Iowa Pheasant Hunting on Thanksgiving as Tra…

Iowa Pheasant Hunting on Thanksgiving as Traditional as Pumpkin Pie
Posted on: 11/21/19

Iowa’s pheasant season closes Jan. 10, 2020. For many Iowans, a Thanksgiving Day pheasant hunt is as much a part of the holiday tradition as football, battling over the last turkey leg and an afternoon nap, and this year’s outing may be one of the best. North of Interstate 80, things are shaping up for the Thanksgiving holiday to have good pheasant hunting – our bird numbers are stable and the crop harvest was late – hopefully… READ MORE

Iowa 2019 Shotgun Deer Seasons Opens Dec 7Po…

Iowa 2019 Shotgun Deer Seasons Opens Dec 7
Posted on: 11/21/19

The first of Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons is December 7-11 followed by the second from December 14-22. Hunters need to pick one of the seasons – only landowners can hunt both. Hunters should expect to see about the same number of deer in the timber as last year – with the possible exception for hunters in southcentral Iowa, where local deer populations were impacted by an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease. Iowa hunters have more opportunity to pursue deer this year as… READ MORE

Oklahoma 2019 Deer Rutting Activity Report A…

Oklahoma 2019 Deer Rutting Activity Report Ahead of Gun Season Opener
Posted on: 11/21/19

The most highly anticipated day of the year arrives Saturday for many thousands of Oklahoma hunters. The state’s deer gun season officially begins a half-hour before sunrise Nov. 23. To help hunters plan their opening-day outing in the deer woods, here are up-to-date regional reports from Wildlife Department field personnel. Overall, the state’s deer population is in great shape this year, thanks to abundant (in some cases record-setting) spring rainfall and… READ MORE

South Dakota East River Deer Hunters Should …

South Dakota East River Deer Hunters Should be Aware of Wet Conditions
Posted on: 11/21/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Department is reminding hunters heading out for the East River Deer season to be mindful of the wet conditions that exist across much of eastern South Dakota. “There are a lot of muddy roads, pastures and fields across the state, but especially in… READ MORE

Experimental Texas Mule Deer Antler Restrict…

Experimental Texas Mule Deer Antler Restrictions Continue in Southeast Panhandle
Posted on: 11/21/19

With the mule deer hunting season opening this Saturday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters about experimental antler restriction regulations in place in seven Panhandle counties. Mule deer season in Lynn County runs Nov. 23 – Dec. 1. In the other six counties participating in the experimental antler restriction, the mule deer season will run Nov. 23- Dec. 8. The regulations, which took effect last year in six of the seven counties, prohibits the harvest of any mule deer buck with… READ MORE

Texas Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harve…

Texas Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harvest During Upcoming 2019 Antlerless Season
Posted on: 11/21/19

For the first time, 21 counties in south-central Texas can partake in a four-day antlerless season that runs from Nov. 28- Dec. 1. Mandatory reporting is required for any antlerless deer harvested during the new 4-day doe season, along with any antlerless deer harvested during the archery, youth only and muzzleloader seasons. Within 24 hours of harvest, hunters in the 21 counties listed below are… READ MORE

Wyoming to Make Official Count of Black Bear…

Wyoming to Make Official Count of Black Bears
Posted on: 11/21/19

With the help of an organization of hunters, Wyoming Game and Fish officials are attempting to do something they’ve never done before: count black bears. While department biologists know the species has steadily increased in number, they can’t say how many black bears actually reside in the state. Previously, population trends have been calculated primarily on harvest data. That’s about to change… READ MORE

Connecticut 2019 Firearms Deer Hunting Seaso…

Connecticut 2019 Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Nov 20
Posted on: 11/20/19

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently issued a reminder that a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway or about to begin, most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season on Wednesday, November 20.  Hunting is allowed on private lands and on most state forests and wildlife management areas, and some state parks. Specific deer hunting season information is… READ MORE

Connecticut 2019 Firearms Deer Hunting Seaso…

Connecticut 2019 Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Nov 20
Posted on: 11/20/19

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently issued a reminder that a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway or about to begin, most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season on Wednesday, November 20.  Hunting is allowed on private lands and on most state forests and wildlife management areas, and some state parks. Specific deer hunting season information is… READ MORE

Minnesota Confirms Eastern Equine Encephalit…

Minnesota Confirms Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Ruffed Grouse
Posted on: 11/20/19

Three Itasca County ruffed grouse that appeared sick have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus called eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), marking the first time the virus has been confirmed to cause illness in a Minnesota wild animal. Now that we’ve found the EEE virus in Minnesota grouse, we will continue to monitor grouse populations for signs of the disease, said Michelle Carstensen, wildlife health program leader for the Minnesota DNR. It’s too soon to say how widespread the EEE virus might be in… READ MORE

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