Latest Hunting News

Virginia Black Bear Tests Positive for Rabies

On April 17th, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) was contacted by two men who encountered a bear that appeared to be acting very erratically in Afton, Virginia, Albemarle County. The men were driving a small 4-wheel off-road utility vehicle on a large, secluded parcel of land, when a bear approached and began biting the vehicle's tire, and then attempted to enter the occupied vehicle. The men were able to exit the vehicle without injury and ultimately shot and killed the bear.

Ohio Blue Rock State Forest Hosts Special Hunt

Nineteen disabled hunters participated in a special hunt for wild turkeys at Blue Rock State Forest in Muskingum County on April 14, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry.

Delay Mowing to Avoid Disturbing Wild Turkey Nests in Mississippi

Late April through early June is the peak nesting season for wild turkeys and several other ground-nesting birds.  These species prefer to nest in overgrown pastures, hay fields, road edges, and ditch banks, which can make them vulnerable to mowing and haying.  In order to avoid impacting these species, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recommends delaying mowing of these areas until after July 1st.

Voluntary Inspections Continue to Protect Michigan Farms, Natural Resources Against Invasive Swine

On April 17 and 18, 2012, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted six inspections of properties that in the past may have possessed swine that are prohibited in Michigan. The compliance inspections were conducted with the full consent of the property owners. Each of the properties was found to be free of prohibited swine.

Kansas to Participate in Wanna go Fishing for Millions? Promotion

Tagged fish could be worth big bucks

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will participate again this year in Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? promotion by tagging fish at certain public lakes around the state.

Indiana CheckIN Game System in Place for Turkey Season

Hunters during the spring and youth turkey season now have the option of reporting their harvest information using a free online system through the Department of Natural Resources called CheckIN Game.

Hunters can report their turkey harvest through a computer, tablet or wide variety of smart phones and handheld devices without having to take the turkey to a designated check station for physical inspection.

However, hunters will still have the option of taking their turkey to a designated check station.

New Conservation Program Promising for Georgia's Gopher Tortoises

Georgia’s state reptile is in line for some much needed help from a federal Farm Bill program. But interested landowners have only until April 30 to apply for financial assistance through the new Working Lands for Wildlife partnership.

Working Lands for Wildlife teams the U.S. Agricultural Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to conserve wildlife by restoring populations of declining species and strengthening rural economies through productive working lands.

Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Seeks Suspect in Turkey Case

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents are seeking a suspect who, according to witnesses, fired a gun from inside a vehicle across a public roadway and illegally took a wild turkey.

California Commission Adopts Salmon Season Regulation Packages

The Fish and Game Commission adopted ocean and inland salmon fishingregulations for 2012 at its April meetings. Inland salmon season regulations were adopted for the Central Valley, and Klamath and Trinity rivers. Longer seasons and increased fishing opportunities are the hallmarks of what is expected to be a banner season for ocean and river anglers.

Remington NBC Response

NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world.