Harvest up from nearly 67,000 in 2016.
Hunters reportedly killed 195,738 deer. That’s less than the 197,262 killed last year and the 198,049 killed the year before, but more than the 192,111 killed in 2014.
Deer license sales decline in the zone greater than in rest of Minnesota.
Monday was opening day of seven-day season.
That’s up from 18,776 deer harvested during last year’s opening day.
Comes on the heels of age minimum being dropped for children to hunt with mentor.
That’s down from 54,452 deer taken during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
Starting with this year’s hunt, there is no minimum hunter age in Wisconsin.MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age. Lexie Harris, 6, is no stranger to the woods. Her dad, Tyler Harris, has taken her along on his hunts since she was 3. But it wasn’t…
The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year.
In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.MONTELLO, Wis. — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton…
That’s down by about 1,000 from last year.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
Make sure your weapon is up to speed before you get into the field this season.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s wildlife agency says it will allow deer hunters to use rifles on state or federal property despite a legislative error that banned the use of such weapons. The Indian DNR says an emergency state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Nov. 18. Rifle use was called into question because of a mistake in…
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
State wildlife officials are expecting a far better harvest this year. But the isolated reappearance of chronic wasting disease has led the DNR to impose mandatory testing in some areas for the opening weekend.
As a resident of Illinois, I have always been limited on what I can and cannot use for deer hunting. Illinois does not allow the use of centerfire rifles; however, I have always had a fascination with these firearms and broke down and purchased one. There may come a day in my future that an out-of-state whitetail hunt may come…
Provisions vary from those implemented elsewhere statewide.
Lance Morgan with DNR conservation officer Phil Mohs, who nominated Morgan for the award.Lance Morgan of North Branch has been named the Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Morgan recently received his award at Game Fair, held near Anoka last month. Morgan has been a firearms safety instructor for 10 years and has worked to…
Survey firm plumbs minds of hunters, anglers.
Everything from clay targets to BB gun shoots to be on display across the state throughout August.
Low number of hunting-related shooting incidents, no fatalities in 2016.
Last year, the DNR implemented changes to hunter safety requirements that I’m absolutely not okay with. In fact, in my opinion, they’re downright irresponsible and could lead to tragic consequences. Now, it appears that more modifications are coming soon, and like last year’s, I don’t see them as a positive thing.
It was a fitting finish to the nine-day shooting extravaganza.
In the first 24 hours of open registration for the July 8-15 championships, 132 teams from 23 different states registered over 2,000 athletes.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has announced that Bill’s Gun Shop & Range, with stores across the Upper Midwest, has achieved Five-Star Ratings at all five locations. Originally a single range built into Minnesota’s Robbinsdale Town Center in 1998, Bill’s Gun Shop & Range was purchased by current owner John Monson in 2003. That purchase was followed by…