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Colorado Landowners Can Earn Extra Cash from Hunting
Landowners in southeastern Colorado who open their property to hunters can earn extra cash by enrolling in Colorado Parks and Wildlife\'s Big Game Access Program (BGAP) for the 2012 hunting seasons.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Trapping Is The Most Effective Way To Control Wild Pigs
In Kentucky, wild pigs may be hunted with firearms year-round with no daily bag limit, but wildlife biologists believe trapping is the most effective way to control the feral pests.

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In HD\'s 500 & 570 Montana
The hunting of all mountain lions in Montana hunting districts 500 and 570, which include portions of Golden Valley, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland and Yellowstone counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, January 30, 2012.

Twitter Users Stay Up On Oklahoma\'s Outdoors
Over 1,000 subscribers are now using Twitter to get the very latest news updates from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.-- The Wildlife Department\'s regular brief updates provide sportsmen with information ranging from links to timely news stories, hunting season updates and last minute hunter education classes.

Texas PWD Proposes Opening Deer Hunting Near Dallas
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering opening deer hunting in three North Texas counties and another on the upper coast this fall as part of recommended changes to the 2012-13 Statewide Hunting Proclamation.-- PWD staff recommended an open season for deer in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties during a presentation Wednesday to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee.

Yukon\'s Regulation Changes Will Help Protect Sheep and Caribou Populations
The Government of Yukon has amended hunting rules under the Wildlife Regulations to better protect Dall sheep in the Kusawa area and several caribou herds, Environment Minister Currie Dixon announced today.-- “These four amendments to hunting rules reflect not only the views of the public, hunters and Renewable Resources Councils but also the best available scientific and local knowledge,” Dixon said. “The government is committed to the sustainable harvest of Yukon wildlife.”

West Virginia\'s Trapping Seasons End Soon for Mink, Raccoon, Fox, Muskrat, etc.
West Virginia trappers are reminded that the various trapping seasons for affected species will be ending soon, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

More Than 9.000 Bear Permits Available for Wisconsin\'s 2012 Season
A little more than 9,000 bear harvest permits will be available for the 2012 black bear season, about the same number of permits as last year.

Antler Gathering Course Now Online in Utah
Gathering antlers that drop off the heads of deer, elk and moose is an activity that\'s grown in popularity across the country, including here in Utah. The challenge with shed-antler gathering is that it happens during the worst time of the year for the animals and the habitat the animals rely on in the winter.

Tennessee Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Deadline Approaching
The Feb. 8 deadline is approaching to submit applications to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for the 2012 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts.

North Dakota Nonresident Any-Deer Bow Licenses
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 682 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2012. However, pending the final proclamation, antlerless mule deer may not be legal to harvest within a large area of western North Dakota.-- The deadline for applying is April 1.

Apply for Spring Turkey Hunts Starting Feb. 1st in Idaho
The application period for spring turkey controlled hunts opens February 1 and runs to March 1.-- The application period for spring black bear ends February 15.-- Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

Arkansas GFC Exploring Antler Restriction Changes
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division is exploring antler restriction changes for several wildlife management areas and three deer zones. These antler restriction proposals are directly tied to habitat quality and harvest objectives.

Arkansas GFC Exploring Antler Restriction Changes
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division is exploring antler restriction changes for several wildlife management areas and three deer zones. These antler restriction proposals are directly tied to habitat quality and harvest objectives.

Suns Offer Discounted Tickets to Arizona Hunting and Fishing License Holders
Are you a professional basketball fan? Do you have an Arizona hunting or fishing license? The Phoenix Suns are offering discounted ticket prices for two games in February to people who have a current Arizona hunting or fishing license. If you haven’t already purchased your license for 2012, this is a great incentive to do so.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Proposes Night Hunting of Coyotes and Feral Hogs
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed rules that will allow the hunting of feral swine and coyotes at night with a light

North Dakota Spring Light Goose Licenses Available
Light goose hunters planning to hunt during North Dakota’s spring season can purchase a license online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website. The season opens Feb. 18 and continues through May 6.

Pennsylvania Hunters Can Purchase Special Spring Gobbler Tag Now
Pennsylvania hunters who would like the opportunity to harvest a second spring gobbler can purchase a second spring gobbler tag until midnight on April 20, according to Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe.-- In fact, thanks to the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS), hunters can purchase a second spring gobbler tag at any issuing agent or through the agency’s website.

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