From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Talkin’ turkey Outta' the Woods
Tallahassee, Florida -
Hopefully, you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to talk turkey and I, for one, am in full turkey mode!
Youth hunters can benefit from the two-day, youth spring turkey hunting season the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occurs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs).
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From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Deer harvest down in ’13 but still a top 10 season
Hunters harvested fewer deer in the 2013 season than in each of the previous five seasons. That might be sobering news to some deer hunters, but it wasn’t unexpected.
“Going into the year, I knew it was going to be down,” said Chad Stewart, deer management biologist with the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. “It’s what we thought it would be.”
The reported harvest of 125,635 deer was about 10,600 fewer deer than the record harvest of 136,248 in 2012, a decline of 7.8 percent. It still ranks eighth best since regulated deer hunting began in Indiana in 1951. The full harvest report is at wildlife.IN.gov
, under Featured Topics.
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From the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department - Fish & Wildlife Board Sets Permit Numbers for 2014 Moose Hunt
Montpelier, Vermont - A total of 285 regular firearms moose season permits and 50 archery moose season permits will be issued for Vermont’s 22nd annual October moose hunt under a proposed regulation approved by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board at their February 26 monthly meeting in Montpelier.
The board voted on a proposal presented by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department that allocates permits in 16 of the state’s 21 Wildlife Management Units. The proposed regulation must be voted on at one more Board meeting in early April.
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From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department - February 28 is Deadline to Apply for Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Moose and Mountain Goat
Cheyenne, Wyoming - Hunters who are interested in getting their application in for moose, bighorn sheep, wild bison and mountain goat are reminded that the deadline to apply is February 28.
Beginning this year all applications must be submitted online. And the system will not take applications that are submitted after 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
Bison hunters are reminded that starting this year, applicants are required to submit the full license fee at the time of application
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From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Duck hunters finish the season on DNR Waterfowl Management Areas
Columbia, South Carolina -
Duck hunters finished the season on S.C. Department of Natural Resources public hunting lands, with a total reported harvest of 5079 birds, an average of 1.7 birds per hunter. A total of 3085 hunters participated in 170 hunts at the 19 Wildlife Management Areas that recorded individual hunt data.
Wood ducks accounted for 34 percent of the total harvest, followed by Gadwall, Northern shoveler, American green-winged teal, and American widgeon.
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From the Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Big Game Access Program cancelled after pilot study
Colorado Springs, Colorado - After a pilot study, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be suspending its Big Game Access Program (BGAP). BGAP was designed to evaluate the potential of a big game leasing program in southeastern Colorado and create hunting opportunities that both benefited landowners and hunters in the area. However, recent budgetary shortfalls have caused Colorado Parks and Wildlife to reevaluate all of its programs and as a result the decision was made to end BGAP.
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From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department - Enter the 2014 N.H.Moose Hunt Lottery Today
Concord, New Hampshire – The lottery is open for New Hampshire's 2014 moose hunt. Enter soon and try your luck on what many consider the adventure of a lifetime. Lottery applications are just $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents.
To enter, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm, where you can apply online or get a mail-in application. Or pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game license agent or at the Fish and Game Department in Concord.
Moose hunt lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time on May 30, 2014, or delivered to the Licensing office at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 20 in Concord.
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From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Antler measuring sessions set across South Carolina
Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' annual series of measuring sessions.
Columbia, South Carolina -
Each year during March, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) measures deer antlers throughout the state, with a major effort during the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic scheduled for March 28-30 at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. A total of 6,168 sets of white-tailed deer antlers, including 5,936 typical racks and 232 nontypical, are currently ranked on South Carolina's all-time antler records list, according to Charles Ruth, Deer and Wild Turkey Project supervisor for DNR. Minimum scores for state record listing are 125 points for typical antlers and 145 points for nontypical antlers. Measurements are based on the Boone and Crockett system.
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From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Latest Pure Michigan Hunt winners take home their prizes
Lansing, Michigan -
Bill Kring of Cadillac, Bruce Shaneour of Osseo and Frank Zrepskey of Algonac, the most recent winners of the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing, all came to the February Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing to take home their winnings.
Each won 2014 hunting licenses for elk, bear, antlerless deer and spring and fall turkey, as well as first choice at a managed waterfowl area on opening morning.
"I still can't believe it," said Bill Kring. "All I could think is, 'are you kidding me?'"
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