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Category Archives: Hunting

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

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…


Deer hunting wrapped up on Jan. 15

Hunters in Illinois Harvested a Preliminary Total of 144,150 Deer During 2016-17 Seasons

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 144,150 deer during all 2016-17 seasons, which concluded Jan. 15. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 155,229 in 2015-16. During this year’s deer seasons, hunters took 44 percent…


PHEASANT CHICK AND EGG PROGRAMS COME TO AN END IN PENNSYLVANIA

PHEASANT CHICK AND EGG PROGRAMS COME TO AN END IN PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG, PA – Two long-running programs that enabled groups and individuals to raise pheasants for release in their local areas have come to an end due to financially driven changes to the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program. The Pheasant Chick Program, started in 1933, provided day-old pheasant chicks free of…


Waterfowl Hunting in New York

NY DEC Asks for Hunter Input on Fall 2017 Waterfowl Seasons

Task Forces Help Set Season Dates for Waterfowl Hunting in New York Hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces to help set the dates of the fall 2017 duck hunting seasons for each of the state’s waterfowl hunting zones by Feb. 19, the New York…


Trapping in New Jersey

Trapping in New Jersey

Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource.  In New Jersey there are trapping seasons for beaver, otter, mink, muskrat,…


Bowhunting Course Offered in Miami-Dade County

Bowhunting Course Offered in Miami-Dade County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County. A ll classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all…