Exotics Hunting News

Hawaii Issuing Goat Permits for Pu' U' Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is issuing goat control permits for the makai portion of the Pu'u Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve on the island of Hawai'i.

Makai goat control will be conducted on weekends, starting September 11, 2010 and ending October 3, 2010. Because of safety and fire risk concerns the program will be limited to archery and a maximum of 50 permit holders will be allowed per day. There will be no limit on the number of goats taken, and deboning will be allowed.

Hawai'i Black-tailed Deer Season on Kaua'i

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of a black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua'i.

New Mexico Game Commission to Discuss Elk & Bighorn Rules

The State Game Commission will consider establishing rules for the 2011-2014 hunting seasons for elk, bighorn sheep, exotic species and waterfowl seasons at its meeting July 8 in Silver City.

Florida FWC Warns Residents to Stay Away From Monkey
The elusive rhesus macaque monkey darting around the Tampa Bay area and cheered on by 60,000 Facebook fans is generating a lot of banter. However, wildlife officials caution that this monkey is highly stressed and potentially very dangerous, and is itself in danger.
Deadline Approaching for New Mexico Big Game Hunting
Wednesday, April 7, is the deadline for hunters to apply for 2010-2011 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, Barbary sheep and bighorn sheep hunting opportunities allotted by draw in New Mexico.
Ohio DNR Encourages Fallow Deer Harvest
Hunters along the Clinton and Warren County border have sighted several fallow deer in recent weeks according to biologists of the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
American Deer and Wildlife Alliance Supports Rare Antelope
The American Deer & Wildlife Alliance has announced its support of the Exotic Wildlife Association and its appeal of a ruling by Federal Judge Henry Kennedy Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Washington, DC that threatens the extinction of three rare antelope species which have prospered in the United States.
New Mexico Proposes License Changes
The State Game Commission will consider changing the way hunters apply for deer licenses and set the 2010-2011 big-game license application deadlines at the Commission's meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, in Las Cruces.
SCI Condemns Poachers Posing as Hunters to Kill White Rhinos
Safari Club International (SCI) condemns the recent poaching of white rhinoceros in South Africa committed by criminals posing as legitimate hunters. This elaborate impersonation scheme has allowed several poachers to obtain rhino hunting permits, then put the rhino horn into the illegal commercial trade.
Safari Club Represents Hunters at Critical Trade Meeting
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) will represent hunters at this week's twenty-fourth meeting of the Animals Committee for the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to ensure that decisions on trade for species of interest to traveling hunters, notably the African Lion, Elephant and Leopard, are based on science and the principles of sustainable use and not on the agenda of anti-hunting organizations.