Category: Hunting News

Starkey Experimental Forest elk tags to be reduced for 2021

Starkey Experimental Forest elk tags to be reduced for 2021

SALEM, Ore. — The number of elk tags available for two hunts in Starkey Experimental Forest this fall will be reduced from what is currently printed in the 2021 Oregon Big Game Regulations. Instead of 25 tags, 12 tags will be available for each of the hunts impacted: 252C (any legal weapon hunt Oct. 27-31) […]
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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Wildlife Council approved all 2021-22 hunting regulations during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Hunting season dates and limits are proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists. Regulations for the 2021-22 white-tailed deer hunting seasons were […]
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GFP Now Accepts Tag Returns for All Limited Draw Big Game Seasons

GFP Now Accepts Tag Returns for All Limited Draw Big Game Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons. License holders not planning on hunting for any reason, must have their licenses postmarked before the beginning of the respective season based on specific dates provided by GFP. Hunters returning their […]
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2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open

2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open

Applications for the moose permit lottery are accepted online only. To apply online, go to mefishwildlife.com and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in […]
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DEC Announces 2020 Bear Harvest Totals

DEC Announces 2020 Bear Harvest Totals

New York State bear hunters took 1,723 black bears during the 2020 hunting seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Black bears continue to prosper in New York’s excellent bear habitat,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Bear hunting seasons allow DEC wildlife managers to collect valuable information that our scientists use to help […]
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Arizona 2021 elk, pronghorn hunt draw results available

Arizona 2021 elk, pronghorn hunt draw results available

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has completed its random draw for 2021 elk and pronghorn hunt permit-tags. The results are available for those who have a free AZGFD portal account, or by calling 602-942-3000, pressing “2” and following the prompts. Be prepared to provide a Social Security number or Department ID […]
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WVDNR reminds public to submit comments on proposed regulations

WVDNR reminds public to submit comments on proposed regulations

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — While annual public meetings on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations were cancelled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) encourages members of the public to submit comments by April 2. Videos of WVDNR officials explaining the proposed regulation changes are available […]
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Landowner enrollment set to begin for Minnesota Walk-In Access program

Landowner enrollment set to begin for Minnesota Walk-In Access program

Enrollment opens for Minnesota’s Walk-In Access program, which pays private landowners to allow public hunting on their lands, on Monday, March 15. This year, landowners can receive $18 per acre enrolled. And the program is expanding to include more counties. “We’re excited to see the program grow,” said Troy Dale, interim program supervisor. “Enrollment in […]
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Hunt Proposed to Improve Health of Vermont’s Moose

Hunt Proposed to Improve Health of Vermont’s Moose

A limited moose hunt in Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northeastern corner of the state is proposed in order to reduce the impact of winter ticks on the moose population. The proposal was presented by the Fish and Wildlife Department to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board at its February 17 meeting. […]
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Wyoming black bear bait site renewal

Wyoming black bear bait site renewal

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will open black bear bait site renewals beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 1. The renewal process may be completed online, in person or by phone, mail or fax, with the subsequent application for registering new bait sites taking place online. The shift to an online application […]
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MDC offers hunter ed in schools despite COVID-19 challenges

MDC offers hunter ed in schools despite COVID-19 challenges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — COVID-19 presented considerable challenges to Missouri schools, staff, and students in 2020, including closures, cancellations, remote learning, and more. The pandemic also presented challenges to schools and instructors teaching the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) hunter education courses. “Many schools were closed for much of the year, which reduced the number […]
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WVDNR announces closure of Andrew Rowan Farm Wildlife Management Area

WVDNR announces closure of Andrew Rowan Farm Wildlife Management Area

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The lease agreement between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture for the Andrew Rowan Farm Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County has been cancelled, closing the area for public use. Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who used the WMA are encouraged to visit […]
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