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2008 Walk-In Area Enrollment Under Way
Friday, March 21, 2008
PIERRE, S.D. – Enrollment in the 2008 Walk-In Area, S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department hunting access program, has begun and will be open for enrollment until June 1.
Kentucky FW Propose Deer Zone Changes
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed deer zone changes for the 2008-2009 deer season at its quarterly meeting March 7. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.
Learn How to Manage Land for Wildlife at Winona Landowner Workshop
Friday, May 2, 2008
MISSISSIPPI — Ask any wildlife biologist what it takes to keep wildlife healthy, happy and close to home, and they'll tell you it's all about having good habitat.
Learn how to improve wildlife habitat on your property by attending the National Wild Turkey Federation's Wildlife Habitat Management Workshop Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Fluker Property in Winona, Miss.
Wardens, Biologists Urge Caution as Moose, Deer Flock to Snowmobile Trails
Friday, November 28, 2008
Millinocket, Maine – In four separate instances on Monday, Judy and Rick Givens encountered moose standing on snowmobile trails between Millinocket and Jo-Mary Mountain.
Twice Mrs. Givens was frightened – and angry. Not with the moose, but with the snowmobilers riding on the trails from the opposite direction.
Virginia Reports Good News: No Chronic Wasting Disease Found
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Richmond, VA — After extensive testing of deer from every county in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) reports that there is no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Virginia's white-tailed deer population. During the 2007-2008 hunting season, 1,140 samples were collected from free-ranging white-tailed deer throughout the Commonwealth. In addition to the samples collected from every county in Virginia, 106 samples were collected from an active surveillance focus area, which included the portion of Frederick County closest to the current cases of CWD in West Virginia.
Bear, Deer, Turkey Harvest Data Announced
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Richmond, VA — Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) have compiled preliminary figures for bear, deer, and turkey harvests for the 2007- 2008 fall seasons. Several notable results of the 2007-2008 hunting season stand out. Deer harvests reached a record high this past season but even more importantly the doe harvest was greater than the buck kill for the first time since the check station system was initiated in 1947. The bear harvest was the second highest kill documented in Virginia and continues to show an increasing trend over the past decade. The fall turkey kill also increased over last year, an encouraging change considering turkey production has been poor in recent years. A summary of the preliminary harvest numbers for all three seasons follows.
Rhode Island Releases Preliminary Deer Hunting Figures
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife has released preliminary deer hunting figures for the 2007-2008 deer hunting seasons. According to data collected from the Division's vendors and biological check stations, 2,540 deer were taken, 225 more than last season.