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South Carolina has for decades been touted as one of America’s top whitetail states, but harvest numbers continue to decline in the Palmetto State, with 11 percent fewer animals collected in 2016 than in 2015. This decline has been ongoing for nearly 15 years, dating back to 2002. The 2016 Read More…

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New York biologists estimated 213,061 deer were taken during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16. Last season’s deer kill included 106,055 antlerless and 107,006 antlered. This is a 7.5-percent increase over the preceding season, reflecting modest Read More…

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North Dakota is ready to lift almost all of its mule deer hunting restrictions in the Badlands area, thanks to five years of stable — and growing — populations. North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists link this steady growth to mild winters and hunting restrictions which protect Read More…

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On the same day that NOAA Fisheries announced the shortest recreational red snapper season in history, chairman of CCA Texas Mark Ray testified before a Congressional hearing on dismal federal management of the fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. Ray told the House Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Read More…

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Vermont’s celebrated catch-and-release bass fishing season is underway, with some of the hottest bass fishing action in the Green Mountain State happening right now. (Actually, catch-and-release open-water bass fishing is permitted year-round on waters that are not listed by the Department as Read More…

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South Carolina legislators want hunters to kill more bears near tourist-jammed Myrtle Beach to reduce conflicts between people and bears. The state legislature is close to approving a bill that would allow virtually anyone wanting to kill a black bear to get state approval during the fall hunting Read More…

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Official testing of a huge 4-pound, 8.8-ounce crappie caught March 28, 2017 in Kinkaid Lake, Ill., has been confirmed as a hybrid crappie, which would make it a state record for the hybrid species. The massive crappie was caught by Ryan Povolish of Carbondale while fishing for bass with buddy Josh Read More…

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You don’t have to travel to Florida or Louisiana if you’re hankering to hunt a gator. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources is now accepting alligator hunting permits online. A random computer drawing will choose approximately 1,000 hunters to partake in the hunt, which Read More…

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Another monster Florida largemouth bass has been caught, this fish the second 16-pounder this spring. On March 27, 2017, Larry Wesley of Daytona Beach caught a 16-pound, 10-ounce behemoth from Lake Cherry, one of the 11 lakes in the Clermont Chain. Wesley, age 62, is a dedicated bass angler with Read More…