Hunting News

Entries for September 2016

Statewide archery season opens Oct. 1

Statewide archery season opens Oct. 1

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Archery deer season begins Oct.1 for antlered or antlerless deer, and runs through Nov. 12. Late archery deer season runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. In three urbanized areas of the state, archery hunters will have had a two-week head start. An early season, which began Sept. 17 and ends Nov. 26, for antlered and antlerless deer was implemented in Wi... READ MORE

Public hunting land increases by 4,600 acres

Public hunting land increases by 4,600 acres

By Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Public land hunting opportunities in Kentucky just grew by more than 4,600 acres with the opening of six new properties. Newly opened properties include one new wildlife management area in Nelson and LaRue counties, plus additions to five existing wildlife management areas. “Our surveys show that sportsmen and sportswomen want more places whe... READ MORE

Big Time Texas Hunts program entry ends Oct. 15

Big Time Texas Hunts program entry ends Oct. 15

By Texas Parks & Wildlife

October 15 is the last date to enter the Big Time Texas Hunts program to win one of 9 guided hunt packages available on ranches and wildlife management areas throughout Texas. Entering the program requires a $9 entry fee and a $5 administrative fee per transaction. Hunters can purchase multiple entries and other licenses in a single transaction. ... READ MORE

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 1

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 1

By Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

The little known secret of the Kansas fall turkey season is that it’s the perfect chance for a hunter to put a holiday bird on the table, while dealing with a fraction of the hunting pressure experienced earlier in the year. The 2016 fall turkey hunting season which opens Oct. 1 runs through Nov. 29, and Dec. 12 through Jan. 31, 2017. Kansa... READ MORE

Cooperative solution fixes old bear problem

Cooperative solution fixes old bear problem

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

The City of Raton and New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish recently have installed 650 bear-resistant trash dumpsters to discourage bears from frequenting the town in search of food. Bears have been raiding Raton’s trash dumpsters for years and the department frequently was called to deal with them. The city came up with a bear-res... READ MORE

Trapping, not shooting, works best to eradicate hogs

Trapping, not shooting, works best to eradicate hogs

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In an effort to eradicate hogs, the Game and Fish Commission has taken a new approach to an old problem and adopted rules against hunting feral hogs on the wildlife management areas it controls. Those rules, enacted on some WMAs during the 2014-15 hunting season, have now spread to include nearly all Commission WMAs in the state. Don’t shoo... READ MORE

New Operation Game Thief proves wildly effective

New Operation Game Thief proves wildly effective

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Operation Game Thief continues to efficiently and effectively route a record numbers of tips about poaching and other wildlife crimes to Wildlife Conservation officers, according to Game Commission staff. During its first three months of operation, staff handled a whopping 768 reports about poaching and illegal activity. The program was launched i... READ MORE

Archery season opens Sept. 24, deer population up

Archery season opens Sept. 24, deer population up

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The first opportunity for hunters to pursue white-tailed deer in Ohio is when archery season opens September 24. Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer seasons:  Archery—Sept.  24 to Feb. 5, 2017; Youth gun—Nov.  19 and 20; Gun—Nov.  28 to Dec. 4 and Dec. 17 and 18; Muzzleloader—Jan. 7-10, 2017. Deer hunters will ... READ MORE

Access the bugling with new Elk Cam

Access the bugling with new Elk Cam

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Each September, thousands of visitors visit Pennsylvania's elk country to experience the wonder of the bugling season. While there's nothing like seeing a giant bull or feeling your rib cage resonate as it lets loose an ear-splitting bugle, visitors can now hear a bull elk’s ear-splitting bugle without leaving home. The Game Commission has i... READ MORE

New Bovine TB surveillance plans begin with seasons

New Bovine TB surveillance plans begin with seasons

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Surveillance zones in three east central Indiana counties will be established in response to the recent finding of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in a wild white-tailed deer at a Franklin County cattle farm. Bovine Tuberculosis Management Zones will be for the area south of State Road 44 in Fayette County and for all of Franklin County. The area north o... READ MORE

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