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Special opportunity hunt registration opens Sept. 1

Special opportunity hunt registration opens Sept. 1

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Registration for most hunts on Alabama’s Special Opportunity Areas (SOAs) opens at 8 a.m. Sept. 1. SOAs are smaller than traditional Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in acreage and are more suitable to a limited-quota hunting format, which reduces hunting pressure on game species and increases the quality of the hunting experience. The progr... READ MORE

Turkey hunters set new record with spring harvest

Turkey hunters set new record with spring harvest

By New Hampshire Fish and Game

Turkey hunters set a new record with a total of 5,723 wild turkeys harvested during the spring season. This just surpasses the previous record that was set during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 when a total of 5,718 turkeys were harvested. The 2022 harvest was also an increase compared with last spring when 5,399 turkeys were harvest. The 2022 sprin... READ MORE

Enthusiasm high for the Outdoors at Expo

Enthusiasm high for the Outdoors at Expo

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: With the Montgomery Convention Center packed with vendors, the aisles begin to fill with Buckmasters Expo attendees. Judging from the turnout at the recent Buckmasters Expo, the appeal of the great outdoors remains high, with plenty of spectators and vendors attending the 28th annual event in downtown Montgomery. Jackie Bushman, Buckmaster f... READ MORE

New CWD-positive test leads to DMA 2 expansion

New CWD-positive test leads to DMA 2 expansion

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The discovery of a road-killed deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is behind another expansion of Disease Management Area (DMA) 2 in southcentral Pennsylvania. Adams, Cumberland and York counties are affected. The deer, an adult female, was found in Upper Mifflin Township in Cumberland County. As a result, DMA 2 is expanding eas... READ MORE

Online harvest reporting starts with fall 2022 deer seasons

Online harvest reporting starts with fall 2022 deer seasons

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Starting with the fall 2022 deer seasons, online harvest reporting is required for all hunters who successfully take a deer in Michigan. Last year, nearly 7,000 deer hunters voluntarily reported their deer harvest online to test the new DNR reporting system. Chad Stewart, deer, elk and moose management specialist, said there are several reasons the... READ MORE

Registration now open for Alabama Hunting 101 Workshop

Registration now open for Alabama Hunting 101 Workshop

By Alabama department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Learning to hunt may seem out of reach for those who didn’t grow up with hunting as part of their family experience. Fortunately, Alabama’s Adult Mentored Hunt (AMH) Program teaches all the skills needed to put wild game on the dinner table and help start new traditions. Getting started is as simple as signing up for a Hunting 101 works... READ MORE

SC 2021 deer harvest report now available

SC 2021 deer harvest report now available

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Hunters took fewer deer in 2021 than the previous year, a decrease biologists attribute to a smaller number of hunters. Fewer coyotes were also killed incidental to deer hunting last year, and there was a slight drop in the number of wild hogs taken. Hunters surveyed by Department of Natural Resources for the 2021 deer harvest reported a decrease o... READ MORE

Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale Aug. 15

Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale Aug. 15

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at license sales locations and the GoWild license portal. Deer population levels vary throughout the state, and antlerless harvest opportunities vary by management zone. This allows for greater harvest opportunities where deer are abundant and a more conservat... READ MORE

Antlerless deer permit lottery closes Aug. 1

Antlerless deer permit lottery closes Aug. 1

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Beginning in 2022, a licensed hunter with an antlerless deer permit can harvest an antlerless deer in the designated district and an antlered deer statewide. Applications must be completed by Aug. 1 for the Sept. 1 drawing. There is no fee to apply to the antlerless deer permit lottery. Antlerless deer permits are acquired through the lottery, and... READ MORE

Rule changes on DNR properties take effect July 20

Rule changes on DNR properties take effect July 20

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Several rule changes that affect DNR properties took effect July 20 after recent approvals by the Natural Resources Commission, Indiana Attorney General’s office, and the Governor’s office. Changes include the following:Stands or blinds (including portable ground blinds) are allowed to be left overnight on DNR properties if the blind or... READ MORE

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