Successful hunters checked 21,555 white-tailed deer during the 2013 muzzleloader season, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Muzzleloader season concluded on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
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Michigan’s 2012 firearms deer season was the safest on record, with just three firearms-related injury incidents and zero fatalities.
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials have long wanted to get rid of any wild hogs roaming the state’s woodlands.
Peruse any outdoor catalog and you’ll find all kinds of tools and toys meant to help hunters bag deer.
Monday was “media day” at the Wildlife Research Institute outside Ely, and Dr. Lynn Rogers answered the questions of reporters, including those regarding a research bear’s twin cubs.
Chronic wasting disease found in a DuPage County deer represents the first CWD case there, expanding the list of Illinois counties with a positive case from 10 to 11.
A full year after it was officially scored, the deer shot by Jason Sanders is still mistakenly referred to as “The World Record 8-point buck.”
An information-packed, 100-plus pages of data regarding hunting, fishing and wildlife watching was released last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
For second straight year, deer numbers dip for 2-day bonus season
Poaching four trophy whitetail bucks resulted in more than $9,000 in restitution after three nonresidents pleaded guilty to charges of jacklighting deer with rifles in Brown County.
Dwayne Etter is looking for a few good bears – denned bears, that is. Now that it’s winter, he hopes to collar some.
Pennsylvania Game Commission staff came as close to publicly criticizing a fellow state agency as might ever be seen Dec. 17
When it’s all said and done, deer hunters in 2012 will have killed about 5 percent fewer deer than they did in 2011.
With two zones already closed to wolf hunting and trapping, the Northwest Zone was moving ever-closer to closure, too, as of late last week.
With less than a month to go in the season, deer hunters appear to be closing in on last year’s harvest total.
A procedural error as judged by the Western District of federal court will keep Chippewa tribal members from legally shooting deer at night in off-reservation settings.
New positive also found in Grant County
Nathan Knapp has been an avid hunter and outdoorsman for more than 30 years. But the Ithaca-area man might soon hang up his guns and bow.
Hunters enjoyed great weather as they killed 86,964 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s traditional week-long deer gun season, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife
Michigan lawmakers last week approved legislation to establish the state’s gray wolf as a game species and give the DNR’s Natural Resources Commission the authority to establish a hunting season.
Lab tests have found no chronic wasting disease in Pink 23 and Purple 4, escaped deer associated with the New Oxford, Adams County, farm that in October became the site of the state’s first two confirmed cases of CWD, an always fatal brain disease in deer, elk, moose and other cervids.
As of earlier this week, late-season wolf hunters and trappers had exceeded the output of their early-season counterparts. And the DNR had closed two of the state’s three wolf zones after harvests in those spots neared the targets.
It came and went without bells or whistles – without alarms or sirens, too.
Hunter shot in Warren County
Wolf hunters and trappers had killed 97 animals as of Dec. 10, and were nearing the target harvest in the northeastern part of the state.
Preseason indications pointed to a potentially good firearms deer season, and early reports from hunters seem to back up those predictions.