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Apply for WMA deer hunt permit by July 1

Apply for WMA deer hunt permit by July 1

By Apply for WMA deer hunt permit by July 1

The application period for Game and Fish Commission WMA Deer Permit hunts is open until midnight July 1. Hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer on some of the most popular public deer hunting areas in the state may apply through the AGFC’s licensing system. Hunting deer on privately owned land and many Wildlife Management Areas thro... READ MORE

Test results show no evidence of CWD in state

Test results show no evidence of CWD in state

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire’s white-tailed deer population again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease based on monitoring data gathered during the 2019 and 2020 hunting seasons. The Fish and Game Department is asking hunters to do their part in the effort to keep the state CWD-free by not using natural urine-based deer lures and following state re... READ MORE

Logging crew protects turkey nest, observes hatch

Logging crew protects turkey nest, observes hatch

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: A logging crew in Mobile County protected a turkey nest and observed a successful hatch. Logging crews in Alabama have wildlife encounters on a regular basis as they harvest one of the state’s renewable resources. One crew from Sullivan Timber Company was busy cutting timber in north Mobile County when the loggers spotted something wor... READ MORE

Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The 2021 Public Alligator Hunting season lottery drawing ends June 15. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m.A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt, and a randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a preference poi... READ MORE

Alligator hunt registration now open, closes July 14

Alligator hunt registration now open, closes July 14

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Online registration for regulated alligator hunts opened June 1, and ends at 8 a.m., July 14. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed for five hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one time per zone. While the tag is free, the selected hunters and the... READ MORE

Statewide deer harvest increases during 2020 season

Statewide deer harvest increases during 2020 season

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Results of the 2020 Deer Hunter survey indicate that the statewide deer harvest increased by 2.4%. The harvest totals of an estimated 107,212 bucks and 90,681 does made up a total harvest of 197,893 deer, up slightly from the 193,073 estimated deer harvest in 2019, according to Charles Ruth, Big Game Program coordinator. Between 2002 and 2015, the... READ MORE

Don’t quit hunting because it’s summer; try wild hog hunting

Don’t quit hunting because it’s summer; try wild hog hunting

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

If you’re looking for a hunting opportunity this time of year, consider wild hog hunting. During spring and summer, the FWC offers public hunting opportunities for wild hog at 26 wildlife management areas. Wild hog hunting is a good way to sharpen hunting skills, test new equipment and scout a WMA to hunt later. It’s also a chance to re... READ MORE

New CWD-positive leads to new regulations

New CWD-positive leads to new regulations

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The CWD-positive deer recently detected in Warren County has led to new regulations to reduce the risk of the disease spreading. A new Disease Management Area – DMA 5 – has been established in Warren County, where Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in a captive deer at a hunting preserve. DMA 5 lies completely within Warren County. CW... READ MORE

Spring wild turkey harvest numbers drop

Spring wild turkey harvest numbers drop

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2021 spring wild turkey hunting season ended May 30 with 14,541 birds taken. In 2020, hunters harvested 17,894 wild turkeys during the spring hunting season. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the 2021 spring hunting season include Columbiana (454), Belmont (444), Meigs (437), Tuscarawas (417), Jefferson (408), Monroe ... READ MORE

New regulations ban tegus, require owner registration

New regulations ban tegus, require owner registration

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

New regulations effective as of May 28, 2021 ban non-native Argentine black and white tegus from being brought into South Carolina or reproduced, and also require current tegu owners to register their reptiles with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The Argentine black and white tegu, a popular reptile in the pet trade, has been introduced ... READ MORE

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