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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….

MDC invites new youth turkey hunters to a free clinic in Columbia and an opportunity to participate in a mentored hunt in April. First-time turkey hunters age 10 – 15 can register until March 27.

MDC Invites First-Time Youth Turkey Hunters to Free Clinic in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a free youth turkey hunting clinic on Saturday, April 1, followed by a mentored hunt the weekend of April 8 – 9. The clinic will take place 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500…

Buyers of MDC’s new plastic Permit Card can customize their cards by selecting from four nature-inspired background images: bass, buck, mallard duck, or bluebird.

MDC Offers New Permit Card for Hunters, Anglers, and Trappers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Beginning April 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers its new Permit Card as an additional way of carrying and showing proof of most related permits. The new plastic cards are another option to MDC’s paper and electronic permits….

Nonlead Ammunition Required Statewide for 2017 Spring Wild Turkey Season in California

Nonlead Ammunition Required Statewide for 2017 Spring Wild Turkey Season in California

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding hunters that nonlead ammunition is now required statewide when hunting wild turkeys with a shotgun. The upcoming 2017 spring wild turkey season will be the first hunting season with significant participation for which nonlead shot will be required statewide. These…

If you want to hunt black bears on limited entry areas in Utah this year, you can apply for a permit starting Feb. 6. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain

Apply for a Utah Bear Hunt or Pursuit Permit

Feb. 6 is the first day to apply Don’t let the cold weather fool you; Utah’s spring black bear hunt will start in about two months. If you’d like to hunt bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. You…

Wildlife Regional Advisory Councils across Utah are looking for members. RAC members provide input to the Utah Wildlife Board about management recommendations proposed by the DWR. Photo by Brent Stettler

Help Decide How Wildlife is Managed in Utah

Spots will soon be open on Utah’s five Regional Advisory Councils Your chance is here to join a council that helps decide how wildlife is managed in Utah. Several positions will soon be open on Utah’s five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils (RACs). What the RACs do Each RAC holds about…

Wisconsin is home to excellent turkey hunting opportunities - keep an eye out for extra permit sales if you haven't purchased one yet. Photo Credit: DNR

Spring Turkey Periods Run for Seven Days in Wisconsin

Starting in 2017, the spring turkey season will begin on the third Wednesday in April. The season will run from April 19 through May 30, with six seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. A total of seven zones and Fort McCoy will be open for hunting. Hunters are…

Women and youths looking to get a start in the sport of upland bird hunting have an ideal opportunity with MDC’s Youth and Women’s Pheasant Clinic and Hunt.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation Offers Women and Youth pheasant Hunting Clinic Feb. 16

St. CHARLES, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering the opportunity for women and youth to discover upland gamebird hunting at the Youth and Women Pheasant Hunt. The program will introduce ne w hunters to the sport with the emphasis on ring-necked pheasants. The program begins with a classroom…