Managing Editor Rob Drieslein shares some insights on the upcoming Minnesota firearms deer season, which begins in just over three weeks, on Nov. 9. Hunters face some whitetail regulation changes thanks to CWD management. On the bright side, a statewide youth hunt begins on Thursday, Oct. 17 and runs through this Sunday, Oct. 20.
If you would like to mount your deer, but prefer to cape your deer yourself instead of using a taxidermist, this video demonstrates the caping process so that you are able to legally bring your harvest into Minnesota and minimize the risk of spreading CWD. For European mounts, all brain and spinal tissue must be removed prior to bringing the…
Central Minnesota struggles with disposal of diseased dear.
Reports across the state speak of more sightings of white-tailed deer.
Chronic wasting disease is an untreatable and fatal brain and nervous system disease found in deer, elk, and moose and it’s of grave concern for biologists around the country. Fortunately, there have been no cases discovered in New York since 2005. However, that’s not the case with 24 other states, including Pennsylvania, where CWD has been discovered in both captive and free-ranging deer in several southcentral counties. Following the…
Wisconsin DNR puts preseason deer herd estimate at 1.8 to 1.9 million animals.
Chronic wasting disease is an untreatable and fatal brain and nervous system disease found in deer, elk, and moose, and it’s of grave concern to biologists around the country. Fortunately, there have been no cases discovered in New York since 2005. However, that’s not the case with 24 other states, including Pennsylvania, where CWD has been discovered in both captive and free-ranging deer in several southcentral counties. Following…
Agency’s plans to halt spread should be noted by anyone with interest in deer and elk in Pennsylvania.
Although not confirmed, EHD is suspected in the death of other nearby deer.
Statewide archery deer season opens Oct. 5 in Pennsylvania.
Gruesome “fibromas” caused by a papilloma virus common across deer range.
The DNR suspects several deer in the St. Stephen area have recently died from EHD. Tests from two of the deer were positive for EHD; other deer were too decomposed to test.
CWD management may require more in-person deer registration, so just bring it back full bore.
St. Paul, Minn. – Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed in two white-tailed farmed deer in Houston County after the owner submitted samples because of their suspicious deaths. The virus is transmitted by biting midges and was first confirmed in Minnesota deer in 2018 on a white-tailed deer farm in Goodhue County. Most deer die within 36 hours of exhibiting clinical signs of EHD. “The two deer were part of a herd of 60 white-tailed…
This year, CWD surveillance will occur throughout 18 counties in northern Wisconsin as part of a multi-year rotation across the state.
MADISON, Wis. – Officials from the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Conservation Congress and Wisconsin Natural Resources Board have announced new cooperative efforts on steps to control and deal with chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Wisconsin, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Sept. 3. “We are unified in our interests in responding to and managing CWD,” said Assistant…
As part of efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota DNR bans the feeding of deer and the use of attractants in certain parts of the state to prevent the concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. The DNR will expand deer feeding and attractant bans in southeast and north central…
According to the agency, 2019 season regulations designed to control disease for long-term health of Minnesota’s wild deer.
(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…
The state Game Commission wants to end a pastime for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who live in semi-rural areas because of the belief that it leads to the unnatural congregating of animals and the spread of disease.
And, while we’re at it, let’s drop “harvest” and “take” from our hunting vocabulary.
The attendees couldn’t agree on how to share management plans or whether they even should.
Braving the heat of summer to scout deer can give hunters an edge when seasons open.
DNR embargoed meeting information, preventing media from informing public of event prior to conference.
Hunter-supplied information on the location where they killed deer turned in for sampling reportedly can be imprecise, a problem in trying to closely monitor the disease’s spread.
A committee of hunters formed by the DNR is recommending that hunters in parts of western Wisconsin be required to have deer they shoot during the gun season this fall inspected for CWD.