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DNR staff to hold next set of deer talk open houses

DNR staff to hold next set of deer talk open houses

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to open house meetings to ask deer-related questions and comment on deer issues. Time from mid-August to early September has been set aside to discuss deer-related topics including upcoming hunting regulation changes that will be released in early August. Specific times and location detail... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest sets new record

Spring turkey harvest sets new record

By New Hampshire Game and Fish

Hunters harvested a total of 5,076 turkeys during the 2019 spring season, setting a new spring season record. This was an increase of 872 turkeys or 20.7% over the 2018 season. The youth hunt weekend resulted in a total harvest of 424 turkeys, an increase from 339 birds in 2018, representing 8.4% of the spring season’s total. Large gobblers w... READ MORE

Deer tags in mail for simplified tagging system

Deer tags in mail for simplified tagging system

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Tags for the 2019 white-tailed deer season now hitting mailboxes of South Carolina deer hunters have one big change hunters will notice immediately. Based on feedback from hunters, SCDNR staff worked with the state’s General Assembly the past legislative session to eliminate the 8 date-specific antlerless deer tags used last year and replace ... READ MORE

Penalties increased for wildlife poaching

Penalties increased for wildlife poaching

By Missouri Department of Conservation

A new law significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri game species and other native wildlife. The Department of Conservation, the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species. Missouri Governor Michael Par... READ MORE

Emergency declaration modifies deer urine products ban

Emergency declaration modifies deer urine products ban

By Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

The Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a declaration of emergency during its July 1 meeting that modifies the deer urine ban for the 2019-20 hunting season. The ban is part of the effort to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. New testing procedures have been made available to producers of deer urine that can detec... READ MORE

New rules in place for deer harvest reporting

New rules in place for deer harvest reporting

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Beginning with the 2019-2020 hunting season, which starts Aug. 3 in Zone A, a new harvest reporting rule goes into effect. It requires all persons to comply with harvest reporting requirements, including hunters under 16 years of age, resident hunters 65 years and older, those with a disability license, military personnel, and those hunting on thei... READ MORE

Modernizing Pittman-Robertson Fund Senate bill introduced

Modernizing Pittman-Robertson Fund Senate bill introduced

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

The Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate July 11. The bipartisan bill seeks to provide flexibility to state agencies to use Pittman-Robertson funds for the recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters and recreational shooters. The legislation would not increase taxes or existing u... READ MORE

Online applications now open for reserved hunts

Online applications now open for reserved hunts

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Since July 1, hunters can apply online for a reserved hunt for deer, waterfowl, pheasant and doves. The online method is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying, and applications must be completed by the deadline. Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. ... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 564 wild turkeys during spring season

Hunters harvest 564 wild turkeys during spring season

By Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

Delaware’s month-long spring wild turkey hunting season which ended May 11, yielded a harvest of 564 birds, slightly lower than last year’s harvest of 571 birds. Toms accounted for 439 of the harvested birds this year, representing 78 percent of the total harvest. Harvests during this year’s turkey season weekly segments were 254 ... READ MORE

New multi-site deer lottery applications close Aug. 15

New multi-site deer lottery applications close Aug. 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for the new unrestricted multi-site deer hunt lottery for on public lands hunts are open through Aug. 15. New just this year, the unrestricted multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites. Because this is a new opportunity, eac... READ MORE

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