This year, there are more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer, the agency said; mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease continues.
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Deer-harvest goal remains at 200,000.
According to the agency, the plan’s eight broad goals cover topics ranging from research, to keeping Minnesota’s deer populations healthy to how the DNR and the public work together on deer management.
Whether it was for the Lakoskys, the whitetails, the Kids Zone or any of the many other potential draws (wild turkeys, other outdoors celebrities, cutting-edge seminars, a coliseum floor packed with notable vendors …), the Classic had something for everyone.
Tony Wilkinson, director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife, addresses a statewide hunter education instructor gathering in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County) and voices concerns over the potential return of chronic wasting disease to New York and outlines steps the department is taking to prevent that.
According to the Minnesota DNR, deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters. The DNR anticipates the 2017 deer harvest will be in the 200,000 range, similar to the most recent 20-year average of nearly 206,000.
A video (above and at mndnr.gov/cwd) explains how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Testing will be required in portions of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of firearms deer season. Precautionary testing from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 5, will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from…
The Michigan DNR’s Chad Stewart talks deer hunting regulation changes that are in effect this fall.
First time using a decoy. What a sweet fail! Can’t wait to try again.
Bill provides some excellent tips to the Aim Small Hit Small method. These tips are geared to help you improve your shooting skills to help you be more effective in the field.
Video of a captive deer eating a bird.