Hunting News

Time to repeat the hunting accidents reduction milestone

Time to repeat the hunting accidents reduction milestone

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

More than 200,000 hunters will pursue the abundant game in Alabama this season, which means hunter safety should be at the forefront of any outdoors adventure. Captain Marisa Futral, Hunter Education Coordinator, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, would love to see a repeat of the 2021-2022 season, when zero fatalities were reported ... READ MORE

Test deer for CWD before consuming, DNR says

Test deer for CWD before consuming, DNR says

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Before consuming venison, hunters are encouraged to have their harvested deer tested for CWD, by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and others. The DNR has made CWD testing easy and accessible to every hunter in the state by offering free testing and various options to make the sample drop-off process fast and convenient. By having deer... READ MORE

Register by Oct. 8 for rabbit, squirrel hunting class

Register by Oct. 8 for rabbit, squirrel hunting class

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Folks new to hunting who want to hunt rabbit or squirrel, but are not sure how to get started, can register now for an Oct. 22 program at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The Safe Harvest And Responsible Practices (S.H.A.R.P.) program will provide new hunters with basic knowledge and skills required to confidently pursue game on their own... READ MORE

Check for WMA status frequently, post-hurricane

Check for WMA status frequently, post-hurricane

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The effects of Hurricane Ian continue to be felt in many areas of the state, and recovery work is expected to take time. Part of the process for the FWC and its cooperators includes assessing wildlife management areas impacted by the catastrophic storm. The safety of WMA users and staff remains the top priority, and many WMAs impacted by Hurricane... READ MORE

Season ends; hunters take 157 alligators

Season ends; hunters take 157 alligators

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

At the end of the two-weekend, night-hunting-only, 2022 alligator hunting season, 157 alligators had been tagged and reported to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Mark Barbee, assistant regional manager who coordinates the hunt, said hunting went very smoothly, and all successful hunters have been issued CITES tags to complete the federal requ... READ MORE

Archery only season opens Oct. 1

Archery only season opens Oct. 1

By Texas Parks & Wildlife

Archery-only season for white-tailed deer, mule deer and wild turkey opens Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 4. Hunters should refer to the Outdoor Annual for specific county regulations and bowhunting-specific regulations including the types of equipment allowed for taking game. The white-tailed deer forecast indicates harvests numbers will be good thi... READ MORE

DWR launches first drone law enforcement team

DWR launches first drone law enforcement team

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

In an effort to expand its law enforcement investigative methods, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently launched its first conservation officer drone team. The new Unmanned Aerial Systems team had to complete various licensing and training requirements with the Federal Aviation Administration in order to become certified to operate drone... READ MORE

Volunteers asked to help gather CWD info

Volunteers asked to help gather CWD info

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Once again, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with volunteers around the state to support deer hunters collecting crucial data on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and prevent the spread of the disease. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the DNR's Adopt-a-Kiosk and Adopt-a-Dumpster programs. Adopt-a-Kiosk:  Most hunters... READ MORE

Oct. 3 registration for physically disabled hunters

Oct. 3 registration for physically disabled hunters

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

A series of deer hunts for Alabama hunters with physical disabilities will be available from late November 2022 through January 2023 at the M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area (FWFTA) in Hale County, Alabama. To register for the hunts, call (334) 289-8030 starting Oct. 3. “Access to outdoor activities such as hunting should be ava... READ MORE

Deer archery season opens Sept. 24

Deer archery season opens Sept. 24

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s popular deer archery season opens statewide Saturday, Sept. 24 and closes Feb. 5, 2023. The 2021-22 deer season saw a record 95,303 deer taken with a bow, or 48% of the total harvest. Archery hunting continues to grow in popularity, partially driven by the accessibility of crossbow hunting. Approximately 71% of Ohio’s bow harvest... READ MORE

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