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Maine turkey hunters getting ready for another pandemic hunt

Apr. 19, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's “big four” hunting seasons is set to begin in about two weeks. The spring wild turkey hunt begins on May 1 with Youth Spring Wild Turkey Day this year. The full season then follows on May 3 and continues to June 5. ...

Turkey blood samples sought for West Nile Virus study

Apr. 19, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hunters are being asked to collect blood samples from their harvested turkeys as part of a regional study of West Nile Virus. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is mailing blood sample kits to those interested in participating...

Chronic wasting disease test developed by scientists

Apr. 17, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Scientists have developed a new way to test live animals for chronic wasting disease that holds promise for one day detecting the illness in the wild. “We need to do more in the form of field testing to verify its utility,” said Byron Caughey,...

Testing shows animal killed in eastern Nebraska was wolf

Apr. 14, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Genetic testing has shown that an animal killed in January by coyote hunters north of Fremont was a gray wolf, Nebraska wildlife officials said. The female wolf was killed Jan. 28 near Ueling, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Wednesday in...

New wildlife management area opens in eastern Kentucky

Apr. 12, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky. The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for...

2-week deer season approved, rifles banned from turkey hunts

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

HARRIBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer through the duration of the 2021-22 firearms deer season. LNP newspaper reports that commission members acknowledged at their spring meeting Saturday...

Biologists: More moose hunting will reduce ticks, help herd

Apr. 11, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

Some wildlife biologists in northern New England hope that increasing the number of moose taken by hunters this fall will help protect the herd from ticks and lead to healthier animals. In Vermont, the state is planning to issue 100 permits for the October hunt, up from...

Vermont's spring turkey hunting season opens May 1

Apr. 10, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's spring turkey hunting season is approaching. This year, the youth and novice turkey hunting weekend is April 24 and 25, followed by the regular season from May 1 to May 31. To hunt during the youth and novice...

Louisiana lawmakers to debate hunting, fishing license hikes

Mar. 31, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will ask lawmakers to raise the cost of recreational hunting and fishing licenses and other user fees to close a budget gap that is only projected to worsen in the future, the agency's leader said Wednesday. ...

Nevada urban, rural areas square off over coyote hunt events

Mar. 29, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A debate about whether to allow organized coyote hunts in Nevada is pitting urban and rural interests against each other at the same time a state commission is considering, once again, whether to join neighboring states in enacting a ban. “It’s a...