(thewildharvestinitiative.com)In 2021-22, the Wild Harvest Initiative, a program of Conservation Visions, in partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department, conducted the Wyoming Wild Meat Sharing and Consumption Survey. The survey was designed to gather information about the amount of food annually harvested in Wyoming by recreational hunters and to explore how this food is shared with other community members, including…
The CWD special hunt will take place Dec. 16-18 and offers hunters plenty of flexibility to take additional deer.
All four deer management zones showed harvest increases from 2021 for both antlered and antlerless harvests, with the Central Forest Zone up more than 30%.
Division of Wildlife says those issues have been corrected.
In total, 103,623 deer were registered statewide during the opening weekend of the 2022 gun deer hunt, compared to the 90,023 registered for the same period in 2021.
The two-day special youth hunting season concluded with 9,515 deer harvested, up from 7,632 last year and the three-year average of 6,559.
The adult buck was harvested opening weekend of the firearms season about 10 miles south of Bemidji in deer permit area 184.
All four state licensed hunters filled their harvest authorizations, and this year’s hunt marked the first modern harvest of an elk by bow in the state.
Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success.
Wautoma’s Sam Timm won the 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Evidence at the site suggested the attack was the result of a surprise encounter.
Discovery of the chemicals in wild animals hunted for sport and food represents a new challenge that some states have started to confront by issuing “do not eat” advisories for deer and fish and expanding testing for PFAS in them.
As the season looms, Iowa hunters can likely expect to harvest 300,000 to 400,000 roosters this year, which is similar to last year, when the harvest was the highest in more than a decade.
Ohio archery hunters post significant gains in early going.
Proposal would have made changes to a hunter’s personal limit of antlerless deer licenses and the number of licenses that could be purchased once over-the-counter sales of remaining tags begin in September.
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Weather and habitat are the main influences on Minnesota’s pheasant population trends.
Anticipated to be about 26% above last year’s fall flight.
Results of Iowa’s 2022 pheasant population survey are in and the results were nearly identical to that of 2021, when hunters harvested the highest number of roosters in more than a decade.
This is the fourth year the season has been closed.
Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million, down by 12% from last survey, and “total duck estimate in the Traditional Survey Area was the lowest in nearly 20 years.”
Dogs are an essential part of Game Fair with over 4,000 of them attending the event each year representing a multitude of shapes, sizes and breeds. The search was on for dogs that like pursuing birds, and at an event like Game Fair, that wasn’t too difficult to find. So during the first weekend of the 2022 event we asked…
According to DNR, deer hunters will find healthy deer populations, ample harvest opportunities, and a continued commitment to managing chronic wasting disease management adaptively statewide.
One notable difference this fall will be fewer self-service sampling stations than in previous seasons.
Sharp-tailed grouse population also sees increase in east-central Minnesota.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and greater sage grouse. Summaries from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 13% decrease in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year. Statewide, 2,639 sharptails were observed on spring dancing grounds this year compared to 3,281 in…