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Deer lottery applications now available

Deer lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natura Resources

Applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands are now open through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Applications can be made online. The unrestricted multi-site lottery application from 2019 remains in effect and will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites. The other multi-site... READ MORE

Antlerless deer permit deadline July 16

Antlerless deer permit deadline July 16

By Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Antlerless deer permits for 2020 are available now through July 16. Hunters should check back after Aug. 1 to verify if they are eligible to purchase the permit. Hunters are required to have a valid hunting or sporting license to apply for the antlerless permit. Although there is no application fee, a $5 fee is charged if a hunter is awarded a... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

Spring turkey harvest increases 21%

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

During the 2020 spring season, hunters harvested 14,492 wild turkeys in 90 of 92 Indiana counties. This spring’s harvest is a 21% increase compared to that of the 2019 spring season. The 2020 spring season also broke the 2010 record high harvest of 13,742 birds. Spring harvests increased in 76 counties with 12 counties exceeding 300 bird... READ MORE

New, friendlier user options to report deer harvest

New, friendlier user options to report deer harvest

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

New, user friendly options for logging and reporting harvested deer are available to hunters in 2020, following changes by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Hunter choices include Option A – Log and Report (Steps 1 and 2) on a mobile device with the Fish Hunt Florida app, the same app many hunters and anglers use to buy an... READ MORE

2021 Bear hunting applications open July 1

2021 Bear hunting applications open July 1

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season opens July 1 and will close Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded of new bear management zone boundaries beginning in 2021. Wildlife officials do not know how the changes will affect harvest permit wait times, but expect no significant changes across zones A, B, C and D. There will be no zone... READ MORE

2019 season harvest report now available

2019 season harvest report now available

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The full harvest report from 2019, now available, reveals a total of 187,587 deer were harvested this past season. During the inaugural statewide youth season, 5,829 deer were harvested. Overall, the season was very similar to the 2018 season, with comparable total number harvested and success rates. A total of 101,910 antlered bucks and 85,677 ant... READ MORE

Commission trims turkey bag limits, feral swine hunts

Commission trims turkey bag limits, feral swine hunts

By Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission

Commissioners voted to reduce or alter wild turkey hunting bag limits in large areas of western Oklahoma during the June 17 meeting. Starting this fall, turkey gun hunters will be allowed to harvest one tom only in the 14 counties that previously permitted either-sex harvest. Archery hunters will still be allowed one turkey of either sex statewide ... READ MORE

Vermont moose hunt applications due July 8

Vermont moose hunt applications due July 8

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

The deadline to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit is July 8. Permit applications are available online for the hunt limited to Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E. “Moose density in WMU E is more than one moose per square mile, significantly higher than any other part of the state,” said Nick Fortin, biologist in charge of ... READ MORE

Unit L and M antlerless deer permit lotteries open in July

Unit L and M antlerless deer permit lotteries open in July

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The Antlerless Deer Permit Lottery Application Period for Unit L opens July 8, and the Unit M application period opens July 22. Hunters with a current New Hampshire hunting license who want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L in southeastern New Hampshire during fall can apply for a permit issued through an ... READ MORE

Online applications for managed deer hunts open July 1

Online applications for managed deer hunts open July 1

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms. Hunts start in mid-September and run through mid-January at conservation areas, state parks, national wildlife refuges and other public areas. Some managed hunts are available specifica... READ MORE

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