This year, there are more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer, the agency said; mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease continues.
Deer-harvest goal remains at 200,000.
According to the agency, the plan’s eight broad goals cover topics ranging from research, to keeping Minnesota’s deer populations healthy to how the DNR and the public work together on deer management.
Duck opening dates, Canada geese bag limits/zones highlight changes in Wisconsin migratory bird hunting regs [video]
North duck zone will open one week later than in previous years, resulting in a single statewide opener for the North, South and Mississippi zones on Sept. 29; daily Canada goose bag limit increased to three birds per day.
Whether it was for the Lakoskys, the whitetails, the Kids Zone or any of the many other potential draws (wild turkeys, other outdoors celebrities, cutting-edge seminars, a coliseum floor packed with notable vendors …), the Classic had something for everyone.
Communications with this state’s outdoor press has been a difficult proposition to say the least the last couple of years for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Press folks, when we needed information, had to contact Albany to arrange for interviews – even if we needed general information on something as mundane as stocking numbers or catch rates in Lake…
Adam Margolycz of Marion was bear hunting in the Adirondacks (Herkimer County) in October when this young bull moose wandered under his treestand and remained in view for nearly five hours.
According to the Minnesota DNR, deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters. The DNR anticipates the 2017 deer harvest will be in the 200,000 range, similar to the most recent 20-year average of nearly 206,000.
Waterfowl hunters can expect good things this fall.
A video (above and at mndnr.gov/cwd) explains how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Testing will be required in portions of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of firearms deer season. Precautionary testing from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 5, will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from…
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
2017 highlights included dedication of the new, 155-acre James Meger Memorial Wildlife Management Area.
The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 was supported by organized sportsmen and sportswomen, state fish and game agencies, and industry to tax firearms and ammunition with the proceeds going specifically to wildlife conservation. So, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, when you buy that new firearm, arrows or a new bow, a box of shotgun shells or fishing…
The Michigan DNR’s Chad Stewart talks deer hunting regulation changes that are in effect this fall.
The too-big-for-one-weekend event at Armstrong Ranch Kennels near Anoka continues this weekend, starting up again Friday, Aug. 18 and then concluding Sunday, Aug. 20.
With dogs at the forefront of activity, Game Fair kicked off Friday, Aug. 11. The two-weekend event will run Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels near Anoka.
Hunters who harvest bears are required to submit bear teeth, which are used to determine the ages of bears, and wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population.
It was Jim Shockey Day at B&B Archery in Middletown (Orange County) on July 26, as one of TV’s most popular hunting personalities chatted with scores of sportsmen and women, signing autographs and trading stores during the daylong event that included a pig roast and numerous raffles and prize giveaways.
While that’s a touch of good news after a challenging winter, mule deer hunters will see fewer young bucks in the fall, and in some places, very few.
New York Outdoor News editor Steve Piatt mentored Skylar Conklin, 14, of Sayre, Pa., and helped her harvest her first turkey while hunting in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Michigan Outdoor News editor, Bill Parker and his daughter were visited by a rare white wild turkey on opening day of Michigan’s spring turkey hunting season
Outdoor News staffer, Jason Revermann, was out hunting for turkeys when this grouse came in a put on a show.
Randy Oitker tries to shoot a target at 200 yards with his Mathews Bow.
See the start to finish work of a taxidermist on a mule deer.
Nick Montanez from Central MN and Scott Rademacher from the Raided “R” Hunting team went out in April 2012 for Nick’s first ever hunting experience!