Hunting News

Three-quarters of North Dakota pronghorn hunters find success

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 75 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 410 licenses (255 lottery and 155 gratis), and 366 hunters took 275 pronghorn – 264 bucks, 10 does and one fawn. Each hunter spent an average of 2.4 days…

Arizona turkey hunters can give virus research a leg up

PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said that it has been monitoring the state’s wild turkey population for a possible virus. With turkey-hunting season starting this week, officials are asking hunters, including youth hunters, to give one of the bird’s…

Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter for the 2018 annual award

Would an ethical hunter shoot this turkey even though the season had opened a few minutes earlier? Is it a gobbler?A four-member committee just finished selecting the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin DNR Ethical Hunter Award. Next month, the presentation will be made at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, where the company moved recently from Middleton. Vortex Optics…

Wyoming considers hunt for ‘fringe’ grizzlies

Wyoming officials want to reduce the population of the state’s grizzly bears found on the fringes of their range, outside areas with federal restrictions on hunting. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering a 12-animal hunt on the fringes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. “We would be using hunting to reduce the population,” said Dan Thompson, who serves as…

Idaho takes step toward grizzly hunting season

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly. The Fish and Game Commission in a 7-0 vote directed the Department of Fish and Game to gather public comments on the possible hunt. The department will use those comments to draft a possible…

Kentucky looks to extend deer season to thin state’s herd

(Kentucky Fish and Wildlife)FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended extending the deer season for some hunters to 16 days, along with other changes to help thin the state’s herd. The proposal would extend the season for hunters using modern guns from the current nine to 15 days, depending on region. The commission also proposed increasing…

After bison bounce back in Wyoming, state plans hunt

After a rebound in Wyoming’s bison population, the state Game and Fish Department is planning a hunt this fall. The agency announced at a meeting over the weekend that a bison hunt will take place between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 on the North Fork. Hunters will be allowed to harvest three animals each. State wildlife biologist Tony Mong said…