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Survey program looking for a few good turkey hunters

Survey program looking for a few good turkey hunters

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The Big Game Program is inviting dedicated hunters who hunt turkeys in South Carolina to participate in periodic online surveys. The information hunters provide will help the Big Game Program better understand the experiences, techniques and factors of success for wild turkey hunters in South Carolina. It will also help biologists learn more about... READ MORE

Number of CWD samples for 2018 surveillance increases

Number of CWD samples for 2018 surveillance increases

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

There were 1,060 white-tailed deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Wisconsin during the 2018 surveillance year from April 1 through March 31. This compares to 597 that tested positive during the 2017 surveillance year; however, state wildlife heath officials say the number of deer tested in 2018 was double that of 2017. M... READ MORE

Antlerless hunting opportunities expand for 2019-20

Antlerless hunting opportunities expand for 2019-20

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

White-tailed deer hunters in 41 Texas counties in the Blackland Prairies and Post Oak Savannah ecoregions will see expanded opportunities to take antlerless deer during the 2019-20 season, following changes adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The decision to liberalize harvest restrictions on antlerless deer comes after several year... READ MORE

Biologists find deer survival is good statewide

Biologists find deer survival is good statewide

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

While winters with heavy snow can be hard on deer and other big game animals, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists report adult deer survival is currently at 92 percent statewide. Biologists typically track deer survival rates from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30. While they are currently only about a third of the way through their survival monitoring ... READ MORE

Youth hunters harvest 2,540 turkeys

Youth hunters harvest 2,540 turkeys

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,540 turkeys during the 2019 spring youth season, April 6 and 7. According to preliminary data, top harvest counties were Franklin with 61 turkeys harvested, Laclede with 56, and Texas with 52. Warm weather and sunny skies helped increase this year’s youth-weekend harvest over last year’s wher... READ MORE

Deer harvest up 12 percent; no evidence of CWD

Deer harvest up 12 percent; no evidence of CWD

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 227,787 deer during the 2018-19 hunting seasons, approximately 12 percent more than the previous season. The estimated deer take included 114,402 antlerless deer and 113,385 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 20 percent increase in antlerless harvest and a 5 percent increase in buck harvest from... READ MORE

2018 Wildlife Harvest Summary now available

2018 Wildlife Harvest Summary now available

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The 2018 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary is now available. The publication presents final data on the 2018 New Hampshire hunting seasons summarized by Fish and Game wildlife biologists. The annual publication provides a complete analysis of hunting season statistics, including some information by town and Wildlife Management Unit (WMU), an... READ MORE

CWD not detected in recent testing; public forms start April 18

CWD not detected in recent testing; public forms start April 18

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The latest results of chronic wasting disease testing of Kentucky deer and elk returned encouraging news. None of the tests came back positive for the fatal brain disease. Monitoring the state’s deer and elk herd for CWD by the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be among the topics at four public CWD forums planned across the stat... READ MORE

More than $1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax for conservation

More than $1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax for conservation

By United States Department of the Interior

People who hunt, shoot, fish and boat are providing more than $1 billion for 2019 in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Acts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is distributing the funds as of April 1 to all 50 states an... READ MORE

DNR providing critical assistance during historic flooding

DNR providing critical assistance during historic flooding

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Droves of Conservation officers and park rangers are responding to provide crucial equipment and fulfilling extraordinary public safety rescue missions during historic flooding in western and southwestern parts of the state. Since March 14, more than 34 DNR conservation officers and two DNR park rangers from across the state have responded in west... READ MORE

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