Bowhunters wrapped up the 2018-19 season Sunday with a total harvest of 61,360 deer
Here in southeastern Pennsylvania, flintlock and archery seasons continue for deer, and blogger plans to hunt as much as possible during those remaining days.
One fact of note from the report: Minnesota hunters shot more than a quarter of their entire deer harvest on opening day of their primary firearms season.
About 223,000 people in Iowa held hunting licenses in 2018, a 14 percent decrease from 1988.
Results pending on two suspect samples.
New research at Lousiana State University points to a bacterial connection to chronic wasting disease.
One was a yearling male found in the core of the disease management zone and two were adult males, one found near the Lanesboro hatchery and the other in the southern end of the zone.
Official entry score of 320-5/8 makes it only the fifth hunter-taken nontypical whitetail to exceed 300 inches in history.
In probably the most notable proposal to the Ohio Wildlife Council, when the total allowable catch exceeds 3 million fish, the bag would go from four fish to six fish daily from March 1 to April 30 in Lake Erie, excluding the Sandusky River.
Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8. That’s up from 13,268 the previous year.
Patience and persistence paid off during Michigan’s late antlerless deer season.
A task force has established new restrictions on Native American tribal members’ transporting or disposing of deer carcasses within certain parts of Wisconsin due to the risk of spreading chronic wasting disease.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Hunters shot and killed about 420 deer in southeastern Minnesota in a special late-season hunt as part of the state’s fight against chronic wasting disease. The deer hunt recently in and around Fillmore County is part of the Minnesota DNR’s plan to slow the spread of the fatal neurological disease among wild deer, Minnesota Public Radio…
Senate Bill 1202 would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to decide which Sundays to incorporate into existing seasons.
Hunting after the holidays can be difficult in terms of weathering the elements, but it’s also still a decent opportunity to fill a tag for those willing to put in the extra time and effort.
“It will be a pretty big deal if we get CWD in North Carolina. … It could have a big impact on our deer herd and hunting.”
Some hunters are ready for deer season to end, but I’m seldom one of them. Especially this year, when the weather interrupted numerous hunting plans. It was a crazy deer season where the weather was concerned, starting from the beginning. I hunt primarily in the Northern Zone, and our early archery and muzzleloading seasons featured plenty of rainy days, including…
While two positive deer were taken in unit 3F2, an area of North Dakota known to have CWD, a third was taken from Divide County in deer unit 3A1, previously considered free of CWD.
Much of the state washed out on Dec. 15-16.
David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents have called one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history
So far, apparently, it’s been ignored. But with so little progress being made in reining in the disease steadily spreading through North America deer and elk herds, perhaps it is time for a fresh look at the culprit spreading CWD.
Ohio’s hunters checked 9,625 white-tailed deer; last year, the harvest was 14,115.
But it’s worth it, especially when you consider how hard you worked and the lifetime of memories made in the process.
Hunters will have opportunity to make up ground this weekend.
More than 750 deer heads were examined in a core surveillance area around Dickinson County. Hundreds more were checked in an area that extended into Marquette County.
Fifty-six percent of the deer taken in the muzzleloader-only season were does.Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks (2,172 to 1,691). The top five counties for muzzleloader…