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Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham have charged two Northport, Ala., men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported or sold... READ MORE

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Adults new to hunting or returning to hunting after an absence are invited to participate in Alabama’s new Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. Applications for AMH program events are now available, and the first random draw will be held Oct. 18. The first AMH event will take place on Nov. 18 in Mobile County. Those applying for an AMH eve... READ MORE

Hunters urged to wear full body harness when hunting from treestand

Hunters urged to wear full body harness when hunting from treestand

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

With the Sept. 30 opening of fall’s favorite pastime for many hunters—archery deer season in the Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Hunting Zones—a message to stay safe in a treestand also arrives. “Do not allow yourself to become the next statistic; take your time, be safe, and let someone know where you plan o... READ MORE

Interactive hunting/fishing map updated

Interactive hunting/fishing map updated

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

An updated, online interactive map that provides valuable information on all aspects of hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia is now accessible on smartphones and tablets. “This update to our popular mapping tool is a result of advances in software and DNR’s desire to make hunting and fishing accessible for everyone,” s... READ MORE

Arkansans harvest record number of alligators

Arkansans harvest record number of alligators

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016. Mark Barbee, biologist at the Monticello Regional Office who coordinates the annual hunt, said the increase is largely the result of increased permits being available to hunt. “We’... READ MORE

Fall turkey hunters will see below average population

Fall turkey hunters will see below average population

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1-31, the Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season based on the annual wild-turkey brood-survey. Statewide turkey production was below average likely due to a combination of poor nesting success and low poult survival from strong storms during spring and early summer.... READ MORE

Game and Parks launches new site for all permits

Game and Parks launches new site for all permits

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The Game and Parks system has launched a new website for the sale of hunting, fishing and state park permits. The site, which went live on Sept. 28, offers improved navigation, mobile responsiveness and many other features including: • Information about each type of permit offered by the Game and Parks Commission, including accompanying sta... READ MORE

Commission confirms case of rabid deer

Commission confirms case of rabid deer

By North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Wildlife Resources Commission has recently confirmed a rare case of rabies in a deceased deer in Cherokee County. The Commission received multiple reports of dead deer around water sources and dying deer having trouble standing up, no fear of humans and lack of coordination. Rabies, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and chronic wasting disease (... READ MORE

Hunters asked to guard against fire this fall

Hunters asked to guard against fire this fall

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

This fall, hunters going into the field are being asked to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires under the extreme dry conditions in certain parts of the state. Tom Kirschenmann, assistant director for the Division of Wildlife, said hunters are helpful in preventing and catching fires early. “Hunters are among our very best fire-pr... READ MORE

Wolf population increases with rise in deer density

Wolf population increases with rise in deer density

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Results from the 2016-1017 wolf population survey suggest Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent since the previous year’s survey. After remaining stable during the past four years, the survey estimates that within Minnesota’s wolf range there were approximately 500 wolf packs and 2,856 wolves. The survey’s ma... READ MORE

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