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Moss ball take-back aims to stop invasive zebra mussel spread

Moss ball take-back aims to stop invasive zebra mussel spread

By Wyoming Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department in collaboration with Wyoming Trout Unlimited and other sponsors is launching a month-long moss ball take-back program to stop the potential spread of zebra mussels. The invasive mussel species were discovered in Wyoming in March on moss balls, an aquarium plant sold in pet stores.  “Zebra mussels are a seri... READ MORE

Youth and Novice turkey hunt weekend April 24-25

Youth and Novice turkey hunt weekend April 24-25

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Novice and Youth turkey hunters get a head start April 24-25, the weekend before opening day of the spring turkey season May 1. To participate novice and youth hunters must be 16 years of age or older and have successfully completed a Hunter Education Course. Hunter Education Courses from other states are accepted. Young hunters are advised to pla... READ MORE

Wildlife Council approves 2021-22 hunting regulations

Wildlife Council approves 2021-22 hunting regulations

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

All 2021-22 hunting regulations proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists were approved April 7 by the Wildlife Council during its regularly scheduled meeting. Regulations for the 2021-22 white-tailed deer hunting seasons were also approved. As in years past, a hunter may take no more than one antlered deer regardless of where or how it is taken... READ MORE

Young hunters take 2,771 turkeys on youth weekend

Young hunters take 2,771 turkeys on youth weekend

By Missouri Conservation Commission

Preliminary data shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,771 birds over the past youth weekend, April 10 and 11. Top harvest counties were Miller with 73 birds checked, Texas with 71 and Callaway with 68.  During the 2020 spring youth weekend young hunters checked 2,712 turkeys. More harvest information is also available on a... READ MORE

Hunting law changes for youth hunters age 12 and 13

Hunting law changes for youth hunters age 12 and 13

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New legislation now allows youths ages 12 and 13 to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow under the supervision of an experienced adult hunter in upstate counties that opt-in to participate. "Deer hunting is a valued tradition for many families that provides millions of pounds of quality food to New Yorkers while reducing the negative impacts of abu... READ MORE

Spring turkey season zones open April 24, May 1

Spring turkey season zones open April 24, May 1

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2021 youth wild turkey hunting season is Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. Following youth season, the state is divided into two zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, May 1. Approximately 50,000 licensed hunters are anticipated to enjoy the s... READ MORE

Keep deer from browsing bird feeders in CWD Areas

Keep deer from browsing bird feeders in CWD Areas

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

During spring and summer, the Department of Natural Resources is asking residents for help to keep deer from browsing the birdseed in feeders and on the ground beneath. Food sources like bird feeders congregate deer, raising the risk of deer passing diseases to the other deer gathered there. Baiting and recreational feeding of deer remains illegal ... READ MORE

Turkey season opens April 21; bonus harvest authorizations available

Turkey season opens April 21; bonus harvest authorizations available

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The upcoming 2021 spring turkey season April 21-June 1 includes six, seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday in seven turkey management zones. Bonus harvest authorizations are still available for several periods and zones, and will be sold over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis. Turkey registration, a critic... READ MORE

Majority of state under very high fire danger

Majority of state under very high fire danger

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The majority of Wisconsin is at very high fire danger, with humidity and high winds in the forecast. The Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service and other partners remind residents to remain alert to elevated fire weather conditions. Counties with very high fire danger include Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, C... READ MORE

State faces critical conditions ideal for wildfire

State faces critical conditions ideal for wildfire

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

As the spring fire season deepens and expands, the Department of Natural Resources reports 81 of the state’s 87 counties are experiencing critical weather conditions ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity. As warm and dry weather spreads, the following counties were added April 5 to the burn restriction list: Becker, Cla... READ MORE

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