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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering to a new, either-sex bow-hunting permit for this year’s elk season. State officials say the new permit gives archery and crossbow hunters a choice in whether to take a male or female elk. Gabe Jenkins, the state’s elk program coordinator, says… Read More
Shutdown and debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching four days before the Alabama Senate election, and Republicans are trying to pass a tax plan by Christmas.
Ohio’s wildlife council has given the OK to reductions in deer bag limits and removed the peregrine falcon from Ohio’s threatened species list. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the Ohio Wildlife Council voted to reduce the statewide number of deer hunters can take from nine to six. Only one deer may be antlerless…. Read More
West Virginia is making it easier for hunters and trappers to check in their game. A new electronic system allows hunters to check game in by phone or computers. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says the system will take effect in time for the 2015 spring gobbler season, which begins April 27. The… Read More
Ohio will open its spring season for hunting wild turkeys this month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the spring season opens April 20 while the youth season is set for April 18 and 19. Hunters harvested 16,000 wild turkeys during the 2014 youth and spring turkey seasons. The state expects about 70,000 licensed… Read More
Ohio officials are proposing to provide additional time between gun and muzzleloader hunting seasons this coming winter. The proposed dates were presented to the Ohio Wildlife Council at a recent meeting. Hunters had sought more time between the two days of gun hunting in December and muzzleloader season. The initial dates had raised concerns about… Read More
A new state law that relaxes some requirements for concealed carry permits and allows hunters to use noise suppressors under certain conditions is set to take effect in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports the law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich last year goes into effect Monday. It allows licensed hunters… Read More