conservation

Deadline Near for State Park Deer Reduction Management Hunts

The deadline for hunters to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is Aug. 25. Hunters must apply online by visiting Hunting.IN.gov and clicking on the “Reserved Hunt Info” link. Paper applications are not available. Deer reduction hunts reduce the ecological damage that deer herds cause in state parks by helping to...

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Michigan Deer Management Group Responds to Column on Antler Proposals

This is a response from the Lower Peninsula Deer Management Initiative in Michigan in response to an opinion column by Richard Smith in the October issue of Deer & Deer Hunting. Smith lives in Michigan and is a longtime hunter and contributor to DDH. Dan Schmidt, Editor August 8th 2013 Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine...

Indiana deer hunters have some changes in store this season.

How Many Americans Support Hunting? The Numbers May Shock You

A recently released nationwide scientific survey by Responsive Management shows some surprising numbers in the responses of Americans ages 18 and older when asked specific questions about hunting, ethics of legal hunting and others that give solid data for trends compared to previous years. The survey shows that 79 percent of Americans 18 and...

Bowers Promoted to Chief of Game Management

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently named John W. Bowers as the new chief of the Game Management Section. He fills the position left vacant by Mark Whitney, who recently was promoted to assistant director of the agency. Bowers previously held the position of assistant chief of game management. “I...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

Nature Preserves Being Hit by Deer, State Wants Them Dead

In an effort to control deer populations affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will coordinate special gun and archery deer hunts at five state nature preserves across the state. High quality habitats at several state nature preserves have been negatively impacted by over-browsing deer. For example, large flowered trillium-Ohio’s state...

More Conservation Officers Serving, Hunting Bad Guys

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed into its ranks 20 new wildlife officers with a sworn duty to enforce boating and conservation laws, and protect the public. Graduation ceremonies took place recently at Campbell University, culminating 20 weeks of rigorous and intensive training for the class of 2013. The new wildlife officers now...

Commission Agenda Includes Wildlife Management

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has scheduled a public, working group meeting Aug. 12 at the Game Commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. The meeting is slated to begin at 8 a.m., but will start in closed session. The meeting is expected to open to the public at about 10 a.m. Presentations to the commissioners...

So You Want to be on the Wildlife Commission?

The Governor’s Office is currently accepting applications to serve on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline will not be considered. Governor Jan Brewer is seeking members who are well-informed and passionate about...

Deer Managers Fighting the Battle Against CWD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public....

Who Wants to Hunt Deer in a State Park?

Applications are available online for Hoosiers wanting to participate in special deer reduction hunts at designated Indiana state parks this fall. The first round of state park deer reduction hunting will be Nov. 18 and 19. The second round will be Dec. 2 and 3. State park deer reductions help maintain and restore unique...