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Entries for October 2017

Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

Halloween decorations may attract wildlife

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Here’s something to keep in mind about Halloween and wildlife. Those carefully carved pumpkins sitting outside may be attract some unwanted trick-or-treaters: hungry wildlife looking for an easy meal. Residents are asked to be aware that Halloween pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when disp... READ MORE

10 communities seek BearWise funding

10 communities seek BearWise funding

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Wildlife Commission has received applications from 10 communities for $515,283 in BearWise funding to help reduce human-bear conflicts. “Feeding on garbage is the main reason why Florida black bears appear in neighborhoods,” according to David Telesco, who leads the Bear Management Program. “This funding will make it easier ... READ MORE

Deer hunters encouraged to Share the Harvest

Deer hunters encouraged to Share the Harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters are being encouraged to donate their extra venison this year through the Share the Harvest program to help feed hungry Missourians. Nearly 4,300 Missouri deer hunters donated more than 198,000 pounds of venison to the program during the last deer season. Administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Fed... READ MORE

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 28 in western Maryland

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 28 in western Maryland

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Fall turkey hunting season  opens Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 4 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. The 2017 Wild Turkey Observation Survey Summary shows turkey reproduction in western Maryland was slightly below average, but high enough to maintain the population at previo... READ MORE

Hunters expect big chill for muzzleloader Oct. 28 opener

Hunters expect big chill for muzzleloader Oct. 28 opener

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Weather for the Oct. 28 deer muzzleloader season opener looks like it'll cooperate with hunters aiming to harvest a deer — or perhaps three. "There is some buzz among the hunters, and there’s good reason," said Dallas Barber, big game biologist. "With a big cold front expected, the deer should be up and on their feet." "This is lookin... READ MORE

State wildlife chief predicts higher deer harvest numbers

State wildlife chief predicts higher deer harvest numbers

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

When Minnesota’s deer season ends Dec. 31, it is quite likely the harvest will be in the 200,000 range, so says Paul Telander, wildlife chief. The DNR projection is above last year’s harvest of 173,213, below the 2003 record harvest of 290,525, and similar to the most recent 20-year average of 205,959. Prior to 2000, deer harvests in e... READ MORE

Stubble Access Guide maps lands open to public hunting

Stubble Access Guide maps lands open to public hunting

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

More than 24,000 acres open to public hunting and trapping access are clearly mapped out for hunters in the 2017 Southwest Nebraska Stubble Access Guide. The new Stubble Access Guide is available at all Nebraska Game and Parks offices and vendors, and can be found online. Published annually as an addendum to the Public Access Atlas, which provid... READ MORE

CWD tests mandatory Nov. 4-5; deer feeding ban remains

CWD tests mandatory Nov. 4-5; deer feeding ban remains

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Precautionary testing during the first two days of firearms deer season Nov. 4 and 5 will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north central Minnesota. Wild deer in these areas are not known to have CWD, but mandatory testing of wild deer that hunters harvest is a proactive and pre... READ MORE

Special antlerless deer hunts offered at select state parks

Special antlerless deer hunts offered at select state parks

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area are being made available by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted through 5 p.m. Oct. 31. If more applications are received than can be accom... READ MORE

New project asks citizens to report rabbit sightings

New project asks citizens to report rabbit sightings

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

A new citizen science project in New Hampshire is asking citizens to act as scientists and submit information and photographs of any rabbit they see. NH Rabbit Reports is sponsored by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the Fish and Game Department, with the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. The group is seeking vol... READ MORE

Hunters urged to wear the safest color: Orange

Hunters urged to wear the safest color: Orange

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

This fall, Nicole Meier, information and education specialist, is reminding hunters to wear fluorescent hunter orange. “Every year we should strive to be the safest we can be by wearing at least a hunter-orange hat and vest,” she said. “Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities, and it’s getting safer thanks to adva... READ MORE

Proper disposal of deer remains is good hunter ethics

Proper disposal of deer remains is good hunter ethics

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but it is an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the hunter's image, according to Charles Ruth, Big Game Program Coordinator. Properly disposed deer remains will soon be taken care of by decomposition and insects because nature wastes no nutrients. Hunters s... READ MORE

Treestand hunting? Remember the obvious

Treestand hunting? Remember the obvious

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

When hunters take to the woods Oct. 14 for the start of archery deer season in Alabama, Marisa Futral, hunter education coordinator, hopes those using treestands will remember to wear and use a vital piece of equipment, the full-body harness. “It sounds obvious, but wearing your harness and not attaching it to the tree will not save you if ... READ MORE

Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham have charged two Northport, Ala., men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported or sold... READ MORE

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Adults new to hunting or returning to hunting after an absence are invited to participate in Alabama’s new Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. Applications for AMH program events are now available, and the first random draw will be held Oct. 18. The first AMH event will take place on Nov. 18 in Mobile County. Those applying for an AMH eve... READ MORE

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