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Reserved hunt applications under new system July 1

Reserved hunt applications under new system July 1

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Beginning July 1, hunters can apply for a variety of reserved hunts online. This year, instead of one application period for all draws, they are split into a few different date windows. The reason for the change is to help hunters plan for their hunts and increase the number of hunters able to participate. The only way to apply for the hunts is on... READ MORE

Antlerless deer permit lottery now open

Antlerless deer permit lottery now open

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 as well 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... READ MORE

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1

By Missouri Department of Conservation

From July 1 to July 31, deer hunters can apply online for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout Missouri this fall and winter. Managed deer hunts for archery, muzzleloading, crossbow and modern firearms are available from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges and o... READ MORE

Controlled hunt applications open to all July 1

Controlled hunt applications open to all July 1

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Applications for controlled public land hunting for deer, waterfowl, dove, pheasant, squirrel and quail during the 2022-23 season will open to all hunters beginning July 1 and will close July 31. Hunts are available for adults, youth, mobility impaired and mentors with apprentices, with firearm and archery options. Controlled hunts are held on sel... READ MORE

CWD confirmed in Salt Lake County

CWD confirmed in Salt Lake County

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Chronic wasting disease was first detected in mule deer in Utah in 2002 in northeastern Utah, and the Division of Wildlife Resources has confirmed it has now spread to deer in Salt Lake County. Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible disease that affects the nervous systems of deer, elk and moose. The disease was first discovered in Utah in... READ MORE

Breaking new ground, WFF sponsors a Night Shoot

Breaking new ground, WFF sponsors a Night Shoot

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: William Malone uses thermal optics to control feral hogs on his property near Camden. The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division’s (WFF) Law Enforcement Section recently held a Night Shoot at the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, a new and innovative way to provide citizens with outdoor opportunities. Fro... READ MORE

Hunt-fish Rule proposal, a mixed bag for sportsmen and women

Hunt-fish Rule proposal, a mixed bag for sportsmen and women

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the proposal of the 2022-2023 Hunt Fish Rule, an effort to increase hunting and fishing opportunities within the National Wildlife Refuge System. While the proposal seeks to expand access across 54,000 acres nationwide, the proposed rule takes a step backward as it relates to allowable me... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest numbers up 5% from 2021

Spring turkey harvest numbers up 5% from 2021

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary totals show Wisconsin turkey hunters registered 39,007 birds during the 2022 spring turkey hunting season, a 5% increase from the 37,266 birds registered in the spring 2021 season. The 2022 spring season started April 16 with the two-day youth hunt. The regular season was divided into six separate one-week periods from April 20 to May 3... READ MORE

2022-23 hunting licenses available June 13

2022-23 hunting licenses available June 13

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

The 2022-23 hunting licenses for Pennsylvania hunters will go on sale June 13 at various vendor locations across the state. Locations include the Game Commission's region offices and headquarters and the website www.HuntFish.pa.gov. Click here for more information. The Antlerless Deer License application schedule dates are July 11 for residents; Ju... READ MORE

Spring turkey harvest of 19,711 birds is 4th highest

Spring turkey harvest of 19,711 birds is 4th highest

By Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

The harvest of 19,711 turkeys during the 2022 spring turkey season is the fourth highest spring turkey harvest on record, with the three highest harvests occurring in 2015, 2021 and 2020. “Virginia’s spring turkey season continues to provide exciting opportunities for individuals to connect with nature, family and friends while helping... READ MORE

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