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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

COVID19 UPDATES

COVID19 UPDATES

By Buckmasters Online

Accurate information on your state’s Department of Natural Resources response to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on your state’s DNR website, social media channels or Information Center. Find a link to your state website here. FLORIDAThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s May 14 meeting at 9 a.m. will be open t... READ MORE

Moose lottery open, drawing will go virtual

Moose lottery open, drawing will go virtual

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

The deadline to apply for the Maine Moose Permit drawing lottery is 11:59 p.m. May 14. MDIFW no longer accepts paper applications, which means applicants must apply online. On the online form, applicants can indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) they are willing to accept a permit in, and if they would ac... READ MORE

Apply May 1-31 for first elk season this fall

Apply May 1-31 for first elk season this fall

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s first elk-hunting season in modern history will be available this fall following the April 8 approval by the Conservation Commission to issue five permits for hunting bull elk. Four general permits will be for the public, and one permit will be reserved for qualifying area landowners. Missouri’s first pending elk hunt comes a... READ MORE

Youth harvest sees 27% increase with 882 birds checked

Youth harvest sees 27% increase with 882 birds checked

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters under the age of 16 checked 882 birds during the two-day hunt to open the 2020 spring turkey season Easter weekend. Despite a major cold front, there was a 27% increase from last year. The increase came even with circumstances working against the hunters. The Easter observance may have prevented some hunters from participating. Also, curre... READ MORE

No CWD detected in deer herd

No CWD detected in deer herd

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

There is some welcome news for deer hunters after biologists with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission detected no evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state’s wild white-tailed deer herd. As part of their annual CWD surveillance effort, biologists tested more than 2,300 deer during the 2019-20 sampling season by colle... READ MORE

Interior Department seeks to expand hunting, fishing access to 2.3 million acres

Interior Department seeks to expand hunting, fishing access to 2.3 million acres

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Last week, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a historic proposal  to expand hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres of public land and water spanning over 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries—the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities by the U.S.... READ MORE

Cancellation Updates

Cancellation Updates

By Buckmasters Online

The most accurate information on your state DNR response to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on your state’s DNR website, DNR social media channels, DNR Information Center and email updates. Find a link to your state website here. DELAWAREThe Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will limit the number of visitors within ... READ MORE

Young hunters take 2,712 turkeys over youth weekend

Young hunters take 2,712 turkeys over youth weekend

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,712 birds over the past youth weekend, April 4 and 5. Top harvest counties were Miller with 74 birds checked, Franklin with 62, and Callaway and Sainte Genevieve with 60 each. Young hunters checked 2,546 turkeys during the 2019 spring youth weekend. Get more harvest information by ... READ MORE

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