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Entries for June 2019

MDC reduces counties in CWD management zone

MDC reduces counties in CWD management zone

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Starting in July, the number of counties in Missouri’s management zone for chronic wasting disease (CWD) will be reduced from 48 to 29. Changes to the CWD Management Zone also will impact restrictions on feeding deer, antler-point restrictions, antlerless permits for some counties and mandatory CWD sampling. The 29 counties now included in t... READ MORE

Indiana seeking volunteers to count turkey broods

Indiana seeking volunteers to count turkey broods

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to count wild turkeys and their offspring from July 1 to Aug. 31. Each summer, wildlife biologists and volunteers conduct brood surveys, counting the number of young wild turkeys observed with turkey hens to estimate how many young turkeys live through the summer. Summer brood survival i... READ MORE

Apply by Aug. 16 for Camp Ripley archery hunts

Apply by Aug. 16 for Camp Ripley archery hunts

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can apply starting July 1 for regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Aug. 16. Hunters may pick from only one of two hunting seasons, Oct. 17-18 (Thursday to Friday, code 668) or Oct. 26-27 (Saturday to Sunday, code 669). The archery hunt at Camp Ripley is an annual event. The DNR coordinate... READ MORE

Commission approves discount licenses for disabled veterans

Commission approves discount licenses for disabled veterans

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

A new Disabled Veteran Lifetime Combination License to be available at a reduced rate for resident military veterans was passed unanimously by the Game and Fish Commission at its June meeting. The new license will cost $52.50 and will give full hunting and fishing privileges to any disabled veteran who has a service-connected disability rating of ... READ MORE

Deer draw results posted

Deer draw results posted

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The 2019 draw results for deer hunting in Iowa the fall of 2019 have been officially posted. All applicants should have received an email directly regarding the result of their draw status. Hunters who may have missed the email announcement can still log into their account to check their status. For hunters who were unsuccessful, all excess tags av... READ MORE

CWD action plan presented to Commission

CWD action plan presented to Commission

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

A draft action plan to address Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk herds across the state has been presented to the Game, Fish and Park Commission. The latest draft of the action plan was presented at the Commission’s June meeting. The draft action plan includes best management practices and suggestions for modified or new regulatio... READ MORE

Hunting Access Program enrollment now open to landowners

Hunting Access Program enrollment now open to landowners

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Property owners in more than a dozen counties have the opportunity to enroll their land in the Hunting Access Program – and play a key role in helping Michigan's deer population. The program enrolls private property in priority counties for deer disease in portions of the southern and northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners should have at least ... READ MORE

July 5 deadline for multispecies lottery permit applications

July 5 deadline for multispecies lottery permit applications

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters have until July 5 to apply for a 2019-2020 multispecies lottery permit. Two types of permits are available: Super Tag and Combo. The Super Tag permit is valid in 2019 and 2020 for one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex, and two turkeys (only toms and bearded hens may be taken in the spring). The permit is ... READ MORE

Research continues through 2021 on deer winter survival

Research continues through 2021 on deer winter survival

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

It’s the second year of a study to learn more about habitat use and survival of deer in Minnesota’s northwoods. The research is slated to continue into 2021. DNR Research Scientist Dr. Glenn DelGiudice is leading the effort, which aims to provide a greater understanding of winter habitat requirements and improve population estimates of ... READ MORE

Special urban archery hunts to open deer season

Special urban archery hunts to open deer season

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers. The Game and Fish ... READ MORE

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