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Special landowner deer season adopted

Special landowner deer season adopted

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The Game and Parks Commission adopted wildlife regulations that enacted a Special Landowner Deer Season and allowed the purchase of a bonus or a preference point with regard to big game hunting at its Jan. 13 meeting in Lincoln. The special landowner season and bonus or preference point purchase were created when LB126 and LB287 were passed during ... READ MORE

Bear hunters have record-setting season

Bear hunters have record-setting season

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Bear hunters in Vermont had another safe and successful hunting season in 2020. Preliminary numbers show hunters took a record 914 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 750 in 2019. Fish and Wildlife also says there were no hunting-related shooting incidents. The aver... READ MORE

It’s a great weekend to help the hungry and donate venison

It’s a great weekend to help the hungry and donate venison

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Black Belt Adventures is urging hunters to donate venison to Hunters Helping the Hungry this weekend. Photo: Grant Holley is all smiles after taking this buck in Greene County. Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to those in need in Alabama, and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALB... READ MORE

Hunters set new record, check 214,022 deer

Hunters set new record, check 214,022 deer

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938. The previous record harvest of 213,487 deer was set in the 2012-13 season. With the... READ MORE

2020 deer harvest second highest since 2000

2020 deer harvest second highest since 2000

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Final deer harvest numbers will not be available for a few more weeks, but Fish and Wildlife Department says the final tally will be around 18,000 deer, the second highest total since 2000.  The archery season harvest, which will be close to 5,800 deer, will be a new all-time record for that season. Several changes to archery hunting regulat... READ MORE

Spring turkey permits available; season opens March 25

Spring turkey permits available; season opens March 25

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Spring turkey hunting permits for 2021 are now available. The spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 10, and the regular shotgun on April 17. All spring turkey seasons close May 31. Nebraska offers some of the best turkey hunting opportunities in the nation. Nebraska offers birds in every county of the state. The state also of... READ MORE

Winter turkey season opens Jan. 21

Winter turkey season opens Jan. 21

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Winter turkey season for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2020 fall season will run statewide from Jan. 21 to 23. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex. “Wild turkey populations are at record high levels in many areas of Maryland,”&nbs... READ MORE

WFF reactivates 800 number for Game Check

WFF reactivates 800 number for Game Check

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hunters can now talk to a live person in the call center 24/7. The toll-free Game Check phone number, 1-800-888-7690, is back and better than ever. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has reactivated the number for hunters to comply with the reporting requirements for the harvests of white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. What makes t... READ MORE

Archery season extended to Jan. 31 in urban zone

Archery season extended to Jan. 31 in urban zone

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can bow hunt through the end of January in southeastern Michigan. The extended archery deer hunting season will be held in the urban deer management zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Chad Stewart, deer, elk and moose program leader, said the extended hunt is a chance for hunters to pursue some high-quality deer and an opportunity ... READ MORE

CWD effects studied in northern Arkansas

CWD effects studied in northern Arkansas

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

A team researching chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer in the heart of the area where it is most prevalent in Arkansas will begin capturing and monitoring deer in January. Most people won’t notice research is occurring, although others may run across activity or structures that aren’t familiar, especially in Newton and Searcy c... READ MORE

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