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2019-20 deer harvest sets record; turkey harvest 4th highest

2019-20 deer harvest sets record; turkey harvest 4th highest

By Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Harvests from two of Delaware’s most popular hunting seasons – deer and wild turkey – have set records for the 2019-20 season. A record 16,969 deer were harvested in the recent deer season, while 643 wild turkeys were taken during the spring turkey season April 11 - May 9. The April 4 youth non-ambulatory disabled hunt produced th... READ MORE

QDMA and NDA to unify

QDMA and NDA to unify

By National Deer Alliance

Seizing an opportunity to work more effectively for deer during a challenging period in wildlife conservation, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and the National Deer Alliance (NDA) revealed a joint venture July 7 that unifies their two organizations into what will soon become a new super-group in deer conservation. The venture will c... READ MORE

Antlerless deer licenses on sale July 13

Antlerless deer licenses on sale July 13

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunters who haven’t purchased a 2020-21 Pennsylvania hunting license, can do so now. The new license year began July 1. Without a 2020-21 general license, hunters are unable to apply for 2020-21 antlerless deer licenses, which will go on sale July 13. Residents are given preference in applying for antlerless deer licenses. Nonresidents may s... READ MORE

Fall deer, turkey hunting info now available

Fall deer, turkey hunting info now available

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The most current information on upcoming fall hunting is now available where permits are sold and online. The 2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information booklet has detailed information on fall deer and turkey hunting seasons, limits, permits, managed hunts, regulations, conservation areas to hunt, post-harvest instructions, ch... READ MORE

New, easy options available to report harvested deer

New, easy options available to report harvested deer

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

All hunters, including those exempt from hunting license/permit requirements, must log and report their harvested deer. Beginning in 2020, hunters will have new user-friendly reporting options. The new harvest reporting requirements went into effect last year. The Fish/Hunt Florida App many hunters and anglers already rely on to buy ... READ MORE

Deer lottery applications now available

Deer lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natura Resources

Applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands are now open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Applications can be made online. The unrestricted multi-site lottery application from 2019 remains in effect and will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites. The other multi-site... READ MORE

Antlerless deer permit deadline July 16

Antlerless deer permit deadline July 16

By Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Antlerless deer permits for 2020 are available now through July 16. Hunters should check back after Aug. 1 to verify if they are eligible to purchase the permit. Hunters are required to have a valid hunting or sporting license to apply for the antlerless permit. Although there is no application fee, a $5 fee is charged if a hunter is awarded a... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

During the 2020 spring season, hunters harvested 14,492 wild turkeys in 90 of 92 Indiana counties. This spring’s harvest is a 21% increase compared to that of the 2019 spring season. The 2020 spring season also broke the 2010 record high harvest of 13,742 birds. Spring harvests increased in 76 counties with 12 counties exceeding 300 bird... READ MORE

New, friendlier user options to report deer harvest

New, friendlier user options to report deer harvest

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

New, user friendly options for logging and reporting harvested deer are available to hunters in 2020, following changes by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Hunter choices include Option A – Log and Report (Steps 1 and 2) on a mobile device with the Fish Hunt Florida app, the same app many hunters and anglers use to buy an... READ MORE

2021 Bear hunting applications open July 1

2021 Bear hunting applications open July 1

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season opens July 1 and will close Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded of new bear management zone boundaries beginning in 2021. Wildlife officials do not know how the changes will affect harvest permit wait times, but expect no significant changes across zones A, B, C and D. There will be no zone... READ MORE

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