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Organization launched to promote Missouri hunting
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Shannon Peisert has seen firsthand the impact hunting has had on Missouri's economy. When her family opened Rogers Sporting Goods in Liberty in 1980, the store covered 1,500 square feet and catered primarily to fishermen. Today, that family business, of which Peisert is general manager, covers 52,500 square feet, employs 45 people and does a thriving Internet business. The reason for the growth? Hunting. That's why Peisert volunteered to serve as co-chair of the Hunting Works for Missouri partnership, a group dedicated to promote the major impact hunting has on Missouri's economy. More



Hunters bag nearly 8,900 wild turkeys during first week of spring season
Norwalk Reflector    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 8,898 bearded wild turkeys during the first week of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife. Last year hunters checked 7,744 wild turkeys during the first week of the season. The Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. More

With Minnesota wolf hunt a reality, DNR is working on logistics
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Minnesotans will be able to hunt and trap wolves legally for the first time in 38 years this fall. A wolf hunting season will begin Nov. 3, the first day of Minnesota's firearms deer season. The season became official when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Legislature's Game and Fish bill. Now the Department of Natural Resources will have to hustle to put the framework and mechanics of the season together in just a few months. More

Floridians: If you want to get a gator, it's permit time
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Those people looking for a different type of hunting experience will soon have their chance. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is accepting permit applications now to hunt alligators during the upcoming season. The state alligator harvest season is Aug. 15 through Nov. 1. It is the 25th year that Florida has had a statewide alligator hunting season. More

5 great no-planning fishing trips
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If you're looking to reel in a big one, head south of the border, where one Baja hotel offers everything you need for deep-sea marlin fishing — from a Hummer-chauffeured ride from the airport to a nightly massage. As fishing season ramps up in several states, outdoor-types are anxiously packing their tackle boxes and waders to get ready. This year, focus on the daily catch and let someone else take care of details. Forbes Travel Guide rounded up five great fishing trips — all planned by luxury hotels — to book this year. Check out the full list here on Startle.com. More

Hog hunting expansion bill undergoes slight changes
Rock Hill Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The aggressive effort to reduce the population of wild hogs and coyotes in South Carolina with a night hunting season was toned down slightly with amendments by a Senate subcommittee. The Fish, Game and Forestry subcommittee still would like hunters to kill as many of the invasive and destructive species as possible, but it doesn't want the effort to devolve into a Wild West situation. The amendments to a bill (H.4943) passed by the House would require landowners to at least notify the Department of Natural Resources of plans to hunt hogs, coyotes or armadillos on their property at night during the four-month season. More

Muskrat hunting would be limited under new season
The Daily Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing an uncharacteristic restriction for South Dakota's new muskrat hunting season that was established by the Legislature. The commission plans to close all public land to muskrat shooting. Trapping muskrats on public land would remain legal. Normally, the commission is a promoter of public hunting areas and owns many thousands of acres of game and waterfowl areas for public use throughout South Dakota. For muskrats, however, hunting would be allowed only on private land by the property's owner or operator. More

David Dirks: Antler restrictions are OK
Times Herald-Record    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you hunt deer in wildlife management unit 3M, which represents the Orange County, N.Y., area in general, David Hartman wants to introduce you to antler restrictions. Several WMUs in the Hudson Valley have been under antler restrictions for a few years. Most of the hunters spoken to who hunt in units under antler restrictions are very satisfied with the results. Hartman leads the Whitetail Management Coalition, a nonprofit that is "dedicated to improving deer management and the hunting experience in New York." Hartman has been spearheading efforts to get the state Department of Environmental Conservation to expand the number of units with antler restrictions. Surely all units within the state could be bound within the antler restriction program. More


 
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