Off Season Hunting News

Arizona Reminder: Public Is Invited to a March 22 Discussion on the Future of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Management

Sportsmen/women, wildlife enthusiasts, and other members of the public are invited to a meeting on Thursday, March 22, 6-9 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix, to discuss how constituents can best unite and work together on issues and challenges affecting the future of hunting, fishing and Arizona's wildlife. 

In response to a number of questions asked by constituents, below is some additional information:

Why is the meeting being held?

‘Hunting Is Conservation’ on RMEF Social Media

Hunters deserve to be proud of their contributions to wildlife, habitat and resource conservation—and the American public deserves to know how it all works together. To help, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is using its social media platforms to share a series of facts illustrating how “Hunting Is Conservation.”

Special Kentucky Fish And Wildlife Commission Meeting To Discuss Bear Season Modifications

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. (Eastern time) March 19 to consider modifications to the state’s bear season. This is the only item on the agenda.

Research Aimed at Understanding Moose Productivity Initiated on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Kenai residents will soon notice orange collars on some Kenai moose. The collars are a sign that Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have initiated research to better understand the variety of factors affecting moose reproduction and survival on the Kenai Peninsula.

Georgia DNR Accepting Public Comment on Grant to Increase Public Access

Expanding and enhancing public access to Wildlife Management areas is a priority for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).  A grant received by WRD will assist with this priority, but first the agency is seeking public comment for a required environmental assessment prior to the funds being awarded. 

Michigan DNR Reminds Public to Leave Wildlife in the Wild

Unseasonably warm weather may have Michigan's black bears and recently born cubs out roaming earlier than usual. Great-horned owl chicks are already hatched and will be out of the nest before long. Spring is the season for wildlife to give birth. The Department of Natural Resources reminds Michigan residents to resist the instinct to try to help baby animals that may appear to be abandoned because in nearly every case a parent is nearby and the baby animal is not abandoned.

Expect Bears to Emerge From Dens Earlier This Spring in New Hampshire

Recommendation: Take birdfeeders down by March 15

South Carolina DNR Seeks Help in Updating List of Wildlife Rehabbers

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. This includes the wildlife populations of our state.

Now is the Time to Take a Hunter's Safety Class

If you've got your sights set on hunting this fall and still need to complete your hunter education requirements, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises that now is a good time to sign up for a hunter safety class.

Hunter education is required in Wyoming for all hunters born after 1965. The major purpose of hunter education is the prevention of hunting and firearm related accidents, but emphasis is also placed on improving knowledge about the heritage of hunting and developing a sense of ethics and responsibility.

Louisiana D.W.F. Public Meetings Begin This Week on Proposed Hunting Seasons

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six public meetings around the state to present proposed 2012-14 hunting season dates, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, and waterfowl zones and splits options.

Public comment will be taken on all items under consideration by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission through May 3. The meeting dates and locations include: