Wildlife Conservation Wins Big in 2021

Posted by Dan Carlson on Jul 29th 2021

Wildlife Conservation Wins Big in 2021

Wyoming Super Tag raises $1.4 million for wildlife conservation
The Wyoming Super Tag raffle raised $1.4 million dollars for conservation in 2021. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s program saw another record-breaking year of ticket sales. Read more HERE.

New program connects Ohio hunters with participating landowners
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife recently launched a new incentive program that provides a path for Ohio hunters to access participating landowner properties during the hunting season. Learn more HERE.

Ohio Free Day at the Range August 14
Recreational shooters are invited to visit any of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Free Range Day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. On this date, the shooting range permit requirement is waived at all Division of Wildlife Class A, B, and C shooting ranges. Find more information HERE.

Nebraska fall turkey permits available beginning Aug. 9
A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits. Find out more HERE.

Nebraska seeks help counting turkeys
Nebraska is looking for volunteers to participate in its annual turkey brood survey. Read more about this HERE.

Counts show sharp drop in sharptails in east-central Minnesota
Minnesota’s sharp-tailed grouse population has declined significantly in the east-central portion of the state, according to spring population counts conducted by the Minnesota DNR and cooperators who help count the birds. Learn more HERE.

Wisconsin ruffed grouse surveys show decrease in breeding grouse
The Wisconsin DNR today announced the results of its annual ruffed grouse surveys. Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed this spring showed statewide drumming activity decreased 6% between 2019 and 2021. Find out more HERE.

Tips for mentoring new hunters
If anything good at all came out of the pandemic, it was an increase in the number of Americans getting involved in outdoor activities, including hunting. Few things are more rewarding for experienced hunters than sharing their passion for the sport with newcomers. NRA Family has some suggestions for getting new hunters started our right. See them HERE.

Four teens, two states, at least 20 deer dead
Authorities charge teens in alarming poaching case. Read about it HERE.

Celebrity bear that rambled through several Midwest states killed by vehicle in Louisiana
The bruin logged more than 800 miles in a highly unusual trek that took him across several states. Read his story HERE.

Review: Ruger LCP II Lite Rack
While acknowledging the .22 LR rimfire lacks the stopping power of larger calibers, we can’t ignore that more and more people are choosing to carry .22 pistols for protection anyway. Comparatively low recoil and low ammo prices are big selling points.Now Ruger offers a .22-caliber pistol in its LCP lineup, and this review from the NRA American Rifleman website finds a great deal to like about it. Read it HERE.