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Category Archives: Hunting

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

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…


Holly Shelter Shooting Range Grand Opening Was Nov. 4

Holly Shelter Shooting Range Grand Opening Was Nov. 4

ROCKY POINT, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Pender County will host an open house with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the Holly Shelter Shooting Range. The event is open to the media and invited attendees….


California Pheasant in flight

2016 General Pheasant Hunting Opener Nears for California Hunters

The second weekend of November brings a popular tradition for many families in California – the opening of pheasant season. Although the overall wild pheasant population has been decreasing in recent years and the number of shoot days has been reduced on some wildlife areas, opportunities are still available on…


Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced the 14 lucky winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts selected at random from entries in the drawing. All told, hunters bought over 79,000 Big Time Texas Hunt entries during this year’s sales period, which ran May 15-Oct. 15. More…


Fall Apprentice Pheasant Hunts Announced

Fall Apprentice Pheasant Hunts Announced

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for apprentice pheasant hunts in 17 counties throughout the state. The hunts, which will be held on various dates throughout November and December, are specially designed to provide an educational and memorable experience for new hunters, youth hunters,…


Youth Coon Hunts To Be Hosted Throughout South Carolina

Youth Coon Hunts To Be Hosted Throughout South Carolina

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association are hosting a series of nine youth coon hunts around the state starting in October and ending in February. The hunts will serve as regional qualifying events for the State Championship Youth Hunt and are designed to…


The Statewide Wood Duck Box Project supplements natural production of wood ducks in tree cavities of forested wetlands by providing artificial nesting sites. Private landowners wanting to obtain wood duck boxes can download an application by visiting the SCDNR website. The application deadline is Nov. 1. (SCDNR photo)

Wood Duck Box Applications Available, Deadline Is Nov. 1

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the S.C. State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the S.C. Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood duck boxes this winter. Applications are available online at:http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/waterfowl/woodduck/application.html and will be accepted until Nov. 1. About 1,000 boxes will…


Quail, Grouse, Ptarmigan and Band-tailed Pigeon General Seasons to Open Soon

Quail, Grouse, Ptarmigan and Band-tailed Pigeon General Seasons to Open Soon

The 2016-17 general upland game bird hunting season will open in mid-September for several species in specific zones around the state, providing hunters with many opportunities to bring home some delicious table fare for the upcoming holiday season. September openers include quail (Zone Q1 opens for mountain quail from Sept….