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General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

General turkey season opens April 2 with changes

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Season dates for all but nine counties in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Unit and Southern Middle Tennessee are April 2 to May 15 for the general spring turkey season, The young sportsman hunt for hunters ages 6 to 16 is March 26 -27. The statewide bag limit for spring turkey is 3, and public land bonus turkeys have been eliminated. Additional re... READ MORE

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

New census finds 14% increase in bald eagle numbers

By Ohio Department of Natural Resource

The recent bald eagle census from the Division of Wildlife estimates 806 nests in the Buckeye State, an estimated increase of 14% from the 707 bald eagle nests documented from the Division’s 2020 citizen science survey. Bald eagle nesting success was at an estimated rate of 82% in the spring of 2021, and the number of young per nest was 1.6, ... READ MORE

Hunters take note of turkey season changes

Hunters take note of turkey season changes

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

When turkey hunting season opens April 2, hunters should take note of several changes, including the April 9 season opening If hunting on public lands, including Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and National Forest land. The season ends May 15. Hunters will need to note the season bag limit has changed for turkeys for the 2022 season. Only one gobb... READ MORE

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

Plan to be updated after CWD detected in Grand Rapids deer

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The chronic wasting disease response plan is being updated following the discovery of a wild white-tailed deer infected with CWD within the city of Grand Rapids. The update will better reflect a statewide approach to disease surveillance, management, control and education. This is the first time CWD has been detected in wild deer in this deer perm... READ MORE

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

Highly pathogenic avian Influenza found in NW Ohio

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The ODNR Division of Wildlife has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two bald eagles and a herring gull in northwest Ohio. The results were detected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The herring gull was confirmed HPAI positive in Erie County March 9. The first bald eagle was c... READ MORE

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

Bonus harvest authorizations for spring turkeys on sale March 21

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bonus turkey harvest authorizations go on sale March 21 with a designated sale date for each zone. Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase through the DNR online license portal at GoWild.Wi.Gov or at all license agents. Sales begin at 10 a.m. and run through midnight each day. Hun... READ MORE

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

Rio Grande turkey season opens March 19

By Texas Parks and Wildlife

Spring is here, wild turkey season is about to begin, and the forecast is good! Biologists say turkey hunters will find the best opportunities in the Edwards Plateau/Hill Country, Cross Timbers and South Texas regions. Wild Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin notes hunters can expect to see a lot of young birds, both jakes and jennies... READ MORE

40 sportsmen’s organizations oppose USFWS settlement talks

40 sportsmen’s organizations oppose USFWS settlement talks

By Sportsmen’s Alliance

The Sportsmen’s Alliance and dozens of other hunting, fishing, conservation and advocacy organizations have submitted a letter to Director Martha Williams of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) opposing any settlement of pending litigation with the Center for Biological Diversity that would undermine or reduce hunting and fis... READ MORE

Youth, mobility-impaired turkey hunt March 26-27

Youth, mobility-impaired turkey hunt March 26-27

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The statewide turkey hunting season opens April 2, however, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have an early chance to harvest a gobbler. The special opportunity turkey season runs March 26-27. The weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16 years of age and younger, or hunters who are mobility impaired, i.e., c... READ MORE

SCI, partners defend hunting, fishing on national wildlife refuges

SCI, partners defend hunting, fishing on national wildlife refuges

By SCI

Safari Club International, with its partners at the National Rifle Association of America, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, moved March 7, 2022, to defend opening new hunting and fishing opportunities on almost 100 National Wildlife Refuges. The Center for Biological Diversity seeks to overturn a 2020 r... READ MORE

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