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Exotic African wild cat captured

Exotic African wild cat captured

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Fish and wildlife agencies in every state battle exotic nonnative or invasive species of all types, but on Sept. 5 one of the more unusual exotics was captured near Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe. A number of park staff members, visitors and residents near the park had reported seeing a wild cat that looked out of place in the area, but it ha... READ MORE

Interior opens hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

Interior opens hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

By United States Department of Interior

Kicking off this year’s hunting season and continuing efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said new hunting and fishing opportunities have been opened on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide. This brings the number of units in the National Wildlife Refuge System where the p... READ MORE

New laws affect feral hog hunting, licenses in effect

New laws affect feral hog hunting, licenses in effect

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that since Sept. 1, landowners won’t need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. The new law removes even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers. The new law exempts any person—resident or nonresident—with landowner consent, ... READ MORE

Williston bowhunters asked to assist CWD surveillance

Williston bowhunters asked to assist CWD surveillance

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Bowhunters who harvest a deer in gun hunting units 3A1 and 3B1 are being asked to help the Game and Fish department’s chronic wasting disease surveillance efforts by submitting the head of their animal for testing. Heads may be dropped off in freezers located at the Game and Fish district office in Williston, and at the Divide County sheriff&... READ MORE

Apply for Santee Cooper youth draw hunt by Sept. 13

Apply for Santee Cooper youth draw hunt by Sept. 13

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Once again, a series of youth draw deer hunts will be conducted jointly by Santee Cooper (South Carolina Public Service Authority) and the Department of Natural Resources this fall. Applications are now available; the deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. To request an application, call the Dennis Wildlife Center in Bonneau at ... READ MORE

New public online CWD resource center launched

New public online CWD resource center launched

By University of Minnesota

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has launched a new online CIDRAP CWD Resource Center dedicated to educating the public, particularly hunters, the medical and public health communities, wildlife scientists and managers, and public policymakers and elected officials about chronic... READ MORE

New deer carcass rules to fight CWD take effect in 2020

New deer carcass rules to fight CWD take effect in 2020

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has added regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri in its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The changes become effective Feb. 29, 2020. The Conservation Commission initially approved the changes in May and gave final approval at its Aug. 23 meeting in Jefferson City. The new regulation... READ MORE

Apply for deer lottery by Sept. 5; walk-in land open Sept. 1

Apply for deer lottery by Sept. 5; walk-in land open Sept. 1

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery for this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Sept. 5. Hunters who purchase their license before Sept. 5 are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area they declare. N... READ MORE

Tennessee and Alabama warn import ban vital to prevent CWD spread

Tennessee and Alabama warn import ban vital to prevent CWD spread

By Alabama DCNR and Tennessee WRA

As deer season approaches, the Alabama DCNR and Tennessee WRA are reminding hunters it is illegal to import whole carcasses and certain body parts of any species of deer into either state. The import ban on deer in Alabama and Tennessee is part of a larger effort throughout the country to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal ... READ MORE

Another deer season on the horizon with updated regs

Another deer season on the horizon with updated regs

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

If it’s August, that means hunting regulations are out and licenses are on sale. Hunters preparing for the upcoming season can find out what's new in the regulations book and talk with local wildlife managers at deer open houses. Find out what’s changed with 2019 Hunting and Trapping Regulations available online. There are expanded feed... READ MORE

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