Wildlife Research Center in Ramsey, Minn., will sponsor Melissa Bachman’s appearance at the 2018 Minnesota Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, March 9-11 in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Bachman, a headliner at the annual show, is a well-known hunting television personality and currently hosts the Winchester Deadly Passion series on the Sportsman Channel. Wildlife Research Center is a leader…
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 2893, which amended the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery hunting seasons in Illinois.
National Wild Turkey Federation and Department of Natural Resources staff members celebrate the opening of the new Turkey Tract at Flat River State Game Area in Montcalm County.The National Wild Turkey Federation and Michigan DNR recently introduced the second Turkey Tract in southern Michigan, at the Flat River State Game Area. The new Turkey Tract is located off Fenwick Road,…
Members of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Michigan DNR unveiled its newest information kiosk in the Flat River State Game Area.
CONCORD, N.H. — A biologist says hunters harvested 4,482 turkeys in New Hampshire during this year’s spring hunt, 600 more than last year and the second-highest harvest on record. Ted Walski of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the highest number on record is 4,550, taken in 2013. Walski says last winter was relatively easy for wild turkeys…
The survey for the first time will include a mobile app to report findings.
“The hunter success rate increased from the previous year of 21 percent to 29 percent of hunters harvesting at least one bird. And 32 percent of those successful hunters harvested a second bearded bird to fill the two-bird spring bag limit.”
“Citizen scientists” help DEC gauge turkey population.
Move to Peoria Civic Center more than doubles exhibitor space from the 2016 event, allowing for 285 hunting exhibitors and outfitter booths on-site showcasing the latest in hunting and archery equipment, accessories, clothing and more.
Public again asked to help help state wildlife officials scientifically manage turkey population by reporting Vermont turkey sightings during August.
Matt DiBona (l), Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Fred Bird. (National Wild Turkey Federation)EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke formally announced the release of $1.1 billion from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act on Tuesday, June 13 that will continue to support fish, wildlife and habitat conservation. Prior to the announcement, Zinke met with a group of hunting and conservation…
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
Hunters killed 18,860 wild turkeys this spring, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The NWTF has identified the South Hills as one of the focal landscapes in its Western Wildlands region of America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation.
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Hunters checked 19,095 birds during the 2017 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 16,229 birds in 2016. Youth hunters checked 1,920 birds during the 2017 youth season compared to 1,564 in 2016.
Rachel Hollingsworth of Jacksonville, Ala., the recipient of Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship.
If spring and early summer weather is moderate, production of young should be good this year.
Outings draw 32 hunters who bagged nine gobblers.
With a turkey in the freezer and morel mushrooms in the bag, the author has enjoyed some outstanding spring opportunities in Michigan’s great outdoors.
Turkey hunters are allowed two bearded turkeys per year in most of the state. But in far northern Maine, hunters can take only one. And the state rotates legal hunting weeks based on hunters’ year of birth.
The 2017 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 in 2016.
Rainy weekends dampen gobbler hunter’s spirits but not his resolve.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
I’m never going to win a turkey-calling contest, especially with a mouth call, but thanks to other options, I’m able to walk out of the woods once in while with a gobbler slung over my shoulder.
The state record of 16,605 is still in reach, but it will take a massive effort in the northern counties to hit the record, which was set in 2006.