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DWR proposing decrease in general season deer permits

DWR proposing decrease in general season deer permits

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

For the fourth consecutive year, Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending a decrease in the number of general-season deer hunting permits. The DWR is asking for the public's feedback on the recommendations for the number of big game hunting permits for the 2022 seasons, as well as a variety of other big game proposals. "We've had several year... READ MORE

Constitutional carry increases demand for proper training

Constitutional carry increases demand for proper training

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Outdoor writer Dick Jones fires a Sig Sauer P365 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. Governor Kay Ivey recently signed legislation to make Alabama the 22nd state in the nation to adopt a constitutional carry law that eliminates the requirement for a person to obtain a concealed carry permit to lawfully carry a pistol. The new law goes in... READ MORE

Deer harvest numbers down 13% for 21-22 season

Deer harvest numbers down 13% for 21-22 season

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunters harvested an estimated 376,810 white-tailed deer, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission results reported for 2021-22 deer season which ended in January. The statewide buck harvest was estimated at 145,320 and the antlerless harvest at 231,490. That take, overall, is down about 13% compared to 2020-21, when hunters recorded the largest d... READ MORE

General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Season dates for all but nine counties in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Unit and Southern Middle Tennessee are April 2 to May 15 for the general spring turkey season, The young sportsman hunt for hunters ages 6 to 16 is March 26 -27. The statewide bag limit for spring turkey is 3, and public land bonus turkeys have been eliminated. Additional re... READ MORE

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

By Ohio Department of Natural Resource

The recent bald eagle census from the Division of Wildlife estimates 806 nests in the Buckeye State, an estimated increase of 14% from the 707 bald eagle nests documented from the Division’s 2020 citizen science survey. Bald eagle nesting success was at an estimated rate of 82% in the spring of 2021, and the number of young per nest was 1.6, ... READ MORE

Hunters take note of turkey season changes

Hunters take note of turkey season changes

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

When turkey hunting season opens April 2, hunters should take note of several changes, including the April 9 season opening If hunting on public lands, including Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and National Forest land. The season ends May 15. Hunters will need to note the season bag limit has changed for turkeys for the 2022 season. Only one gobb... READ MORE

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The chronic wasting disease response plan is being updated following the discovery of a wild white-tailed deer infected with CWD within the city of Grand Rapids. The update will better reflect a statewide approach to disease surveillance, management, control and education. This is the first time CWD has been detected in wild deer in this deer perm... READ MORE

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The ODNR Division of Wildlife has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two bald eagles and a herring gull in northwest Ohio. The results were detected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The herring gull was confirmed HPAI positive in Erie County March 9. The first bald eagle was c... READ MORE

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bonus turkey harvest authorizations go on sale March 21 with a designated sale date for each zone. Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase through the DNR online license portal at GoWild.Wi.Gov or at all license agents. Sales begin at 10 a.m. and run through midnight each day. Hun... READ MORE

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Spring is here, wild turkey season is about to begin, and the forecast is good! Biologists say turkey hunters will find the best opportunities in the Edwards Plateau/Hill Country, Cross Timbers and South Texas regions. Wild Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin notes hunters can expect to see a lot of young birds, both jakes and jennies... READ MORE

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