Hunting News

Applications open for spring turkey private land hunts

Applications open for spring turkey private land hunts

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Youth and adult hunters can apply now for 2020 spring turkey hunting sites through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The DNR has leased more than 16,000 acres of private land for the upcoming 2020 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season through IRAP, creating 470 public access turkey hunting sites on those properties in 40 counties. Sites are av...

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Thousands of hunters aid CWD sampling of harvested deer

Thousands of hunters aid CWD sampling of harvested deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Thousands of deer hunters participated in its mandatory CWD sampling efforts in 29 counties Nov. 16 and 17 during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected more than 18,800 tissue samples from hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing. Chronic wasting disease is a deadly disease ...

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Recent Hunting News

88,843 deer taken during firearms opener
88,843 deer taken during firearms opener

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters harvested 88,843 deer during the Nov. 16 and 17 opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season. Of the 88,843 deer harvested, 51,086 were antlered bucks, 8,115 were button bucks, and 29,642 were does. ... READ MORE


Early season sees 12% deer harvest increase
Early season sees 12% deer harvest increase

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons, a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contribu... READ MORE


Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 16-17 in 29 counties
Mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 16-17 in 29 counties

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Nov. 16, the Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease. The MDC continues its... READ MORE


More than 6,000 permit tags remain for 2020 spring hunts
More than 6,000 permit tags remain for 2020 spring hunts

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2020 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey. The list of leftover hunt permit-tags has been posted online. A total of 6,097 leftover hunt... READ MORE


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