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Concealed Carry Permit Not Always an Exemption

RALEIGH, N.C. – The announcement that concealed firearms will be allowed in some national parks and wildlife refuges has prompted questions about what is allowed at areas held by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, including game lands. The Interior Department issued a rule on Dec. 5 that allows an individual…


2008 Firearm Deer Season Opens This Week in Illinois

Firearm hunters in the field Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 4-7 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2008 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, the state’s most popular hunting season, begins this week with hunters in the field Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, followed by four days of hunting on Dec. 4-7.  Nearly 350,000 permits…


2008 West Virginia Buck Season Fact Sheet

The West Virginia buck season is November 24 – December 6. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. Approximately 320,000 licensed hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods during this season. Hunters should review the 2008-2009 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary for detailed instructions concerning…


Register Now for Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt

Phone-in Registration Deadline for Youth Hunt Lottery Drawing is Dec. 5 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Registration is now open for the 8th annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt. This event providing youngsters with a chance to hunt at private waterfowl hunting clubs in Peoria, Fulton and Knox counties during the holiday…


Expansion of “Junior” Hunting Highlights Opening of Southern Zone Deer and Catskill Bear Seasons in New York

Seasons Open Nov. 15; Allegany Bear Season Opens Nov. 22 A major change to expand big-game hunting to 14- and 15-year-olds highlights the upcoming opening of the 2008 Southern Zone regular deer and the Catskill and Allegany bear seasons, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis…


Deer Hunting Safety Tips For Season Openers

LITTLE ROCK – Perhaps the most important aspects of deer hunting are safety and ethics. That’s especially true for the opening of Arkansas’s modern gun deer season this Saturday. If no one paid any attention to these, hunting of any kind would be too dangerous to continue. That’s why it’s…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Results of October Board Meetings

BOARD TAKES STEP TO EXPAND MENTORED YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES HARRISBURG – Taking a step forward to grow the agency’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to add coyotes to the list of species that may be hunted by youths under the…


Prospects Looking Good for Deer Season in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Hunters hoping for a shot at a quality deer during the 2008-09 deer season will need to get off the bench and into the game, suggest state wildlife biologists, as current range conditions indicate increased availability of native food sources. The general deer hunting season opens statewide…


Surplus Hunting Permits Now Available For Special Hunts in Seven Minnesota State Parks

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be open for special permit archery, firearm, or muzzleloader deer hunts in November and December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And those who did not apply for a special permit or were not successful in the permit drawing may be able…