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Feral hog population shows no decline

Feral hog population shows no decline

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Feral hog traps with live-streaming technology can detect movement in near real time. Once feral hogs are in possession, the animals cannot be transported and must be dispatched. Successful trapping requires the removal of whole sounders. Despite an increased effort to mitigate the impact of feral hogs in Alabama, the hog population shows no... READ MORE

5th grade students, families get free national site entrance through August 2021

5th grade students, families get free national site entrance through August 2021

By U.S. Department of the Interior

Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has signed an order that waives entrance fees to national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters managed by the Department of the Interior for 5th grade students and their families from now until Aug. 31, 2021.  The action ensures that American 5th grade students who may hav... READ MORE

Early youth deer firearms season begins Oct. 31

Early youth deer firearms season begins Oct. 31

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The early portion of youth firearms deer season runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, with shooting hours one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. To participate, hunters must be at least 6-years-old and no older than 15 on opening day. Valid permits include the Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit and the Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Per... READ MORE

Whitetail general season opens Nov. 7

Whitetail general season opens Nov. 7

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Break out the blaze orange – white-tailed deer general season opens Nov. 7 and the forecast looks good. Texas’ whitetail population exceeds 5.5 million, making it the largest in the country. In areas with high deer populations, like the Edwards Plateau and Cross Timbers Region, TPWD recommends hunters use doe tags. Hunters should refer ... READ MORE

Applications for prized 2021 sportsman permits close Nov. 10

Applications for prized 2021 sportsman permits close Nov. 10

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Sportsman permits are among Utah's most prized hunting permits, and the time to apply for one is coming up soon. The application period began Oct. 21; to be included in the permit drawing, applications must be submitted no later than 11 p.m. Nov. 10. Hunters can apply for permits by calling the nearest DWR regional office, or using the Divisi... READ MORE

Hunters reminded of baiting rules for deer and turkey

Hunters reminded of baiting rules for deer and turkey

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey, while hunting is illegal. The regulations are in place to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and... READ MORE

Youth deer hunting day is Oct. 24

Youth deer hunting day is Oct. 24

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

On Oct. 24 youth will head into the woods with their moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends to create lifelong memories and further their appreciation for Maine's natural resources. Adults accompanying a youth to hunt are advised to visit the hunting spot together before the hunt to prepare for the big day. Always make sure youth hunte... READ MORE

New health, safety procedures for state site deer hunters

New health, safety procedures for state site deer hunters

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A number of changes have been made for 2020-2021 deer hunting seasons procedures at state sites. The changes in health and safety protocols are in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and intended to provide greater protection to hunters and site staff. Hunters should follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, including wearing masks... READ MORE

CWD sampling continues as archery deer season opens

CWD sampling continues as archery deer season opens

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is encouraging hunters to utilize the self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations located throughout the state as part of its increased CWD surveillance effort. As of October 15, archery deer season is open for all zones statewide. CWD is a contagious and fatal neurological disease ... READ MORE

Caution: ’Tis the season to avoid deer on the road

Caution: ’Tis the season to avoid deer on the road

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. Game and Parks has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage. During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, l... READ MORE

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