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Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

May. 21, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September. The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of...

Arizona House passes bipartisan election bills

May. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved several election bills in bipartisan votes. The measures approved Tuesday, which have all already passed the Senate, make relatively minor changes to election procedures. One would raise the threshold for triggering an automatic recount...

Viral disease reduces deer hunt licenses in North Dakota

May. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of licenses for this year's deer hunt in North Dakota has been reduced because of an outbreak of a viral disease last year. The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year. ...

Brion Whitten makes award-winning turkey calls, viral videos

May. 01, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — It wouldn’t be fair to call Oxford resident Brion Whitten a jack of all trades. Just a lot of them. He hunts. He fishes. He fights fires, both for a living and in his spare time. He’s a former Marine who toured...

Trio of duck hunters builds ammo business from backyard

Apr. 30, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Three friends with a passion for hunting gathered around a small table after a duck hunt in 2017 in an old 1920s style house surrounded by porcelain rabbits in Hackberry Flats, Oklahoma. Over some cold Miller Lites and a hot DiGiorno pizza, Jared Lewis, Nick...

Hunters sue to allow Sunday hunting in Maine

Apr. 27, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A hunting group is suing the state of Maine to overturn the state's longstanding ban on Sunday hunting. Hunting bear, moose, wild turkey and deer is popular in Maine, but the state has barred Sunday hunting for generations. Opponents of the ban filed their...

As bears get more aggressive, divide on how to handle them

Apr. 03, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — A debate on what to do about the growing number of bears in Connecticut is continuing, as residents report more sightings and more aggressive behavior from the bruins. Though there haven’t been any reported fatal bear attacks in the state, residents in...

Author of 'Tenth Legion' harvests Mississippi turkey at 94

Apr. 03, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — He rose to fame in the world of turkey hunting in the 1970s and at 94 years old he returned to his hunting roots in Mississippi to harvest another bird. “When he saw that bird the hunter instinct kicked in,” Med Palmer of Hazlehurst said. “He’s been...

South Dakota proposal would increase bighorn sheep licenses

Apr. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are looking to increase the number of bighorn sheep hunting licenses for the next two years. The bighorn sheep hunting season proposal for the 2022 and 2023 seasons increases the ram bighorn sheep licenses from eight to 10, with...