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Poaching Probe, Hurricane Irma Closures, Deer Openers: State Outdoors News

Poaching Probe, Hurricane Irma Closures, Deer Openers: State Outdoors News
Poaching reports in the U.S.. (Shutterstock image)

In the field notes: Here's a roundup of state outdoors news.

ARIZONA

Mule Deer Poached Near Kingman

Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for info about a recent mule deer poaching incident near Kingman. The agency said a doe, apparently shot by archery equipment, was found in a wash area near the Rancho Santa Fe subdivision, located in Game Management Unit 16A. Officials think the animal was killed between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, according to a news release.


"Evidence was collected at the scene, but help from the public will play a critical role in finding those responsible," wildlife manager Cody Johnston said in a news release. "This is not the act of a hunter. Poaching is a crime. It is stealing wildlife from the citizens of Arizona. It is important for anyone with information to come forward and help Game and Fish bring those responsible to justice."

If you info on the alleged poaching, call the department's Operation Game Thief hotline at (800) 352-0700, or visit www.azgfd.gov/thief, and refer to case #17-003542.


SOUTH CAROLINA

Hurricane Irma Closes WMAs




Due to persistent flooding and damage to roads caused by Hurricane Irma, the following properties will be closed until further notice. 

Check the SCDNR website frequently for additional closures across the state and re-opening of closed properties.

Due to severe erosion and water on the roads caused by Hurricane Irma, the following properties are closed to vehicle access until further notice.  

Read more from South Carolina DNR

MONTANA

Lake Frances Closed to Help Fight Wildfires

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is temporarily closing Lake Frances in Pondera County, effective immediately, so lake water can safely be used to help fight nearby wildfires.

The closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming, wading and fishing and is meant to protect public safely. Aircraft will be scooping and bucketing water from the lake.

Read more from Montana FWP

IOWA

New Law Allows Pistol Cartridges in Rifles to Hunt Deer

Iowa hunters will have a new option this fall while hunting deer during the youth season, disabled hunter season and both shotgun seasons – rifles that are capable of shooting straight walled cartridges. The new straight wall cartridge law was passed without dissent by the Iowa Legislature, and then signed by then Governor Terry Branstad on April 13. It was enacted to allow for a lower recoil option for older and younger hunters, but is available to all hunters in those four seasons.

Read more from Iowa DNR

CALIFORNIA

Deer Seasons Begin This Month

Deer season is already underway in California's A and B4 deer hunting zones along the coast, but the majority of general zones – B1-B3, B5, B6, C1-C4, D6 and D7 – open Saturday, Sept. 16. Several other deer hunting zones – D3-D5 and D8-D10 – open the following week, on Saturday, Sept. 23. CLICK HERE for the 2017 deer season forecast from Game & Fish.

Read more from California Fish & Wildlife

NEW JERSEY

Look Out for EHD Signs

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking those out in the fields and woods to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases to the Division. Click for more information on EHD and how to report suspected cases.

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