From the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department - Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 15

Controlled Waterfowl Hunt - image courtesy of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Montpelier, Vermont - Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.

The applications may be downloaded from Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife), and printed applications will be available at Vermont Fish & Wildlife offices in Montpelier, Essex Junction, Addison, Barre, St. Johnsbury, Springfield and Rutland.

Hunting under controlled conditions for ducks at Mud Creek in Alburgh and geese at Dead Creek in Addison has been popular since the early 1970's. Applications must be filled out correctly and postmarked no later than September 15. There is no fee to apply.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide available online and in print

2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide

Hunters, trappers reminded to buy a 2014-2015 license

Dover, Delaware – The 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide is available online and in print, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. This year’s cover features the winning photograph in the Division’s 2013 Hunting Photography Contest, “Patiently Waiting” by Jason Gary of Hartly. The guide is available now at participating license agents throughout the state, at the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s licensing desk in the Richardson and Robbins Building at 89 Kings Highway in Dover, and online at 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Features include: details on the newly-established coyote hunting and trapping seasons; changes to trapping regulations and deer tagging information; a summary of the 2013-2014 deer harvest; a request for volunteers to participate in the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s annual turkey brood survey; and a new youth hunting section to help parents and young hunters prepare for the upcoming hunting season.

Hunters and trappers are encouraged to review the guide before heading afield this fall.... Find out more about Delaware's 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Guide ...

From Colt’s Manufacturing Company - Colt’s Mark Redl Wins Custom Defensive Pistol Division at New England Regional Redl Increases Lead for King of New England CDP Division

Mark Redl on taking first place in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division at the New England Regional IDPA Championship West Hartford, Connecticut – Colt congratulates sponsored shooter Mark Redl on taking first place in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division at the New England Regional IDPA Championship. Redl scored 277.82 match points in the CDP Master Class, with 82 points down. This victory also increases Redl’s lead in his division for the 2014 King of New England title, which he looks to claim again after his victory in 2013.

“We are all very excited for Mark and another outstanding win,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “It is wonderful to see him continue to put in the hard work and get closer to achieving his goal of repeating his King of New England CDP Division title. Colt’s Manufacturing Company is also proud to have been a sponsor of this popular IDPA match.”

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Form the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - Squirrel Season Opens, 2014 Free Hunting Day August 23

Squirrel image courtesy of TN.govNashville, Tennessee - All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, Aug. 23 is the 2014 Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. 

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. Regular hunters are encouraged to introduce friends and family members (young and old) to the outdoors sport ... find out more about a free day of hunting in Tennessee ...

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Deer Archery Season to Open September 5

White-tailed Deer - Photo from FWS.gov Annapolis, Maryland Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on September 5, 2014 and continues through January 31, 2015. As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for bucks, but the antlerless deer bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions.

New this year, in Region A hunters may take only two antlerless deer for the license year. Also new, an antler point restriction institutes that a hunter may not harvest more than two white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that have two or fewer points on each antler present. Any additional antlered deer taken within the legal seasons and bag limits must have at least three points on one antler. Junior Hunting License holders are exempt from the antler point restriction.

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From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department - Fall Turkey Season Set

Male turkey image from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,805 licenses available to hunters, 215 fewer than last year.

Prospective hunters, including gratis applicants, can apply online, or print out an application to mail, at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications will be available by Aug. 22 from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.

Applications are also accepted at the department’s toll-free licensing line, 800-406-6409. A service fee is added for license applications made over the phone.

Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply in the first lottery. Nonresidents can apply for fall turkey licenses that are still available following the first lottery.

An experimental hunting season will continue for the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Lab in Mandan. A maximum of 30 licenses will be available. These licenses will be available at the Game and Fish Department once a person first obtains a permit from USDA-ARS.

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From the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources - Feral Goat, Sheep Control Permits Announced For Pu’u Wa’awa’a Forest Reserve-Makai And Mauka Sections

Feral Hawaiian Goat Hunts from Hook You Up Hunts
Feral Hawaiian Goat and Hunts - photo courtesy of Hook You Up Outfitters
Hilo, Hawaii - The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is issuing permits for control of feral goats in the makai portion —and feral goat and feral sheep in the mauka portion —of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (PWW) Forest Reserve, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,”䅉-123-9, “Nuisance or crop damage.” These programs will be conducted on weekends only, in two phases.  Phase 1 will begin Sept. 20, 2014 – Oct. 19, 2014.  Phase 2 will begin Feb. 7, 2015 – Mar. 15, 2015. 

For PWW Makai (below Mamalahoa Highway), the program will be limited to archery for the first three (3) weekends of Phase 1, from Sept. 20, 2014 – Oct. 5, 2014 and the first four (4) weekends of Phase 2, from Feb. 7, 2015 – Mar. 1, 2015.  The program will be limited to muzzleloader for the last two weekends of Phase 1, from Oct. 11-19, 2014, and the last two (2) weekends of Phase 2, from Mar. 7-15, 2015.  The bag limit on goats for PWW Makai will be two (2) per hunter per day of the program.  Deboning is not allowed, but quartering feral goats is permissible with skin attached for identification purposes.  For safety purposes, a maximum of 50 permittees will be allowed in the PWW Makai section per day. 

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From Franchi - FRANCHI hunts new ground with Theresa Vail and Limitless: The first Miss America Contestant to endorse firearms brand

Former Ms. Kansas and Ms. America contestant and outdoor celebrity Theresa Vail Acokeek, Maryland - Franchi, a division of Benelli USA, has announced its sponsorship and endorsement deal with the former Ms. Kansas and Ms. America contestant and outdoor celebrity Theresa Vail.

As part of the arrangement, Franchi will be the presenting sponsor of Vail’s new Outdoor Channel reality show “Limitless with Theresa Vail” and bring her onto the brand’s prostaff team. It’s a move calculated to show the brand’s support of young and aspiring shooters, and give the Italian shotgun maker access to a broader and more diverse set of potential buyers.

“We’re thrilled to work with Theresa—and believe that not only is she a personality, but a person who comes along once in a great while in our industry.” … more on Ms. America contestant Theresa Vail signing with Franchi ...

From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - West Virginia's Canada Goose Season opens Sept. 1, 2014

Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. West Virginia's Canada goose season begins Sept. 1, 2014. South Charleston, West Virginia – West Virginia's 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons will begin statewide Sept. 1, 2014, with the opening of the early Canada goose season, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). The early Canada goose season ends on September 13. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. All other general waterfowl hunting regulations apply to the September season.

Hunters must possess a federal waterfowl stamp and a free Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration card in addition to a regular hunting license. HIP cards are free and available from DNR offices and all hunting license agents.

"Canada geese are found throughout West Virginia, but the largest concentrations are in the major river valleys where agriculture and suburban landscapes provide an abundance of open land… find out more about Canada Goose hunting in West Virginia ...

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