Whitetail Deer

Remaining North Dakota Deer Samples Negative for CWD

The remaining North Dakota deer samples tested for chronic wasting disease are negative, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish Department. A mule deer doe taken last fall in western Grant County during opening weekend of the deer gun season had tested positive for CWD. In all, more than 2,500 targeted and hunter-harvested samples…

Deer Hearings Begin March 26 in Vermont

If you have an interest in Vermont's white-tailed deer you will want to attend one of the annual public hearings being held in March and May by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to discuss the deer herd. The meetings begin March 26 in Castleton and Montpelier. Wildlife biologists will share information on 2011 hunting season results as well as…

Hunters killed fewer deer in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Hunters in Iowa killed about 4.5 percent fewer deer during the recent hunting seasons. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed about 121,400 deer during the 2011-2012 seasons. Officials say Iowa's deer population has been reduced by about 30 percent from its peak in 2006. Spokesman Dale Garner says deer numbers in many…

203: A New York whitetail odyssey

Two hundred. It’s the number most whitetail hunters consider to be the holy grail of antler score. Hunters are much more likely to find a buck sporting that size of headgear in the corn belt and Midwest states such as Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and even Ohio. Downing a 200-inch buck in New York is akin to hitting the hunting lottery.

Firearms deer take one of lowest in recent years

With ice and or snow seriously lacking in many parts of the state, hordes of sportsmen and sportswomen appear to be reflecting on the recent firearms deer hunting season. Phone calls, emails and letters have been flooding into the MON office over the last few weeks from hunters across the state. Some call to share their success stories from the recent…

MA: 2011 Preliminary archery and shotgun deer season results

Preliminary information on the archery and shotgun deer season results have been compiled though some check stations have yet to report their tallies. For the 2011 archery deer season, a preliminary statewide total of 3,689 deer were checked in at official deer check stations. The Western District office tallied 397 deer while Connecticut Valley District office reported 430. Central District…

Special Red Deer Hunting Season in Claiborne County, Jan. 14-22

Nashville – A special red deer hunting season is set to be held in Claiborne County on Jan. 14-22. The special red deer hunting season was established last spring in an effort to manage the small population of the exotic deer. At the December meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, an amendment to the proclamation allows for an expansion…

Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000

Jefferson City – Hunters shot 15,238 deer during the muzzleloader portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, the second-largest muzzleloader harvest on record. Top harvest counties were Oregon with 314, Franklin with 285 and Callaway with 281. This year's muzzleloader harvest was up 18 percent from last year and fell just short of the record 15,907 deer checked during the 2009…

School daze: Deer cull halted

The bunny huggers are at it again. It seems Binghamton University, located not in Binghamton but here in Vestal (Broome County), has a deer problem. The deer apparently have found the university's nature preserve much to their liking and, as deer are apt to do, reproduced to the point where there are way too many of them. As a result,…

SD: Deer Seasons Reopen for Antlerless Harvest

PIERRE, S.D. – Big game hunters will get another opportunity to harvest antlerless deer as the East River Deer season and West River Deer season both reopen from Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan 8, 2012. All unfilled tags are valid for antlerless deer harvest only. Unsold licenses remain in some management units for the East and West River Deer seasons….

Extended Deer Seasons

When is enough gun deer hunting enough? Should I deer hunt in southern Wisconsin during the Holiday Hunt, which closes Jan. 8? And during the landowner season, which continues through March 31? Or is it best to be a traditionalist and hunt during the nine-day season and then stop; maybe just hunt the first weekend of the regular gun season…

FBI shooting range is popular deer hangout

Quantico, Virginia (AP) – Call it a playground for Bambi and G-Men, where imaginary criminals are hunted and deer are the spectators. The 547-acre (220-hectare) FBI Academy, where some of America's best marksmen fire off more than 1 million bullets every month, happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season. The property on the Marine…

Politicians enter the argument over deer

Depending on your outlook, of course, it is either a really good thing or a very bad development that elected officials — politicians — are trying to get involved in or interfere with wildlife management in Pennsylvania. And it's all about deer, obviously. Recently we reported that Rep. David Maloney Sr., R-Berks, was seeking cosponsors for a bill he plans…

PA: Bill to create a doe harvest panel

Harrisburg – At the behest of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Sportsmen's League and its wildlife-management consultant John Eveland, a state representative has written legislation that would result in fewer antlerless deer licenses being sold. Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton and Centre, recently introduced HB 2034 that he said is "designed to focus the mission of the Pennsylvania…