Category: Small Game Hunting News

Rabbit disease spotted in Arkansas

Rabbit disease spotted in Arkansas

JONESBORO — The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has identified The Natural State’s first positive case of a fatal rabbit disease in a domestic rabbit in northeast Arkansas. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus is a highly contagious virus that is nearly always fatal and is capable of causing high mortality in both domestic and wild rabbit species. […]
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Report dead wild rabbits to Wyoming Game and Fish

Report dead wild rabbits to Wyoming Game and Fish

Cheyenne – Wyomingites are being asked to keep a lookout for dead rabbits in their yards, rural property and other outdoor areas. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is collecting wild rabbit carcasses for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 testing, known as RHDV2. Testing rabbits is key to monitoring the disease spread. Game and Fish […]
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Explore the outdoors this winter hunting Minnesota small game

Explore the outdoors this winter hunting Minnesota small game

Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape. “Small game hunting remains a great way to stay active or even start a new hunting tradition as weather changes and winter sets in,” said James Burnham, hunter and angler recruitment coordinator with […]
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Rhode Island Small Game Hunting Season Opens October 17

Rhode Island Small Game Hunting Season Opens October 17

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opens Saturday, October 17 – Saturday, February 28, 2021. DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 6,000 pheasant […]
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LDWF Issues Correction for Youth Squirrel Season Dates

LDWF Issues Correction for Youth Squirrel Season Dates

Youth squirrel season on select Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) will be Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 26-27) and not Sept. 28-29 as was incorrectly published in the 2020-21 hunting regulation pamphlet. Seasons and regulations have been updated on the LDWF website to reflect the correct dates. WMAs included in […]
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Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Spruce grouse hunters in northern Minnesota’s boreal forests are being asked to voluntarily submit feather samples for a genetics research project being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the University of Minnesota. “Hunters who enjoy pursuing these birds are critical to the success of this project and our work to […]
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Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a strong population of rabbits, similar to last year, with the southern and east central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 5 statewide. “It should be another great […]
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LDWF to Host Squirrel Hunting Seminar For Beginners

LDWF to Host Squirrel Hunting Seminar For Beginners

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a squirrel hunting seminar for beginners in Baton Rouge on Sept. 19. The event, dubbed Squirrel Hunting 101, will be held at LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge in Baton Rouge from 8 a.m.-noon. LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge is located at 4142 North Flannery Road in Baton […]
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Georgia Squirrel Season Begins August 15

Georgia Squirrel Season Begins August 15

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Ready to get into the woods for some hunting? Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Beginning August 15, 2020, and lasting through February 28, 2021, hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily […]
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IDNR Public Hunting Access Expands Deer and Squirrel Sites

IDNR Public Hunting Access Expands Deer and Squirrel Sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced an additional archery deer hunting opportunity in 2020 through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). IRAP has added a third archery deer hunting period December 16-31. “With archery deer hunting in high demand for IRAP, we asked landowners if they would allow for […]
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South Dakota Prairie Dog Control Programs

South Dakota Prairie Dog Control Programs

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Agriculture (SDDA) want to remind South Dakota landowners to register for assistance with prairie dog encroachment. The deadline for enrollment is August 15. The state’s prairie dog control program is cooperatively operated by GFP and SDDA. GFP manages encroachment issues for […]
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