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Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations on Sale Aug. 15

Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations on Sale Aug. 15

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at license sales locations and the GoWild license portal. Deer population levels vary throughout the state, and antlerless harvest opportunities vary by management zone. This allows for greater harvest opportunities where deer are abundant and a more conserva... READ MORE

Antlerless deer permit lottery closes Aug. 1

Antlerless deer permit lottery closes Aug. 1

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. Applications must be completed by Aug. 1 for the Sept. 1 drawing. There is no fee to apply to the antlerless deer permit lottery. Antlerless deer permits are acquired through the lottery, and... READ MORE

Rule changes on DNR properties take effect July 20

Rule changes on DNR properties take effect July 20

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Several rule changes that affect DNR properties took effect July 20 after recent approvals by the Natural Resources Commission, Indiana Attorney General’s office, and the Governor’s office. Changes include the following:Stands or blinds (including portable ground blinds) are allowed to be left overnight on DNR properties if the blind or... READ MORE

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

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