Hunting News

Hunters reminded to use safety harness

Hunters reminded to use safety harness

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

When archery season opens statewide Sept. 29, the Game Commission reminds hunters to hunt safely and wear a harness, in an effort to reduce the number of treestand injuries. Unfortunately, hundreds of hunters in Pennsylvania have been seriously injured in tree stand-related accidents. Fall-arrest systems and full-body harnesses have the ability to... READ MORE

Report road-killed deer to help monitor CWD

Report road-killed deer to help monitor CWD

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Game and Fish Commission is ramping up efforts at disease-monitoring surveys beginning Sept. 17, and are asking motorists to help by reporting any road-killed deer they see along Arkansas’s roads and highways. Road-killed deer offer biologists a chance to monitor for chronic wasting disease (CWD) throughout the state without the need to ... READ MORE

Informational public meetings to address CWD issues

Informational public meetings to address CWD issues

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A series of public meetings to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and the state’s efforts to control the disease have been scheduled, with DNR staff members available to answer questions. Landowners, hunters and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.  CWD is an important... READ MORE

Hunters asked to follow laws to limit CWD spread

Hunters asked to follow laws to limit CWD spread

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters are reminded to properly dispose of harvested deer carcasses as an important step to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Hunters who harvest deer, elk, or moose outside of Missouri and bring the animals back are also reminded to help limit the spread of the disease and follow related regulations. CWD has been found in M... READ MORE

Veterans encouraged to apply for deer hunts before Oct. 30

Veterans encouraged to apply for deer hunts before Oct. 30

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

To offer thanks and appreciation to active duty, retired, reserve and disabled military members, the SCDNR and Cowden Plantation, near Jackson, S.C., are offering free deer hunts Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, 2018. The hunts are available in honor the memory of Spc. Thomas Caughman of Lexington, S.C., who was killed in 2004 while serving during Operation Ir... READ MORE

USFWS provides $1 million to combat bat-killing WNS

USFWS provides $1 million to combat bat-killing WNS

By FWS News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing much needed support in the fight against the bat-killing fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) through an additional $1 million in grants to 39 states and the District of Columbia. WNS has killed millions of North American bats in recent years, decimating many populations and putting several speci... READ MORE

A Southern exposure expands CWD restrictions to all states, Canada

A Southern exposure expands CWD restrictions to all states, Canada

By David Rainer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) catapulted into the world of deer hunters all over the South when an afflicted white-tailed deer was discovered in the Mississippi Delta this past January. It was the first case so close to Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division ... READ MORE

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

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