Hunting News

WNS confirmed in a Texas bat

WNS confirmed in a Texas bat

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

For the first time, biologists have confirmed white-nose syndrome (WNS) in a Texas bat. While the fungus that causes the disease was previously detected in Texas in 2017, there were no signs of the disease it can cause. WNS has killed millions of hibernating bats in the eastern parts of the United States, raising national concern. It is a fungal d... READ MORE

New clarity on refuge wetland easements, maps and appeals process

New clarity on refuge wetland easements, maps and appeals process

By U.S. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued new internal guidance to provide better government services and alleviate conflict with landowners stemming from easement deeds that pre-date 1976. The actions by the Service to improve its easement processes started in October 2019 when Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and North Dakota Senato... READ MORE

New website highlights real-time wildlife migration

New website highlights real-time wildlife migration

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Utah is doing something that only a few other states are doing: real-time tracking of wildlife. As of March e, some of that data will be available to the public via a new website. In 2017 the Division of Wildlife Resources started its Wildlife Migration Initiative program to better track and study the migration patterns of different wildlife and fi... READ MORE

Early youth and mobility impaired turkey hunt March 14-15

Early youth and mobility impaired turkey hunt March 14-15

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have an early chance to harvest a turkey during the special opportunity turkey season on March 14-15, while the statewide turkey hunting season opens March 21. The weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age and younger, or hunters who are mobility impaired (confine... READ MORE

Moose permit lottery now open, online only

Moose permit lottery now open, online only

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2020 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open and applications will be accepted online only. The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 14. The online application process is simple and applicants will receive instant confirmation after successfully entering the lottery. During the online application, hunters will ... READ MORE

Game-Changer

Game-Changer

By Bryan Zabitski, Marketing Coordinator, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

TenPoint’s ACUslide Safe Cocking and De-Cocking System: This Changes EVERYTHING! Photo: TenPoint’s ACUslide is the world’s first SAFE and SILENT cocking and de-cocking system. For more than 25 years, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has kept one goal in its crosshairs: to design and build the safest, most reliable and most innovativ... READ MORE

CWD found in deer breeding facility

CWD found in deer breeding facility

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a 5 1/2-year-old white-tailed deer in a Kimble County deer breeding facility, marking the first positive detection of the disease in the county. The tissue samples submitted by the breeding facility as part of routine deer mortality surveillance revealed the presence of CWD during testing at the ... READ MORE

WMA turkey hunt permits now available online

WMA turkey hunt permits now available online

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters who didn’t draw a wildlife management area turkey hunt permit during the regular drawing can still get a spot to hunt some of Arkansas’s most popular WMAs. All leftover permits became available as of Feb. 28 on a first-come, first-served online sale online. The only WMA turkey hunting permits left for sale are for hunts where ... READ MORE

Hunters, processors, sponsors thanked for sharing the harvest

Hunters, processors, sponsors thanked for sharing the harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 348,535 pounds of venison to the Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 6,795 whole deer, are being thanked by the Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Share the Harvest is coordinated by MDC and CFM. More than 4.3 million pounds of lean, healthy ... READ MORE

CWD prevention efforts include new deer feeding bans

CWD prevention efforts include new deer feeding bans

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

To help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources has expanded, as of Feb. 24, deer feeding pans in Carlton, Chisago, Douglas, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine and Pope counties. The expansion follows additional discoveries of chronic wasting disease in captive deer in late 2019. The deer feeding ban will remain in Ste... READ MORE

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