This hunter often finds himself undecided when an opportunity on an antlerless deer presents itself. Sometimes he pulls the trigger, but more often than not, he doesn’t.
Some great lessons from deer hunting camp 2021.
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.
Seeing deer off and on all day, pleasant weather and the harvest of a nice buck make for a great day.
Infected whitetails may be a reservoir for the disease.
Harvest more than 21,000 deer on opening day.
Author laments changing of the times, in a negative way.
Archery hunting a Sunday in Pennsylvania sure felt strange.
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…
Despite being uncomfortable and often downright unpleasant, the alluring call of a duck blind keeps hunters coming back year after year.
Honoring the men and women who serve as active-duty service members, as well as those who have served in the past, seems to be happening more and more around the state and the country. If you haven’t heard about any of these hunting or fishing adventures taking place, it’s because it is all low key and flying under the public…
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…
Deer numbers are trending upward in much of the state.
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…
If you do all the right things following a hit and still don’t recover a deer that continues to move, take some resolve in the animal’s natural healing ability and that you may encounter it another day.
Up to this point, Pennsylvania’s bigger bucks are rarely seen in daylight in my neck of the woods.
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…
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…
(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…
Number of birds, permits sold are down so far.
Last season, I was sitting on a Pennsylvania hillside overlooking an overgrown cow pasture when I heard a shot from above me. I turned just in time to see what appeared to be a 4-pointer running down the hill to a swamp below. Pennsylvania has an antler restriction rule in place and I knew the buck wasn’t legal for me,…
Keystone State archer pursued trophy animal for three years.
Outlook bright for bear hunters participating in traditional bear season coming up.
Holiday pheasant stocking expands to 25 state properties.
Would be the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota.
Decoys come in different shapes and sizes, and hold different memories.