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Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvest Totals Exceed 96,000+ in Missouri

Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvest Totals Exceed 96,000+ in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 96,131 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 96,131 deer harvested, 55,753 were antlered bucks, 8,873…


Ohio's Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 28

Ohio’s Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 28 IN 2016

Youth-only weekend to be held Nov. 19-20 COLUMBUS, OH – Deer hunting is an extremely popular activity for sportsmen statewide, and Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Ohio’s deer-gun season opens Monday, Nov. 28….


Hunters, anglers, and wildlife viewers now have access to about 6,300 acres of private land through MDC’s Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP).

MDC and Private Landowners Provide New Public Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing Areas

JEFFERSON CITY Mo. — Hunters, anglers, and wildlife viewers now have access to about 6,300 acres of private land through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP). MRAP lands are privately owned properties in which the landowners voluntarily agree to allow public access. In return,…


Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches in California

Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches in California

Upland game hunters statewide are gearing up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California’s 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season opens statewide on Saturday, Nov. 12. The season extends through Sunday, Dec. 11, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no…


Duck Hunting south of Brinkley,Ark.

Duck Hunters Reminded To Leave Gadgets Behind When Hunting AGFC-owned WMAs and National Wildlife Refuges

LITTLE ROCK – Duck hunters heading to public land in Arkansas should double-check their regulations this year before plugging in the battery-charger to their motorized decoys. During its May 2016 meeting the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission banned the use of all mechanical decoys on AGFC-owned wildlife management areas. The…


IDNR Adds Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Central Illinois

IDNR Adds Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has secured several waterfowl hunting sites in Macoupin, Sangamon, and Schuyler counties through its Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). Open to the public from November 1 through December 31, these sites are on private land leased by IRAP.  Each site…


Always make note of what's in front of and behind your target.

Hunters Should Always Consider Surroundings Before Pulling the Trigger

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2016) — As deer season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign reminds hunters to always take their time and positively identify their target before pulling the trigger. “It’s easy to get excited when you’ve got something in…


Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding the hundreds of thousands of Texas hunters getting ready for opening day of deer season Saturday to keep safety in the crosshairs. “Texas had an all-time low number of incidents last deer season and we want that trend to…


More mule deer might mean more opportunities for hunters in Utah next year. DWR biologists are recommending late-season limited-entry muzzleloader buck deer hunts happen on three new units in 2017. Photo by Jim Shuler

DWR Recommends New Hunts in Utah

As the number of big game animals in Utah increases, so do possibilities for sportsmen and sportswomen in the state. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending several new big game opportunities for 2017. They include additional management buck deer hunts on the famed Henry Mountains hunting unit…


Trappers and Hunters Must Tag Furbearers; West Virginia's Trapping Seasons Begins

Trappers and Hunters Must Tag Furbearers; West Virginia’s Trapping Seasons Begins

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The furbearer trapping seasons in West Virginia open Nov. 5, 2016. Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter must electronically register their catches within 30 days after the close of the respective season. A West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) issued game check confirmation number…