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Alligator lottery applications now available

Alligator lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for the public alligator lottery are now open, and will close June 15 at 5:00 p.m. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system which determines the selection of hunters. This 2022 public alligator season begins at noon Sept. 10 and runs until noon Oct... READ MORE

Drought reduces number of 2022 general season deer permits

Drought reduces number of 2022 general season deer permits

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Wildlife Board has approved the big game hunting permits for 2022 seasons and has reduced the number of general-season deer hunting permits following DWR biologists’ evaluation of deer population health and assessment of previous year’s harvest. Data factored current habitat and environmental conditions and included extreme drought ... READ MORE

Final test results find CWD incidence remains low

Final test results find CWD incidence remains low

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation reports it sampled and tested more than 32,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) between July 2021 and April 2022. Of the more than 32,000 deer sampled, 86 tested positive for CWD. Those deer bring the total number of CWD cases found in the state to 292 since the first case in wild deer was found in early 2012. I... READ MORE

H5N1 avian influenza found in raptors, water birds, not wild turkeys

H5N1 avian influenza found in raptors, water birds, not wild turkeys

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Avian influenza has been confirmed in two wild raptor species in Indiana, according to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW). Diagnostic testing on the raptors was done at Purdue’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, where the birds tested positive with the (HP)H5N1 strain currently circulating in North America. The individual rapto... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 3,315 turkeys on opening weekend

Hunters harvest 3,315 turkeys on opening weekend

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 3,315 wild turkeys during the opening weekend of the south zone spring hunting season on April 23-24. Youth hunters harvested 1,103 wild turkeys during the youth season April 9-10. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest reported during the opening weekend of the 2022 south zone include Guernsey (110), Harrison (104), Tuscaraw... READ MORE

Federal Turns 100!

Federal Turns 100!

By Federal Ammunition

100-Year Celebration Content Available on the Federal Ammunition Website. April 27 marks the 100-year anniversary of Federal Ammunition. As part of the 100-year anniversary celebration, Federal Ammunition is showcasing articles, images, and videos celebrating the rich history of the company on a dedicated website landing page. In addition to engagi... READ MORE

Annual sunflower planting for wildlife takes on special meaning

Annual sunflower planting for wildlife takes on special meaning

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The DNR annual sunflower plantings of 130 acres of sunflowers on 15 wildlife management areas spanning 18 Maryland counties, will be dedicated to the people of Ukraine this year. Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine which remains besieged by the Russian military. The primary purpose of DNR’s plantings is to provide a source of food for mou... READ MORE

E-bike use rules updated; bring new users to national forests

E-bike use rules updated; bring new users to national forests

By USDA Forest Service

Internal guidance on how future e-bike use is managed on national forests and grasslands has been finalized. The updated guidance clarifies existing policy and provides guidelines to local Forest Service employees who may be considering expanding e-bike access at site-specific locations. The Forest Service currently allows e-bikes on all Forest Ser... READ MORE

Hunters take 54,560 deer during 2021 seasons

Hunters take 54,560 deer during 2021 seasons

By North Dakota Department of Game and Fish

A total of 57,086 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 32,793 deer during the 2021 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 72,200 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 57%, with each hunter spending an average of 4.5 days in th... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 1,258 turkeys in youth turkey season

Young hunters harvest 1,258 turkeys in youth turkey season

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Youth turkey hunters harvested a preliminary total of 1,258 birds during the 2022 youth turkey season March 26-27 and April 2-3. In 2021, a total of 1,304 turkeys were taken. The record total was set in 2020 when 1,733 turkeys were harvested. This year, a total of 5,032 youth turkey permits were issued, compared to 5,589 in 2020. The top five cou... READ MORE

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