Mule Deer (Odocoileous hemionus)

July 13, 2019

The Mule Deer is a very distinctive animal, with a pair of large ears, forked antlersand a large body mass. It is one the biggest deer species in North America. TheMule Deer, or Muley, is capable of weighing over 200 pounds for males and anaverage of about 100-120 pounds for females. Its habitat is far…

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Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

July 13, 2019

Sika deer are native to Eastern Asia. They were once a sacred animal in Japan. They were introduced in the 1900s to other areas of the world, including the United States in 1920. Sika deer were originally introduced as ornamental game but have established themselves in some forests of Eastern Europe & North America. Figure…


North American Elk (Cervus canadensis)

July 13, 2019

Elk (also known as Wapiti) are one of the largest deer species in the world and native to North America and Eastern Asia (This article covers the North American Elk only).  Six subspecies of North American Elk have been identified. Of these, only four remain including the Roosevelt, Tule, Manitoban and Rocky Mountain. The Eastern and…


An Indiana Archery Buck

July 13, 2019

By Lindsay Schmeltz After the first 3 weeks of early archery season in Indiana, I started to wonder if this would be another disappointing year. My stand was set up on a few hundred acres of field. There was a small, 10 acre strip of woods that ran the entire property from north to south…


Hunting Antelope In Idaho

July 13, 2019

By Dason Lasater My stepson Ryan and I received the good news that we were drawn for Antelope tags in June. From that point on, we prepared for a desert Antelope hunt. I prefer to hunt unguided and on public ground as much as possible, so this hunt perfectly fit the bill. We live in Idaho, which has…


Moose (Alces alces)

July 13, 2019

Moose (Alces alces) referred to in North America, also known as Eurasian Elk in Europe are the largest species within the deer family. Currently there are six subspecies of moose. In North America; Eastern, Western, Alaska, and Shiras Moose. In Europe; Eurasian Elk and Siberian Moose. Figure 1″Photo” A Moose in its natural environment. Moose…


Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

July 13, 2019

The ring-necked pheasant, also known as common pheasant, was introduced into North America from Asia and has established itself over much of the continent, especially in agricultural regions, specifically cultivated ground interspersed with hedges, grass ditches, marshes, brushy groves, and woodland borders. It is a very distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game…


A First Timer’s Elk (Wapiti) Hunt

July 13, 2019

By: Laura Heinrichs Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Last year, I had the pleasure of being drawn for an elk/moose archery tag. As an archery applicant I was able to enter the draw as a single hunter, whereas applicants for general seasons must apply in pairs. I wasn’t sure what my chances of being drawn were,…


This Year In Review (2011-12 Ohio deer season)

July 13, 2019

By Craig Foreman This year is my second season to hunt in Ohio. Last year I was able to tag a little four point on the property that my wife’s family owns and allows me to hunt. There is an old farm house that is uninhabited yet fully livable where we frequently stay on weekends.…


Turkey Hunting with Tyler

July 13, 2019

By Stephen Reed As temperatures rose inching higher in anticipation of spring, my 8 year old son, Tyler, started talking about his first turkey hunt. I had purchased a Remington 870 Wingmaster in 20 gauge the previous fall, so his gun and ground blind were ready to go. His camo was washed and folded just waiting…