Hunting News

Entries for October 2015

WV fall archery deer harvest up

WV fall archery deer harvest up

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia archery hunters are having a successful year in 2015, showing a 53 percent increase in their harvest of white-tailed deer. As of Oct. 26, bow and crossbow hunters have taken 11,798 deer compared to 7,729 deer taken up to the same date in 2014, a 53 percent increase. The archery season began Sept. 26 and runs through Dec. 31, 2015. T... READ MORE

Wildlife Council rule would monitor CWD areas

Wildlife Council rule would monitor CWD areas

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Wildlife Council passed a rule change Oct. 21 that creates disease surveillance areas to monitor chronic wasting disease (CWD). The rule permits the Division of Wildlife to establish a disease surveillance area when CWD has been detected. When enacted, this designation will include all areas within a minimum of 6 miles surrounding a locat... READ MORE

MN Proposes Nontoxic Ammunition Use

MN Proposes Nontoxic Ammunition Use

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota’s small game hunters and others interested in a proposal to use nontoxic shot in Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the farmland zone have been responding to the plan since comments opened Oct. 13. “The nontoxic shot rule would apply to hunters using shotguns with shot, not to hunters using single-projectile ammunition, such... READ MORE

NM Late Season Archery Elk Licenses

NM Late Season Archery Elk Licenses

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

On a first come, first served basis, New Mexico will put 275 trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses on sale Oct. 28 on the state Department of Game and Fish website at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. The sale begins at 10 a.m., and is open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours. Remaining licenses will be available to nonresidents Oct. 29... READ MORE

Bluetongue outbreak in Idaho whitetails

Bluetongue outbreak in Idaho whitetails

By Idaho Fish and Game

Based on continuing reports of dead deer, Fish and Game officials estimate up to 1,000 whitetails have died from an outbreak of bluetongue, a virus transmitted by gnats that is similar to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). The outbreak is not expected to significantly reduce whitetail populations or affect hunting season which opens Oct. 10, alt... READ MORE

WVA deer, bear and boar archery and crossbow seasons open

WVA deer, bear and boar archery and crossbow seasons open

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia’s 2015 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar began Sept. 26 with the archery and crossbow deer and boar seasons running through Dec. 31. New this year, crossbows are now a legal weapon for all licensed hunters. The bear archery and crossbow seasons are split seasons (Sept. 26 to Nov. 21 a... READ MORE

Hunters are the key to fighting poaching

Hunters are the key to fighting poaching

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Hunters might not realize it, but their eyes and ears are the key to fighting poaching in Utah. In the war against poaching in Utah, hunters are the front line. Division of Wildlife Resources Captain Mitch Lane says conservation officers catch plenty of wildlife violators on their own. But the officers are spread thin. That's where hunters come in... READ MORE

New Georgia shooting center opens

New Georgia shooting center opens

By Georgia Southern University

A new state-of-the-art shooting sports instructional facility at Georgia Southern University is now open to students and the public.  The facility features two spacious training and seminar rooms, an archery center and firing range. The project was funded by private donations to the university, support from the Easton Sports Development Found... READ MORE

Suppressors legal for taking game in NC on October 1

Suppressors legal for taking game in NC on October 1

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

As of October 1, North Carolina will allow the use of suppressors on firearms while legally taking wildlife. A suppressor, sometimes referred to as a silencer, muffles or minimizes the report of a firearm when it is fired. This change is not reflected in the 2013-2014 North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest, whic... READ MORE

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