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Primitive weapons deer season opens Oct. 9

Primitive weapons deer season opens Oct. 9

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

In 2021, the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Oct. 9. Last year, 27,000 hunters took to the woods with muzzleloaders, bringing in nearly 7,000 deer, according to the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Whether you hunt it with a flintlock, inline muzzleloader, crossbow or long bow, t... READ MORE

Hunters take 161 alligators in 2-weekend season

Hunters take 161 alligators in 2-weekend season

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The 15th annual alligator season closed early Monday morning with hunters harvesting 161 alligators during the two-weekend season.  The harvest falls short of last year’s 174-alligator record, primarily by design. This year’s quota on private land was reduced to continue managing the alligator population with an eye on conserving ... READ MORE

2020-21 Wildlife survey reports now available

2020-21 Wildlife survey reports now available

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Results for the latest wildlife reports are now available. The surveys were conducted throughout 2020-2021 by DNR staff and dedicated volunteers, for use by DNR wildlife program managers to help make decisions on species management. Wildlife reports are divided into surveys addressing five species groups, including small game, big game, waterfowl, ... READ MORE

Adult mentored hunts can change lives

Adult mentored hunts can change lives

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Terrance Marshall gets firearms safety instruction for a WFF officer before his AMH hunt. Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) Program has two main goals – to provide those with little or no hunting experience with a safe, enjoyable weekend in the woods and to kindle an i... READ MORE

Remain alert to slow-moving vehicles during harvest season

Remain alert to slow-moving vehicles during harvest season

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Harvest season has arrived motorists are reminded that farmers are beginning to harvest corn and soybean crops. That means more slow-moving agricultural equipment will be traveling on rural roads and highways. Fall is a favorite season for many, which means while traveling along rural roads, drivers often come across tractors, grain wagons and com... READ MORE

Countdown to popular archery season opener Sept. 25

Countdown to popular archery season opener Sept. 25

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Crisp air and changing colors of fall are fast approaching, and that means the state’s extremely popular deer archery hunting season opens Sept. 25. Last season, Ohio archery hunters harvested more than 93,500 deer, the highest total on record. Deer harvested with archery equipment made up 47% of all deer taken during 2020-21, marking the ei... READ MORE

Spotlight is on National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 25

Spotlight is on National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 25

By National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day spotlights the tradition of hunting, target shooting and fishing and celebrates conservation efforts of sportsmen and women everywhere. For 2021, social media superstars Dude Perfect are honorary chairs for annual celebration. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every September, National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) D... READ MORE

EHD spread tracked in several counties

EHD spread tracked in several counties

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk and Ulster counties. DEC is tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties and new reports of dead deer to track the spr... READ MORE

2020-21 Deer Summary Report sheds light for scouting

2020-21 Deer Summary Report sheds light for scouting

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report. Produced each year by the AGFC deer program coordinators, the report includes data collected from checked harvests as well as voluntary hunter surveys during the season. Not only does it give detailed br... READ MORE

Youth deer season opens Sept. 18

Youth deer season opens Sept. 18

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa’s deer hunting tradition will be passed on to about 10,000 young hunters who will participate in the youth deer season opener Sept. 18. The youth season coincides with the disabled hunter deer season for hunters who meet certain criteria. Each season runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 3. Youth season is designed as a mentor-styled hunt... READ MORE

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