Hunting News

2017-18 buck harvest up 10 percent

2017-18 buck harvest up 10 percent

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 10 percent, and the overall deer harvest also was up 10 percent, in the state’s 2017-18 hunting seasons, which closed in January. Hunters harvested an estimated 367,159 deer in the 2017-18 seasons, which easily topped the overall deer harvest of 333,254 in the previous year. Across the 23 Wildlife... READ MORE

Post season report surveys 2017 deer season

Post season report surveys 2017 deer season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

A total of 49,407 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 30,100 deer during the 2017 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the Game and Fish Department. The department made available 54,500 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 61 percent, with each hunter spending an average of 4.4 days in ... READ MORE

Panhandle CWD containment zone expands

Panhandle CWD containment zone expands

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expanding the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year in a roadkill white-tailed deer. “The decision to expand slightly the Panhandle Containment Zone is a direct result of the test positive roadkill discovery... READ MORE

NASCAR legend Earnhardt Jr. named 2018 Hunting & Fishing Day honorary chairman

NASCAR legend Earnhardt Jr. named 2018 Hunting & Fishing Day honorary chairman

By National Hunting & Fishing Day

NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as the 2018 honorary chairman of The National Hunting and Fishing Day, according to the NHF Day organization. The annual celebration, set for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and loca... READ MORE

Spring turkey hunters face production challenges

Spring turkey hunters face production challenges

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a more challenging spring season; poor turkey production in recent years has affected turkey numbers. The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 7-8. The regular spring season runs April 16 through May 6. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped to bolster turkey number... READ MORE

Strong harvest record of 15,984 deer for 2017

Strong harvest record of 15,984 deer for 2017

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials report the 2017 deer harvest was strong despite challenging conditions like warm weather and an abundance of wild food sources. The numbers are broken out in the final season report. Officials say a total of 15,984 deer were harvested during the 2017 seasons, the third highest since 2002.That breaks down into ... READ MORE

More than $1.1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax conservation funds

More than $1.1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax conservation funds

By United States Department of Interior

The Interior Department has apportioned more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) Acts for 2018. Allocations of the funds are authorized by Congress. To date, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service... READ MORE

Public meetings will address new CWD concerns

Public meetings will address new CWD concerns

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Two special public meetings are planned for April 3 and April 5 to address positive cases of chronic wasting disease discovered in three new Arkansas counties – Benton, Sebastian and Washington. The Fort Smith meeting will be held at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center beginning at 6 p.m., April 3. The Springdale meeting w... READ MORE

Deer harvest for 2017-18 season increases 8 percent

Deer harvest for 2017-18 season increases 8 percent

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The annual deer harvest summary indicates North Carolina hunters reported harvesting 161,854 deer during the 2017-18 hunting season, an 8 percent increase over the 2016-17 season. Deer harvest increased in districts 2 through 9, ranging from 3.4 percent in District 3 to 13.3 percent in District 4; however, District 1 showed a 3.9 percent decline i... READ MORE

Savage 110 Long Range Hunter

Savage 110 Long Range Hunter

By Savage

Westfield, Massachusetts – March 15, 2018 – Making a long-distance shot on the trophy of a lifetime requires not only a rifle built for extreme accuracy, but a rifle built for you. The easy-to-customize, incredibly accurate Savage 110 Long Range Hunter is up to the challenge. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to ... READ MORE

Moose study, sampling continues in Adirondacks

Moose study, sampling continues in Adirondacks

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The aerial distance sampling for moose across the Adirondacks, is underway across the Adirondacks. The DEC, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Cornell University's Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the Biodiversity Research Institute and the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack ... READ MORE

Deer movement study begins in CWD zone

Deer movement study begins in CWD zone

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

A research project to examine how deer move across the landscape in southeastern Minnesota’s chronic wasting disease management area began March 12. “The data from this study will help us estimate male and female dispersal patterns as they relate to disease transmission and build movement models,” said Dr. Chris Jennelle, DNR rese... READ MORE

Early turkey season for youth, impaired hunters March 17-18

Early turkey season for youth, impaired hunters March 17-18

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season March 17-18. The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 24. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey ... READ MORE

Hunters donate 289,292 lbs. venison to feed the hungry

Hunters donate 289,292 lbs. venison to feed the hungry

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Thousands of Missouri deer hunters donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The season’s total included nearly 5,600 whole deer. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state, according to the Department of Conservation and Conservation Federation o... READ MORE

Moose hunters see 73% success rate for 2017

Moose hunters see 73% success rate for 2017

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

With 2,080 moose permits issued, 1,518 hunters were successful in getting their moose. Hunter success rates varied throughout different regions of the state with over 80 percent of the hunters getting moose in Wildlife Management Districts 1-3 and 5 and 6 in Aroostook County. Weather had an impact for many hunters, particularly the first week. Moo... READ MORE

Copyright 2018 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd