MDC reports final deer harvest at record 326,026
Harvest total is a new record, surpassing one set in 2006.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's 2023-2024 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary record-setting total deer harvest for the season of 326,026. This year’s new harvest record surpasses the one set in 2006 of... READ MORE
WFF Director Sykes Takes Helm as AFWA President
By David Rainer
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
According to Ron Regan, Executive Director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), it may not make the headlines in the newspapers but the election of Chuck Sykes as AFWA’s president is a big deal.
Sykes, Director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) with th... READ MORE
Sykes elected president of Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
By Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, has been elected president for 2023-24 by the membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. His election occurred during the Association’s 113th annual meeting Sept. 23-27 in Calgary, Canada.
In accepting the Association&rsquo... READ MORE
‘Connecting with Conservation’ highlights funding for state wildlife agencies
By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
How conservation and outdoors recreation are funded throughout the nation is somewhat of a mystery for most people.
In an effort to inform the public about where state wildlife and fisheries agencies get the money to conserve habitat and provide quality outdoors recreation, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR... READ MORE
Hunting licenses, stamps, permit prices increase
By Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Legislation passed during Maryland’s 2023 General Assembly will increase the price of hunting licenses and some associated stamps beginning with the 2023-24 hunting season. The existing structure and fees had been in place since 2002, and the price of a regular resident hunting license had remained unchanged for 35 years. Under the ... READ MORE
Agencies issue emergency CWD order
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Following confirmation of a positive test sample for chronic wasting disease in Holmes County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) have implemented management actions and an executive order to protect against the possible spread of CWD. FWC and its agency p... READ MORE
Spring turkey harvest up 7% in 5-year average
By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Preliminary totals for the 2023 spring turkey season show turkey hunters registered 42,439 birds this season, a 7% increase from the five-year average. The spring season started April 15 with the two-day youth hunt for hunters under 16 years old. A total of 2,972 birds were registered, a 28% increase from the five-year average. The regular se... READ MORE
CWD sampling will increase after Panhandle road-killed deer found
By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be increasing chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling surveillance efforts in southeast Alabama after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the confirmation of a positive CWD test sample from a road-killed deer in Holmes County, Florida.
Due to the detection... READ MORE
FWC, agencies activate CWD response plan after disease detected in deer
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed that a road-killed 4.5-year-old female white-tailed deer in Holmes County sampled during routine surveillance activities has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). It is the first known case of CWD in Florida, a contagious disease of the brain and central nervous system t... READ MORE
Georgia to implement CWD protocol following deer found in Florida
By Georgia Department of Natural Resources
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced June 15 that Chronic Wasting Disease had been detected in a road-killed deer sampled for routine surveillance in Holmes County, Florida, a first for that state.
CWD has not been detected in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). The De... READ MORE