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Nonresident deer application now open

Nonresident deer application now open

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Nonresident deer hunters can apply for a 2018 Iowa deer license or purchase a preference point beginning May 5 at 6 a.m. CST. Applications will be accepted until midnight June 3, 2018. For fastest service, hunters should apply online through their user account in the online license sales site. Applications are also accepted 24 hours a day by call... READ MORE

Hunters check 10,415 turkeys in opening week

Hunters check 10,415 turkeys in opening week

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters checked 10,415 wild turkeys during the first week of the wild turkey hunting season, April 23 to 9.The state’s spring wild turkey season is divided into the south zone, which is open from April 23 to Sunday, May 20, and the northeast zone, which is open from April 30 to May 27. In 2017, hunters in the south zone checked 10,293 wi... READ MORE

Elk application period opens May 1

Elk application period opens May 1

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period opens May 1 for public land permits next fall in the Buffalo River country of northwest Arkansas. From 12 a.m. May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1, applications will be accepted online. The total number of elk permits available for public draw will be established during the Commission’s May 17 meeting. It is anticipated to be... READ MORE

Ten-day alligator hunting season approved

Ten-day alligator hunting season approved

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks has approved rule changes for the 2018 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi. The statewide public waters season will offer 930 permits within 7 hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, August 31 to September 10. The process for issuing permits will... READ MORE

Online 2018 moose permit lottery now open

Online 2018 moose permit lottery now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Maine’s moose population is the largest of all the lower 48 states, estimated at 60-70,000 animals. This presents an incredible hunting opportunity for those lucky enough to win a Maine moose permit. And the appeal is no secret — every year, the Maine moose hunt is among the most coveted in the nation, with an average of 50,000 applicat... READ MORE

50th spring turkey season opens April 21

50th spring turkey season opens April 21

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

This spring’s gobbler season has Pennsylvania hunters eager to participate in the state’s 50th anniversary spring-gobbler hunt. Properly licensed junior hunters and mentored youth can head afield April 21 to participate in the annual youth spring turkey hunt. On April 28, all hunters can head into Penn’s Woods in pursuit of spring... READ MORE

Prois Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Prois Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

By Prois Hunting

Prois, the top name in ladies high performance technical hunting apparel, announces its’ 10 year anniversary. 2018 marks a decade of operations that started with an idea of engineering a line of designated women’s hunting clothing - to where they are today - being the number one hunting apparel manufacturer for ladies; where fit is as i... READ MORE

Biologists concerned by prolonged winter on deer condition

Biologists concerned by prolonged winter on deer condition

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The prolonged wintry conditions in the Upper Peninsula show no sure sign of relenting soon, a circumstance that has state wildlife biologists concerned about the stressful impact to white-tailed deer. “A month ago, we were optimistic about the deer herd, with spring on the horizon and the winter we’d had to that point,” said Terry... READ MORE

Despite snow, spring turkey season begins

Despite snow, spring turkey season begins

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In 1978, Minnesota held its first turkey hunt in modern history, and a lucky 420 hunters drew permits. Since then, interest in pursuing these big game birds has expanded along with their population and range. Last spring some 50,000 turkey permits were issued, and hunters registered nearly 12,000 birds. “Wild turkeys are now found almost eve... READ MORE

Yamaha Steadfast in Supporting SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Yamaha Steadfast in Supporting SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Vehicle Raffles Raise More Than $100,000 for SEAL Families. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, recently provided a new Viking VI Ranch Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California. Built in the U.S. at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the P... READ MORE

Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium is pleased to announce it has added new calibers and grain weights to its full line of American Eagle rifle ammunition. Shipments are being delivered to dealers. American Eagle rifle ammunition offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. The already expansive line has grown for 2... READ MORE

All Choked Up

All Choked Up

By Ken Piper

New technologies in turkey loads change the standard for ethical distance. Wild turkeys are tough! I don’t know if that’s a characteristic that prompted Ben Franklin to write that Meleagris gallopavo would be better suited than the bald eagle as our national bird, but I do know it’s a characteristic many hunters witness firsthand.... READ MORE

Harvested deer ages now available online

Harvested deer ages now available online

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Hunters who provided a tooth from their deer last year to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department online. Hunters submitted 2,808 teeth from the bucks they took during the November rifle deer season. Combined with the 1,207 deer examined by biologists at reporting stations during... READ MORE

Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan

Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota residents interested in deer can comment on the Department of Natural Resources’ draft statewide deer management plan now through Wednesday, May 9. Public comment is welcome at one of the 35 public open houses to be held around the state in April where people can talk to wildlife managers, ask questions and provide input. Online, co... READ MORE

Biologists seek 30 turkeys taken in weekend opener

Biologists seek 30 turkeys taken in weekend opener

By Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife Resources

Wildlife biologists conducting a new study want to examine at least 30 turkeys taken in Livingston and Crittenden counties during this weekend’s opener of the spring turkey season. Kentucky’s general season runs April 14 to May 6, 2018. Turkey biologist Zak Danks said concerns voiced by local hunters spurred the research. “Folks i... READ MORE

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