State Sen. Steve Nass, co-chairman of the Legislature’s rules committee, has called for a committee vote on suspending regs, saying they’re too costly and cumbersome to implement this year.
55 EHD-reported cases from 17 counties so far in 2018.
Hunt usually offers extended chances to harvest a deer without hurting the resource. That’s a good thing for both young and older hunters, at least those who don’t have excuses for not hunting.
ODNR convened series of meetings on the proposal.
So you’re sitting in the deer woods, or driving down the road, when you notice something completely out of the ordinary. It’s definitely a deer, but what in the world is all over its body? The deer appears to be covered with some sort of unsightly warts or tumors. You may not know exactly what is happening with the poor…
Plymouth, Minn. — With 22 federal, state, and conservation stamp wins to his name, Minnesota-based Scot Storm’s art clearly contains fine details that breathe life into every image and draw the viewer into the wildlife scenes he creates. Through the celebrated Outdoor News Print of the Year series, Storm’s latest artistry captures an image that fills the dreams of every…
(Windigo Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Approximately 1,600 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio DNR. Hunters must be present at the drawing location they are interested in hunting. Deer harvested in these controlled…
Minnesota’s archery deer hunting season opens on Saturday, Sept. 15, and you can bet a young person will be joining the author afield.
With the opening of the bow deer season in September, hunters who want to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) but don’t have a close-by sampling location may consider a mail-in possibility. Besides collection of tissue samples established by the DNR, hunters may also have a deer tested for CWD at the UW-Madison Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hunters must…
New CWD rules will affect Pennsylvania hunters who hunt in other states.
A long stay of extreme heat has resulted in poor goose hunting, and may allow biting midges to nibble on whitetails much too often.
Wet spring and summer affected reproduction in some areas; habitat declines remain long-term concern.
There is a lot at stake here because in states where CWD has been present for many years, deer and elk populations declined. Deer hunting here in New York represents a $1.5 billion economic value to rural communities and small businesses throughout the state.
Public CWD meetings will include southern Illinois counties after disease appears in southeast Missouri
Just like last year in the days leading up to the Oct. 1 bowhunting opener, the Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about CWD, its effect on future deer populations, and the state’s efforts to control the disease.
The newly-established Disease Surveillance Area includes the areas within a 6-mile radius from the CWD positive samples.
An archer poses with a deer harvested at a past Camp Ripley hunt. (Minnesota DNR)Hunters who missed the lottery deadline for the Camp Ripley archery hunt may purchase surplus permits on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 14, according to the Minnesota DNR. Hunters who already received a permit will not be allowed to purchase a…
Precautionary testing during the first two days of firearms deer season will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Aug. 27. “Wild deer are not known to have CWD in these areas, and this is the second year of surveillance…
Southeastern Minnesota ban continues for 6 counties and includes attractants.
You don’t have to be a biologist with a degree in forestry, but some basic knowledge can go a long way in the deer woods.
Gov. Bruce Rauner finally signed House Bill 4231 into law Saturday at Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The new law permits hunters to wear blaze-pink clothing as an alternative to blaze orange. But bowhunters need to take heed that the law doesn’t take affect until Jan. 1, so for the first half of the season, it remains strictly blaze-orange…
WATERLOO – The Iowa DNR Law Enforcement Bureau was contacted by the Waterloo Police Department after they conducted a traffic stop earlier this month of two males who had illegally killed two antlered deer that were still in velvet. A DNR Conservation Officer responded and charged Paul Lu, 31, and Kyaw Wahny, 19, both of Waterloo, with a total of 14 charges…
Area-level engagement meetings meant to encourage discussions about deer and deer management, enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication, DNR says.
Action came after months of input from hunters, residents and others interested in the long-term health of the state’s deer population.
Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board approves more stringent game farm fencing rules aimed at CWD management
No final decision made yet on possible early closure for Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season.
The study would lift the 15-year-old rule that makes it illegal to feed deer. Some say it could help the animals better fight off illnesses while others argue it could spread disease.
Writer admits he’s not quite ready yet, but has no doubts he’ll be there when it’s go-time.