Hunting News

Entries for August 2018

A Southern exposure expands CWD restrictions to all states, Canada

A Southern exposure expands CWD restrictions to all states, Canada

By David Rainer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) catapulted into the world of deer hunters all over the South when an afflicted white-tailed deer was discovered in the Mississippi Delta this past January. It was the first case so close to Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division ... READ MORE

Texas adopts rules for pneumatic weapon hunting

Texas adopts rules for pneumatic weapon hunting

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Beginning this fall, hunters in Texas will be able to use air guns and arrow guns that meet criteria established under new rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The regulations create a new category of legal means for hunting in Texas defined as pre-charged pneumatic devices. Unlike pellet guns and traditional air rifles that ca... READ MORE

New regulations in place; archery season opens Sept. 1

New regulations in place; archery season opens Sept. 1

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

When Kentucky’s 2018 deer season opens Sept. 1, a number of new regulations will be in place. Archery deer season opens Sept. 1 continues through Jan. 21, 2019. Crossbow season is Oct. 1-21 and Nov. 10-Dec. 31, 2018. Muzzleloader season is Oct. 20-21 and Dec. 8-16. The youth-only gun season spans the weekend of Oct. 13-14, and the free youth ... READ MORE

Learn to hunt through Adult Mentored Hunting program

Learn to hunt through Adult Mentored Hunting program

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

For those new to hunting and interested in learning how to hunt, or people who have not been hunting for a while, applications can now be made to Alabama’s Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. The first AMH events for 2018 will take place Oct. 27. The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries created the program to provide new hunters... READ MORE

Maine’s lengthy bear season starts Aug. 27

Maine’s lengthy bear season starts Aug. 27

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Bear season begins Aug. 27 throughout the state of Maine, and youth hunters begin the season with their own day on Aug. 25. “Bear hunters should have a good early season as natural foods seem to be in shorter supply this summer, particularly up north and downeast as bears are on the move and actively looking for food,” said Randy Cross,... READ MORE

Changes explained in updated 2018-2019 regulations

Changes explained in updated 2018-2019 regulations

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

Several important changes in the state’s fall hunting seasons are included in the new 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary. The regulations brochure is available at hunting and fishing license agents, DNR district offices, DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices and online. Regulation changes in place this fall wi... READ MORE

New regulations aim to slow CWD

New regulations aim to slow CWD

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Commission has approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The action followed months of Commission members and DNR staff listening to hunters, residents and others interested in the long-term health of the state’s deer population, and a thorough review of the be... READ MORE

CWD meeting for public planned Aug. 30

CWD meeting for public planned Aug. 30

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

A public meeting, sponsored by MDWFP to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), will be held Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Warren Central High School Auditorium, Vicksburg. MDWFP staff will make presentations on the status of CWD and planned monitoring activities for the 2018-2019 Hunting Season. Representatives from Wildlife and Law Enforcement Bureaus ... READ MORE

Hunt and Learn program registration now open

Hunt and Learn program registration now open

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, rabbit—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them? Georgia Hunt and Learn programs provide an educational experience targeted to those with little to no hunting experience. The programs provide exceptional instruction from qualified teachers, and offer workshops for both adults and yout... READ MORE

The Future’s So Bright . . .

The Future’s So Bright . . .

By Ken Piper

4-H kids light up the Buckmasters Top Bow range to crown two champions. There’s more than one world champion crowned at the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, and while there might not be a big paycheck that goes along with their titles, the winners of the Buckmasters 4-H Invitational are no less deserving of the accolades. More t... READ MORE

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