Hunting News: CWD Battles, New Season Updates and More!

Posted by Dan Carlson on Dec 17th 2021

Hunting News: CWD Battles, New Season Updates and More!

The Move to Ban Hunting on Public Lands
The anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity is once again trying to eliminate hunting on public lands within National Wildlife Refuges under the guise of “protecting endangered wildlife.” Get the details HERE.

Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act Passed by House of Representatives
The Act will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a contagious, neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose that is always fatal. Learn more HERE.

Hunters Take Fewer Deer in Nebraska
Preliminary Nebraska deer check-in numbers indicate statewide harvest is down 12 percent compared to 2020 for the November firearm season. During the nine-day season, 37,053 deer were harvested, compared to 42,078 in 2020. Find out more HERE.

Iowa Hunters Look to Harvest About the Same Number of Deer as in 2020
Iowa’s hunters reported harvesting around 75,000 deer heading in to the final weekend of Iowa’s shotgun deer season, which is similar to the 2020 deer harvest at the same point, and muzzleloader season hasn’t been tallied yet. Read more HERE.

Pope and Young Confirms New World Record from Chuck Adams
A special panel of judges from Pope and Young convened in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to authenticate the measurement of a potential World Record Velvet Typical Sitka Blacktail Deer, shot by Chuck Adams. Get the results of the meeting HERE.

All Arizona Hunting, Fishing License Sales Going Online January 1
In a move to further modernize its licensing system, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will no longer offer traditional paper “book” licenses sold through license dealers beginning Jan. 1. Learn more HERE.

Montana Extends Deer Season Due to CWD
The state’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks department is extending the deer hunting season in certain areas of the state. This is due to continuing issues with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Montana. Read more HERE.

Nebraska: Big Game Meetings Scheduled Statewide
Hunters and landowners are encouraged to offer their feedback on big game issues during the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s public informational meetings this winter. See dates, times and locations HERE.

Florida Proposes More Hours for Hunting Alligators
In Florida, the alligator hunting season only allows the animals to be harvested at night. That may change, however. Find out more HERE.

Revo Brands Announces Acquisition of Outdoor Edge Cutlery
Revo Brands, the parent company of Real Avid, has now added Outdoor Edge Cutlery to its family of consumer brands. Outdoor Edge is a leading manufacturer of premium knives and hand tools purposely designed for outdoor enthusiasts and professional tradesmen. Learn more HERE.

A Review of Henry’s Lever-Action .410 Shotgun
The .410, somewhat like the lever-action shotgun, was a sleeper for many years but has come back into the limelight of late. Read the review HERE.

Fighting or Shooting – Which to Practice
This excellent article from The Shooting Wire explains the difference between practicing fighting and practicing shooting. They are not the same, and knowing the difference is important. Read it HERE.

Work in the Outdoor Industry
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