As I opened up my 2012 Whitetail Calendar, put out by Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine, and began counting the days until Illinois’ archery season, I stopped short. As I write, there are only 50-some days left until Oct. 1, a day that is sacred, a day in my calendar year that begins my number one rule for my children…
Reports of dead deer in southern Illinois have trickled in this summer, but the state appears to have avoided an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhage disease
Implementation of the deer report, compiled by Dr. James Kroll, Dr. David Guynn Jr., and Dr. Gary Alt got off to a fast start July 31 when the DNR convened a deer stakeholders roundtable
DEC has increased the statewide Deer Management Permit allocation by about 12 percent for the 2012-13 season, the second consecutive double-digit jump.
The much-anticipated crossbow law is finally a real-life law. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed House Bill 4819, meaning crossbows will be legal for hunting deer in Illinois this season between Dec. 3 and Jan. 20. Stay tuned for more details. Categories: Bloggers on Hunting, Illinois – Ralph Loos, Whitetail Deer
If you’re an archery hunter, you can stay safe during this year’s archery hunts by following a few, simple rules.
Beginning deer hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in five bonus antlerless deer hunts that will take place on private land
Beginning August 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be accepting permit applications for quota deer hunts on three of is wildlife refuges.
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking those who are out in the field at this time of year to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD).
With the MassFishHunt electronic licensing system, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has changed the way in which Antlerless Deer Permits are issued.
Longtime deer hunter Kent Ingram is joining with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to host an introductory seminar on hunting deer, Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hunter Education building at the Denver office.
Maybe we – outdoors writers and media – should take some of the responsibility for there being so much angst swarming around Wisconsin’s deer hunting and managing issues, especially during the last decade. Seems it’s just too difficult for a writer to be unbiased when it comes to deer hunting (management), just as it probably is for most gun deer…
Final report: Hunter expectations key, but restrict use of goals and SAK
Legislators would have swamped this year’s Apostle Islands October muzzleloader deer hunt, but for some quick thinking and fast work by DNR wildlife officials and National Park Service personnel.
DEC’s efforts to establish a youth deer hunt and gauge hunter sentiment toward the Columbus Day weekend proposal were, ultimately, all for naught.
Cayuga County deer hunters will be able to use rifles this fall if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs into law legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly.
Recently, 16 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-owned wildlife management areas around the state were designated as the Sweet Sixteen.
Testing of nearly 1,200 deer and elk killed during Arizona’s latest hunting season shows the animals weren’t infected with chronic wasting disease.
State deer hunters bucked a two-year trend of declining harvest with a slight increase in the number of white-tails killed in 2011.
Wildlife agents have started killing more than a dozen mule and white-tailed deer trapped on Malmstrom Air Force Base by perimeter fence built in 2010, with base officials saying they are a hazard to operations.
I have hunted for nearly 50 years and have sent in a harvest report card for every deer, buck or doe that I have ever harvested in Pennsylvania. I wish every hunter would do the same. Our current statewide reporting rate of less than 40 percent is a sad commentary on hunters. With that said, I know that 100 percent…
Deer registration stations are what makes an outdoors writer’s job more interesting, easier, and a whole lot of fun. There are all kinds of people there, many of whom killed deer, some who do not. The Department of Natural Resources employees are usually there. I could go on and on, but for many of these same reasons that I do…
Although relatively few farmers in Illinois hunt deer, it’s fair to argue they play the most important role in controlling the state’s herd.
News-reading deer hunters who were educated about epizootic hemorrhagic disease in 2007 certainly have good reason for concern in 2012.
Charles Self has a ready answer for deer hunters who complain that the south Arkansas or Zone 12 season limit of six is too many.
DEC sets deer regs