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Entries for May 2019

CWD detected west of Continental Divide

CWD detected west of Continental Divide

By Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Chronic wasting disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer. Initial test results were positive for CWD. This is the first time CWD has been detected in the wild, west of... READ MORE

Apply for a WMA deer hunting permit June 3-July 1

Apply for a WMA deer hunting permit June 3-July 1

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The WMA deer permit hunt application period for the 2019-20 hunting season opens June 3 and runs through July 1 for hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer on some of the most popular public deer-hunting areas in the state. Applications can be made online. Popular wildlife management areas offer excellent opportunities but can become crowd... READ MORE

Antlerless big game permit applications open May 30

Antlerless big game permit applications open May 30

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Beginning May 30, hunters can apply for a permit to hunt cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah. Applications must be submitted no later than 11 p.m. June 20 to be included in the permit drawing. Applications can be submitted through the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website. Details about the different units including boundar... 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 online for adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many other types of quota hunts. “Because quota hunts allow a predetermined number of hunters on a particular area, they most certainly provide exceptional hunting opportunities,” says John Bowers, Game Management Section chief. “So, i... READ MORE

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring turkey season, and increase compared with the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494 birds. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,364 birds, compared with the 2018 youth harvest of 1,143 turkeys. The sta... READ MORE

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The new license, $15 for resident individual hunters and $5... READ MORE

2018-19 deer harvest ranks second all-time highest

2018-19 deer harvest ranks second all-time highest

By Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Hunters in Delaware harvested 14,883 deer during the 2018-19 hunting season, the sixth year in a row that the state’s white-tailed deer harvest has exceeded 14,000 deer. This season’s harvest ranked as the second highest in Delaware’s history, exceeded only by the 2017-18 harvest of 15,304 deer. Inclement weather limited the deer ... READ MORE

Alligator hunt permit process opens May 17

Alligator hunt permit process opens May 17

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its predecessor, the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, have offered hunters the opportunity to take part in their annual statewide recreational alligator harvest, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1. Alligators are a conservation success story in Florida. The stat... READ MORE

Nonresident deer hunting applications now open

Nonresident deer hunting applications now open

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Applications opened May 4 for Iowa nonresident deer hunting tags and licenses. The process will close June 2 at midnight. Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and only will be accessible online. To apply, click here. To access the application, click login or enroll now, then select “nonresident deer/t... READ MORE

38,777 birds harvested during spring turkey season

38,777 birds harvested during spring turkey season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data from the Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 36,231 birds during the 2019 regular spring turkey season, April 15 through May 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 785 birds checked, Texas with 729, and Callaway with 672. Young turkey hunters harvested 2,546 birds during the 2019 spring youth season, Ap... READ MORE

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