Hunting News

Nebraska claims it’s the best place to hunt turkeys

Nebraska claims it’s the best place to hunt turkeys

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

When spring turkey hunting season opens in Nebraska March 25, some of the best hunting opportunities in the nation are available to hunters. Not only are turkeys abundant, with populations in every county, but the permits are affordable and unlimited in quantity. “Nebraska’s turkey hunting opportunities are better than any place in the... READ MORE

Falconry: A modern art of training hawks to hunt

Falconry: A modern art of training hawks to hunt

By David Rainer

Photo: Larry Mullis’ red-tailed hawk, named Dixie, soars through the treetops to find a perch suitable for attacking a gray squirrel’s hideout. Boy, did I go on a fantastic squirrel hunt last weekend in the Grampian Hills outside Camden, Ala. Our hunting party bagged a grand total of two squirrels. Say what? Two squirrels are barely eno... READ MORE

Nebraska aerial survey collects mule deer data

Nebraska aerial survey collects mule deer data

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The third year of a five-year aerial survey of mule deer in the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska is now complete, indicating a decrease in overall mule deer population, but an increase in the number of fawns. During the survey, which covers eight subunits with the most suitable mule deer habitat within the Pine Ridge deer management unit, Commi... READ MORE

Report turkey harvest pronto, Georgia tells hunters

Report turkey harvest pronto, Georgia tells hunters

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Turkey hunting in Georgia this year? The Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division reminds hunters they’ll need to report it immediately. Before moving a harvested turkey, hunters are required to immediately enter the date and county on the harvest record, and within 72 hours, hunters must complete the reporting process thr... READ MORE

Missouri’s feral hog strike team gets funding boost

Missouri’s feral hog strike team gets funding boost

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Conservation and agriculture groups and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation have joined the Department of Conservation to provide more trapping equipment to the state’s feral hog strike team while educating the public about feral hogs. “The number of requests MDC gets asking for help with feral hogs continues to increase as l... READ MORE

Arkansas confirms CWD in elk taken in 2015

Arkansas confirms CWD in elk taken in 2015

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

An elk harvested near Pruitt on the Buffalo National River during the October 2015 hunting season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This is the first time an animal in Arkansas has tested positive for the disease, which is fatal to elk and white-tailed deer. In 2006, the Commission cr... READ MORE

Another low for Kansas hunting-related incidents

Another low for Kansas hunting-related incidents

By Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Just six hunting-related incidents reported in Kansas for 2015 ties the record low set in 2013. Unfortunately, one hunter lost his life. While six incidents is an amazingly low number considering hunters recorded more than 5 million hunter-days last year, it doesn’t lessen the impact on a family and community that lost one of its members. M... READ MORE

Pennsylvania’s 2015 bear harvest third highest ever

Pennsylvania’s 2015 bear harvest third highest ever

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

It was a large harvest, and a heavy one. Pennsylvania hunters harvested 3,748 bears in 2015, the third highest tally in state history. A whopping 68 of those bears topped the 500-pound mark. The harvest total represents an increase compared to 2014, when 3,371 bears were taken. With the 2015 total now official, the eight largest bear harvests al... READ MORE

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