Hunting News

Entries for January 2019

9,300 feral hogs eliminated in Missouri in 2018

9,300 feral hogs eliminated in Missouri in 2018

By Missouri Department of Conservation

When the Department of Conservation tallied the number of feral hogs eliminated from January through December 2018, the final count resulted in 9,365 feral hogs removed from the state’s landscape by the Department, partner agencies and private landowners. In 2017, 6,561 feral hogs were removed. MDC and partners have implemented a new strategy... READ MORE

West Virginia hunters harvest 2,606 black bears

West Virginia hunters harvest 2,606 black bears

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia hunters harvested 2,606 black bears during the combined 2018 archery and firearms seasons. The preliminary harvest for the combined 2018 seasons is 18 percent below the 3,160 bears killed in 2017, but is the sixth highest bear kill recorded, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader. Hunters killed 637 bears during the... READ MORE

Project seeks to reduce impact of CWD

Project seeks to reduce impact of CWD

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Game Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services (USDA-WS) is conducting a project in Blair and Bedford counties to reduce the impact of chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a threat to Pennsylvania’s deer and elk populations. Deer and elk infected with CWD have lower survival rates, and this can ... READ MORE

Agency continues to find CWD positive deer

Agency continues to find CWD positive deer

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The total number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) has climbed to 91 in Fayette and Hardeman counties, according to the Wildlife Resources Agency. Three additional deer, if confirmed by secondary testing, would expand the CWD Zone. Two of the deer receiving secondary testing are from Hardeman and Fayette counties and if con... READ MORE

Life Hunt participants bag bucks of lifetime

Life Hunt participants bag bucks of lifetime

By David Rainer, Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Aaron Causey and Buckmasters CEO Jackie Bushman celebrate a successful hunt during the Buckmasters Life Hunt Classic at Sedgefields Plantation in Dallas County. Aaron Causey of Riverside, Ala., has been all over the world to hunt, but he considers none of his hunts more special than the Buckmasters Life Hunt Classic Jan. 13-15 at Sedgefields... READ MORE

2019 moose hunt lottery now open

2019 moose hunt lottery now open

By NH Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire’s 2019 moose hunt lottery is now open. The lottery entrance fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. To enter the moose hunt lottery online, or to print out a mail-in application, click here. Applications are also available from any Fish and Game license agent, the Fish and Game Headquarters or Fish and G... READ MORE

CWD sampling ramps up in Northern Alabama

CWD sampling ramps up in Northern Alabama

By David Rainer/Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

With positive tests for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Tennessee and additional positives in Mississippi, the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division has ramped up testing in north Alabama. WFF officials set up manned sampling stations in Hackleburg the first weekend of the new year and followed with sampling last weekend in Waterloo. Se... READ MORE

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Ready to Tackle the Next Decade of Success

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Ready to Tackle the Next Decade of Success

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Nears $4 Million Contributed to Conservation of Safe, Responsible Access to Public Land. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the powersports leader in supporting outdoor recreation, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) third-quarter 2018 grant recipients as it concludes the recognition of its first decade of service to the program... READ MORE

Final deer, turkey harvest numbers reported

Final deer, turkey harvest numbers reported

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2018-2019 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 290,339 deer. Of the deer harvested, 136,776 were antlered bucks, 30,116 were button bucks, and 123,447 were does. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,826 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,545, an... READ MORE

Biologists seek assistance to locate black bear dens

Biologists seek assistance to locate black bear dens

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

This winter, wildlife biologists are seeking the public's help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York. As part of the ongoing monitoring of black bears in New York, wildlife biologists periodically check on black bears during the winter den season. New York hikers and hunters typically cover countless miles of wooded terrain each ye... READ MORE

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