Hunting News

Hunters reminded of Oscoda Marsh ‘do not eat’ deer advisory

Hunters reminded of Oscoda Marsh ‘do not eat’ deer advisory

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

With archery hunting season beginning Oct. 1, hunters are reminded of the ‘Do Not Eat’ advisory for deer taken within 5 miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township. The 5-mile advisory is because PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid), the most common PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) has been found as bioaccumulates in fish ... READ MORE

Deer reduction zone, youth season soon open

Deer reduction zone, youth season soon open

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Deer Reduction Zones, previously called urban zones, give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed within statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana. To view an interactive map of zone locations, click here. There is a statewide bag limit of 10 for deer harv... READ MORE

CWD info updated prior to season opening Sept. 15

CWD info updated prior to season opening Sept. 15

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With deer hunting opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and firearms portions in the coming months, the Department of Conservation assures hunters, landowners and others of its continuing efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer. MDC has found 116 cases of CWD in Missouri since 2012 out of more than 100,000 deer sampled so the disease r... READ MORE

Deer suspected to be CWD-positive in Tipton County

Deer suspected to be CWD-positive in Tipton County

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A deer collected in Tipton County has tested suspect-positive for chronic wasting disease. If confirmed, this would change Tipton County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD positive county. Tipton County is already a part of Unit CWD which means deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions already apply there, as well as the Un... READ MORE

Exotic African wild cat captured

Exotic African wild cat captured

By New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Fish and wildlife agencies in every state battle exotic nonnative or invasive species of all types, but on Sept. 5 one of the more unusual exotics was captured near Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe. A number of park staff members, visitors and residents near the park had reported seeing a wild cat that looked out of place in the area, but it ha... READ MORE

Interior opens hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

Interior opens hunting, fishing access on 1.4 million acres

By United States Department of Interior

Kicking off this year’s hunting season and continuing efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said new hunting and fishing opportunities have been opened on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide. This brings the number of units in the National Wildlife Refuge System where the p... READ MORE

New laws affect feral hog hunting, licenses in effect

New laws affect feral hog hunting, licenses in effect

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that since Sept. 1, landowners won’t need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. The new law removes even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers. The new law exempts any person—resident or nonresident—with landowner consent, ... READ MORE

Williston bowhunters asked to assist CWD surveillance

Williston bowhunters asked to assist CWD surveillance

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Bowhunters who harvest a deer in gun hunting units 3A1 and 3B1 are being asked to help the Game and Fish department’s chronic wasting disease surveillance efforts by submitting the head of their animal for testing. Heads may be dropped off in freezers located at the Game and Fish district office in Williston, and at the Divide County sheriff&... READ MORE

Apply for Santee Cooper youth draw hunt by Sept. 13

Apply for Santee Cooper youth draw hunt by Sept. 13

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Once again, a series of youth draw deer hunts will be conducted jointly by Santee Cooper (South Carolina Public Service Authority) and the Department of Natural Resources this fall. Applications are now available; the deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. To request an application, call the Dennis Wildlife Center in Bonneau at ... READ MORE

New public online CWD resource center launched

New public online CWD resource center launched

By University of Minnesota

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has launched a new online CIDRAP CWD Resource Center dedicated to educating the public, particularly hunters, the medical and public health communities, wildlife scientists and managers, and public policymakers and elected officials about chronic... READ MORE

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