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A Beautiful Albino Deer Spotted in Southern Indiana [PHOTO] https://peet-corso.cz/a-beautiful-albino-deer-spotted-in-southern-indiana-photo/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 04:16:54 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/a-beautiful-albino-deer-spotted-in-southern-indiana-photo/ A Beautiful Albino Deer Spotted in Southern Indiana [PHOTO]It’s not uncommon to see deer this time of year in Indiana. As autumn quickly ends and the cold winter months approach, they begin to search for food, a mate, and most importantly, try to avoid being shot by hunters. What is rare is the sight of an albino deer, not because they are less […]]]> A Beautiful Albino Deer Spotted in Southern Indiana [PHOTO]

It’s not uncommon to see deer this time of year in Indiana. As autumn quickly ends and the cold winter months approach, they begin to search for food, a mate, and most importantly, try to avoid being shot by hunters. What is rare is the sight of an albino deer, not because they are less active at this time of year, but because they are genetically rare, which is why when one sees one, we quickly grab our phones and snap a photo like Spencer County resident John Howell did recently.

Rare Albino Deer Spotted in Spencer County, Indiana

John, a truck driver who starts his work day before sunrise, posted the photo below to his Facebook page on Thursday morning saying he had seen the rare creature a few times over the past two years , but it was the first time he spotted it after sunrise. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it’s at least four points.

📸: John Howel

📸: John Howel

Zooming in on the photo made it a little blurry, but it gives a better view of the animal. Although it does look a bit like one of those reindeer decorations that people bring out for Christmas.

How rare are albino deer?

Before delving into the rarity of these fascinating animals, it’s important to note that just because a deer has a white coat doesn’t mean it’s albino. According to Protect the White Deer, it’s more than just white fur.

These animals are usually identified by their noses and pink eyes – the result of blood vessels visible through the skin and the clear lens of the eyes. Light blue eyes can also indicate albinism.

Protect the White Deer goes on to say that white deer and true albinos derive their unique fur color from “different genes that affect different bodily processes.”

Now back to the question of their rarity. Protect the white deer, quoting from the book, White Deer: Ghosts of the Forest by Wisconsin Northwoods naturalist John Bates, says they are very rare, Bates noting that about one in 20,000 deer are born albino. Protect the White Deer also states that some sources estimate the number to be closer to one in 30,000.

It’s hard to tell from John’s photo whether he’s a real albino or just a white-furred deer. Either way, it’s a beautiful creature not seen often in our area, or any area for that matter.

Many thanks to John for allowing me to share the photo.

[Source: Protect the White Deer]

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

WATCH: Stunning photos of animals from around the world

From grazing Tibetan antelope to migrating monarch butterflies, these 50 photos of wildlife from around the world capture the stunning grace of the animal kingdom. The next gallery extends sequentially from air to land to water and focuses on birds, land mammals, aquatic life and insects when working in pairs or groups, or sometimes alone.

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Biologists Gather Important Information This Rifle Hunting Season https://peet-corso.cz/biologists-gather-important-information-this-rifle-hunting-season/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 23:59:00 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/biologists-gather-important-information-this-rifle-hunting-season/ NEW HAVEN, Vermont (WCAX) — The dear rifle’s regular season kicked off in Vermont on Saturday. “They get some nice healthy looking deer and they seem to report seeing a lot of deer there,” said Alyssa Bennett, small mammal biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Hunters can take a legal dollar – if they haven’t […]]]>

NEW HAVEN, Vermont (WCAX) — The dear rifle’s regular season kicked off in Vermont on Saturday.

“They get some nice healthy looking deer and they seem to report seeing a lot of deer there,” said Alyssa Bennett, small mammal biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

Hunters can take a legal dollar – if they haven’t already taken one during archery season.

“We have a lot of public land available where people can go hunting and that’s a great opportunity,” Bennett said.

Hunters are required to report deer in person at a big game reporting station during the regular season. This requirement allows biologists to gather important information from as many deer as possible.

“It’s the best way for us to get information about the health of our deer herd and how best to manage them so people have those hunting opportunities. And also, we keep an eye on the impacts deer have on the habitat,” Bennett said.

