Hunters who have seen the 2020 Hunting Digest may have noticed quite a few regulation changes. These changes reflect the evolution of deer hunting in Michigan.
In collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, the Ruffed Grouse Society and Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin DNR will conduct the third and final year of sampling in a multi-year monitoring program this fall looking at WNV in ruffed grouse.
This year, a record of nearly 17,000 people applied for licenses, with six licenses allocated for upcoming season.
Pheasant index exceeds 10-year average in many parts of the state.
The southeast region led the way with a 163 percent increase, followed by the northeast region with a 115 percent increase and east central region with a 55 percent increase.
DNR: Fall hunting, trapping season forecasts highlight hunter opportunities, notable changes to limits, zones
The agency releases the 2020 fall forecast series.
Changes for 2020 include voluntary sampling in affected areas, a new management zone and new surveillance areas.
A total of 22 wildlife artists submitted 37 pieces of artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Idaho Fish and Game said wildlife officers killed 206 elk last year in an effort to prevent the animals from eating thousands of dollars worth of crops.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is proposing one two-day hunting season in September in some areas north of the Snake River and one seven-day hunting season in September in a region south of the Snake River, with hunters allowed to take one bird per day.
Excellent breeding conditions in the Dakotas and Manitoba helped produce an abundance of ducks, which should benefit hunters this season.
“These findings indicate that while ruffed grouse are being exposed to WNV, there are birds that are surviving and clearing the virus from their bodies.”
71st year of counts continues, and second year of West Nile virus sampling shows similar results.
In Great Lakes region, West Nile virus survey in ruffed grouse continues to show strong survival rates
While the virus is present in the Great Lakes region, grouse exposed to the virus can survive.
Fairmont to instead host event Oct. 8-9, 2021.
With no permits available, no applications will be made available or accepted this year.
SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported Wednesday that Cody Davis also was ordered to make a $3,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief program. Authorities say Davis killed a mule deer…
An annual spring survey by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department estimates 3.98 million breeding ducks in the state.
Air bows have nothing in common with crossbows or traditional vertical bows except for using an arrow as the projectile.
Just shy of 28,000 Wisconsin residents entered the drawing for one of four once-in-a-lifetime elk tags. The winners are from the cities of Appleton, Junction City, Marengo and McFarland.
Weather conditions were optimal for almost every period of the 2020 turkey season.
Six counties in and near Twin Cities metro prohibited from deer feeding and attractants starting July 1.
DNR: Join your County Deer Advisory Council.
Successful deer hunters can now get ages from teeth data – and according to that data, oldest deer harvested last season were a pair of 17-year-old does. Oldest buck was 10 years old.
The new rules are designed to allow hunters to kill black and brown bears over bait, black bears including cubs and females with cubs with artificial light at den sites, and wolves and coyotes including pups during the denning season. Hunters can also kill caribou from traveling motorboats and swimming caribou.
Hunters would be allowed to kill only six bull elk in 2020 under a proposal the state Department of Natural Resources board is considering.