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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

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