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Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Ready to Tackle the Next Decade of Success

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Ready to Tackle the Next Decade of Success

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Nears $4 Million Contributed to Conservation of Safe, Responsible Access to Public Land. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the powersports leader in supporting outdoor recreation, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) third-quarter 2018 grant recipients as it concludes the recognition of its first decade of service to the program... READ MORE

Final deer, turkey harvest numbers reported

Final deer, turkey harvest numbers reported

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2018-2019 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 290,339 deer. Of the deer harvested, 136,776 were antlered bucks, 30,116 were button bucks, and 123,447 were does. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,826 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,545, an... READ MORE

Biologists seek assistance to locate black bear dens

Biologists seek assistance to locate black bear dens

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

This winter, wildlife biologists are seeking the public's help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York. As part of the ongoing monitoring of black bears in New York, wildlife biologists periodically check on black bears during the winter den season. New York hikers and hunters typically cover countless miles of wooded terrain each ye... READ MORE

$100,000 available in deer habitat improvement grants

$100,000 available in deer habitat improvement grants

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

March 1 will be the deadline to apply in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula. Groups eligible for a portion of the total of $100,000 in grant funding include organizations with a formal mission to promote wildlife conservation and/or hunting, such as sportsmen’s clubs, conservation districts, land conservancies, indu... READ MORE

Testing confirms 14 CWD positive deer

Testing confirms 14 CWD positive deer

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Fourteen tissue samples from wild Iowa deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, bringing the total deer testing positive in Iowa to 44. Results are not yet in on follow-up tests for two suspect samples that could raise the total positives for the year to 16.  The deer tissue was collected primarily during the fall from hunter-harvest... READ MORE

New self-service CWD sampling stations now open

New self-service CWD sampling stations now open

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Alabama’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has deployed six self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations in north Alabama as part of its increased CWD sampling surveillance efforts in the state. The sample station freezers are in Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Lauderdale and Colbert counties, and are ava... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 31,000 deer in firearms season

Hunters harvest 31,000 deer in firearms season

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters report taking 31,588 deer during Maryland’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearms season. Although the antlered deer total increased from last year, the total was eight percent lower than last year’s official harvest of 34,502. Bad weather during the prime Saturday hunt days contributed to the decline in many parts of t... READ MORE

Early numbers show increases for 2018 fall seasons

Early numbers show increases for 2018 fall seasons

By New Hampshire Fish and Game

The unofficial deer harvest for New Hampshire’s 2018 hunting season was 14,057, an increase of 14 percent from the 2017 final harvest of 12,309, which is 26 percent above the 20-year average of 11,150. Deer hunting seasons are now closed in the state. “With over 14,000 deer taken by hunters, it has been one of the best seasons in New Ha... READ MORE

Early deer, bear harvest numbers increase

Early deer, bear harvest numbers increase

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State white-tailed deer hunters report more success in 2018 than last year through the end of the regular big game season. Through Dec. 16, hunters reported taking approximately 14 percent more deer in the Northern Zone and 11 percent more deer in the Southern Zone, compared to the same period in 2017. Reports from the Southern Zone and No... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 12,080 deer in alternative-methods

Hunters harvest 12,080 deer in alternative-methods

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Archery season continues through Jan. 15. Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,080 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, Dec. 22 - Jan. 1. Of the total harvest, 3,081 were antlered bucks, 1,586 button bucks, and 7,413 does. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 304 deer harvest... READ MORE

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