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Remote controlled gadgets cannot be used to pursue wildlife

Remote controlled gadgets cannot be used to pursue wildlife

By Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona’s Game and Fish Department is reminding sportsmen who may recently have received a drone as a gift that flying a wildly popular drone must comply with state and federal wildlife laws and regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration predicted more than 1 million drones would be bought as holiday gifts. Like Santa’s sleigh, d... READ MORE

Missouri reports alternative methods

Missouri reports alternative methods

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters in Missouri harvested 11,061 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the 2015-2016 Missouri firearms deer-hunting season, December 19 to 29. Of the total harvest, 2,994 were antlered bucks, 1,594 button bucks, and 6,473 does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 260 deer harvested, Howell with 247, and Texas with 235. The h... READ MORE

A common scents look at the rut in the South

A common scents look at the rut in the South

By David Rainer

Photo: Young deer usually don’t respond to presence of humans like mature bucks and Alpha does, which react instantly when human scent is detected. Mature deer will also change travel corridors and other behaviors when those areas have human scent. Finally, Alabama deer hunters got a week of weather where sweating and pouring rain weren&rsqu... READ MORE

Nebraska surveys deer hunters through Jan. 22

Nebraska surveys deer hunters through Jan. 22

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska’s survey of deer hunters continues through January 22. The survey, conducted every five years, is designed to gather hunter information about experiences, attitudes and opinions related to the 2015 deer season. The public input is important to the Commission and is another way hunters can participate in Nebraska’s deer manage... READ MORE

Gunnison Basin closed to shed collecting until March 15

Gunnison Basin closed to shed collecting until March 15

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

To minimize disturbance to wildlife during the cold winter months, shed antler collecting is prohibited in the Gunnison Basin until March 15. After that date, collectors must be aware of regulations for this activity established by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "Special regulations have been in place for several years, so anyone planning to collect... READ MORE

Trapping more effective than hunting feral hogs

Trapping more effective than hunting feral hogs

By Missouri Department of Conservation

In Missouri, where feral hog eradication efforts have increased this year through trapping, citizens are being asked to report feral hog sightings or damage as soon as possible. While the Department of Conservation continues to work with legislators, community groups, agencies and landowners to increase awareness about feral hogs, it has learned h... READ MORE

Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent so far

Nebraska deer harvest up 11 percent so far

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Total deer harvest in Nebraska is up 11 percent compared to this time one year ago. As of Dec. 8, nearly 50,000 deer have been harvested, compared to 45,000 in 2014 and 42,500 in 2013. The biggest change is the mule deer buck harvest of 8,307 – up 1,200 from 2014. That is an increase of 17 percent from last year and 25 percent from 2013. &... READ MORE

73,399 deer checked during Ohio gun season

73,399 deer checked during Ohio gun season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 6, a significant increase over the 2014 harvest of 65,484 deer. During the 2013 deer-gun season, 75,408 deer were checked. To date, for the 2015 deer hunting seasons, hunters have checked 152,554 deer. Last year at this same time, hunters had ha... READ MORE

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