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Big Game, Small Game, Game Birds, Waterfowl, Exotic Hunting, Trapping (Furbearer)

An adult American Alligator basks in the sun at the SCDNR's Bear Island WMA. It is estimated that more than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina. Last year, hunters took 394 alligators during the public alligator hunting season, with the average size being nearly nine feet in length. SCDNR photo by David Lucas

S.C. 2017 public alligator hunting, special WMA season applications available online May 1

Beginning May 1st, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will begin accepting online applications for the 2017 Public Alligator Hunting season and the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html. It is estimated that more than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of…


N.C. Wildlife Commission Sets 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

N.C. Wildlife Commission Sets 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 27, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announces season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2017-18 waterfowl, webless migratory game bird (including doves) and extended falconry seasons. The new dates and information can be found on the Commission’s website. This is the second year…


New Jersey Spring Turkey Season Outlook 2017

New Jersey Spring Turkey Season Outlook 2017

The arrival of spring is eagerly anticipated by turkey hunters anxious for the beginning of New Jersey’s Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season. This year’s regular season kicks off today and runs for five weeks. Turkey populations are restored statewide, and hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on…


Elk Permit Application Period Opens May 1

Elk Permit Application Period Opens May 1 in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – If you’ve applied for an Arkansas elk permit in the past, you’ll see one major change this year when the application period opens May 1. Beginning this year, applying for an Arkansas elk permit will require a nonrefundable $5 application fee. Under the Arkansas Game and Fish…


Hunters Prepare for Ohio's 2017 Wild Turkey Season

Hunters Prepare for Ohio’s 2017 Wild Turkey Season

COLUMBUS, OH – For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins. New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on…


Quail Forever

Quail Groups to Hold 2nd Oklahoma State Convention

The Oklahoma and Texas Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever organizations will hold their 2nd annual combined State Convention on March 24-25 at the Wellington Conference Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. Attendance is open to anyone interested in making a difference for the future of Texas and Oklahoma conservation, especially as it relates to quail….


Make sure to follow all regulations and best practices when turkey hunting.

Practice Safety and Ethics as Turkey Season Opens

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds its constituents to practice safe and ethical hunting as wild turkey season opens April 8 and continues through May 6, preceded by a youth-only week from April 1 through April 7. The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is…


Spring Turkey season forecast fair.

Spring Turkey Season Forecast Fair IN S.C.

New Season and Bag Limits Remain in Place An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. Season dates for private lands are March 20 to May 5 statewide. For all Wildlife Management…


Quail Hunt competition at Camp Robinson Special Use Area WMA

bobwhite coveys

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans of a certain age remember the familiar whoosh of northern bobwhite coveys flushed from fields. That invigorating experience is driving some of them, including Fred Brown, to restore quail across the state, so younger generations can feel the thrill. Brown’s view from his Corning home illustrates…


Canada geese have become common in a number of urban areas. At a free MDC program on March 23 at the Springfield Nature Center, people can learn more about these birds and also get information on steps that can be taken to avoid having problems with them.

Upcoming MDC Program to Focus on Canada Geese

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Canada geese have become a common sight in many urban areas of Missouri – too common in some locations. These large waterfowl provide interesting wildlife sightings, but sometimes their activities and the fecal material they leave behind can provide challenges for public parks, private businesses and homeowners….