March decision that neither outdoors enthusiasts nor private landowners have the right to the water has reintroduced uncertainty into an already complex problem of how South Dakota’s non-meandered lakes should be used.
Moose population reportedly below management goals in many areas and reduced number of moose permits is designed to allow controlled growth of moose herd, estimated at 1,750 statewide.
With more than 200,000 wild turkeys and an annual harvest of 30,000 birds, Michigan is one of the top states in the country for spring turkey hunting.
Two times in the last four years, hunters from the northern Pennsylvania camp have harvested 10 black bear.
Positive test from this sample size increases concern that more CWD-positive deer might be present in the immediate area where the deer was taken.
First season kicks off April 12.
Bear hunt applications available;
deadline is Friday, May 5.
(NWTF image)EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation Gobble Map app has been improved and is ready for the 2017 spring turkey seasons, according to the NWTF. The “turkey hunter toolkit” app is free on both Android and Apple devices. Users of the NWTF Gobble Map will find a variety of features, including reports of turkey activity in their area, public…
Luke Garver began the job late last year, filling a role that had been vacant since Paul Brewer retired at the end of 2013.
Vermont was the first New England state to re-establish wild turkeys when it released 31 wild birds from New York in 1969 and 1970. Today, the Green Mountain State has an estimated 45,000-60,000 turkeys.
The focus once was almost totally wolves. Since 1993, the state has killed hundreds along with lesser numbers of black and grizzly bears that prey on caribou or moose calves.
Updates expected as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation continues to upgrade deer harvest calculation system.
This year, a total of 5,601 youth turkey permits were issued, including 106 permits for special hunt areas. Last year, 4,761 permits were issued, including 113 for special hunt areas.
More than 1,500 turkeys taken the past two weekends by youth hunters has put the total at 1,949, topping last year’s spring total of 15,490.
New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1.
Action helps ensure training activities don’t chase off ringnecks released for hunters.
Revenue to help sustain pheasant propagation and release.
Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, the commission said – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the agency’s 2015-16 harvest estimate of 315,813.
In-depth fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation classes offered throughout the year.
Includes an overall increase in available tags for 2017-18 seasons in both Upper and Lower Peninsulas, as well as a ban on chocolate in bait, an increase in nonresident licenses and other changes.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
Among the restrictions now covered by regulation is the prohibition on importing into Pennsylvania any high-risk parts from deer, elk, moose or other cervids harvested within states or Canadian provinces where CWD is present.
Biologists say the idea is to increase the harvest in portion of the herd to help control its numbers.
The agriculture department says its agents killed more than 11,200 feral hogs, mostly by air, last year.
What I like most about CDAC is that assessments and recommendations are determined according to each individual county’s specific deer season goals.
Guided by scientific survey of state’s hunters, commissioners remove proposal for big-game hunting. Still, Pennsylvania becomes the last state in the nation to approve semiautomatic rifles for hunting uses.