By Stephanie Mallory
The time has never been better to take a trophy buck in a Southern state.
Times are changing for the Southern deer hunter. As a general rule, hunters don’t take to change well, but these changes are putting a big smile across many Southern hunters’ faces. In short, Southern hunters are bagging bigger bucks than ever before. Continue reading
According to Ladd, the key to success when attempting to tag a velvet whitetail buck is to deploy plenty of trail cameras before the season in order to pattern the buck you want.
By Tracy Breen
For any serious whitetail hunter, a behemoth whitetail is a bucket-list dream. But other bowhunters want more than just a high-scoring buck; they want an impressive white-tailed buck wearing velvet-covered antlers. Whitetails remain in velvet for a short time, and just a handful of states offer archery seasons early enough for the bowhunter to actually have a chance of tagging a buck while still in velvet. Continue reading
Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array of fish and wildlife.
“Hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and motorized boaters, through fees and licenses, have been the backbone of funding the conservation of America’s fish and wildlife. Over the years these original conservationists have greatly enhanced the State’s ability to perform science-based management of fish and wildlife species throughout the country,” said Dave Chanda, President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Director of New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. “Today we find ourselves at a critical crossroad and impending fish and wildlife crisis that could alter our children and grandchildren’s opportunities to enjoy these resources. If we want to secure the future of all of America’s fish and wildlife resources, a fundamental enhancement in how we finance conservation is essential. We believe the right path is to begin investing now in a 21st century vision for fish and wildlife.” Continue reading
This spring Alabama’s Conservation Advisory Board took steps to strengthen existing hunting regulations aimed at preventing the unintentional import of disease pathogens associated with game animals harvested outside the state.
Alabama hunting regulation 220-2-.25, which addresses the importation of game animals, wildlife and furs, was expanded to ban the import of all cervid (deer and other deer-like animals) body parts from states, territories, and foreign countries where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been confirmed. Body parts from infected animals can carry the same deadly risk to Alabama’s deer herd as live animals. Beginning this fall, the regulation change will affect how hunters can return to Alabama with deer harvested during an out-of-state hunting trip. Continue reading