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Hunter surpasses turkey-hunting milestone

Hunter surpasses turkey-hunting milestone

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

This Royal Slam winner got a late start in turkey hunting. Photo: Ray Jones of Huntsville bagged the 400th and 401st turkeys of his 60-year career this season. For someone who got a late start chasing turkeys, Ray Jones of Huntsville has spent the last 60 years catching up. In fact, Jones, 86, reached and surpassed a milestone this season by baggin... READ MORE

Apply now for Iowa nonresident deer tags

Apply now for Iowa nonresident deer tags

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa nonresident deer hunting application period is now open. Applications close June 6 at midnight. Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and will only be accessible online. Hunters can begin the application process by clicking here. Click the tab "Nonresident deer / turkey tags, then clic... READ MORE

Hunters set harvest, participation records in 2020

Hunters set harvest, participation records in 2020

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Although the pandemic slowed many activities last fall, Oklahoma hunters set harvest and participation records during the 2020 deer hunting seasons. Statistics about the 2020-21 deer seasons were announced May 3 at the regular May meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Chief of Wildlife Bill Dinkines said the state’s h... READ MORE

Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Elk and bear license applications are on sale now through June 1. Hunters can increase their odds, or get two tags in a single year, by picking up Pure Michigan Hunt applications while applying for bear and elk. Previous Pure Michigan Hunt recipient Jerry Peak of Crystal grabbed two elk tags he used to harvest two beautiful, 6 by 6 bull elk. The se... READ MORE

Turkey hunters need to carry tags, report harvests

Turkey hunters need to carry tags, report harvests

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Every spring turkey hunter wants to attach their tag to the leg of a big gobbler, so hunters in every season must carry their valid general licenses and proper identification. Harvest tags must be carried in any season during which harvested game must be tagged. A recently change to be enacted next license year will allow hunters to carry digital l... READ MORE

Alligator lottery applications now open

Alligator lottery applications now open

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The deadline to apply Applications for the public alligator lottery on public lands is are now open; the deadline to apply is June 15 by 5 p.m. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. This year&r... READ MORE

Moose lottery open for online only applications

Moose lottery open for online only applications

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open, and applications can be made online only. To apply online, fill out the online moose permit application and indicate preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in another WMD if your name is... READ MORE

Phase I alligator harvest permit applications open May 7

Phase I alligator harvest permit applications open May 7

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Now is the time to apply for alligator harvest permits at a Florida wildlife management area or national wildlife refuge. Florida has a stable and healthy alligator population that allows for sustainable hunt opportunities through the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program. To take part in Florida’s Aug. 15 to Nov. 1 alligator season, you&rsquo... READ MORE

New license allows hunting feral swine, coyotes at night

New license allows hunting feral swine, coyotes at night

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Landowners and hunters can expand their predator control by hunting coyotes at night. – Photo courtesy USFWS. With Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s signature this week, new legislation will provide hunters in Alabama with another opportunity to harvest two specific animals. The legislation allows Conservation Commissioner Chris Blanke... READ MORE

Taking wild turkey eggs, releasing pen-raised turkeys is illegal

Taking wild turkey eggs, releasing pen-raised turkeys is illegal

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The SCDNR is frequently contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned, resulting in concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs. Some people have the desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, however, it is against the law to rob any wild turkey nests or to possess wild turkey eggs. In South Carolina, nesting by ... READ MORE

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