Hunters report increase in turkey harvest
By David Rainer, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
The Game Check numbers from the recently completed wild turkey season are in, and a slight uptick in hunter success was indicated. According to Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Director Chuck Sykes, those numbers need to be viewed with caution. Last year, hunters reported the harvest of 9,177 turkeys through the mandatory Game Check... READ MORE
Deer lottery application now open
By North Dakota Game and Fish Department
While it may seem like winter just ended, it is now time to apply for the 2018 deer gun lottery. A total of 55,150 licenses will available to hunters this fall; the number is 650 more than last year. There will be no paper applications this year. Hunters may apply by calling (800)406-6409 or by applying online. Licenses allocated by lottery inclu... READ MORE
Landowners can earn payments for public walk-in access program
By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Parcels of land enrolled in the Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) will earn payments for the landowner or lessee while helping to preserve America's hunting and fishing traditions by allowing public walk-in access. Entering its second year in September, OLAP is looking to build on its initial success by increasing the number of private land hunti... READ MORE
Public asked to help DNR document bear expansion
By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota’s black bear range has been slowly expanding southward and westward. To better understand and document this expansion, the Department of Natural Resources has designed a new reporting application tool on its website to gather bear sightings made by the public outside the primary bear range. Minnesota’s primary bear range cover... READ MORE
Spring mule deer survey complete
By North Dakota Game and Fish Department
The Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April, and results indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population is similar to last year, and 45 percent above the long-term average. Biologists counted 2,540 mule deer in 245.8 square miles during this year’s survey. Overall mule deer density in the bad... READ MORE
June 30 deadline for second deer permit lottery
By Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Resident and nonresident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2018 firearm and muzzleloader only deer permits. June 30 is the deadline to apply for the second lottery. For more information, check the IDNR website. Season dates include the first firearm season Nov. 16 - 18, 2018; second firearm season Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2018; mu... READ MORE
Mossberg Says “No More” to Dick’s Sporting Goods
By Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Mossberg & Sons, Inc. has announced a decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary Field & Stream in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April 2018. Effective immediately, O.F. Mossberg & Sons will not accept any future orders from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Field & ... READ MORE
Landowners can enroll in OFW program until June 15
By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Private landowners have until June 15 to enroll their land in the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program.
Through OFW, landowners can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties.
John Laux, Upland Habitat and Access Coordinator for Game and Parks, said OFW is a win-win for both private lan... READ MORE
Nearly 35,800 turkeys harvested during spring season
By Missouri Department of Conservation
Preliminary data shows that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16 through May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732, and Laclede with 657. Young turkey hunters harvested 1,729 birds during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8, bringing the ov... READ MORE
Nonresident deer application now open
By Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Nonresident deer hunters can apply for a 2018 Iowa deer license or purchase a preference point beginning May 5 at 6 a.m. CST. Applications will be accepted until midnight June 3, 2018.
For fastest service, hunters should apply online through their user account in the online license sales site.
Applications are also accepted 24 hours a day by call... READ MORE