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General CRP application deadline July 23

General CRP application deadline July 23

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a July 23 deadline for producers and landowners to apply for General CRP. This year, USDA updated both General and Continuous CRP options to provide greater incentives for producers and increase its conservation benefits, including reducing the impacts of climate change. CRP is a federally-funded vo... READ MORE

WMA Sunday hunting survey in progress through July 28

WMA Sunday hunting survey in progress through July 28

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

In coordination with Clemson University, the DNR is currently evaluating options for Sunday hunting on Wildlife Management Areas in South Carolina. Currently WMAs are closed to Sunday hunting. Anyone with comments or opinions about Sunday hunting on WMAs is invited to participate in a statewide survey to help SCDNR to better understand public opini... READ MORE

AHD strikes northern California deer herds

AHD strikes northern California deer herds

By California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed outbreaks of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease in deer in several northern California counties and is asking California residents to help curb the spread by not feeding wild animals, and report potential cases to the department. “Providing attractants for deer – food, salt licks or e... READ MORE

Black bear hunt lottery now open

Black bear hunt lottery now open

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Applications for the 2021 black bear hunt lottery are now open. The application deadline is Aug. 31, and the drawing will be held Sept. 3. There will be 950 hunting permits issued this year. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season Oct. 25-29 which will take place in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett an... READ MORE

Pheasant hunters and harvest increased in 2020

Pheasant hunters and harvest increased in 2020

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Pheasant hunters harvested nearly 300,000 roosters in Iowa during the 2020 season, which was the second highest harvest reported in more than a decade. In 2019, hunters harvested nearly 284,000 roosters. “The 2020 roadside survey showed our pheasant population was 18% higher than in 2019, so an increased harvest was expected,” said Todd... READ MORE

Multi-state songbird death investigations continue

Multi-state songbird death investigations continue

By United States Geological Survey

In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. More recently, additional reports have been received from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. While the majority ... READ MORE

Increased hunting, fishing on wildlife refuges strongly supported

Increased hunting, fishing on wildlife refuges strongly supported

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Recently, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted a comment letter in strong support of the Department of the Interior’s recent proposal to open new or expand hunting and fishing access opportunities on 2.1 million acres across 90 national wildlife refuges, and one national fish hatchery. If finalized, this ac... READ MORE

Antlerless license application process opens soon

Antlerless license application process opens soon

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Deer season might be months away, but hunters who need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 can fill out and send their applications soon. Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning July 12, and nonresidents can submit their first application beginning July 19. Hunters submitting applications should take note that ... READ MORE

Youth and adult IRAP applications now available

Youth and adult IRAP applications now available

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is taking applications from youth firearm deer hunters and youth and adult archery deer hunters for Fall 2021 deer hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR has leased 13,365 acres of private land for the Fall 2021 deer hunting season through IRAP, creating 323 publ... READ MORE

New $10,000 award for Florida Python Challenge

New $10,000 award for Florida Python Challenge

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Wildlife Commission along with the South Florida Water Management District and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida have announced a new $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge. Virtual Business Services is sponsoring the award which will be presented to the participant who removes the most pythons as... READ MORE

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