Even though a Montana Decoy shows a thin profile, during the rut, young bucks have one way of thinking. Just ask James Gehring, of Watertown, who was recently preparing for his day at Edward Jones, and decided to take a peak out his window. It was then that he noticed a buck creeping up his back lot line from a…
Too many days of rain along with flooded woods and fields have hurt prime-time archery hunting in Pennsylvania.
Chronic wasting disease was detected in four harvested samples from farmed deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County.
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The worst year for the disease in Illinois was 2012, when 2,968 cases were reported from 87 counties. In 2013, the IDNR received reports of 1,224 cases from 64 counties. EHD was virtually absent in 2014 and at low levels in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Hannah Hellesen, of Slinger, skipped her homecoming dance to go hunting with her dad and brother during the youth deer hunt. The decision paid off as she shot her first deer.
Hunters about 1,000 deer off of last year’s pace
An archer poses with a deer harvested at a past Camp Ripley hunt. (Minnesota DNR)Hunters shrugged off mild, windy and wet weather at this year’s Camp Ripley bow hunts near Little Falls, taking 237 deer in two hunts over a total of four days, Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 27-28. The Minnesota DNR issued 2,883 permits, and the 2,365 participating hunters…
Now is best the time for bowhunters to get into the woods and have a close encounter with the buck of their dreams.
The Minnesota River Valley Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association is once again collecting deer hides for the MDHA’s Hides for Habitat program. Hunters can drop hides in bins at the following locations: Borough Bowl 235 South Ash Street Belle Plaine Cabin Fever Sporting Goods 1550 Arboretum Blvd. Victoria Clancy’s Bar & Pizza Parlor 220 Triangle Lane N. Jordan…
For the writer, the value of a rub is that it tells where a buck has been and in which direction he was heading.
While enduring a long, cold, whitetail-free sit, don’t forget that deer hunting is supposed to be fun.
If writer had to make a choice, it would be to cut some time off the end, at least in years when the late season carries into mid-December.
Harvest at 13,068 deer. At the same point in 2017, the harvest stood at 10,912.
The advisory is due to high levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) found in a single deer taken about two miles from Clark’s Marsh, which borders the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
The doe was shot on a deer damage shooting permit on an agricultural farm about 4 miles from the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
Archery deer kill starting to rebound with cooler weather
Six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County died of the disease earlier this month.
(Photo by Bill Diers)Well, the Illinois 2018-19 deer season is officially underway. As always, I was in the deer woods on opening day for morning and afternoon hunts. The day was damp and dismal at best. I’ve never killed a deer opening day, but I’ve never not seen one, either. This year the only critter I saw was of a…
Archery harvest at 7,352 deer through Oct. 14. The number was 7,069 for the same period in 2017.
For the first time in the 32-year history of the program, it almost didn’t take place, saved by an 11th-hour agreement between fur buyers and the MDHA for a higher price for hides.
Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.Much like October of last year, the weather is just too darn humid and warm to immerse myself full-bore into archery hunting. This past Friday was my first excursion afield. The afternoon was cooler than the earlier part of week…
Unseasonably hot weather has spoiled early-season hunting.
Author’s game plan is to hunt next week, around Oct. 15, after he’s convinced himself he’s as ready as he’ll ever be to make the shot when it counts.
Archery season is open across New York and hunters couldn’t be happier. With the exception of a mid-October warm-up, the weather has been much cooler this year compared to the past two early archery seasons. Encouraging, to say the least, when considering a morning or evening in a tree stand or ground blind. In the Northern Zone, the early muzzleloading…
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.