Whole deer may not be brought into Pennsylvania from any state with CWD.
The plan proposes regulatory changes and new actions to minimize the risk of CWD entering or spreading in New York state, the DEC says.
Antlered mule deer licenses increased by 150 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 550, antlered whitetail by 150 and antlerless whitetail by 150.
That’s a sign the state’s northern herd has regenerated.
(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…
Top officials weigh in on escalating CWD crisis in state deer population.
Sandhiil offers two programs, one for kids ages 12 to 15, another for those age 16 and older.
Research helps confirm longstanding suspicions that prions can accumulate in the environment in areas such as mineral licks or feeding and baiting sites where deer congregate, and scientists believe environmental reservoirs of prions could serve as an additional transmission route of CWD.
The DNR has been opposed to supplemental feeding but appears to be neutral on a proposed University of Illinois deer study.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
Deer farmers would have three options for enhanced fencing, movement of live deer from CWD counties would be banned, and hunters would have to bone out carcasses in CWD counties or take carcasses directly to processors or taxidermists.
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.”
ALLAGASH, Maine — A video of a deer surfing an ice flow down river before nimbly jumping to safety is causing a sensation. The young deer was shared widely on social media on Monday as it floated downriver near the tiny town of Allagash, Maine. More than 70,000 people had watched the video by Tuesday morning. The Bangor Daily News…
Commissioners boost antlerless deer licenses to 838,000 for 2018-19.
The CWD-positive one-year-old doe was harvested on a disease surveillance permit issued within a 10-mile radius of the recent Lincoln County positive detection. It’s Oneida County’s first CWD-positive wild deer.
Method has drawn scorn from some lawmakers who find the idea of tranquilizing and surgically neutering wildlife inappropriate. Now, they hope the practice is seeing its final years in Michigan.
Discovery renews local 3-year deer baiting and feeding ban; five adjoining counties to see 2-year baiting, feeding ban.
When the Minnesota DNR initially released a list of open houses per its deer management plan a week ago, there was a glaring omission. No metro listings. The DNR quickly recategorized that open house list to include a limited metro schedule of three meetings, with more to be added, the agency said. And so it has, with meetings added in…
State DNR supervisor says things looked good for the U.P. deer herd a month ago. But the situation has deteriorated as winter has held on.
Only three meetings are currently scheduled in the metro, but more reportedly in the works; plan establishes an annual statewide harvest target of 200,000 deer.
The 2017-18 estimated deer take included 95,623 antlerless deer and 107,804 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 10 percent decline in antlerless harvest and nearly identical buck harvest as in 2016.
Bill is designed to reduce the penalty for a second-time offender to a two-year hunting license suspension. The Legislature had previously passed a change to increase the penalty to permanent ineligibility to obtain a license.
(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…
One of the highlights of deer hunting is sharing bounty with family and friends.
The overall deer harvest was also up 10 percent, to nearly 370,000, with bowhunters accounting for about a third of the harvest.
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…