Overall, preliminary figures show that 160,769 deer were registered during the nine-day gun deer hunt, compared to 213,972 in 2018. Of the deer harvested in the 2019 nine-day season, 75,236 were antlered compared to 105,315 in 2018. The nine-day hunt also provided hunters with 85,533 antlerless deer, a decrease from 108,657 in 2018.
Hunters in Illinois bagged a preliminary total of 50,173 deer, down from 58,836 in 2018.
Archery season has come and gone and it remains to be seen as to how the next few weeks will play out now that the firearms season has opened. After chasing deer with a bow and arrow in two states for over six weeks, I remain deerless. Sure, there were those two small four points I could have arrowed, and the two spikes that sparred and butted heads…
Hunters who harvest deer in north-central and southeast Minnesota during firearms deer season will have 26 dumpsters available in a variety of locations to dispose of carcasses after completing deer registration, chronic wasting disease sampling and removing the meat.
More than 15 million shooters across the country take advantage of indoor shooting ranges.
Minnesota DNR Enforcement Southwest Regional Training Officer Jen Mueller presented Brad Wells, of Grenada, with the 2018 DNR volunteer firearms safety instructor of the year award. Shown at right is Franklin Flack, of the Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association. (Minnesota DNR)Brad Wells, of Granada in southern Minnesota, has been named the 2018 firearms safety volunteer instructor of the year, by…
A committee of hunters formed by the DNR is recommending that hunters in parts of western Wisconsin be required to have deer they shoot during the gun season this fall inspected for CWD.
The latest in shotgun loads triggers the distance debate.
Season will kick off the Saturday following Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after.
Next month, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to vote on whether to move the opening day to the Saturday before Thanksgiving in an effort to draw more hunters.
A certified instructor since 1966, Dave Olson is one of the 4,000 volunteers across the state who are the backbone of the DNR Enforcement Division’s firearms safety program.
While two positive deer were taken in unit 3F2, an area of North Dakota known to have CWD, a third was taken from Divide County in deer unit 3A1, previously considered free of CWD.
Ohio’s hunters checked 9,625 white-tailed deer; last year, the harvest was 14,115.
Deer numbers appear solid, but with once-vibrant deer camps aging, and fewer youths joining the mix, harvest numbers suffer.
After a few days on the stand, writer always feels as if he’s closing in on venison, and that if he could just sit one more day, he’d be able to connect. That hope will have to hold him until next year.
Residents and nonresidents can participate in the hunts from Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30 in deer permit areas 603, 347 and 348, and portions of deer permit areas 343 and 345 that are south of Interstate 90.
Amid challenging weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season. Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.
Blogger reflects on the history of deer-hunting treestands at one productive location on his hunting property.
Meanwhile, the fall turkey harvest was about average this year.
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836, up from 51,450 in 2017.
So far, sentiment for shorter season supported by conjecture, not science.
Survey responses showed there was support for using semi-automatic guns for furbearers and groundhogs, but not for big game.
INDIANAPOLIS — A mistake included in a law approved last year prohibiting deer hunters from using rifles on public property would be fixed under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The bill by Republican Rep. Sean Eberhart of Shelbyville was approved Monday on an 87-3 vote. It allows the state DNR to write rules related to the use of…
In storage since the 1980s, thousands of .45 handguns will hit the marketplace via the CMP. Gun enthusiasts willing to process paperwork can get a crack at one.
The Game Commission historically has permitted the use of semiautomatic shotguns for deer and bear seasons within its special regulations areas near Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The preliminarily approved proposal would extend this authorization to the remainder of the Commonwealth, as well as permit semiautomatic shotguns using single-projectile ammunition for elk hunting.
Massive annual gathering celebrates 40 years.