You can bring deer to 10 biological stations statewide. People I’ve spoken to say they’re happy to do their part.

“It’s just the right way to do it. These conservationists know what is best for the deer herd. That’s their job, they’re there 24/7, you know, to get the data,” said Colin Jennings, a hunter from Bristol.

Hunters say the season so far has presented some challenges that they shared with biologists.

“It’s been pretty tough for a lot of people, you know, the hot weather coming in. I know it’s probably been pretty tough with the ticks,” Jennings said.

Wildlife officials are also encouraging everyone to take the usual precautions — like wearing blazing orange, dressing for the elements — and letting someone know where you’ll be.

Hunters who do not report to a biological signaling post are asked to provide a tooth from their deer.

The two-week season ends November 27.

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Oklahoma State is trying to stay in the hunt for the Big 12 against Iowa St. https://peet-corso.cz/oklahoma-state-is-trying-to-stay-in-the-hunt-for-the-big-12-against-iowa-st/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:13:09 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/oklahoma-state-is-trying-to-stay-in-the-hunt-for-the-big-12-against-iowa-st/ Iowa State (4-5, 1-5 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPNU) Line: Iowa State by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 33-20-3. WHAT IS AT STAKE? Oklahoma State still has a chance to reach the Big 12 championship game, and a win over Iowa State […]]]>

Iowa State (4-5, 1-5 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPNU)

Line: Iowa State by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Series record: Oklahoma State leads 33-20-3.

WHAT IS AT STAKE?

Oklahoma State still has a chance to reach the Big 12 championship game, and a win over Iowa State would help. A loss would be the third straight for a team that just a month ago was in the top 10 and aspired to win a conference title and reach the college football playoffs. The Cyclones are trying to become bowl eligible and need to win two of three with Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and TCU remaining on the schedule.

KEY MATCH

Iowa State QB Hunter Dekkers against the Oklahoma State defensive front. Dekkers ranks third in the Big 12 with 263.3 yards per game. Oklahoma State has a good defensive front that could cause them problems.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Iowa State: WR Xavier Hutchinson. He has 87 catches for 953 yards and six touchdowns this season. Oklahoma State’s pass defense ranks last in the Big 12, giving up 291.6 yards per game.

Oklahoma State: RB Dominic Richardson. He leads the Cowboys with 502 rushing yards. The team doesn’t know if Spencer Sanders will play quarterback as he battles a shoulder injury. With the passing game in an uncertain position, Richardson will likely have an important role to play. Iowa State leads the Big 12 in rushing defense, allowing just 110.6 yards per game.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Iowa State is going for its third win over Oklahoma State since 2000. … Oklahoma State has sold out four straight home games, including this one. … Iowa State is giving up an average of 6.1 points in the second half of games. … Hutchinson has at least eight catches in every game this season. … Iowa State’s Will McDonald is one sack away from tying Aaron Hunt’s Big 12 record of 34.0. … Oklahoma State Safety Jason Taylor is a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. He ranks No. 7 in the FBS in solo tackles per game.

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No Blarney – Popular St. Pat’s Parade May Return to Hoboken, NJ https://peet-corso.cz/no-blarney-popular-st-pats-parade-may-return-to-hoboken-nj/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:41:31 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/no-blarney-popular-st-pats-parade-may-return-to-hoboken-nj/ One of New Jersey’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day parades may be back next year. Hoboken canceled the parade 11 years ago after a series of bad behavior and public drunkenness. The controversial ‘Leprecon’ bar crawl took over and the public debauchery only got worse. Police issued hundreds of summonses and made dozens of arrests […]]]>

One of New Jersey’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day parades may be back next year.

Hoboken canceled the parade 11 years ago after a series of bad behavior and public drunkenness.

The controversial ‘Leprecon’ bar crawl took over and the public debauchery only got worse. Police issued hundreds of summonses and made dozens of arrests as drunken pub bots caused myriad problems. It went so badly that many locals say they left town on St. Patrick’s Day.

Now, a group of local business leaders are trying to resurrect the parade, but with a much more family-friendly vibe.

The Hoboken Business Alliance takes a very cautious approach, not wanting to open the door to bad people.

