hunting http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Union Pacific says hunting near tracks may be deadly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-pacific-says-hunting-near-tracks-may-be-deadly <p>Union Pacific Railroad is urging hunters to resist the temptation of hunting near railroad tracks.</p><p>The company says its tracks often run through newly harvested farm fields that attract wildlife. That can make railroad property attractive to hunters, but it's also a good way to get hit by a train.</p><p>It can take engineers a mile to stop, so they can't do much to avoid hitting someone on the tracks.&nbsp; Railroad cars hang out about three feet beyond the sides of the tracks, making it easy for someone standing near the tracks to be clipped by a car.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:47:25 +0000 The Associated Press 4636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Pacific says hunting near tracks may be deadly Unusual antlered does reported to MDC by Mo. deer hunters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unusual-antlered-does-reported-mdc-mo-deer-hunters <p>Some Missouri deer hunters made unexpected discoveries while hunting this fall. Five female deer have been reported&nbsp;by hunters&nbsp;to the Missouri Department of Conservation sporting fully formed antlers. The antlered deer, analyzed by MDC Resource Scientist Emily Flinn, appear to be externally female. Flinn specializes in deer biology and says this phenomenon all comes down to hormones.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:18:21 +0000 Alex Taylor 2566 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unusual antlered does reported to MDC by Mo. deer hunters Deer hunters take 66,500 deer over 1st weekend in Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deer-hunters-take-66500-deer-over-1st-weekend-ill <p>Illinois hunters harvested more than 66,500 deer during the state&#39;s opening firearm season.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the preliminary total includes deer harvest from Friday through Sunday.</p><p>It is about 1,500 fewer deer than were taken during the first weekend harvest in 2010. Pike County had the most deer taken with 1,917. Adams County came in second, followed in order by Fulton, JoDaviess and Jefferson counties.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:24:46 +0000 The Associated Press 2543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deer hunters take 66,500 deer over 1st weekend in Ill. Wildfire leaves portion of Pere Marquette State Park closed to hunting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wildfire-leaves-portion-pere-marquette-state-park-closed-hunting <p>The first segment of <a href="http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/calendar/Pages/FirstFirearmDeerSeasonNov2011.aspx">Illinois&#39; firearm deer season is this weekend</a>, and if you were planning on heading to Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Ill. for that purpose, you may want to make alternative plans.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says that a wildfire has damaged 450 to 500 acres of timbered land in the area of Pere Marquette park usually open to hunting. No injuries or damage to permanent structures were reported.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:23:08 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2507 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wildfire leaves portion of Pere Marquette State Park closed to hunting Ribbit! Frog-hunting season starts in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ribbit-frog-hunting-season-starts-missouri <p>Missouri&#39;s <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/small-game/bullfrogs-and-green-frogs">frog-hunting season begins this week</a>.</p><p>The Department of Conservation says the season for bullfrogs and green frogs runs from sunset Thursday through Oct. 31.</p><p>Missourians can capture frogs using a hand net, gig, and throw line. They also can snag, snare, grab or use a pole and line if they have a fishing permit. People who have a hunting permit can use a .22 caliber rifle, pellet gun or bow.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:36:37 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ribbit! Frog-hunting season starts in Missouri