Mandatory CWD sampling planned Nov. 11-12
By Missouri Department of Natural Resources
On opening weekend November 11 and 12, the Department of Conservation will conduct mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties, and will offer voluntary CWD sampling throughout entire deer season.
Hunters who harvest deer in any of the counties in the CWD Management Zone during opening weekend must present their harvested deer at one o... READ MORE
Iowa youth deer season begins Sept. 16
By Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Hunting tradition will be renewed when nearly 10,000 youths are expected to participate in the youth deer hunting season which opens Sept. 16.
This season provides an opportunity to teach deer hunting, wildlife behavior, and safe hunting practices to resident youths while they are under the watchful eye of a licensed adult.
The youth seas... READ MORE
Landowners seeking doe hunters
By North Dakota Game and Fish Department
The Game and Fish Department is currently working with landowners in eight hunting units across the state who would like to host hunters with antlerless deer licenses in 2017.
Participating landowners are located in hunting units 2I, 2J2, 2K2, 3A4, 3B3, 3D2, 3F2 and 4E.
The program is not intended for buck hunters, but designed to direct hunters... READ MORE
Landowners, hunters asked to report dead deer
By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Game, Fish and Parks has documented the first deer mortalities of 2017 due to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue.
EHD was confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte County.
The disease is common in white-tailed deer and typically detected in late summ... READ MORE
Lower Peninsula HAP landowner enrollment now open
By Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Currently, landowners in the northern Lower Peninsula with at least 40 acres containing a minimum of 5 percent wildlife habitat can enroll in the Hunting Access Program. Enrollment remains open through September.
Michigan is home to one of the nation’s largest and longest running dedicated private land-public access programs. Since 197... READ MORE
Several changes made in 2017-18 hunting seasons
By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Several important changes in the state's fall hunting seasons for deer, black bear and wild turkey are included in the new 2017–2018 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary.
Important changes for 2017–2018 include:
• Sunday hunting on private land is now legal in all 55 counties only with written permission from th... READ MORE
Moose hunt auction nets $30,761 for wildlife education
By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
When Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed August 10, a total of $30,761.50 was taken in from the five winning bids.
The auction funds will be used to help fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths.
Bids do not include the cost of a hunting lice... READ MORE
Deer, turkey archery seasons open Sept. 15
By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
New Hampshire's hunting seasons kick off Sept. 1 with the opening of black bear and gray squirrel seasons, followed by archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer Sept. 15.
Highlights of New Hampshire’s hunting seasons can be found in the newly published New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest, which includes New Hampshire hunting se... READ MORE
Quota hunt applications for deer, birds open
By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
September is the month to apply for quota hunts for deer, upland birds and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas and other public lands.
Applications can be made 24 hours a day by phone at (877)598-2401 or through the department’s website.
Applications for quota hunts opened Sept. 1 and the application period extends through Sept. 30... READ MORE
Michigan has new cervid importation regulations
By Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Residents who hunt outside of Michigan this fall should be aware regulations have changed substantially related to the importation of harvested cervids such as deer, elk or moose.
Hunters who harvest a cervid in any other state or province only can bring hides, deboned meat, quarters (legs that do not have any part of the spinal column or hea... READ MORE