The U. S. Forest Service, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), has opened a bird dog training area (BDTA) on the Vernon Unit of the Kisatchie National Forest (KNF), similar to those on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved the investment of nearly $11 million in revenue from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to add an estimated 10,640 wetland acres to seven units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2012 August Upland Wildlife Roadside Survey shows the statewide pheasant population has increased 16 percent when compared to last year.
Waterfowl hunters will have extra time in the field to pursue Canada geese this season with a 78-day season and an increased bag limit. In fact, hunters can get into action this weekend for the special early Canada goose season, which runs Sept. 1-15.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will provide public dove hunting opportunities for the Sept. 1 season opening on leased private land and state wildlife management areas around the state.
For the second year, dove hunters have access to approximately a million more acres of open uninhabited lands within municipal boundaries, advises the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is making available a draft report that is designed to help guide the efforts of the States and other partners to conserve the greater sage-grouse with a landscape level strategy that will benefit the species while maintaining a robust economy in the West.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has made its selections for the 2012-13 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits.
Before dove and waterfowl hunters take to drought-affected fields this hunting season, they should take time first to review baiting laws.
Dove hunting season is fast approaching, and this year sportsmen have no excuse for not inviting someone along with them thanks to Oklahoma's annual Free Hunting Days September 1-2. Resident hunters do not need to possess an annual hunting license or HIP permit while hunting on these days.