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Hunting success ends four-year pursuit and obsession

Hunting success ends four-year pursuit and obsession

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: After downing the buck he had chased for four years, Dan Collins celebrates with neighbors Vance Wood, right, and Drew Brooks. For Vance Wood, Conservation Enforcement Officer with Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, helping new or less experienced hunters achieve success is one of his main endeavors. Those opportunities occur in a va... READ MORE

Feral hog partnership removes more than 9,800 feral hogs

Feral hog partnership removes more than 9,800 feral hogs

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s Feral Hog Elimination Partnership removed 9,857 feral hogs from the landscape in 2021. Since 2016, more than 54,000 feral hogs have been eliminated. The Partnership is made up of 13 federal and state agencies along with numerous agriculture and conservations organizations. “I’m really proud of the progress that the Par... READ MORE

Electronic posting available for private lands

Electronic posting available for private lands

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Landowners interested in posting private land electronically for the 2022-23 hunting season can now enroll through July 1. The July 1 deadline is necessary to produce print material and digital content prior to hunting seasons that begin in August. Lands posted during the 2022 enrollment period will go into effect August 1 and extend through July ... READ MORE

2021-22 final harvest report totals 196,988 deer

2021-22 final harvest report totals 196,988 deer

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2021-22 deer hunting season concluded Feb. 6, 2022, with 196,988 deer checked. The state’s average harvest compiled from the past three seasons is 184,746 deer. The final totals represent all deer harvested during archery, gun, muzzleloader and youth hunting seasons that began Sept. 25, 2021. Since September, hunters harvested 9... READ MORE

GFC and USFWS evaluating CWD in south Arkansas

GFC and USFWS evaluating CWD in south Arkansas

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

In response to the recent detection of a deer with chronic wasting disease in Union County, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA APHIS Wildlife Services will conduct a sampling effort on Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge during the next week to further understand prevalence of the disease in south Arkansa... READ MORE

8-Point rarity surprises Sumter County hunters

8-Point rarity surprises Sumter County hunters

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Matt Kelley and his hunting companions were celebrating the harvest of an 8-point by one of the group, but they were in for a surprise when the whitetail was hoisted on the skinning rack. The deer had no visible male reproductive organs, only female. Kelley holds fund-raising deer hunts in Sumter and Greene counties for his Equip Ministries, a subs... READ MORE

Moose permit lottery now open

Moose permit lottery now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2022 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open. Applications will be accepted online only. When applicants fill out the online moose permit application, they will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) they are willing to accept a permit in, if they would accept a permit in ... READ MORE

Winter turkey harvest 24% lower than 2021

Winter turkey harvest 24% lower than 2021

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported taking 67 wild turkeys during the 2022 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 20-22. This year’s harvest was 24% lower than the 2021 winter total of 89 turkeys. St. Mary’s, Baltimore and Caroline counties reported the highest harvests respectively, although turkeys were reported from most counties across th... READ MORE

Applications open for inaugural elk hunt lottery

Applications open for inaugural elk hunt lottery

By Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Applications are now open for the inaugural elk hunt lottery, a chance to harvest a massive bull elk scoring as high as 350+ inches and weighing up to 900 pounds. The hunt for the 2022–2023 season will be held from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14. There are five antlered elk tags available for this year’s hunt via lottery. The application period open... READ MORE

2021 bear harvest fifth best ever

2021 bear harvest fifth best ever

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Bear hunters had quite the year in 2021, taking 3,659 bears across last year’s various seasons. That ranks as the state’s fifth-best harvest ever, and the second-largest recorded since 2011. The 2020 bear harvest, for comparison, was 3,621. The statewide regular bear season accounted for the largest part of the 2021 bear harvest. Hunter... READ MORE

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