to cool, we look to the night sky to see a brilliant Harvest Moon, the full moon that occurs nearest the autumnal equinox. It’s the moon that gives off the most light at a time when bringing in a harvest takes longer than a full day. The brilliant moonlight—if the weather is not too cloudy&mda... READ MORE

Be a citizen scientist during the solar eclipse August 21

Be a citizen scientist during the solar eclipse August 21

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Halfway through the eclipse, anyone within the 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina, will experience a brief total eclipse when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. NASA—yes, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—is looking for members of the public to parti... READ MORE

One way to protect the pollinators—plant milkweed

One way to protect the pollinators—plant milkweed

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Monarch butterflies are essential pollinators and the milkweed is essential to monarchs. – Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce, according to the U.S. Department of Agric... READ MORE

Archers from smallest school take jumbo NASP title

Archers from smallest school take jumbo NASP title

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The Sarcoxie, Missouri, High School archery team set the record for highest NASP National Tournament team score with 3,465 out of 3,600. – Photo Courtesy Sarcoxie High School. When the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) national tournament and the NASP International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) 3D Challenge were held May 11, 12 an... READ MORE

A natural career choice, following the family footsteps

A natural career choice, following the family footsteps

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Scott Whitcomb, right, his father Doug, and his daughter Mikayla pose for a photo with Mikayla’s first buck. – Photo courtesy Scott Whitcomb. It’s common in America for youngsters to follow the same career footsteps as their parents. How many small businesses have “& Son” stenciled on their windows? Natural ... READ MORE

Don’t rescue young wildlife

Don’t rescue young wildlife

By Buckmasters Online

Spring means it is time for wildlife to bear young.  Often, during this time of year, people come in contact with seemingly orphaned young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. "When you take wildlife into ... READ MORE

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