Hunting News

Entries for May 2017

Alligator hunt registration opens June 2

Alligator hunt registration opens June 2

By Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

Online registration for Alabama’s 12th annual regulated alligator hunts opens June 2 at 8 a.m. for 260 Alligator Possession Tags which will be distributed among four hunting zones. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 11. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one ti... READ MORE

Despite weather, turkey harvest results are impressive

Despite weather, turkey harvest results are impressive

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results. The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the for the state. “We w... READ MORE

Antlerless permit application period now open

Antlerless permit application period now open

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Antlerless applications are being accepted until June 15 for hunting cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah. Applications will be accepted online. Applications must be submitted through the website no later than 11 p.m. June 15 to be included in the draw for permits. Everything you need to apply for a permit is available in the&n... READ MORE

Third consecutive harvest record set for spring turkeys

Third consecutive harvest record set for spring turkeys

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported harvesting 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. The harvest was 8 percent higher than 2016 (3,874), marking the third consecutive record harvest in the state. The 2017 harvest also well above the 10-year average of 3,303. “The high harvest can be attributed to a combination of f... READ MORE

Yamaha OAI Awards More than $100,000 in 1st Quarter

Yamaha OAI Awards More than $100,000 in 1st Quarter

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Continues Support of Outdoors and Agriculture in 2017 with Grants to FFA and ACT Programs. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces its Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative endowed more than $100,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant recipients in the first quarter of 2017. This quarter is further highlighted by Yamaha’s continued supp... READ MORE

Statewide deer harvest down 11 percent

Statewide deer harvest down 11 percent

By South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources

Results of the 2016 Deer Hunter Survey indicate the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 11 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 99,678 bucks and 72,637 does made up a total harvest of 172,315. However, the 2017 deer harvest is expected to increase due to carryovers from 2015 and 2016.... READ MORE

New CWD cases found in Pennsylvania wild deer

New CWD cases found in Pennsylvania wild deer

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Twenty-five wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, of the 5,707 deer and 110 elk the Pennsylvania Game Commission tested during 2016. All of the wild CWD-positive deer were in or near Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild. These 25 deer more than doubled the number of C... READ MORE

Apply for quota hunts beginning June 1

Apply for quota hunts beginning June 1

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed. Quota levels are based upon the sound principles of wildlife mana... READ MORE

Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger

Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Gold Medal Berger, which combines the most sought-after bullets on the Precision Rifle Series with the industry’s most trusted factory ammunition. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. New Gold Medal Berger loads feature an advanced boat-tail bullet with a high ballistic co... READ MORE

Archery Industry Mourns Andy Simo

Archery Industry Mourns Andy Simo

By New Archery Products

On May 18th at age 79, legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, passed away. Andy, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson, and Doug Easton. Andy was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the sport of archery and f... READ MORE

New tag requirement in place for deer season 2017

New tag requirement in place for deer season 2017

By South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources

Effective deer season 2017, all harvested deer in South Carolina are required to be tagged at the point of kill. When residents purchase or hold a current Hunting License/Big Game Permit they will receive a base set of deer tags at no cost. Resident youth hunters and lifetime and gratis licensees can request the base set of tags at no cost. The t... READ MORE

15,719 birds harvested in spring turkey season

15,719 birds harvested in spring turkey season

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,719 wild turkeys during the spring turkey season, an increase over the 2016 statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 birds. The preliminary total includes the record youth turkey season harvest of 1,541 birds, compared with youth season harvest of 1,045 turkeys in 2016. Spring turkey hunting was open ... READ MORE

Wildfire flight restrictions affect drone operators

Wildfire flight restrictions affect drone operators

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Drone and other unmanned aircraft system operators are being reminded that state laws restrict drone use at the scenes of wildfires in Michigan. Michigan’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally operating a drone or other unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the official duties of ... READ MORE

Deer buck permits to see slight reduction

Deer buck permits to see slight reduction

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Drought conditions, followed by a tough winter in parts of Utah, means 1,625 fewer hunters will be hunting buck deer during the state's general hunt this fall. More hunters will be hunting desert bighorn sheep, bison and pronghorn, though. After hearing presentations from biologists, chairmen from Utah's five Regional Advisory Councils and members... READ MORE

5,500 more deer licenses available for 2017

5,500 more deer licenses available for 2017

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

There will be 54,500 licenses available to hunters this fall for North Dakota’s deer season, 5,500 more than last year. The number of licenses available for 2017 includes 2,750 for antlered mule deer, an increase of 200 from last year; 1,022 for muzzleloader, an increase of 94 from last year; and 245 restricted youth antlered mule deer, an i... READ MORE

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