Entries for March 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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