Entries for August 2017
Be a mentor, teach someone to hunt, fish or shoot
By National Hunting and Fishing Day Organization
Be a mentor, teach someone to hunt, fish or shoot and enter to win NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor prizes! Before National Hunting and Fishing Day arrives September 23, you can do something special for conservation by mentoring a young (or older) person in hunting, fishing or target shooting. Pledge to do that now, and you’ll be accepting a chall... READ MORE
New public hunting concept — free use SOAs
By David Rainer
With the availability of large tracts of land diminishing at a rapid rate, Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) division and the Forever Wild Land Trust have teamed up to create Special Opportunity Areas (SOAs) for additional opportunities in public hunting. The new concept in the combined effort is to purchase smaller tracts us... READ MORE
Deer lottery application deadline is Sept. 7
By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season must purchase their license by Sept. 7.
Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area they declare.
This season, antle... READ MORE
Deer archery season opens Sept. 1
By North Dakota Game and Fish Department
North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Sept. 1 at noon, and bowhunters are reminded that deer bow licenses and accompanying tags are only available through electronic purchase.
The archery season is open through January 7, 2018.
Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state Game and Fish Department website.
Licenses can also be purcha... READ MORE
CWD testing, restrictions begin Sept. 16
By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
When archery deer season opens September 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and carcass moving restrictions return to the southeastern CWD management zone, deer permit area 603.
Archery hunters in deer permit area 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year old or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD. Hu... READ MORE
New rule to transport big game harvested out of state
By Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Mississippians traveling out of state to hunt big game this fall need to be aware of a new rule affecting the transport of their trophy.
In May 2016, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks passed 40 Miss. Admin Code, Part 2, Rule 2.7 Prohibition on Cervid Carcass Importation, to Protect Mississippi from Chronic Wasting Disease.
C... READ MORE
Online reporting increases way to monitor EHD outbreaks
By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Suspected cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in dead or dying deer can now be reported online.
“We’ve created an easy-to-use online survey that allows people to notify Fish and Wildlife of dead or dying deer, no matter what time of day,” said Gabe Jenkins, big game coordinator. “We’ll use this information to... READ MORE
Bowhunters can enroll to monitor deer, wildlife by Aug. 31
By New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Last year, the 3,805 bowhunters who participated in the Bowhunter Sighting Log provided valuable data to aid biologists with long-term monitoring of deer and other wildlife populations.
Participants logged 186,110 hours afield and recorded seeing 120,067 deer, 47,772 turkeys, 2,698 ruffed grouse, 2,232 coyotes, 1,376 red fox, 1,323 raccoons, 446 f... READ MORE
Turn In Poachers Program pays off
By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, Game, Fish and Parks is asking citizens to call the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity.
“During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the TIPs program resulted in 364 investigations leading to 227 ... READ MORE
Federal Premium Introduces Edge TLR All-Range Hunting Ammunition
By Federal Premium
Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce Edge TLR. The full line of rifle ammunition combines the features of top match bullet designs with the industry’s best bonding technology. The result is match accuracy and reliable expansion at extreme long range, with high weight retention, deep penetration and lethal terminal performance at ... READ MORE