Maine deer, moose hunters enter busy portion of the season
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting season is heading into one of its busiest stretches as it will soon be legal to hunt deer and moose.
Lost hunter found safe in S. Dakota; another still missing
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a lost hunter has been found safe in western South Dakota.
Pennington County sheriff's authorities say the 72-year-old man from Alexandria, South...
New Jersey’s bear hunt nearing end, 185 killed so far
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's black bear hunt is entering its final two days.
Hunters have killed 185 bruins since the hunt began at sunrise on Monday. Most of the bears harvested were...
Dozens of black bears killed so far in New Jersey hunt
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 171 bears so far during New Jersey's latest black bear hunt.
The state's Division of Fish & Wildlife says 19 bruins were culled Wednesday. That came...
Dozens of black bears killed so far in New Jersey hunt
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 152 bears so far during New Jersey's latest black bear hunt.
The state's Division of Fish & Wildlife says 58 bruins were culled on Tuesday, a day...
94 black bears killed on first day of New Jersey’s hunt
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters killed 94 bears on the first day of New Jersey's six-day bear hunt.
There were 42 bruins killed during opening day in 2018.
Special youth hunting season set later this month
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Youths 15 and younger are encouraged to participate in the statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season on Oct. 19-20.
Montana wildlife experts warn hunters of bear encounters
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife authorities have warned hunters of an abundance of both black and grizzly bears in western regions.
The Missoulian reports that wildlife experts are...
Mississippi national forests could reduce deer dog hunting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hunters who use dogs to pursue deer could see reduced access to national forests in Mississippi.
A report for the U.S. Forest Service finds few large continuous tracts...
Utah weighing whether to regulate baiting big game
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah wildlife officials are considering whether hunters should be allowed to use bait to lure big game such as elk and deer, which has become popular among bow hunters...
Archers ready to take to the woods in search of Maine deer
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The deer hunting season has arrived in Maine for hunters who pursue their quarry with bows and arrows.
The archery season for deer began Saturday and runs until Nov. 1,...
Correction: Grand Teton Goats story
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — In a story Oct. 2 about mountain goats in Wyoming’s Teton Range, The Associated Press reported erroneously that mountain goat hunting took place in Grand Teton National Park....
Chronic wasting disease rattling Iowa officials, hunters
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa game officials and deer hunters are taking extra precautions this season in the wake of an emerging threat of a chronic fatal disease affecting deer.
Lawmakers call for black bear hunting season
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut lawmakers are calling for a legal bear hunt in the state after a bear knocked a hiker down last weekend.
Fall hunters reminded of food pantry donation program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As the fall hunting season gets under way, the New Hampshire Food Bank is once again collecting donated deer and moose meat for distribution to more than 425 food pantries,...
Maine small game hunting seasons get started for the fall
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting seasons are arriving for hunters who pursue small game animals.
The hunts for gray squirrels and snowshoe hares began on Saturday. There is also a...
Arizona hunters urged to use non-lead ammo to guard condors
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials are urging hunters to use non-lead ammunition to protect California condors.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department issued a reminder Friday that some...
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Virginia hosting free fishing weekend
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is offering the chance to fish for free statewide this weekend.
The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has scheduled two free fishing days Sept. 28-29 in...
Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season shortened
MISHICOT, Wis. (AP) — The season for hunting ruffed grouse in the northwestern two-thirds of Wisconsin has been shortened by more than three weeks.
Hunters asked to help battle chronic wasting disease
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The deadly chronic wasting disease -- sometimes called "zombie deer disease" -- is killing deer, elk and moose in Wyoming, Utah and Montana. It can crush deer and elk...
Winners of muzzleloader antlerless deer permits announced
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced the winners of antlerless deer permits for the muzzleloader season.
Dakotas duck hunters seeing positive trends in conditions
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After weathering poor wetland conditions in North Dakota and South Dakota over the last few years, duck hunters in the two states known for abundant waterfowl are seeing...
Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters
Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi's public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt.
Minnesota waterfowl managers predict good duck hunting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota's regular waterfowl season opens Saturday morning.
Bear hunt enters end of busy stretch while others get going
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bear hunt is entering the final few busy days of the season just as other fall game seasons get going.
The busiest part of the bear hunt is the stretch in which...
Michigan season for hunting small game species opens Sunday
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and other animals will be in hunters' sights as Michigan's small game season gets underway Sunday.
Maine hunters get more cracks at wild turkeys this fall
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine wild turkey hunters will be able to take more of the big birds this year than in previous years in some parts of the state.
Unknown predator attacks farm and kills 7 goats
BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer has lost 13 goats to an unknown animal.
Falkenbury Farm in Rutland County reports seven goats died and six more are missing following an attack.
Louisiana’s dove season: 62 ticketed in 1st weekend
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents ticketed 62 people in 17 parishes for a total of 78 alleged hunting violations during the first weekend of...
Suit targets California hunting rules that allow GPS on dogs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars.
Senate-passed Sunday hunting bill hits opposition in House
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow limited hunting in Pennsylvania on Sundays ran into opposition during an information hearing Tuesday and a key committee chairman said its final passage...
Maine seasons for bear, deer in swing; moose, turkey soon
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting seasons will soon get into high gear, and the state's seasons for deer and bear are already in swing.
Virginia to host free fishing weekend
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is hosting a free fishing weekend to make up for some bad weather in June.
The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has scheduled two free fishing days Sept....
Officials: Fewer sites available for disabled hunters’ event
LOVES PARK, Ill. (AP) — State officials say fewer sites are available for a turkey and deer hunting event for hunters with disabilities because of improvement work at a northern Illinois state...
State taking lottery applications for mountain lion permits
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.
Early bear hunting season opens in part of upstate New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Early bear hunting season is open in some southeastern parts of upstate New York.
State environmental officials say early bear season started Saturday and runs through...
Maine deer season gets started for archers in some areas
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's deer hunt is getting started with a special archery season in designated areas.
The state's "expanded archery" season starts Saturday. The season runs through...
Maryland deer archery season opens Friday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bowhunters can now search for deer in Maryland.
The archery hunting season for white-tailed and sika deer opened Friday.
Maine deer lottery this week is not just about a few bucks
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's deer hunters will learn this week if they've been selected for a permit that allows them greater ability to hunt the animals.
Conservation Congress asks DNR for wasting disease changes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of influential sportsmen wants Wisconsin wildlife officials to teach people more about chronic wasting disease, do more to help deer hunters dispose of carcasses and...
Discarded geese carcasses found along Minnesota road
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said it is investigating who discarded more than a dozen geese carcasses in a ditch along a busy road near the North Dakota...
Canada goose hunting season opens in New York state
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Canada goose hunting season is open throughout most of New York state.
Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the September goose hunting season is...
Vermont’s bear hunting season gets underway
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's bear hunting season is getting underway and officials are reminding successful hunters to submit a bear tooth so the state can collect information on the bear...
Idaho deer tags likely to sell out by early September
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says deer hunting tags will likely sell out in early September, based on the rate of current sales.
Alligator hunting season opens Friday in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 2019 alligator season officially opens Friday at noon.
WLBT-TV reports the season will open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, Sept. 9.
Agency moves to curb chronic wasting among Minnesota’s deer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is taking a three-pronged approach to curbing the spread of a fatal brain disease among the state's estimated 1 million wild deer, the state Department of Natural...
Maine bear hunters get started amid growing population
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bears have been snooping around barrels of bait for weeks now, and they're soon to find out how all that free food got there in the first place.