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Turkey hunt applications on WMAs available Jan. 15

Turkey hunt applications on WMAs available Jan. 15

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Turkey season may open at the beginning of April, but now is the time to plan for a successful season. Begin by applying for a wildlife management area turkey hunt permit beginning Jan. 15. Many good public turkey hunting opportunities exist, particularly on the large cooperative WMAs owned by the U.S. Forest Service. However, turkeys and turkey hu... READ MORE

Rut map gives hunters useful planning tool

Rut map gives hunters useful planning tool

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Mason Hughes took this trophy buck at the William R. Ireland/Cahaba River WMA. Depending on where they pursue white-tailed deer, hunters in Alabama may be experiencing a wide range of deer breeding activity from pre-rut, and peak rut to post-rut. Studies by wildlife professionals indicate that rutting activity is most closely associate... READ MORE

Spring turkey permits available Jan. 13

Spring turkey permits available Jan. 13

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Spring turkey hunting permits will be available beginning Jan. 13. Wild turkey hunters in Nebraska enjoy high success rates. In the spring, hunters can purchase as many as three permits, with a bag limit of one turkey per permit. The spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 11, and the regular shotgun on April 18. All spring tu... READ MORE

Firearms hunting for deer reopens Jan. 10

Firearms hunting for deer reopens Jan. 10

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in most counties will have another opportunity when the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season reopens Jan. 10 in Deer Management Region B. The area includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The se... READ MORE

Agency reports CWD testing results delayed

Agency reports CWD testing results delayed

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Test results are now taking up to six weeks or longer to get back from the lab TWRA contracts for doing testing. Previously, results for much of the season had been available within two weeks. The increase in turnaround time is due to several factors beyond the Agency’s control. They have exceeded 10,000 samples this season so far, and curren... READ MORE

Although more CWD found, it remains rare

Although more CWD found, it remains rare

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation has confirmed 24 new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri from nearly 27,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and submitted for disease testing this season. Most of the tissue samples were taken from hunter-harvested deer. The new cases were found in the following counties: 2 in Adair, 5 i... READ MORE

Statewide holiday deer hunt Dec. 26-28

Statewide holiday deer hunt Dec. 26-28

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Deer hunters using modern guns have one more chance to collect on their scouting time and tag a trophy. The statewide modern gun holiday deer hunt is Dec. 26-28. Established during the 1999-2000 deer season, the statewide holiday deer hunt was created to enable hunters another opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors and harvest deer while hom... READ MORE

Muzzleloader season reopens Dec. 21

Muzzleloader season reopens Dec. 21

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The second segment of the muzzleloader deer hunting season opens Dec. 21 and runs through Jan. 4. Hunters may use muzzleloading firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. “The late muzzleloader season occurs when hunters can enjoy cooler temperatures and time in the field with friends and family dur... READ MORE

Citizen scientists asked to report rabbit sightings

Citizen scientists asked to report rabbit sightings

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

This winter, citizen scientists can report rabbit sightings to help biologists assess the distribution and status of New Hampshire’s rabbit species, particularly eastern cottontails. If you see a rabbit this winter, report it. NH Rabbit Reports, a project sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension and the Fish and Game Department, with suppor... READ MORE

CWD found in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties

CWD found in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties

By South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

Increased efforts to determine the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in South Dakota have led to positive results out of Harding, Meade and Tripp counties. Thanks to the cooperation of hunters, the detections were obtained from samples provided through collection stations. “While not the news we wanted to learn, we did expect to find... READ MORE

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