Hunting News

Entries for October 2018

Leashed tracking dogs allowed to recover big game

Leashed tracking dogs allowed to recover big game

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

As the statewide deer seasons kick off, hunters will have their first opportunity to recover big game they’ve shot by tracking the animal’s escape trail with a leashed dog. A new law allows for the use of leashed tracking dogs to recover big game that cannot be recovered by hunters.The legislation provides another choice for hunters who... READ MORE

Temporary hunting closures expired Oct. 4

Temporary hunting closures expired Oct. 4

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Temporary hunting season closures put in place for portions of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainages following the widespread and catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence expired at midnight Oct. 4. The Department of Natural Resources will not extend the closure, and hunting resumes these areas. Hunters are as... READ MORE

Deer hunters first need general game and habitat license

Deer hunters first need general game and habitat license

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Deer hunters are reminded of a state law that requires hunters to purchase a general game and habitat license before receiving a deer license. North Dakota Century Code 20.1-03-02 reads “a person may not acquire any resident or nonresident license to hunt, catch, take or kill any small game or big game animal unless that person first obtains ... READ MORE

Deer tests positive for CWD in management zone

Deer tests positive for CWD in management zone

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

A deer taken during the opening weekend of archery season in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. A hunter harvested the adult male deer about 1 mile east of Preston in the center of the CWD management zone. Mandatory surveillance is in effect for the area, which is designated as de... READ MORE

Hunters asked to volunteer for CWD monitoring

Hunters asked to volunteer for CWD monitoring

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can monitor the deer populations in northwest and northeast Indiana for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by voluntarily submitting harvested deer to the Department of Natural Resources for testing during the 2018-2019 deer hunting season. The agency has established a CWD core surveillance area in Newton County and Lake County south of State Ro... READ MORE

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Native fish and wildlife facing serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state, may have life easier in the future. As of Sept. 27, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the reorganization of rules related to nonnative species. The Commission is taking steps to combat the introduction and spread of... READ MORE

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