Action Alert: Mississippi Early Archery Season

Mississippi Senate Bill 2506 (SB2506) would create an early season, archery-only antlered deer hunt in Mississippi. Specifically, the bill establishes a 3-day season defined by the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday between September 10th and 20th for legal bucks by traditional archery or crossbow only. The season would be open on private and wildlife management …

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Action Alert: New York Expanded Crossbow Provisions

New York Senate Bill 7747 (S7747) would allow youth hunters ages 12-16 and senior hunters ages 55+ to hunt with a crossbow during special archery seasons. The bill also removes current minimum limb width and maximum draw weight restrictions. The National Deer Association (NDA) supports the inclusion of crossbows as a legal method of take …

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2022 Michigan U.P. Deer Habitat Grant Application Now Open

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the application period for the Upper Peninsula’s (UP) Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative competitive grant program is open. The initiative is a cooperative grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on private lands in the UP. A total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement funding …

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Action Alert: Rhode Island Captive Big Game Importation

Rhode Island House Bill 7439 (H7439) would prohibit importing or releasing any big game animal into or on any property within the state for purposes of conducting captive hunting. Captive hunting means “a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals created by the use of fences, man-made structures…wherein the …

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Conversations With Deer Hunters at a CWD Sampling Station

Last fall as deer hunters across the nation geared up for hunting season, many state agencies also prepared to collect harvest data from those successful hunters. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is one agency that has continued to monitor Chronic Wasting Disease in its state since it was first detected in free-ranging deer in …

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