Hunting News

FWP asks hunters to help monitor and manage CWD

FWP asks hunters to help monitor and manage CWD

By Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Montana hunters by are being asked to help manage and monitor Chronic Wasting Disease, which is present along the Hi-Line, mostly north of Highway 2, in southern Montana south of Billings, Yellowstone County, within a half mile of our southeast border near Decker, and in Libby. For 2019, FWP has designated specific CWD Management Zones where CWD i... READ MORE

New option to report deer harvest available

New option to report deer harvest available

By Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. They can log their harvest using a paper deer harvest log and report. They can also submit the same report online. Hunters continue to have the option to log and report harvested deer using the FWC Deer Harvest Reporting App or a paper deer harvest log and Dee... READ MORE

Hunters reminded about proper deer carcass disposal

Hunters reminded about proper deer carcass disposal

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hunters throughout the state are being reminded to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly important for those taken inside the Trans-Pecos, South Central and Panhandle CWD Containment and Surveillance Zones. “Because many hunters proces... READ MORE

Fall mule deer survey begins

Fall mule deer survey begins

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department’s annual fall aerial mule deer survey began Oct. 14 in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey will take a week to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the badlands. Game and Fish biologists have completed aerial surveys of the same 24 b... READ MORE

Rangers seeking bandit who stole Smokey Bear sign

Rangers seeking bandit who stole Smokey Bear sign

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Forest rangers are investigating the theft of a new commemorative sign that was recently installed on Smokey Bear's 75th anniversary. Rangers are asking for the public's assistance regarding the destruction and theft of a sign erected at the Otis Pike Preserve-West, at the intersection of Line Road and Grumman Road in Manorville. The sign was ... READ MORE

Lower hunter participation continues in small game hunting

Lower hunter participation continues in small game hunting

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The most recent DNR small game hunter survey reveals the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969. Small game license sales have been trending lower for the past 20 years. Results of 2018 small game hunter survey results also indicate lower harvest. &l... READ MORE

Congressional Sportsmen, conservation groups urge new CRP implementation

Congressional Sportsmen, conservation groups urge new CRP implementation

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On October 2, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, with 35 other conservation organizations, sent a letter  to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the USDA to fully implement the Farm Bill’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). CRP is the largest voluntary conservation program in the Uni... READ MORE

Primitive weapons deer season open Oct. 12

Primitive weapons deer season open Oct. 12

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Oct. 12. Last year, almost 30,000 hunters took to the woods with muzzleloaders, bringing in more than 5,000 deer, according to the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. During the primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzleloading shotgun... READ MORE

New youth deer hunt weekend, muzzleloader season

New youth deer hunt weekend, muzzleloader season

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A new youth deer hunting weekend is now available for youth 15-years old and younger who are supervised by an adult (18 years or older). The Saturday-Sunday youth hunt coincides with each of the four hunting zones’ muzzleloading gun season. “Wildlife management areas have had youth and family deer hunts for years, so this newly establis... READ MORE

New rule: Natural attractants, lures illegal to use

New rule: Natural attractants, lures illegal to use

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Effective for the 2019-2020 deer season, it is illegal to possess or use, for hunting or scouting any wild animal in South Carolina, any substance or material collected from a cervid (deer) including urine, feces, blood, gland oil or other body fluid. The new rules do not prohibit the use of synthetic products. The majority of natural deer lures a... READ MORE

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