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Harvest reporting changes for 2021-22 hunting season

Harvest reporting changes for 2021-22 hunting season

By Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

All hunters, including those who are not required to purchase a license, who harvest a deer, turkey, bear, bobcat or elk will need to report their harvest using the Wildlife Resources Department’s mobile app, internet or telephone harvest reporting systems. Mandatory game checking, a cornerstone of DWRs game management program for more than ... READ MORE

New technology helps K-9 units track poachers, missing persons

New technology helps K-9 units track poachers, missing persons

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: ALEA Aviation's helicopter provides eye-in-the-sky coverage of the search area. The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Law Enforcement Section K-9 Unit has integrated the latest technology in its quest to track down poachers and those attempting to flee from law enforcement as well as missing persons. In a training sess... READ MORE

Archery deer season opens Sept. 11

Archery deer season opens Sept. 11

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Hunters ready for the opening of the state archery deer season will get to take to the woods beginning Saturday, Sept. 11. “Archery hunters just gained more opportunity, as we added 10 new counties to the extended archery season that lasts through January 31,” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist. “Another change for hun... READ MORE

Final round antlerless license sales begin Sept. 13

Final round antlerless license sales begin Sept. 13

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

While 2021-22 antlerless deer licenses are sold out in many of the state’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), licenses figure to remain available in at least a half-dozen WMUs by Monday, Sept. 13, when over-the-counter antlerless license sales begin statewide. Hunters looking to pick up additional antlerless licenses at that time need to know ... READ MORE

Crossbow hunting expanded for archery season

Crossbow hunting expanded for archery season

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

A new law, which began Jan. 1, 2020, and lasts through Dec. 31, 2022, expands crossbow hunting to the regular October archery season on deer, October 2 to 29, 2021. This gives hunters an additional hunting opportunity and especially for hunters who receive a bonus antlerless deer permit, additional time to try to harvest two deer over the cour... READ MORE

USFWS expands, adds new hunting, fishing opportunities

USFWS expands, adds new hunting, fishing opportunities

By United States Department of the Interior

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened new as well as expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, in the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history. Increased recreational access, which covers 88 National Wildlife Refuges and one National Fish Hatchery, is part of the America the Be... READ MORE

Wild hog license available Aug. 30, new season updates

Wild hog license available Aug. 30, new season updates

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Beginning August 30, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division will offer a one-click solution for those who want to hunt feral swine at night. The new law that allows nighttime hunting of feral swine and coyotes went into effect on July 1, 2021. When the 2021-2022 licenses become available August 30, hunters can choose from a va... READ MORE

Sept. 9 deer lottery application deadline

Sept. 9 deer lottery application deadline

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Firearm and muzzleloader deer hunter who want to harvest an antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as antlerless permit lottery this hunting season should purchase a license by Sept. 9. By purchasing a license before this date, hunters will automatically be entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area they decla... READ MORE

Archery deer season opens Oct. 1

Archery deer season opens Oct. 1

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, and Nov. 29 to Dec. 15 archery deer hunting season. Youth Deer Weekend Oct.23 to 24 is on the Saturday and Sunday three weeks prior to the opening of the regular November rifle deer season. A hunter may take up to four deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season if they ... READ MORE

Sept. 1 start of small game season openings

Sept. 1 start of small game season openings

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Small game hunting season for gray squirrel starts Sept. 1 and is a great way to introduce someone new to hunting. On Oct. 1, ruffed grouse, woodcock and snowshoe hare seasons open, all exciting species to pursue that make excellent table fare. Small game hunters will want to check out the New Hampshire Small Game Summary Report, conducted by... READ MORE

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