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Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 16-17 in 29 counties

Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 16-17 in 29 counties

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Nov. 16, the Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease. The MDC continues its efforts to limit and slow the spread of CWD by requiring mandatory sampling for hunters who harvest deer in a... READ MORE

More than 6,000 permit tags remain for 2020 spring hunts

More than 6,000 permit tags remain for 2020 spring hunts

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2020 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey. The list of leftover hunt permit-tags has been posted online. A total of 6,097 leftover hunt permit-tags are available for the following hunts: 2,018 general javelina; 2,032 archery-only javelina; 1,699... READ MORE

Importing deer, elk, moose, caribou carcasses newly banned

Importing deer, elk, moose, caribou carcasses newly banned

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The DEC has adopted regulatory changes, effective Nov. 13, that prohibit importing whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou harvested outside of New York. Only the deboned meat, cleaned skull cap, antlers with no flesh adhering, raw or processed cape or hide, cleaned teeth or lower jaw, and finished taxidermy products of CWD-susceptible anima... READ MORE

New CWD rules in place for importing deer carcasses

New CWD rules in place for importing deer carcasses

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A new FWC executive order to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease spreading into Florida establishes regulations to importing deer carcasses. The order became effective as of Nov. 1. Under Executive Order 19-41, carcasses of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other members of the deer family may not be imported into Florida from anywhere, exc... READ MORE

New Deer Management Assistance Program is now available

New Deer Management Assistance Program is now available

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A new Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) dedicated to assisting hunt clubs and landowners is now available for deer management on private lands. DMAPs are not a new concept in the Southeast. In fact, more southern states have them than not. The program gained traction in Georgia during the development of the Deer Management Plan 20... READ MORE

$100,000 challenge seeks help to eradicate WNS in bats

$100,000 challenge seeks help to eradicate WNS in bats

By Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service

Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $100,000 challenge to combat white nose syndrome (WNS), a lethal fungus that has killed millions of North American bats and pushed some native bat species to the brink of extinction. The $100,000 WNS challenge will be awarded to individuals who identify innovative ways to permanently eradicate, weaken or d... READ MORE

Hunters check 1,952 turkeys during fall season

Hunters check 1,952 turkeys during fall season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Hunters checked 1,952 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Crawford and Greene with 61 birds harvested in each, followed by Laclede with 59, and Phelps with 58. Hunters harvested 2,170 birds during the 2018 fall firearms turkey season. Fall archery turkey hunting continues through Nov. 15... READ MORE

Youth hunters take 5,700 deer Oct. 17-20

Youth hunters take 5,700 deer Oct. 17-20

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Youth hunters harvested 5,700 deer during the statewide youth deer season Oct. 17-20, up 77 percent from the 2018 youth deer season. Before opening day, 21,211 youth licenses had been purchased, up more than 50 percent from last year at the same time. After the first day of the season, the total increased to 27,960 youth licenses. A total of ... READ MORE

Youth early season sees increased harvest of 18,158 deer

Youth early season sees increased harvest of 18,158 deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 2 and 3. Top counties were Osage with young hunters harvesting 381 deer, Howell with 355, and Franklin with 351. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 13,645. ... READ MORE

76% of hunters successful in state moose hunt

76% of hunters successful in state moose hunt

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The 2019 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 38 moose, 31 bulls and 7 cows, according to preliminary numbers from Henry Jones, moose biologist, and new moose project leader. That means that hunters achieved a 76% success rate during the nine-day season. A total of 50 hunters took part in the hunt including 48 lottery permit holde... READ MORE

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