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Expanded Maine deer hunt gets started with Youth Deer Day

Oct. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's expanded deer hunt got started on Saturday with a special day for young hunters. The state's Youth Deer Day allows hunters who hold a valid junior hunting license to pursue deer on Saturday. The state's Maine Resident Only Day follows on...

Vermont's youth novice hunting weekend Saturday and Sunday

Oct. 23, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's annual youth and novice deer hunting weekend is underway. Both young and novice hunters on Saturday and Sunday must be accompanied by an unarmed adult over 18 years old who has Vermont hunting license. Resident or...

Maine deer season with record permits to start soon

Oct. 18, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A deer hunting season that will include a record number of permits will begin soon in Maine. The state gave out more than 150,000 any-deer permits this year and is hoping for more participation in the hunt to help manage the growing deer herd. The...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...

Youth hunters asked to bring deer to reporting stations

Oct. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters who take part in the state's annual youth and novice deer hunt next weekend to bring any deer they take to one of the state's 19 biological reporting stations. That helps state...

Firearms deer hunting season opens in Georgia

Oct. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia firearms deer hunting season opened Saturday, and state wildlife officials are optimistic. “With some awesome bucks already taken in archery season, I think we are in for an excellent firearms season," Charlie Killmaster, state...

North Dakota offers license refunds to 30,000 deer hunters

Oct. 15, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is offering license refunds to nearly 30,000 deer hunters due to an outbreak of a viral disease in the western part of the state. It's the second straight year that the state’s Game and Fish Department is offering refunds to...

Rare grizzly bear confirmed in northern Idaho forest

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife managers in northern Idaho are warning people to be on the watch for grizzly bears after one was recently reported in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. Idaho Fish and Game regional wildlife biologist Barb McCall Moore said in a...

Republicans enlist Nugent in push for sandhill crane hunt

Oct. 13, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans brought in rocker and avid hunter Ted Nugent on Wednesday to publicize a package of bills that would declare open hunting season on sandhill cranes and allow anyone age 18 or older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. ...

Mississippi works to offer driver's license in digital form

Oct. 12, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday. He said the digital driver's...