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Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger

Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Gold Medal Berger, which combines the most sought-after bullets on the Precision Rifle Series with the industry’s most trusted factory ammunition. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. New Gold Medal Berger loads feature an advanced boat-tail bullet with a high ballistic co... READ MORE

Archery Industry Mourns Andy Simo

Archery Industry Mourns Andy Simo

By New Archery Products

On May 18th at age 79, legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, passed away. Andy, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson, and Doug Easton. Andy was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the sport of archery and f... READ MORE

New tag requirement in place for deer season 2017

New tag requirement in place for deer season 2017

By South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources

Effective deer season 2017, all harvested deer in South Carolina are required to be tagged at the point of kill. When residents purchase or hold a current Hunting License/Big Game Permit they will receive a base set of deer tags at no cost. Resident youth hunters and lifetime and gratis licensees can request the base set of tags at no cost. The t... READ MORE

15,719 birds harvested in spring turkey season

15,719 birds harvested in spring turkey season

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,719 wild turkeys during the spring turkey season, an increase over the 2016 statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 birds. The preliminary total includes the record youth turkey season harvest of 1,541 birds, compared with youth season harvest of 1,045 turkeys in 2016. Spring turkey hunting was open ... READ MORE

Wildfire flight restrictions affect drone operators

Wildfire flight restrictions affect drone operators

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Drone and other unmanned aircraft system operators are being reminded that state laws restrict drone use at the scenes of wildfires in Michigan. Michigan’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally operating a drone or other unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the official duties of ... READ MORE

Deer buck permits to see slight reduction

Deer buck permits to see slight reduction

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Drought conditions, followed by a tough winter in parts of Utah, means 1,625 fewer hunters will be hunting buck deer during the state's general hunt this fall. More hunters will be hunting desert bighorn sheep, bison and pronghorn, though. After hearing presentations from biologists, chairmen from Utah's five Regional Advisory Councils and members... READ MORE

5,500 more deer licenses available for 2017

5,500 more deer licenses available for 2017

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

There will be 54,500 licenses available to hunters this fall for North Dakota’s deer season, 5,500 more than last year. The number of licenses available for 2017 includes 2,750 for antlered mule deer, an increase of 200 from last year; 1,022 for muzzleloader, an increase of 94 from last year; and 245 restricted youth antlered mule deer, an i... READ MORE

2016 deer harvest estimates reveal 5% increase

2016 deer harvest estimates reveal 5% increase

By New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation

New York state hunters in harvested an estimated 213,061 deer during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated 5percent increase over 2015-16 levels. The 2016 deer take included 106,055 antlerless deer and 107,006 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 7.5 percent increase in buck harvest from 2015, reflecting modest population growth follow... READ MORE

Opening days for 2017-18 hunting seasons approved

Opening days for 2017-18 hunting seasons approved

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game at their May 18 meeting. Opening days for 2017-18 include deer season: archery – Sept. 23; muzzleloader – Oct. 21; modern gun – Nov. 11; private land modern gun antlerless deer hunt – Oct. 14-18; spec... READ MORE

2017 spring turkey harvest was third highest

2017 spring turkey harvest was third highest

By Indiana Department of Natural Resource

Hunters harvested more than 13,000 wild turkeys during the 2017 spring wild turkey season, a 7 percent increase from the 12,081 turkeys taken during the 2016 spring season. It is the third highest spring turkey harvest on record.  The youth season was April 22 to 23, and regular spring turkey season from April 26 to May 14. Weather did not... READ MORE

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