conservation

Few Season Changes in Store for Popular Deer Hunting State

Changes in the bag limit for white-tailed deer and formal approval of a specific firearm category were among the regulations approved for the upcoming season. The Ohio Wildlife Council met April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and approved the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons. White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications...

You May Be Surprised to Know This About Hunting

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a new campaign called “You may be Surprised to know this about hunting” to connect and even surprise the non-hunting public with stories about improved wildlife populations and the conservation efforts of hunters. NSSF presents this social media campaign in a five-part infographic series that will re-introduce...

Protected Deer Gets Good News After Years of Conservation Efforts

In a move signaling the success of ongoing conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest and the benefits the Endangered Species Act (ESA) affords our most at risk wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to downlist the Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened. The Service is opening a 60-day public comment...

whitetail deer management

NRC Approves 2015 U.P. Antlerless Deer Hunting Restrictions

After months of considering several options including a complete closure, state wildlife officials have made a decision about the upcoming white-tailed deer season that hunters likely will agree with. The Michigan Natural Resources Commission announced June 11 it has decided to eliminate the harvest of antlerless deer during the archery season for hunters using...

Should Hunters be Allowed to Sell Deer Hides, Parts?

The legality of selling parts of a white-tailed deer depends on the state you live in and whether its laws or regulations apply to commercially licensed dealers or private individuals. That’s a point of contention among some hunters who wouldn’t mind picking up a few extra bucks — no pun intended — after removing the meat...

5 Ways Hunting and Ammo Support Conservation and the Public

Ask any hunter if he or she believes the hunting industry contributes greatly to the economy of their state and chances are good you’d get an affirmative answer. But do you know just how important hunting and ammo sales are to state wildlife agencies? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, too, because agencies...

What Will Tracking Collars Reveal about these Deer?

A lot of deer hunters through the years have wondered where deer go after they see them a few times on game cameras in summer or during the season when they see one a few times. We joke around about them hiding until after the season ends or running to the next county because...

Hunt, Fish and Get a Degree in Conservation Management

Getting a degree in wildlife management and conservation-related fields isn’t new, and now another university is stepping up to the plate with scholarships for those interested in the outdoors. The University of Montevallo is located about an hour south of Birmingham in central Alabama. It’s widely known for its strong liberal arts curriculum and now...

State Mulls Controversial Proposal to Allow Sales of Deer Meat

For decades, states have banned hunters from selling deer meat but now one group of legislators is considering a controversial proposal to overturn that longtime prohibition. That idea has spawned numerous discussions, too, about commercial sale of wildlife and management strategies. According to the New Jersey Herald, a bill in the New Jersey General...

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...