Public is invited to weigh in on recommendations beginning April 12 for the 2021 county-level antlerless deer harvest goals and the 2021 white-tailed deer hunting season structure.
Spring turkey season opener is April 21; bonus harvest authorizations are still available for several periods and zones.
“It’s likely there are more bighorns today than before North Dakota’s statehood in 1889.” But will the all-time record count mean more hunting licenses?
The number of moose permits has increased by hundreds over the past few years. Tens of thousands of hunters apply for the permits via an annual lottery system.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Minnesota continues to rank No. 4 for Boone and Crockett Club trophy whitetail with 1,194 total entries in the recently released sixth edition of the Club’s “Records of North American Whitetail Deer.” Also noted in the book are the overall state and provincial rankings. Wisconsin continues to rank at the top with 1,822 total entries, followed by Illinois (1,445 entries),…
The permits will allow buyers to hunt species such as brown bears, caribou or musk ox, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported.
Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers.
Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents.
Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fourth hunt in state history this fall.
Harvest exceeds wolf target by nearly 100 animals – and in less than three days after season shut down early.
As of this report, 82 wolves have been harvested, according to DNR numbers.
Hunting and trapping closures effective at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.
Season will now continue as planned Feb. 22-28.
(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28. All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through…
A Jefferson County judge ordered the state DNR to start the hunt now. That means the DNR will have to rush to establish quotas and issue permits before the season window closes at the end of February.
Hunter Nation claims DNR broke State Act 169 by not setting season.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
There were many highlights to the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, including the first elk ever harvested in the Clam Lake Elk Range’s southern lobe. One of the bulls harvested was also the first game animal harvested by one of the five hunters selected.
License sales were also up significantly over the previous year, likely due in large part to COVID-19.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
“It was a poor year for natural bear foods, and we saw a surge in hunter numbers brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps a corresponding increase in the number of hunters spending more time in the outdoors hunting than in past years.”
“We’ve had an unusually mild winter with little snow accumulation. Availability of food should have been good and overall wintering conditions were excellent.”
The 2019-2020 season saw a near-record buck harvest of 2.9 million, with a record 39% of those bucks estimated to be 3½ years or older.
(taxidermy.net photo)DUBUQUE, Iowa — Branden Post quickly but carefully cut away the skin from a deer head using a scalpel at his taxidermy studio in Dubuque. Tools of his trade filled the room set up at his house – forms in the shape of different game, tables laden with animal skulls, fish hanging from a shelf. “I do this for…
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
Overall harvest, though, already tops last year’s number.