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Muzzleloader antlerless deer permits now available

Muzzleloader antlerless deer permits now available

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are available online at Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website and from license agents. A link to the information and online applications is on the home page. The deadline to apply for a muzzleloader antlerless deer permit is August 3. More than 19,000 antlerless deer permit... READ MORE

Deer hunting access permit applications now open

Deer hunting access permit applications now open

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The deer hunting access permit application period opened July 15 and will close Aug. 15. Some hunters may need to apply for a limited-hunt access permit to hunt in some areas. Universal antlerless licenses are available for purchase over the counter without an application. Upper Peninsula deer hunters: In the central part of the Upper Peninsula, ne... READ MORE

2022-23 hunting regulations, changes now available

2022-23 hunting regulations, changes now available

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The 2022-23 Florida Hunting Regulations Guide is available now at MyFWC.com, retailers that sell hunting license and permits, and most county tax collectors. Hunters wondering what new regulations are taking effect this season, will find the list of the more significant changes and an expanded list of 2022-23 rule changes for statewide seasons (out... READ MORE

IRAP deer applications open to youth shotgun, youth and adult archery hunters

IRAP deer applications open to youth shotgun, youth and adult archery hunters

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Applications are being accepted from youth shotgun and youth and adult archery hunters for fall 2022 deer hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program, commonly known as IRAP. IRAP deer hunting applications are accepted online only and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Hunters may submit up to three IRAP deer hunting... READ MORE

Apply now for 2022 antlerless deer permit lottery

Apply now for 2022 antlerless deer permit lottery

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Beginning in 2022, a licensed hunter with an antlerless deer permit can harvest an antlerless deer in the designated district and an antlered deer statewide. Antlerless deer permits may be acquired through the lottery, and any remaining permits will be available for purchase on the MDIFW website. Applications must be completed online by 11:59 p.m.... READ MORE

Association strongly opposes repeal of Pittman-Robertson

Association strongly opposes repeal of Pittman-Robertson

By Association of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The Association of State, Fish and Wildlife Agencies across the country strongly opposes proposed legislation that would repeal Pittman-Robertson Excise Taxes. Across the country, State Fish and Wildlife agencies stand on the front lines of conservation, and effectively use Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds as an indispensable part of ... READ MORE

Return 'Em Right targets released fish survival

Return 'Em Right targets released fish survival

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Nick Haddad shows off the descending device that will be sent to anglers who complete the education modules at returnemright.org. With the Gulf Coast in the peak of fishing season for the abundant reef fish in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone, the Return ’Em Right program is designed to educate anglers on how to ensure any fis... READ MORE

Foundation opposes bill that would gut Pittman-Robertson Act

Foundation opposes bill that would gut Pittman-Robertson Act

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On June 22 Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA) introduced H.R. 8167, the RETURN (Repealing Excise Taxes on Unalienable Rights Now) Our Constitutional Rights Act of 2022, a short-sighted bill that would gut the nation’s most successful wildlife conservation funding and hunting and shooting access program known as the Pittman-Robertson Act. T... READ MORE

Drawn hunt applications for 62 categories open

Drawn hunt applications for 62 categories open

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

New opportunities are available to hunters this fall through the Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program, now accepting applications for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 62 hunt categories. The permits allow drawn hunts on both public and private lands throughout Texas. Among the offerings available through the onlin... READ MORE

Fall turkey hunting applications open through Aug. 1

Fall turkey hunting applications open through Aug. 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

From July 1 to Aug. 1, hunters can apply for one limited-quota license valid for a specific fall turkey hunt unit during specific season dates. o apply, hunters must be at least 10 years of age or have a mentored youth hunting license. If successful in the draw, hunters can purchase their fall turkey hunting license online. Hunters can buy applica... READ MORE

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