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Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 15,189 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring turkey season, and increase compared with the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494 birds. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,364 birds, compared with the 2018 youth harvest of 1,143 turkeys. The sta... READ MORE

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

Deer, feral pig private land bait bill becomes law

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The new license, $15 for resident individual hunters and $5... READ MORE

2018-19 deer harvest ranks second all-time highest

2018-19 deer harvest ranks second all-time highest

By Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Hunters in Delaware harvested 14,883 deer during the 2018-19 hunting season, the sixth year in a row that the state’s white-tailed deer harvest has exceeded 14,000 deer. This season’s harvest ranked as the second highest in Delaware’s history, exceeded only by the 2017-18 harvest of 15,304 deer. Inclement weather limited the deer ... READ MORE

Alligator hunt permit process opens May 17

Alligator hunt permit process opens May 17

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its predecessor, the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, have offered hunters the opportunity to take part in their annual statewide recreational alligator harvest, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1. Alligators are a conservation success story in Florida. The stat... READ MORE

Nonresident deer hunting applications now open

Nonresident deer hunting applications now open

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Applications opened May 4 for Iowa nonresident deer hunting tags and licenses. The process will close June 2 at midnight. Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and only will be accessible online. To apply, click here. To access the application, click login or enroll now, then select “nonresident deer/t... READ MORE

38,777 birds harvested during spring turkey season

38,777 birds harvested during spring turkey season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data from the Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 36,231 birds during the 2019 regular spring turkey season, April 15 through May 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 785 birds checked, Texas with 729, and Callaway with 672. Young turkey hunters harvested 2,546 birds during the 2019 spring youth season, Ap... READ MORE

Iowa unveils new hunting, fishing license app

Iowa unveils new hunting, fishing license app

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa DNR has unveiled new technology available for hunting and fishing licenses. The Go Outdoors Iowa app launched in February 2019 to make it easier to purchase licenses, manage profile information, apply for quota hunts, and report harvests. Public users will be able to log in to a customer profile with a mobile cellular or internet connectio... READ MORE

10,350 more licenses available for fall deer season

10,350 more licenses available for fall deer season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

North Dakota’s 2019 deer season has 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.Antlered mule deer licenses increased by 450 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 700, antlered whitetail by 700, antlerless whitetail by 1,250, any antlered by 3,150 and any antlerless by 4,100. In addition, muzzleloader license... READ MORE

Mule deer numbers remain above long term average

Mule deer numbers remain above long term average

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Results from the April spring mule deer survey by the Game and Fish Department indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population is down from last year, but still 14 percent above the long-term average. Biologists counted 2,454 mule deer in 298.8 square miles during this year’s survey. Overall mule deer density in the badlands was 8.... READ MORE

Enforcement K9 Unit is a different breed

Enforcement K9 Unit is a different breed

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The WFF K9 Unit has tracking dogs available in four of the five districts in the state with plans to add one in District 1 soon. Luke goes everywhere Kiser goes, even on water patrol. One turkey hunter was extremely grateful that the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Law Enforcement Section has a K9 unit, although there is litt... READ MORE

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