Entries for October 2016
Alabama joins 36 other states with new CWD regulations
By Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Under new regulations, hunters who harvest white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose in CWD-affected states are not allowed to bring the whole deer carcass back to Alabama.
Any deer body part that contains spinal or brain tissue is specifically banned from Alabama.
“Alabama’s late to the dance, but we’re at least there now,&rd... READ MORE
Primitive weapons season opens Oct. 15
By Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia’s week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Oct. 15. More than 45,500 hunters took to the woods in 2015 with primitive weapons, bringing in over 9,000 deer.
During primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzleloading shotguns 20 gauge and larger, and muzzleloading firearms.44 caliber or larger.... READ MORE
More pheasants than ever for Pennsylvania hunters
By Pennsylvania Game Commission
A season in which more birds will be released statewide awaits Pennsylvania’s pheasant hunters when about 240,000 pheasants – 25,000 more than last year – are made available for the 2016-17 seasons.
The season begins Oct. 8 with a one-week season for junior hunters, and opens to hunters statewide on Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. ... READ MORE
15,000 pheasants released in time for youth hunts
By Ohio Department of Natural Resources
More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 Ohio public hunting areas this fall to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state.
The Division of Wildlife will release pheasants on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters.
Youth ages 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbit, pheasa... READ MORE