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Category Archives: Hunting

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

Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse

Pennsylvania Agencies Partner For Troubled Game Birds

HARRISBURG, PA – A state-agency partnership is creating more habitat for two troubled game birds and other wildlife species that rely on young forest. Since 2011, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed to restore thousands of acres of idle, difficult-to-manage habitat…

The 2017 deer harvest is expected to increase due to carryovers from 2015 and 2016.

South Carolina’s Statewide Deer Harvest Decreases in 2016

Results of the 2016 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 11 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 99,678 bucks and 72,637 does made up a total harvest…

California Big Game Hunting

California Big Game Drawing Deadline Approaches

T ime is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random drawing tags.  Applicants must complete the sales transaction before midnight…

Deer at a farm south of Carlisle, Ark

AGFC Approves Hunting Regulations Changes, 2017-18 Hunting Seasons Set

Commission approves hunting regulations changes, 2017-18 hunting seasons set LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners approved hunting regulations changes for the 2017-18 hunting seasons, including the season dates for all game, including the 2017-18 waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season at last week’s meeting in the AGFC headquarters in Little Rock. Opening…

Missouri Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel & Black Bass Seasons Open Memorial Day Weekend In Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 27, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most…

Shotgun Shooting Safety and Skills

Wingshooting Clinic for Youth and Women at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA on June 10-11

Opportunity to Learn Shotgun Shooting Safety and Skills CHANDLERVILLE, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation are sponsoring a wingshooting clinic for youth, young adults, and women on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish…

Illinois Harvested 15,719 Birds During 2017 Spring Turkey Season

Hunters in Illinois Harvested 15,719 Birds During 2017 Spring Turkey Season

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,719 wild turkeys during the 2017 Spring Turkey Season, including the youth season. The 2017 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 in 2016. The statewide preliminary total includes the record Youth Turkey Season harvest of…

Big Time Texas Hunts Entries Now on Sale

Big Time Texas Hunts Entries Now on Sale

AUSTIN— The upcoming hunting seasons may still be months away, but starting today you can  enter the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing to win one or more of nine premium guided hunt packages. These exclusive packages include food, lodging, a professional guide, as well as taxidermy in some cases. The…

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…