With the arrival of spring turkey season so many of us have gobbler fever, and I’m certainly afflicted. But if your turkey hunting areas are the same as your deer hunting spots, you can surely acquire some data while turkey hunting this spring that will help you come fall. One early-May morning a few years ago I was running and…
Some readers have misunderstood a previous blog and commentary, so here’s a better explanation.
The new method utilizes a piece of tissue from the animal’s ear for testing. Previously, more invasive tests had proven effective but difficult to collect, including a rectal sample or biopsy of lymph nodes.
Public is invited to weigh in on recommendations beginning April 12 for the 2021 county-level antlerless deer harvest goals and the 2021 white-tailed deer hunting season structure.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Minnesota continues to rank No. 4 for Boone and Crockett Club trophy whitetail with 1,194 total entries in the recently released sixth edition of the Club’s “Records of North American Whitetail Deer.” Also noted in the book are the overall state and provincial rankings. Wisconsin continues to rank at the top with 1,822 total entries, followed by Illinois (1,445 entries),…
In January, Pennsylvania Game Commissioners approved a statewide 2-week concurrent deer season. But will it hold up for final approval in April?
Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.
The farm first detected CWD in a 2½-year-old white-tailed deer in October 2020.
Shed hunting in Pennsylvania’s whitetail country.
The total number of cases since CWD was initially discovered in North Dakota in 2009 is 44 and 30 of those cases have occurred in the last two years.
Somewhere along the way, 19-point buck became an 18-point animal after the final measurements were taken and documented.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
The agency’s most recent proposal for certain wildlife management units lacks serious consideration.
As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in Wood, Juneau and Adams counties.
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.
Division of Wildlife has pulled in more than a million dollars in sales through site.
Baiting and feeding ban renewed In Shawano and Waupaca counties.
Hunters frustrated with late gun deer openers and associated reductions in deer movement may opt for rut-hunting during bow/crossbow seasons.
Overall harvest, though, already tops last year’s number.
Now through Jan. 13, 2021, the public is invited to comment on the Wisconsin DNR herd size objectives and deer management unit (DMU) boundaries for the next three years.
Making sausage out of some of your venison isn’t a daunting task.
The number of shots heard while hunting is not an accurate measure of the deer population in the state.
For those willing to work, hunting Pennsylvania’s public lands can equate to downing a buck of a lifetime.
DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County.
I hate seeing deer season end. Some years, including this one, I’m physically ready for it as I’ve logged close to 70 miles on my aging legs traipsing through the Adirondacks throughout the course of this season. But mentally, I am never prepared. Part of it is the season. I don’t despise winter, as some do, I just love the…
Harvested deer from Wyandot County tests positive.