The time to decide how many buck deer permits will be available for hunts in Utah this fall is almost here.
As the DNR rolls out its over-winter deer population estimates in preparation for setting up the 2012 archery, gun, and muzzleloader seasons, hunters are going to see a wide range of deer densities where some units are far below goal, some are far above goal, and some are just about right.
2011-12 decline less than 1 percent;
Crossbow harvest under 500
DNR announced today that it is taking a close look at its deer programs. More specifically, the agency is “examining its deer management program to determine if modifications are needed to hunting seasons and regulations.”
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announces that the “2011 Vermont White-Tailed Deer Harvest Report” is available on-line, at the department’s web site.
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…
The ODNR and the ODA today announced that testing of Ohio’s deer herd has found no evidence of CWD for the 10th straight year.
Quality Deer Management proponents are holding a series of public meetings on a proposal to restrict deer harvest by antler size for a 12-county area of northwest Lower Michigan.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Thursday, March 15 seized and euthanized four adult white-tailed deer being held without permit or license in Iredell County.
Indiana deer hunters bagged fewer deer during the 2011 season than the year before, but the 129,018 total was still the fourth-best season on record, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife.
As expected, North Dakota deer hunters took fewer deer last fall than in previous years, according to harvest statistics recently finalized by the State Game and Fish Department.
Wisconsin deer hunters will be able to gather information about harvest, over-winter populations, and antlerless quota projections for their favorite deer units during any of 35 meetings the DNR has slated around the state in March.
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…
Remember that old TV commercial where the cracked egg going into a frying pan was used as an analogy for a “brain on drugs?” Well, my little brain has been in a similar pan long enough trying to analyze the northern Illinois deer herd and the effect sharpshooting is having on it that I think I’m officially sizzled. And now…
There's a few of us deer hunters in mourning right now after learning that a real nice 8-point was whacked by a vehicle last month. We got wind of it the way we usually do; a friend's friend was doing some plumbing work in the neighborhood and the homeowner casually mentioned a "big buck" was laying on the side of…
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…
A final total of 219,698 deer were taken during Ohio’s 2011-12 hunting season, compared to 239,379 in the 2010-11 season, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife.
Seven west-central Ohio counties are proposed to move from deer Zone A to Zone B, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife.
Hunters and biologists in the Upper Peninsula are optimistic about the white-tailed deer survival rate coming out of this mild winter.
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…
Ryan Dietsch had a cellphone photograph and a trail camera shot of a bruiser buck that proved the big animal was on his Logan County property.
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.
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…
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…
Kurt Haroldson, a pheasant researcher for the DNR in Madelia, called it a “welcome change” from last year; “from a pheasant’s perspective, it’s pretty wonderful,” he said.
It has been over a month since Rep. Mike Hanna introduced HB 2034, and other lawmakers are beginning to weigh in on the bill’s merits and its chance of passage.