Total license sales also dipped, from 806,442 to 794,712. More hunters turned in their deer for sampling for chronic wasting disease, though; the DNR collected 17,828 samples statewide compared to 17,200 in 2018.
Also, the DNR confirms that a wild deer tested positive in Buffalo Township in Marquette County – the second wild deer that tested positive for CWD in the county. The first detection was during the previous deer season.
Natural Resources Board members looking for shorter crossbow season, adding 10 days to gun season, statewide deer baiting ban and more.
But CWD was not detected in wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota.
State now in position to make some sensible changes to deer hunting regulations.
Wheels of justice have turned slowly in the case of 2 teens who tortured buck, but slow justice can be good justice.
Video of the November attack circulated quickly on social media and generated outrage, along with pressure on investigators to solve the case.
The ongoing chronic wasting disease investigation of farms tied to the Douglas County detection first reported in December 2019 has led to a CWD-confirmed doe on a Pine County farm. The herd in Pine County was being investigated because it provided animals to the Douglas County herd in the past, including the CWD positive doe that initiated the disease investigation.
Processors and hunters can use the incinerator to dispose of deer from high-risk counties and counties where animals have tested positive for the disease in southwest Tennessee.
A good taxidermy mount can be an expensive option, but for this blogger, there’s a more practical and far less expensive way to make the memory last.
Almost 4,000 more deer killed this year compared to last year.
Thirty-day prohibition follows positive deer on Douglas County farm.
Hunting season was a bit more difficult than in years past all the way around. For the regular Southern Zone big game season opener, our traditional trip to Steuben County saw limited participation from our group of hunters. Life seemed to get in the way this year as illness, school and work impacted a brother, my daughter, two nephews and…
Don’t tell my sister who lives in Georgia, but once again she’s getting venison jerky from me as a Christmas present. Same for my brother who lives in Arizona. But for him, it’s not actually a gift as he earned some of this meat during his hunting vacation back here at home. Every year around the holidays members of my…
A monster Georgia buck has been killed, a 17-pointer with crazy thick mass and tines that look more like tree branches than antler points – including one growing out of its cheek right behind its eye. For the complete story, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Whitetail Deer Tags: Deer, Hunting, white-tailed deer, Whitetails
Should Wisconsin encourage more out-of-state hunters to travel here for deer?
Its location is also within 10 miles of adjacent Fond du Lac County. As required by law, this new CWD-positive detection will renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Sheboygan County and a two-year ban in Fond du Lac County.
Pennsylvania hunters live in an exciting time when eight-point bucks are nothing to crow about, but still a trophy.
Maxine Kelly spent gun season in Gallia County.
8-year-old white-tailed doe tested positive for chronic wasting disease after its white-tailed buck pen-mate killed it in a small, two-deer, hobbyist herd.
It’s all about the same when it comes to hunter numbers and harvested deer.
Outdoor Addiction – a one-stop shop that offers up free CWD testing, butchering, sausage-making and taxidermy – was abuzz during the recent nine-day gun deer season.
Due to the loss of family hunting land, blogger decided to stay home in Sault Ste. Marie this deer season and hunt ducks and geese instead.
As I write this, the end of deer season across New York is fast approaching. This year the Northern Zone and Southern Zone rifle seasons end on the same day, Dec. 8, with the late muzzleloading seasons following. They end Dec. 15 and 17, respectively. For those who hunt the Southern Tier, that’s business as usual. But for Northern Zone…
Overall, preliminary figures show that 160,769 deer were registered during the nine-day gun deer hunt, compared to 213,972 in 2018. Of the deer harvested in the 2019 nine-day season, 75,236 were antlered compared to 105,315 in 2018. The nine-day hunt also provided hunters with 85,533 antlerless deer, a decrease from 108,657 in 2018.
Let’s face it. Deer season is about memories, both good and bad. I can vividly remember the morning a beautiful 10-point cautiously walked across an overgrown gas line that bisected the farm on which I was hunting. I was about 100 yards above him and the shot was easy. His antlers now grace a wall in my office. On the flip side, I still remember last deer…