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Entries for November 2016

16 arrested in 3 states for feral hog violations

16 arrested in 3 states for feral hog violations

By Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

A long term investigation by Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries conservation officers has led to arrest warrants for 16 people in seven Alabama counties and two other states for the illegal transport, release or live possession of feral pigs. Thirteen Alabama residents were arrested in Barbour, Choctaw, Fayette, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe and Sumter c... READ MORE

Gun season opening day sees drop in deer harvest

Gun season opening day sees drop in deer harvest

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season. In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season. Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season, Dec. 17 and 18, are available for people to hunt with firearms. White... READ MORE

Preliminary 3-day bear harvest trails previous seasons

Preliminary 3-day bear harvest trails previous seasons

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunters during the third day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 415 bears, raising the three-day total to 2,308 – an about 8 percent decrease compared to the 2,487 bears taken during the first three days of the 2015 season. Bears have been harvested in 53 counties during the statewide season so far. The top 10 bears pro... READ MORE

185,000 deer taken in firearms season; youth hunt sees increase

185,000 deer taken in firearms season; youth hunt sees increase

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 185,066 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of the 185,066 deer harvested, 95,383 were antlered bucks, 18,889 were button bucks, and 70,794 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with 3,910 deer checked, Franklin with 3,738, and Texas with 3,562. ... READ MORE

Wildlife officials warn of fishing and hunting license scam

Wildlife officials warn of fishing and hunting license scam

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire consumers are being warned of a scam that fools people into paying for a fishing license without actually providing one. The scam includes at least two unofficial websites that give consumers the impression they can purchase fishing or hunting licenses for any of the 50 states.  After paying a fee, consumers are simply given mor... READ MORE

Arkansas changes feral hog harvest rule for WMAs

Arkansas changes feral hog harvest rule for WMAs

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters can now harvest feral hogs during firearms deer, bear or elk seasons on AGFC-managed wildlife management areas. The Commission approved the change Nov. 17, altering its May 2016 decision to eliminate all feral hog hunting on AGFC-owned WMAs. The initial regulation was placed to remove incentive for any future illegal releases of hogs on pu... READ MORE

28 new CWD cases found in north Arkansas

28 new CWD cases found in north Arkansas

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Twenty-eight new cases of CWD have been identified from voluntary sampling stations run by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission during opening weekend of modern gun season, Nov. 12 and 13. The samples were collected from 25 sampling sites in the CWD Management Zone in north Arkansas. Hunters voluntarily submitted 535 samples during the two-day p... READ MORE

Hunters advised to be cautious during burn ban

Hunters advised to be cautious during burn ban

By Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Severe drought conditions across much of Alabama means an increased risk of wildfire exists when hunters return to the woods for gun deer season November 19. The statewide no burn order in effect bans all outdoor burning including campfires on private lands, all Wildlife Management Areas and in Alabama’s National Forests. “Until we ge... READ MORE

Only one elk from regular season tests CWD-positive

Only one elk from regular season tests CWD-positive

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

One elk of 52 taken so far in 2016 has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The elk, harvested in southwestern Searcy County on private land, was a 2.5-year old bull taken during the elk management assistance program quota hunt. According to Wes Wright, elk program coordinator, all samples from the public land hunts were found to have no ... READ MORE

Mandatory CWD testing of harvested deer in 2 counties

Mandatory CWD testing of harvested deer in 2 counties

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

To prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, hunters must take all deer harvested on Nov. 21 and 22, 2016 in Hampshire and Hardy counties to a sampling station for testing. This is the first year for mandatory disease testing. Previously, testing was voluntary. Hunters must also check their deer by phone, online or with an official license ag... READ MORE

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