Archives for September 2016

A Growing Elk Herd in Virginia

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

pict0249Since restoration efforts to restore this once-native species began a few years ago, Virginia’s Elk have been thriving!  DGIF Biologists estimate the total number of elk in Virginia to be between 150 to 200 animals.  Our Virginia bulls are growing impressive antlers and are now “bugling” to assert their dominance, and to impress their harems.  The sound of the elk bugle is one of the most unique sounds in nature.  These magnificent animals provide a great viewing opportunity–Elk Cows can weigh up to 600lbs and Bulls can grow to a whopping 700lbs! [Read more…]

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

Lone Wolf Alpha Tech Fall Arrest SystemMONTPELIER, Vt. – Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from Vermont Fish & Wildlife to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience:

•Choose a live, straight tree.

•Buy smart. Only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA). [Read more…]