As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
“It was a poor year for natural bear foods, and we saw a surge in hunter numbers brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps a corresponding increase in the number of hunters spending more time in the outdoors hunting than in past years.”
“We’ve had an unusually mild winter with little snow accumulation. Availability of food should have been good and overall wintering conditions were excellent.”
The 2019-2020 season saw a near-record buck harvest of 2.9 million, with a record 39% of those bucks estimated to be 3½ years or older.
(taxidermy.net photo)DUBUQUE, Iowa — Branden Post quickly but carefully cut away the skin from a deer head using a scalpel at his taxidermy studio in Dubuque. Tools of his trade filled the room set up at his house – forms in the shape of different game, tables laden with animal skulls, fish hanging from a shelf. “I do this for…
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
Overall harvest, though, already tops last year’s number.
The adult male that weighed about 160 pounds was legally killed by a deer hunter. Meanwhile, wildlife officials and a county sheriff have disagreed on whether a mountain lion could be responsible for the Dec. 3 death of a 28-year-old man in a wooded area 85 miles west of Dallas.
Harvested deer from Wyandot County tests positive.
Hunters looking to spend more time afield this holiday season will find eight properties in central and southern Wisconsin stocked with 1,440 pheasants during the week of Dec. 21.
Hunts set for parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January.
The ram, with a gross score of 170-2/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale, was a trophy caliber sheep.
(Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR reminds black bear and wild turkey hunters the 2021 season application deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings at GoWild.wi.gov or through an authorized license agent. Consider inviting others who may not usually participate in these seasons to apply and find an adventure in Wisconsin. Black bear hunting Harvest…
Under Wisconsin law, when the wolf is delisted, the state’s annual hunting and trapping seasons shall resume.
Ohio hunters checked 10,904 white-tailed deer during a snowy and rainy opening day of the gun hunting week – well below the three-year average of 17,145.
(Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department/John Hall)MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says one thing to be thankful for this year is the restoration of the wild turkey population in the state. Wild turkeys disappeared from Vermont in the mid-to-late 1800s because of habitat destruction from land clearing for farming, the department said. At that time, only a…
Female hunters remain the largest growing demographic in 2020.
Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.
LITTLE ROCK — With COVID-19 cases beginning to increase in Arkansas, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wants to remind everyone to put a little space between them and other hunters at camp, at the boat ramp and in the blind this duck season. Try to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and any hunter who isn’t in your close…
Hunting license sales in the state are up as more residents seek a way to safely get out of the house without contracting COVID-19, but that has led to inexperienced hunters reportedly misidentifying and killing moose and a grizzly bear. In addition, blatant poaching has increased in northern Idaho.
Weigh in on deer herd size and management unit boundaries.
First he shot a 10-point buck, then he came across the alligator, which he also was able to shoot – the reptile has no special protection in Minnesota. As for how it ended up here …
This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer. During the 2019 hunts, 2,137 hunters harvested 278 deer.
The first-ever day of regulated Sunday big-game hunting will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15, for archery deer hunting only.
Then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a law in 2012 that requires the DNR to hold a wolf season.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin DNR shows hunters harvested 4,129 bears during the 2020 Wisconsin black bear season, an increase from the 3,679 reported in 2019.