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CWD action plan presented to Commission

CWD action plan presented to Commission

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

A draft action plan to address Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk herds across the state has been presented to the Game, Fish and Park Commission. The latest draft of the action plan was presented at the Commission’s June meeting. The draft action plan includes best management practices and suggestions for modified or new regulatio... READ MORE

Hunting Access Program enrollment now open to landowners

Hunting Access Program enrollment now open to landowners

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Property owners in more than a dozen counties have the opportunity to enroll their land in the Hunting Access Program – and play a key role in helping Michigan's deer population. The program enrolls private property in priority counties for deer disease in portions of the southern and northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners should have at least ... READ MORE

July 5 deadline for multispecies lottery permit applications

July 5 deadline for multispecies lottery permit applications

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters have until July 5 to apply for a 2019-2020 multispecies lottery permit. Two types of permits are available: Super Tag and Combo. The Super Tag permit is valid in 2019 and 2020 for one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex, and two turkeys (only toms and bearded hens may be taken in the spring). The permit is ... READ MORE

Research continues through 2021 on deer winter survival

Research continues through 2021 on deer winter survival

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

It’s the second year of a study to learn more about habitat use and survival of deer in Minnesota’s northwoods. The research is slated to continue into 2021. DNR Research Scientist Dr. Glenn DelGiudice is leading the effort, which aims to provide a greater understanding of winter habitat requirements and improve population estimates of ... READ MORE

Special urban archery hunts to open deer season

Special urban archery hunts to open deer season

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers. The Game and Fish ... READ MORE

Apply online for managed deer hunts beginning July 1

Apply online for managed deer hunts beginning July 1

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts. The hunts are available throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges and other public areas. Some managed hunts are hel... READ MORE

Public asked to report moose sightings

Public asked to report moose sightings

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The public is being asked to report moose sightings and observations to assist researchers and the DEC in its study of moose distribution and abundance in the state. The multi-year research project goal is to obtain information on the status of New York State's moose population, health of the moose, and the factors that influence moose survival and... READ MORE

11 percent increase in spring turkey harvest

11 percent increase in spring turkey harvest

By Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

The 2019 spring turkey season saw an 11% increase over last year’s harvest with 17,929 turkeys taken. The 2019 Youth and Apprentice weekend harvest was 623 birds, higher than 2018 (465), but similar to the 2017 harvest of 627 birds. Turkey Biologist Gary Norman said the harvest was encouraging because reproduction was low in recent years, wh... READ MORE

Proposal seeks to increase hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

Proposal seeks to increase hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

By United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service across more than 1.4 million acres has been made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. The proposal would increase the number of units in the Service’s Nat... READ MORE

Statewide deer harvest increases in 2018

Statewide deer harvest increases in 2018

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Results of the 2018 Deer Hunter Survey indicate that the statewide harvest of deer increased about 5% last season, and was comprised of an estimated 109,208 bucks and 85,778 does. That made for a total harvest of 194,986 deer, according to Charles Ruth, Big Game Program coordinator. The modest increase in harvest is likely due to some level of rema... READ MORE

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