Hunting News

Yamaha Grants and Scholarships

Yamaha Grants and Scholarships

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards $120,000. KENNESAW, Ga., August 1, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) awarded more than $120,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant and scholarship recipients from applications submitted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. T... READ MORE

Deer hunters will have more opportunities this fall

Deer hunters will have more opportunities this fall

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall because numbers continue to rebound across the state and now many areas have populations at or above goal levels. Licenses are available as of Aug. 1, with Sept. 6 the deadline to apply for antlerless permits. “Deer populations have responded well to favorable winter weather an... READ MORE

Squirrel season a great introduction for new hunters

Squirrel season a great introduction for new hunters

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Small game, particularly squirrel, is a great way to introduce youth or novices to hunting. Skills, equipment and licensing are more basic than other types of hunting. “A hand-me-down .22 rifle or smaller gauge shotgun and almost any hardwood stand of trees can offer a successful endeavor for a new hunter,” according to Hunter Education... READ MORE

Any-deer permit lottery applications now online

Any-deer permit lottery applications now online

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

For the 2018-19 deer season, a total 84,745 any-deer permits are proposed for 22 of Maine’s 29 wildlife management districts across the state, an increase of 28 percent. Last year, there were 66,050 permits available to hunters. It is free to apply for the any-deer permit lottery, and online applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on Aug. 15. To ... READ MORE

New statewide deer plan aims to increase transparency

New statewide deer plan aims to increase transparency

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The new statewide deer plan, just released, sets new goals and priorities, increases formal opportunities for citizens to influence deer decisions, and aims for a disease-free deer population. The plan reflects a two-year planning effort that involved statewide meetings and hundreds of in-depth conversations with citizens and stakeholders. It inclu... READ MORE

Deer tags are in the mail

Deer tags are in the mail

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Deer tags for the 2018 season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina’s deer hunters. Department of Natural Resources staff are asking current license-holders who expecting a base set of tags by mail to be patient and not call or email requesting their tag status before Aug. 3. With over 150,000 sets of tags going out during a... READ MORE

Recovering Wildlife bipartisan conservation plan introduced

Recovering Wildlife bipartisan conservation plan introduced

By Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife

U.S. Senators James Risch (R-ID) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), along with Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced bipartisan legislation (S.3223) July 17 that recommends funding for conservation of those fish and wildlife species in greatest need across the country. The Senate bill complements House bill (H.R. 4647) introduced in Dec... READ MORE

Deer Private Land Assistance grant application now open

Deer Private Land Assistance grant application now open

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant application period is now open; applications are due by Sept. 1. The Deer PLAN is a cooperative grant program designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. It is funded by Deer Range Improvement Program dollars. For 2019, a total of $50,000 will be ... READ MORE

2018 moose permit auction now open

2018 moose permit auction now open

By New Hampshire Fish and Game

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has launched its 2018 Moose Permit Auction, the group’s primary fundraiser to support the programs of the Fish and Game Department. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website here. Guidelines can also be obtained by calling (603) 496-2778. Seal... READ MORE

Apply now for youth mentored-deer hunts

Apply now for youth mentored-deer hunts

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Youth can apply now through Aug. 17 to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November. “These special hunts give youth and parents or adult mentors a fantastic opportunity to hunt together,” said James Burnham, hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation coordina... READ MORE

Antlerless deer licenses application starts July 15

Antlerless deer licenses application starts July 15

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan’s antlerless deer license application period runs July 15 to Aug. 15. Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for that deer management unit important for some. Private land applications also require a landowner phone number, so hunters are advised to be prepare... READ MORE

DNR asks for help in counting turkeys

DNR asks for help in counting turkeys

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August. The DNR has mailed survey cards to select turkey hunters who are asked to provide the date and county in which the turkey was seen, if it was an adult female or adult male (males have beards on their ... READ MORE

Outdoor Scholars releases 2nd episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

Outdoor Scholars releases 2nd episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

By University of Montevallo

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Ala., has started sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, Outdoor Scholars TV. The second episode, released July 8, follows the Outdoor Scholars as they fish for red fish in Venice, Louisiana.Accor... READ MORE

Annual turkey counts go high tech

Annual turkey counts go high tech

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

For those interested in helping researchers estimate the size of Kentucky’s turkey flock, there’s a new app to allow more people to participate in research. Zak Danks, ruffed grouse and wildlife turkey program coordinator, said the department has added a smart phone app and a web-based survey to make it easier for people to report turke... READ MORE

Applications open for Drawn Hunt Permits

Applications open for Drawn Hunt Permits

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Hunters can now apply for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. The online system is accepting applications. This year about 9,500 permits in 49 hunt categories are up for grabs for drawn hunts on public and private lands. Among the offerings through the online system are hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, a... READ MORE

Copyright 2018 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd