Hunting

DNR to rescind rule temporarily banning farmed deer movement into and within Minnesota

The DNR worked to obtain all available information from agencies outside Minnesota that are involved in the regulation of farmed deer, but has concluded that learning more won’t be possible due to loss of records, variability in the ways other jurisdictions monitor CWD in deer farms and in wild deer, and the lack of testing in some other states.

CWD testing seminars scheduled

The Michigan DNR, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Deer Association will be hosting chronic wasting disease testing seminars in Montcalm, Kent and Ionia counties this fall. At the seminars, DNR biologists will demonstrate how to collect lymph node CWD samples from a harvested deer. These samples can be submitted for testing with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved laboratory for a…

Wisconsin DNR: Avoid ash trees when placing deer stands

Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of serious injury to deer hunters. (Photo by Tyler Frantz)MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin DNR cautions hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees this deer season. Most ash trees in the southern half of Wisconsin, Door County and the Mississippi River counties are dead or dying from emerald ash borer…

Van Buren County suspect charged in poaching of nine trophy bucks

Eight of the nine sets of deer antlers suspected of being poached by Justin Ernst, 33, of Decatur. (Michigan DNR)Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered nine poached bucks in a barn located in Decatur. Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers determined the illegal, trophy deer belonged to a previously convicted felon who is suspected of driving his…

Arkansas hunters, get your deer tested for CWD – and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for CWD this year will be…

Michigan DNR: And the top 10 best hunting practices for firearms deer season are …

Hunters can expect excellent conditions for the 2021 firearm deer season, which begins Monday, Nov. 15. As Michigan DNR conservation officers gear up for the season, they share best practices and tips to avoid the most common violations and mistakes they see every year. “Most of the violations that conservation officers encounter during firearm deer season are simple mistakes people…

Find deer check stations, TB/CWD testing sites

(Photo by Windigo Images)Again this year, deer check station operations will look different than in years before the coronavirus pandemic. Hunters can expect extra measures to be in place to protect the health and safety of all. Hunters are required to wear face masks to DNR deer check stations and to remember social distancing guidelines, staying 6 feet away from other individuals…