Entries for July 2016
Inaugural online wild turkey survey begins August 1
By Pennsylvania Game Commission
When the inaugural Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Sighting Survey begins August 1, the Game Commission will be counting on public and online reporting to assess spring production.
The Commission is encouraging the public to report the number of turkeys they see in the month of August online at https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/TurkeyBroodSurvey.
Informa... READ MORE
Arizona groups fight proposed Grand Canyon designation
By Arizona Game and Fish Commission
Multiple sportsmen’s groups met with Senator John McCain July 20 to discuss their opposition to a federal proposal designating the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.
The designation would greatly impact access to hunting and fishing, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s ability to properly manage wildlife.
The Arizona Ga... READ MORE
New 2016–17 Hunting & Trapping Regs Summary notes changes
By West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
Several important changes in fall hunting seasons for squirrel, white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey are included in the new 2016–2017 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure.
The publication is now available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents, DNR district offices, the Elkins Operation C... READ MORE
USDA to change evaluation tool for CSP program
By Wildlife Management Institute
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will make changes to its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) beginning October 1, 2016. The program, which began as the Conservation Security Program in 2002, had 2,000 acres enrolled during its first year. It evolved over time, and the name was changed to the Conservation Stewardship P... READ MORE
Alligator quota hunt application due July 31
By Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Quota applications must be received by July 31 for a chance to hunt a Georgia alligator.
A total of 1,000 applicants will be selected for the 2016 alligator hunting season which begins August 19 at sunset and ends October 3 at sunrise, according to the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division.
In 2015, hunters harvested 325 alligators with ... READ MORE
Special hunts program application period opens July 16
By Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Hunters looking for hunting opportunity with low competition and high odds of success can apply for Kansas’ Special Hunts Program beginning July 16, 2016.
Deadline for First Draw Hunts in September and October is August 10. Second Draw Hunts in November, December, January and February applications open September 28.
The Special Hunts Progr... READ MORE
Alabama bans deer parts from CWD-affected areas
By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alabama’s Conservation Advisory Board has strengthened existing hunting regulations aimed at preventing the unintentional import of disease pathogens associated with game animals harvested outside the state.
State hunting regulation 220-2-.25 has been expanded to ban the import of all cervid (deer and other deer-like animals) body parts from... READ MORE
Program offers private landowners payments for public access
By Missouri Department of Conservation
A new program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities by offering payment to private landowners for public access for hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.
The voluntary Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) also offers financial incentives for wildlife habitat improvement on enrolled lands. It primarily ... READ MORE