As part of any parade plan, companies would have to agree not to participate in “Leprecon”.

Hoboken residents are invited to complete an online survey to find out their thoughts on the festivities.

Among the survey questions:

  • If the Hoboken Business Alliance were to reintroduce the Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at no additional cost to taxpayers, on the first Saturday in March, would you be in favour?
  • If the parade were to return, with the stipulation that no bars or restaurants participated in the “Leprecon” pub crawl that has in recent years taken place on the first Saturday in March, and that it would be a family parade , would you support?
  • If the Hoboken Business Alliance were to introduce a family parade, and without the bars participating in the “Leprecon” pub crawl, would you be more likely to frequent businesses in town on the first Saturday in March?

The survey will accept responses until November, then the results will be presented to Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Hoboken City Council.

Bhalla is also taking a cautious approach and has not committed to relaunching the parade. His spokeswoman told the Jersey Journal he would make an “informed decision” based on public comment.

Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at eric.scott@townsquaremedia.com

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How much does an average house cost in NJ? Median prices by department

Everything costs more these days – and housing is certainly no exception in New Jersey.

Data for 2022 from January through August, compiled by New Jersey Realtors, shows South Jersey saw homes come on the market and sell in less than a month, on average.

Median single-family home prices hit $500,000 and above in nine counties in north and central Jersey.

All but two counties have seen homes cost more than list price, on average, this year.

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

What would happen to NJ if we were attacked by nuclear weapons?

We used Alex Wellerstein’s NUKEMAP to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey.

Models show what would happen during an air detonation, meaning the bomb would be detonated into the sky, causing extensive damage to structures and people below; or what would happen in a detonation on the ground, which would have the alarming result of nuclear fallout. The models do not take into account the number of casualties that would result from the fallout.

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Douglas Allen | News, Sports, Jobs https://peet-corso.cz/douglas-allen-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 01:48:32 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/douglas-allen-news-sports-jobs/ 1959 — 2022 Douglas Mark Allen, Huntsville legend, Bishop of Wilderness Ward, consummate friend and husband to his beloved Susie, died Thursday, October 27, 2022. Doug left this earth doing what he loved most, where he loved the most, with whom he loved the most: hunting deer, in the mountains surrounding […]]]>


1959 — 2022

Douglas Mark Allen, Huntsville legend, Bishop of Wilderness Ward, consummate friend and husband to his beloved Susie, died Thursday, October 27, 2022. Doug left this earth doing what he loved most, where he loved the most, with whom he loved the most: hunting deer, in the mountains surrounding Huntsville, with Susie by his side. He was 63 years old.

Doug was born July 3, 1959 and brought home eagerly by Loris (Felt) Allen and Daniel Mark Allen of Huntsville, Utah. Loris and Mark were wonderful parents. Adored by his loving mother, Doug was a devoted and loving son. Mark passed on to Doug the many skills and attributes of life that would make Douglas the wonderful man he was.

Doug was a 24-year veteran of the Weber County Fire District. Captain Allen protected the public with honor, empathy and respect. Doug’s service as a firefighter shaped the man he was, and his great skill and love for his fellow firefighters will not soon be forgotten.

Doug’s love of life was his wife, Susan Calton. Susan accepted Doug unconditionally and gave him a lifetime of kindness, encouragement and compliments, in just half a lifetime. Doug wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of his life in the mountains with Susie by his side.

Hunting was one of Doug’s most genuine joys in the world. As Bishop of Wilderness Ward, he advised a network of hunters across the country and many of the most talented and enthusiastic big game hunters in the Ogden Valley. Doug has never been more in his element than on the highest peak, in the most dangerous terrain, in pursuit of big game.

Doug’s love of hunting was only enriched by having Susie in his life. She quickly took up her beloved hobby, and much to Doug’s delight, Sue was a quick study, soon making her own impressive contributions to the trophy room. He liked to share his desert with his wife. Three days after Doug passed away, Susan returned to the same mountain, determined to finish what she and Doug had started. And boy did she make Doug proud, filling his tag with a big, handsome dollar.

