Entries for May 2016
West Virginia hunters harvest 10,369 spring turkeys
By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Spring turkey hunters harvested 10,369 gobblers this year, up 14 percent from 2015, according to Keith Krantz, West Virginia DNR wild turkey and upland game biologist. The 2016 season, April 18 through May 14, began a week earlier than usual on the third Monday in April for the first time in recent history.
Youth hunters checked in 380 gobblers d... READ MORE
Yamaha Continues Support of SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation
By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Viking VI SE Auction Raises $30,000 for SEAL Families Around the World. KENNESAW, Ga. – May 13, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, again provided a new Special Edition (SE) Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, Calif. The A... READ MORE
By Muzzy Broadheads
17th Annual Muzzy Classic Pays Out $10,000 to First-Place Giles & Rigsby. For the past 17 years, the Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament has proven to be a highly competitive, exciting tournament with some of the best bowfishing teams vying for the top cash prize of $10,000. This year was no different. Teams of two to four members were blessed ... READ MORE
Hunter safety in Pennsylvania at all-time high
By Pennsylvania Game Commission
There were only 23 hunting-related shooting incidents statewide during 2015, according to a newly released report from the Game Commission. That’s the lowest number on record. “There still is work to do, because even one incident is too many,” according to Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough. “But if you look... READ MORE
Board increases permits for Utah big game
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Approving more permits and new hunt opportunities were among actions the Utah Wildlife Board took in late April. Depending on which unit a hunter applies for, there might be increased chance of drawing a permit to hunt buck deer this fall.
The Wildlife Board approved 12,010 private lands only permits. All big game hunting rules will available in t... READ MORE
48,354 turkeys harvested in Missouri spring season
By Missouri Department of Conservation
Turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18—May 8, according to preliminary data from the Department of Conservation.
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861.
Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 sprin... READ MORE
Indiana deer harvest up; new rifle rules explained
By Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana hunters harvested 123,664 deer during the 2015 season, according to newly released data. This is a 3 percent increase from the 120,073 deer taken during the 2014 season.
The antlered deer harvest was 10 percent higher than the 2014 harvest, while the antlerless harvest was 1 percent lower than in 2014. The overall 2015 deer harvest ranks ... READ MORE
Alligator hunt application process changes
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
More than 5,000 alligator harvest permits will be available when Florida’s annual recreational alligator hunting season application process opens May 6. However, there are changes to the process hunters need to know.
The annual recreational alligator hunting season runs August 15 to November 1.
The application period for the Pha... READ MORE
Yamaha Volunteers Return to Rehabilitate San Bernardino National Forest
By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Eighth Year of Yamaha Employee Volunteer Project to Improve Outdoor Areas and Access. CYPRESS, Calif. – May 2, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest this past weekend to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the popular Summit OHV Staging Area. Working with members of the S... READ MORE