Young Bucks Outdoors

Wildland firefighters sharpen skills at Crew Boss Academy

Wildland firefighters sharpen skills at Crew Boss Academy

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Real-life exercises with fire are part of the Crew Boss Academy workshop, where wildland firefighters from across the country come to train and build their leadership skills. Three dozen wildland firefighters from around the country knew for sure they were going to find a lot of classwork during the 10-day Crew Boss Academy. The intensive workshop crams four separat...

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For bear basics, visit BearWise.org

For bear basics, visit BearWise.org

By Buckmasters Online

This fall as bears actively forage for food in preparation for a winter nap, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is recommending a website for anyone who realizes there are more bears in the neighborhood than there used to be. Professionals at Wildlife and Fisheries are recommending BearWise.org as the place to learn how to coexist with the state’s gro...

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YBO Critter Tales

Wild turkeys — true, original Americans
Wild turkeys — true, original Americans

By Buckmasters Online

Benjamin Franklin called the wild turkey “a true original native of America,” and a “bird of courage” because turkeys were known to attack red-coated British grenadiers during the Revolutionary War. Old Ben may have... READ MORE


The smallest falcon has its own superpower
The smallest falcon has its own superpower

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The American Kestrel—a small, fierce raptor. The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, but it was once misidentified as a sparrow hawk. Similar in size to a mourning dove, at nine inches in length, with a 22... READ MORE


Migrating orioles love Southern hospitality (and grape jelly)
Migrating orioles love Southern hospitality (and grape jelly)

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: An adult male Baltimore oriole enjoys his favorite grape jelly snack at a feeder. During February 2017, for the third year in a row, South Carolina became known as the state most favored as a winter home by migrating Baltimore Oriole... READ MORE


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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd