hunting http://apr.org en State Drops Mandatory Reporting For Hunters http://apr.org/post/state-drops-mandatory-reporting-hunters <p></p><p>The state is dropping a rule that requires hunters to report all the deer and turkey they kill beginning next month.</p><p>The state wildlife agency said Friday the reporting will now be voluntary, not mandatory.</p><p>The change came after a Republican legislator said he would block the rules if the Conservation Department didn&#39;t make major changes in the program, called &quot;Game Check.&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:04:58 +0000 The Associated Press 38730 at http://apr.org State Drops Mandatory Reporting For Hunters Compromise On New Ala. Hunting Rule Fails http://apr.org/post/compromise-new-ala-hunting-rule-fails <p></p><p>A state lawmaker says he failed to reach a compromise with Alabama conservation officials over a proposed game rule affecting as many as 250,000 hunters.</p><p>That means legislators could intervene just before the opening of fall deer season next month.</p><p>State Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville says conservation leaders appear unwilling to make changes to a proposed rule that would require hunters to report details about deer or turkey kills to the state within 24 hours.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:16:54 +0000 The Associated Press 37426 at http://apr.org Compromise On New Ala. Hunting Rule Fails