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Feb. 4 is special youth, veteran, military waterfowl hunting day

Feb. 4 is special youth, veteran, military waterfowl hunting day

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division) has designated February 4, 2023, as the second of the 2022-2023 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The first of the two special waterfowl hunting days took place November 19, 2022. On February 4, youth under age 16 who are accompanied by... READ MORE

Agreement adds 2,395 acres of public hunting access

Agreement adds 2,395 acres of public hunting access

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has authorized amending  a long-term lease agreement with Central Arkansas Water to expand Maumelle River Wildlife Management Area in Pulaski County by 2,395 acres. The Maumelle River WMA was created in July 2010 when CAW agreed to allow hunting and other outdoor recreational activities on its property aro... READ MORE

Nonresident turkey hunters need public land license endorsement

Nonresident turkey hunters need public land license endorsement

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Out-of-state turkey hunters traveling to Mississippi in 2023 should be aware the Nonresident Public Land License Endorsement requirement continues during this season. Nonresident hunters are required to obtain the special no-cost Public Land Endorsement in addition to other regularly required licenses when hunting any open public lands between Mar... READ MORE

Planting, selling, growing Callery pear now illegal

Planting, selling, growing Callery pear now illegal

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

It is now illegal to sell, grow or plant Callery pear, also known as Bradford pear, in Ohio because of its invasive qualities and likelihood to cause economic or environmental harm. There is no requirement for removing existing plants, however, the Division of Forestry encourages control and removal to benefit native forest ecosystems. “Calle... READ MORE

2023 primitive deer hunt open Feb. 1-3

2023 primitive deer hunt open Feb. 1-3

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters will have a final opportunity Feb. 1-3 to hunt deer statewide for 2022-23 with the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recu... READ MORE

Final harvest for season nearly 300,000 deer

Final harvest for season nearly 300,000 deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri's 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15, reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,471 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,438, and Jefferso... READ MORE

Deer activity in most of Alabama approaching peak

Deer activity in most of Alabama approaching peak

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Addison Kimbrough harvested this 5 1/2-year-old buck as part of the Lauderdale WMA bonus buck program. For most of the state, Alabama deer hunters are in the midst of the peak hunting period when deer start moving with increased rutting activity. Chris Cook, Deer Program coordinator with the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, ... READ MORE

Hunters check 13,617 deer during muzzleloader season

Hunters check 13,617 deer during muzzleloader season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 13,617 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season that ended Jan. 10. The total accounts for all deer taken with a muzzleloader or archery equipment during the four-day season. Over the last three years, an average of 11,429 deer were taken during the muzzleloader season. In 2022, hunters checked 12,912 deer in the sa... READ MORE

State sees increase in poaching in 2022

State sees increase in poaching in 2022

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A total of 1,283 wild animals and fish were illegally harvested in Utah in 2022, slightly higher than the number poached in 2021. The total combined value of the wildlife illegally killed last year was approximately $609,561. Some of the animals illegally killed last year include: 179 deer, 134 elk, five moose, one mountain goat, one bear, 14 couga... READ MORE

Positive early reports on 2022 deer season harvest

Positive early reports on 2022 deer season harvest

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

The final number of deer taken during Vermont’s 2022 hunting seasons will not be available for a few more weeks, but the Fish and Wildlife Department says the final tally will be a little over 17,400 deer.   Those deer will provide approximately 3.5 million servings of local, nutritious venison. The buck harvest will be close to 9,6... READ MORE

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