Firearm Hunting News

Iowa Firearms Coalition 2011 Legislative Agenda

Election Day has come and gone and this year was marked by some of the bloodiest election battles we've seen  to date. While the  elections have come to a rest, IFC has not. Since the  close of the 2010 legislative session we have worked daily with the NRA on  multiple pieces of freedom driven  legislation.

Oklahoma Deer Gun Season Opens Nov 20th

Known as one of the biggest days of the year for Oklahoma hunters, the deer gun season opener is fast approaching. This year's deer gun season runs Nov. 20 through Dec. 5.

Annual deer harvest numbers over the past several years are at an all-time high, and last year 62 percent of the total annual harvest was accounted for during the deer gun season.

Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Begins Nov. 13th

Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Montana's Warm Weather Slows Hunt Success

The second weekend of the 2010 general big-game season was warm and clear in south central Montana– not ideal conditions for fall hunting success.

Fewer than a third of hunters who stopped at four south central Montana check stations operated by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks over the Halloween weekend had harvested game. For the two weekends, the success rate was just 30 percent, well below the long-term average.

Missouri's Fall Firearm Turkey Season Harvest 2nd Smallest in History

Hunters checked 5,928 wild turkeys during Missouri's fall firearms hunting season Oct. 1 through 31. It was the second-smallest harvest in the fall season's 33-year history. Top harvest counties were Greene with 199 turkeys checked, Franklin with 157 and Webster with 154.

Resource Scientist Jason Isabelle, who oversees the Missouri Department of Conservation's turkey-management program, said the harvest was about what he would expect based on the number of fall firearms turkey hunting permits sold.

Maine Deer Season Now Open

The 25-day regular deer hunting season (firearms) opened for Maine residents on Saturday, Oct. 30, and for non-residents the following Monday, Nov. 1.

Hunters must have a valid hunting license and, if selected in the lottery, an any-deer permit.

This fall, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is issuing 48,825 Any-Deer (Antlerless) permits -- a 7.5 percent increase over last year's number, or 3,340 more permits. They range from 490 permits in WMD 13 to 7,800 in WMD 23. No permits will be allocated in WMDs 1-11, 14, 18, 19, 27 and 28.

New Archery Range Opens in Middle Georgia
A new archery range is open in middle Georgia at the Flat Creek Public Fishing Area, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Michigan DNRE Extends Shooting Range Hours

In preparation for the upcoming hunting seasons, the DNRE has extended weekend shooting hours at four of the state shooting ranges it oversees, including the Rose Lake Shooting Range in Bath (Clinton County); the Sharonville Shooting Range in Grass Lake (Jackson County); the Ortonville Shooting Range in Ortonville (Lapeer County); and the Pontiac Lake Shooting Range in Waterford (Oakland County).

Georgia's Firearm Deer Season Kicks Off Oct. 16th

It is finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 16 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2011 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern Zone, through Jan. 15, 2011.

Revolvers Allowed for Deer Hunting in Connecticut

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that beginning this fall hunters will have the option to use a revolver to hunt deer on private lands of 10 or more acres. The change was made possible by a new law (PA 10-99) enacted during the 2010 legislative session and subsequent agency regulations which were approved on September 28, 2010.