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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

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The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is the most common wildcat of the Northeast.

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Posted In Bowhunting on Monday, April 23rd 2018
If you have ever been caught unawares by a sudden rain or windstorm while sitting in a treestand, you might consider buying one of the many treestand blinds available on the market.
Posted In Bowhunting on Monday, April 23rd 2018
Hunting deer and other animals from trees has been done for many years.
Posted In Bowhunting on Monday, April 23rd 2018
One of the great success stories in the various species recovery programs such as with the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and California condor is an animal steeped in controversy, the gray wolf.
Posted In Bowhunting on Monday, April 23rd 2018
When you’re the most popular and economically profitable game species in the woods wherever you’re found, finding friends is not an easy thing to do.
Posted In Bowhunting on Monday, April 23rd 2018
Climbing tree stands are a dependable and useful tool available for the deer hunter
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
As world populations increase, both human and animal, confrontations are bound to occur.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
The deer family represents probably the most economically important game animals of North America
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
The fox family is famous for being cunning and crafty carnivores that can be found in one form or another on every continent of the world.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Between the spectrum of information available on the Internet and other various media sources there are more than enough sources to listen and learn how to call whitetails.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Wapiti is a Native American word that means “light-colored deer”.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Treestands are becoming more and more popular a method for hunting deer and other game.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
In a study done by the NH Fish and Game Department...
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
The wild turkey and its recovery from over-harvest in the past has been a remarkable and inspiring story around the country, especially in the Northeast
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
This group of animals includes several species which are not true members of the each classification
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Muskrats are members of the rodent family (rodentia) and are occasionally mistaken to be young beavers when seen swimming at a distance.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
The beaver is considered the master engineer of the natural world.
Posted In Bowhunting on Sunday, April 22nd 2018
The ocelot is not a well-known cat of North America due to their relative rarity.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
Sometimes in the course of our travels through the deer woods we find a place that is totally special.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The American marten is a member of the weasel family ranging in size somewhere in between a mink and a fisher.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The whitetail deer is a creature of habit. Though those habits tend to change throughout the various times of the year, each season remains fairly predictable in their movement and motivations.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The vocalizations of the whitetail deer have been studied for years.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
As most experienced bowhunters know, hunting from a tree can vastly improve your success rate when it comes to harvesting a wise and mature buck.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
When snows are abundant and the drifts begin to take over the woods, it sometimes becomes too easy to forget the plight of the wildlife that exists outside beyond the warm confines of our homes.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
It’s hard to believe that an animal standing up to 7 feet tall and weighing over 1000 pounds has much to fear in the woods. But the truth of the matter is...
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
There are two main forms of disease that affect the whitetail deer...
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
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Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is the most common wildcat of the Northeast.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
There is something very humbling about facing a black bear armed only with a stick and string.
Posted In Bowhunting on Saturday, April 21st 2018
While the black bear of North America and Canada is generally assumed to be a critter of the north, in truth they once roamed every corner of the continent.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
There are basically three types of four-legged pigs in North America, domestic, feral and wild boars.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
There are two species of snapping turtles that live in North America, the common and the alligator snappers.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
There is a certain beauty to the graceful curl of a deer’s antlers.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
While predator hunting can be an exercise of opportunity, that’s not the most productive way to control the local predator population in any given area.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
There are basically 3 main species of bear located on the North American continent with several variations within the subfamily “Ursus”, the black bear, the brown bear and the polar bear.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
A recent study conducted in Yellowstone National Park shows that actual predation may not be the only way that major predators in a region cause the deaths of prey species.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
There are many critters that fall into the loose definition of predators, those animals that prey upon others.
Posted In Bowhunting on Friday, April 20th 2018
The bobcat is not commonly seen by the casual observer.
Posted In Bowhunting on Thursday, April 19th 2018
There has always been a tendency for man to feed the animals of the world, much as they do at a zoo.
Posted In Bowhunting on Thursday, April 19th 2018
Treestand safety is one of those things you just can
Posted In Bowhunting on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
The whitetail buck is well known for his various grunts and associated vocalizations during the rut.
Posted In Bowhunting on Wednesday, April 18th 2018
More and more deer hunters are taking to the woods these days eager to find themselves perched on the side of a tree somewhere looking down on the rack of some unsuspecting buck.