DNR releases deer hunter study report findings
By Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Results from a study of Michigan deer hunters and hunting participation trends have been released. The full written report, a collaboration of the DNR and DJ Case & Associates, includes more than 100 pages of detailed information on the study process and results.
It is available online.
Some of the study’s key findings included:
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Spring turkey harvest up 18% over 10 year average
By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers this year, an increase of more than 11 percent from 2016, according to preliminary numbers. The harvest is the largest since 2006 when 11,735 birds were harvested, and is more than 18 percent above the 10-year average.
“Weather conditions were variable across the state during this year’s ... READ MORE
Team Mathews Dominates the ASA Pro/Am in Appling, GA
By Mathews Inc.
Team Mathews swept the Men’s Open Pro Division and seized first and second place finishes in the Women's Open Pro Division at the ASA Pro/Am in Appling, GA this past weekend. Dan McCarthy took top honors in the Men’s Open Pro Division scoring an impressive 494 with a total of 17 twelve rings for the weekend. Teammates Levi Morgan finish... READ MORE
Turkey harvest sees slight dip from 2016
By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Turkey hunters checked 10,066 birds at the end of the season which featured 16 days for all hunters, and two more days at the front end of the season for the annual statewide youth turkey hunt.
In 2016, hunters harvested 11,853 turkeys. The regular season started five days earlier than the 2016 season, but leaving no quiet period between the end ... READ MORE
Spring turkey hunters harvest 43,339 birds
By Missouri Department of Conservation
Turkey hunters checked 39,239 birds during Missouri’s 2017 regular spring turkey season April 17 through May 7.
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 932 birds checked, Texas with 843, and Callaway with 697. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,100 birds during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8 and 9, bringing the overall 2017 spring turk... READ MORE
Federal Premium Introduces Hi-Bird Upland Shotshells
By Federal Premium Ammunition
Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hi-Bird shotshell, which combines speed, hard-hitting pellets and a specialized wad to fold the highest doves, crows and pigeons, as well as pheasants and the most challenging upland birds. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. The powerful Hi-Bird load’s two-piece wad feat... READ MORE
New alligator hunt permit process opens June 1
By Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks
A new application/permitting process for the 2017 alligator hunting season on public waters and private land has been approved by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Applications can be made June 1-7.
The statewide public waters season includes opportunities in specific public waterways. There are no changes to public water zone... READ MORE
Apply for Phase I alligator hunt permits in May
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
May marks the start of the Phase I application period for applying for alligator, fall quota, special opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits.
The application period for alligator hunt permits, Phase I random drawing, begins May 12 at 10 a.m. and runs through May 22. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be available. Learn ... READ MORE
Spring squirrel season opens May 15
By Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks
Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and closes June 1. The bag limit is four squirrels per day.
Unlike fall and winter hunting, during the spring squirrel hunting season, acorns and other nut crops will not be available.
Squirrels use a wide variety of foods in spring, such as fruits, berries, mushrooms and insects. A... READ MORE
Hundreds of tags remain for low-density elk hunt
By Arizona Game and Fish Department
More than 600 hunt permit-tags are available for the 2017 minimal occurrence zone/low-density elk hunt in game management units 12A, 12B, 13A and 13B.
These four units combined have an extremely low-density elk population – an estimated 40 to 50 total animals. The Game and Fish Department is specifically managing these units for wildlife val... READ MORE