Doug was a fast, fierce, forever friend. Being Doug’s friend was not a casual relationship: his friendships were never superficial, never fleeting. If Doug was in your life, he was there for good. Doug had an uncanny ability to make deep, personal connections with everyone he met.

In a world where people carefully select a flawless character, Doug has always been kind-hearted, hardworking, and irreverent Doug. He was a quirky, larger-than-life character, quick to come to the defense of one of his brothers, but easily moved to tears when discussing veterans or love for his country. Doug was revered in his community, a proud fourth-generation Huntsville resident. He had a strong sense of service to members of his community, serving on city council, the planning commission and the water board as he worked to ensure that Huntsville remained a town worthy of the many residents he loved.

Doug was the father of nine children. Amos, Ginger, Josie, Kate and Trit were deeply loved by their father and were a source of great pride throughout his life. By the time Doug met Susan, he had successfully brought his children into adulthood and probably wasn’t eager to start over with a new band. But he did it again, because he helped Susan raise Alex, Katie, Sam, and Jack. Doug accepted us as one of his own and we are eternally grateful to him for the love he gave us and his devotion to our mother.

Doug was a hero revered by his 14 grandchildren. He taught his grandchildren practical skills for life, just as his father taught him; like using a knife, skinning a deer, shooting a gun and trapping porcupines. Pappy Doug’s physical absence from their lives is a source of great sadness for us.

Doug left this world as he hoped, and with all he loved most close by: hunting, in the mountains, with his sweet wife, knowing that dear friends were nearby to bring him strength and support. Doug would want us to carry shared memories close to our hearts, but he wouldn’t want us to dwell on the sadness. The best way to honor Doug’s memory is to follow Sue’s lead and get that money, find peace in the wilderness, and be a loyal friend.

Doug was predeceased by his mother and father, Mark and Loris Allen and his sister Jolene (Allen) Probasco. He is survived by his wife Susan Calton. his children Amos Allen, Ginger Allen, Josie (Ryan) Robison, Kate Story and Andrea (Trit) Burrows, his stepchildren Alex (Kimberly) Hall, Katie (Taylor) Finlinson, Sam (Alexandra) Hall and Jack Hall; and grandchildren Taylee Allen; Pierson, Madilyn, Jensen and Watson Robison; Bennett and Macy’s story; Jackson, Hannah, Emery and Bowen Burrows; and George, Nora and Ada Finlinson.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. at Earl’s Lodge, Snowbasin, where he will be honored by the Weber County Fire Department Honor Guard. Doug will be buried in a special place overlooking his hometown, with only the mountains between him and the sky.



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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for November 3 https://peet-corso.cz/alan-lieres-fishing-hunting-report-for-november-3/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:03:21 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/alan-lieres-fishing-hunting-report-for-november-3/ Fly fishing Silver Bow Fly Shop claims the Spokane River is one of the best fisheries in late fall and winter. Nymph and streamer fishing was the most productive. Ultimately, underground gaming is king now. Fishing on the North Fork of Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe is still strong and should remain so for some […]]]>

Fly fishing

Silver Bow Fly Shop claims the Spokane River is one of the best fisheries in late fall and winter. Nymph and streamer fishing was the most productive. Ultimately, underground gaming is king now.

Fishing on the North Fork of Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe is still strong and should remain so for some time. Expect nymph and streamer fishing, especially in the morning. Dredging will be essential. Smaller flies will be more important to surface feeders during midday hours.

Nymphing and swinging wet flies are good choices for rainbow trout on the Grande Ronde. Stonefly nymphs are year-round favorites. The water is high and the fishing has been fair to good.

On the Yakima, the peach usually warms up with small nymph and sculpin mimics as the rainbows and cutthroat feed before winter. The fishing was very good on the Yakima.

The Clark Fork could light up with bad weather in the forecast. October Caddis, Mahoganies and BWOs were all seen sporadically, and cloud cover will make dry fly fishing more consistent. Otherwise, streamer fishing on stormy days is a great option for chasing big fish.

Trout and kokanee

A Double Whammy with a nightcrawler has been effective for Lake Roosevelt trout from Hunters to Two Rivers. These fish fall into two distinct size categories; 13-16 inches and 18-22 inches. A Muddler Minnow dragged 15-30 feet below the surface was also good if angled with a piece of nightcrawler.

