Hunting News

Entries for January 2017

New harvest records set for deer, elk, pronghorn

New harvest records set for deer, elk, pronghorn

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Big game hunters had a record year in Nebraska in 2016 with all-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk. Deer – A total of 58,126 deer were harvested in 2016, including 11,184 mule deer. The whitetail harvest totaled 46,942 deer, including 27,241 bucks. The mule deer buck harvest increased 4 percent to 9,257,... READ MORE

2016 elk hunters see 92 percent success rate

2016 elk hunters see 92 percent success rate

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary results are in for Michigan's latest elk hunting season in which 100 state licenses were available, 30 any-elk and 70 antlerless-only licenses. “The December hunt had a 92-percent success rate for our state hunters, which is great,” said Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Shelby Hiestand. “Fortunately, ... READ MORE

DMAP accepting applications for 2017

DMAP accepting applications for 2017

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Conservation-minded people throughout Wisconsin are encouraged to enroll in the Deer Management Assistance Program to improve wildlife habitat on property they own or hunt. DMAP provides resources for wildlife habitat management, which complements land use activities like agriculture and timber management on properties of any size. The applicatio... READ MORE

Arizona deer, elk clear of chronic wasting disease

Arizona deer, elk clear of chronic wasting disease

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona continues to be clear of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk. Department officials did not find any cases of CWD in the 750-plus mule and white-tailed deer and elk harvested by hunters and voluntarily submitted for testing in 2016. Game and Fish has been testing for the prese... READ MORE

Feral hog strike team removes 5,358 hogs during 2016

Feral hog strike team removes 5,358 hogs during 2016

By Missouri Department of Conservation

When Department of Conservation wildlife biologists on the feral hog strike team tallied numbers for 2016, the result was a total of 5,358 feral hogs removed by the department, partner agencies and private landowners. The number is a significant increase over 2015 when 3,649 feral hogs were removed. Factors in the increase include the department&... READ MORE

2017 NH moose hunt lottery now open

2017 NH moose hunt lottery now open

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire's popular annual moose hunt lottery is now open to residents and nonresidents. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. New Hampshire's nine-day moose hunt will be October 21 to 29. Enter online or print a mail-in application by clicking here. Moose hunt lottery applications must be postma... READ MORE

Kentucky hunters log another top-5 deer season

Kentucky hunters log another top-5 deer season

By Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The world was tiptoeing into a new millennium the last time Kentucky’s deer harvest did not break 100,000 for a season. The 2016-17 season cleared that mark and surpassed 130,000 for the fifth consecutive season. Hunters combined to take more than 139,000 deer before the book closed Jan. 16 on one of the three best seasons on record in Kentu... READ MORE

Hodgdon® Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Hodgdon® Celebrates 70th Anniversary

By Hodgdon Powder Company

Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is pleased to recognize 2017 as the 70th Anniversary for the Hodgdon brand. In 1947, Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, along with sons JB and Bob, launched Hodgdon, with the first surplus powder offering after World War II. Over the last 70 years, Hodgdon Powder Company has grown into the preeminent supplier of gunpo... READ MORE

Life Hunt provides high-five celebrations

Life Hunt provides high-five celebrations

By Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Dudley Luckie, his grandfather Rick Lewis (right) and Rusty Morrow of the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association. ACEOA was Luckie’s sponsor for the hunt. It’s been said that delayed gratification is almost always sweeter than the instant variety. Anyone who saw Dudley Luckie’s face during the Jan. 10, 11 and... READ MORE

Deer harvest tops 200,000 for fifth straight year

Deer harvest tops 200,000 for fifth straight year

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With a month and a half left in archery deer season, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 200,000 deer. This is the fifth consecutive year the Arkansas harvest has surpassed that milestone. “The first time the harvest surpassed 200,000 deer was in 2012,” said Ralph Meeker, assistant deer program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and... READ MORE

Final deer harvest 263,832; archery turkey harvest 2,304

Final deer harvest 263,832; archery turkey harvest 2,304

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2016-2017 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with a preliminary total harvest of 263,832 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,272 deer harvested, Howell with 5,242, and Texas with 4,608. Hunters harvested 273,249 deer during the 2015-2016 deer hunting seasons. Deer hunting ended with the close of the archery season. ... READ MORE

Four positives for CWD found in recent testing of deer

Four positives for CWD found in recent testing of deer

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in southeastern Nebraska, according to findings by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Commission conducted a CWD sampling operation in its Southeast District deer check stations during the 2016 November firearm deer season. Four samples tested posit... READ MORE

Supplemental deer feed permits available for southern UP

Supplemental deer feed permits available for southern UP

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Winter supplemental feeding permits allowing private citizens and sportsmen's groups in the Upper Peninsula to feed deer are now available. Supplemental deer feeding permits are available by contacting DNR offices in Baraga, Marquette, Crystal Falls, Escanaba, Newberry, Sault Ste. Marie and Shingleton (Cusino). In the northern part of the region,... READ MORE

Spring turkey permits now available

Spring turkey permits now available

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska spring turkey hunting permits are now available. The state offers some of the best turkey hunting opportunities in the entire country. Spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 8, and the regular shotgun on April 15. All spring turkey seasons close May 31. Nebraska offers birds in every county of the state, including ... READ MORE

March 1 deadline for UP deer habitat grants

March 1 deadline for UP deer habitat grants

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

March 1 is deadline to apply for a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula through the Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative. It is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state lands in the Upper Peninsula. Groups eligible for these grants include organizations with... READ MORE

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