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Spring turkey harvest increases to 15,189 birds

Spring turkey harvest increases to 15,189 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 Spring Turkey Season. The harvest total is up from the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494 birds. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,364 birds, compared with the 2018 youth harvest of 1,143 turkeys. The ... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest second highest on record

Spring turkey harvest second highest on record

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported harvesting 4,002 wild turkeys during the 2019 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons, making it the second-highest on record. This reflects a 4% increase compared to the 2018 harvest of 3,861 birds. “A combination of abundant wild turkeys throughout most of the state and good weather during the season contributed to th... READ MORE

Apply until June 30 for nonresident archery deer permits

Apply until June 30 for nonresident archery deer permits

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The online lottery application period is open through June 30 for Nonresident Illinois Archery Combination Deer permits for the 2019-2020 deer season. Nonresidents may apply for one combination archery permit per season. Applications can be made online on the IDNR website. The Illinois 2019 Archery Deer season runs from October 1 to January 19, 2... READ MORE

New CWD Unit regulations now in place

New CWD Unit regulations now in place

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Following confirmation of Chronic Wasting Disease present in deer in Tennessee in late 2018, goals were established to keep CWD from spreading, to keep the number of diseased deer in the affected area to a minimum, and to reduce CWD rates. Specific regulations have been established to achieve science-based and data-driven goals. The newly establish... READ MORE

CWD detected west of Continental Divide

CWD detected west of Continental Divide

By Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Chronic wasting disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer. Initial test results were positive for CWD. This is the first time CWD has been detected in the wild, west of... READ MORE

Apply for a WMA deer hunting permit June 3-July 1

Apply for a WMA deer hunting permit June 3-July 1

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The WMA deer permit hunt application period for the 2019-20 hunting season opens June 3 and runs through July 1 for hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer on some of the most popular public deer-hunting areas in the state. Applications can be made online. Popular wildlife management areas offer excellent opportunities but can become crowd... READ MORE

Antlerless big game permit applications open May 30

Antlerless big game permit applications open May 30

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Beginning May 30, hunters can apply for a permit to hunt cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah. Applications must be submitted no later than 11 p.m. June 20 to be included in the permit drawing. Applications can be submitted through the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website. Details about the different units including boundar... READ MORE

Apply for quota hunts beginning June 1

Apply for quota hunts beginning June 1

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply online for adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many other types of quota hunts. “Because quota hunts allow a predetermined number of hunters on a particular area, they most certainly provide exceptional hunting opportunities,” says John Bowers, Game Management Section chief. “So, i... READ MORE

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring turkey season, and increase compared with the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494 birds. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,364 birds, compared with the 2018 youth harvest of 1,143 turkeys. The sta... READ MORE

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The new license, $15 for resident individual hunters and $5... READ MORE

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