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Recovering Wildlife bipartisan conservation plan introduced

Recovering Wildlife bipartisan conservation plan introduced

By Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife

U.S. Senators James Risch (R-ID) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced bipartisan legislation (S.3223) July 17 that recommends funding for conservation of those fish and wildlife species in greatest need across the country. The Senate bill complements House bill (H.R. 4647) introduced in Dec... READ MORE

Deer Private Land Assistance grant application now open

Deer Private Land Assistance grant application now open

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant application period is now open; applications are due by Sept. 1. The Deer PLAN is a cooperative grant program designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. It is funded by Deer Range Improvement Program dollars. For 2019, a total of $50,000 will be ... READ MORE

2018 moose permit auction now open

2018 moose permit auction now open

By New Hampshire Fish and Game

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has launched its 2018 Moose Permit Auction, the group’s primary fundraiser to support the programs of the Fish and Game Department. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website here. Guidelines can also be obtained by calling (603) 496-2778. Seal... READ MORE

Apply now for youth mentored-deer hunts

Apply now for youth mentored-deer hunts

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Youth can apply now through Aug. 17 to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November. “These special hunts give youth and parents or adult mentors a fantastic opportunity to hunt together,” said James Burnham, hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation coordina... READ MORE

Antlerless deer licenses application starts July 15

Antlerless deer licenses application starts July 15

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan’s antlerless deer license application period runs July 15 to Aug. 15. Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for that deer management unit important for some. Private land applications also require a landowner phone number, so hunters are advised to be prepare... READ MORE

DNR asks for help in counting turkeys

DNR asks for help in counting turkeys

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August. The DNR has mailed survey cards to select turkey hunters who are asked to provide the date and county in which the turkey was seen, if it was an adult female or adult male (males have beards on their ... READ MORE

Outdoor Scholars releases 2nd episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

Outdoor Scholars releases 2nd episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

By University of Montevallo

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Ala., has started sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, Outdoor Scholars TV. The second episode, released July 8, follows the Outdoor Scholars as they fish for red fish in Venice, Louisiana.Accor... READ MORE

Annual turkey counts go high tech

Annual turkey counts go high tech

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

For those interested in helping researchers estimate the size of Kentucky’s turkey flock, there’s a new app to allow more people to participate in research. Zak Danks, ruffed grouse and wildlife turkey program coordinator, said the department has added a smart phone app and a web-based survey to make it easier for people to report turke... READ MORE

Applications open for Drawn Hunt Permits

Applications open for Drawn Hunt Permits

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Hunters can now apply for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. The online system is accepting applications. This year about 9,500 permits in 49 hunt categories are up for grabs for drawn hunts on public and private lands. Among the offerings through the online system are hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, a... READ MORE

3-year fawn study indicates stable survival rates

3-year fawn study indicates stable survival rates

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Three years of field study, 165 captured fawns and more than 200,000 trail-camera photos have demonstrated Pennsylvania has good, stable fawn survival. The research, which wrapped up in 2017, was started to see if predators, particularly coyotes, were taking more fawns than documented in a two-year study that began in 2000. The Game Commission and ... READ MORE

Private land deer baiting rule ends disparity

Private land deer baiting rule ends disparity

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

On the authority of the 2011 law, the Board of Natural Resources recently approved a measure allowing hunters on private lands across the state to hunt as close as they would like to supplemental feed. This change, in effect for the 2018–19 deer hunting season, remedies an existing disparity among hunters hunting deer on private lands in the ... READ MORE

Two counties now affected by CWD transport rules

Two counties now affected by CWD transport rules

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

Two eastern panhandle counties have been added to three that already have restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses. The rule, designed to combat the spread of chronic wasting disease, became effective July 1. Berkeley and Mineral counties have been added to Hampshire, Hardy and Morgan counties as areas where restrictions apply. ... READ MORE

Youth season revised as Apprentice season

Youth season revised as Apprentice season

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

What South Dakota deer hunters previously called Youth Deer Hunting Season has been renamed “Apprentice Deer Hunting Season” to reflect a rule modification allowing residents of any age who have not held a deer hunting license for 10 years to apply for an antlerless deer license. Youth hunters, resident and nonresident, who are or will ... READ MORE

Volunteers needed for summer wild turkey survey

Volunteers needed for summer wild turkey survey

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Volunteers are being asked to participate in the Department of Natural Resources’ annual summer wild turkey survey in July and August. The survey, which has been conducted since 1982, involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, game wardens, and volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public. It is used to estima... READ MORE

Nikon Expands Award-Winning MONARCH HG Binocular Line

Nikon Expands Award-Winning MONARCH HG Binocular Line

By Nikon Sport Optics

With a century of optics-building technology at its back, Nikon announces its most advanced, highly engineered MONARCH binocular is now available in a compact form. The new MONARCH HG 30mm series follows in the footsteps of its award-winning* 42mm siblings and provides nearly identical performance specifications in a smaller size and nearly 8-ounce... READ MORE

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