The date was Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998. My brother, Tim, and I had made a few short pushes that morning before deciding to still-hunt one of the bigger mountains in our hunting area. This was well before our FRS/GPS radio days – and for Tim, a wristwatch. Our plan was to hunt our way to the top of the mountain…
First he shot a 10-point buck, then he came across the alligator, which he also was able to shoot – the reptile has no special protection in Minnesota. As for how it ended up here …
This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer. During the 2019 hunts, 2,137 hunters harvested 278 deer.
Opening morning of the Northern Zone crossbow season found me sitting in the same spot where I had brought Joey, age 14, on the first two mornings of New York’s Columbus Day weekend youth big game hunt. Having only three days to hunt with a crossbow before the muzzleloading season, I figured I’d squeeze in a morning hunt before getting…
For a variety of reasons, hunting with my friend Jonathon was a memorable experience each time we went and, that was nearly every day after work. Jonathon and I both worked at the same high school and after school hours we would head to his place for an evening hunt. Jonathon owned a 200-acre farm and we hunted together for…
Author recently assisted shooters at a sight-in day.
Strong early archery harvest and positive reports from hunters and DNR field staff point to what could be another outstanding year of deer hunting across central and southeastern Minnesota.
The farm is located within the designated CWD endemic area in southeastern Minnesota and the herd enclosure was double-fenced in 2017.
Cooler weather, shorter days and whitetails’ interest turning to breeding makes for great deer hunting.
A mid-September report from the Michigan DNR indicates that overall participation in deer hunting is up 26.97% over the same time as last year, and overall participation in hunting is up 121.61%.
A large-scale outbreak could impact hunting in the region this fall.
I spoke to a good friend who has never hunted with a bow and arrow until he bought a crossbow two years ago. We discussed how the season played out and he told me he shot a beautiful ten point a few days before the archery season ended. I was happy for him because of his fine trophy, but my…
EHD can be fatal to deer but is not a threat to human health.
Season still way too early to draw conclusions, though.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan wildlife officials won’t be able to check as many deer for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting season. The state DNR said it’s facing staff and financial shortages as well as challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. “We ask for your patience and grace as we adapt to meet these challenges,” said acting wildlife division chief…
Arrange photos to show respect for animals, regulations and hunting safety.
Avoid exposure to PFAS chemicals.
New online form available for hunters.
To be successful, hunters must employ tactics that outweigh a deer’s strengths while taking advantage of their weaknesses in a comprehensive examination of the five senses.
Aim of study is to gain more information about statewide hunter success and selectivity when deer hunting.
Hunters still encouraged to work out venison transfers on their own, or to develop their own local network.
Time to get the county treasurers out of antlerless sales in Pennsylvania.
Changes for 2020 include voluntary sampling in affected areas, a new management zone and new surveillance areas.
While this blogger is in favor of doing whatever it takes to slow or prevent the spread of CWD, banning the use of deer urine may be the least effective means.
Some of the data input, analysis delayed by COVID-19.
Burnett, Douglas, Bayfield and Sawyer counties to return to original county recommendations.