From the Pennsylvania Game Commission website - PENNSYLVANIA HUNTERS READY TO TALK TURKEY
Fall season begins Nov. 1 in most parts of state; season lengths vary by WMU
One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons will begin this Saturday as hunters head afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey. But hunters really need to focus on the varying season starts and lengths throughout the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Hunter compliance protects the resource and ensures better turkey hunting in coming years.
While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMUs 3A, 3B and 3C – all of which are in northern Pennsylvania – to help those populations rebound from declining trends. And while a three-day season remains intact in WMU 5A, the timing of the season has changed to a Thursday-through-Saturday format to provide greater opportunity for hunters whose schedules do not allow for a weekday hunt.
Hunters who didn’t participate in the fall turkey season last year still might be unaware of season length changes put in place in 2013 in some WMUs, due to an ongoing study to determine how the length of the fall season affects the female turkey harvest.
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From Yamaha Motor Corp. - Register for Yamaha Outdoors-NHF Day Sweepstakes Before Midnight October 31
Support National Hunting and Fishing Day with Chance to Win Viking FI 4x4
Cypress, California - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for
outdoorsmen and women, has donated a new 2014 Viking
FI 4x4 in honor of National Hunting and
Fishing Day’s (NHF Day) celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation.
Yamaha reminds outdoor enthusiasts that they can still register to win before
midnight on October 31, 2014, at www.yamahamotorsports.com/nhfday.
This year’s NHF Day celebration was held on Saturday, September
27, 2014, and continues to serve as the most effective grass roots effort ever
taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation... more on Yamaha Outdoors' Viking FI 4x4 giveaway
From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Utah's most prized big game permits
Applications for 2015 sportsman permits accepted soon
Salt Lake City, Utah - You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2015 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 28.
Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat.
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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - So many seasons, so little November
November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in Kansas
Pratt, Kansas - For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fall festivities, you may want to reconsider your plans this upcoming month.
TROUT FISHING: NOV. 1 - APRIL 15
From Nov. 1, 2014-April 15, 2015, anglers can enjoy some of the best fishing opportunities in the state as nearly 30 public fishing areas will be stocked periodically with this special species.
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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24
Volunteers turn out to help prepare public blinds for season opening; ducks abundant in Little Creek impoundments
Dover, Delaware – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the season opening.
This year’s season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are:
- Friday, Oct. 24-Tuesday, Nov. 11
- Monday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 29
- Friday, Dec. 12-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
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From the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission - All 400 Permits Issued at Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt
Nashville, Tennessee - All 400 permits were issued at a Saturday hand-held drawing to participate in Tennessee’s second sandhill crane hunt. The drawing was held at the Birchwood Community Center in north Hamilton County.
As a result of the drawing, there are no leftover permits to issue this week at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices.
The draw was conducted by TWRA staff members from the Nashville office and the TWRA Region III office in Crossville.
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From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
Annapolis, Maryland - Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult.
To participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old. All junior hunters and their adult mentors must possess a Maryland hunting license, or be exempt from the license requirement... more on special youth waterfowl hunting days in Maryland
From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season
Austin, Texas – If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.
“I had a report of a bow hunter in Walker County connecting on a buck that scored 163 B&C (Boone & Crockett scoring system),” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department White-tailed Deer Program Leader. “It turns out it was the hunter’s first time to bow hunt. I got another report of a 183 B&C buck harvested in Atascosa County on a low-fenced MLD property.”
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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - DWR to release 11,000 pheasants
Salt Lake City, Utah - If it's been years since you hunted pheasants, it's time to grab your gun and head afield. More than 11,000 pheasants will be released on 56 public hunting areas during Utah's upcoming pheasant hunt.
The hunt opens on Nov. 1. But you don't have to hunt that day to get in on the action — pheasants will be released before each weekend of the hunt.
The one exception is the week of Thanksgiving. That week, birds will be released early in the week so plenty of pheasants will be available to pursue over the Thanksgiving holiday.
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