The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 20 percent decrease in the statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index from 2015.
The report shows mallard numbers are near record highs and the estimated green-winged teal population is the highest since estimates began in 1955.
About the same number of small game hunters took to the field in 2015 compared to the year before.
The 2015 statewide turkey population was approximately 216,000, which is slightly above the previous five-year average of 205,000 birds.
Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were up 18 percent statewide this year compared to last year, according to a survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 7th annual wild turkey reproduction survey.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists have completed their 2016 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations across Region 6 in northeastern Montana.
Wisconsin spring waterfowl breeding population surveys in 2016 indicate quality waterfowl production, despite relatively dry conditions experienced during the survey.
More than 200 bald eagle nests have been documented in Georgia for the second straight year, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists have completed the 2016 survey of the Missouri River Breaks (MRB) and Bears Paw elk herds in Region 6.
Sixty-one people gathered and were scattered to 11 survey sites for the 9th annual Spring Eagle Survey, held March 5 in the Pipestem area of southern West Virginia.
According to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAWFA), aerial surveys for lesser prairie chickens will begin March 17.
Aerial surveys for lesser prairie-chickens will begin March 17 and run through mid-May in five states containing habitat the bird needs to thrive.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the third year of a five-year aerial survey of mule deer in the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska.
Fluctuations in the 2016 annual elk population survey illustrate one of the primary reasons wildlife researchers have begun placing GPS collars on elk in northwestern Minnesota and tracking…..
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 116th Annual Christmas…..
Their observations show an estimated Arkansas population that’s near average, but the percentage of mallards fell below the 2009-2015 long-term average
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is urging sportsmen who are invited to participate in the Sportsman’s Values Mapping Project to take a few moments to identify lands they cherish for their…..
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its August Roadside Survey for ring-necked pheasants – a 33 percent increase from last year, including significant increases…..
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its August Roadside Survey for ring-necked pheasants and the results are encouraging – a 37 percent increase from last year, and a 260…..
This fall’s waterfowl hunt hasn’t even started yet, and biologists are already seeking input about a possible goose-hunting change in northern Utah for the 2016–2017 season.
Annual breeding Breeding Duck Count or population survey estimates 49.5 million ducks…
An abundance of spring rainfall, along with ongoing efforts associated with the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan, has helped increase the lesser prairie chicken’s population…
Show creator-host Scott Linden said his fans love to travel, with 63 percent saying they hunted outside their home state last season, up 13 percent from last year…
Fans of the most-watched upland bird hunting TV show are excited about next season, according to the annual Wingshooting USA viewer survey, the Upland Nation Index.
Arkansas turkey hunters are fairly well satisfied with management of the birds and with regulations for hunting them.
The AGFC needs your help to determine the number and locations of black bears in bear zones 3 and 4 in southern Arkansas.
Results from a survey based on the nation’s mourning dove hunters were released by the AFWA, National Flyway Council and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
State wildlife managers said the information gathered from the 2014 surveys indicate mule deer in most areas are approaching long term average numbers.
The DNREC is currently seeking out volunteers who can report any sightings of wild turkeys for the upcoming 2014 Turkey Brood Survey.
The 2014 lesser prairie chicken aerial survey has shown a 20 percent increase in the species’ population which is up from an estimated 18,747 birds in 2013 to 22,415 birds this year.
The USFWS has released the annual “Trends in Duck Breeding Populations 2014” report, Duck populations have increased in overall abundance over last year, and their habitat conditions have improved.
According to a recent survey conducted by the MNDNR, Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were significantly higher than last year.
The WDFW will conduct a survey this summer on elk with hoof disease in the southwest area of Washington and will likely euthanize any elk with severe symptoms.
Wildlife managers need current and accurate data on the species being managed and harvested. Banding mourning doves provides information on survival rates, harvest rates & their movements…
Significant economic ramifications of declining pheasant numbers for state…
A recent study conducted by Responsive Management for the Pennsylvania Game Commission found very positive attitudes toward deer and deer-related recreation…
Hunters and bird watchers are encouraged to enter their woodcock activity reports this fall and winter…
If you down a deer, bag a bear, or topple an elk in some states, the most important thing to do next could be reporting your success to the state’s game department….
This season could be a little different for some hunters as states request that hunters take notes and report wildlife sightings. In Missouri, hunters are asked to participate in a Bowhunter Observation Survey…