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Results Available for Washington’s Special Hunt Drawing

Hunters who submitted applications for 2012 special-hunt permits can check the results of this year’s drawing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website.

The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 8 and are now available for viewing at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wa/specialhuntlookup.

Holders of the special permits can hunt at times and locations beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.

“First Lady of Hunting” Receives American Veterans’ Highest Service Award

Brenda Valentine is a national champion archer, world-class hunter, conservation, T.V. host, author, and is often referred to as the “First Lady of Hunting.” Valentine has spent most of her life promoting hunting.

Now she can add another great honor to her achievements.

FHFH Meat Donation Totals Strong Despite Weather and Economy

Hunters and farmers in states nationwide donated421,000 pounds of meat to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) this past year – enough for 1.68 million servings of nutritious meat. This figure includes deer and elk donated by hunters along with some livestock and poultry donations from farmers.

NSSF Urges Americans to Tell Senators to Vote Yes on the Sportsmen’s Act

NSSF urgently encourages all firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to immediately call their U.S. Senators and urge them to VOTE YES on the Sportsmen’s Act (Senate Amendment 2232).

Texas’ “Hogs-by-Helicopter” Law is a Booming Success

State lawmakers around the country seeking to lead their constituencies out of economic woe may want to make note of a new Texas law that’s having very positive financial effects for the state. The law allows landowners to sell permits for taking invasive and destructive feral hogs via helicopter and is being lauded as a huge success.

North Dakota’s Fall Turkey Season Set, Apply Online

North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 4,145 licenses available to hunters, a decrease of 10 percent from last year.

Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor for the state Game and Fish Department, said harvest and population data from hunting units in the southwest and in some units in the central part of the state indicate poor production and chick recruitment from 2008-2011.

Tuesday is Arizona’s Fall Hunt Application Deadline

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for Arizona’s fall draw for hunting deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant. Applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department by 7 p.m. (MST), Tuesday, June 12. There are three ways to apply for the fall draw: online, in person or by mail.

Minnesota’s Walk-in Access Hunting Program Grows

Anyone who is hunting in Minnesota this upcoming fall will be pleased to hear that the recently developed walk-in access program will be growing nearly 55 percent larger than last year. Around 14,000 acres have been enrolled this year, which adds to the already-enrolled 9,000 acres.

South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger Donates Meals to Those in Need

At its recent annual meeting in Custer State Park, the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger (SAH) Board of Directors reported that hunters donated 78,735 pounds of game meat to needy individuals and families across the state last year.

Although the total pounds of donated meat dropped 25 percent in 2011, donations in 2010 were record large.

Proficiency Tests Required for Arkansas' Urban Deer Hunt

Unique deer hunting opportunities are increasing for Arkansas sportsmen. There is a catch, however. Hunters have to meet a somewhat stringent list of rules.