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South Dakota GFP Biologists Optimistic About Prairie Grouse Hunting Forecast

PIERRE, S.D. – With increased spring and summer rains experienced across much of the grouse range in South Dakota, biologists are optimistic about the outlook for grouse hunting in 2008. According to Game, Fish and Parks Regional Wildlife Manager Andy Lindbloom of Pierre, sharp-tailed grouse and prairie chicken populations in…


2008 Fall Wild Turkey and Ruffed Grouse Seasons Open Sept. 13 in Wisconsin

Hunter safety should be a top priority MADISON – The 2008 fall wild turkey and ruffed grouse seasons are set to open at the start of shooting hours on Sept. 13, and state wildlife officials say hunter prospects are good for both seasons. Wisconsin’s wild turkey population also continues to…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 9/3/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. North Zone Dove: Good hunts were posted in Harrison County around goatweed and plowed ground. Those who hunted in the morning were able to miss the rains associated with Hurricane Gustav; however, rains moved in during the…


Dove Season Set to Open on Sept. 1st Throughout North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C.  – North Carolina’s dove season opens statewide on Monday, Sept. 1 at noon with a daily bag limit of 15 doves per hunter per day. Traditionally Labor Day weekend is the opening of dove season in North Carolina and includes both Saturday and Monday – giving most hunters…


Phone Applications For Black Bear Hunting Permit Begin Aug. 25 For Maryland

ANNAPOLIS – On August 25, 2008, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will begin accepting phone-in applications from hunters wishing to participate in this year’s black bear hunting permit lottery. Applications will be accepted over the phone at 1-888-579-6768 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from August 25 through August…


Swan Hunt Lottery Held In North Dakota, Licenses Remain

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and more than 800 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2008 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. First come, first served licenses can be purchased online at the North Dakota…


Are Off-Highway Vehicles And Hunting Compatible?

The Montana Hunter Behavior Advisory Council reported ten years ago that motor vehicle use during hunting, including off-highway vehicles, is creating serious problems. Today the situation is magnified, as growing numbers of hunters use OHVs. “An estimated 30,000 hunters used OHVs during Montana’s 2007 hunting season,” said Ray Paige, Montana…


Hunting Stories Now Available from the Colorado DOW

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has posted its annual story package for the 2008 Big Game Hunting Season. All media outlets are invited to use these for specials sections, on web sites or in regular publications.   Go to this web site to access the stories: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/BigGameHuntingStories.htm The DOW recently…


Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2008 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no significant changes from last year.  The 2008 seasons for these game birds are as follows: Resident Canada geese:  The bag limit is…


First 2008-2009 Early Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Begin Sept. 1

ANNAPOLIS — Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2008-2009 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. “The dove season, which marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland, opens on Monday, Sept. 1, and continues through Oct. 11,” said Bill Harvey, DNR migratory game bird…