Boundaries for a special late-season deer hunt to help control chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County have been expanded to include portions of three surrounding deer permit areas, the DNR said in a news release late Monday morning,…
Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
Deer license sales decline in the zone greater than in rest of Minnesota.
Hunter-harvested white-tailed buck has personalized ear tags, and the DNR wants to know who put them there.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed results with the USDA, has already quarantined the herd and started disease investigation.
The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year.
Harvest goal is part of deer planning effort.
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…
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.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Chronic wasting disease was not detected in deer tissue samples from Minnesota’s only currently quarantined farmed deer herd, in Crow Wing County, according to the latest test results involving the herd. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health…
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
Participation numbers were down, but those who did hunt experienced a record-high success rate of 13.1 percent.
The big-game program leader manages deer and elk populations and harvest seasons, and works with groups and individuals to manage seasons and populations.
With the deer opener on Saturday, the Minnesota DNR has extended its phone hours for hunters – and other outdoor enthusiasts – in Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Oct. 31. The DNR Information Center will take…
According to the Minnesota DNR, deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters. The DNR anticipates the 2017 deer harvest will be in the 200,000 range, similar to the most recent 20-year average of nearly 206,000.
State wildlife officials are expecting a far better harvest this year. But the isolated reappearance of chronic wasting disease has led the DNR to impose mandatory testing in some areas for the opening weekend.
It's that time of year. Deer-hunting time. So, hunters, what to do with the hides from…
Public input collected at two meetings and online showed no clear consensus either for or against the hunt.
A video (above and at mndnr.gov/cwd) explains how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Testing will be required in portions of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of firearms deer season. Precautionary testing from 7:30 a.m. to…
Projection is above last year’s harvest of 173,213, below the 2003 record harvest of 290,525 and similar to the most recent 20-year average of 205,959. Prior to 2000, deer harvests in excess of 200,000 occurred only four times.
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