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.
It could be the city’s biggest hunt if it goes according to plan.
The Legislature should learn from Wisconsin’s mistakes, then enact policy changes this spring accommodating younger Gopher State rifle and slug hunters.
It’s estimated that there are 54 shooting teams for boys in the state and 44 for girls, and many receive funding from a division of the National Rifle Association.
Rough ring-necked pheasant hunts: Minnesota’s public land holds some roosters, but don’t expect easy shooting
Just over a week remains in Minnesota’s 2017 pheasant hunting season, and despite tough conditions and savvy upland birds, you can still fill the game bag.
Hunt will run Jan. 4-7 and 11-14 on public and private land in northern Ionia County and eastern Montcalm County, in select townships.
To this point, that’s more than 5 percent ahead of last year’s totals; and elusive elk put down by wildlife officials to protect deer herd, domestic livestock from disease potential.
That’s up nearly 5,000 from last year, when hunters faced less-than-ideal conditions.
Hunt will run Jan. 4-7 and 11-14 on private land in Alpena County, south of M-32.
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
More than 1,800 citations and warnings issued to violators during firearms deer hunt – Illinois’ busiest hunting season.
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
“The fact that we have likely found so many additional CWD-positive deer is a major concern for Michigan’s deer population.”
Harvest up from nearly 67,000 in 2016.