Latest Hunting News

New challenge to hunters: Take along someone new to hunting

Aug. 18, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are challenging hunters to pledge that they'll introduce someone new to hunting in the coming seasons. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and several partners on Thursday announced the Take 'Em Hunting Challenge. People who take prospective hunters along can...

Arizona Game and Fish hope to stave off elk and deer disease

Aug. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

PINETOP, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers are taking preventive measures against a disease that can kill deer, elk and other animals. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says Chronic Wasting Disease has been reported in several neighboring states including Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Officials...

Alaska denies bid to ban Denali National Park wolf hunting

Aug. 15, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has denied a request to close an area adjacent to Denali National Park to wolf hunting and trapping, a report said. Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang denied the emergency order request by a group of residents and advocates, The...

Deadline for Maine's deer hunters to apply for permits

Aug. 14, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's window for deer hunters to apply for a permit is closing this week. The state uses "any deer" permits to allow hunters to harvest a deer of either sex. The cutoff to enter the lottery for such a permit is Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Maine plans to issue a little more than 68,000...

Alabama sets season for hunting sandhill cranes

Aug. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set its first hunting season for sandhill cranes in more than a century. The state wildlife agency says a limited number of hunters will be allowed to kill the migratory birds over two periods beginning Dec. 3. The state says it last allowed sandhill crane hunting in...

Processors to begin work Sept. 11 for deer donations

Aug. 11, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say hunters may begin donating deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program beginning Sept. 1 at 11 processor locations around the state. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says two more will accept deer for the program starting Nov. 1 and Nov. 16. Hunters pay no...

Vermont's bear hunting season starts in September

Aug. 11, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Bear hunting season starts next month and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters about regulations that went into effect last year. Hunters now are required to field dress the bear before taking it to a reporting station. Hunters also must return to the kill...

Cedar Rapids preparing again for urban deer hunt

Aug. 10, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The eastern Iowa city of Cedar Rapids is preparing for its annual Urban Deer Hunt, which allows some deer hunting inside city limits. This year's season opens on Sept. 14 and runs through Jan. 10. Hunting is limited to those using archery equipment, and participants must complete...

Proposed ban on feeding wildlife irks some in Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Gary Livingston has one thing to say to the Pennsylvania Game Commission about its proposal to ban big game feeding: Try and stop me. "They're going to have to take me to jail because I've been doing it for so long. Plus, it's on my property," said Livingtson, 69, of West Mifflin....

Vermont deer hunting rules under consideration

Aug. 7, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont legislative panel plans to weigh in on pivotal changes to the state's deer hunting rules. Vermont Public Radio reports the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules will meet Thursday in Montpelier to discuss proposed changes that would increase the number of deer a...