Texas Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) Enrollment Now Open

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) recently announced that enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 5 through June 15 this year while the Harvest Option opens May 1 and runs through September 1. MLDP …

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NDA Welcomes New Youth Deer Hunting Opportunities in New York

The National Deer Association (NDA) has been advocating through the beginning months of 2021 for expanded hunting provisions found in New York’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget. Among those provisions were proposals to expand crossbow use to regular big game seasons and allow junior hunters ages 12-13 to hunt big game with a rifle or …

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Action Alert: Oregon HB 3152 – Wildlife Inspection Stations

Oregon House Bill 3152 (HB 3152), if passed, would authorize the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to operate wildlife inspection stations for the purposes of preventing the spread of infections or infestations harmful to wildlife, including chronic wasting disease (CWD), or to further wildlife management efforts. The bill would require the operator of …

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Action Alert: North Carolina CWD Response Funding

North Carolina House Bill 181 (H181) introduces a number of changes to the statutes governing the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). Among these changes are provisions that should help NCWRC respond to and manage chronic wasting disease (CWD) in North Carolina. Specifically, H181 grants NCWRC the authority to declare a wildlife emergency if it …

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Action Alert: Pennsylvania Antlerless Licensing Modernization

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 431 (SB 431), if passed, would allow for the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System (PALS). Currently, Pennsylvania hunters apply for most antlerless deer licenses by sending an application to a county treasurer for processing and issuing. In return for the processing …

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