Hunting

DNR seeks help in assessing deer exposure to neonicotinoids [video]

The Minnesota DNR is conducting a pilot study to screen hunter-harvested deer for the presence of neonicotinoids, and we need you to send in a spleen sample. Neonicotinoid pesticides are insecticides that are applied through seed treatments, in foliar sprays, applied granularly to pastures and injected into trees. A recent study in South Dakota found that white-tailed deer exposed to…

Outdoor News video: How to tell the difference between male, female ruffed grouse

Knowing the difference between a male and female ruffed grouse can be a little tricky to the naked eye. Michael Hehner sits down with Outdoor News and shows a couple of tricks that help him acknowledge the difference between the two birds. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, Nature, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos,…

DNR: How to collect a lymph node sample [video]

If you are not in a mandatory testing area, but would like to test your deer for chronic wasting disease, you can voluntarily submit a sample to the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for a fee. This video shows you how to locate and extract the lymph nodes for that test. Categories: CWD, Hunting, Minnesota Videos, Whitetail Deer, Whitetail…

New video arms hunters with must-have skill to combat CWD spread [video]

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership joins several of the nation’s other leading conservation and hunting organizations in launching a new how-to video on deboning a deer in the field. This helps to prevent bringing home parts of the carcass that could carry chronic wasting disease. Arming hunters with this information and preventing the transportation of certain deer parts that can contain…

Elk testing at Elk Country [video]

There was plenty of activity at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s elk check station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as successful hunters were required to bring their harvested elk to the Elk Country Visitor Center for aging and other testing, including a check for chronic wasting disease. Categories: Hunting, Hunting News, Pennsylvania Videos Tags: Elk, Hunting, Pennsylvania Game Commission

DNR: CWD testing and how to quarter and cape a deer [videos]

The Minnesota DNR has created videos on how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease, how to quarter a deer, how to cape a trophy deer and how to remove lymph nodes. “We’re informing hunters about what they can do to minimize risk to our wild deer population,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager. “There are a few changes…

DEC improving communications with outdoor media [video]

Communications with this state’s outdoor press has been a difficult proposition to say the least the last couple of years for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Press folks, when we needed information, had to contact Albany to arrange for interviews – even if we needed general information on something as mundane as stocking numbers or catch rates in Lake…