It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison.
State hunters reported 149,811 deer killed during the 2016-2017 hunting season, down 7.8 percent from the 2015-2016 season.
Spring and perennial food plots can have a giant impact on doe and fawn health during the crucial periods of gestation and lactation.
The purpose of the resolution is to have scientists and experts “advise the NRC, the DNR or other applicable agencies on further steps and actions which could be implemented to substantially mitigate or eliminate CWD in Michigan.”
But statewide, Wyoming plans to offer more licenses for antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and bighorn sheep. Fewer moose and bison licenses will be offered.
Numerous changes coming in 2017-2018 for deer, antelope and elk.
Pronghorn antelope tags will also be reduced, but tag numbers for elk hunts will not be affected.
Hunters last year harvested nearly 119,500 deer — down 4 percent from the 2015 harvest of nearly 124,800 deer — and collisions across Indiana numbered more than 14,000, down nearly 9 percent.
In addition to the eagle language, House Bill 1204 reduces the age from 16 to 12 for individuals to qualify for an apprentice hunter validation license, and allows youth who turn age 11 before the end of the calendar year to receive a whitetail doe license valid for only the youth deer hunting season.
Four free-ranging whitetail deer tested positive for the disease, in Iosco, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties.
Overall hunter success was 66 percent, with each hunter spending an average of 4.4 days in the field.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
John Walker was cited in 2015 for placing corn and pumpkins near his deer stands on his Washburn County property. A circuit judge tossed the citation, finding there wasn’t any evidence Walker intended to hunt over the food.
Positive test from this sample size increases concern that more CWD-positive deer might be present in the immediate area where the deer was taken.
Supporters, opponents make push as plan nears final approval.
Updates expected as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation continues to upgrade deer harvest calculation system.
Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and safety, research, and public involvement.
Oftentimes, a deer believed to be an antlered female is actually not a female at all, or may be part female. Or, the animal could possibly be a buck with serious reproductive problems — just a few of many possible explanations.
Agency sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016; positive detections primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.
Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, the commission said – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the agency’s 2015-16 harvest estimate of 315,813.
All but one of those positives were in a cluster that was about four miles west of Lanesboro.
Among the restrictions now covered by regulation is the prohibition on importing into Pennsylvania any high-risk parts from deer, elk, moose or other cervids harvested within states or Canadian provinces where CWD is present.
What I like most about CDAC is that assessments and recommendations are determined according to each individual county’s specific deer season goals.
Baiting, feeding ban in CWD-affected counties the one remaining tool the DNR has to slow CWD spread.
Board of Game Commissioners gives final approval to 2017-18 hunting/trapping seasons.
Author spent 45 minutes traversing his northwest Ohio environs looking for deer.