Hunting News

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 not pur...

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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 statewide recor...

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Recent Hunting News

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, Cuyahog... 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 harveste... READ MORE


May 29 deadline for remaining online hunter ed class
May 29 deadline for remaining online hunter ed class

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

One online hunter education class remains for students to enroll and complete prior to the deer gun application deadline. Students must complete the class no later than May 29. The online hunter education course is for students who will tur... READ MORE


General season deer, antlerless permit numbers decrease
General season deer, antlerless permit numbers decrease

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Wildlife Board has approved decreasing the number of general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt.The current mule deer unit management plans have an objective of 18 to 20 bucks per 100 does on 18 general-season hunting units and an ob... READ MORE


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