Whitetail Deer

North Dakota city takes step toward deer management bow hunting

(Windigo Images) MINOT, N.D. — The Minot City Council has taken the first step toward allowing bow hunting in city limits to manage the urban deer population. The council has given initial approval to an ordinance creating a wildlife management program administered by city police in cooperation with the state Game and Fish Department, the Minot Daily News reported. The…

In North Dakota, subpar 2017 hunter success could impact 2018 deer licenses

For the ninth consecutive year, the success rate of deer hunters in North Dakota in 2017 was below the 70 percent threshold that state wildlife officials consider a good season. Hunter success rate is one of the factors considers when determining deer licenses numbers, and “It very well may look like the number of licenses issued in 2017. It doesn’t jump out that there could be a great increase coming.”

Kentucky looks to extend deer season to thin state’s herd

(Kentucky Fish and Wildlife)FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended extending the deer season for some hunters to 16 days, along with other changes to help thin the state’s herd. The proposal would extend the season for hunters using modern guns from the current nine to 15 days, depending on region. The commission also proposed increasing…

Report: Contractor overestimated Ann Arbor deer population

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A report says the contractor overseeing Ann Arbor’s deer management program significantly overestimated the animal’s population last year in the city. The Ann Arbor News reports that White Buffalo Inc. believed the formula it used to estimate the deer population was off and estimated detection rate for last year’s flyover count was too low. That was…