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Park perseveres to bag Big Gee's Bend buck

Park perseveres to bag Big Gee's Bend buck

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Chris Park had to make a 215-yard shot from a kneeling position to bag this big buck. Anyone who has been hunting deer in Alabama for a while has surely heard of Gee’s Bend, a large plot of land in a horseshoe bend of the Alabama River in Wilcox County. In the mid to late 20th century, the 6,600-acre property smack dab in the middle of... READ MORE

Wild turkey license number increased for spring turkey season

Wild turkey license number increased for spring turkey season

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department is offering 7,647 wild turkey licenses for the 2022 spring hunting season, 635 more than last year. Ten of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than last year, one has fewer licenses and 10 remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams counties) is again closed due to lack of turkeys in the unit. One notewort... READ MORE

New Adirondack moose research project underway

New Adirondack moose research project underway

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A new moose research project is in progress in the Adirondack region. This winter, 14 moose were fitted with GPS collars as part of a multi-year project assessing moose health and population. Data collected from the collars will guide research on moose population, health, mortality and dispersal. To safely capture, collar and monitor these animals,... READ MORE

Turkey lottery applications now available

Turkey lottery applications now available

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Applications for turkey lottery hunts on public lands are available now through March 1 at 5 p.m. A nonrefundable fee of $5 is required of all applicants for the Multi-site Turkey Lottery Hunt, and $5 for the youth applicant on the Youth Multi-site Turkey Hunt. After the selection process occurs, only the primary applicant will receive email notif... READ MORE

Annual monitoring effort finds 36 deer with CWD

Annual monitoring effort finds 36 deer with CWD

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Samples from nearly 5,000 deer have been tested as part of the Department of Natural Resources effort to monitor for chronic wasting disease, resulting in 36 confirmed positives from the 2021-2022 hunting season. The samples were collected over the past 10 months from willing hunters and taxidermists, as well as from deer killed along Iowa’s ... READ MORE

Final deer harvest season reports 293,670 deer harvested

Final deer harvest season reports 293,670 deer harvested

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri's 2021-2022 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 293,670. Of the deer harvested, 143,049 were antlered bucks, 26,599 were button bucks, and 124,022 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,392 deer harvested, Texas with 5,478, and Callaway with 5,4... READ MORE

Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

By Ohio, deer, muzzleloader, season

Hunters completed the 2022 muzzleloader season with 12,141 deer checked from Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 11. Over the past three years, an average of 11,501 deer were taken with a muzzleloader during the same four-day period. Top 10 counties for deer harvested during the 2022 muzzleloader season include Coshocton (467), Tuscarawas (455), Guernsey (386)... READ MORE

Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: In the initial stages, deer infected with CWD may appear normal. - Photo courtesy Kansas DWP. Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, urges all hunters and concerned citizens not to over... READ MORE

Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change

Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

When the Alabama Department of Conservation and Wildlife Resources announced Jan. 7, 2022, that Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in a sample collected from a harvested deer in Alabama, a first for the state, its border states of Georgia and Florida alerted hunters. CWD has not been detected in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgi... READ MORE

Turkey draw hunts applications open Jan. 15

Turkey draw hunts applications  open Jan. 15

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

Applications for 2022 turkey draw hunts at participating WMAs will be open from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. To apply for a WMA draw here. Nonresident hunters are now required to obtain a special, no-cost Public Land Endorsement when hunting any open public lands between March 15 and March 18. The new endorsement will be allotted via a special drawing... READ MORE

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