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Public land provides a way to hunt rut all season

Public land provides a way to hunt rut all season

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Jason Hill bagged this huge 252-pound whitetail that sported an 11-point rack at Black Warrior WMA. –Photo courtesy ADCNR. Most people think the rutting activity of white-tailed deer in Alabama occurs mostly in January and into February. However, if you’re willing to travel, hunters can take advantage of the rut in the state from... READ MORE

Wildfire risk across record 5.4 million acres reduced

Wildfire risk across record 5.4 million acres reduced

By U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior reports reduced wildfire risk across 1.5 million acres of Interior-managed lands in FY 2020, bringing its total to 5.4 million acres treated since 2017. This is the most acreage treated during a presidential term since Interior started tracking the data in 2003, and an increase of 49% compared to the last four years ... READ MORE

Hunters take 17,145 deer on gun season opener

Hunters take 17,145 deer on gun season opener

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters checked 10,904 white-tailed deer during a snowy and rainy opening day of the gun hunting week. Over the last three years, hunters took an average of 17,145 deer on opening day. In 2019 there 15,513 deer were taken during the gun opener. The season is open until Dec. 6, and again Dec. 19-20. The top 10 counties for deer harvest on the o... READ MORE

Firearm deer harvest slightly lower than 2019

Firearm deer harvest slightly lower than 2019

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Preliminary deer check-in numbers indicate statewide harvest is down 3% compared to 2019 for the November firearm season. During the nine-day season, 42,024 deer were harvested, compared to 43,418 in 2019. While the statewide trend was comparable to previous years, regions of the state varied. Deer harvest in southeast Nebraska was up 7% from 2019,... READ MORE

Fall turkey season ends with 1,063 birds checked

Fall turkey season ends with 1,063 birds checked

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters checked 1,063 wild turkeys during the 2020 fall hunting season. The 2020 fall wild turkey season was open in 70 counties from Oct. 10 to Nov. 29. The 2020 total represents a 1% decrease from the average harvest during the past three years, which is 1,078 wild turkeys. The top 10 counties for wild turkeys taken during the fall 2020 hun... READ MORE

Spring IRAP turkey applications now open

Spring IRAP turkey applications now open

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Youth and adult turkey hunters can now apply for 2021 spring turkey hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). To take part as a youth hunter, age 17 and under, hunters and their supervisors must complete an IRAP application online and submit it by Feb. 17, 2021, to be eligible for the youth drawing. A total o... READ MORE

Archery, youth season harvests totaled

Archery, youth season harvests totaled

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2020 white-tailed deer archery hunting season has proven to be bountiful for many Buckeye State hunters, with 74,892 deer taken through Nov. 25. This is an 11% increase from the average harvest total from the same date during the past three seasons, which is 67,318. The top 10 counties for deer taken by archery hunters so far during Oh... READ MORE

Archery and youth harvests see increases

Archery and youth harvests see increases

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 14-24. Of the 176,604 deer harvested, 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with 3,496 deer harvested, Franklin with 3,409, and Texas with 3,374.In 2019 hunters checked 179,... READ MORE

47,147 deer taken on firearms opening weekend

47,147 deer taken on firearms opening weekend

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 47,147 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 20-22 compared with 50,173 deer taken during the first firearm weekend in 2019. Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season concludes Dec. 3-6. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include Muzzleloader... READ MORE

Archers take 53,922 deer through Nov. 8

Archers take 53,922 deer through Nov. 8

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery hunters have taken 53,922 white-tailed deer through Nov. 8. The state’s archery season opened in September, and bow hunters are taking advantage of excellent hunting conditions and weather. The deer-archery season is open until Feb. 7, 2021. The top 10 counties for deer taken by archery hunters so far in... READ MORE

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