By: Amber Kornak

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Public Hearing on Deer and Moose Management

Mar 1, 2024 Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will be holding public hearings on deer and management for 2024. The three in-person hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the…

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Maryland DNR Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons

Feb 16, 2024 Amber Kornak

Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on the proposed changes to the 2024-2025 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. Below is…

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Action Alert: Support the Right to Forage, Hunt and Fish in Washington

Jan 25, 2024 Amber Kornak

Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8208 (SJR 8208) would establish a constitutional right to forage, hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife and fish for Washington’s residents.  The constitutional amendment adds that traditional methods, practices, and procedures…

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Hosting CWD Public Meeting Following First Positive Detection

Jan 9, 2024 Amber Kornak

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (Kentucky Fish and Wildlife) is hosting a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Ballard County and the agency’s response after the disease was recently…

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife Asking Hunters to Report Wildlife Sightings

Nov 6, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (Fish and Wildlife) is encouraging deer hunters to participate in its yearly deer hunter effort and sighting survey. The survey asks hunters to record how many hours they hunted…

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Montana FWP Hosting Public Meetings on Proposed 2024-25 Hunting Regulations

Oct 30, 2023 Amber Kornak

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) is seeking public comments on proposed 2024/2025 hunting season regulations for deer and other game. FWP will be hosting a series of virtual and in-person public meetings around the…

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Oregon Hosting Webinar On Mule Deer Management Plan Update

Oct 18, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is hosting a webinar discussing the rework of the Mule Deer Management Plan (Plan), with a focus on chapters about predation and harvest management, on October 24th,…

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Washington Fish & Wildlife Seeking Comments on CWD Sampling Incentives

Oct 4, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting the public to attend a virtual hearing and submit comments on a proposed rule change that would allow WDFW to offer special deer tags as…

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Idaho Fish & Game Seeking Comments on Winter Antler Gathering Closures

Oct 2, 2023 Amber Kornak

Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) is accepting public comments regarding proposed shed antler hunting/gathering closures on public lands during and after severe winters. Earlier this year, the Idaho Legislature passed Senate Bill 1143, which gives…

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Minnesota DNR’s 2023 Deer/Wildlife Survey Now Open

Sep 25, 2023 Amber Kornak

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is again encouraging deer hunters and the public to utilize their online log system to document any deer and other wildlife sightings. This log gives hunters the opportunity…

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