Hunting News

Hunters, landowners asked to report EHD in deer

Hunters, landowners asked to report EHD in deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

This fall hunters and landowners are being asked to assist the Department of Natural Resources by reporting suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Illinois. There have been 55 reported cases of EHD in white-tailed deer from 17 counties so far in 2018.EHD is appearing at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois R... READ MORE

Commission asks deer hunters to report observations

Commission asks deer hunters to report observations

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

In addition to deer, the Wildlife Commission is asking hunters to submit observations from Sept. 8 through Jan. 1 of other game and furbearer species they see while still or stand hunting. Hunter observation information helps Commission biologists track long-term wildlife population and distribution changes, as well as provides valuable data on fa... READ MORE

$100 Million distributed to support state parks, outdoor recreation

$100 Million distributed to support state parks, outdoor recreation

By National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior has announced a $100 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. LWCF funds are nontaxpayer dollars derived from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues and are a... READ MORE

Introducing Realtree Timber: An Entirely New Camouflage Design

Introducing Realtree Timber: An Entirely New Camouflage Design

By Realtree

When it comes to dedication, heritage and tradition, no other outdoor pursuit comes close to waterfowl hunting. So, when we decided to create our new Realtree Timber, Bill Jordan and our design team met with some of the most legendary waterfowl hunters, industry icons, local experts and world-class guides to understand their vision for what makes a... READ MORE

Temporary hunting closure in hurricane-affected areas

Temporary hunting closure in hurricane-affected areas

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

With the extreme high river level and widespread flooding following Hurricane Florence, the Department of Natural Resources has declared a temporary closure for hunting within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes. The Department has been contacted by numerous concerned sp... READ MORE

New experimental mule deer antler restriction begins

New experimental mule deer antler restriction begins

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hunters pursuing mule deer this fall in Briscoe, Childress, Cottle, Floyd, Hall and Motley counties will be required to comply with a new antler restriction regulation that prohibits harvest of any mule deer buck with a main beam outside spread of less than 20 inches. Parks and Wildlife Department is implementing the new experimental regulation wit... READ MORE

Show license, shoot for free on Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22

Show license, shoot for free on Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

If you have a current Utah hunting, fishing or combination license, you can visit either of the Division of Wildlife Resources public shooting ranges on Sept. 22 and shoot for free. The only exception are the trap and skeet ranges at the facilities, where shooting will be half price. On Sept. 22 you can shoot trap or skeet at the DWR's two shootin... READ MORE

Lottery now open to hunt Platte River Recreation Access

Lottery now open to hunt Platte River Recreation Access

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters may enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley. In early October 47 hunters will be chosen from a random drawing and allowed to hunt deer on designated PRRA lands Nov. 16-18. Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted by mail or in person at th... READ MORE

Hunters reminded to use safety harness

Hunters reminded to use safety harness

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

When archery season opens statewide Sept. 29, the Game Commission reminds hunters to hunt safely and wear a harness, in an effort to reduce the number of treestand injuries. Unfortunately, hundreds of hunters in Pennsylvania have been seriously injured in tree stand-related accidents. Fall-arrest systems and full-body harnesses have the ability to... READ MORE

Report road-killed deer to help monitor CWD

Report road-killed deer to help monitor CWD

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Game and Fish Commission is ramping up efforts at disease-monitoring surveys beginning Sept. 17, and are asking motorists to help by reporting any road-killed deer they see along Arkansas’s roads and highways. Road-killed deer offer biologists a chance to monitor for chronic wasting disease (CWD) throughout the state without the need to ... READ MORE

Informational public meetings to address CWD issues

Informational public meetings to address CWD issues

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A series of public meetings to provide information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and the state’s efforts to control the disease have been scheduled, with DNR staff members available to answer questions. Landowners, hunters and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.  CWD is an important... READ MORE

Hunters asked to follow laws to limit CWD spread

Hunters asked to follow laws to limit CWD spread

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters are reminded to properly dispose of harvested deer carcasses as an important step to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Hunters who harvest deer, elk, or moose outside of Missouri and bring the animals back are also reminded to help limit the spread of the disease and follow related regulations. CWD has been found in M... READ MORE

Veterans encouraged to apply for deer hunts before Oct. 30

Veterans encouraged to apply for deer hunts before Oct. 30

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

To offer thanks and appreciation to active duty, retired, reserve and disabled military members, the SCDNR and Cowden Plantation, near Jackson, S.C., are offering free deer hunts Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, 2018. The hunts are available in honor the memory of Spc. Thomas Caughman of Lexington, S.C., who was killed in 2004 while serving during Operation Ir... READ MORE

USFWS provides $1 million to combat bat-killing WNS

USFWS provides $1 million to combat bat-killing WNS

By FWS News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing much needed support in the fight against the bat-killing fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) through an additional $1 million in grants to 39 states and the District of Columbia. WNS has killed millions of North American bats in recent years, decimating many populations and putting several speci... READ MORE

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

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