Hunting News

Mandatory CWD sampling during Nov. 12-13 opener

Mandatory CWD sampling during Nov. 12-13 opener

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation will hold mandatory CWD sampling  Nov. 12 and 13 for deer hunters  who harvest deer in 34 of 38 CWD Management Zone counties. Nov. 12 and 13 is the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season. Hunters play a critical role in helping find and manage the disease by having their deer tested and... READ MORE

Recruitment, retention and reactivation plan approved

Recruitment, retention and reactivation plan approved

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The Game and Parks Commission approved a five-year plan to recruit, retain and reactivate outdoor enthusiasts at its Oct. 21 meeting in Broken Bow. This 2023-2027 Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan provides goals, objectives and strategies to help Game and Parks engage outdoor participants in outdoor opportunities. The plan is focused on ... READ MORE

Hundreds of Burmese pythons removed in annual challenge

Hundreds of Burmese pythons removed in annual challenge

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Nearly 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada and Latvia came together to remove hundreds of Burmese pythons from south Florida as part of the 2022 Florida Python Challenge. Participants removed 231 invasive Burmese pythons during the 10-day competition created to increase awareness about invasive species and the threats they pose to Florida&rs... READ MORE

WFF aids rescue of distressed hunter

WFF aids rescue of distressed hunter

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Joint training with WFF Enforcement, ALEA Aviation and local law enforcement was crucial in locating Gordon. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) ... READ MORE

DNR seeking mentor for new hunters

DNR seeking mentor for new hunters

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is encouraging experienced hunters to share their skills and knowledge with novice hunters by becoming hunting mentors this fall. “Not only do we see interest in learning to hunt from people of all different backgrounds, but many established hunters ask us how to mentor someone new,” said Emily Iehl, ... READ MORE

Youth deer, antlerless only seasons open Oct. 20-23

Youth deer, antlerless only seasons open Oct. 20-23

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota’s youth deer season will run statewide Oct. 20 through Oct. 23. The season coincides with statewide teacher workshops, so many Minnesota students don’t have school during the youth season. To participate, youth must be 10 to 17 years old and have a deer license. Participant numbers are not limited and there is no special ... READ MORE

Time to repeat the hunting accidents reduction milestone

Time to repeat the hunting accidents reduction milestone

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

More than 200,000 hunters will pursue the abundant game in Alabama this season, which means hunter safety should be at the forefront of any outdoors adventure. Captain Marisa Futral, Hunter Education Coordinator, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, would love to see a repeat of the 2021-2022 season, when zero fatalities were reported ... READ MORE

Test deer for CWD before consuming, DNR says

Test deer for CWD before consuming, DNR says

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Before consuming venison, hunters are encouraged to have their harvested deer tested for CWD, by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and others. The DNR has made CWD testing easy and accessible to every hunter in the state by offering free testing and various options to make the sample drop-off process fast and convenient. By having deer... READ MORE

Register by Oct. 8 for rabbit, squirrel hunting class

Register by Oct. 8 for rabbit, squirrel hunting class

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Folks new to hunting who want to hunt rabbit or squirrel, but are not sure how to get started, can register now for an Oct. 22 program at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The Safe Harvest And Responsible Practices (S.H.A.R.P.) program will provide new hunters with basic knowledge and skills required to confidently pursue game on their own... READ MORE

Check for WMA status frequently, post-hurricane

Check for WMA status frequently, post-hurricane

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The effects of Hurricane Ian continue to be felt in many areas of the state, and recovery work is expected to take time. Part of the process for the FWC and its cooperators includes assessing wildlife management areas impacted by the catastrophic storm. The safety of WMA users and staff remains the top priority, and many WMAs impacted by Hurricane... READ MORE

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