The triploids planted at Rufus Woods Reservoir earlier this spring have gained weight and anglers can now expect to catch 4 to 6 pound trout, with some even larger.

A friend who trolles for trout on Long Lake says the fish run between 13 and 24 inches. Troll outside the weed line with four lead line colors and a worm-tipped wedding ring. He also says that the flesh of these fish is just as red as that of Lake Roosevelt.

Trout fishing on Moses Lake has been phenomenal all summer with fish weighing up to 7 lbs. Although slowing down now, some nice fish are caught on Flicker Shads along Medicare Beach.

Salmon and rainbow trout

Clearwater B-Run Rainbow Trout always hit anglers jigs. The top teen fish are landed fairly regularly.

Most of the fall chinook have passed, but a few healthy coho can still be found migrating through the Columbia River. Coho salmon are a late run and most are expected to arrive by December.

The lower section of Hanford Reach (I-182 bridge upstream of the power line from the old town of Hanford) is scheduled to remain open until Dec. 31 to provide anglers with the opportunity to target the late return of coho salmon to the Ringold Springs hatchery. The lower section is open for rainbow trout native to Ringold Springs Hatchery, from the I-182 bridge to the old Hanford power line crossing. The rainbow trout fishery will likely close in early fall due to low fish numbers as few fish have been counted at the hatchery to date.

Marine Area 11, excluding Commencement Bay, is open until December 31 for Chinook Salmon, Sunday through Wednesday only. Daily limit 2. Up to one Chinook salmon, at least 22 inches, may be kept. Coho salmon and wild chinook salmon must be released.

Fishing for coho and other salmon is expected to remain strong on the coastal rivers, Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay through November.

thorny ray

Bass and walleye fishing is always good on Potholes Reservoir. Pink smile blades with pink and purple pearls and a slow death presentation with night owls were effective earlier in the week. Also try the dune face and some bumps. Walleye fishing was generally slow at Lake Roosevelt.

Perch now bites at Fish Lake in Chelan County. The size does not rival that of the Lac Long perch, but it is a respectable 8 to 9 inches.

Hunt

The first movement of waterfowl spread across eastern and central Washington and northern Idaho usually comes after a hard overnight freeze, which could happen anytime now. The second movement, the most important, triggers the movement of the “norths”. It usually takes place in mid-November.

Columbia Basin waterfowlers report no new birds and complain that the weather has been too good for local birds to cooperate. If you observe sick or dead birds while waterfowl hunting, report them using the investigation link on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. With the fall migration of wild birds underway, Washington is preparing for a potential increase in cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The modern elk gun hunt runs through Saturday. All elk season dates can be found on the elk season summary web page. The best elk opportunities in the area tend to be found in the southeast Blue Mountains district. The best elk hunting opportunities in the northeast are in the Pend Oreille sub-herd area, which includes GMUs 113, 117, 121, and 111.

In recent years, Idaho Fish and Game has doubled the traditional number of pheasant stocking sites in the Gem State. They will store over 30,000 pheasants in the 24 permitted areas, including 14 WMAs.

IDFG began selling general season non-resident big game tags on November 3, purchased on a first-come, first-served basis, at Fish and Game offices during regular business hours, from license vendors , online at GoOutdoorsIdaho.com, or by calling (800) 554-8685. A list of available labels is listed on the Non-Resident License and Label webpage.

Contact Alan Liere at spokesperson@yahoo.com

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Jace Martin takes a big elk hunting with dad, grandpa and friends | Kingman Miner Daily https://peet-corso.cz/jace-martin-takes-a-big-elk-hunting-with-dad-grandpa-and-friends-kingman-miner-daily/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:55:45 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/jace-martin-takes-a-big-elk-hunting-with-dad-grandpa-and-friends-kingman-miner-daily/ Hunting in America with your children and grandchildren has been passed down through families for hundreds of years. It is an age-old tradition that is loved and practiced by millions of people every year. I am proud to say that I am a hunter, sportsman and conservationist who believes that hunting is something we should […]]]>

Hunting in America with your children and grandchildren has been passed down through families for hundreds of years. It is an age-old tradition that is loved and practiced by millions of people every year.

