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Antlerless license application process opens soon

Antlerless license application process opens soon

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Deer season might be months away, but hunters who need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 can fill out and send their applications soon. Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning July 12, and nonresidents can submit their first application beginning July 19. Hunters submitting applications should take note that ... READ MORE

Youth and adult IRAP applications now available

Youth and adult IRAP applications now available

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is taking applications from youth firearm deer hunters and youth and adult archery deer hunters for Fall 2021 deer hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR has leased 13,365 acres of private land for the Fall 2021 deer hunting season through IRAP, creating 323 publ... READ MORE

New $10,000 award for Florida Python Challenge

New $10,000 award for Florida Python Challenge

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Wildlife Commission along with the South Florida Water Management District and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida have announced a new $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge. Virtual Business Services is sponsoring the award which will be presented to the participant who removes the most pythons as... READ MORE

Public asked to report moose sightings

Public asked to report moose sightings

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York residents are being asked to report moose sightings via an online form as part of ongoing Department of Environmental Conservation efforts to monitor moose across the state. While the Adirondacks are home to most New York moose, some live in the eastern part of the state along the Vermont and Massachusetts borders. Moose can also occasiona... READ MORE

New big game baiting, child support rules now in effect

New big game baiting, child support rules now in effect

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Two laws, passed in 2020 and 2021 Utah legislative sessions, will impact some hunters and anglers. One law bans big game baiting, and the other prohibits issuing hunting or fishing licenses to individuals more than $2,500 behind on child support. The new big game baiting law, HB 295, passed during the 2021 legislative session went into effect ... READ MORE

Songbird deaths widespread; feeder removal advised

Songbird deaths widespread; feeder removal advised

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The DNR has received reports of sick and dying songbirds from 50 of the state’s 92 counties. As the investigation continues, the DNR recommends all residents remove their birdfeeders. In late May, the Department received reports of sick and dying songbirds from Monroe County with neurological signs, eye swelling, and crusty discharge around t... READ MORE

WMA deer lottery applications now available

WMA deer lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands are now being accepted through 5 p.m. on August 15. The Multi-site, Unrestricted Multi-site, Webb Gun and Webb Archery lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points. The unrestricted multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Don... READ MORE

State modifies petition language that would end hunting

State modifies petition language that would end hunting

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On June 3, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted comments to the Oregon Secretary of State arguing the proposed ballot title language prepared by the Attorney General for Initiative Petition 13 (IP 13) failed to adequately notify voters as to the sweeping effects of the initiative. If passed, ... READ MORE

New CWD order restricts moving deer from breeding facilities

New CWD order restricts moving deer from breeding facilities

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

An emergency order to impose additional movement and testing restrictions on deer breeding facilities affiliated with six deer breeding facilities where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been positively detected, has been put in place by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Existing rules already restrict the movement of deer from 264 sites in 95 co... READ MORE

Moose hunt application deadline June 30

Moose hunt application deadline June 30

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

If you have not applied for a moose permit yet, there's still time! The deadline to apply for a 2021 Vermont moose hunting permit is June 30. The department will issue 60 either-sex moose hunting permits and 40 antlerless moose hunting permits available this year for a hunt limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northea... READ MORE

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