Entries for January 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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