I am proud to say that I am a hunter, sportsman and conservationist who believes that hunting is something we should be proud of as a group, and not be ashamed to say publicly that we are hunters.

Over the years, I took the opportunity to pass on the hunting tradition to my two sons. And while one son didn’t embrace the hunt, the other, Jimmy Darryl, did.

And as a grandfather to Jimmy’s sons, Logan and Jace, I had the good fortune to share hunting experiences with both of them. A few years ago I drew a coveted mule deer tag from the Arizona Band (Unit 13B).

I gave it up to Logan who took a 32 inch dandy dollar on this hunt.

Last year Jace, who was 12 at the time, drew an antlerless elk tag in Unit 10. Under the watchful eye of my friend Jay Chan, who has been on almost every hunt along with Jimmy and Logan, Jace was able to take a young elk on his first big game hunt in Arizona.

This year, Jace got lucky again when he drew an antlerless elk tag for the youngsters in Unit 6A.

Jace lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his parents Jimmy and Shannon and is an athlete and a good student.

School is important to him and the school does not recognize family hunting as an approved “excused absence”. With that in mind, Jace and Jimmy’s time here was going to be limited. Jimmy thought they could hunt for three or four days at most. Fortunately, the hunt for Jace this year began on Friday.

Dating Jimmy and Jace was Jimmy’s best friend and versatile good guy Jason Richmond. Jimmy and Jason have been friends since they were kids.

My good friend Marc Schwartzkopf was also going to come and help. Marc is a firm believer in helping children and vets, and goes on many of the hunting trips I do.

I hadn’t hunted in the northern part of the unit, but my good friend Ryan Chan, who lives in Flagstaff, is there all the time and was kind enough to give me a few places to go.

In the end, his knowledge and help would be invaluable.

I went to the unit a few days before the hunt started just to look around and familiarize myself with this northern area.

The day before the hunt started, I walked up to the truck at dawn, and there, 500 yards away in a meadow, stood 10 elk, nine cows and calves, and a single bull.

“Hmm,” I thought, “this is going to be an easy hunt.” I thought we could take Jace for a walk out of camp the next day and do it. Unfortunately, this area is completely public and that evening a group of outdoor enthusiasts set up five caravans in this meadow.

Jimmy, Jace, and Jason arrived on Thursday, and that evening Jace and I went on a drive to visit areas not too far from where we were camping.

A light rain was falling and shortly after telling Jace to look across a long ridge, he said, “Grandpa, there are elk!”

Of course, through the canyon there were plenty of elk, 50 to be exact. In this giant herd were four mature bulls and many cows/calves.

We stopped and started watching the herd. Bulls cried one after another, while cows and calves fed peacefully on the hillside. At one point a big cow was standing next to us, only 99 meters away from us!

Despite several other vehicles passing by and seeing the elk, I knew where I wanted us all to be on opening day.

I didn’t get much sleep that night and I bet Jace didn’t either, just thinking about the day ahead.

The plan called for us to get up in the pre-dawn darkness and listen to the elk. Elk are very noisy during the rut, and bulls and cows make a lot of noise.

At 4am we were up and ready to go in no time. I drove us around the area and after turning off the lights and turning off the truck, we listened.

The guys were all smiles as they heard bulls howling all around us in the dark.

As day began to dawn, Marc, Jimmy, and Jace headed for the nearby mountain while Jason and I waited and listened.

When it was daylight, we heard a few shots, but none came from Jace. Jason saw the huge herd moving across the mountain a few hundred yards away. The problem was that Marc, Jimmy and Jace were far away. They eventually came within 275 yards of the herd, but Jace never got a chance to fire.

Jason and I also saw other moose which apparently spooked the mountain.

Later we heard several more shots and found two young hunters with a yearling that one of the boys had had. It was his first elk!

Later that day Jason, Jace and I did what I called a “grandpa hike” in an area behind the camp. We didn’t see any elk, but for me being able to hang out with them made all the work I did on the treadmill at the gym worthwhile.

