A pheasant painted by Scot Storm of Sartell is on the 2017 pheasant stamp. (Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR)Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Tuesday, Sept. 5, to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, the DNR announced in a news release. The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters…
State wildlife biologists say fires already have destroyed more than 500 square miles of crucial winter range in Elko County that will be unable to sustain enough food and habitat for existing herds this winter.
SELAH, Wash. — Cruiser the Labrador retriever is one hard-charging canine. He loves running fast and crashing into scrub to bring game back for his favorite person, Mark Meyocks. One such crash during a 2015 hunting trip required six staples to close the puncture wound in his chest. When Meyocks asked the vet if Cruiser could head back out so they could…
Teens apply to the program by writing an essay about why they want to participate in the camp. Students are required to complete a firearm safety class. Cellphones aren’t allowed at the camp to keep the focus on the outdoors.
Lands open to the public starting Sept. 1.
Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD.When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit…
Archery hunters can participate in the DEC’s Bowhunter Sighting Log.
High deer populations can have an adverse impact on many sensitive habitats.
Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water and adding the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species were among the rule changes proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council.
“The right thing for landowners, tribal members, wildlife and North Dakota hunting enthusiasts.”
July Rural Mail Carrier Survey shows that relative abundance of quail was higher compared to last year. The relative abundance of pheasant, wild turkey, cottontail and jackrabbit was slightly lower, but was comparable to 2016 estimates. The survey showed abundances of pheasant, quail and jackrabbit were above the five-year average.
Hunters getting ready to pursue the country’s most popular game bird are encouraged to visit the areas they plan to hunt before opening day.
The too-big-for-one-weekend event at Armstrong Ranch Kennels near Anoka continues this weekend, starting up again Friday, Aug. 18 and then concluding Sunday, Aug. 20.
Extreme heat, extreme dryness, grass that’s too short and a lack of bugs all conspire to make being a baby bird of the prairie a losing proposition.
Would be the first time moose hunting would be allowed on Des Lacs and Upper Souris wildlife refuges in northern North Dakota.
There’s less water to attract breeding ducks in the spring, fewer insects to feed young ducks, and longer distances for young ducks to travel on foot after they leave the nest, making them more vulnerable to predators.
Nearly 20 more preserves this year will cover an additional 18,000 acres of land.
In the period between 2008 and 2016, participation in both hunting and fishing among Wyoming residents has either grown or stayed level.
The late season antlerless-only hunt is currently being proposed for Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 14, concurrent with the late chronic wasting disease hunt in deer permit area 603. The deer permit areas that are proposed to be included are 346, 348 and 349 in the far southeastern corner of the state.
In 2016, pheasant harvest down 15 percent, sharptails 21 percent and Hungarian partridge 9 percent from 2015.
(Minnesota DNR)Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 21, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. The waterfowl stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and for an extra 75 cents purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to waterfowl management…
Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 18, to be chosen for one of 125 permits for the 2017 Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season. The nine-day prairie chicken season begins Saturday, Sept. 30, and is open only to Minnesota residents. “Prairie chicken populations are tied to habitat, and their numbers rise and fall depending on the amount of grasslands and prairie…
Hunters who harvest bears are required to submit bear teeth, which are used to determine the ages of bears, and wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population.
The PLOTS program will have about 737,000 acres available for the fall 2017 hunting season. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department)The State Game and Fish Department recently posted the 2017 version of the North Dakota Private Land Open to Sportsmen, or PLOTS, guide to its website. In addition to the updated maps showing PLOTS acres and other public lands available…
This year, Illinois will open the regular duck, Canada goose, and snow goose seasons on Oct. 21.