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Entries for August 2016

Sept. 1 archery hunters must use Telecheck

Sept. 1 archery hunters must use Telecheck

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters are reminded they must check their harvested deer via Telecheck when Nebraska’s archery deer season opens Sept. 1. The electronic checking service is available by calling (844)279-4564 or online. All deer harvested outside the November firearm season and all antelope harvested outside the October firearm season must be checked via T... READ MORE

Lifetime hunting license holders before 2008 need new cards

Lifetime hunting license holders before 2008 need new cards

By Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hunters who purchased Alabama lifetime hunting licenses before 2008 need new, updated cards now that deer and turkey harvests must be reported through Game Check. Hunting license numbers are required Game Check data. Lifetime licenses issued before 2008 do not contain enough characters to be used with Game Check. The new lifetime cards have unique... READ MORE

Public asked to report sick or dead deer

Public asked to report sick or dead deer

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Although the deer population in Nebraska has been healthy and the 2015 harvest resulted in near-record numbers, as hunters go afield this September, they are asked to report their observations of sick or dead deer. Few cases of sick deer have been reported so far this year. However, incidences of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) are suspected i... READ MORE

If it has purple paint, it’s posted

If it has purple paint, it’s posted

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Beginning this year, hunters are reminded posted lands include properties with boundaries clearly marked with purple paint. According to West Virginia state code, “It is unlawful for any person to shoot, hunt, fish or trap upon the fenced, enclosed or posted lands of another person; or to peel trees or timber, build fires or do any other act... READ MORE

Telecheck adds new questions for deer, elk hunters

Telecheck adds new questions for deer, elk hunters

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Starting the fall of 2016, Kentucky hunters will be asked to provide additional information about their harvested deer and elk during the Telecheck process.  The data collected will help biologists better assess herd populations. All harvested deer and elk must be reported to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources either by phone at (8... READ MORE

Sept. 1 deadline for deer quota hunt application

Sept. 1 deadline for deer quota hunt application

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Online quota applications for hunting deer in Georgia must be received before midnight September 1. “Some of the best deer hunts in the state are on Georgia’s well-managed public lands,” according to John Bowers, chief of Game Management.  “To have a chance at one of these outstanding opportunities, you better get that... READ MORE

Deer and turkey hunters need to update Telecheck app

Deer and turkey hunters need to update Telecheck app

By Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Android and iOS mobile phone users of Missouri’s MO Hunting app will need to update it to Telecheck deer and turkey harvests for the upcoming hunting seasons. To have their harvests accurately reported, users of the MO Hunting free app should update the Telecheck app which will also provide the most current regulation and data information. ... READ MORE

Flooding delays alligator hunt meetings until Aug. 24

Flooding delays alligator hunt meetings until Aug. 24

By Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Widespread flooding in southern Louisiana has prompted the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to postpone the alligator lottery and commercial hunt information meetings for Joyce, Manchac, Maurepas Swamp and Pearl River Wildlife Management Areas until August 24. The lottery meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the commercial meeting to follow at 1... READ MORE

Deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

Deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

By Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Among regulation changes for Missouri hunters this fall is the news that crossbows are now allowed during archery hunting, late youth weekend is earlier and lasts longer and the antlerless portion has been reduced. Also, mandatory CWD sample collection begins in 29 counties. Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turke... READ MORE

Special first-time youth deer hunts available in SC Piedmont

Special first-time youth deer hunts available in SC Piedmont

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Deer hunts for youth between the ages of 10 to 16 will be available in the Piedmont region this fall, thanks to a cooperative effort between the South Carolina DNR, private individuals and hunting clubs. "We are specifically looking for young people who have an interest in hunting but don't have anyone to take them," said Gerald Moore, DNR wildlif... READ MORE

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