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Final CWD results for 2019-20 season

Final CWD results for 2019-20 season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance year have been completed, confirming 46 new cases of the deadly deer disease. These new findings bring the total number of CWD cases in the state to 162. More than 137,000 deer have been tested since the first cases of CWD were found in free-ranging deer in ... READ MORE

Hunters take 11,292 turkeys in first two weeks of season

Hunters take 11,292 turkeys in first two weeks of season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The first two weeks of wild turkey hunting in Ohio ended with 11,292 birds checked through May 3. Hunters harvested 12,427 wild turkeys during the same time in 2019. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the first two weeks of the 2020 hunting season include Belmont (368), Guernsey (355), Meigs (348), Monroe (343),Tuscarawas (336), Wa... READ MORE

Testing shows scale of effort to contain CWD

Testing shows scale of effort to contain CWD

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The latest numbers on chronic wasting disease testing in Texas give some hope that efforts to contain the disease are working, according to state wildlife experts. The CWD testing year that ended in February produced just shy of 13,000 CWD samples statewide by the Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of participating landowners and hunters. ... READ MORE

Brake for moose; it could save your life

Brake for moose; it could save your life

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Springtime travelers are asked to brake for moose when traveling on New Hampshire’s roadways. There were 68 collisions between moose and vehicles in New Hampshire in 2019; in the last five years the state has averaged 105 collisions per year. While moose are active throughout the year, May through October are high-risk months for collisions ... READ MORE

Iowa deer application opens May 2

Iowa deer application opens May 2

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can apply for 2020 Iowa deer tags beginning May 2. Applications can be made online between 6 a.m. May 2 and midnight June 7. Drawing odds are not affected by the date a hunter submitted an application. Hunters are asked to update their customer profile and verify that mailing address, email address and phone number are correct. Also, hunte... READ MORE

Public alligator hunt lottery now open online

Public alligator hunt lottery now open online

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Beginning May 1, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is accepting online applications for the 2020 Public Alligator Hunting season. The application deadline to apply is June 15 at 5 p.m. A nonrefundable $10 application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will det... READ MORE

Hunter Safety numbers hit new highs

Hunter Safety numbers hit new highs

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

With the statewide spring turkey season about to begin, the state’s hunters have a record performance to match. In 2019, Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season hit an all-time high for hunter safety. For the first time in history, not a single hunting-related shooting incident was recorded during the season. Hunter-safety results from the ... READ MORE

Public land elk hunt permit applications open May 1

Public land elk hunt permit applications open May 1

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits open May 1 and will close June 1. Twenty-six permits will be drawn to hunt elk in Arkansas this year; eight are either-sex tags and the other 18 are for cow elk only. This is a reduction of three either-sex and three cow tags from 2019. “Since the discovery of (chroni... READ MORE

Hunters take 8,600 turkeys before last season segment

Hunters take 8,600 turkeys before last season segment

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa hunters have reported harvesting nearly 8,600 turkeys so far this spring, making the 2020 season one of the more successful seasons to date. The fourth – and longest – season runs April 29 to May 17. Turkey virus study group is seeking additional samples. Hunters who bag a turkey this spring are encouraged to keep one of the lower ... READ MORE

7,900 wild turkeys taken in first week of season

7,900 wild turkeys taken in first week of season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The first week of wild turkey hunting in Ohio ended with 7,873 birds checked through April 26. Hunters harvested 8,908 wild turkeys during the same time frame in 2019. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the first week of the 2020 hunting season include Belmont (266), Guernsey (250), Meigs (243), Tuscarawas (227), Harrison (224), Mon... READ MORE

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