Latest Hunting News

North Carolina Home from the Hunt Campaign Urges Turkey Season Safety

With wild turkey hunting season in full swing statewide through May 12, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home from the Hunt™ safety campaign reminds everyone to take precautions to ensure a safe and successful day in the field.

Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 23

The Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to participate in the upcoming spring wild turkey season, which runs April 23 through May 31. Michigan's current turkey population is estimated at over 200,000 birds, and turkey hunters here are fortunate to have one of the longest turkey seasons nationwide. Michigan ranks sixth in the nation for turkey harvest and is rated as having high-quality turkey hunting.

Iowa Commission Approves Changes to Fall Hunting Seasons

Changes to Iowa’s waterfowl, deer and furbearer seasons, were approved during the April 12 meeting of the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The season proposals will be available for public comment in May prior to a public hearing on May 23.

Approved changes to the waterfowl regulations include a three zone, two season split with the Missouri River zone as the new third zone, and reduced Canada goose zone boundaries in some areas.

Iowa Youth Turkey Season Success

With Iowa hunters now settling into the traditional spring turkey season, younger hunters can chalk up another season of hunting experience. The extended youth season offered a bonus for them; extra days in the woods, learning more about the outdoors….and maybe how to persuade a love-struck tom to strut within range.

Hawaii Partnership Works to Protect Agriculture and the Environment First Axis Deer Taken in Control Effort on April 11

To protect Hawai‘i island from the impacts of axis deer that were illegally introduced and are now spreading, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), has been providing resources for a team to investigate the known locations of, and more recently to begin controlling deer. Axis deer are not native to Hawai‘i, and they are known pests of agriculture, as well as native and culturally significant plants, many of which are already endangered.

Input Sought for Colorado, Grand Mesa Bear Management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on the development of bear management plans for hunting units on the Grand Mesa.

During the month of May, wildlife managers will host public meetings in Grand Junction, Hotchkiss, Rifle and Collbran to provide information on bear management and seek public comment on how to maintain a healthy bear population while reducing bear conflicts. The areas up for discussion include Game Management Units, 41, 42, 421, 411, 52, 53, 63 and 521.

Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting Open up in Western Merced County, California

Opening weekend requires tags, access permit and reservations

Applications are being accepted for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, August 11-12, of the Zone A season.

Small-mouth Bass Posing a Threat to Native Fish in Fossil Creek, Arizona

Nonnative smallmouth bass have been detected above both the permanent and temporary man-made fish barriers along Fossil Creek, which is a unique fishery and haven for native fish including roundtail and headwater chub, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. 

Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer Awarded Medal of Honor

Joe Lindsey, a Conservation Enforcement Officer with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF), has been awarded the 2012 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor. He received the award during a joint session of the Alabama Legislature held to honor the state's law enforcement officers on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Oklahoma Controlled Hunts Application Online Now

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's popular controlled hunts program is open to online applicants now.

The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter. Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.