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Hunters take note of turkey season changes

Hunters take note of turkey season changes

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

When turkey hunting season opens April 2, hunters should take note of several changes, including the April 9 season opening If hunting on public lands, including Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and National Forest land. The season ends May 15. Hunters will need to note the season bag limit has changed for turkeys for the 2022 season. Only one gobb... READ MORE

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The chronic wasting disease response plan is being updated following the discovery of a wild white-tailed deer infected with CWD within the city of Grand Rapids. The update will better reflect a statewide approach to disease surveillance, management, control and education. This is the first time CWD has been detected in wild deer in this deer perm... READ MORE

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The ODNR Division of Wildlife has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two bald eagles and a herring gull in northwest Ohio. The results were detected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The herring gull was confirmed HPAI positive in Erie County March 9. The first bald eagle was c... READ MORE

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bonus turkey harvest authorizations go on sale March 21 with a designated sale date for each zone. Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase through the DNR online license portal at GoWild.Wi.Gov or at all license agents. Sales begin at 10 a.m. and run through midnight each day. Hun... READ MORE

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Spring is here, wild turkey season is about to begin, and the forecast is good! Biologists say turkey hunters will find the best opportunities in the Edwards Plateau/Hill Country, Cross Timbers and South Texas regions. Wild Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin notes hunters can expect to see a lot of young birds, both jakes and jennies... READ MORE

40 sportsmen’s organizations oppose USFWS settlement talks

40 sportsmen’s organizations oppose USFWS settlement talks

By Sportsmen’s Alliance

The Sportsmen’s Alliance and dozens of other hunting, fishing, conservation and advocacy organizations have submitted a letter to Director Martha Williams of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) opposing any settlement of pending litigation with the Center for Biological Diversity that would undermine or reduce hunting and fis... READ MORE

Youth, mobility-impaired turkey hunt March 26-27

Youth, mobility-impaired turkey hunt March 26-27

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The statewide turkey hunting season opens April 2, however, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have an early chance to harvest a gobbler. The special opportunity turkey season runs March 26-27. The weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age and younger, or hunters who are mobility impaired, i.e., c... READ MORE

SCI, partners defend hunting, fishing on national wildlife refuges

SCI, partners defend hunting, fishing on national wildlife refuges

By SCI

Safari Club International, with its partners at the National Rifle Association of America, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, moved March 7, 2022, to defend opening new hunting and fishing opportunities on almost 100 National Wildlife Refuges. The Center for Biological Diversity seeks to overturn a 2020 r... READ MORE

Second CWD case confirmed in hunter-harvested deer

Second CWD case confirmed in hunter-harvested deer

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing of white-tailed deer in northwest Alabama confirms a second case in a hunter harvested deer in Lauderdale County. The first case of CWD in Alabama’s deer herd was detected in Lauderdale County in January 2022. After the initial CWD-positive deer was detected, all of Lauderdale and Colbert counties were de... READ MORE

Online hunter ed option for under age 18 ending

Online hunter ed option for under age 18 ending

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The temporary all online hunter education course option ends at midnight March 20 for those under 18 years old. The online course as a hunter education option continues for those age 18 and older. The DNR temporarily offered the all-online option to all to help protect the public and staff from the spread of covid. Following updated guidance from ... READ MORE

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