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DNR board to gauge reaction to deer hunt changes

Jan. 22, 2020 3:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials agreed Wednesday to ask gun deer hunters this spring whether they would support wholesale changes to the sport, including tacking another 10 days onto the state's traditional nine-day season in November. Hunters killed dramatically fewer deer during the...

Chronic wasting disease cases on the rise in North Dakota

Jan. 22, 2020 10:44 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cases of chronic wasting disease are growing significantly in North Dakota's deer herd with eight additional cases discovered after the fall deer hunt, wildlife officials said. The state Game and Fish Department said that brings the number of confirmed cases in hunted deer to 24 since...

Maine moose hunters gearing up for state's permit lottery

Jan. 22, 2020 1:10 AM EST

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Maine's big game hunting seasons are months away, but the state is starting the process of accepting applications for the moose hunt. The Maine moose hunt typically draws tens of thousands of applicants for a couple thousand permits. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and...

DNR: Total 2019 Wisconsin deer kill down 14%

Jan. 21, 2020 11:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters in Wisconsin killed nearly 50,000 fewer deer last year than in 2018, according to a report state Department of Natural Resources officials planned to submit to their board Tuesday. Hunters killed 288,025 deer across all seasons, including archery, the November nine-day gun...

McConnell, Beshear team up to help expand wildlife refuge

Jan. 21, 2020 11:42 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear have teamed up on an effort to expand the new Green River National Wildlife Refuge in western Kentucky. The two leaders on Tuesday announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp" funding for land...

South Dakota park and rec revenue declines

Jan. 20, 2020 12:07 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota state parks and recreation areas brought in less revenue in 2019 compared to the prior year. Final numbers from the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission show fewer paid visitors and campers. Revenue dropped 4% overall. Parks division Al Nedved attributes the attendance...

Bighorn sheep coming to MHA reservation

Jan. 20, 2020 7:53 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new agreement between the state and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation means bighorn sheep could be roaming the reservation in the next couple weeks. North Dakota Game and Fish director Terry Steinwand says 30 to 40 bighorns will be brought to North Dakota once they are captured on...

Some lawmakers favor a moose hunt at Isle Royale

Jan. 19, 2020 4:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. MLive.com reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island. A vote...

Deer-tracking dog recovers hundreds of trophies for hunters

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When a Taylorsville man lost a deer he shot, he decided to buy a dog and train it to track. Now, his dog has recovered almost 500 deer for hunters "About seven years ago I shot a big buck I couldn't find," Heath Walters said. "I didn't know anybody with a tracking dog. “It...

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

Jan. 18, 2020 10:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution. UNL's Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering that equipment for rent to the public. The rentals had previously been offered...