Entries for May 2017
Alligator hunt registration opens June 2
By Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Online registration for Alabama’s 12th annual regulated alligator hunts opens June 2 at 8 a.m. for 260 Alligator Possession Tags which will be distributed among four hunting zones.
Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 11. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is $22, and individuals may register one ti... READ MORE
Despite weather, turkey harvest results are impressive
By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results.
The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the for the state.
“We w... READ MORE
Antlerless permit application period now open
By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Antlerless applications are being accepted until June 15 for hunting cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah.
Applications will be accepted online.
Applications must be submitted through the website no later than 11 p.m. June 15 to be included in the draw for permits.
Everything you need to apply for a permit is available in the&n... READ MORE
Third consecutive harvest record set for spring turkeys
By Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Hunters reported harvesting 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. The harvest was 8 percent higher than 2016 (3,874), marking the third consecutive record harvest in the state.
The 2017 harvest also well above the 10-year average of 3,303.
“The high harvest can be attributed to a combination of f... READ MORE
Yamaha OAI Awards More than $100,000 in 1st Quarter
By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Continues Support of Outdoors and Agriculture in 2017 with Grants to FFA and ACT Programs. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces its Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative endowed more than $100,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant recipients in the first quarter of 2017. This quarter is further highlighted by Yamaha’s continued supp... READ MORE
Statewide deer harvest down 11 percent
By South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
Results of the 2016 Deer Hunter Survey indicate the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 11 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall.
An estimated 99,678 bucks and 72,637 does made up a total harvest of 172,315. However, the 2017 deer harvest is expected to increase due to carryovers from 2015 and 2016.... READ MORE
New CWD cases found in Pennsylvania wild deer
By Pennsylvania Game Commission
Twenty-five wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, of the 5,707 deer and 110 elk the Pennsylvania Game Commission tested during 2016. All of the wild CWD-positive deer were in or near Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild. These 25 deer more than doubled the number of C... READ MORE
Apply for quota hunts beginning June 1
By Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others.
A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed.
Quota levels are based upon the sound principles of wildlife mana... READ MORE
Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger
By Federal Premium
Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Gold Medal Berger, which combines the most sought-after bullets on the Precision Rifle Series with the industry’s most trusted factory ammunition. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers. New Gold Medal Berger loads feature an advanced boat-tail bullet with a high ballistic co... READ MORE
Archery Industry Mourns Andy Simo
By New Archery Products
On May 18th at age 79, legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, passed away. Andy, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson, and Doug Easton. Andy was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the sport of archery and f... READ MORE