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Hunt-fish Rule proposal, a mixed bag for sportsmen and women

Hunt-fish Rule proposal, a mixed bag for sportsmen and women

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the proposal of the 2022-2023 Hunt Fish Rule, an effort to increase hunting and fishing opportunities within the National Wildlife Refuge System. While the proposal seeks to expand access across 54,000 acres nationwide, the proposed rule takes a step backward as it relates to allowable me... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest numbers up 5% from 2021

Spring turkey harvest numbers up 5% from 2021

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 39,007 birds during the 2022 spring turkey hunting season, a 5% increase from the 37,266 birds registered in the spring 2021 season. The 2022 spring season started April 16 with the two-day youth hunt. The regular season was divided into six separate one-week periods from April 20 to May 3... READ MORE

2022-23 hunting licenses available June 13

2022-23 hunting licenses available June 13

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The 2022-23 hunting licenses for Pennsylvania hunters will go on sale June 13 at various vendor locations across the state. Locations include the Game Commission's region offices and headquarters and the website www.HuntFish.pa.gov. Click here for more information. The Antlerless Deer License application schedule dates are July 11 for residents; Ju... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest of 19,711 birds is 4th highest

Spring turkey harvest of 19,711 birds is 4th highest

By Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

The harvest of 19,711 turkeys during the 2022 spring turkey season is the fourth highest spring turkey harvest on record, with the three highest harvests occurring in 2015, 2021 and 2020. “Virginia’s spring turkey season continues to provide exciting opportunities for individuals to connect with nature, family and friends while helping... READ MORE

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

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