Hunting News

New project asks citizens to report rabbit sightings

New project asks citizens to report rabbit sightings

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

A new citizen science project in New Hampshire is asking citizens to act as scientists and submit information and photographs of any rabbit they see. NH Rabbit Reports is sponsored by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the Fish and Game Department, with the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. The group is seeking vol... READ MORE

Hunters urged to wear the safest color: Orange

Hunters urged to wear the safest color: Orange

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

This fall, Nicole Meier, information and education specialist, is reminding hunters to wear fluorescent hunter orange. “Every year we should strive to be the safest we can be by wearing at least a hunter-orange hat and vest,” she said. “Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities, and it’s getting safer thanks to adva... READ MORE

Proper disposal of deer remains is good hunter ethics

Proper disposal of deer remains is good hunter ethics

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but it is an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the hunter's image, according to Charles Ruth, Big Game Program Coordinator. Properly disposed deer remains will soon be taken care of by decomposition and insects because nature wastes no nutrients. Hunters s... READ MORE

Treestand hunting? Remember the obvious

Treestand hunting? Remember the obvious

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

When hunters take to the woods Oct. 14 for the start of archery deer season in Alabama, Marisa Futral, hunter education coordinator, hopes those using treestands will remember to wear and use a vital piece of equipment, the full-body harness. “It sounds obvious, but wearing your harness and not attaching it to the tree will not save you if ... READ MORE

Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

Alabama game breeder fined $750,000 for illegally importing deer

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham have charged two Northport, Ala., men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported or sold... READ MORE

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

Adult mentored hunting applications now available

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Adults new to hunting or returning to hunting after an absence are invited to participate in Alabama’s new Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. Applications for AMH program events are now available, and the first random draw will be held Oct. 18. The first AMH event will take place on Nov. 18 in Mobile County. Those applying for an AMH eve... READ MORE

Hunters urged to wear full body harness when hunting from treestand

Hunters urged to wear full body harness when hunting from treestand

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

With the Sept. 30 opening of fall’s favorite pastime for many hunters—archery deer season in the Delta, Northeast, East Central, and Southwest Hunting Zones—a message to stay safe in a treestand also arrives. “Do not allow yourself to become the next statistic; take your time, be safe, and let someone know where you plan o... READ MORE

Interactive hunting/fishing map updated

Interactive hunting/fishing map updated

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

An updated, online interactive map that provides valuable information on all aspects of hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia is now accessible on smartphones and tablets. “This update to our popular mapping tool is a result of advances in software and DNR’s desire to make hunting and fishing accessible for everyone,” s... READ MORE

Arkansans harvest record number of alligators

Arkansans harvest record number of alligators

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016. Mark Barbee, biologist at the Monticello Regional Office who coordinates the annual hunt, said the increase is largely the result of increased permits being available to hunt. “We’... READ MORE

Fall turkey hunters will see below average population

Fall turkey hunters will see below average population

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1-31, the Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season based on the annual wild-turkey brood-survey. Statewide turkey production was below average likely due to a combination of poor nesting success and low poult survival from strong storms during spring and early summer.... READ MORE

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