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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

A Decade of Service

A Decade of Service

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha helps restore public lands and OHV areas for 10 years running. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees celebrated the company’s Outdoor Access Initiative’s (OAI) 10-year anniversary this past weekend, through the completion of their 10th volunteer project in the San Bernardino National Forest in support of OHV access opportunities. Wo... READ MORE

Firearms industry economic impact rises 169% since 2008

Firearms industry economic impact rises 169% since 2008

By National Shooting Sports Foundation

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period. The new statistics were released ... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 1,723 turkeys during youth weekend

Young hunters harvest 1,723 turkeys during youth weekend

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows young turkey hunters harvested 1,723 turkeys during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 51 turkeys harvested, Miller with 43, and Maries with 43. Young hunters checked a little over 4,000 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. Turkey biologist Jason Isabelle said the drop ... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 203,427 deer during 2017-18 seasons

Hunters harvest 203,427 deer during 2017-18 seasons

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Hunters in New York State enjoyed another successful year, harvesting an estimated 203,427 deer during the 2017-18 hunting seasons. The 2017 estimated deer take included 95,623 antlerless deer and 107,804 antlered bucks, an estimated five percent fewer deer than the previous year. Statewide, this represents a 10 percent decline in antlerless harves... READ MORE

New bill allows Sunday hunting on public lands

New bill allows Sunday hunting on public lands

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

A new bill allowing Sunday hunting on public lands in West Virginia has been signed into law. The bill was passed overwhelmingly during the recently completed legislative session. Last year, Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill permitting Sunday hunting on private land with written permission of the landowner. This new bill opens more than 1.5 million ac... READ MORE

Cavitation device wins prize to block Asian carp from Great Lakes

Cavitation device wins prize to block Asian carp from Great Lakes

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

A solution proposed by Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, has received the top award at the Carp Tank competition. Tsikata’s “Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp” would utilize a row of specially designed propellers to generate a wall of cavitation bubbles that implode and em... READ MORE

2017-18 buck harvest up 10 percent

2017-18 buck harvest up 10 percent

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 10 percent, and the overall deer harvest also was up 10 percent, in the state’s 2017-18 hunting seasons, which closed in January. Hunters harvested an estimated 367,159 deer in the 2017-18 seasons, which easily topped the overall deer harvest of 333,254 in the previous year. Across the 23 Wildlife... READ MORE

Post season report surveys 2017 deer season

Post season report surveys 2017 deer season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

A total of 49,407 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 30,100 deer during the 2017 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the Game and Fish Department. The department made available 54,500 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 61 percent, with each hunter spending an average of 4.4 days in ... READ MORE

Panhandle CWD containment zone expands

Panhandle CWD containment zone expands

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expanding the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year in a roadkill white-tailed deer. “The decision to expand slightly the Panhandle Containment Zone is a direct result of the test positive roadkill discovery... READ MORE

NASCAR legend Earnhardt Jr. named 2018 Hunting & Fishing Day honorary chairman

NASCAR legend Earnhardt Jr. named 2018 Hunting & Fishing Day honorary chairman

By National Hunting & Fishing Day

NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as the 2018 honorary chairman of The National Hunting and Fishing Day, according to the NHF Day organization. The annual celebration, set for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and loca... READ MORE

Spring turkey hunters face production challenges

Spring turkey hunters face production challenges

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a more challenging spring season; poor turkey production in recent years has affected turkey numbers. The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 7-8. The regular spring season runs April 16 through May 6. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped to bolster turkey number... READ MORE

Strong harvest record of 15,984 deer for 2017

Strong harvest record of 15,984 deer for 2017

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials report the 2017 deer harvest was strong despite challenging conditions like warm weather and an abundance of wild food sources. The numbers are broken out in the final season report. Officials say a total of 15,984 deer were harvested during the 2017 seasons, the third highest since 2002.That breaks down into ... READ MORE

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