Since Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a progressive neurological disease of deer, has been detected from four deer harvested in Frederick County, Virginia, deer hunters must follow carcass importation regulations in other states when they transport a deer carcass out of Virginia
Cook County has had the highest number of epizootic hemorrhagic disease cases in deer so far this year. Cook County also has the second largest population of humans in the U.S. Cook County is also home annually to the greatest number of deer vs. vehicle accidents in Illinois. Hunting is not allowed in Cook County. Is all this a coincidence?…
There probably never has been more distain among Michigan hunters for midges – “no-see-ums” – than there is right now in southern Michigan.
An often-repeated complaint about the Pennsylvania Game Commission is that it no longer cares about or respects deer hunters,
State wildlife officials are eliminating unsold deer hunting licenses in southeastern South Dakota in response to a disease outbreak.
Illinois deer hunter Chris Kiernan, who three years ago nearly re-wrote the state record books with a 37-point buck that scored 261 5/8 inches, will face at least eight counts stemming from illegal hunting of the that deer and a handful of others he killed. Kiernan was indicted by a Grundy County Circuit Court grand jury on charges stemming from…
We knew an updated count of dead deer in the state would likely top 1,000. But we never expected it to eclipse twice that. DNR today announced results of monitoring deer deaths attributed to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). As of Sept. 30, there were 2,043 deer reported as probable EHD deaths, with reports from 76 counties. The highest numbers were…
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has conducted surveillance and taken reports of dead deer across many counties in southeast and south-central parts of the state to help determine the severity of this year’s Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) outbreak.
In the days before archery deer season opened, a number of hunters around the state were heard contemplating what they might find in the woods once Oct. 1 finally arrived.
Details are still thin, but apparently Wisconsin archery deer hunter Paul Keller shot a nontypical buck near the town of Marion that should score in the neighborhood of 244 inches
New York’s single biggest hunting day is the opening day of the Southern Zone firearms deer season.
It's been 16 years since I drove to Pike County on a crisp Saturday morning in October and took part in one of DNR's Youth Deer Hunts. I'd like to say I was participating as a "youth," but the truth is I was covering it for the newspaper in Springfield. The program, which led to other youth hunts in the…
For years hunters have expressed concern that the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s deer management program has reduced numbers to dangerously low levels in some areas of the state. While I agree this has happened in some instances, I can’t help but wonder if there is a greater threat on the horizon for Pennsylvania’s deer herd. This threat isn’t the result of…
According to Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, getting set up to go hunting is easier than ever.
Archery hunters are looking to Oct. 1 as the opener to what will hopefully be another memorable deer hunting season. Last year, archery hunters made history when they harvested a season record of 24,908 of the 112,863 deer checked by hunters – about 22 percent higher than the previous record set in 2010.
Amid widespread reports of dead deer being found around the state, DNR deer management biologist Chad Stewart said today that laboratory tests have identified a deadly virus as the culprit in four counties.
A group of bowhunters scouting places to set up shop near Lake of Egypt this archery season were in for a surprise when they found carcasses of a half-dozen deer grouped in a small creek.
Everyone interested in deer knows that the deer trustee report by Dr. James Kroll, Dr. Gary Alt, and Dr. David Guynn put an emphasis on the need for the DNR to implement a deer management assistance program for private and public lands.
Mild winter may set stage for solid season
Legislative relief needed to reduce discharge limit
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been monitoring die-offs of white-tailed deer across portions of the state and must make adjustments to some West River deer hunting units.
Tyrrell County abounds in hunting opportunities on public lands, but understanding the differences between state and federal properties is important for a successful hunt.
Chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in southern New Mexico has prompted the Department of Game and Fish to expand areas where hunters must observe special rules pertaining to the handling and transportation of animal carcasses.
Public to be alert for New Jersey deer that may have EHD virus: Disease cannot be transmitted to people
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts to be alert for white-tailed deer that may be experiencing symptoms of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a virus that spreads among deer though the bites of midge flies but cannot be transmitted to people.
While New York has been removed from New Hampshire’s list of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)-positive jurisdictions, Massachusetts and Vermont have not done so.
Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont’s upcoming October 6-28 and December 1-9 archery deer hunting season, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.