Category: Hunting Reports News

Vermont Moose Hunters Enjoy 73 Percent Success

Vermont Moose Hunters Enjoy 73 Percent Success

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated moose hunting seasons that were limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit E in the northeastern corner of the state to reduce the impact of winter ticks on the moose population. All six of the moose harvested in the October 1-7 […]
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DEC Announces 2019 Bear Harvest Totals

DEC Announces 2019 Bear Harvest Totals

New York State bear hunters took 1,505 black bears during the 2019 hunting seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Black bears are thriving in New York, and bear hunting seasons are a critical part of our state’s necessary population management,” Commissioner Seggos said. “The state’s accessible public lands offer […]
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West Virginia hunters harvest 3,099 black bears in 2019

West Virginia hunters harvest 3,099 black bears in 2019

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters in West Virginia harvested 3,099 black bears during the combined 2019 archery and firearms seasons. The preliminary harvest for the combined 2019 seasons is 19% above the 2,606 bears killed in 2018. The black bear harvest of 2019 is the third highest bear kill ever recorded. The West Virginia black […]
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Arkansas commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

Arkansas commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast crop during presentations to Commissioners at last week’s regularly scheduled meeting. According to Myron Means, the […]
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Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

Commission hears 2019 elk, bear harvest reports

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast crop during presentations to Commissioners at today’s regularly scheduled meeting here. According to Myron Means, the […]
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Arkansas deer harvest passes 140,000

Arkansas deer harvest passes 140,000

LITTLE ROCK — With the first two weeks of modern gun deer season behind us, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 140,000 deer throughout the state — and there’s still plenty of time to get out and participate. To put things into perspective, Arkansas hunters have already checked more deer than the total harvest for […]
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MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does. Top harvest counties were […]
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South Carolina Spring Turkey Harvest Down Slightly

South Carolina Spring Turkey Harvest Down Slightly

Columbia, S.C. — Approximately 50,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2019 spring turkey season was no exception. With an estimated harvest 15,783 adult gobblers and 1,591 jakes for a total of 17,374 birds, the spring turkey harvest was down a little […]
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Iowa pheasant, quail, rabbit, dove and partridge 2018 harvest

Iowa pheasant, quail, rabbit, dove and partridge 2018 harvest

Pheasant hunters’ harvested nearly 320,000 roosters in Iowa during the 2018 season, which was the highest harvest total since 2008. In 2017, hunters harvested an estimated 221,000 roosters. “The 2018 roadside survey showed our pheasant population was 39 percent higher than in 2017, so we were expecting an improved pheasant harvest,” said Todd Bogenschutz, upland […]
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