Hunting News

DMAP enrollment now open to manage deer populations

DMAP enrollment now open to manage deer populations

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) can help landowners achieve deer-management goals through additional antlerless-deer harvest opportunities. The program helps landowners manage deer on their properties by allowing them and hunters they designate to buy additional firearms permits to take antlerless deer on the properties above... READ MORE

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 13,701 birds

Preliminary spring turkey harvest totals 13,701 birds

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,701 wild turkeys during the 2022 spring turkey season. This year’s preliminary harvest total compares with the 2021 statewide turkey harvest of 13,613. A total of 81,903 permits were sold this year compared to 83,240 in 2021. The statewide preliminary total includes the youth turkey... READ MORE

Turkey harvest sees 8% increase; 5 counties set records

Turkey harvest sees 8% increase; 5 counties set records

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland hunters harvested 4,208 wild turkeys during the spring 2022 regular and junior turkey seasons, which is 8% higher than the 2021 harvest and just 2% below the record harvest of 4,303 set in 2020. “Although certain areas have experienced declines in turkey populations, some regions of the state now hold record-high numbers of turkeys,&... READ MORE

11,872 turkeys harvested during spring season

11,872 turkeys harvested during spring season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio wild turkey hunters harvested 11,872 birds during the spring season that ended May 29. The statewide harvest represents 30 days of hunting in two zones between April 23 and May 29 and includes the 1,103 wild turkeys taken during the youth season April 9-10. The three-year harvest average (2019, 2020, and 2021) for the spring season is 17,173 w... READ MORE

Lottery applications for alligator hunt close June 15

Lottery applications for alligator hunt close June 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

There are two weeks left to apply for the public alligator lottery; applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. June 15. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system to determine hunter selection. The 2022 public alligator season begins at noon Sept. 10 and runs throu... READ MORE

Alligator hunt registration opens June 7

Alligator hunt registration opens June 7

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Online registration for Alabama’s regulated alligator hunts opens June 7 at 8 a.m. and closes at 8 a.m. July 13. A total of 260 alligator possession tags will be distributed among five hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one time per zone. While the tag is free,... READ MORE

State parks amendment approved

State parks amendment approved

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

By a wide margin, Alabama voters approved the amendment on the May 24 ballot to provide as much as $80 million in funding for improvements and enhancements to Alabama’s 21 State Parks. “I would like to thank the voters of Alabama for their overwhelming support of our beautiful State Parks,” said Chris Blankenship, commissioner of... READ MORE

Tagging study offers $10-$200 rewards on invasive snakeheads

Tagging study offers $10-$200 rewards on invasive snakeheads

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Tagged invasive snakeheads caught in the Chesapeake Bay or Blackwater River are worth up to $200 each with a new tagging program offered in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In an effort to monitor invasive northern snakeheads in the Chesapeake Bay and Blackwater River, both agencies are placing yellow or blue tags on up to 500... READ MORE

Special urban bowhunt applications now available

Special urban bowhunt applications now available

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The application period for special urban bowhunts for the 2022-23 deer hunting season is now open. Registration closes July 11, before the first orientation. Hunts begin Sept. 1 and close Feb. 28, 2023. Urban hunts offer bowhunters an early opportunity to get into the woods, and are the most effective method for wildlife managers to assist cities ... READ MORE

Iowa deer application now open; closes June 5

Iowa deer application now open; closes June 5

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa nonresident deer hunting application period is currently open and will close June 5 at midnight. As a reminder, preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone and will only be accessible online. How to apply click here. To access the application, click Log In or Enroll now. Proof of hunter safety education i... READ MORE

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