Deer checking out a Buck Fever licking branch and scrape

Buck Fever scrapes and licking branches are used by both Does and Bucks

A mature doe checks out this Buck Fever licking branch and scrape at a junction of deer trail.

A mature doe checks out a Buck Fever Scrape and Licking Branch

 

One of my tree stand locations is next to a Rack Stacker food plot which is about 60 yards from this Buck Fever Scrape and Licking Branch location

Spraying Buck Fever Forehead Gland on a Licking Branch

Making a new deer scrape with Buck Fever Pre-Post Rut

Buck checks out scrape and licking branch

 

All photos were captured on  my Spypoint Tiny W

Photos were transmitted to my remote receiver located

about 60 yards away close to my tree stand.

Easily accessed to check out photos and never leave any scent on this well used deer trail.

With the RUT just days away I expect a lot of deer traffic in this location.

 

 

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10th ANNUAL KIDS’ FISH ART CONTEST

Three Ways to Win Kids Art Contest

 

MATTE ARTICLE #1 – Young Artists Encouraged To Take Part In Kids’ Fish Art Contest

The Kids’ Fish Art Contest sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources is a great way for young people to show off their artistic talent and win some exciting prizes.

Now in its 10th year, the contest encourages students currently attending elementary or secondary school and who are Ontario residents to enter their fish-related artwork.  Participants should submit their original, hand-drawn creation to the Ministry of Natural Resources before the contest closes on November 30, 2012. Only one entry per student will be accepted.

Every year, the ministry picks two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

Three winners will be chosen – one each for grades four to six, seven to nine and ten to twelve – as well as an overall winner.

In addition to a number of exciting prizes, all three winning designs will appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence. The winning entries will also be entered in the international division of the State-Fish Art Contest sponsored by Wildlife Forever in the United States.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

More information is available at ontario.ca/fishartcontest.

 

MATTE ARTICLE #2 – Generous Partners Support Kids’ Fish Art Contest 

Each year, the Ministry of Natural Resources sponsors the Kids’ Fish Art Contest, the largest such contest in North America.

Ontario residents in elementary or secondary school can send in their original artwork to the ministry. Each year, the ministry chooses two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

With prizes ranging from a fishing trip to Red Pine Lodge and a day spent fishing with the host of the Canadian Sportfishing television show to art supplies, fishing gear and lures, the contest is generously supported by a number of sponsors.  This year, they include Red Pine Lodge (Lady Evelyn Lake), Staedtler-Mars, the Canadian Sportfishing Television Show, Lucky Strike and Ontario Northland.  Some of the companies have been supporting the contest since it began in 2002.

The three top winners – one each for grades four to six, seven to nine and ten to twelve – and an overall winner will have their artwork appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence.

For more information is available at ontario.ca/fishartcontest.

 

MATTE ARTICLE #3 – Get Kids Hooked On Fishing By Showing Off Their Artistic Talent

Fishing is a great way to spend time together as a family.  Ontario encourages this fun outdoor activity each year by holding a licence-free Family Fishing Weekend in February and Family Fishing Week in July.

For young people who are not sure they’re ready to take part in fishing during these special events, the Ministry of Natural Resources sponsors an annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest to raise awareness of our world-class fishery by.  Of course, the contest is also popular with youth who are already avid anglers.  Students who are Ontario residents and in elementary or secondary school can submit their original artwork before November 30, 2012.  Only one entry will be accepted per student.

Every year, the ministry picks two species that represent the rich biodiversity found in the province.  This year, the contest focuses on Chinook salmon and longnose gar. All artwork should depict one of these two species in its natural habitat.  The artwork will be judged on its quality and attention to detail.

Chinook salmon, a popular native sport fish along Canada’s Pacific coast, was initially introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1870s with more successful stocking taking place in the 1960s and 1970s.  It is now found in the cold, deep waters of the Great Lakes and tributary streams and rivers.  Longnose gar has a long body shaped like a cylinder, as well as a long snout and narrow beak with many teeth. It is native to Ontario and commonly lives in the backwaters of rivers and marshy bays of lakes.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources is pleased to promote this contest as a way of encouraging students to learn more about the outdoors and to develop their artistic skills,” said Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle.  “We hope that it leads to a lifelong interest in enjoying nature and protecting our environment.”

Learning more about nature can help young people appreciate the connections between the tremendous variety of living things on earth.  It can also lead to a commitment to getting involved in protecting nature in our communities.  We all need clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and natural areas to enjoy.

The winning artwork from each grade group will appear on the 2013 Young Angler’s Licence. An overall winner, chosen from the top three grade group entries, will receive an exciting prize package that includes a fishing trip to Red Pine Lodge and a day spent fishing with the host of the Canadian Sportfishing television show.

 More information can be found at ontario.ca/fishartcontest..

 

 

 


Fishing Out-of-Season COSTS Angler $1000 Fine

Angler fishing out of season received $1000 fine for fishing offensives.

An Aurora man has been fined $1,000 for catching and keeping muskellunge (muskie) and walleye out of season.

Yuping Gao pleaded guilty to catching and retaining fish during the closed season under the Ontario Fishery Regulations.

Court heard that on May 6, 2012, before the seasons for walleye or muskellunge were open in the area, a conservation officer observed Gao fishing at Mitchell Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Upon inspection, the officer located one muskellunge and four walleye in a tub in the rear of Gao’s vehicle. Two of the walleye and the muskellunge were of a prohibited size to retain.

