Hunting News

Hunters asked to guard against fire this fall

Hunters asked to guard against fire this fall

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

This fall, hunters going into the field are being asked to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires under the extreme dry conditions in certain parts of the state. Tom Kirschenmann, assistant director for the Division of Wildlife, said hunters are helpful in preventing and catching fires early. “Hunters are among our very best fire-pr... READ MORE

Wolf population increases with rise in deer density

Wolf population increases with rise in deer density

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Results from the 2016-1017 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent since the previous year’s survey. After remaining stable during the past four years, the survey estimates that within Minnesota’s wolf range there were approximately 500 wolf packs and 2,856 wolves. The survey’s ma... READ MORE

Zinke order increases public access to federal lands for hunting, fishing

Zinke order increases public access to federal lands for hunting, fishing

By U.S. Department of the Interior

On Sept. 15, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3356, which seeks to expand access on public and private lands and to promote hunting and fishing among youth, veterans, and minority communities. The goal is to support and expand hunting and fishing, enhance conservation stewardship, improve wildlife management, and ... READ MORE

All hunters can now use crossbows during archery seasons

All hunters can now use crossbows during archery seasons

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois may use crossbows during archery hunting seasons, including the state archery deer season and the fall turkey archery season beginning October 1. The new law amends the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery hunting seasons in Illinois. Previously Illinois law allowed the use of cr... READ MORE

970 antlerless deer gun and fall turkey licenses available

970 antlerless deer gun and fall turkey licenses available

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

More than 970 antlerless whitetail deer gun licenses are still available in three units after Game and Fish recently completed its second lottery drawing. Whitetail doe licenses remaining in units 3F1 (314 licenses), 3F2 (477 licenses) and 4F (183 licenses) will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 27. These li... READ MORE

Mandatory CWD sampling planned Nov. 11-12

Mandatory CWD sampling planned Nov. 11-12

By Missouri Department of Natural Resources

On opening weekend November 11 and 12, the Department of Conservation will conduct mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties, and will offer voluntary CWD sampling throughout entire deer season. Hunters who harvest deer in any of the counties in the CWD Management Zone during opening weekend must present their harvested deer at one o... READ MORE

Iowa youth deer season begins Sept. 16

Iowa youth deer season begins Sept. 16

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Hunting tradition will be renewed when nearly 10,000 youths are expected to participate in the youth deer hunting season which opens Sept. 16. This season provides an opportunity to teach deer hunting, wildlife behavior, and safe hunting practices to resident youths while they are under the watchful eye of a licensed adult.  The youth seas... READ MORE

Landowners seeking doe hunters

Landowners seeking doe hunters

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department is currently working with landowners in eight hunting units across the state who would like to host hunters with antlerless deer licenses in 2017. Participating landowners are located in hunting units 2I, 2J2, 2K2, 3A4, 3B3, 3D2, 3F2 and 4E. The program is not intended for buck hunters, but designed to direct hunters... READ MORE

Landowners, hunters asked to report dead deer

Landowners, hunters asked to report dead deer

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Game, Fish and Parks has documented the first deer mortalities of 2017 due to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue. EHD was confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte County. The disease is common in white-tailed deer and typically detected in late summ... READ MORE

Lower Peninsula HAP landowner enrollment now open

Lower Peninsula HAP landowner enrollment now open

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Currently, landowners in the northern Lower Peninsula with at least 40 acres containing a minimum of 5 percent wildlife habitat can enroll in the Hunting Access Program.  Enrollment remains open through September. Michigan is home to one of the nation’s largest and longest running dedicated private land-public access programs. Since 197... READ MORE

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