A number of major deer hunting regulations approved for the 2019 deer seasons.
Those with an interest in whitetail deer and elk in this state are splitting over how to deal with chronic wasting disease crisis.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Due to CWD detections, DMA 2 now covers more than 6,715 square miles, an expansion of 2,101 square miles since last year.
Nineteen individuals will provide input on deer management issues, serving on a new committee the Minnesota DNR created to foster the exchange of information and ideas between the agency and the public. The DNR established this deer advisory committee as part of the 2019-2028 Minnesota White-tailed Deer Management Plan to enhance two-way dialogue with interest groups on specific deer management…
Board delegates worried over creating a bounty system and the amount of payouts and believe the DNR should continue researching CWD.
Since 2016, a total of 51 CWD-positive wild deer have been identified.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…
It’s reportedly a sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point, and it may need to happen this year.
The urban deer program will still continue in an effort to minimize deer/human conflicts, but will be a lethal-removal only program moving forward.
Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.
Hunter concern over the change prompts Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners discussion.
Reaching state-set goal for deer licenses would represent a significant bounce-back from several harsh winters about a decade ago that impacted both the white-tailed deer and mule deer populations. That in turn would mean a boost to the state’s economy.
Convicted of two counts of taking a buck with eight antler points or more.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on program, but it’s still favored.
And mule deer buck success was 81 percent, and antlerless mule deer was 83 percent.
DNR Secretary Preston Cole says he knows people want the DNR to “step on the gas” in regard to controlling CWD, but needs science to justify new strategies and spending.
All CWD-positive deer farms in the state are now empty.
The measure would erase a DNR rule that angered hunters who wanted to bring their kills home to a different county.
Season will kick off the Saturday following Thanksgiving instead of the Monday after.
Twenty-percent increase in antlerless harvest comes after a lower-than-desired antlerless harvest in 2017.
State reportedly remains free of the disease, although two bordering states – Tennessee and Virginia – have had confirmed cases.
Now is a good time to consider species to be planted this spring.