Hunting News

Black Belt's hunting, fishing impact celebrated

Black Belt's hunting, fishing impact celebrated

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The Alabama Black Belt offers some of the best turkey and deer hunting in the nation. – Photo courtesy Chuck Sykes ADCNR. A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt is also an important economic driver in Alabama’s outdoor recreation industry. In f...

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Turkey harvest sees slight increase

Turkey harvest sees slight increase

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Turkey hunters saw an uptick in checked birds during this spring’s three-week turkey hunting season, which ran from April 18 to May 8. Hunters checked 7,578 turkeys, an 8% increase from last year’s 7,013-bird total. That number also includes harvest totals from the preseason youth hunt April 9-10. Despite high winds and a cold snap in most of t...

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Recent Hunting News

Quick actions needed to control feral hogs on property
Quick actions needed to control feral hogs on property

By Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

Photo: Found in at least 38 states with a population of more than 5 million, feral swine cause approximately $1.5 billion in damages and control costs in the U.S. each year, according to the USDA. Eight hundred million of this estimate refl... READ MORE


Avian flu confirmed in red fox kits in 3 counties
Avian flu confirmed in red fox kits in 3 counties

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The DNR received confirmation May 11 that three red fox kits died from highly pathogenic avian influenza, the state’s first confirmation of the HPAI virus in wild mammals. The fox kits, collected between April 1 and April 14, came fro... READ MORE


Wild fox positive for highly pathogenic avian flu
Wild fox positive for highly pathogenic avian flu

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

A wild fox from Anoka County has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a wild mammal in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory alerted the Minneso... READ MORE


Spring turkey season harvests totals 36,251 birds
Spring turkey season harvests totals 36,251 birds

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri’s 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. Top regular season harvest counties were Franklin with 798 birds harvested, Callaway with 614... READ MORE


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