Hunting News

Private property owners sue over Virginia’s hunting dog law

(dnr.sc.gov)WILSONS, Va. — Soon after Jim Medeiros bought his 143-acre (58-hectare) cattle and poultry farm in rural Virginia a decade ago, he and his wife were startled by the sounds of 20 hunting dogs barking and howling as they circled their house and chased their chickens. When Medeiros confronted a hunter nearby, the man told him he had permission to…

South Dakota 15-year-old wins National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp. (Madison Grimm/USFWS)A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife…

In Montana, officials say hunting wolves from aircraft prohibited

HELENA, Mont. — Despite a recent interpretation of Montana state law that aerial hunting of wolves is not prohibited, doing so runs afoul of federal law. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks argued in state District Court recently that state law does not prohibit aerial hunting of wolves. FWP’s arguments came as legal justification for the agency removing language from the state’s…

Hunter harvest surveys an important tool for Game and Fish

Anyone who has hunted in North Dakota might have received a hunter harvest survey in the mail from time to time. And right now is one of those times to watch for a survey in your email inbox. For most surveys, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department selects recipients at random, so the more people who fill out and…

DNR to rescind rule temporarily banning farmed deer movement into and within Minnesota

The DNR worked to obtain all available information from agencies outside Minnesota that are involved in the regulation of farmed deer, but has concluded that learning more won’t be possible due to loss of records, variability in the ways other jurisdictions monitor CWD in deer farms and in wild deer, and the lack of testing in some other states.

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…