Justice of the Peace Jason Mariasine heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Lindsay, on October 5, 2012.

In Fisheries Management Zone 17, the walleye season is open from the second Saturday in May until November 15; the muskellunge (muskie) season is open from the first Saturday in June until December 15.

For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the 2012 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers and at ontario.ca/fishing.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ontario’s Conservation Officers Patrolling the Web

Conservations Officers Web Savvy Patrol

Ontario’s conservation officers spend much of their time patrolling the lakes, trails and back roads of the province’s great outdoors, both near and far.  What you may not know is that they are also experienced cyber sleuths.

 

Increasingly, conservation officers are using the Internet as a special investigative tool.  While the Internet is a wonderful medium for sharing information, it can also be used to facilitate illegal activities, such as the illicit trade in wildlife.  This means officers conduct more and more cyber crime investigations.

 

Conservation officers now actively monitor the Internet and track down people who are using the web for the purpose of trafficking in Ontario’s fish and wildlife.  They pay particular attention to wildlife trade on major on-line classified websites like Kijiji, eBay and Craig’s List.

 

In fact, officers have found people using the Internet to buy and sell such things as angler-caught fish, wildlife taxidermy and wild animal parts, such as skulls and meat.  They have even come across people trying to sell live animals, including raccoons, skunks, amphibians and reptiles. This includes a number of cases that involved the illegal trade in endangered species.

 

The sale of Ontario wildlife – whole or in parts, alive or dead – is generally illegal and those prosecuted face significant penalties.  It is also against the law to possess without a licence or permit most reptile, amphibian, mammal, bird and even some insect species.

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources enforces the laws against this illegal trafficking.  The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act provides for penalties of up to $100,000 and two years in jail for persons convicted of these types of offences.  Even heftier fines of up to $250,000 and a year in jail are possible under the Endangered Species Act.

 

What can you do about illegal fish and wildlife trafficking, whether on the web or in the wild?  Report natural resources violations by calling 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free anytime or contacting your local ministry office during regular business hours.  You can also call Crime stoppers anonymously at                     1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Deer Rut in Ontario

How do you predict the annual Deer RUT in Ontario?

From various informative site here is their opinion

Huntress Carrie Z first discovered this RUT calculation 7 years ago, She said she was a bit skeptical. But year after year it has proven to be extremely accurate for predicting the Midwest Whitetail Deer rutting season. In Wisconsin you can set your clocks to it.

Calculation used to determine the Rut: Autumn Equinox + 2 Full Moon Cycles + 10 Days = 1st Day of Rut + 14 days of activity

 

Charlie Alshiemer predicts an earlier RUT

The Autumnal Equinox for this year falls on Sept 22, making the rutting moon October 29.

 According to Charlie’s theory, we should start seeing light seeking starting around the 24-25th of October. The seeking should escalate to full chase phase around the 30-31st of October. The breeding phase should start the following week, right around the 6-7th of November and should be finished up by the 17-18th, then the second rut should be into seeking/chase phase.

 How do you calculate the Deer RUT in Ontario?

When do Bucks start to RUT in Ontario?

Canada U.S. Walleye Tournament

 33rd Canada U.S. Walleye Tournament Registration

Continuing on in the Tradition of Ontario’s oldest, original live release Walleye Fishing Tournament !  The Canada U.S. Walleye Tournament’s  33rd Community based event is organized by The Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce.  It benefits the Ontario Fishing Industry and sponsors as well as the Town of Bobcaygeon and the surrounding City of Kawartha Lakes !

Make sure you don’t miss this event – bigger and better than last year. 125 Teams will be the total field with an amazing $10,000.00 first place prize money and cash awards down to 25th place. No reservations – payment in full only – no deposits this year – and it will fill up fast !

Get registered and get ready to bring your best game to the water on May 24, 25 and 26, 2013 !

Don’t be the one to say “I didn’t get registered in time” Registration will begin Monday October 15, at 9:00 am via the website www.bobcaygeon.org  or in person at the Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce !  Chamber Office  705-738-2202

Hunter Safety Course Requirements in California

Planning A Hunt in California Requires Certification

A hunter education certificate or a previous year’s hunting license is required for all persons who wish to purchase a California hunting license. Hunter Education Certificates from other states or provinces are recognized in California.  Take a hunter safety course in california can be easily done online long before your hunt takes place.

California hunting licenses are issued by the Department of Fish & Game.

There  are different licenses offered, depending on the species you wish to hunt, and whether you are a California resident. Fees for hunting licenses also vary. Hunting licenses are valid as of July 1st of each year and expire on June 30th the following year. Lifetime licenses are available for California residents. Contact the California Department of Fish & Game for more information on hunting licenses.

Learn how to become a safe and ethical hunter from the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Study online and prepare for the instructor led follow-up class where you’ll apply your acquired knowledge in a quick review and certification exam.

Topics of the online hunter safety course include:

  • Safe hunting practices
  • Firearms and ammunition parts, maintenance, and safety
  • The 10 rules of firearm safety
  • Basic shooting skills
  • Hunting techniques
  • Basics in archery and muzzleloading
  • Treestand safety
  • Survival and First Aid
  • Hunting Ethics
  • California-specific hunting regulations
  • And much more!

Good luck and safe hunting!