Top Hunting News & Gear in 2024

Posted by Dan Carlson on Jan 27th 2021

Top Hunting News & Gear in 2024

Nebraska enacts special landowner deer season
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted wildlife regulations that enacted a Special Landowner Deer Season and allowed the purchase of a bonus or a preference point with regard to big game hunting at its Jan. 13 meeting in Lincoln. Read more HERE.

Nebraska spring turkey permits now on sale
The state bills itself as having the best turkey hunting in the nation. See how to get your permit HERE.

Delta Waterfowl doubles Hen House nesting structures in North Dakota
Delta Waterfowl is set to more than double the size of its fleet of mallard-producing Hen House nesting structures in North Dakota, thanks to a $105,000 grant from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund. Get the details HERE.

Arkansas deer season sets a new record
According to recent reports, hunters harvested a record number of deer during this year’s hunt in the state. Learn more HERE.

Vermont bear hunters had a record season in 2020
Preliminary numbers show that hunters took a record 914 black bears during the two-part early and late bear seasons. The previous highest harvest ever recorded in Vermont was 750 in 2019. Find out more HERE.

New Hampshire bear hunters had a record season
The 2020 New Hampshire bear hunting season achieved a new historical high surpassing the previous record harvest of 1,053 bears in 2018. See the details HERE.

Virginia legislator proposes background checks for firearm rentals
Virginia state Senator Creigh Deeds (D-25) offered Senate Bill 1250, which would expand background checks for firearm transfers to include rentals of firearms. Read more HERE.

USFWS earmarks $250,000 for grizzly bear management
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allocated $250,000 to go towards grizzly bear management for private land owners in Montana. With this decision, residents will be able to manage grizzly bears suspected of damaging livestock on their land. Learn more HERE.

Hornady wins three Readers’ Choice Awards
Hornady® has been selected as the winner in three categories of the 2021 Predator Xtreme Readers’ Choice Awards. See which ones HERE.

Mossberg’s new shotgun wins NRA award
Mossberg’s newest autoloader, the 940 JM Pro competition shotgun, has been recognized as the 2021 Shooting Illustrated Shotgun of the Year, presented by the National Rifle Association (NRA) Publications. Find out more HERE.

Ravin introduces the fastest-shooting crossbow on the market
Featuring the new proprietary HexCoil Cam System, the R500 is able to produce staggering speeds of 500 feet-per-second with a 400 grain arrow, and has an axle-to-axle width of 3.6 inches when cocked and 7.6 inches when uncocked. Discover more HERE. And see Nexgen Outfitters’ stock of Ravin crossbows HERE.

Kansas game warden frees tangled deer by shooting their antlers
A wildlife officer in Kansas recently managed to free two tangled deer by literally shooting their intertwined antlers apart, as seen in footage released by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. See the video HERE.