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Gun Buyers ClubResults of the 2019 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased by only 1% last season.

Hunters harvested an estimated 105,201 bucks, and 87,872 does, which made up a total harvest of 193,073 deer. That is just slightly down from the 194,986 estimated harvest in 2018, according to Charles Ruth, SCDNR Big Game Program coordinator.


Between 2002 and 2015, the deer population

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri hunters that the application period ends May 31 for Missouri’s first elk hunts this fall.

MDC will offer Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this October. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk with four being general permits for the public and one permit reserved for qualifying area landowners. For more information on elk hunting in Missouri, visit

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Applications are now being taken for the 2020 East River, West River, Black Hills, Custer State Park, Refuge, and Muzzleloader Deer hunting seasons.

Remember, this is now a combined drawing. In the first drawing, you may select a First and Second Choice in two of the seasons. If you were successful in drawing either special buck licenses, you are only eligible to apply for one of the other seasons.

Paper applications must be postmarked June 12th...

Gun Buyers ClubFairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that their free online Hunter Education Course has raised more than $150,000 for state wildlife agencies in matching Pittman-Roberson (P-R) funds.

“It is truly a win-win for everyone,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. “With no financial investment of their own, states can now access match money and new hunters will receive top notch free education and certification.”