Hunting News

Online quota hunt applications open June 1

Online quota hunt applications open June 1

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others.   “You will definitely want to be sure to get your quota hunt applications in between June 1 and September 1 for the chance to get the area of your choice,” according to John Bowers, chief of ... READ MORE

Junior hunter field day in multiple locations June 2

Junior hunter field day in multiple locations June 2

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Budding outdoor enthusiasts with interests in fishing, hunting, shooting sports or wildlife management can get expert guidance June 2 in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Queen Anne’s counties during Junior Hunter Field Day. The free events are designed for those aged 8 to 16. Online registration is required and limited. Maryland youth can re... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 11,700 turkeys during spring season

Hunters harvest 11,700 turkeys during spring season

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters reported harvesting 11,700 Iowa birds this spring, which is 100 birds fewer than were harvested in 2017. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 20. Hunters purchased nearly 50,000 spring turkey tags. Hunters can assist the DNR with its annual population estimates by reporting all the... READ MORE

Game Commission expands CWD rules

Game Commission expands CWD rules

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer may bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). In the fight to slow the spread of CWD in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has updated its executive order... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest numbers drop

Spring turkey harvest numbers drop

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,500 wild turkeys during the spring turkey season, including the youth season. The 2018 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,720 in 2017. The statewide preliminary total includes the Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,139 birds, compared with the record youth harvest of 1,539 tur... READ MORE

2018 SuperTag chances are on sale now

2018 SuperTag chances are on sale now

By Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Montana's SuperTag chances for the hunt of a lifetime are now on sale. Hunters can win the SuperTag drawing by purchasing one or more $5 SuperTag chances for the fall 2018 hunting season. Eight SuperTag hunt licenses are offered—moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion and bison. Winners may hunt any district op... READ MORE

Registration opens June 5 for 2018 alligator hunts

Registration opens June 5 for 2018 alligator hunts

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Online registration for the 13th annual regulated alligator hunts opens June 5 at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. on July 11. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among four hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one time per zone. ... READ MORE

Public help needed for wild turkey, ruffed grouse sightings

Public help needed for wild turkey, ruffed grouse sightings

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)

The public is asked to participate in surveying wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two species. Every year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife conducts a turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth. The brood survey relies on the public to report observations of all wil... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest for 2018 largest in 15 years

Spring turkey harvest for 2018 largest in 15 years

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

According to preliminary data, turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers this spring, which is a 15-year high and a 6 ercent increase over the 2017 harvest. This year’s harvest also is more than 10 percent above the 10-year average, said Mike Peters, Game Bird and Small Game Project Leader. All but two DNR districts reported... READ MORE

Hunters report increase in turkey harvest

Hunters report increase in turkey harvest

By David Rainer, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

The Game Check numbers from the recently completed wild turkey season are in, and a slight uptick in hunter success was indicated. According to Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Director Chuck Sykes, those numbers need to be viewed with caution. Last year, hunters reported the harvest of 9,177 turkeys through the mandatory Game Check... READ MORE

Deer lottery application now open

Deer lottery application now open

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

While it may seem like winter just ended, it is now time to apply for the 2018 deer gun lottery. A total of 55,150 licenses will available to hunters this fall; the number is 650 more than last year. There will be no paper applications this year. Hunters may apply by calling (800)406-6409 or by applying online. Licenses allocated by lottery inclu... READ MORE

Landowners can earn payments for public walk-in access program

Landowners can earn payments for public walk-in access program

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Parcels of land enrolled in the Oklahoma Land Access Program (OLAP) will earn payments for the landowner or lessee while helping to preserve America's hunting and fishing traditions by allowing public walk-in access. Entering its second year in September, OLAP is looking to build on its initial success by increasing the number of private land hunti... READ MORE

Public asked to help DNR document bear expansion

Public asked to help DNR document bear expansion

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota’s black bear range has been slowly expanding southward and westward. To better understand and document this expansion, the Department of Natural Resources has designed a new reporting application tool on its website to gather bear sightings made by the public outside the primary bear range. Minnesota’s primary bear range cover... READ MORE

Spring mule deer survey complete

Spring mule deer survey complete

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April, and results indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population is similar to last year, and 45 percent above the long-term average. Biologists counted 2,540 mule deer in 245.8 square miles during this year’s survey. Overall mule deer density in the bad... READ MORE

June 30 deadline for second deer permit lottery

June 30 deadline for second deer permit lottery

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Resident and nonresident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2018 firearm and muzzleloader only deer permits. June 30 is the deadline to apply for the second lottery. For more information, check the IDNR website. Season dates include the first firearm season Nov. 16 - 18, 2018; second firearm season Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2018; mu... READ MORE

Copyright 2018 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd