During the summer of 2012, Greg Deckling and his father, Bill, had been watching a group of bucks through a series of images on their trail camera.
Deer hunting in Michigan hasn’t always been as robust as it is today. It really wasn’t too long ago when deer hunters asked each other the question, “Did ya see anything?” instead of, “Did ya get one?” as is often asked today.
Bowhunters are slightly ahead of last year's pace, according to harvest updates by DNR. Through Oct. 21, archers had taken 15,401 deer, up a bit from the 15,185 deer taken at the same point in 2011. The five-year average has been 15,617. DNR's Paul Shelton noted that hunters have taken 67 percent does and 33 percent bucks to this point. …
Bowhunters got off to a solid start and youth hunters shattered a record – all while the number of deer stricken with epizootic hemorrhagic disease topped 2,000.
Chris Kiernan’s buck had the state’s deer hunting community buzzing. The non-typical 36-pointer arrowed in November 2009 made the Morris hunter an instant celebrity and experts valued the deer’s mount at about $35,000.
How many bowhunters spend time thinking about their chances of bagging two bucks with just one arrow?
With the archery season in full swing and the deer rut — and ultimately the annual shotgun season — on the horizon, a different genre of hunter is rising to the challenge of the Illinois deer season. Women in southern Illinois are making their mark on what once was accepted as a “boys only” club. Women have frequently participated in…
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