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.
All CWD-positive deer farms in the state are now empty.
The measure would erase a DNR rule that angered hunters who wanted to bring their kills home to a different county.
Twenty-percent increase in antlerless harvest comes after a lower-than-desired antlerless harvest in 2017.
State reportedly remains free of the disease, although two bordering states – Tennessee and Virginia – have had confirmed cases.
Now is a good time to consider species to be planted this spring.
Following the positive detection, Game and Fish removed an additional 52 deer for testing. All tested negative.
It is important that the hunting public stick to the facts regarding CWD and not subscribe to unproven statements.
Next month, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to vote on whether to move the opening day to the Saturday before Thanksgiving in an effort to draw more hunters.
At least seven of the eight deer were bucks; all had their antlers or their antlers and skull plates removed.
The 2018-19 deer harvest topped the previous year’s harvest of 367,159 by about 10 percent.