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Hunters take 37,250 deer during 2019 season

Hunters take 37,250 deer during 2019 season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

A total of 57,949 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 37,250 deer during the 2019 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 65,500 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 64%, with each hunter spending an average of 4.3 days in th... READ MORE

Additional Closures

Additional Closures

By Buckmasters Online

Conditions change quickly, but for current information on your state DNR response to the COVID-19 pandemic, check your state DNR website, DNR social media channels, DNR Information Center and email updates. Click here for a link to your state website. ARKANSASThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has extended temporary closure of AGFC offices, natu... READ MORE

Not funny! Hunt season closure social media posts are hoax

Not funny! Hunt season closure social media posts are hoax

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

At the time when the Department of Game and Fish is working hard to process the 2020-2021 big-game draw, prank rumors on social media state the 2020-2021 hunting season has been canceled. This is false, and the Department recommends not clicking on the links provided or any similar post. The Department of Game and Fish reassures New Mexico hunters... READ MORE

Comments on hunting, wildlife regulations due April 15

Comments on hunting, wildlife regulations due April 15

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Although the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and measures to combat it have changed the way the Commission meets, conservation work carries on. AGFC staff are moving forward with a public comment survey to gather public input on changes needed for the 2020-21 hunting season. To take the survey click here. Responses will be collected until April 15 s... READ MORE

Nearly $1 billion distributed from Pittman-Robertson tax for conservation

Nearly $1 billion distributed from Pittman-Robertson tax for conservation

By United States Department of the Interior

America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes during 2019 to support state conservation programs. Those funds, from excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel, are being distributed in 2020 to all 50 states and U.S. territories by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To date, the Ser... READ MORE

UPDATE—Additional State Closures

UPDATE—Additional State Closures

By Buckmasters Online

For current information on your state DNR response to the COVID-19 pandemic, check your state DNR website, DNR social media channels, DNR Information Center and email updates. Click here for a link to your state website. DELAWARE As part of the precautions against the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control... READ MORE

Hunters post highest deer harvest in 15 years

Hunters post highest deer harvest in 15 years

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Game Commission has reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 374,690 by about 4%. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded t... READ MORE

Consistency Is Crucial When Cocking Your Crossbow

Consistency Is Crucial When Cocking Your Crossbow

By Bryan Zabitski, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

The main goal of crossbow hunters is to shoot as accurately as possible when using their crossbows in the field. More times than not, a hunter doesn't get a second chance to make a good, accurate shot on an animal. You may have the best hunting crossbow. You may be shooting the best crossbow arrows. You may have a quality optic designed to allow fo... READ MORE

The Great Outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

The Great Outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Turkey season will open March 21 across most of the state. While state, national, and private enterprise leaders work hard to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and bring its spread to a conclusion, it is important that people maintain the social distancing and other health recommendation standards. “We take these precautio... READ MORE

Fishing license requirements waived March 21-29

Fishing license requirements waived March 21-29

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In cooperation with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Fish and Game Commission voted during a special meeting March 19 to waive all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents March 21 through March 29. The special waiver is in response to the extended spring break by many schools and voluntary measures suggested by the Cen... READ MORE

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