deer hunting

Wisconsin DNR: Avoid ash trees when placing deer stands

Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of serious injury to deer hunters. (Photo by Tyler Frantz)MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin DNR cautions hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees this deer season. Most ash trees in the southern half of Wisconsin, Door County and the Mississippi River counties are dead or dying from emerald ash borer…

Hanging up the bow, sighting in the rifle

Archery season has come and gone and it remains to be seen as to how the next few weeks will play out now that the firearms season has opened. After chasing deer with a bow and arrow in two states for over six weeks, I remain deerless. Sure, there were those two small four points I could have arrowed, and the two spikes that sparred and butted heads…

CWD tests mandatory for deer harvested in central, north-central and southeast

Precautionary testing during the first two days of firearms deer season will determine whether chronic wasting disease may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Aug. 28. All hunters in affected deer permit areas will be required to have their harvested deer tested on Saturday, Nov….