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Sept. 1 deadline for special moose permit auction to benefit management unit
From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department -- In August, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire will auction five moose hunting permits for the 2009 moose hunt, along with licenses, as part of a new program to support the conserva...

Hunters advised to buy deer tags by Aug. 6 to avoid furlough office closures
From the California Department of Fish and Game -- Hunters interested in purchasing 2009 A Zone deer tags must do so by Thursday, Aug. 6 in order to hunt on opening day Aug. 8.  Though sales are typically brisk the day before the deer sea...

Quarterly firearm and ammunition excise taxes up 43%
From the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- During a time period of great economic uncertainty, firearm and ammunition sales have continued to increase throughout the country.

Right on the Money
By Mike Gilbert -- My 15-year-old son shot his first whitetail on Nov. 21 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Not long after he’d settled into his treestand, he shot. I was 75 yards away, sitting on a log at the edge of a swamp. Hoping he’d tak...

TX commission authorizes crossbows for early archery season
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission -- In preparation for implementation of new legislation, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted rules allowing hunters to use crossbows during the upcoming special archery-only hunting sea...

Vermont urges new hunters to take hunt ed classes now
From the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department   -- It’s summer school time for would-be hunters. With hunting seasons just around the corner, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging new hunters to sign up now for a hun...

Illinois hunting news round up
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- Firearm Deer Permits:  Aug. 14 is the deadline to apply for the second lottery for resident and non-resident Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits for the 2009 season.  To app...

NM seeks comment on proposed changes to deer license application process
From the New Mexico Game and Fish Department -- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is asking for public comments about proposals to change the way hunters apply for deer licenses, and will consider the proposals at its Sept. 24 meeting in ...

Colorado leftover big game and turkey licenses on sale Aug. 11
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife today announced that all leftover big game and turkey licenses will go on sale Aug. 11. Leftover licenses are limited elk, deer, pronghorn, bear and turkey licenses th...

Brady’s Introduction
By Kevin Duff -- I arrived at my grandson house at 6 a.m. It was a little bit early, but I was excited to be taking my 9-year-old Brady on his first official deer hunt. It was the first of the two-day Missouri youth season. My daughter and son-in-l...

Experiment in citizen science puts turkey hunters’ devotion to the test
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- Getting up before dawn and trekking into the woods two days a week for two months is not everyone’s idea of fun. It paid off for J.D. Long, however, netting him a lifetime hunting permit and a...

Colorado women can sign up for Aug. 8 Cast & Blast Clinic
From the Colorado Division of Wildlife -- The Colorado Division of Wildlife Women Afield program is sponsoring a Cast & Blast Clinic for women on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Silverthorne.   Cast & Blast clinics are designed for women who ...

“Go Time” in Southern Illinois
By Coram Davis   -- Nov. 10, 2007, is a day I’ll never forget. I am 42 years old and have gun hunted whitetails for most of my life. Five years ago, I decided to finally expand my hunting season, not to mention increasing the game in my ...

KS dove banding program relies on help from hunters
From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks -- For the seventh year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is cooperating in a mourning dove banding project involving more than two dozen states. The agency is asking dove hunters...

Grand American Trapshooting championships Aug. 5-15 in Illinois
From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources -- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will welcome competitors the fourth consecutive year to the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Grand American Trapshooting Championship to the W...

ND fall turkey licenses remain in 15 units
From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department  -- The 2009 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 2,600 licenses remain in 15 units. Unsuccessful applicants who applied online will have a refund issued directly to their credit ...

Precautions can prevent problems with Missouri’s black bear population
From the Missouri Department of Conservation -- “Although their time has long since passed, bears have a well documented history in early Missouri.” Daniel McKinsley, author, The History of the Black Bear in Missouri, 1962.

AR 2009 spring turkey hunt close to previous year’s totals
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- Turkey hunting in Arkansas last spring, a season shortened to a conservative mode, ended with hunters taking nearly as many birds at the previous year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission learned at...

Corps to issue permits for special deer hunt at Greers Ferry
From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Aug. 15 for a special deer hunt for the physically impaired to be held Nov. 3-5 at Greers Ferry Lake.

Mixed Emotions
By Jason Conway -- The Friday before opening day found me attending my 86-year-old grandmother’s funeral. It had been a tough week, and I was happy to get away that afternoon. A couple of days later, I shot a little doe. Normally, I’d...
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