October 16, 2017
In Minnesota, when school is out this week, youth deer hunting season is in
With many school kids in Minnesota on fall break, youth ages 10-15 can participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 22, in 28 permit areas of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including Twin Cities metro permit area 601, according to the Minnesota DNR. Deer permit areas open to
CWD testing required in deer permit area 603 for early antlerless, youth hunts
Hunters in permit area 603 taking part in the early antlerless-only or youth deer hunting seasons are required to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease and cannot move an adult deer carcass out of the permit area until a negative test result is received, the Minnesota DNR said in a news release Monday,
Colorful north Georgia fish could get federal protection
ATLANTA — A shiny orange fish living in a north Georgia river is being considered for federal protection as a rare species. The trispot darter is already classified as endangered by state officials. Now, the U.S. government is looking to protect it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The trispot darter lives in Georgia’s
Missouri woman uses ancient hunting tool to kill deer
She may be the first woman in modern Missouri history to successfully kill a deer with the ancient atlatl hunting tool. Missouri is one of three states that allow atlatls for hunting deer and turkey.
Indiana legal error bans rifle deer hunting on public property
Officials says he hopes to come up with a short-term solution and then fix the law when the Legislature reconvenes in January.
U.S. agency’s bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire
No state is currently proposing trumpeter swan seasons, and the proposal is mostly aimed at protecting tundra swan hunters in five states who may mistakenly kill trumpeter swans. But proposal opens the door to the possibility that some states could offer such a hunting season.
Minnesota researchers hope to use fish virus against carp
The disease reportedly won’t harm other fish because it specifically targets carp.
South Dakota bulking up Black Hills walleye offerings, opportunities
PIERRE, S.D. – For the first time, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks recently stocked walleyes in two Black Hills reservoirs. GFP fisheries staff stocked 14,000 fingerlings in Sheridan Reservoir and 9,500 fingerlings in Stockade Reservoir. These young walleyes averaged five inches in length and came from natural rearing ponds in the northeast part of