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Deer harvest sets another annual record

Deer harvest sets another annual record

By Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The preliminary statewide deer harvest for 2019 is 13,921 – the second highest harvest on record, 629 fewer than the 2018 record. The preliminary harvest figures for 2019 include Youth Deer Hunt Day: 89; Paraplegic Deer Hunt: 5; Archery Season: 6,149; Shotgun Season: 4,984; and Primitive Firearms Season: 2,694. Deep snow that covered much of ... READ MORE

Record number of bears taken in 2019 seasons

Record number of bears taken in 2019 seasons

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Bear hunters in Vermont had a safe and successful hunting season in 2019. Preliminary numbers show that hunters took a record 750 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 728 in 2004. Fish and Wildlife also reports there were no hunting-related shooting incidents. The ave... READ MORE

Rain never dampened Life Hunt Classic hunters’ spirits

Rain never dampened Life Hunt Classic hunters’ spirits

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Staff Sergeant Jeremy Austin, left, and Jack Speegle, center, join Buckmasters founder Jackie Bushman to celebrate successful hunts at the Buckmasters Life Classic. – Photo courtesy Ryan Noffsinger. The consensus was that the recent 2020 Buckmasters Life Classic Jan. 12-14 may not have been the warmest at around 70 degrees for the thre... READ MORE

State sets special deer season Feb. 8-9

State sets special deer season Feb. 8-9

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

During the 2019–2020 hunting season, the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has collected more than 5,000 samples for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing across the state. However, sample numbers are lower than expected for counties in the North MS CWD Management Zone. Since October 2019, 25 CWD-positive deer have been detected fro... READ MORE

Private land not affected by feral hog hunting closures

Private land not affected by feral hog hunting closures

By Missouri Department of Conservation

While the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership encourages private landowners to work together on trapping efforts to eliminate feral hogs, federal and state officials assure landowners feral hog hunting closures and opportunistic take regulations do not apply to private lands. Federal and state agencies encourage feral hog trapping on both p... READ MORE

Fall archery turkey harvest holds steady

Fall archery turkey harvest holds steady

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 740 wild turkeys during the 2019-2020 Fall Archery Turkey Season. The total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 738 in 2018-2019. For the 2019-20 season, 22,728 permits were sold, excluding landowner permits, compared to 23,298 for the 2018-2019 season. The season dates were ... READ MORE

Ethics course required before gathering sheds

Ethics course required before gathering sheds

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Collecting antlers that fall off the heads of deer, elk and moose each winter is a popular pastime in Utah. However, before heading outdoors to collect shed antlers, shed hunters must complete the free Division of Wildlife Resources' Antler Gathering Ethics course. After dropping their antlers, male deer, elk and moose will grow a new set star... READ MORE

153,048 preliminary harvest total sees increase over 2018-19

153,048 preliminary harvest total sees increase over 2018-19

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19.  During the 2019-20 deer seasons, hunters took 45 percent does and 55 percent b... READ MORE

New Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition Answers Call Of The Wild

New Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition Answers Call Of The Wild

By Chevrolet | Realtree

LAS VEGAS — Chevrolet and Realtree today uncovered their newest outdoor truck collaboration: the 2021 Silverado Realtree® Edition. The limited-run truck brings together the rugged capability of Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss with exclusive graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. This is the second collaborati... READ MORE

CWD status changes in 3 southwest counties

CWD status changes in 3 southwest counties

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed following confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have been reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a ... READ MORE

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