The issuance of fewer bear licenses and reduced hunting pressure, both in terms of hunters and hunting effort, may have played a role in the slight reduction in the bear kill from 2015.
The spring season is only open to light geese – snows, blues, and Ross’s. Species identification is important because white-fronted and Canada geese travel with light geese. The season is closed to whitefronts, Canada geese, swans and all other migratory birds.
Changes would impact deer and bear hunts.
A majority of the emperor goose population breeds on the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta in southwestern Alaska, and the bird can only be found in Alaska and Russia.
Georgia man bags monster Arizona bighorn; initial entry score could surpass the existing world record by over 10 inches.
That’s about 10 percent fewer than in 2015, but slightly more than the recent five-year average.
Would allow hunters 70 and older to shoot antlerless deer during the state’s fall open hunting season.
But the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to raise state park admission and camping fees under the two-year spending proposal.
Of those, 69 were taken by hunting and 49 by trapping, and nother 12 were taken by archery and 11 salvaged from roads.
Some believe the color option will draw more women to hunting — about 13,000 women currently are registered to hunt in Virginia.
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Any changes must be approved by the Natural Resource Commission and then go back to the public for further comment before taking effect in the fall.
The order was first issued in 2009 and it’s continuing to help reduce and stabilize the snow goose population, which officials say is causing extensive damage to some wetlands and agricultural areas.
That’s down slightly from last year, when 188,329 deer were checked.
More than 3,500 bear harvested in 2016, including 60 weighing 500 pounds or more, 17 exceeded 600 pounds and the largest about 740 pounds.
The $133,000 will help send more than 600 Maine children to conservation camps in the state, serving children ages 8 through 17 and providing outdoor and classroom experiences.
This year, it generated over $259,000 for wildlife habitat restoration, improvements; 2017 drawing winners are Michele Ketchum, Richard Farris, and Jerry Peak.
Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin are confident that experimental teal seasons met federal requirements and that the fourth year should not require any additional monitoring.
Legislature denied request for a license fee increase in 2013.
The measure would make the contests illegal in the state but not prevent landowners from hunting the predators on their property.
Agency proposes assigning hunters drawn for a permit to individual zones, with permits valid over a span of several days to several weeks within existing deer seasons instead of the current one-day hunt.
Commissioners want to ensure training activities aren’t flushing ringnecks released for hunters.
Would have been first increase in 13 years; agency searching for possible alternatives.
Board approves conservative, midweek fall turkey season in Wildlife Management Unit 5B, which long has been closed to fall-turkey hunting.
Proposal would help sustain pheasant propagation and release.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation that currently has no hunting seasons during which semiautomatic rifles can be used.