Hunting News

Deer reduction zone season begins Sept. 15

Deer reduction zone season begins Sept. 15

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Deer reduction zones give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed by statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana. One new zone was added this year in Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Find an interactive deer reduction zone map here. There is a statewide bag limit... READ MORE

DNR launches Iowa Deer Exchange

DNR launches Iowa Deer Exchange

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa Deer Exchange is the new free online database at where deer hunters willing to provide venison can connect with Iowans who want venison. Hunters enter their information to the database, including their location. Recipients choose the condition they want the meat when they register – boned out, whole (field dressed), quartered, frozen... READ MORE

Deer carcass importation rules protect against CWD

Deer carcass importation rules protect against CWD

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Currently, Florida is one of 24 states where chronic wasting disease has not been detected. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises hunters to know the requirements for importing harvested deer, elk, moose, caribou and other members of the deer family to protect Florida deer populations. With big game seasons opening in neighb... READ MORE

New antlerless database helps hunters, landowners

New antlerless database helps hunters, landowners

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Game and Parks is encouraging hunters to reregister on a revised antlerless hunter database. After changes were made to the program to make this tool more effective for landowners, all hunters will need to reregister in the program. The program, designed to help landowners address deer populations on their property, was launched in 2019. Changes... READ MORE

Landowners, hunters asked to report dead deer

Landowners, hunters asked to report dead deer

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Game, Fish and Parks has documented the first deer mortalities in 2020 due to hemorrhagic disease, also known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue. EHD was recently confirmed by laboratory analysis in deer from Hughes and Sully counties. This disease is common in white-tailed deer and is typically detected in late summer or early f... READ MORE

Special equipment approved to hunt coyotes at night

Special equipment approved to hunt coyotes at night

By Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism

Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commissioners have approved a regulation change beginning in 2021 that will allow hunters to use artificial light and thermal-imaging equipment when hunting coyotes at night. Once the regulation is implemented, interested hunters must purchase a Night Vision Equipment Permit at a cost of $2.50, to use artificial light, ... READ MORE

Don't bring CWD to South Carolina

Don't bring CWD to South Carolina

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is not in South Carolina, and the SCNR wants to keep it that way. Hunters play a key role in ensuring CWD doesn't come to the state. With big game seasons opening in many parts of the country, hunters should remember not to import into South Carolina certain carcass parts from white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and el... READ MORE

Nonnative species safeguards strengthened

Nonnative species safeguards strengthened

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Due to ecological, economic and human health and safety concerns related to the potential impacts of nonnative animals, Alabama Administrative Code 220-2-.26 has been amended to prohibit any person, firm, association, or corporation from possessing, selling, offering for sale, importing, bringing, releasing, or causing to be brought or imported add... READ MORE

New federal plan tackles $120 billion invasive species problem

New federal plan tackles $120 billion invasive species problem

By Department of the Interior

The Administration has released a draft strategic plan to combat the estimated $120 billion problem of invasive species. Significant actions are being taken to more effectively manage invasive species, which impact water supplies, impair hunting and fishing opportunities, interfere with energy production, exacerbate wildfires, damage America&... READ MORE

New CWD regulations in effect for cervid carcasses

New CWD regulations in effect for cervid carcasses

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Hunters, meat processors, taxidermists and others are reminded of new regulations now in effect regarding transporting deer, elk, and other cervid carcasses into Missouri and within the state, and of new regulations on cervid-carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. The new regulations are part of MDC’s ongoing effo... READ MORE

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