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40 permits offered in NH for annual moose hunt lottery

Jun. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offered 40 permits to hunt moose during its annual lottery drawing on Friday. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,195 applicants. In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners were from Iowa,...

Vintage duck hunting boats displayed in new NC museum

Jun. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A new museum will house wooden boats that plied the Currituck Sound when world-class duck hunting and bass fishing were livelihoods for local watermen and passions for the wealthy. The 10,000 square-foot, $4.3 million facility in the shadow of the...

Maine moose hunters ready for annual permit lottery

Jun. 12, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine moose hunters are set to learn who will draw a permit to hunt one of the big animals this year. Maine wildlife officials hold a moose permit lottery every year, as tens of thousands more people apply for a permit than can get one. The drawing...

Louisiana hunting, fishing license fee hikes win passage

Jun. 08, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana hunting and fishing license charges will rise next year across an array of commercial and recreational categories, under a bill that lawmakers sent to the governor Tuesday to help shore up the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' budget. ...

Kansas seeing more mountain lions, black bears, elk

Jun. 06, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some wildlife species that were previously absent or rare in Kansas are appearing more often now, including a mountain lion that was caught on video last month roaming through an alley in Wichita. The mountain lion sighting continues a trend in...

Maine's spring turkey hunt wraps up for the year

Jun. 05, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The spring season's turkey hunt in Maine is ending. Maine is home to spring and fall turkey hunts. The spring hunt, which is the busier of the two, reached its final day of the year on Saturday. Turkeys used to be rare in New...

GOP blocks $15 million for job loss benefit administration

Jun. 02, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature's budget-writing committee scrapped Gov. Tony Evers' plan Wednesday to hand the Department of Workforce Development $15 million to improve how it administers unemployment benefits. The agency has been plagued...

West Virginia expands prizes of lottery for vaccinated

Jun. 02, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's vaccine lottery for those who received a coronavirus shot will include prizes ranging from hunting rifles to $1 million. Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced more details about the program on Tuesday. The first winners will be...

Final days of spring for Maine's turkey hunt

Jun. 01, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's spring turkey hunt is entering its final days of the year. The Pine Tree State is home to an active hunt for wild turkeys, which live all over the state. The season ends June 5. Hunters can take two bearded wild turkeys...

DNR board starts wolf hunt revision process

May. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources policy board started the process Wednesday of revising Wisconsin's wolf hunt rules to potentially prohibit night hunting and shorten the window for registering kills after hunters blew past their quota in February. ...