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SCI attends signing of Great American Outdoor Act into law

SCI attends signing of Great American Outdoor Act into law

By Safari Club International

President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoor Act (GAOA) into law Aug. 4, 2020, making history and ensuring a bright future for wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation. Among outdoor organizations invited to attend the signing was Safari Club International CEO W. Laird Hamberlin, representing SCI's commitment to advancing the legisl... READ MORE

Hunting, trapping licenses on sale Aug. 10

Hunting, trapping licenses on sale Aug. 10

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2020-2021 season will go on sale August 10. With liberal bag limits and some of the longest seasons around, New Yorkers can hunt continuously from Sept. 1 (squirrel) into April (snow geese). Licenses and permits can be purchased by calling (866)933-2257 or at any DEC license-... READ MORE

Temporary waiver for online hunter ed still in place

Temporary waiver for online hunter ed still in place

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

With the approach of fall hunting seasons, the Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters how they can benefit from the temporary Hunter Education changes. Until further notice, online-only Hunter Education courses, without the Hunt Safe Session requirement, is allowed for ages 11 and older in Nebraska. Youth ages 11 to 15 who take the online Hunter... READ MORE

New user-friendly options to log and report harvested deer

New user-friendly options to log and report harvested deer

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Beginning this year, hunters will have new user-friendly options available to them for logging and reporting their harvested deer. Option A – Log and Report (Steps 1 and 2) on a mobile device with the FWC Fish|Hunt Florida App or online. Option B – Log (Step 1) on a paper deer harvest log and then report (Step 2) at go OutdoorsFlorida.c... READ MORE

Bonus antlerless authorizations on sale mid-August

Bonus antlerless authorizations on sale mid-August

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The final 2020 deer season structure and antlerless harvest authorization levels has been approved. Deer hunting licenses are currently on sale for the 2020 deer seasons. One or more Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless deer harvest authorizations are included with the purchase of each deer hunting license and are available for selection through GoWild li... READ MORE

Florida removes 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons

Florida removes 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A new milestone has been reached in efforts to restore the Everglades with the removal of 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons from the South Florida Everglades ecosystem. “We’ve learned through the Python Challenge that experience counts when finding and removing Burmese pythons,” said Rodney Barreto, FWC Commissioner. “We can&r... READ MORE

Public hunting access adds additional archery deer dates

Public hunting access adds additional archery deer dates

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A third archery deer hunting period from Dec. 16 to 31 has been added to the Illinois Recreational Access program for 2020. “With archery deer hunting in high demand for IRAP, we asked landowners if they would allow for hunting in December and many were willing,” said Tammy Miller, IRAP manager. IRAP archery deer hunting is also avail... READ MORE

Commission finalizes fall turkey season dates

Commission finalizes fall turkey season dates

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission

The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has finalized the proposal to decrease the number of licenses available for the 2020 and 2021 fall turkey hunting seasons. After receiving public comments, the Black Hills season will see a 50% reduction in tags with 100 resident and 8 nonresident single-tag, any turkey licenses. The prairie units will have 400 ... READ MORE

Big game permits available Aug. 3

Big game permits available Aug. 3

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Hunters may begin purchasing for 2020 big game permits Aug. 3. Residents, nonresidents and eligible landowners may purchase any remaining deer and antelope permits, and residents and eligible landowners may purchase any remaining elk permits. The permits, which include forfeited and unsold draw permits, will be available at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 through ... READ MORE

Public asked to report turkey sightings in July, August

Public asked to report turkey sightings in July, August

By Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual DNREC wild turkey productivity survey during July and August. The public is encouraged to monitor and report wild turkey sightings to provide data to help the Division of Fish and Wildlife sustainably manage the state’s turkey population. Since the annual wild turkey productivity survey began in... READ MORE

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