Outdoor News: New Record Deer, Wildfire Damage & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Sep 17th 2020

Outdoor News: New Record Deer, Wildfire Damage & More

Pope & Young announces new record category
The Pope and Young Club is excited to announce that non-typical Sitka blacktail deer (hard antlered and velvet) will now be accepted as a new category within the Pope and Young Club Records Program.Find out more HERE.

What hunters should know about Utah’s 2020 waterfowl hunts
An overview of the state’s waterfowl hunting seasons can be found HERE.

Wildfires damage Oregon fish hatcheries
Critical infrastructure was lost and fish were also lost. Rock Creek Hatchery on the North Umpqua River sustained the most severe damage, followed by Klamath, Leaburg, and Minto. Get the details HERE.

California extends land closures due to fires
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended closures on 49 properties that lie within or immediately adjacent to U.S. Forest Service boundaries through Monday, Sept. 21. The closures were put into place on Saturday, Sept. 12 due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions. Get the list HERE.

Campground at Nebraska’s Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily
The campground will temporarily close for public access beginning on Sept. 28, 2020. Learn more HERE.

Nebraska Game and Parks seeks vintage photos
Nebraskaland Magazine is seeking pictures for Parks Portraits from the Past — a spin on the magazine’s Portraits of the Past series — to be featured in 2021 during the Nebraska State Parks 100-year anniversary. Read more HERE.

Outdoor Edge renews support for bowhunting
The Pope and Young Club had announced the continued support of Outdoor Edge through the Club’s Corporate Partner Program. Outdoor Edge is dedicated to combining functional design with the sharpest, best edge holding steels, state of the art production processes, and hand craftsmanship to create the finest quality knives and hand tools for the outdoors. See the story HERE and discover Nexgen Outfitters’ selection of Outdoor Edge products HERE.

Elk calls and elk calling – the basics
This short film features some of the world’s best elk callers as they explain the basics of using elk calls effectively. See it HERE.

Q&A with the founder of Shoot Like a Girl
It’s been 12 years since the organization was founded to promote female participation in shooting sports. See what Karen Butler, founder of the organization, has to say about its past and future endeavors HERE.

Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found
The “perfectly preserved” remains of an Ice Age cave bear found near the Lyakhovsky Islands recently are the latest of several major discoveries in recent years as the permafrost melts away across vast areas in Russia’s region of Siberia. See the pictures HERE.

What’s the best shotgun for home defense?
A former law enforcement officer who has seen what shotguns can and can’t do offers his opinion HERE. See Nexgen Outfitters’ large selection of shotguns HERE.