Hunting News

3-year fawn study indicates stable survival rates

3-year fawn study indicates stable survival rates

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Three years of field study, 165 captured fawns and more than 200,000 trail-camera photos have demonstrated Pennsylvania has good, stable fawn survival. The research, which wrapped up in 2017, was started to see if predators, particularly coyotes, were taking more fawns than documented in a two-year study that began in 2000. The Game Commission and ... READ MORE

Private land deer baiting rule ends disparity

Private land deer baiting rule ends disparity

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

On the authority of the 2011 law, the Board of Natural Resources recently approved a measure allowing hunters on private lands across the state to hunt as close as they would like to supplemental feed. This change, in effect for the 2018–19 deer hunting season, remedies an existing disparity among hunters hunting deer on private lands in the ... READ MORE

Two counties now affected by CWD transport rules

Two counties now affected by CWD transport rules

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

Two eastern panhandle counties have been added to three that already have restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses. The rule, designed to combat the spread of chronic wasting disease, became effective July 1. Berkeley and Mineral counties have been added to Hampshire, Hardy and Morgan counties as areas where restrictions apply. ... READ MORE

Youth season revised as Apprentice season

Youth season revised as Apprentice season

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

What South Dakota deer hunters previously called Youth Deer Hunting Season has been renamed “Apprentice Deer Hunting Season” to reflect a rule modification allowing residents of any age who have not held a deer hunting license for 10 years to apply for an antlerless deer license. Youth hunters, resident and nonresident, who are or will ... READ MORE

Volunteers needed for summer wild turkey survey

Volunteers needed for summer wild turkey survey

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Volunteers are being asked to participate in the Department of Natural Resources’ annual summer wild turkey survey in July and August. The survey, which has been conducted since 1982, involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, game wardens, and volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public. It is used to estima... READ MORE

Nikon Expands Award-Winning MONARCH HG Binocular Line

Nikon Expands Award-Winning MONARCH HG Binocular Line

By Nikon Sport Optics

With a century of optics-building technology at its back, Nikon announces its most advanced, highly engineered MONARCH binocular is now available in a compact form. The new MONARCH HG 30mm series follows in the footsteps of its award-winning* 42mm siblings and provides nearly identical performance specifications in a smaller size and nearly 8-ounce... READ MORE

New CWD cases expand across state

New CWD cases expand across state

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The number of chronic wasting disease cases continues to multiply in Pennsylvania, and more of the state’s residents are being impacted by rules that aim to slow the spread of the disease, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. In 2017, chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in 78 free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania. That&rsq... READ MORE

July 6 last day to enter Super Tag Lottery

July 6 last day to enter Super Tag Lottery

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

July 6 is the final day hunters may enter the Nebraska Super Tag Lottery. The prize: a four-species permit. The Super Tag permit offers the opportunity to take one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex and two turkeys (two in the fall season, two in the spring season, or one in each season). The permit is good for tw... READ MORE

First case of CWD suspected in Jackson County

First case of CWD suspected in Jackson County

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

A 3-year-old doe in Spring Arbor Township (Jackson County) is suspected positive for chronic wasting disease. Earlier this month, landowners in Jackson County contacted the DNR after a very ill-looking deer died on their property. DNR staff examined the deer to determine the cause of death and submitted tissue samples to Michigan State University ... READ MORE

Daisy 2018 National BB Gun Championships Begin this Weekend

Daisy 2018 National BB Gun Championships Begin this Weekend

By Daisy Outdoor Products

Daisy Outdoor Products, America's oldest and leading maker of BB guns and other youth outdoor equipment, is excited to commence the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match (Daisy Nationals) this weekend, June 30-July 3 in Rogers, Ark. This event brings together youth teams ages 8-15 for the 5-Meter National Championship, shooting in four posi... READ MORE

Security update could affect online license buyers

Security update could affect online license buyers

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Some internet users might be unable to buy their 2018-19 Pennsylvania hunting licenses online due to an upcoming internet security update. The update affects all purchasing websites, not just the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System, and users of older-model computers are impacted most because many of these systems will be unable to make online ... READ MORE

Deer feeding banned in 7 more counties to combat CWD

Deer feeding banned in 7 more counties to combat CWD

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Placing food or minerals for deer is now prohibited in seven more Missouri counties to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) starting July 1. The expanded restrictions are in response to finding cases of CWD in or near seven new counties: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer and Perry. These seven new ... READ MORE

Testing shows no evidence of CWD

Testing shows no evidence of CWD

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire’s white-tailed deer population once again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) based on monitoring data gathered during the 2017 hunting season. Deer biologist Dan Bergeron recently received results from a federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory that indicate that all the deer tissue samples taken dur... READ MORE

Big game draw permit application opens June 11

Big game draw permit application opens June 11

By Nebraska Games and Parks Commission

Residents and nonresidents may apply for one 2018 Nebraska deer permit in any draw unit beginning June 11, and residents may apply for one elk permit and one buck or either-sex antelope permit in available units. The application period begins at 1 p.m. Central Time June 11. Paper applications must be received by the Game and Parks Commission by 5 p... READ MORE

Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The 2018 Public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting season lottery drawing application deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on June 15. Tag fees, if selected, vary by program. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt and a $15 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the WMA Alligator ... READ MORE

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