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Over 100,000 Evacuated as California Wild Fires Still Rage Out of Control
Posted on: 12/07/17

The magnitude of the wildfire siege in parts of Southern California continued to worsen Wednesday, with more than 100,000 people forced from their homes and authorities warning of the return of dangerous winds on Thursday. As predicted, the winds picked up Thursday morning, with gusts topping 50 mph in some areas. That pushed the various fires in...

Illinois Hunters Harvest Preliminary Total of 80,021 Deer During Firearm Season
Posted on: 12/07/17

Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 80,021 deer during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 3. The 2017 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 79,559 deer harvested during the firearm season in 2016. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season on Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 was...

Ohio Hunters Check Nearly 73,000 Deer Durning Weeklong Gun Season
Posted on: 12/07/17

Hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season.Two days (Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17) of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is...

Oregon Recreational Crab Harvesting Reopens on a Portion of the Coast
Posted on: 12/07/17

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational crabbing is now open from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the Columbia River. This reopening of the recreational season applies to...

Registration for South Dakota 21st Annual Mickelson Trail Trek Opens Dec 13th
Posted on: 12/07/17

Registration is opens for SD bicyclists at 8 a.m. MT on Dec. 13 for the 21st Annual Mickelson Trail Trek. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks officials encourage bicyclists to register early to ensure spots in the Trek, which will be held...

US to Review End of Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies
Posted on: 12/07/17

U.S. officials said Wednesday they'll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes. Just a day later, a federal appeals court in...

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 44,455 Bucks During 2017 Firearms Season
Posted on: 12/07/17

Preliminary data collected from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,455 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season, which ran from Nov. 20 through Dec. 2. This year’s harvest is close to the...

West Virginia 2017 Fall Turkey Hunters Harvest 948 Birds
Posted on: 12/07/17

Fall turkey hunters harvested 948 birds during the 2017 season, according to figures released by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The fall harvest is down 54 percent compared to the 2016 season, but only 23 percent below the five-year average. As predicted in the 2017 Mast Survey and Hunter Outlook, we expected...