Sports and Hunting

New Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Season a Success for Hunters

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio muzzleloader hunters enjoyed warm weather as they harvested 5,608 antlerless white-tailed deer during the new antlerless-only muzzleloader hunting weekend Oct. 12-13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "Ohio's first antlerless-only muzzleloader deer season was a success, and we are pleased so many hunters participated," said ODNR Director James...

Firearms Industry Praises Bipartisan Introduction of 2013 Sportsmen's Act in U.S. House

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised the bipartisan House leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) for introducing the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013. CSC Co-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Bennie...

ODNR Expands Deer Check System

Landowners can check deer using mobile devices COLUMBUS, OH – An enhanced website will offer Ohio hunters a quick and easy way to check harvested white-tailed deer with their smartphones, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The enhanced site at was made available when the 2013-2014 deer-archery season began on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Federal Land Closures: Political Theatre at its Worst

USSA Calls on President Obama to Take Action (Columbus) – As Washington D.C. faces another government shutdown, hunters, anglers and trappers across the country are facing a shutdown of their own. From Alaska to Florida, sportsmen and women are finding that the budgetary standoff in Congress is having a direct impact on their hunting or fishing season. The federal government has issued directives...

ODNR Offers Many Youth Hunting Opportunities This Fall

COLUMBUS, OH – Crisp fall air and brilliant fall foliage signal the start of Ohio's world-class hunting seasons and family traditions that can be carried on for generations. Ohio's young hunters have many opportunities to learn and improve their outdoors skills during several special youth hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "Ohio offers great hunting...

Lies of the Lead Menace

by Jeff Knox The California legislature is on the verge of passing a bill banning the use of traditional ammunition - bullets containing lead - for hunting statewide. The justification for the ban is that the giant, endangered carrion eater, the California Condor, is seriously threatened by lead poisoning from ingesting bullet fragments in game animals. Proponents of the ban say that hunters...

Ohio Offers Antlerless-Only Deer Muzzleloader Hunt Oct. 12-13

No bucks may be harvested during this weekend regardless of hunting implement. COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio hunters have the opportunity to participate in a new antlerless-only deer muzzleloader season Oct. 12-13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). It is legal to hunt antlerless deer statewide with a muzzleloader or bow during the two-day season. No bucks may be harvested...

National Hunting & Fishing Day This Weekend

NHFD to Take Place September 28, 2013 SPRINGFIELD, MO. - This year has been a terrific year for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). NHFDay is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the conservation efforts of outdoorsman across the nation. It doesn't matter if you hunt, fish or simply enjoy enjoying a day on the hiking trail; you have had an important part in preserving our lands...


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