Neanderthals Had Advanced Hunting Technology

FORTY THOUSAND YEARS AFTER DISAPPEARING, the Neanderthals have stayed alive largely as the butts of our jokes. You know how it goes: They’re unintelligent, lethargic, incompetent—an embarrassing chapter in our evolutionary history. Right? Not really. Research published today in Scientific Reports provides yet another indication that our ancestors were far more advanced than ...

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How Deer Hunting Has Changed Over the Years

Deer hunting has a long and storied history in Wisconsin. In today’s Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist recalls many of the changes that have occurred in his time deer hunting. This year marks my 35th firearms deer season. Granted, for the last 20 years, deer season has been modified by my ...

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The Dangers of Using Lead Ammunition While Hunting

Sometimes being responsible means changing how you do things, even if it means paying more for it. In today’s Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist talks about the dangers of using lead ammunition while hunting. I am an advocate for responsible stewardship. It is important that we as humans acknowledge the choices ...

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More Hunting Dogs Killed That Mix With Wolves

20 hunting dogs have been killed since July as they come into contact with wolves. Typically, the dogs are trained to hunt bear in July and August. During that time, the dogs are in the woods and come into contact with wolves who have young, especially near what are called ...

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Hunting Dogs: It Comes Down to Flushers or Pointers

What is the most common species of dog used for small game hunting in Wisconsin? The Masked Biologist talks hunting dog breeds in this week’s Wildlife Matters. “What kind of dog do you have?” It’s a simple enough question, really. While it is very difficult to survey every household in America, ...

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Fight off Cabin Fever with Winter Hunting

Cabin fever can strike without warning as the winter wears on. In this week’s Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist reminds us there are still some ways to get outside and stay active. I have observed over time that the outdoorsman calendar becomes pretty singular this time of year. Well, it really ...

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Snowshoe Hare Hunting Might Be More Fun Than You Think

Snowshoe hare hunting may not be the most popular sport, but it can result in some fun, friendship, and food as the Masked Biologist tells us in this week’s Wildlife Matters. My older brother came to the Northwoods for a grouse hunt immediately prior to the end of this year’s shortened ...

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How beginners can get started hunting turkey

As the regular hunting season winds down, we’ve got about two months to start thinking about turkey hunting. Yep. Goose season ends this weekend and then we have three weeks of small game hunting until the end of February. I hear a lot of folks talk about the glut of ...

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HUNTING FOR ANSWERS

There are a few things Ed Schriever appreciates as much as a firm handshake, a vertical grained quarter of tamarack and results. He likes to see things get done. Schriever, the new head of the department of Idaho Fish and Game, was in Coeur d’Alene Friday to address the Panhandle’s ...

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