Cost for hunting and fishing licenses increase in 2018. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, will go up in 2018.
Previously, crossbows were allowed for anyone 62 years of age and older, or for hunters with a handicap.
Goose hunting in Michigan helps to keep goose numbers in check, and there are things you can do to help keep geese away from your yard.
Low number of hunting-related shooting incidents, no fatalities in 2016.
By Bob Fratzke, with Glenn Helgeland This is only part of the year-round scouting you should be doing, but it is an important part. Whitetails have different habits or patterns – in the spring, coming into summer, once the season begins, within the season, right after the season. Continual scouting is a lot of work, but it’s worth it. You…
The proposal would remove groundhogs from the Wisconsin’s protected species list and establish a year-round open hunting and trapping season with no bag limits.
Would be scaled back in counties with chronic wasting disease; bill now headed to governor.
Their numbers have fallen by half in California over the last five years, with just about 2,100 sage grouse believed to survive in the state.
Last year, the DNR implemented changes to hunter safety requirements that I’m absolutely not okay with. In fact, in my opinion, they’re downright irresponsible and could lead to tragic consequences. Now, it appears that more modifications are coming soon, and like last year’s, I don’t see them as a positive thing.
Senate already passed bill; would only then need Gov. Scott Walker’s signature to lift CWD protection.
South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department wants to close the state’s hunting season on sage grouse after fewer male birds were seen dancing on their mating grounds this year.
Ban would last three years in counties with CWD if no additional deer test positive and would last two years in neighboring counties; heads to state Assembly.
Cites ongoing license fee debate among reasons.
Disease Management Area 2 will be expanded significantly eastward, increasing its area from 2,846 square miles to 4,095 square miles, and within DMA 2, two new Deer Management Assistance Program units have been created to focus hunter effort in areas where multiple CWD-positive deer have been found.
When it comes to the growth cycle and outcome of an individual buck’s antler formation, the most crucial and overlooked element, by far, is the role of the doe.
Among the initiatives accomplishments, 16 pheasant cooperatives actively are working, with 14 more cooperatives currently in development.
The Republican bill would remove woodchucks from the Wisconsin’s protected species list and establish a hunting and trapping season that would run from July through December with no bag limits.
Votes on deer regulations and rules for catching salmon, trout, whitefish and smelt will follow a public comment period.
Pheasant permit, pocket guide among changes in store for coming license year.
Gun Owners of America is organizing opposition against the bill, because it believes the measure would change the way certain hunting products are regulated.
Report says agencies should consider reducing the elk population through hunting, contraception and other methods. It also recommends gradually reducing the use of supplemental winter feed grounds in Wyoming to avoid the creation of large concentrations of elk where brucellosis could spread.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife officials said it is planning to offer more than 65,000 permits this year, an increase from last year’s total of more than 45,000, which itself was a 60 percent climb from the previous year.
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
Petitions’ language pushes to close the state’s borders to captive deer from other states; hunting group’s website said it aims to protect the native deer population and limit the killing of confined big game, such as elk, deer, moose, mountain goats and javelin.
Both sides make their points in debate over resident hunting, fishing fees.
Michigan’s grouse season runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Woodcock, a migratory bird, have an abbreviated season, Sept. 23 to Nov. 6.