Hunting News

Entries for February 2017

199,000 pounds of venison donated to Share the Harvest

199,000 pounds of venison donated to Share the Harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

This past season 4,280 deer hunters shared nearly 199,000 pounds of venison to help feed hungry Missourians in the Share the Harvest program. Since the program was started in 1992, Share the Harvest has provided about 3.7 million pounds of lean, healthy venison to help feed hungry Missourians. Processing fees are covered entirely or in part by nu... READ MORE

Moose population study shows it’s unchanged

Moose population study shows it’s unchanged

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota’s moose population shows signs of stability when comparing this year’s population estimate of 3,710 northeastern Minnesota moose with estimates since 2012. The 2017 aerial moose survey estimate of 3,710 moose in the northeastern part of the state is statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate of 4,020. There is ... READ MORE

Federal Premium Introduces 209 Muzzleloading Primer

Federal Premium Introduces 209 Muzzleloading Primer

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to introduce the new 209 Muzzleloading Primer to complement its line of B.O.R. Lock MZ bullets, which ensure a deadly combination of accuracy and downrange devastation. Shipments of the new primers are currently being delivered to dealers. The primer formulation provides superior resistance to moisture and hot,... READ MORE

State-wide elk season sees record harvest numbers

State-wide elk season sees record harvest numbers

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters harvested a record 55 elk during the 2016-17 hunting season, according to Wes Wright, Arkansas elk program coordinator. The record tally represented a 15 percent increase in harvest from the 2015 season and was the result of the statewide elk season established in 2016 to prevent further expansion of the herd. “We had 11 elk taken o... READ MORE

Remaining spring turkey permits available March 20

Remaining spring turkey permits available March 20

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The remaining 105,080 spring turkey hunt permits will become available to turkey hunters beginning March 20. Following the 2017 spring turkey permit drawing, 135,307 successful applicants will receive permits. A total of 240,768 permits are available spring 2017 turkey season, with remaining permits available through over-the-counter sales beginni... READ MORE

Feelin’ Squirrely

Feelin’ Squirrely

By Ken Piper

T-Bone’s Bone Collector Team Claims 4th Annual Squirrel Master Classic Title. T-Bone’s Bone Collector team claimed the 2017 GAMO Squirrel Master Classic title Wednesday evening after two thrilling squirrel hunts and an intense shooting competition that showcased the incredible talents of some special 4-H kids. This was the first time ... READ MORE

85,193 deer harvest up for 2016-17 season

85,193 deer harvest up for 2016-17 season

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons  Sept. 9, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase of 19 percent compared to last year... READ MORE

New coyote challenge for hunters, trappers begins in March

New coyote challenge for hunters, trappers begins in March

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

To encourage taking coyotes from March to August, the Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division is introducing a new Coyote Challenge. Each hunter or trapper will earn an entry into a monthly drawing for a lifetime license (or equal credit for purchase of hunting/fishing licenses) for each coyote killed, up to five a month per. “Currentl... READ MORE

March 1 deadline for DMAP enrollment

March 1 deadline for DMAP enrollment

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Landowners can become land stewards and leave a lasting legacy for wildlife on property they own or hunt by enrolling in the Deer Management Assistance Program. The 2017 application deadline is March 1 for DMAP Levels 2 and 3, and public lands. All applications received following this day will be automatically enrolled at Level 1 until the a... READ MORE

Game Check compliance up; federal snapper estimate wrong again

Game Check compliance up; federal snapper estimate wrong again

By David Rainer

The initial 2017 meeting of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board focused on how well Alabama’s hunters and saltwater anglers complied with reporting regulations and the assessment definitely showed mixed results. During the early February meeting, Chuck Sykes, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries division director, and Chris Blankenship, Mar... READ MORE

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