Hunting News

Young hunters take 2,822 turkeys on weekend hunt

Young hunters take 2,822 turkeys on weekend hunt

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,881 birds over the past youth weekend, April 9 and 10. Top harvest counties were Miller with 87 birds harvested, Osage with 71, and Franklin with 71. Young hunters checked 2,795 turkeys during the 2021 spring youth weekend. The regular spring turkey season runs April 18 through May... READ MORE

Turkey season opens April 18, junior hunt April 16

Turkey season opens April 18, junior hunt April 16

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Spring turkey season kicks off April 16 with Junior Turkey Hunt Day, while statewide spring turkey season runs April 18 through May 23. Maryland hunters can expect to see more turkeys this year especially in the state’s western and central regions. The 2021 DNR Summer Wild Turkey Observation Survey documented high reproductive ... READ MORE

Powell named Grand Champion at Governor’s One-Shot turkey hunt

Powell named Grand Champion at Governor’s One-Shot turkey hunt

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Linda Powell of Mossberg is presented with Grand Champion trophy by Governor Kay Ivey and Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship at the Alabama Governor's One-Shot Turkey Hunt. Governor Kay Ivey and Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship were thrilled to revive the dormant Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt last week as numerou... READ MORE

Turkey season opens April 11; .410 use effective July 1

Turkey season opens April 11; .410 use effective July 1

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa Legislature recently passed a law allowing .410s as a legal method of take to hunt wild turkeys. This new law becomes effective July 1, 2022, and DNR is developing rules to implement the new law. “This is just a reminder to our hunters that our seasons and regulations are set up to a year ahead of time and, like other regulations cha... READ MORE

Spring turkey season opens with youth hunt April 9-10

Spring turkey season opens with youth hunt April 9-10

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2022 youth wild turkey hunting season is Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. Following the youth season, Ohio is divided into two zones for the remainder of spring hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters April 23, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters April 30. “The spring wild turkey hunting season is one of Oh... READ MORE

DWR proposing decrease in general season deer permits

DWR proposing decrease in general season deer permits

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

For the fourth consecutive year, Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending a decrease in the number of general-season deer hunting permits. The DWR is asking for the public's feedback on the recommendations for the number of big game hunting permits for the 2022 seasons, as well as a variety of other big game proposals. "We've had several year... READ MORE

Constitutional carry increases demand for proper training

Constitutional carry increases demand for proper training

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Outdoor writer Dick Jones fires a Sig Sauer P365 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. Governor Kay Ivey recently signed legislation to make Alabama the 22nd state in the nation to adopt a constitutional carry law that eliminates the requirement for a person to obtain a concealed carry permit to lawfully carry a pistol. The new law goes in... READ MORE

Deer harvest numbers down 13% for 21-22 season

Deer harvest numbers down 13% for 21-22 season

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunters harvested an estimated 376,810 white-tailed deer, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission results reported for 2021-22 deer season which ended in January. The statewide buck harvest was estimated at 145,320 and the antlerless harvest at 231,490. That take, overall, is down about 13% compared to 2020-21, when hunters recorded the largest d... READ MORE

General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Season dates for all but nine counties in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Unit and Southern Middle Tennessee are April 2 to May 15 for the general spring turkey season, The young sportsman hunt for hunters ages 6 to 16 is March 26 -27. The statewide bag limit for spring turkey is 3, and public land bonus turkeys have been eliminated. Additional re... READ MORE

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

By Ohio Department of Natural Resource

The recent bald eagle census from the Division of Wildlife estimates 806 nests in the Buckeye State, an estimated increase of 14% from the 707 bald eagle nests documented from the Division’s 2020 citizen science survey. Bald eagle nesting success was at an estimated rate of 82% in the spring of 2021, and the number of young per nest was 1.6, ... READ MORE

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