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Game & Parks assessing historic flooding damage

Game & Parks assessing historic flooding damage

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Game and Parks staff have been working diligently to assess the extent of the historic and catastrophic flooding the past week in parks and wildlife management areas throughout the state. However, with many areas still underwater or inaccessible because of flooded or damaged roadways, the full impact of the flood on Nebraska’s state park syst... READ MORE

Hunters see highest overall deer harvest in 14 years

Hunters see highest overall deer harvest in 14 years

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 14 years when they took 374,690 deer during the state’s 2018-19 hunting seasons, which closed in January. The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10 percent. The last time the total deer harvest exceeded this season’s total w... READ MORE

None Bigger

None Bigger

By Mike Handley

Photo: BTR master scorer Ed Waite has measured more world records than anyone in history. Here, Ed’s hands are full with The Brewster Buck’s 41 measurable points. It’s official: The Illinois buck arrowed Nov. 2 by Virginia bowhunter Luke Brewster is the hands-down largest free-ranging whitetail ever recorded, a world record in eve... READ MORE

CSC members introduce CWD Management Act

CSC members introduce CWD Management Act

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

On March 6 Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act companion bills in the House (H.R. 1550) and Senate (S. 689). Currently, 26 states across the country have confirmed the presence of CWD, the degenerative neurologi... READ MORE

Record snows trigger supplemental feeding permits

Record snows trigger supplemental feeding permits

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Except within chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, supplemental deer feeding permits will be available for the southern part of the Upper Peninsula. Average snow depths measured across the region are nearly double that of a 15-year average for late February and March. Feeding deer large quantities of food to supplement natural winter food re... READ MORE

Hunters donate 259,414 pounds of venison to Share the Harvest

Hunters donate 259,414 pounds of venison to Share the Harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) are thinking thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 259,414 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 4,855 whole deer. They also recognize more than 100 participating meat processors throughout the... READ MORE

Wolverine X2 Named “Adventure UTV of the Year”

Wolverine X2 Named “Adventure UTV of the Year”

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

ATV.com Recognizes Yamaha Wolverine X2 for its Real-World Proven Off-Road Capability and Versatility. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, earned ATV.com’s Adventure UTV of the Year for 2019 with the all-new Wolverine X2 Side-by-Side (SxS). As the top off-road vehicle for outdoor adventure, the 2019 Wolverine X2 combines Proven O... READ MORE

Rattlesnake festival March 9-10 draws crowd

Rattlesnake festival March 9-10 draws crowd

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Snakes and wildlife exhibits, cars and archery, crafts, food and rides are among the features of Georgia’s popular Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival. The 52nd annual event happens March 9 and 10 in Claxton. Highlights vary from a birds of prey show by Georgia Southern University’s Center for Wildlife Education, a 3D archery tournament,... READ MORE

Hunters can help AGFC keep tabs on turkeys

Hunters can help AGFC keep tabs on turkeys

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas hunters can help the Game and Fish Commission track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by signing up to be a part of the annual Spring Gobbler Hunting Survey. It’s free to participate and hunter responses will help shape important aspects of wild turkey management in Arkansas. The spring turkey hunting ... READ MORE

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With deer season ending, there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to have hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Hunters who qualify for the Triple Trophy Award must, within a single deer season, take at least one deer by each of the three legal hunting methods – modern firearms, muzzleloading rifle or pistol, and archery/c... READ MORE

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