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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

DNR begins winter prescribed burns Feb. 1

DNR begins winter prescribed burns Feb. 1

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Starting Feb. 1 fire management crews will conduct prescribed burns on DNR properties throughout the state. The first prescribed burns of the season will be at Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area in southeast Wisconsin. Forecasted weather conditions indicate optimal conditions for the burns, which help reduce the chance for wildfires by removing excess dea... READ MORE

Ethics course required before gathering shed antlers

Ethics course required before gathering shed antlers

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Collecting dropped antlers of deer, elk and moose each winter is a popular pastime in Utah. Before beginning, shed hunters are required to complete the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' Antler Gathering Ethics course. After dropping antlers, male deer, elk and moose begin growing a new set starting in spring. Looking for shed antlers is a f... READ MORE

Fall archery turkey harvest totals 683

Fall archery turkey harvest totals 683

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a statewide total of 683 wild turkeys during the 2021-2022 fall archery turkey season. The total compares with a statewide turkey harvest of 783 in 2020-2021 and a five-year average of 688 birds harvested. This season 24,768 permits were sold, excluding landowner permits, compared to 24,187 for the 2020-2021 season. Th... READ MORE

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