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HELSINKI | Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in … Continue reading HELSINKI | Animal saved from icy Estonian river turns out to be a wolf

Recent Rains Bring Optimism For Teal Hunters

PRATT, KANSAS – The same strong storm systems that ruined many dove hunts came at a perfect time for this year’s teal season.  Many wetlands have been filling since Sunday.  The combination of improved habitat, a cool front, and hunting seasons in northern states has brought thousands of blue-winged and green-winged teal to Kansas . … Continue reading Recent Rains Bring Optimism For Teal Hunters

WISCONSIN | Time to plan this fall’s Learn to Hunt event

Invite family and friends who haven’t experienced hunting! MADISON, WISCONSIN – Hunting is right around the corner. If you have an interest and time, please consider sponsoring a Learn to Hunt event this fall.  This is an opportunity to connect OR reconnect with a novice hunter (adult or youth) in our great outdoors. A Learn … Continue reading WISCONSIN | Time to plan this fall’s Learn to Hunt event

NORTH DAKOTA | Swan Hunt Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

NORTH DAKOTA– North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and 408 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2018 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Sept. 4, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Resident and nonresident hunters … Continue reading NORTH DAKOTA | Swan Hunt Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

OKLAHOMA | Factors Combine This Weekend for Perfect Hunting Opportunity

Factors Combining This Weekend to Create Perfect Hunt Opportunity OKLHOMA– There may never be a better opportunity than this coming weekend of Sept. 1-2 to introduce someone new to hunting in Oklahoma. Several things will come together to create a perfect scenario allowing current hunters to pass along one of America’s greatest outdoor traditions and … Continue reading OKLAHOMA | Factors Combine This Weekend for Perfect Hunting Opportunity

Texas Park & Wildlife News: TPW Commission Adopts Rules Permitting Pneumatic Weapons for Hunting

AUSTIN, TX – Beginning this fall, hunters in Texas will be able to use air guns and arrow guns that meet criteria established under new rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The regulations create a new category of legal means for hunting in Texas defined as pre-charged pneumatic devices.  Unlike pellet guns … Continue reading Texas Park & Wildlife News: TPW Commission Adopts Rules Permitting Pneumatic Weapons for Hunting

MINNESOTA | Hunters may face challenges getting on Pelican Lake this fall

MINNESOTA– A project to improve long-term water quality and wildlife habitat on Pelican Lake in Wright County may cause some short-term inconvenience for waterfowl hunters this fall, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The public water access managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the west side of Pelican Lake will … Continue reading MINNESOTA | Hunters may face challenges getting on Pelican Lake this fall

TENNESSEE | TWRA Leasing Fields for 2018 Dove Season

NASHVILLE, TN– The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2018 dove season.  The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 1. Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America.  More mourning doves are … Continue reading TENNESSEE | TWRA Leasing Fields for 2018 Dove Season

IDAHO | Hunters have extra time to pick up controlled hunt tags

IDAHO– New deadline for picking up tags is Monday, August 6. Hunters who successfully drew controlled hunts in Idaho this year have until Monday, August 6, 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time to pick up their tags for elk, deer, antelope, fall turkey and fall bear. Typically, hunters receive postcards in the mail by July 10, notifying … Continue reading IDAHO | Hunters have extra time to pick up controlled hunt tags

KANSAS | Wildlife Parks and Tourism Addresses Landowner Concerns Surrounding Elk Management

PRATT, KS – A shift in Kansas’ elk hunting season dates and management units will address local landowner concerns of crop damage caused by elk.  At their June 21 public hearing at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) commissioners voted in favor of moving the harvest … Continue reading KANSAS | Wildlife Parks and Tourism Addresses Landowner Concerns Surrounding Elk Management

Wisconsin, Hunting | Wingshooting clinic offers path to expertise

WISCONSIN- A wingshooting clinic at the Maribel Sportsman’s Club on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will help participants become proficient in the “art or practice of shooting at birds in flight.”  Originally set for April, it was rescheduled because of a spring blizzard. The workshop, designed and sponsored by the Department … Continue reading Wisconsin, Hunting | Wingshooting clinic offers path to expertise

KANSAS | Grab, Gig or Dip For Bullfrogs Starting July 1

PRATT, KS – A summer in Kansas isn’t complete without getting your feet a little wet – while frogging, that is.  Yep, there’s a season on bullfrogs in Kansas and come July 1-October 31, farm ponds, puddles, shallow creeks and marshes will be teeming with the sounds of splashing and bullfrogs croaking. Once you’ve purchased … Continue reading KANSAS | Grab, Gig or Dip For Bullfrogs Starting July 1

KANSAS | Zero Hunting-related Fatalities Reported For 2017 Season

PRATT, KS – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism statewide Hunter Education Program coordinator Kent Barrett reports that 11 hunting-related incidents, and two treestand incidents, were reported in Kansas during the 2017 seasons, none of which were fatal. Kansas Hunter Education staff attribute the consistently low numbers in recent years to the efforts of … Continue reading KANSAS | Zero Hunting-related Fatalities Reported For 2017 Season

Missouri MDC News: Apply Online Starting July 1 for MDC Managed Deer Hunts

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: Apply Online Starting July 1 for MDC Managed Deer Hunts

Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic … Continue reading Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

MDC Reports Final Deer Harvest 283,940 – Archery Turkey Harvest 2,426

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Reports Final Deer Harvest & Archery Turkey Harvest JEFFERSON CITY, MO/January 16, 2018 (STL.News) – Missouri’s 2017-2018 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 283,940 deer.  Top counties for the overall season were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin … Continue reading MDC Reports Final Deer Harvest 283,940 – Archery Turkey Harvest 2,426

Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumes

NEWTON, N.J. (AP)(STL.News) — Hunters are heading out across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year’s bear hunt. The firearm-only hunt starts Monday morning and is scheduled to last through Saturday, but could end early depending on how many bears are culled. Hunters killed 549 bears during October’s six-day hunt, which … Continue reading Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumes