The Mineral Point farm has been quarantined but reportedly is still open because properly handled dead animals leaving the premises do not pose a risk of spreading the disease.
On Nov. 11, 1940, a blizzard dropped temperatures from the 60s to single digits in hours and trapped duck hunters across the Upper Midwest. (Iowa DNR photo)The song still haunts me. And I have no idea what it would be like to be on a ship in distress a mere 15 miles from the safety of Whitefish Bay, or even…
According to the most recent Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, the best opportunities remain in the south and central zone, especially for field hunting, and some opportunities should remain there through at least next week.
Wakefield and Watersmeet check stations help ‘Keep the U.P. CWD free’ efforts.
Game Commission says the state is poised for one of the better harvests ever, and state bear biologist said he believes there are some 800-plus-pounders out there.
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…
Blaze orange – also known as hunter orange – is required for big-game hunting with a firearm but not for the roughly 93,000 hunters chasing pheasants and quail in Nebraska.
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…
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…
The accused were found to have altered the fence to allow wild deer to enter the facility, from which customers may hunt and harvest deer year round.
More than 100 elk taken for a success rate of 89 percent, with numerous trophy elk harvested.
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
Falls from tree stands are a leading cause of serious injury for hunters.
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…
(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…
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission did not adopt a proposal that would have expanded the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions, the agency said in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 7. The initial request, through the citizen petition process, asked to remove the restrictions of the use of hounds on public land…
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting, fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges
Includes Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well as Wisconsin’s Fox River National Wildlife Refuge and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
This fall’s estimate of Alexander Archipelago wolves – a distinct subspecies of the gray wolf – was 231 animals, allowing a harvest of 46 wolves. A 30 percent increase, which would’ve upped this year’s quota to 69 wolves, is being requested.
The Republican-authored bill would allow people of any age to participate in a mentored hunt, effectively letting anyone hunt.
Partly due to unseasonable warm weather at the start of the hunt, officials say.
Nearly 70,000 of Minnesota’s 550,000 hunters are women, compared to 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Growth is thanks in part to Becoming An Outdoors Woman program, the state’s training and research effort that aims to increase women’s interest in hunting.
Being able to identify plant species and how animals use them gives hunters a more complete outdoor experience.
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….
Good quail numbers were reported throughout the southern half of Nebraska, but very few hunters were targeting bobwhites.
Traditional firearms hunt opens on Nov. 27.
The outlook remains excellent over the next few days for both field hunting and water hunting, the DNR says in the most recent waterfowl migration and hunting report.