Hunting News

March 1 deadline for UP deer habitat grants

March 1 deadline for UP deer habitat grants

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

March 1 is deadline to apply for a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula through the Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative. It is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state lands in the Upper Peninsula. Groups eligible for these grants include organizations with a forma...

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Hunters harvest 3,012 black bears in 2016

Hunters harvest 3,012 black bears in 2016

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader. The preliminary black bear harvest data for the combined 2016 seasons were 6 percent lower than the record set in 2015. The harvest is the second highest bear kill recorded and is the s...

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Recent Hunting News

Operation Double Dip results in $85,000+ in fines, restitution
Operation Double Dip results in $85,000+ in fines, restitution

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Conservation Police and Indiana Conservation Officers investigated cases of hunting license/permit fraud beginning in early 2015 extending through 2016 that has resulted in more than $85,000 in fines and restitution. “Opera... READ MORE


Hunters take 112,384 deer, 19% below 2015 harvest
Hunters take 112,384 deer, 19% below 2015 harvest

By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons. This year’s tota... READ MORE


Hunters take nearly 16,000 deer during muzzleloader season
Hunters take nearly 16,000 deer during muzzleloader season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 15,843 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 7 to 10. During last year’s muzzleloader season, 12,503 white-tailed deer were checked. Hunters continue pursue deer this winter, as archery seaso... READ MORE


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