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Preliminary deer harvest of 147,004 drops from 20-21 totals

Preliminary deer harvest of 147,004 drops from 20-21 totals

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 147,004 deer during all 2021-2022 archery and firearm seasons that concluded Jan. 16. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 162,752 deer in 2020-2021. During the 2021-2022 deer seasons, hunters took 43.75% does and 56.25% males. Arch... READ MORE

Expanded bicycle, electric bicycle use starts Feb. 28

Expanded bicycle, electric bicycle use starts Feb. 28

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Bicycles and electric bicycles will be allowed on many MDC conservation-area service roads and multi-use trails starting Feb. 28. Multi-use trails allow a variety of users, such as horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers. Service roads are non-public roads on MDC areas used by staff to conduct resource management activities. Many service roads are ... READ MORE

Turkey lottery applications close March 2

Turkey lottery applications close March 2

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The application period for turkey lottery hunts on public lands has been extended through March 2 at 5 p.m.Those applying after Feb. 28 will notice a completely different licensing and lottery hunt application system that will go live the morning of March 1. Because the current system will be shut down on the afternoon of Feb. 28 to convert to the ... READ MORE

Bear, deer, turkey harvest data totals decease in 2021-22

Bear, deer, turkey harvest data totals decease in 2021-22

By Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife biologists have compiled preliminary figures for the 2021-22 hunting season. Bear, deer and fall turkey harvests all decreased from the previous season, as expected. The 2021-22 season was the first season which hunters were required to report their game through the harvest reporting system using phone, internet or the GoOutdoor... READ MORE

2022 Maine moose permit lottery application now open

2022 Maine moose permit lottery application now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Maine’s annual moose permit lottery process is now open for 2022. Applications will be accepted online only. Applicants will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) they are willing to accept a permit in, and if they would accept a permit in another WMD if their name is drawn and all o... READ MORE

Harvest wolves now only if human life in danger

Harvest wolves now only if human life in danger

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) no longer has management authority over gray wolves, and they can no longer be hunted or trapped in South Dakota, following the Feb. 10 District Court ruling that reinstates wolves under the Endangered Species Act, with exception of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Following 45 years of protection... READ MORE

2021 bear harvest totals decline as expected

2021 bear harvest totals decline as expected

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Bear hunters took 1,346 black bears during the 2021 hunting seasons, an estimated 403 bears in the Northern Zone and 943 bears in the Southern Zone. This represents roughly 30% fewer bears taken in the north and 20% fewer taken in the south than in 2020, but only about 10% fewer than the five-year average harvest in each zone. Throughout the state... READ MORE

Wolf harvest season, other rules eliminated

Wolf harvest season, other rules eliminated

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Following a U.S. District court ruling on Feb. 10 that returns wolves in the lower 48 states to the Federal Endangered Species List, Wisconsin is not authorized to implement a wolf harvest season. The U.S. District court’s ruling Feb. 10 returned wolves in the lower 48 states (except the northern Rocky Mountains region) to the Federal Endang... READ MORE

With gray wolf protections restored, 2 state laws suspended

With gray wolf protections restored, 2 state laws suspended

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

An order Feb. 10, 2022, from a federal court in California returns gray wolves, including those in Michigan, to the federal list of endangered species. The ruling means that two state laws governing the ability to kill wolves preying on livestock, pets and hunting dogs have been immediately suspended. However, livestock compensation and update to... READ MORE

Foundation strongly disagrees ruling on wolf relisting

Foundation strongly disagrees ruling on wolf relisting

By Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly disagrees with a ruling by a federal judge in California to restore federal protections to gray wolf populations in the Lower 48. “Scientists, biologists and professional wildlife managers agree that wolf populations are stable and growing,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “As s... READ MORE

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