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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

10 communities seek BearWise funding

10 communities seek BearWise funding

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Wildlife Commission has received applications from 10 communities for $515,283 in BearWise funding to help reduce human-bear conflicts. “Feeding on garbage is the main reason why Florida black bears appear in neighborhoods,” according to David Telesco, who leads the Bear Management Program. “This funding will make it easier ... READ MORE

Deer hunters encouraged to Share the Harvest

Deer hunters encouraged to Share the Harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters are being encouraged to donate their extra venison this year through the Share the Harvest program to help feed hungry Missourians. Nearly 4,300 Missouri deer hunters donated more than 198,000 pounds of venison to the program during the last deer season. Administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Fed... READ MORE

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 28 in western Maryland

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 28 in western Maryland

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Fall turkey hunting season  opens Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 4 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. The 2017 Wild Turkey Observation Survey Summary shows turkey reproduction in western Maryland was slightly below average, but high enough to maintain the population at previo... READ MORE

Hunters expect big chill for muzzleloader Oct. 28 opener

Hunters expect big chill for muzzleloader Oct. 28 opener

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Weather for the Oct. 28 deer muzzleloader season opener looks like it'll cooperate with hunters aiming to harvest a deer — or perhaps three. "There is some buzz among the hunters, and there’s good reason," said Dallas Barber, big game biologist. "With a big cold front expected, the deer should be up and on their feet." "This is lookin... READ MORE

State wildlife chief predicts higher deer harvest numbers

State wildlife chief predicts higher deer harvest numbers

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

When Minnesota’s deer season ends Dec. 31, it is quite likely the harvest will be in the 200,000 range, so says Paul Telander, wildlife chief. The DNR projection is above last year’s harvest of 173,213, below the 2003 record harvest of 290,525, and similar to the most recent 20-year average of 205,959. Prior to 2000, deer harvests in e... READ MORE

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