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Apply for antlerless elk, deer hunts starting May 28

Apply for antlerless elk, deer hunts starting May 28

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The permit application period for Utah's 2020 antlerless hunts opens May 28. Depending on the age, a cow elk can provide between 120 to nearly 200 pounds of boneless meat. That meat can be eaten in a variety of ways, including hamburger, roasts, steaks, stews, stir-fry or in fajitas. A doe deer will provide approximately 40 pounds of bon... READ MORE

FWP seeks help to identify CWD symptomatic animals

FWP seeks help to identify CWD symptomatic animals

By Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

A follow-up test has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was euthanized in Gallatin County in May 2020 after displaying several classic symptoms of the disease. The deer, which was found in the Springhill area north of Bozeman, represents the first confirmed case of CWD in the county. CWD ... READ MORE

Bear points, elk chances expiring? Reapply before June 1

Bear points, elk chances expiring? Reapply before June 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The bear points and elk chances of nearly 12,000 Michigan hunters are at risk of expiring this year. Hunters must apply at least once every five years to retain any points and chances accumulated in years prior. Hunters who have bear points or elk chances due to expire should apply now to avoid losing their chances. Accrued totals of those who have... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest totals 15,800 birds

Spring turkey harvest totals 15,800 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,800 wild turkeys during the 2020 spring turkey season. The number is up slightly from 2019 statewide turkey harvest of 15,190 birds. The total includes the youth turkey season harvest of 1,744 birds, a record total, compared to the 2019 youth harvest of 1,392 turkeys. The statewi... READ MORE

Hunters take 15,718 turkeys in South Zone

Hunters take 15,718 turkeys in South Zone

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters have harvested 15,718 wild turkeys after four weeks of Ohio’s 2020 spring hunting season. Wild turkey hunting ended May 17 in Ohio’s south zone. The season continues until May 31 in the northeast zone (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties). By comparison, hunters harvested 17,619 wild turkeys during the first ... READ MORE

Spring season sets harvest record with 14,600 turkeys

Spring season sets harvest record with 14,600 turkeys

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa hunters reported harvesting more than 14,600 turkeys during the spring season, which is the highest spring turkey harvest since mandatory harvest reporting began in 2007. The previous high was 12,173 in 2016. Wild turkeys were harvested in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Iowa’s spring turkey season ended May 17. The DNR and Iowa State U... READ MORE

May 29 deadline for remaining online hunter ed class

May 29 deadline for remaining online hunter ed class

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

One online hunter education class remains for students to enroll and complete prior to the deer gun application deadline. Students must complete the class no later than May 29. The online hunter education course is for students who will turn age 12 on or before Dec. 31, 2020. A 25% discount is offered for taking the online course. After signing up ... READ MORE

General season deer, antlerless permit numbers decrease

General season deer, antlerless permit numbers decrease

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Wildlife Board has approved decreasing the number of general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt.The current mule deer unit management plans have an objective of 18 to 20 bucks per 100 does on 18 general-season hunting units and an objective of 15 to 17 bucks per 100 does on the other 11 general-season hunting units. To manage for these obje... READ MORE

Spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

Spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring youth season, April 4 and 5, bringing the overall 2020 spring turkey harvest to 41,454. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 bird... READ MORE

Commission okays antlerless deer season changes

Commission okays antlerless deer season changes

By Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission

Deer hunters will have more opportunities to harvest antlerless deer this fall after the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved two resolutions in its regular meeting May 4. The Commission’s first-ever virtual meeting, to comply with social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held via video conference and streamed for... READ MORE

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