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COMPETITION
Jackson County Outdoor Club in Jackson, Michigan is open to anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife. The Jackson County Outdoor Club recently held the first 3D regional qualifier for Michigan S3DA.
The University of the Cumberlands retained their National Team Champion title on Sunday as the curtain came down on a wonderful 2023 USA Archery Collegiate Target Nationals at Georgia Southern University.
Registration is open for the 2023 USA Archery Virtual Symposium, which runs across 15 sessions from June 20 to August 15.
Competition Archery Media will provide coverage of the Archery Shooters Association’s TRU Ball Pro/Am

Gold Tip maker of the most advanced line of stabilizers and side bars for bowhunting and target archery, congratulates their pro shooters for back-to-back weekends of impressive tournament wins.
Bowtech is proud to announce that pro shooter Tim “The Hammer” Gillingham took first place at the 1st leg of the IBONational Triple Crown event in the senior pro division in Pipestem, West Virginia.
After many requests from customers, Elite Flagship Aluminum Bows will now be offered in First Lite’s SPECTER Camo. They are available for immediate purchase.
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Job Opening: Merchandising Manager – Ammunition & Reloading

Smith & Wesson is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Barca as National Account Manager.
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QuietKat Electric Bikes is proud to announce that they will be donating products to help raise money for the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA).
With the development of the 20-year national master stewardship agreement, the NWTF and USDA Forest Service aim to address many ecological challenges across the nation.
ALPS Mountaineering, manufacturer of performance-driven gear for wilderness adventures, exploration, and family camping, is excited to present the company's first tent series developed with a focus on environmental sustainability.

KOR Cases, known for inventing and patenting the only universal gun storage insert, the Vacuum Rigidizing Structure (VRS), announces a brand ambassador partnership with Kristy Titus and her Pursue The Wild series.
Crossbow leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies recently took home both awards in Outdoor Life’s annual crossbow test.
Buck Knives announces that the company will be attending the upcoming Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia on June 2-4, 2023. The company store will be located in Booth #1630 in the Cobb Galleria and will offer a wide range of knives for sale. The Buck Knives store will also be an opportunity to meet CJ Buck, the CEO of Buck Knives, and have a knife signed by him.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is excited to announce that Outdoor Life has selected the Wicked Ridge Raider 400 De-Cock as their Best Crossbows of 2023: Best Value award winner.

 ALPS Mountaineering has introduced a mummy-profile sleeping pad into its new-for-2023 line of R3 (Reduce•Reuse•Recycle) outdoor products.

 

Urge Media is pleased to announce the renewal of the long-standing partnership with Quiet-Kat Electric Mountain Bikes 2023.
Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation (OSCF) is proud to release a comprehensive research study that provides quality insights into Native Americans’ Participation In, and Perceptions Towards Hunting, Trapping and Target Shooting.
Season two of The Wild Race is airing Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ET now on Sportsman Channel. Cameras continue to follow the host, Jessica Ann, and her passion for the outdoors as it merges with her career in healthcare.

Bow Spider announced the introduction of bold new colors of its lineup of Bow Spider pucks, allowing users more ways to express their individual personality and style on and off the field.
STATES
The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) announced a harvest of 24,447 turkeys during the 2023 spring turkey season.
 

Fawns are often discovered alone by people this time of year. Leaving newborns alone during the day is common for deer, and experts urge people to resist any "rescues" and leave them wild as they should be. (Photo by Jacob Miller/Readers' Photo Showcase 2021)

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Best Policy Is to Keep Young Wildlife Wild, Biologists Say

Spring is a time of renewal in nature, continuing the ancient cycle that defines the outdoor world. But each spring, well-meaning people interrupt that ancient cycle because they want to “rescue” newborn and young animals that might appear, at first glance, to be abandoned.

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, many people are planning to enjoy time outdoors, and the chances of having encounters with wildlife are greater. So, theOklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is reminding everyone to keep young wildlife wild.

"If you find newborn wildlife while in the woods or in your yard that appears to be alone, chances are an adult animal is nearby and is simply waiting for you to move along so they can care for their young," said Mark Howery, Wildlife Diversity Senior Biologist with the Wildlife Department.

Late May and early June are the most likely times when people will come across a solitary fawn. The animal might appear helpless, but it’s actually part of the species’ survival strategy.

A fawn may be motionless and seem vulnerable, but this is normal behavior for a fawn, and the doe is probably feeding or bedding nearby. Even if you see a fawn alone for several days, you should still leave it alone. Fawns are safest when left alone because their colors and patterns help them remain undetected.

Does visit their fawns to nurse very infrequently, a behavior that helps fawns avoid detection by predators. If well-meaning people repeatedly visit a fawn, it can prolong separation from the doe and delay needed feeding.

Fawns will often be left in areas where people might easily find them, because those are places predators might be less likely to visit.

Game Warden Brayden Hicks, based in Blaine County, said Game Wardens often receive calls this time of year asking them to "rescue" fawns that have been found alone. “I tell them don’t touch the fawn, and don’t try to feed it. Normally the momma is around, and she’s left her fawn on purpose so she can go feed.”

The doe will also stay away from its fawn so the doe’s scent will not attract predators. "Sometimes the doe will stay away for many hours, but she will eventually come back and care for her fawn," Hicks said.

This advice applies to other species of wildlife, too.

When people interfere and take in wild animals, they normally are doing more harm than good, Howery said. "Those animals may lose their instinctual fear of people and begin to bond with and depend on people to survive. If returned to nature later, these animals may not be able to feed or be aware of what dangers to avoid. And in some situations, the young animal could even die from the stress of being handled by people."

If a fawn has already been moved from where it was found, it is recommended to return it the capture site, even if many hours have passed. The notion that a mother will reject the young after being touched by people is largely a myth.

If a fawn is visibly injured or found with its dead mother (or in cases of clear injury or illness for any wildlife), reach out for advice by calling a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Phone numbers are listed by county at www.wildlifedepartment.com/law/rehabilitator-list. People may also seek advice from a local Game Warden listed at www.wildlifedepartment.com/law/game-warden-directory.

When observing wildlife in their natural habitat, go ahead and take a good photo or two, but then leave them alone. The best policy is always to keep young wildlife wild.

For more information, go to https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/wildlife/leave-young-wildlife-alone.

 
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