The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published final regulations governing the annual Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Contest--also known as the Federal Duck Stamp Contest--beginning with the 2022 contest. These revisions provide artists more flexibility when designing their art and broaden the appeal of the Duck Stamp to a more diverse audience. “The … [Read more...] about USFWS Finalizes 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Regulations
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Almost everyone loves chickens. From the eggs, to the meat, to the crowing of the cock, there's just something about the non-airborne avian that brings to mind the peaceful tranquility of a self-sustaining existence. What happens though, when your fowl are feeling a little ... well, foul? Read on for some common chicken illnesses, and how best to handle them. (Avian) … [Read more...] about Poultry Diseases
If you've made it this far, congratulations! You're officially at the fun part. And unlike your mean uncle Phil, I do NOT mean that ironically. You've suffered through the stink and the steam, the rotted meat and potential maggots. You've spooned out eyes and cut off ears, but you're now at the finish line, and its time to whiten and mount your beauty. Remember that hydrogen … [Read more...] about Deer Skull Euro-Mount Prep 103: Whitening and Mounting
Your eyes, unfortunately, do not deceive you. According to researchers, COVID-19 has hit even our secluded woodlands. A survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has detected antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 in deer populations across four states. While this is, of course, eye-catching news, there may not be reason to fret too much. Though the deer have presented … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Antibodies Found in Wild Whitetail Herd
I’ve always wanted to be a shrewd negotiator. To get a great deal on something simply due to my slick talking and hardened determination, or willingness to walk away from a deal, hoping the seller would chase me down and beg me to come back. But I suck at bluffing, and my conscience usually gets in the way. I really don’t like burning bridges or cheating anyone. The one time I … [Read more...] about Power Equipment: Buyer Beware!