Small Game Hunting News

Pheasant Stocking In PA

HARRISBURG, PA -- Saying there is bad news and good news for the future of pheasant hunting, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials have announced that hunters still should expect to see the agency's pheasant stocking efforts increase to 200,000 birds for the 2012-12 license year. However, because of recent flooding impacts...


Time To Get Your Dove On!

From coast to coast, hunters in 40 states have been joined together recently for one purpose—to hunt doves. Dove seasons have opened from Virginia to California, and hunters have gone afield to hunt fast flying mourning doves. For some hunters, this is the first hunt of the season and signals...


Good News / Bad News for Iowa Dove Season

Final approval of a rule that will allow the hunting of mourning doves in Iowa was approved Thursday by the Iowa Natural Resource Commission, which also added an amendment that would require dove hunters to only use non-toxic shot statewide. The non-toxic shot requirement follows several discussions by the commission...


Rabid Beaver Warning in PA

HARRISBURG, PA -- In what wildlife officials are calling a "truly bizarre situation," Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two days, June 1 and 2, in the Pennypack Creek area between Bustleton Avenue...


New York Bills Threaten Sporting Dog Owners

Assembly Bill 7964, introduced by Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino (R- Massapequa) would require anyone that houses dogs or other animals in a permanent structure to have a working “fire suppression” system and have an alarm system that connects directly to the police or fire department. Only “farms” are exempted from...


US Bank For Bird Dogs

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Longtime corporate supporter U.S. Bank has made a $5,000 donation to Pheasant Forever's Bird Dogs for Habitat Campaign. By pledging to the year-end fundraising campaign, U.S. Bank joins fellow hunting dog enthusiasts in support of Pheasants Forever's push to strengthen the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Launched...


Trappers Score Victory in Maine

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and Leading Trapping Groups 
Win Again in Precedent Setting Case (Columbus) – Trappers in Maine and sportsmen nationwide scored a huge victory after a Federal Court of Appeals rejected an effort from anti-hunting groups seeking to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to stop trapping in...


OH Upland Season Ready To Fly!

COLUMBUS, OH -- The season for three of Ohio's most popular game species-ring-necked pheasant, cottontail rabbit and bobwhite quail-begins Friday, November 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. "The state's cottontail population has been very good for the last several years, and this year...


Rooster Road Trippin’ With PF

Saint Paul, MN -- October 12, 2010 - It's not pheasant hunting in search of a limit, it's taking pheasant hunting to the limit. That's the idea behind Pheasants Forever's Rooster Road Trip 2010. This November 8th through November 13th, you'll be able to follow along online as a trio...


Rabbit Hunting Young Guns

A youth rabbit and a youth squirrel hunt will be held at the Salamonie Reservoir on Oct. 30. The event will start at the property's visitor center at 7 a.m. Hunters between the ages of 11 and 17 will have a choice between participating in either the rabbit hunt or...


Pheasants Forever Turns 15!

Saint Paul, MN -- Many of the 620 Pheasants Forever chapters across the country are preparing for another autumn of hosting youth mentored pheasant hunts, and there's still time for interested youngsters to participate. In 15 years, Pheasants Forever chapters have introduced more than 60,000 youngsters to pheasant hunting in...


PA Grouse Outlook 2010-11

Average Grouse Hunting Expected Overall In Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, PA -- With favorable late spring/early summer weather conditions across much of the state, Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists expect ruffed grouse hunting to be average to slightly above average -- where good habitat exists -- for the more than 100,000 hunters who...


15,000 Pheasant To Fly In Ohio

Pheasants To Be Released At 28 Public Hunting Areas Statewide COLUMBUS, OH -- More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released on 28 public hunting areas across the state this fall, as part of a seasonal effort by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife to enhance...


KS Pheasant 2010-11 Looks Hardy!

Kansas Predicts Banner Upland Bird Season PRATT, KS -- Upland bird hunters who thought we had a good season last year should be pleased to know that the trend should continue in 2010. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has completed summer surveys, and the results, compiled in...


Pheasant Stocking in PA

Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Fall Pheasant Stocking Plans HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has slated 108,000 ring-necked pheasants for release on public lands throughout the Commonwealth for the upcoming small game hunting seasons, including 16,800 birds for the junior only season (Oct. 9-16). "Based on agency's budget cuts...


GA Dove Cranks On September 4

Georgia Dove Season Opens, September 4 SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA -- Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 4. Long-awaited opening day is traditionally considered the beginning of the fall hunting season, and with the numerous wildlife management area hunts scheduled, it is the perfect...


Celebs Shoot and Celebrate Our Troops

National Shooting Complex in San Antonio to Host First Annual American Celebrity Classic Shoot Kiawah Island, SC -- The American Celebrity Classic, a brand new National shooting event to honor and help our troops is being planned for the summer of 2011. The American Celebrity Classic will bring together sportsmen,...


Montana Trappers Escape Antis

Trappers Breathe Sigh of Relief, But Anti-Trapping Effort Likely to Continue Montana trappers can breathe a bit easier today after an effort to ban trapping on public lands in the state was stopped in its tracks. Last year, the anti-trapping organization Footloose Montana announced it was working to place the...