Hunting News

Historic derecho damage will affect Oct. 1 deer opener

Historic derecho damage will affect Oct. 1 deer opener

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

An estimated 60,000 hunters will head to the timber as archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1, but for hunters in the derecho corridor, this year will not be like seasons past. “Scouting is always important, but if you’re hunting in the area damaged by derecho, it will be particularly important this year,” said Tyler Harms, deer... READ MORE

Biologists ask for public’s help monitoring EHD

Biologists ask for public’s help monitoring EHD

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Wildlife biologists have been monitoring an ongoing mortality event in white-tailed deer in western North Dakota.Since late August, the Game and Fish Department has documented white-tailed deer deaths attributed to epizootic hemorrhagic disease in Emmons, Grant, Morton, Dunn, Billings, Stark, Hettinger and Adams counties. “EHD is a viral dise... READ MORE

Grow the ranks on Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 26

Grow the ranks on Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 26

By Safari Club International

Safari Club International encourages all outdoor sportsmen and women to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Congress launched National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1971 before Richard Nixon signed the first Presidential proclamation of the event in 1972 when he said, "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor ... READ MORE

Archery-only deer season opens Sept. 26

Archery-only deer season opens Sept. 26

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The 2020 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee Sept. 26. The archery-only season dates are the same statewide Sept. 26 to Oct. 30, and Nov. 2 to 6. Hunters can use archery equipment at any time during the statewide deer season that runs through Jan. 3, 2021. There are ample opportunities for deer hunters in Tennessee lookin... READ MORE

Spring wild turkey permit process updated

Spring wild turkey permit process updated

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The process for hunters who wish to enter the lottery for spring wild turkey permits has been updated. Adopted earlier this year, the new system streamlines lotteries for turkey hunters, making it easier to obtain all three of their permits online rather than a combination of online and over-the-counter. Changes to the process include three lotte... READ MORE

Take a kid hunting on youth weekend Oct. 24-25

Take a kid hunting on youth weekend Oct. 24-25

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Youth deer weekend, Oct. 24 and 25, 2020, is the perfect time to take a young person hunting. The special weekend gives youth age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. Accompanying adults must be licensed hunters and are not allowed to carry a firea... READ MORE

Researchers develop new method to count wolves

Researchers develop new method to count wolves

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Extensive survey efforts conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), tribal biologists and more than 100 trained citizen volunteers indicate an increase in Wisconsin’s wolf population from last year. This increase follows two years of steady abundance estimates and was measured in both the long-standing territory mapping... READ MORE

Fatal accidents involving OHVs hit highest level in a decade

Fatal accidents involving OHVs hit highest level in a decade

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

As the state’s number of fatal accidents involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) reaches the highest level in more than a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds riders to play it safe and take proper safety precautions. “We’re seeing riders of all ages and abilities out on the trails this year, which is great... READ MORE

Hunters reminded to tag and register harvested game

Hunters reminded to tag and register harvested game

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Prior to presenting a bear, deer, moose or wild turkey for registration, a hunter may not possess or leave the animal in the field or forest unless they have securely attached a plainly visible tag to the animal with their name, address, and license number on the tag, according to MDIFW. Hunters can make their own tag to attach to the animal which ... READ MORE

Deer hunting seasons open Sept. 19-20

Deer hunting seasons open Sept. 19-20

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The early antlerless firearm season opens Sept. 19-20 on private lands only in all mainland Lower Peninsula deer management units. Find the open Deer Management Units here. Valid licenses for the early and late antlerless firearm deer seasons include a private-land antlerless deer license issued for the DMU upon which you are hunting, a Deer Manage... READ MORE

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