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Two new CWD surveillance zones established

Two new CWD surveillance zones established

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has directed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith to establish two new chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance zones located primarily in Gillespie and Limestone counties. The two new surveillance zones went into effect prior to the start of the general hunting season Nov. 5. TPW... READ MORE

103 black bears harvested during 2022 annual season

103 black bears harvested during 2022 annual season

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Good weather and an additional day assisted hunters who harvested 103 black bears during the 19th annual black bear hunt Oct. 24 to 29 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The harvest comprised 41 male and 62 female bears. An additional 10 bears—3 male and 7 female—were harvested between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 by ... READ MORE

Hunters check 1,846 turkeys during fall firearms season

Hunters check 1,846 turkeys during fall firearms season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows hunters checked 1,846 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1 to 31. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 70 birds harvested, Gasconade with 52, and Laclede with 50. Fall archery turkey hunting continues through Nov. 11 and resumes Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2023. Hunters harvested 1,836 birds du... READ MORE

Junior deer hunt opens Nov. 12

Junior deer hunt opens Nov. 12

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Experienced deer hunters are encouraged to take advantage of upcoming Junior Deer Hunting Days Nov. 12 and 13 to introduce youth to the time-honored cultural and sporting tradition. The Junior Deer Hunt is open on private and designated public land in all counties Nov. 12. The season is also open Nov. 13 on private land in all counties e... READ MORE

Youth hunters harvest 13,759 deer during early season

Youth hunters harvest 13,759 deer during early season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,759 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2022 deer hunting season, Oct. 29-30. Top counties were Franklin with 330 deer harvested, Osage with 310, and Howell with 260. Youth hunters harvested 15,608 during last year’s early youth portion. Additional h... READ MORE

2022 Free CWD testing stations announced

2022 Free CWD testing stations announced

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Deer hunters are reminded about locations where deer can be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) free of charge. Locations also can be found on the Hunt Illinois app here. Hunters can visit participating vendors, including taxidermists and meat processors, or drop deer heads at self-serve drop-off sites. A list of locations is available online ... READ MORE

Before hunting during firearm season, locate check station

Before hunting during firearm season, locate check station

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Deer hunters are reminded to locate their nearest in-person check stations prior to hunting during the Nov. 12 to 20 firearm season this year. All deer harvested during the nine-day season must be accompanied by the hunter and taken to a check station no later than 1 p.m. on the day following the close of the season. Check stations change from year... READ MORE

Hunters take 8 black bears during season

Hunters take 8 black bears during season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri hunters harvested eight black bears during the 2022 bear-hunting season, Oct. 17–26. More than 5,880 hunters applied during May for 400 permits for the season with the maximum total harvest being 40 bears. Of the 400 hunters selected through a random drawing of all applicants, 350 hunters purchased permits for the season. “We ... READ MORE

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 29

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 29

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Fall turkey season, an annual opportunity to pursue the state’s only big-game bird among the changing colors of the autumn woods, kicks off Oct. 29 in 19 of Pennsylvania’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs.) The fall season is closed in WMUs 5A, 5C and 5D. The remaining WMUs the season lengths are: WMUs 1A, 1B, 4A, 4B, 4D and 4E&... READ MORE

Moose hunters see 63% success rate

Moose hunters see 63% success rate

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire’s 2022 moose hunting season closed Oct. 23 with hunters harvesting a total of 27 moose, 23 bulls and 4 cows, according to Henry Jones, Moose Project leader. Hunters achieved a 63% success rate during the nine-day season, with 43 people receiving permits to take part in the hunt. Hunters included 41 lottery permit holders, one wi... READ MORE

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