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Commission approves hunting rule changes

Commission approves hunting rule changes

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

At its February meeting, the Commission approved rule changes for FWC-managed public hunting areas as well as statewide hunting proposals, including many dealing with deer hunting. Draft rule amendments for changes to hunting regulations were approved by the Commission at the December 2018 Commission meeting. Rule changes are based on requests from... READ MORE

Monitoring efforts increase after new CWD find

Monitoring efforts increase after new CWD find

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional disease monitoring and management are planned after the Feb. 14 confirmation that chronic wasting disease has been found outside southeastern Minnesota. When the Department of Natural Resources confirmed CWD in a wild deer in Crow Wing County, the test result marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been found outside of ... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 77,000 deer for 2018-19 season

Hunters harvest 77,000 deer for 2018-19 season

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 77,382 deer during Maryland’s combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31. Sunday hunting accounted for more than 10 percent of the total harvest. Statewide totals include 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harves... READ MORE

Hunters register 3,782 birds in 2018 fall turkey season

Hunters register 3,782 birds in 2018 fall turkey season

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Hunters registered 3,782 birds during the fall 2018 wild turkey season, very similar to the 3,971 turkeys registered during the 2017 fall season. In total, 73,915 harvest authorizations were issued for the 2018 fall season, an increase of 7,099 from 2017. Of the 73,915 harvest authorizations issued, 70,420 were awarded with a fall turkey license an... READ MORE

Conservation legacy Rep. John Dingell has died

Conservation legacy Rep. John Dingell has died

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On Feb. 7, Congressman John Dingell Jr. (MI), one of the country’s most accomplished legislators and conservationists, passed away at age 92. Congressman Dingell’s career is best summarized as one of selfless public service. Dingell enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18, where he rose to the rank of second lieutenant. A li... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 108,856 deer during 2018-19 season

Hunters harvest 108,856 deer during 2018-19 season

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Hunters in West Virginia registered 108,856 white-tailed deer through the electronic game checking system during the recently completed buck firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, youth/Class Q/Class XS and Mountaineer Heritage seasons. The total harvest was within 1 percent of the 2017 deer harvest of 108,160 and 11 percent below ... READ MORE

2019 Maine moose lottery now open

2019 Maine moose lottery now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2019 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open with applications accepted online only.The online application process is fast and simple and applicants will receive instant confirmation for successful entry into the system. The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 15. To apply online, click here. Hunters who fi... READ MORE

Preliminary deer harvest sets new record high

Preliminary deer harvest sets new record high

By Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The preliminary statewide deer harvest for 2018 is 14,513 – a new record high. The totals per season include 138 deer on Youth Deer Hunt Day; 3 deer for Paraplegic Deer Hunt; 5,190 deer in Archery Season, all dates and zones; 6,496 deer in Shotgun Season; and 2,687 deer taken during Primitive Firearms Season. Deer density and hunter effort ... READ MORE

Preliminary all seasons harvest totals 151,577 deer

Preliminary all seasons harvest totals 151,577 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 151,577 deer during all 2018-19 archery and firearm seasons, which ended Jan. 20. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons is higher than the total harvest of 147,695 deer for all seasons in 2017-18. During the 2018-19 deer seasons, hunters took 45 percent does and 55 percent bucks. Archery: Arc... READ MORE

Bill introduced to modernize Pittman-Robertson Act

Bill introduced to modernize Pittman-Robertson Act

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA), and fellow CSC leaders Representatives Marc Veasey (TX), Debbie Dingell (MI), and Richard Hudson (NC), have introduced the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act (H.R. 877), for wildlife conservation funding. "Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus leadershi... READ MORE

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