The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…
(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.
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.
A number of major deer hunting regulations approved for the 2019 deer seasons.
Evers makes 78 vetoes in first budget; creates Office of Outdoor Recreation in Department of Tourism.
Due to CWD detections, DMA 2 now covers more than 6,715 square miles, an expansion of 2,101 square miles since last year.
Nineteen individuals will provide input on deer management issues, serving on a new committee the Minnesota DNR created to foster the exchange of information and ideas between the agency and the public. The DNR established this deer advisory committee as part of the 2019-2028 Minnesota White-tailed Deer Management Plan to enhance two-way dialogue with interest groups on specific deer management…
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Deer hunters in Kentucky are getting a longer crossbow season, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year it’s Sept. 21 to Jan. 20. A statement from the state Fish and Wildlife Department…
Board delegates worried over creating a bounty system and the amount of payouts and believe the DNR should continue researching CWD.
Since 2016, a total of 51 CWD-positive wild deer have been identified.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…
It’s reportedly a sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
Six of the depopulated deer tested positive for CWD.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
It’s anyone’s guess at this point, and it may need to happen this year.
The urban deer program will still continue in an effort to minimize deer/human conflicts, but will be a lethal-removal only program moving forward.
Increases in all categories add up to 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year.
Hunter concern over the change prompts Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners discussion.
Convicted of two counts of taking a buck with eight antler points or more.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on program, but it’s still favored.
And mule deer buck success was 81 percent, and antlerless mule deer was 83 percent.