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Free vehicle pass to state parks for military, veterans

Free vehicle pass to state parks for military, veterans

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States armed forces and veterans with a service-related disability are now eligible to receive a free year-round vehicle permit, providing unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. “If you’re wondering how to say ‘thanks for serving’ ... READ MORE

Fall turkey season harvest totals 350 birds

Fall turkey season harvest totals 350 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 350 wild turkeys during the 2017 fall shotgun turkey season Oct. 21-29. The 2017 total compares with the statewide fall gun turkey harvest of 385 in 2016. Fall gun wild turkey hunting was open in 56 of 102 Illinois counties. The top counties for fall gun harvest in 2017 were Jo Davies... READ MORE

Emergency rule for 2017 deer hunting season

Emergency rule for 2017 deer hunting season

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

An emergency rule has been established by the Natural Resources Commission and the Legislative Services Agency for the 2017 deer hunting season in Indiana. The rule states: “Rifle cartridges that were allowed in previous years on public land for deer hunting are allowed on public land again this year during the deer firearms season, the redu... READ MORE

Mentored hunt opens the pathway to outdoors

Mentored hunt opens the pathway to outdoors

By David Rainer

Bryan Nettles of Mobile is of a generation that doesn’t have the connection to the outdoors that I and my Baby Boomer hunting buddies have. We stayed outdoors and followed in our fathers’ (or mentors’) footsteps into the world of hunting, for both recreation and sustenance. However, like many from the later generations, Nettles ju... READ MORE

Deer gun season opens Nov. 27; youth only Nov. 18-19

Deer gun season opens Nov. 27; youth only Nov. 18-19

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s deer-gun season opens Nov. 27, and is preceded by the annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season Nov. 18-19 that gives young hunters the opportunity to pursue the state’s most popular big game animal. During the deer-gun seasons, deer can be hunted with a shotgun, a muzzleloader .38 caliber or larger, a handgun .357 caliber o... READ MORE

Hunters check 2,899 turkeys during fall firearms season

Hunters check 2,899 turkeys during fall firearms season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data indicates hunters checked 2,899 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 100, Texas with 95, and Dent with 94. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 3,698. Turkey biologist Jason Isabelle said this year’s low fall firearms turkey harvest... READ MORE

Remaining permits available through Dec. 3

Remaining permits available through Dec. 3

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A limited number of Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits, as well as archery deer and fall turkey permits are available over-the-counter from DNR Direct license and permit vendors through Dec. 3, or until quotas are exhausted.  Illinois archery deer and Illinois archery fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 14, 2018. Find a ve... READ MORE

Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 11-12 for 25 counties

Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 11-12 for 25 counties

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation will conduct mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season, Nov. 11 and 12. Opening weekend of the firearms season is the most popular two hunting days for most deer hunters in Missouri. During those two days, hunters take about a third of the state’s ... READ MORE

Young deer hunters harvest 17,222 in early youth season

Young deer hunters harvest 17,222 in early youth season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 17,222 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2017 deer hunting season, Oct. 28-29. Top counties for the early youth portion were Osage with 380, Howell with 377, and Franklin with 354 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth portion was 11,... READ MORE

Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Here’s something to keep in mind about Halloween and wildlife. Those carefully carved pumpkins sitting outside may be attract some unwanted trick-or-treaters: hungry wildlife looking for an easy meal. Residents are asked to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when disp... READ MORE

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