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Entries for February 2019

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With deer season ending, there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to have hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Hunters who qualify for the Triple Trophy Award must, within a single deer season, take at least one deer by each of the three legal hunting methods – modern firearms, muzzleloading rifle or pistol, and archery/c... READ MORE

New regulations stay in effect for CWD zone

New regulations stay in effect for CWD zone

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Regulations remain in effect in response to the state response to chronic wasting disease (CWD) which has been confirmed in Fayette, Hardeman and Madison counties. The proximity of these CWD positive locations to border counties have added Chester, Haywood, McNairy, Shelby and Tipton to the CWD Management Zone (CMZ). Feeding wildlife is prohibited ... READ MORE

Multi-agency feral hog trappers report trespassing, vandalism

Multi-agency feral hog trappers report trespassing, vandalism

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and USDA Wildlife Services are reporting government feral hog trappers experience difficulties with vandalism and trespassing at trapping sites. “One of our Iron County trappers had interference from hog hunters on private properties on seven of 11 straight days he worked,” said MDC Feral Hog Elimination ... READ MORE

Commission approves hunting rule changes

Commission approves hunting rule changes

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

At its February meeting, the Commission approved rule changes for FWC-managed public hunting areas as well as statewide hunting proposals, including many dealing with deer hunting. Draft rule amendments for changes to hunting regulations were approved by the Commission at the December 2018 Commission meeting. Rule changes are based on requests from... READ MORE

Monitoring efforts increase after new CWD find

Monitoring efforts increase after new CWD find

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional disease monitoring and management are planned after the Feb. 14 confirmation that chronic wasting disease has been found outside southeastern Minnesota. When the Department of Natural Resources confirmed CWD in a wild deer in Crow Wing County, the test result marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been found outside of ... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 77,000 deer for 2018-19 season

Hunters harvest 77,000 deer for 2018-19 season

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 77,382 deer during Maryland’s combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31. Sunday hunting accounted for more than 10 percent of the total harvest. Statewide totals include 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harves... READ MORE

Hunters register 3,782 birds in 2018 fall turkey season

Hunters register 3,782 birds in 2018 fall turkey season

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Hunters registered 3,782 birds during the fall 2018 wild turkey season, very similar to the 3,971 turkeys registered during the 2017 fall season. In total, 73,915 harvest authorizations were issued for the 2018 fall season, an increase of 7,099 from 2017. Of the 73,915 harvest authorizations issued, 70,420 were awarded with a fall turkey license an... READ MORE

Conservation legacy Rep. John Dingell has died

Conservation legacy Rep. John Dingell has died

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On Feb. 7, Congressman John Dingell Jr. (MI), one of the country’s most accomplished legislators and conservationists, passed away at age 92. Congressman Dingell’s career is best summarized as one of selfless public service. Dingell enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18, where he rose to the rank of second lieutenant. A li... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 108,856 deer during 2018-19 season

Hunters harvest 108,856 deer during 2018-19 season

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Hunters in West Virginia registered 108,856 white-tailed deer through the electronic game checking system during the recently completed buck firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, youth/Class Q/Class XS and Mountaineer Heritage seasons. The total harvest was within 1 percent of the 2017 deer harvest of 108,160 and 11 percent below ... READ MORE

2019 Maine moose lottery now open

2019 Maine moose lottery now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2019 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open with applications accepted online only.The online application process is fast and simple and applicants will receive instant confirmation for successful entry into the system. The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 15. To apply online, click here. Hunters who fi... READ MORE

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