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Hunting Seasons Still Open in Idaho

Many big game hunting seasons have ended, but there’s still plenty of hunting open through the end of the month and through the winter. Seasons are open for geese, ducks, coots and common snipe through January 16 in the northern and eastern parts of the state and through January 23…


Pheasant Season Opens December 1 in Oklahoma

With deer, quail, and several small game seasons in full swing across Oklahoma, sportsmen may wonder if it could get any better — it can. Dec. 1 brings with it yet another hunting opportunity — pheasant season. “From our surveys and reports from the field it looks like this pheasant…


Pheasant Numbers Down, Yet Good Year Still Expected in North Dakota

North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August revealed lower bird numbers than last year. Total pheasants and brood observations were down 31 percent statewide from last year, while average brood size was down 13 percent, according to Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor for the state…


Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Prediction Good to Excellent

Winter and spring weather extremes negatively affected some areas PRATT — “Good to excellent.” That’s the general prognosis for pheasant, quail, and prairie chicken hunting in Kansas this fall. However, there are some areas where the prospects are not so good due to weather extremes since last fall, so hunters…


Correction to Two Deadlines in New California Hunting Digest

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) California Hunting Digest – Summer Upland Game contains errors regarding application deadlines for 2008 apprentice hunts and wild bird hunts. Only dove hunts have an Aug. 11 application deadline. On pages 57 and 60, which describe apprentice hunts for pheasants, and the wild…


Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information now Available Online

Online Applications for IDNR-Managed Sites Begin Aug. 4 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2008-09 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Fourteen of the sites will be operated by…


Annual Survey of Upland Game Begins In Iowa August 1

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) annual survey of upland game populations will soon be under way with state wildlife biologists and conservation officers driving more than 200, 30-mile routes statewide from August 1-15. The August Roadside Survey, as it is called, is the DNR’s main tool for determining…


Shoot Bluerocks to Get in Shape for Bird Hunting Seasons

Its hard to believe, but its true, Nebraskas hunting seasons are right around the corner. Its time to buy some bluerocks and start practicing your shotgunning skills. I like to hunt birds, such as doves, pheasants, quail, ducks and geese, so when I hunt its with one of my shotguns….


Iowa Pheasants Endure Brutal Winter, Cold Wet Spring

BOONE – Iowa’s hard winter and cool, wet spring made life here difficult for pheasants. Take away places to hide from the weather or predators, and to hatch young, and life gets even more challenging. “There is no question that weather conditions this past winter and spring was bad for…


Crowing Survey Suggests More Nesting Pheasants in 2008

Thirty-five percent increase rangewide means more nesting birds; production outlook hopeful PRATT — Each spring, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) conducts a survey of pheasants throughout their statewide range. As the mating season approaches, roosters increase crowing, and KDWP staff drive routes, stop at established stations, and…