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Private land not affected by feral hog hunting closures

Private land not affected by feral hog hunting closures

By Missouri Department of Conservation

While the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership encourages private landowners to work together on trapping efforts to eliminate feral hogs, federal and state officials assure landowners feral hog hunting closures and opportunistic take regulations do not apply to private lands. Federal and state agencies encourage feral hog trapping on both p... READ MORE

Fall archery turkey harvest holds steady

Fall archery turkey harvest holds steady

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 740 wild turkeys during the 2019-2020 Fall Archery Turkey Season. The total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 738 in 2018-2019. For the 2019-20 season, 22,728 permits were sold, excluding landowner permits, compared to 23,298 for the 2018-2019 season. The season dates were ... READ MORE

Ethics course required before gathering sheds

Ethics course required before gathering sheds

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Collecting antlers that fall off the heads of deer, elk and moose each winter is a popular pastime in Utah. However, before heading outdoors to collect shed antlers, shed hunters must complete the free Division of Wildlife Resources' Antler Gathering Ethics course. After dropping their antlers, male deer, elk and moose will grow a new set star... READ MORE

153,048 preliminary harvest total sees increase over 2018-19

153,048 preliminary harvest total sees increase over 2018-19

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 151,709 deer in 2018-19.  During the 2019-20 deer seasons, hunters took 45 percent does and 55 percent b... READ MORE

New Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition Answers Call Of The Wild

New Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition Answers Call Of The Wild

By Chevrolet | Realtree

LAS VEGAS — Chevrolet and Realtree today uncovered their newest outdoor truck collaboration: the 2021 Silverado Realtree® Edition. The limited-run truck brings together the rugged capability of Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss with exclusive graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. This is the second collaborati... READ MORE

CWD status changes in 3 southwest counties

CWD status changes in 3 southwest counties

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed following confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have been reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a ... READ MORE

Missouri increases feral hog elimination, adapts 2020 strategy

Missouri increases feral hog elimination, adapts 2020 strategy

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership eliminated 10,495 feral hogs from Missouri in 2019, and will increase efforts in 2020 as multiple agencies work together to eliminate feral hogs from the state. Partnership members participating in on-the-ground trapping efforts include the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Missouri Department of Conservati... READ MORE

Final deer harvest totals more than 285,400

Final deer harvest totals more than 285,400

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri's 2019-2020 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with a preliminary total deer harvest of 285,483. Of the deer harvested, 133,914 were antlered bucks, 27,931 were button bucks, and 123,638 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,247 deer checked, Callaway with 5,703, and Texas with 5,157. Hunters harve... READ MORE

8 deer positive for CWD in 2019 gun season

8 deer positive for CWD in 2019 gun season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from 3A1. Bahnson said six of the eight were mule ... READ MORE

Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists report that much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast. According to Myron Means, large carnivore program biologist, hunters harvested 432 black bears in Arkansas during 2019. The report was made at ... READ MORE

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