Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike had better accept the fact that CWD kills affected animals, plain and simple.
Pennsylvania’s latest fawn survival study shows near identical fawn survival rates over the last two decades and corroborates the relatively stable fawn-to-doe ratios collected from annual deer harvests. Consequently, Pennsylvania’s predator impacts do not appear to be changing.
White-tailed deer fawns fare better in farmland than forests — in Pennsylvania and across North America
Researchers modeled fawn survival relative to the percentage of agricultural land cover. The estimated average survival to six months of age was about 41 percent in contiguous forest landscapes with no agriculture. For every 10 percent increase in land area in agriculture, fawn survival increased by almost 5 percent.
Man admits to illegally transporting whitetail deer across state lines to Kansas.
Whole deer may not be brought into Pennsylvania from any state with CWD.
Top officials weigh in on escalating CWD crisis in state deer population.
Commissioners boost antlerless deer licenses to 838,000 for 2018-19.
The overall deer harvest was also up 10 percent, to nearly 370,000, with bowhunters accounting for about a third of the harvest.
Compares CWD to the chestnut blight.
Special rules now apply in parts of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties.
In response to the Lancaster County deer, which was the first CWD-positive test result in Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to announce a new Disease Management Area that will be established on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the agency’s headquarters.
PITTSBURGH — Sometimes smell is the first sense suggesting what's just up the road, and it's never a pretty sight. Most road-killed animals are still disposed of the old-fashioned way – something eats them, occasionally becoming the next meal of…
The Game Commission historically has permitted the use of semiautomatic shotguns for deer and bear seasons within its special regulations areas near Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The preliminarily approved proposal would extend this authorization to the remainder of the Commonwealth, as well as permit semiautomatic shotguns using single-projectile ammunition for elk hunting.
The blogger and a hunting buddy carried out a final hunt for deer last Saturday and filled a tag.
Final CWD test results from the 2017-18 deer seasons will be released when available.
First it’s too cold, now it's rainy and warm, and hunting suffers either way, especially flintlock for deer.
Giant whitetail harvested in October in Westmoreland County new leader in Typical Archery category.
It’s an effort that will be watched closely because one area is adjacent to the state’s elk range, and the results of CWD tests on culled deer will determine future action.
Opportunities to hunt small game, deer, waterfowl and furbearers either are available now, or will be soon.
Be prepared to counter anti-hunting comments on social media. The future of hunting depends on it.
Although it only takes a day or two until results – and opinions – start rolling in from hunters who were out at the start of Pennsylvania’s rifle season for deer, I like to wait until the season ends before…
Collaborative venison donation program helps feed hungry families in the state.
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