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Black Belt's hunting, fishing impact celebrated

Black Belt's hunting, fishing impact celebrated

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The Alabama Black Belt offers some of the best turkey and deer hunting in the nation. – Photo courtesy Chuck Sykes ADCNR. A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt is also an important economic driver in Alabama’s outdoor recreation indust... READ MORE

Turkey harvest sees slight increase

Turkey harvest sees slight increase

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Turkey hunters saw an uptick in checked birds during this spring’s three-week turkey hunting season, which ran from April 18 to May 8. Hunters checked 7,578 turkeys, an 8% increase from last year’s 7,013-bird total. That number also includes harvest totals from the preseason youth hunt April 9-10. Despite high winds and a cold snap in m... READ MORE

Quick actions needed to control feral hogs on property

Quick actions needed to control feral hogs on property

By Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

Photo: Found in at least 38 states with a population of more than 5 million, feral swine cause approximately $1.5 billion in damages and control costs in the U.S. each year, according to the USDA. Eight hundred million of this estimate reflects direct damage to agriculture. Wild pigs cause significant damage to agricultural crops and the environmen... READ MORE

Avian flu confirmed in red fox kits in 3 counties

Avian flu confirmed in red fox kits in 3 counties

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The DNR received confirmation May 11 that three red fox kits died from highly pathogenic avian influenza, the state’s first confirmation of the HPAI virus in wild mammals. The fox kits, collected between April 1 and April 14, came from three separate dens in Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties. A wildlife rehabilitator in southeastern Michi... READ MORE

Wild fox positive for highly pathogenic avian flu

Wild fox positive for highly pathogenic avian flu

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

A wild fox from Anoka County has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a wild mammal in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory alerted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for monitoring the health of the state’s wildli... READ MORE

Spring turkey season harvests totals 36,251 birds

Spring turkey season harvests totals 36,251 birds

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri’s 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. Top regular season harvest counties were Franklin with 798 birds harvested, Callaway with 614, and Gasconade with 606. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,896 birds over the youth weekend, April 9 and... READ MORE

Apply now, moose hunt lottery closes May 27

Apply now, moose hunt lottery closes May 27

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the moose hunt lottery which closes May 27. The lottery entrance fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents, and $25 for nonresidents. A total of 40 permits will be issued in 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply online and early, so there is less chance of submitting an... READ MORE

Applications open; hunt hours, airbows added for alligator hunts

Applications open; hunt hours, airbows added for alligator hunts

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

At its May meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners increased hours for the statewide alligator hunt and added pre-charged pneumatic airbows to legal methods of take. Increasing hunting hours from 17 to 24 hours a day in most areas will provide hunters with an alligator trapping license or harvest permit more flexibility wh... READ MORE

Firearm industry surpasses $15 billion mark in Pittman-Robertson tax

Firearm industry surpasses $15 billion mark in Pittman-Robertson tax

By National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, marked a milestone achievement when firearm and ammunition manufacturers topped $15 billion in contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund since its inception in 1937. “This is an achievement for which all in the firearm and ammunition industry are proud,” said Joe Bartozzi, NS... READ MORE

Grant established to keep hunting heritage alive

Grant established to keep hunting heritage alive

By First Hunt Foundation

The NRA Hunters Leadership Forum has awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to the First Hunt Foundation to help establish the Hunting Heritage Endowment and provide on the ground mentoring work. The Endowment helps bring funding certainty to programs and organizations whose mission is focused on keeping America’s hunting heritage alive forever. ... READ MORE

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