Hunting News

Entries for April 2017

Deer harvest down 7.8 percent from 2016

Deer harvest down 7.8 percent from 2016

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

A survey of the 2016-2017 hunting season shows hunters across the state reported harvesting 149,811 deer—a 7.8 percent decrease from the previous season, and 11.2 percent below the 10-year average. The survey showed harvests declined across all 9 districts, ranging from 1.2 percent in District 9 to 14.1 percent in District 5. “We... READ MORE

Study examines Americans’ disconnect with nature

Study examines Americans’ disconnect with nature

By US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to each other, yet competing priorities keep too many adults and children from getting outdoors. That’s just one of the findings from a new national study of Americans’ relationship to nature. The study results also reveal both an alarming disconnection with n... READ MORE

Federal Premium to Introduce New Ammunition

Federal Premium to Introduce New Ammunition

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to introduce a lineup of new high-performance products the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-30. The introductions include Federal Premium Gold Medal Berger, Federal Premium Edge TLR, Federal Non-Typical and Federal Train + Protect. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Vista Outdo... READ MORE

Turkey hunting starting May 1

Turkey hunting starting May 1

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts April 28 for hunters who will be 17 years of age or younger on July 31. On May 1, turkey hunting is open for hunters of all ages. Permits will be available until the hunt ends on May 31. Hunters can get one online. Permits are also available from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah and at D... READ MORE

Michigan creates panel on chronic wasting disease

Michigan creates panel on chronic wasting disease

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Recognizing the challenge posed by chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s white-tailed deer population, the Natural Resources Commission has adopted a resolution to engage the scientific community to help identify practices that address the threat. The resolution seeks to involve scientists and experts “to advise the NRC, the DNR or ot... READ MORE

GFP enforcement officers equipped with body cams

GFP enforcement officers equipped with body cams

By South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks

Law enforcement officers with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will now be equipped with body cameras to increase transparency and enhance officer safety. “Our officers already do a tremendous job,” said GFP department secretary Kelly Hepler. “It is our hope that the implementation of body cameras will ultimately make their job... READ MORE

Florida makes it easier, adds prizes to remove pythons

Florida makes it easier, adds prizes to remove pythons

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Two new programs have been created to encourage people to remove nonnative Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem and surrounding area. The Python Pickup Program encourages the public to remove and report wild Burmese pythons, and rewards participants with valuable prizes. Anyone can participate in the new program. People who remove python... READ MORE

Savage Arms to Introduce New Firearms at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Show

Savage Arms to Introduce New Firearms at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Show

By Savage Arms

Savage Arms is proud to continue its long tradition of innovation by unveiling an exciting lineup of new high-performance firearms at the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-30. The introductions include bolt-action B Series Hardwood rifles, along with the virtually bulletproof single-shot Stevens 301. Caliber options ... READ MORE

Savage Arms Introduces Model 10 GRS

Savage Arms Introduces Model 10 GRS

By Savage Arms

Savage Arms is pleased to offer serious long-range shooters a new secret weapon with the Savage Model 10 GRS. The rifle delivers exceptional accuracy and performance whether you’re engaged in top-level competition or simply trying to beat your personal best. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers. The Model 10 G... READ MORE

Commission opens 850 acres to hunters in NE Arkansas

Commission opens 850 acres to hunters in NE Arkansas

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

At its April 20 meeting, Commissioners unanimously voted to enter a partnership with the Highway and Transportation Department to include 850 acres of the Glaise Creek Mitigation Bank into Departee Creek WMA in White County. The land was purchased by the Highway and Transportation Department as part of the requirement under the Clean Water Act to ... READ MORE

Public asked to not plant invasive Bradford pear trees

Public asked to not plant invasive Bradford pear trees

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri homeowners are being encouraged to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring. Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular landscaping tree for decades, cultivated forms have spread aggressively throughout th... READ MORE

Turkey hunters overwhelmingly satisfied with Nebraska hunt

Turkey hunters overwhelmingly satisfied with Nebraska hunt

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters who took part in Nebraska’s 2016 fall turkey season were overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of their hunting experience, according to a Game and Parks Commission survey. The survey, which was open only to 2016 fall turkey hunters, found 63 percent of hunters were satisfied with their hunting experience. The results are based o... READ MORE

Spring turkey season opens with youth hunt April 22

Spring turkey season opens with youth hunt April 22

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Licensed junior hunters and mentored youth can head afield April 22 to participate in Pennsylvania’s annual youth spring turkey hunt. A week later on April 29, all hunters can head into Penn’s Woods in pursuit of spring gobblers. There’s an increasing interest among hunters, said Mary Jo Casalena, wild turkey biologist. A light ... READ MORE

New law allows some to use straight wall cartridges

New law allows some to use straight wall cartridges

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa hunters will have a new option this fall while hunting deer during the youth season, disabled hunter season and both shotgun seasons – rifles that are capable of shooting straight walled cartridges. The new straight wall cartridge law was passed without dissent by the Iowa Legislature, and was signed into law April 13. It was enacted to... READ MORE

Bighorn sheep population remains stable

Bighorn sheep population remains stable

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 296 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up slightly from last year and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 104 rams, 170 ewes and 22 lambs. Not included are approximately 20 bighorns in the North Unit of Theodor... READ MORE

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