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Hunters post highest deer harvest in 15 years

Hunters post highest deer harvest in 15 years

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Game Commission has reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 374,690 by about 4%. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded t... READ MORE

Consistency Is Crucial When Cocking Your Crossbow

Consistency Is Crucial When Cocking Your Crossbow

By Bryan Zabitski, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

The main goal of crossbow hunters is to shoot as accurately as possible when using their crossbows in the field. More times than not, a hunter doesn't get a second chance to make a good, accurate shot on an animal. You may have the best hunting crossbow. You may be shooting the best crossbow arrows. You may have a quality optic designed to allow fo... READ MORE

The Great Outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

The Great Outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Turkey season will open March 21 across most of the state. While state, national, and private enterprise leaders work hard to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus and bring its spread to a conclusion, it is important that people maintain the social distancing and other health recommendation standards. “We take these precautio... READ MORE

Fishing license requirements waived March 21-29

Fishing license requirements waived March 21-29

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In cooperation with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Fish and Game Commission voted during a special meeting March 19 to waive all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents March 21 through March 29. The special waiver is in response to the extended spring break by many schools and voluntary measures suggested by the Cen... READ MORE

Apply for reserved youth turkey hunts by March 27

Apply for reserved youth turkey hunts by March 27

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Youth hunters who are under age 18 on the day of the hunt can register for the April 18-19 reserved turkey hunts from now until March 27. A limit will be placed on the number of youth hunters allowed to hunt a respective property on each hunting day, in an attempt to provide quality hunts for participants. Interested hunters or an adult representi... READ MORE

National Wildlife Refuge entrance fees suspended

National Wildlife Refuge entrance fees suspended

By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has temporarily suspended all entrance fees at national wildlife refuges until further notice. Almost 500 refuges are already open to the public. States and municipalities have implemented similar fee waivers at outdoor sites in an effort to support social distancing. Outdoor spaces remain open to the public at mo... READ MORE

Hunters asked to help turkey monitoring effort

Hunters asked to help turkey monitoring effort

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters can help track hunting effort and success during the spring turkey season by signing up to be a part of the annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey. It’s free to participate, and hunter responses will help shape future wild turkey management in Arkansas. Since 2007 the survey gathers information on hunter activity, gobbling activity, tu... READ MORE

2019 harvest total second largest since 1922

2019 harvest total second largest since 1922

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The 2019 Wildlife Harvest Summary now available reflects a total harvest of 12,306 deer. The adult (antlered) buck kill of 7,870 deer was the second largest harvest documented in the state since recordkeeping began in 1922. Archers took 3,395 deer; the youth weekend accounted for 286 deer harvested, and muzzleloader and regular firearm hunters too... READ MORE

More Closures

More Closures

By Buckmasters Online

For current information on your state DNR response to the COVID-19 pandemic, check your state DNR website, DNR social media channels, DNR Information Center and email updates. Click here for a link to your state website. Alabama In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has made chan... READ MORE

States announce facility, event closures

States announce facility, event closures

By Buckmasters Online

Several states have announced immediate closures of their conservation or natural resources facilities or events. For more information, check with your state DNR office. Michigan The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed several of its state-managed facilities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).The following... READ MORE

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