Hunting News

Entries for March 2017

Back In the Saddle

Back In the Saddle

By Ken Piper

A quick turkey gear review from a die-hard deer hunter. It’s been more than 15 years since I did any serious turkey hunting, but with both my kids now done with school, it felt like a good time to get back out after some winged prey. Before I go any further, I should make it clear that my turkey hunting passion has always eclipsed my skill. A... READ MORE

Use new number to check turkey harvest

Use new number to check turkey harvest

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

As part of a license vendor change, the call center for checking game has a new phone number successful spring turkey hunters need to use to report their harvest: (844)527-4868. Successful turkey hunters still must tag their turkey with tags provided on their license. “Anyone still hunting with the license they purchased last year will hav... READ MORE

MO Hunting app update needed to Telecheck turkeys

MO Hunting app update needed to Telecheck turkeys

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Turkey hunters who use the free MO Hunting app from the Department of Conservation will need to update the app to Telecheck their spring turkey harvest. Youth spring turkey season runs April 8 and 9, and the regular spring turkey season runs April 17 through May 7. Hunters can purchase permits through the MO Hunting app. The new app version prov... READ MORE

Alligator hunting season proposed Aug. 25-Sept. 4

Alligator hunting season proposed Aug. 25-Sept. 4

By Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

Proposed rule changes for the 2017 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi include opportunities in specific public waterways.   As proposed, a total of 920 permits will be available within 7 hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, August 25 to September 4, 2017.  The proposal appr... READ MORE

Florida hunters asked to participate in annual deer survey

Florida hunters asked to participate in annual deer survey

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

If you hunt deer in Florida and receive a call requesting your participation in a deer hunter survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes you will take some time to do so. The Commission has contracted with Responsive Management, a survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues, to condu... READ MORE

Turkey season opens April 1-2 for youth hunters

Turkey season opens April 1-2 for youth hunters

By Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Kentucky’s spring turkey season is something of an obsession among hunters, and it’s right around the corner. Hunters ages 15 and younger are first up with youth-only season April 1-2. The general statewide season opens April 15 and runs through May 7. The state’s turkey flock numbered fewer than 2,400 birds when restoration effo... READ MORE

Fall turkey hunters invited to take online survey

Fall turkey hunters invited to take online survey

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska’s 2016 fall turkey hunters who provided an email address when purchasing a permit online have been sent email invitations to participate in a survey about their experiences. Those who did not provide an email address can take the survey at http://outdoornebraska.gov/turkeyhuntersurvey The survey results will be used to estimate sta... READ MORE

No cell service? Outdoors GA app can still check game

No cell service? Outdoors GA app can still check game

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Almost a year since its debut, the free Outdoors GA mobile app now allows users the ability to check their harvest, even when they are in an area without cell service. “We continue to be pleased with this free mobile app that gives both novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts essential information in the palm of their hand,” said Rusty... READ MORE

New hunting-fishing license system debuts April 1

New hunting-fishing license system debuts April 1

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters and anglers who renew licenses in 2017 will now be able to do so online. As of April 1, all licenses and permits sold by the Game and Fish Commission will be available as a downloadable file that can be carried on a mobile phone or printed on a single piece of printer paper. The new system is part of an effort to make it as easy for hunte... READ MORE

Shed hunters must wait until April 1 to collect antlers

Shed hunters must wait until April 1 to collect antlers

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Hunters itching to get out and collect antlers shed by deer, elk and moose this winter, must wait until April 1 in Utah. Those who collect shed antlers before shed gathering season reopens April 1, could face a fine of up to $1,000. The season runs through April 15. But before shed hunters start to search, they are required complete the state's a... READ MORE

Mathews Launches Video Tribute to Women Bowhunters

Mathews Launches Video Tribute to Women Bowhunters

By Mathews, Inc.

Mathews recently released "DRIVE", a short video celebrating women bowhunters, who despite obstacles and naysayers dedicate themselves to this beloved, yet demanding, sport. The video features four women from around the country: a blacktail hunter and archery coach from northern California, a western big game hunter from Bozeman, Mon... READ MORE

White-nose syndrome confirmed in Nebraska

White-nose syndrome confirmed in Nebraska

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

White-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that affects hibernating bats, has been confirmed in Nebraska after several dozen dead bats were discovered during a recent survey of a mine in Cass County. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., confirmed the disease in three bats from the mine – a lit... READ MORE

$100,000 awarded for U.P. deer habitat improvement

$100,000 awarded for U.P. deer habitat improvement

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Eleven projects across 13 counties have been funded with $100,000 for deer habitat improvement grants in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state-managed lands in the U.P. “This year's grants are for excellent projects designed to ad... READ MORE

Statewide turkey season opens March 25

Statewide turkey season opens March 25

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

With a bag limit of three gobblers per season, turkey hunters in Georgia have from March 25 through May 15—one of the longest seasons in the nation—to harvest their birds. “Reproduction in 2016 was the best we have seen since 2011, so I am hopeful we can build on that recent success and expect 2017 to be a better hunting season,&... READ MORE

2 new CWD reports are first for county and area

2 new CWD reports are first for county and area

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Two hunter-harvested deer from St. Clair County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The new cases are the first for the county and the area, according to the Department of Conservation. Both deer were adult males, and both were harvested within a half-mile of each other on the same private property in southeast St. Clair County durin... READ MORE

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