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Turkey license numbers expand, season set

Turkey license numbers expand, season set

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Game and Fish Department is offering 7,005 wild turkey licenses for the 2021 spring hunting season, 775 more than last year. The deadline for applying is Feb. 10. Fifteen of the 22 hunting units have more spring licenses than last year and six remain the same. Unit 21, (Hettinger and Adams counties, is again closed due to lack of turkeys in the... READ MORE

Task force maps feral hog removal through online survey

Task force maps feral hog removal through online survey

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Arkansas Feral Hog Eradication Task Force has unveiled a new tool to help coordinate the fight against the invasive pests. The new mobile-friendly survey will enable any private landowner or hunter to upload information about feral hog sightings and removal efforts in Arkansas. The Arkansas Feral Hog Control Survey, built on a mobile platform c... READ MORE

Mature buck harvest sets new national record

Mature buck harvest sets new national record

By National Deer Association

Deer hunters in the United States took more adult and mature bucks in the 2019-20 hunting season than ever reported, based on a near-record buck harvest of 2.9 million and a record 39% of those bucks estimated to be 3 1/2 years or older. This is one of many new insights of the National Deer Association’s 2021 Deer Report, a comprehensive upd... READ MORE

Deer harvest totals 296,516; Archery harvest 67,180 and 2,905 turkeys

Deer harvest totals 296,516; Archery harvest 67,180 and 2,905 turkeys

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri's 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of deer harvested, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks, and 127,461 were does.Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 5,786 deer harvested, Howell with 5,367, and Callaway with 4,989. ... READ MORE

Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant applications open

Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant applications open

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The application period for the Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program is now open. The cooperative grant program, known as Deer PLAN, funds deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula. The awarded funds will be used to produce tangible, on-the-ground efforts that improve deer habitat and provid... READ MORE

1,056 wildlife illegally killed in Utah in 2020

1,056 wildlife illegally killed in Utah in 2020

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The total number of wild animals taken illegally in Utah in 2020 was slightly lower than the number taken in 2019, Utah DWR conservation officers report. In 2020, a total of 1,056 animals were killed illegally in the state. In 2019, a total of 1,080 animals were taken.The total combined value of the wildlife illegally killed in 2020 was more than $... READ MORE

Special landowner deer season adopted

Special landowner deer season adopted

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The Game and Parks Commission adopted wildlife regulations that enacted a Special Landowner Deer Season and allowed the purchase of a bonus or a preference point with regard to big game hunting at its Jan. 13 meeting in Lincoln. The special landowner season and bonus or preference point purchase were created when LB126 and LB287 were passed during ... READ MORE

Bear hunters have record-setting season

Bear hunters have record-setting season

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Bear hunters in Vermont had another safe and successful hunting season in 2020. Preliminary numbers show hunters took a record 914 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 750 in 2019. Fish and Wildlife also says there were no hunting-related shooting incidents. The aver... READ MORE

It’s a great weekend to help the hungry and donate venison

It’s a great weekend to help the hungry and donate venison

By David Rainer / Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Black Belt Adventures is urging hunters to donate venison to Hunters Helping the Hungry this weekend. Photo: Grant Holley is all smiles after taking this buck in Greene County. Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to those in need in Alabama, and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALB... READ MORE

Hunters set new record, check 214,022 deer

Hunters set new record, check 214,022 deer

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With more than a month left in Arkansas’s archery deer season, hunters have checked 214,022 deer during the 2020-21 deer hunting season. That’s more deer than any season since the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began keeping harvest records in 1938. The previous record harvest of 213,487 deer was set in the 2012-13 season. With the... READ MORE

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