Big game to be checked using new electronic system

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opening of big game hunting seasons quickly approaching, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds successful hunters that they must field tag and electronically check in their harvest. Field tags must be completed before moving the carcass, and the tag must remain with the carcass until it is electronically checked. Source:: West …

Hunters are encouraged to conduct preseason scouting and equipment checks

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – September marks the opening of a number of hunting seasons across West Virginia, including squirrel (Sept. 10) and archery deer and bear (Sept. 24). It’s also a good time to spend in the woods scouting your favorite hunting areas, according to Ethan Barton, Division of Natural Resources (DNR) assistant District 2 wildlife biologist. Source:: West Virginia …

Youth Waterfowl Day is Saturday

By juforste Youth ages 15 and younger can go waterfowl hunting this Saturday, Sept. 10, on Youth Waterfowl Day, when accompanied by an adult who is not hunting. “Youth get all the attention during this hunt and we hope that leads to positive experiences and new interest in waterfowl hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department …

Big Game Grants Program Awards $1.1 Million for Wildlife

By kmacinty Hunters’ Dollars to Fund Big Game Conservation and Management Projects The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded $1.1 million in grants for big game conservation projects in Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The Big Game Grant Program (BGGP), which allocates funds generated by big-game hunters through the purchase of tags for sheep, bear, deer, pronghorn … Continue …