Just before dark we saw elk twice but Jace couldn’t shoot.

Day 2

The second day started by returning to where we had seen the last two groups of moose the night before.

Marc, Jimmy and Jace headed out in the pre-dawn darkness while Jason and I looked out over a large meadow then picked up the guys at a designated spot.

Just before the boys arrived at the pick-up site, a bull answered one of my calls. As the guys walked towards the bull, a truck drove by and the bull fell silent.

That afternoon, I received a message from a guide I had never met who resides in Flagstaff. Hunter Reems had succeeded in his hunt on opening day and he wanted to give me some information.

We went to the area he suggested, and Marc, Jason, and Jace headed out to some canyons.

It was Jace who first spotted an elk coming down a hill far away. Hunters determined there were 10 elk in the group, along with several bulls, several adult cows and about 5 calves.

Lady Luck smiled as the elk raced up a canyon and stopped in an open area 165 yards away. Jason prepped Jace for the standing sideways shot, but when he pulled the trigger, all they heard was a loud click!

The elk were seemingly indifferent as Jace chained another round in the American Ruger rifle which was chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor.

The herd actually stopped just 99 yards from Jace, but they were huddled together and he couldn’t shoot safely and ethically, so the elk walked away unscathed.

Later that night I found out what had happened. In the excitement of loading a round and being unfamiliar with the rifle, Jace hadn’t put the rifle bolt fully closed, and so had a misfire.

Jace was shaken and upset, but we all reassured him that he would get another chance, and that was part of the hunting experience.

That night I got a call from Ryan Chan. He said he heard and saw elk near the camp during a reconnaissance.

He said he and his dad Jay would meet us at camp at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Day 3

Sure enough, at 5 a.m., Ryan and Jay were at camp. Ryan had heard the cries of bulls in the dark on a ridge near camp before.

A plan was made where Jace and Jimmy would go with Ryan and Jay, while Jason, Marc and I would go around the mountain on the other side to watch and wait.

As the night gave way to a new day, Marc heard a bull howling nearby. We saw several moose coming up the mountain towards where the guys were heading.

We got a message from Jimmy saying they found a large herd of elk and Jace was getting ready for a shot.

So we waited and waited and waited. At 6:45 a.m., we heard a gunshot echo from the mountain! A few minutes later, I received a text from Jimmy stating what we were all hoping to hear! “We have a cow down,” he said.

It took us almost 45 minutes to get to where Jace, Jimmy, Jay and Ryan were.

Jace had taken a 3 to 4 year old cow with a blow from 119 meters.

Ryan said they had been on the elk for over an hour and nearly shot two more cows, but they didn’t come up with a shot Jace was comfortable with, so they waited.

At the time of the shot, the cow had traveled only a few meters before falling and expiring. Jace made a perfect shot!

Jay and Ryan offered to dress the cow in the field and they allowed Jace to participate in the process.

In the end, we processed the elk at my home in Kingman.

It was also hard to see them leave; we all shared a few tears, but hopefully there will be another chance or two to hunt with them in the future.

Many thanks to Jason, Marc, Ryan and Jay for their help in this hunt.

And we were especially grateful to Hunter Reems for their help.

It was just another great example of hunters helping hunters, and it’s something we should all be doing.

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Hunting: strategies change for when to use an antlerless deer license https://peet-corso.cz/hunting-strategies-change-for-when-to-use-an-antlerless-deer-license/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 08:00:59 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/hunting-strategies-change-for-when-to-use-an-antlerless-deer-license/ The new Antlerless Deer Permit (ADD) system has certainly created some confusion among hunters, primarily due to the differences between it and the previous system. It’s really not that complicated, but even once they get the hang of it, hunters will have choices to make about how and when to use their license. Under the […]]]>

The new Antlerless Deer Permit (ADD) system has certainly created some confusion among hunters, primarily due to the differences between it and the previous system. It’s really not that complicated, but even once they get the hang of it, hunters will have choices to make about how and when to use their license.

