Big buck racks galore headline – along with an impressive list of “headliners” – last weekend’s Classic.
A chance antler find causes this blogger to investigate the variables affecting antler drop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently announced that 37 of more than 360 deer have tested positive for the fatal disease since the beginning of the fiscal year as it continues to become more prevalent in the western part of the state.
Rounding out the top five states of the nation’s overall deer-vehicle-accident claims during this time period, in order, are Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.
Budget doesn’t devote any additional funding or call for any new approaches for researching or slowing CWD. In fact, the budget doesn’t mention the disease even once. But new administration says it’s waiting for the DNR to come up with a CWD plan.
The author likes the 7mm-08, but if you were limited to one caliber for deer, what would it be?
While the new DMA 3 boundary will be announced after all sampling of hunter-harvested deer is final, the CWD-positive captive deer would expand DMA 3 to the northeast, where it would encompass at least some Elk Hunt Zones
Elected officials’ disconnect and a less-than-adequate job of public relations by the Pennsylvania Game Commission spells CWD woes.
The DNR is targeting a localized area to remove infected deer; permits go into effect on March 2, and public meeting scheduled March 4.
DNR staff and Wisconsin Conservation Congress members will host a public meeting to discuss CWD testing and surveillance Feb. 27 in Rock Falls.
Positive result marks the first time the fatal deer and elk disease has been found in a wild animal outside of southeastern Minnesota.
MADISON, Wis. — A deer on a Forest County hunting ranch has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. State agriculture officials issued a news release Monday saying tests confirm the six-year-old whitetail buck was infected. The deer was born on a Marinette County breeding farm and moved to the ranch in 2014. Both the farm and ranch have been quarantined…
Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn is sponsoring several bills that target deer farms to try to stop the disease from spreading from captive to wild deer. Another would give the University of Minnesota $1.8 million to develop faster and more sensitive diagnostic tests that farms and regulators could use on live deer and hunters could use to make sure their venison is safe to eat.
It will be interesting to hear what our wildlife biologists will have to say about the condition of the deer herd after this winter. And, what impact it could have on the 2019 fall hunting seasons.
The blessing of being a serious deer hunter in turn brings the writer to ponder the future of deer and elk in a world being more and more ravaged by the disease.
The proposal would create special permits for landowners to hunt deer up to a week before the official firearm hunting season starts, if they open at least half of their land to hunters during the regular season.
The three largest hunting groups in Maine all oppose a proposal to allow the use of crossbows during the archery season for deer in the state.
Too few landowners give permission in Bedford, Blair counties.
During the first special hunt weekend, 157 deer were harvested, with this the only positive.
Hunters checked 172,040 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2018-2019 deer seasons, down from 186,247 a year ago.
Want to crack down on deer farms as concern grows about the persistence of chronic wasting disease among wild deer in the southeastern part of the state.
The Game Commission is implementing reduction to minimize the impact of CWD on the deer population in this specific area.
The DNR would generate maps showing areas with high infection rates to help hunters target their efforts. Hunter and landowner payouts could range from $750 per deer to $1,250 per deer. Businesses that open sampling drop-off sites would get $300.
A tale of late-season deer hunting with a crossbow in Pennsylvania.
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.