Hunting News

Nebraska joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact. Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member…

Although semi-automatic rifles legalized for hunting, Pennsylvania gun sellers see no spike in sales

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Officials and gun sellers in Pennsylvania say they’ve seen no significant spike in the sale of semi-automatic rifles and air rifles after their use was legalized for hunting some animals, but not larger game. Bruce Piendl, owner of Allegheny Arms and Gun Works in Bethel Park, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that gun buyers seem confused by the move. He…

Indiana sidesteps legislative error, allows firearms use for deer hunts after all

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s wildlife agency says it will allow deer hunters to use rifles on state or federal property despite a legislative error that banned the use of such weapons. The Indian DNR says an emergency state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Nov. 18. Rifle use was called into question because of a mistake in…

Tips to increase your deer-calling success

In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.By Gary Sefton “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter exclaimed. “I hadn’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt.  I remembered my brand-new, never-used deer…

Big increase in antlerless elk licenses for South Dakota state park hunt

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has increased the number of licenses available for a special Custer State Park antlerless elk hunting season from 20 to 60, the GFP announced in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 7. In addition, four new antlerless elk hunting units (for residents only) were established for…

Hunter safety education helps keep hunting a Michigan tradition

Hunter safety education students learn how to safely and properly use firearms. (Michigan DNR)Todd Switala has always been a volunteer. He’s coached Little League baseball, swim and soccer teams, led Cub Scout and Boy Scout groups, and he puts on an annual youth sucker-fishing tournament near his home in Sterling, where he serves as president of the Sterling Sportsmen Association….