The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year.
The 2017 first-day preliminary harvest is a decrease compared to 1,297 bears taken during the 2016 opener. Hunters in 2015 harvested 1,508 bears on the opening day.
In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.MONTELLO, Wis. — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton…
From a public relations perspective, the commission clearly lost points with its “customers” — the hunters and guides.
That’s down by about 1,000 from last year.
Dall sheep. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — The Alaska Board of Game has reaffirmed that using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting is illegal. The board recently narrowly shot down a proposal that would have repealed the regulation on using planes to hunt the sheep, the Peninsula Clarion reported. The ban was put in place in 2015 and…
Harvest goal is part of deer planning effort.
This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in free-ranging deer in Michigan and second hunter-harvested CWD-positive deer in the county; three additional suspected positive cases in the county awaiting confirmation.
According to Game Commission, there’s a good chance the state will see another banner buck harvest.
Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
This event marked the success of a decades-long collaborative project to restore habitat and wild pheasants back to the Keystone State, the Game Commission said.
Hunters asked to report ear-tagged deer in Trempealeau County. Two bucks are known to have escaped the captive deer facility in late October through an open gate. An unknown number of antlerless deer that were housed in the same facility may have escaped at the same time.
Viroqua, Wis. — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer claimed one more Wisconsin county as it was confirmed that a wild Vernon County deer recently tested positive for the disease. “Vernon County has its first wild deer with CWD,” said Dave Matheys, DNR wildlife biologist for Vernon and Crawford counties, on Monday, Nov. 13. The adult doe was killed…
Mandatory testing will continue in area 603 throughout all 2017 Minnesota deer seasons, including the 3B season and a late hunt in area 603 from Jan. 6-14, 2018, the DNR said in a news release Thursday, Nov. 16. The 3B season in southeast Minnesota opens Saturday, Nov. 18, and concludes Sunday, Nov. 26. Throughout this entire 3B season, hunters must…
According to Michigan DNR statistics, more than 7,500 people 80 years old or older bought a deer hunting license in 2016 and sales this year point toward that trend continuing.
Youth gun hunt scheduled for Nov. 18-19.
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, said it isn’t clear whether the additional positives indicate a westward expansion of the disease or individual deer movements, given that all the presumptive positive deer were adult males.
The Elks launched the Veterans Leather Program in 1948. During the 2016-17 hunting season, the program garnered 17,763 deer hides, creating 25,346 kits, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission reported. (elks.org photo)DAVENPORT, Iowa — The stench of raw deer scraps filled a cold, blood-stained garage earlier this week in northwest Davenport, but the two elderly gentlemen inside appeared unfazed. “A…
The one-year-old doe was harvested in Greenwood township and is the first confirmed positive in Vernon County.
A herd is being grown in southeast Missouri after elk were reintroduced at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011. But the elk shot recently was 200 miles away from the Peck Ranch herd, between Hallsville and Centralia.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
According to Game Commission biologist, it’s the biggest bear that he knows of that was taken in the archery hunt.
Missouri Department of Conservation mandating testing in effort to continue tracking how widespread the disease is in the state, and where the infected animals are found.
The new law allows children of any age to participate in a mentored hunt and allows mentor and student to carry their own weapon.
Popular among non-resident hunters is the distinct feather pattern and coloration of the Merriam’s subspecies. Those birds reside in Nebraska’s Panhandle and Niobrara valley. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters liked what they experienced while pursuing wild turkeys in Nebraska this spring according to an annual survey by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Almost all respondents — more than 96…
AURORA, Minn. — Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide. A member of the boy’s hunting party found him dead in his hunting stand near Aurora late Saturday afternoon. The death initially was reported to authorities as an accidental shooting. But the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday the death has been reclassified as a…