Hunting News

Entries for April 2016

Increase in fall monitoring as new CWD cases found

Increase in fall monitoring as new CWD cases found

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Final results from Missouri’s 2015‐2016 fall and winter testing of nearly 7,700 free ranging deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) show seven deer confirmed positive for the fatal deer disease. Three were from Adair County, two from Macon County, one from Linn County and one from Franklin County (reported earlier in the year). The new cases... READ MORE

Phase 2 sampling finds 2 more CWD positive deer

Phase 2 sampling finds 2 more CWD positive deer

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Two additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Arkansas. A deer in Madison County and another deer in Pope County were positive for the fatal disease. Both deer were road-kills reported by the public. The Madison County deer was a 2 1/2-year-old doe found near Kingston and 2.9 miles west of the CWD focal area. The Pope Cou... READ MORE

Ohio youth turkey weekend harvest sees small drop

Ohio youth turkey weekend harvest sees small drop

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Many young hunters found success during Ohio’s 2016 youth spring wild turkey season after 1,564 birds were harvested. Hunters age 17 and under were eligible to participate in the two-day season, April 16-17. The total harvest was a slight decrease from 2015, when 1,589 wild turkeys were checked. All participants were required to possess a va... READ MORE

Once friendly rivals, two turkey hunters are now great friends

Once friendly rivals, two turkey hunters are now great friends

By David Rainer

Photo: Scott Foster, left, has enjoyed a long, friendly rivalry with James Crowley, since the two began sharing the Fayette County property where both had permission to hunt. Turkey hunters are indeed a rare breed. Postal carriers are said to endure all sorts of hardships to deliver the mail, but they’ve got nothing on diehard turkey hunters ... READ MORE

Expect roadblocks during NM fishing and hunting seasons

Expect roadblocks during NM fishing and hunting seasons

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

The Game and Fish Department will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2016-17 fishing season began April 1; youth turkey hunting season began April 8, and the general season begins April 15. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will che... READ MORE

Arkansas updates CWD results, adds 23 more

Arkansas updates CWD results, adds 23 more

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Another 23 cases of chronic wasting disease among deer and elk in northern Arkansas have been confirmed by the Game and Fish Commission, which brings the total cases to 79. Confirmation of the first positive CWD sample came Feb. 23 from a cow elk near Pruitt. Samples were tested at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison, and veri... READ MORE

Missouri youth turkey hunters harvest 4,145 birds

Missouri youth turkey hunters harvest 4,145 birds

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young turkey hunters harvested 4,145 birds during the April 9-10, 2016, spring youth season, with Callaway, Franklin and Green as the top harvest counties in preliminary data. Callaway and Franklin county reports showed 105 birds harvested in each, and Greene County with 88 birds. Gasconade, Osage and Saint Clair counties each came in next with 84... READ MORE

Vermont hunters can find harvested deer ages online

Vermont hunters can find harvested deer ages online

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer can now learn how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website.  A total of 2,672 teeth were received from successful rifle season hunters. When added to the 1,937 deer examined by biologists during the youth and rifle seasons, the dep... READ MORE

NY sees second largest bear harvest in 2015

NY sees second largest bear harvest in 2015

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York’s bear hunters took 1,715 black bears during the 2015 hunting seasons, the second largest bear harvest on record in the state. Only the 2003 harvest of 1,863 bears is larger. Hunters took 1,132 black bears in the Southern Zone, approximately the same as in 2014, but about 30 percent greater than the recent five-year average take.&nb... READ MORE

Indiana clarifies new rifle law for deer hunters

Indiana clarifies new rifle law for deer hunters

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Recent legislation that legalizes certain rifles for deer hunting beginning later this year in Indiana has led to questions regarding calibers and cartridges allowed under the new law. Some additional rifle cartridges can be used only on private land during the firearms season, because of the law passed earlier this year by the Indiana General As... READ MORE

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