Hunting News

Texas adopts rules for pneumatic weapon hunting

Texas adopts rules for pneumatic weapon hunting

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Beginning this fall, hunters in Texas will be able to use air guns and arrow guns that meet criteria established under new rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The regulations create a new category of legal means for hunting in Texas defined as pre-charged pneumatic devices. Unlike pellet guns and traditional air rifles that ca... READ MORE

New regulations in place; archery season opens Sept. 1

New regulations in place; archery season opens Sept. 1

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

When Kentucky’s 2018 deer season opens Sept. 1, a number of new regulations will be in place. Archery deer season opens Sept. 1 continues through Jan. 21, 2019. Crossbow season is Oct. 1-21 and Nov. 10-Dec. 31, 2018. Muzzleloader season is Oct. 20-21 and Dec. 8-16. The youth-only gun season spans the weekend of Oct. 13-14, and the free youth ... READ MORE

Learn to hunt through Adult Mentored Hunting program

Learn to hunt through Adult Mentored Hunting program

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

For those new to hunting and interested in learning how to hunt, or people who have not been hunting for a while, applications can now be made to Alabama’s Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. The first AMH events for 2018 will take place Oct. 27. The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries created the program to provide new hunters... READ MORE

Maine’s lengthy bear season starts Aug. 27

Maine’s lengthy bear season starts Aug. 27

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Bear season begins Aug. 27 throughout the state of Maine, and youth hunters begin the season with their own day on Aug. 25. “Bear hunters should have a good early season as natural foods seem to be in shorter supply this summer, particularly up north and downeast as bears are on the move and actively looking for food,” said Randy Cross,... READ MORE

Changes explained in updated 2018-2019 regulations

Changes explained in updated 2018-2019 regulations

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

Several important changes in the state’s fall hunting seasons are included in the new 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary. The regulations brochure is available at hunting and fishing license agents, DNR district offices, DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices and online. Regulation changes in place this fall wi... READ MORE

New regulations aim to slow CWD

New regulations aim to slow CWD

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Commission has approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The action followed months of Commission members and DNR staff listening to hunters, residents and others interested in the long-term health of the state’s deer population, and a thorough review of the be... READ MORE

CWD meeting for public planned Aug. 30

CWD meeting for public planned Aug. 30

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

A public meeting, sponsored by MDWFP to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), will be held Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Warren Central High School Auditorium, Vicksburg. MDWFP staff will make presentations on the status of CWD and planned monitoring activities for the 2018-2019 Hunting Season. Representatives from Wildlife and Law Enforcement Bureaus ... READ MORE

Hunt and Learn program registration now open

Hunt and Learn program registration now open

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, rabbit—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them? Georgia Hunt and Learn programs provide an educational experience targeted to those with little to no hunting experience. The programs provide exceptional instruction from qualified teachers, and offer workshops for both adults and yout... READ MORE

The Future’s So Bright . . .

The Future’s So Bright . . .

By Ken Piper

4-H kids light up the Buckmasters Top Bow range to crown two champions. There’s more than one world champion crowned at the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, and while there might not be a big paycheck that goes along with their titles, the winners of the Buckmasters 4-H Invitational are no less deserving of the accolades. More t... READ MORE

Sixth Time’s the Charm

Sixth Time’s the Charm

By Ken Piper

Goza comes from elimination bracket to claim 2018 Top Bow title. The more things change, the more they stay the same, and that was certainly true of the 2018 Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship archery tournament that wrapped up the Buckmasters Expo in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday. A completely revamped double-elimination format added even... READ MORE

Mentored deer hunt available to first time youth hunters

Mentored deer hunt available to first time youth hunters

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Ten first-time deer hunters will be able to participate in a mentored youth deer hunt Sept. 22-23 at the Snake Den Lodge in Presho The Lyman and Jones County Pheasants Forever chapters in partnership with Game, Fish and Parks are offering a free event to first-time youth deer hunters between the ages of 10 and 15. The youth hunters must be accompan... READ MORE

Private property deer archery applications close Aug. 24

Private property deer archery applications close Aug. 24

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Applications are now being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land in October through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The application deadline is Aug. 24. Hunters can choose one of two time periods to hunt, Oct. 1-15 or Oct. 16-31. The program has more than 18,500 acres of private land leased for public access, with more ... READ MORE

Strict guidelines for deer, elk harvested out-of-state

Strict guidelines for deer, elk harvested out-of-state

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Parts of elk and deer that contain brain or nervous system tissue and were harvested in states where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed cannot be legally imported into South Carolina. South Carolinians planning out-of-state trips to hunt big game this fall should be aware of restrictions on importing deer and elk parts into the Palmet... READ MORE

Antlerless deer licenses applications due Aug. 15

Antlerless deer licenses applications due Aug. 15

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan’s antlerless deer license application period runs through Aug. 15. Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for some deer management units important for some hunters. Hunters are also advised to be prepared because private-land applications require a landowner ph... READ MORE

Deer licenses available now, Sept. 6 deadline for antlerless permits

Deer licenses available now, Sept. 6 deadline for antlerless permits

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall as deer numbers continue to rebound, and many areas have populations at or above goal levels. There are also more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer.... READ MORE

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