This week, Cal talks about adventurous beavers, old banded birds, and finally gets to some listener emails specially curated for episode 100.
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Hunting is a highly regulated activity in the USA. Wildlife is managed at the state level, with state game agencies, supported by license sales, deciding who gets to hunt what, where and how.
These rules and regulations can and do change annually and are published in a booklet and online. Each state’s regs are different and it is the hunter’s responsibility to get a hold of a copy and study and know the laws inside and out. The information below...
Fishing guides and emergency room doctors can’t help but recall gory wounds and pasty faces when hearing the phrase, “get hooked on fishing.”
After all, those professionals must often remove fish hooks from the ears, hands, fingers, and other body parts of panicky victims. Guides are often the casualty or the extraction expert, given that they must constantly attach lures, net fish, and unhook fish; and then stand again in harm’s way as clients...
Camouflage clothing is essential for waterfowl hunting unless you’ve got a good blind that keeps you entirely hidden.
Wear clothes and waders that match the vegetation or ground cover where you hunt. But camouflage can’t work miracles, you also need to use employ some tactics of stealth when trying to get wary ducks or geese into shotgun range. Use a backdrop when you can, such as a large tree trunk. Keep a low profile at all times, except when...