Hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer — down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer — and collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000, down nearly 9 percent.
(Pope and Young Club photos) Pope and Young Club world records were on display at the club’s 30th biennial convention earlier this month in St. Louis, Mo. The three-day celebration, held every two years, is where the club honors the top big-game animals taken in North America over the previous two years and recognizes new bowhunting world-record animals. The four new records: Typical…
According to the survey, which was open only to 2016 fall turkey hunters, 63 percent were satisfied with their hunting experience. The results are based on 1,114 responses.
In addition to the eagle language, House Bill 1204 reduces the age from 16 to 12 for individuals to qualify for an apprentice hunter validation license, and allows youth who turn age 11 before the end of the calendar year to receive a whitetail doe license valid for only the youth deer hunting season.
Former state senator for whom the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council is partially named not a fan of Legacy bill unanimously passed by House last week.
The proposal that went out for public comment Friday would set a quota of two wolves in each of two Montana management areas outside the park.
Overall hunter success was 66 percent, with each hunter spending an average of 4.4 days in the field.
A light turkey harvest last fall and a mild winter have set the stage for what could be a fast-starting spring wild turkey hunting season.
The USDA worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eradicate nearly 70 feral swine from Arizona refuge.
Hunters spent more than $682.7 million and anglers spent over $271.3 million. Trappers, wildlife viewers and boaters were also big spenders with a combined contribution of almost $140 million.
Court says east-central Idaho wolf and coyote derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit.
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
Agency reports that the turkey population experienced reproductive success in the summer of 2015, and combined with relatively mild winters in 2015-16 and 2016-17, it is anticipated that the spring harvest will be up from last year and above the five-year average of about 20,000 birds.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
John Walker was cited in 2015 for placing corn and pumpkins near his deer stands on his Washburn County property. A circuit judge tossed the citation, finding there wasn’t any evidence Walker intended to hunt over the food.
Preliminary numbers from a project that puts tracking collars on moose show that only one of the calves — the most vulnerable group — died from winter ticks this year. A year ago, nearly 75 percent of the calves tracked died.
March decision that neither outdoors enthusiasts nor private landowners have the right to the water has reintroduced uncertainty into an already complex problem of how South Dakota’s non-meandered lakes should be used.
Moose population reportedly below management goals in many areas and reduced number of moose permits is designed to allow controlled growth of moose herd, estimated at 1,750 statewide.
With more than 200,000 wild turkeys and an annual harvest of 30,000 birds, Michigan is one of the top states in the country for spring turkey hunting.
Two times in the last four years, hunters from the northern Pennsylvania camp have harvested 10 black bear.
Positive test from this sample size increases concern that more CWD-positive deer might be present in the immediate area where the deer was taken.
First season kicks off April 12.
Bear hunt applications available;
deadline is Friday, May 5.
(NWTF image)EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation Gobble Map app has been improved and is ready for the 2017 spring turkey seasons, according to the NWTF. The “turkey hunter toolkit” app is free on both Android and Apple devices. Users of the NWTF Gobble Map will find a variety of features, including reports of turkey activity in their area, public…
Luke Garver began the job late last year, filling a role that had been vacant since Paul Brewer retired at the end of 2013.
Vermont was the first New England state to re-establish wild turkeys when it released 31 wild birds from New York in 1969 and 1970. Today, the Green Mountain State has an estimated 45,000-60,000 turkeys.