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Arkansas hunters, get your deer tested for CWD – and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be…

Michigan DNR: And the top 10 best hunting practices for firearms deer season are …

Hunters can expect excellent conditions for the 2021 firearm deer season, which begins Monday, Nov. 15. As Michigan DNR conservation officers gear up for the season, they share best practices and tips to avoid the most common violations and mistakes they see every year. “Most of the violations that conservation officers encounter during firearm deer season are simple mistakes people…

Find deer check stations, TB/CWD testing sites

(Photo by Windigo Images)Again this year, deer check station operations will look different than in years before the coronavirus pandemic. Hunters can expect extra measures to be in place to protect the health and safety of all. Hunters are required to wear face masks to DNR deer check stations and to remember social distancing guidelines, staying 6 feet away from other individuals…

DNR: Outlook good for teal, early goose hunting

Despite the dry conditions, the outlook is good for both teal hunting and early goose hunting. Hunters are encouraged to do scouting prior to the season since hunter access to many lakes will be an issue. For the complete DNR weekly waterfowl migration report, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Waterfowl Tags: Geese, Hunting, Minnesota DNR, Teal, Waterfowl

Hunting theme no longer mandatory in U.S. duck stamp contest

ST. LOUIS — Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s eliminating the “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage” theme from its annual Federal Duck Stamp contest, a change that goes into effect…

Delta Waterfowl: Duck production conditions map like no other

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new habitat modeling technique will allow Delta Waterfowl to produce maps of breeding waterfowl habitat conditions like never before. As first published in Delta’s “Fall Flight Forecast” earlier this month, Delta said the innovative strategy marks a vast improvement in accuracy and precision over conditions maps of its kind. “We’ve produced conditions maps in the past,…

What’s ahead for the Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill wolves this fall despite conservationists’ pleas to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key takeaways from the decision. HOW MANY WOLVES ROAM WISCONSIN? The state DNR’s last population…

Video: Sparks fly in discussion of 2021-22 wolf quota

If you haven’t heard by now about the fireworks that came out of the Aug. 11 Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting during the discussion on the 2021-22 wolf harvest quota … For more, check out the video below, or see Dean Bortz’s column in the Aug. 20 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News. Categories: Hunting News, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Hunting, Trapping,…