Whitetail Deer

Six town hall meetings with Deer Czar now fully set

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Dr. James Kroll have finalized the meeting locations for the six April town hall forums that will be offered across the state as a means of giving sportsmen a chance to deliver their thoughts on Wisconsin deer management to Kroll. Kroll had met earlier with a number of Wisconsin conservation groups by invitation only. All…

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…