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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...

Pheasant season outlook could be hit or miss

Oct. 12, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's pheasant season could be hit or miss for hunters this year. The state's storied season opens Saturday but the outlook is dicey. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department hasn't done any brood reports for the 2020 or 2021 seasons....

Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials will make available up to $200,000 to be divided into payments for hunters and trappers who kill wolves in the state through next summer. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game late last month entered into an agreement with a nonprofit...

Minnesota halts deer importation, movement within state

Oct. 11, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota imposed an emergency order Monday blocking the importation and movement of deer into and within the state to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease from deer farms and protect the state's wild deer herd. “This disease poses a...

Moose hunt getting started in northern, central Maine

Oct. 11, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunt is restarting for the season mostly in the northern and central parts of the state. The state awarded more than 4,000 moose permits this year. That was an increase of hundreds from the previous season. The hunting season is...

When the pheasant hunt is over, it's time to cook and eat

Oct. 11, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Thousands of hunters will take to the fields over the weekend for the opening of North Dakota’s pheasant season, which means any number of birds could be headed for the pot, pan or kettle by day’s end. “You gotta eat what you bring home,”...

Maine concerned hunters aren't taking enough deer

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is reviewing its deer permitting system because of concerns that hunters aren't harvesting enough to adequately manage the population. Maine's deer herd is around 300,000 and has been steadily growing for several years. The state uses the...