Whitetail Deer

IL: Poaching charges involve ‘trophies’

Springfield – High-dollar antlers are causing legal and ethical problems for hunters who covet and pursue them. Two separate major deer poaching cases came to light in a one-week period earlier this month, putting focus on the "trophy" aspect of hunting in the state. In total, eight hunters are facing multiple charges. DNR announced on Nov. 7 that it has…

IL: State’s deer hit neutral

Springfield – Slowly, but surely, Illinois' deer population is reaching equilibrium. There have been a lot of factors, but a better harvest sex ratio is a primary factor. "I would have to say the sex ratios of our harvest the last couple years have been really, really good, and that has gotten us where we are," said Paul Shelton, upland…

PA: New USP president now a lobbyist on deer issue

Harrisburg – Pittsburgh businessman Randy Santucci took over as president of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania Oct. 10. On Oct. 11 he was in the Governor's Office here meeting with three advisers of Gov. Tom Corbett, talking about the "deer problem" in much of the northern tier. Santucci, who had been very involved in the group's failed lawsuit against the…

Deer bill, NRB appointees up for Senate hearing May 5

Bass culling, bear bills up for Senate committee vote May 5 Sportsmen who have been following the progress of the bass culling bill, bear hunting bill, deer hunting bill and the appointment of three new Natural Resources Board members might be interested to know that the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment will meet on Thursday, May 5 beginning…