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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

Second CWD case confirmed in hunter-harvested deer

Second CWD case confirmed in hunter-harvested deer

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing of white-tailed deer in northwest Alabama confirms a second case in a hunter harvested deer in Lauderdale County. The first case of CWD in Alabama’s deer herd was detected in Lauderdale County in January 2022. After the initial CWD-positive deer was detected, all of Lauderdale and Colbert counties were de... READ MORE

Online hunter ed option for under age 18 ending

Online hunter ed option for under age 18 ending

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The temporary all online hunter education course option ends at midnight March 20 for those under 18 years old. The online course as a hunter education option continues for those age 18 and older. The DNR temporarily offered the all-online option to all to help protect the public and staff from the spread of covid. Following updated guidance from ... READ MORE

Wild duck tests positive for avian influenza

Wild duck tests positive for avian influenza

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed Eurasian H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a wild, hunter-harvested American wigeon in Limestone County, Alabama. In January 2022, Eurasian H5 HPAI was detected in South Carolina and has since been detected in 14 additiona... READ MORE

Rule change to amend statewide alligator hunt rules

Rule change to amend statewide alligator hunt rules

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approves

Commissioners have approved proposed rule amendments related to the statewide alligator harvest that would allow program participants an additional 7 hours a day of hunting and add airbows with a tethered arrow as a legal method of take. The proposals would provide greater flexibility for hunt participants while continuing the management of Florida... READ MORE

Time to reserve free trees for backyard buffers

Time to reserve free trees for backyard buffers

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Waterfront and streamside landowners can reserve free tree seedlings through the Backyard Buffers program, available in 23 Maryland counties. The Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree seedlings to landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property through the Backyard Buffers program, now... READ MORE

CWD testing completed for 2021 hunting season

CWD testing completed for 2021 hunting season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

With most chronic wasting disease testing completed, the Game and Fish Department reports 26 deer tested positive during the 2021 hunting season. Fourteen were from hunting unit 3F2, eight from unit 3A1, and one was found in unit 3B1. Single positive deer were also found in three units (3C, 3D1 and 3E2) where the disease had not been previously de... READ MORE

Virginia’s first elk hunt, a conservation milestone

Virginia’s first elk hunt, a conservation milestone

By Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Ten years after the successful restoration of elk to their historic Virginia range, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is accepting applications for its first elk hunting season through March 30, 2022. "Instituting the first-ever managed elk hunt a mere decade after restoration is an indicator that the state’s elk herd is gro... READ MORE

2021 bighorn sheep, moose and elk harvests

2021 bighorn sheep, moose and elk harvests

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Harvest statistics released by Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2021 season was 80% for bighorn sheep, 90% for moose and 65% for elk. The department issued four bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. Four of the five hunters harvested a bighorn ram. Of the 470 moose licenses the department issued last year, 448 hun... READ MORE

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