Turkey Population Declines Make Hunters Accept Change Lead

Turkey Population Declines Make Hunters Accept Change

Even as turkey populations nationwide have declined, turkey hunters have remained optimistic. That attitude stands in contrast to hunters overall, particularly deer hunters, who seem grumpier all the time. Game agencies weigh these attitudes as they seek ways to reduce turkey harvests without reducing hunter satisfaction.

Deer Camp in the Shadow of NYC

Three generations of the Gouger family have gathered every fall to hunt deer on a 128-acre farm in northwestern New Jersey since the 1950s. None of them has ever called it a “deer camp.” The place is just “the cabin.” But every hunter of the farm is aware the hunt endures today in the face of encroaching development.

The Gateway to ‘Yooper’ Deer

Deer-hunter harvests tallied crossing the Mackinac Bridge have consistently reflected Michigan's Upper Peninsula gun-harvest trends for 62 years.

COVID-19 Spurs Conservation Funding With Gun, Ammo Sales

Federal excise taxes collected during record spring sales months benefit hunting, shooting and wildlife management.

Modern Society Increasingly Distances Itself from Nature, Hunting

Changing viewpoints regarding the value of wildlife means only one thing for the future of sound scientific wildlife management: roadblocks.

Tennessee’s Dunaway: Shared Costs, Shared Deer-Hunting Benefits

Part hunting lease, part neighborhood and all community, the Dunaway Hunting and Fishing Club in Tennessee is about as good as it gets for anyone looking for their own slice of heaven.

Deer Trust Their Ears

While large, multi-directional ears are formidable tools in a whitetail's bag of tricks, new studies are providing insight into the range, complexity—and limits—of deer hearing.

Silent Fright: ‘Non-Consumptive Users’ Disturb Wildlife

Ever met a bird-watcher who claims he leaves wildlife in peace as he goes about his business? Scientific data paints a different picture of the impact non-hunting “silent sports” have on wildlife.

Western and Southeastern States Defy Hunting’s ‘National Decline’

While hunting participation at the nationwide level is down, license sales in Western and Southeastern states are booming.

Could We Replace Deer Hunting?

Are deer just another game species, or would their disappearance destroy hunting as we know it? Two studies reveal how much emphasis hunters place on deer, and what would happen if deer hunting ceased to exist.

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