Hunting News

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 mid-Nov...

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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 of the p...

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Recent Hunting News

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 gu... 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 comp... 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... 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 compl... READ MORE


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