Under the old system, people selected for a deer permit (also ADP, and you can see why there is confusion) had a choice. They could shoot their only dollar allowed with a regular big game license, or they could shoot an antlerless deer instead. Anyway, they only got one deer. Under the new system, their permit is for an additional deer, but it must be antlerless. Whether they shoot the antlerless deer before or after, they can still make money too.

Traditionally, many hunters held their deer license as a sort of insurance policy. They would be looking for money, but if the season ended unsuccessfully, they still had their ADP to fall back on. Unfortunately for many, the decision to use it often came too late and they were left with nothing.

This lack of filled ADPs was a partial reason for the new system. Antlerless harvesting is an important component of deer management systems because it represents the reproductive potential of the deer herd. Under the old system, wildlife managers could predict approximately how many antlerless deer would be taken for a given number of permits. As results became less and less predictable, harvest level targets were not being met.

Under the new system, fewer licenses have been issued because more hunters are expected to use them, or at least try to, because they can still hunt for a dollar. However, this still leaves them the choice of when to use their ADP.

There are good reasons why completing this ADP early might be a better option. First, there are more deer, which increases the chances of encountering one. Second, putting meat in the freezer takes the pressure off, not to mention give a little confidence boost.

There is also a biological reason. Some hunters might as well keep the does around at least during the rut, as they will attract bucks. However, if you remove a few does before the rut, there will be fewer of them and the bucks will have to travel more to find them, making them more vulnerable.

Also, a buck has to expend a certain amount of energy to find a doe and then tend to and mate with her. If that doe is then removed from the population after the rut, all of the energy expended by the buck is wasted, and you potentially remove three stags from next year’s population. Taking a doe before the rut removes only one deer, and there will still be plenty left to breed and later bear fawns, and they will face less competition for food and space.

There is also the question of which deer to take. Most hunters aren’t too picky and just pick whichever offers the best shooting opportunity. Wildlife managers have determined that a number can be safely removed without harming the population, so age and size don’t really matter statewide or even from the district.

However, maturity generally makes for better mothers, bearing and rearing more fawns. Thus, the removal of an adult female could have a slightly greater impact on local productivity. Yearling females might be a better choice, as they are more likely to carry a singlet than twins, and are a little less experienced and efficient at raising young.

Although not the preferred choice for most hunters, taking an even younger antlerless deer might even be a better choice. This age class has the highest mortality rate, so some of them won’t make it out anyway, and hunting mortality is compensatory rather than additive. Their reproductive potential is much lower, so the impact on productivity is minimal.

Ultimately, it is up to the hunter whether or not to shoot an antlerless deer, and if he does, when and which one to shoot. Fortunately, there is no wrong answer.

Bob Humphrey is a freelance writer and registered guide from Maine who lives in Pownal. He can be reached at: [email protected]


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Shy Shelter Dog Needs Someone Special To Save Him [WATCH] https://peet-corso.cz/shy-shelter-dog-needs-someone-special-to-save-him-watch/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 01:02:49 +0000 https://peet-corso.cz/shy-shelter-dog-needs-someone-special-to-save-him-watch/ Shy Shelter Dog Needs Someone Special To Save Him [WATCH]Allow us to introduce you to this week pet of the week of the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Discover Guppy! Hi, I’m a Guppy – one year old terrier mix available for adoption at VHS! At 176 days, I am currently one of our longest canine residents here. I know what you’re thinking, “Guppy, what’s the […]]]> Shy Shelter Dog Needs Someone Special To Save Him [WATCH]

Allow us to introduce you to this week pet of the week of the Vanderburgh Humane Society.

Discover Guppy!

Hi, I’m a Guppy – one year old terrier mix available for adoption at VHS! At 176 days, I am currently one of our longest canine residents here. I know what you’re thinking, “Guppy, what’s the heist?” You’re so cute and charming!” Well, here’s the scoop: I’m nervous around strangers and I need someone patient and knowledgeable about dogs. Also, I’m not a fan of cats and I don’t know how to behave around children. If those things aren’t a dealbreaker then I’m the perfect puppy for you! I’m sweet when I take treats, I love to go for car rides and I’m a love the people I’ve come to know! My adoption fee is $150 and includes my sterilization, microchip, vaccinations AND heartworm treatment.

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