Outdoor News: Moose Tips, Paddlefish Record & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Jul 8th 2020

Outdoor News: Moose Tips, Paddlefish Record & More

September NRA shooting competitions canceled
Due to the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the many ensuing federal and state safety regulations and mandates, the NRA has made the difficult decision to cancel the NRA World Shooting Championship and the NRA National Police Shooting Championships. See the announcement HERE.

Several road closures on Nebraska wildlife management areas
Roads on several state wildlife management areas (WMAs) remain closed, partially closed or are intermittently closed because of poor conditions. County roads leading to the areas also may be closed. Get the details HERE.

Some Nebraska state park service centers to reopen July 1
Select state park area service centers will reopen to the public July 1 for customer service, information and permit sales. See what is and isn’t available HERE.

Nebraska improving state’s pheasant population
In 2016, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission unveiled a five-year plan aimed at growing Nebraska’s pheasant population and increasing land open to hunting in areas with abundant pheasants.See details on what the plan is doing HERE.

Pennsylvania increases CWD areas
The battle to control chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania is expanding into new areas. Find out more HERE.

NWTF citing “near catastrophic loss of revenue” initiates layoffs
Due to COVID-19 and the resulting halt of fundraising events this spring, the National Wild Turkey Federation has experienced a near catastrophic loss of revenue that has forced it to cut operational expenses to ensure the sustainable financial health of the organization. Read the announcement HERE.

Fireworks are illegal on National Forest land
USDA Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited on National Forests. Anyone caught using fireworks in prohibited areas is subject to prosecution, fines and potential recovery of costs involved in suppressing any fires they start.

Be safe in moose country
You are in the middle of a fishing trip to your favorite high country lake or a remote stream. You come around a corner and notice a large moose in the middle of the trail. What should you do? Read some suggestions HERE.

Watch out for rattlesnakes
It’s the time of year when rattlesnakes are very active and encounters with people are common. See tips on what you should do if you encounter a snake HERE.

Venison crockpot spaghetti squash recipe
If you still have venison in the freezer and some spaghetti squash coming up in your garden, check out a delicious way to combine the two HERE.

The case for plinking
As the author states, plinking has been around as long as there have been guns. Even archers used to “plink” back in the day – something we now call stump shooting. In any case, there’s a lot to be said for this fun activity to help keep your marksmanship skills sharp during the off season. Read the story HERE.

Remington struggling again
News has leaked that the legendary gun maker may be preparing to file for bankruptcy, and that a unique buyer may be waiting in the wings to acquire the company. See analysis HERE.

Oklahoma angler snags possible world record-breaking paddlefish
Nearly six feet long and almost four feet around, see the monster fish HERE.

Wisconsin family saves bear with jar stuck on its head
Watch the amazing video HERE.