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Database to electronically post private land now available

Database to electronically post private land now available

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The 2021 state legislature passed a bill to allow electronic posting of private land, giving landowners another option for posting private property. This online database system is available to enroll lands. The law goes into effect Aug. 1, 2021. In addition to current posting laws allowing landowners to post lands with physical signs, electronic po... READ MORE

Hunters check 7,010 birds during wild turkey season

Hunters check 7,010 birds during wild turkey season

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas hunters harvested and checked 7,010 eastern wild turkeys during the 2021 turkey season which concluded May 9. While the harvest showed a similar decrease to that of surrounding states, Game and Fish Commission biologists are hopeful for the future. “We did expect to see a decline in checked birds this year,” Jeremy Wood, turkey... READ MORE

CWD found in two deer breeding facilities

CWD found in two deer breeding facilities

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in Matagorda and Mason counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in these counties. An epidemiological investigation found that both deer breeding facilities had received deer from a Uvalde County premises where CWD was found on March 29. Postmortem... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest numbers through third week

Spring turkey harvest numbers through third week

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s wild turkey hunters have harvested 13,361 birds through May 16, 2021. Ohio has two zones for 2021 spring wild turkey hunting: the south zone and the northeast zone. The total harvest represents 23 days of hunting in the south zone and 16 days in the northeast zone, and includes the 1,473 wild turkeys taken during the 2021 youth season.... READ MORE

Board approves decrease in 2021 general-season deer permits

Board approves decrease in 2021 general-season deer permits

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Wildlife Board has approved a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2021 deer hunt. The approved total of 74,025 general-season deer hunting permits for 2021 is a 5,650-permit decrease from the previous year. Of the 29 total deer hunting units across the state, 17 have decreased permit numbers from the previous year. Div... READ MORE

Spring turkey season ends with 34,593 birds harvested

Spring turkey season ends with 34,593 birds harvested

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Turkey hunters checked 31,798 birds during Missouri’s 2021 regular spring turkey season, April 19 through May 9. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 710 birds telechecked, Texas with 666, and Callaway with 639. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,795 birds over youth weekend, April 10 and 11, bringing the overall 2021 spring turkey harv... READ MORE

Hunter surpasses turkey-hunting milestone

Hunter surpasses turkey-hunting milestone

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

This Royal Slam winner got a late start in turkey hunting. Photo: Ray Jones of Huntsville bagged the 400th and 401st turkeys of his 60-year career this season. For someone who got a late start chasing turkeys, Ray Jones of Huntsville has spent the last 60 years catching up. In fact, Jones, 86, reached and surpassed a milestone this season by baggin... READ MORE

Apply now for Iowa nonresident deer tags

Apply now for Iowa nonresident deer tags

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa nonresident deer hunting application period is now open. Applications close June 6 at midnight. Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and will only be accessible online. Hunters can begin the application process by clicking here. Click the tab "Nonresident deer / turkey tags, then clic... READ MORE

Hunters set harvest, participation records in 2020

Hunters set harvest, participation records in 2020

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Although the pandemic slowed many activities last fall, Oklahoma hunters set harvest and participation records during the 2020 deer hunting seasons. Statistics about the 2020-21 deer seasons were announced May 3 at the regular May meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Chief of Wildlife Bill Dinkines said the state’s h... READ MORE

Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Elk and bear license applications are on sale now through June 1. Hunters can increase their odds, or get two tags in a single year, by picking up Pure Michigan Hunt applications while applying for bear and elk. Previous Pure Michigan Hunt recipient Jerry Peak of Crystal grabbed two elk tags he used to harvest two beautiful, 6 by 6 bull elk. The se... READ MORE

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