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Deer application deadline is June 3

Deer application deadline is June 3

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Hunters are reminded that June 3 is the deadline for submitting applications for the 2020 deer gun season. Because the Game and Fish Department offices closed to public access until further notice, applicants for regular deer gun, youth and muzzleloader are reminded to apply online. Hunters can also call (800)406-6409 to apply; a service ... READ MORE

Statewide deer harvest remained stable in 2019

Statewide deer harvest remained stable in 2019

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Results of the 2019 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the Department of Natural Resources indicate the statewide harvest of deer decreased by only 1% last season. Hunters harvested an estimated 105,201 bucks, and 87,872 does, which made up a total harvest of 193,073 deer. That is just slightly down from the 194,986 estimated harvest in 2018, accordin... READ MORE

Submit quota hunt applications beginning June 1

Submit quota hunt applications beginning June 1

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  “Are you hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice? If so, be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and ... READ MORE

Alligator hunt registration opens June 2

Alligator hunt registration opens June 2

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Online registration for Alabama’s regulated alligator hunts opens June 2 at 8 a.m., and must be completed by 8 a.m. July 8. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among five hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one time per zone. While the tag... READ MORE

Apply for antlerless elk, deer hunts starting May 28

Apply for antlerless elk, deer hunts starting May 28

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The permit application period for Utah's 2020 antlerless hunts opens May 28. Depending on the age, a cow elk can provide between 120 to nearly 200 pounds of boneless meat. That meat can be eaten in a variety of ways, including hamburger, roasts, steaks, stews, stir-fry or in fajitas. A doe deer will provide approximately 40 pounds of bon... READ MORE

FWP seeks help to identify CWD symptomatic animals

FWP seeks help to identify CWD symptomatic animals

By Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

A follow-up test has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was euthanized in Gallatin County in May 2020 after displaying several classic symptoms of the disease. The deer, which was found in the Springhill area north of Bozeman, represents the first confirmed case of CWD in the county. CWD ... READ MORE

Bear points, elk chances expiring? Reapply before June 1

Bear points, elk chances expiring? Reapply before June 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The bear points and elk chances of nearly 12,000 Michigan hunters are at risk of expiring this year. Hunters must apply at least once every five years to retain any points and chances accumulated in years prior. Hunters who have bear points or elk chances due to expire should apply now to avoid losing their chances. Accrued totals of those who have... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest totals 15,800 birds

Spring turkey harvest totals 15,800 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,800 wild turkeys during the 2020 spring turkey season. The number is up slightly from 2019 statewide turkey harvest of 15,190 birds. The total includes the youth turkey season harvest of 1,744 birds, a record total, compared to the 2019 youth harvest of 1,392 turkeys. The statewi... READ MORE

Hunters take 15,718 turkeys in South Zone

Hunters take 15,718 turkeys in South Zone

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters have harvested 15,718 wild turkeys after four weeks of Ohio’s 2020 spring hunting season. Wild turkey hunting ended May 17 in Ohio’s south zone. The season continues until May 31 in the northeast zone (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties). By comparison, hunters harvested 17,619 wild turkeys during the first ... READ MORE

Spring season sets harvest record with 14,600 turkeys

Spring season sets harvest record with 14,600 turkeys

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa hunters reported harvesting more than 14,600 turkeys during the spring season, which is the highest spring turkey harvest since mandatory harvest reporting began in 2007. The previous high was 12,173 in 2016. Wild turkeys were harvested in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Iowa’s spring turkey season ended May 17. The DNR and Iowa State U... READ MORE

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