Outdoor News: Hunting, Youth Programs, Gear & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Sep 3rd 2020

Outdoor News: Hunting, Youth Programs, Gear & More

Don’t forget to get your HIP number!
Anyone planning to hunt migratory birds such as dove and waterfowl, must have a registered Harvest Information Program (HIP). Getting one is free, but mandatory. Learn how to get yours HERE.

Pope and Young Club announces Junior Outdoors Program
In an effort to increase youth involvement in the Pope and Young Club, P&Y has developed the Junior Youth program. See the details HERE.

Nebraska Take ‘Em Hunting program starts its second year
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is launching its second annual Take ’em Hunting challenge to hunters starting September 1 st. It’s part of an effort to introduce more people to the sport of hunting in Nebraska. Get more information HERE.

Nebraska dove hunting season opens September 1
Dove hunting season begins soon and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt. Find out more HERE.

Nebraska 2020-2021 Public Access Atlas now available
The recently published 2020-2021 Public Access Atlas identifies and consolidates these public access resources for the benefit of Nebraska’s hunters, trappers and anglers. Learn more HERE.

Wisconsin sees an increase in participation for outdoor activities
People are connecting with Wisconsin’s great outdoors more than ever as the state continues to navigate the COVID-19 public health emergency. Read the story HERE.

Dove banding program a success so far
A nationwide mourning dove banding program has been helping biologists monitor population trends of the species while also providing interesting stories of the movement and longevity of this migratory game bird. Learn more about the program HERE.

Why are women buying guns?
Gun sales have surged to record levels in recent months and many of those buying them are women? Why? Protection leads the list of reasons. See the detailed report HERE.

U.S. first-time gun buyers setting records
Nearly 5 million Americans have purchased firearms for the first time in 2020. A report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation shares insight on demographics as the ranks of American gun owners swell. Read it HERE.

Concealed carry for bigger shooters
Look, not all of us have the body of a supermodel or look like an inverted pyramid. Most Americans pack a few extra pounds. Some concealed carry positions work better than others for those of us who are on the heavy side. Read an article with some ideas for big shooters HERE.

A no-nonsense approach for scent control
Hunters know the heartbreak of getting close to a trophy buck only to have him catch a whiff and take off before a shot is taken. That doesn’t have to happen to you. Read how to keep game from catching your scent HERE.

Have you tried froggin’?
Bullfrog hunting is an inexpensive and fun way to spend a warm summer evening, and if you do it right, you’ll bring home some excellent table fare. Learn more HERE.