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Moose hunt application deadline is June 21

Moose hunt application deadline is June 21

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

The deadline to apply for the Vermont moose  hunting lottery is June 23. Permit applications are available online for the hunt limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northeastern corner of the state. The drawing for permit winners is scheduled July 19. The Fish and Wildlife Board has made 80 either-sex moose huntin... READ MORE

Deer regulations approved for 2023-2025 seasons

Deer regulations approved for 2023-2025 seasons

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Commission and Department of Natural Resources have approved the regularly scheduled three-year duration of deer regulations in effect for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 hunting seasons. Many traditional regulations remain unchanged, and updates are aimed at enhancing deer hunting opportunities. “There are many challenges facin... READ MORE

New law adds crossbows for deer and turkey hunters

New law adds crossbows for deer and turkey hunters

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Crossbows will be newly allowed for Minnesota deer and spring turkey hunters starting this year, following a law change passed in the 2023 legislative session. Hunters who purchase an archery deer license may possess and take deer with a crossbow throughout the archery deer season. Deer licenses go on sale August 1. Legal requirements for crossbows... READ MORE

Shelton-Nix earns second USFWS conservation award

Shelton-Nix earns second USFWS conservation award

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Erica Shelton-Nix of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division earned recognition from the USFWS for her work with gopher tortoises. The contribution Ericha Shelton-Nix continues to make to Alabama’s nongame wildlife populations has been recognized for the second year in a row by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).... READ MORE

Urban archery hunt registration open through July 11

Urban archery hunt registration open through July 11

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

New opportunities are now in place for Arkansas bowhunters to help reduce overcrowding of deer in local communities. Deer hunters interested in an early chance to fill their freezer and help feed fellow Arkansans can register for one of nine urban archery hunts online. Registration for the 2023 Arkansas urban hunts is available until early July. Ac... READ MORE

Hunters set record harvest of 5,356 spring turkeys

Hunters set record harvest of 5,356 spring turkeys

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 5,356 wild turkeys during the 2023 spring regular and junior turkey seasons, with harvest increases reported in every county. This year’s harvest was 27% higher than the 2022 harvest and surpassed the previous record harvest of 4,303, set in 2020. “A combination of high turkey populations, good weather and additional h... READ MORE

Nebraska limits deer permits for upcoming season

Nebraska limits deer permits for upcoming season

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

With permit quotas reduced for the upcoming deer seasons, hunters may find tags easily obtained in the past will be in limited supply. Hunters can improve chances of getting a permit by applying during June and July. Changes to permit quotas are driven by a severe decline in the 2022-23 deer harvest which was down 11% statewide, and down 22% from 2... READ MORE

Alligator lottery applications open through July 15

Alligator lottery applications open through July 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for the public alligator lottery are now available online through July 15 at 5 p.m. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. The 2023 public alligator season begins at 12 p.m. (noon) Sept. 9 and runs until 12 p.m.... READ MORE

Hunters check 15,673 turkeys during spring season

Hunters check 15,673 turkeys during spring season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Wild turkey hunters checked 15,673 birds during the spring season which concluded May 28. The total statewide harvest represents all turkeys checked from April 22 to May 28, including 1,823 turkeys taken during the youth season April 15-16. During the 2022 season, the total number of turkeys checked was 11,872. The three-year average (2020, 2021, ... READ MORE

Quote hunt applications open June 1

Quote hunt applications open June 1

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Beginning June 1 hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including youth, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others. “Quota hunts are a great way to take part in a limited opportunity high-quality hunting experience,” says Tina Johannsen, assistant chief of the Game Management Section with the Wildlife Resources Division... READ MORE

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