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Taking wild turkey eggs, releasing pen raised turkeys is illegal

Taking wild turkey eggs, releasing pen raised turkeys is illegal

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The DNR is frequently contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned, resulting in concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs. Some people have the desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, however, it is against the law to rob any wild turkey nests or to possess wild turkey eggs. In South Carolina, nesting by wi... READ MORE

Youth hunters take 1,473 turkeys

Youth hunters take 1,473 turkeys

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s youth wild turkey hunting season ended April 18 with 1,473 birds harvested by young hunters. Youth hunters 17 years old or younger enjoyed mostly mild temperatures and dry conditions during the two-day season. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the 2021 youth season include Guernsey (60), Monroe (51), Noble (51), Jeffer... READ MORE

Rabbit disease concerns state wildlife officials

Rabbit disease concerns state wildlife officials

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

State wildlife biologists are concerned about a rabbit disease that is currently in Western states but has now also appeared in Florida. Officials are concerned because Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease affects wild and domestic rabbits and is nearly always fatal. Highly contagious, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus-2 (RHDV2) affects all rabbits. Fortunat... READ MORE

39,322 deer taken in 2020 at 68% success rate

39,322 deer taken in 2020 at 68% success rate

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

A total of 58,146 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 39,322 deer during the 2020 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 68,650 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 68%, with each hunter spending an average of 4.8 days in th... READ MORE

Youth turkey hunt weekend April 24-25, season opens May 1

Youth turkey hunt weekend April 24-25, season opens May 1

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Spring turkey season opens May 1 in all parts of Upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary. The annual youth turkey hunting weekend April 24 -25 for junior hunters aged 12 to 15 is open in all parts of Upstate New York and Suffolk County. In 2020, turkey hunters took approximately 21,500 birds during the spring season, an incr... READ MORE

Youth hunters check 813 turkeys

Youth hunters check 813 turkeys

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Strong winds may have dampened the sound of some gobblers last weekend, but there was no dampening the spirit of youths participating in the 2021 turkey youth hunt. Hunters 6 to 15 years old harvested 813 birds between the April 10 and April 11 hunts. Jeremy Wood, turkey program coordinator, says the preliminary numbers are slightly below last year... READ MORE

The Hunting Public matches wits with Alabama’s turkeys

The Hunting Public matches wits with Alabama’s turkeys

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The Hunting Public team of Aaron Warbritton, center, Jake Huebschman, left and Ted Zangerle bagged another mature gobbler earlier in the 2021 season. The guys from YouTube sensation The Hunting Public made a swing through the state early this turkey season and found out how much work it takes to bag an Alabama bird. Aaron Warbritton, Greg Cl... READ MORE

Hunters donate 238,920 pounds of venison to Share the Harvest

Hunters donate 238,920 pounds of venison to Share the Harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri are thanking the thousands of the deer hunters who donated 238,920 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 4,787 whole deer. MDC and CFM also thank the participating meat processors throughout the state who g... READ MORE

Anonymous elk poaching tipsters share $1,000 reward

Anonymous elk poaching tipsters share $1,000 reward

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Two anonymous tipsters were awarded $500 each, splitting a $1,000 reward, for information they gave Department of Natural Resources conservation officers that led to the arrest and conviction of three northern Michigan relatives who poached three cow elk in the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord. Since 2019, the Safari Club Internationa... READ MORE

Statewide spring turkey season kicks off April 17-18

Statewide spring turkey season kicks off April 17-18

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Statewide spring turkey season kicks off April 17 with Junior Turkey Hunt Day. All hunters can try to bag a bird during the regular statewide spring season, April 19 through May 24. Junior Hunt Days allow licensed youths, age 16 years and younger, to hunt if they are accompanied by an unarmed adult, age 21 and older, who holds a valid Mar... READ MORE

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