The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will allow hunters to take up to 58 wolves, which is up from allowable harvest of 44 last year.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — Lynx trapping will not open up on the Kenai Peninsula this year as populations of the wildcat and its prey move through a low cycle. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the trapping season will stay closed for the peninsula and the region east of the Turnagain and…
The DNR estimates the new restriction will reduce doe harvest by 25 to 30 percent.
A legislative hearing on a bill, the Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act, is scheduled at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 17, according to the House Committee on Natural Resources. H.R. 6013 would “amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting…
An early look at the 2018 pheasant forecast begins with nesting success, which is likely a mixed bag.
None of the proposed roads connect to all-terrain vehicle or utility vehicle trails, routes, or Town roads designated as ATV/UTV routes, therefore ATV/UTV use is not proposed at this time.
Much of western North Dakota was mired in severe, extreme and even exceptional drought last summer. That reduced food and habitat for pheasants, resulting in a population loss of about 60 percent from 2016 – the lowest level in two decades. Still, wildlife officials see better days ahead.
Sharp-tailed grouse counts also down.
(Photo by Windigo Images)For the second year in a row, 48 junior hunters will have the chance this fall to harvest wild pheasant roosters in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced in a news release Wednesday, June 27. Junior hunters between the ages of 12 and 16 are eligible to apply for the second annual Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area…
(Photo by Windigo Images)MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s top game warden is among 100 successful bear hunters who failed to comply with a new regulation that they submit a tooth from the bear they shot so it can be studied by biologists. The regulation that hunters submit a pre-molar tooth within 48 hours of shooting a bear was new for the…
During the six-month period from March to August, the challenge offers Georgia residents the chance to win a lifetime hunting license.
Population index is down 30 percent from the same time last year; number of roosters heard crowing this spring reportedly down statewide, with decreases ranging from 15 to 38 percent in the primary regions holding pheasants.
The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska.
According to reports, while there are some positive provisions for conservation and sportsmen’s access in the bill – the single largest source of federal conservation funding – it also includes a number of provisions that would undercut long-term conservation benefits to headwaters, forests, and wetlands.
Preliminary data on the state DNR website shows hunters killed 38,886 wild turkeys, about 4,500 fewer than last year.
Hunters harvested 27,233 deer last year, an increase of 15 percent from 2016.
Idaho residents have until July 15 to apply. The drawing for the hunting tag is planned for early August.
Auburn would become one of only two U.S. universities offering such a program, with Kansas State being the other.
Four chosen in random drawing – they weren’t named to protect their privacy – and fifth license to be awarded through raffle.
Hunter from Pennsylvania; another grizzly dies from eating pesticides in north-central Montana.
Drought conditions and not as many hunters in the field last fall meant fewer pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge in the bag.
(Photo by Bill Diers)While most of the state is embracing the thought of the summer season, it’s pheasant-hunting planning season in far southern Minnesota. Planning is underway for the eighth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener, Oct. 12-13 in Luverne, in the southwest corner of the state. It marks the first time Luverne has hosted the event, and according to a…
Agency looks to zero in on hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation.
According to the lawsuit, the state has authorized about 900 black bears to be killed since 2010 using bait, dogs and traps.
“Bull-to-cow ratio has been declining for the last several years and is likely due to the harvest rate that is too high for this population. Reducing the season length will help the ratio recover.”
Harvest third highest on record, thanks likely in large part to a localized condition that happens only once every 17 years.