Oftentimes, a deer believed to be an antlered female is actually not a female at all, or may be part female. Or, the animal could possibly be a buck with serious reproductive problems — just a few of many possible explanations.
Agency sampled more than 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2016; positive detections primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin.
Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17, the commission said – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the agency’s 2015-16 harvest estimate of 315,813.
Among the restrictions now covered by regulation is the prohibition on importing into Pennsylvania any high-risk parts from deer, elk, moose or other cervids harvested within states or Canadian provinces where CWD is present.
In 2005, CWD was found in captive and wild white-tailed deer in Oneida County. After intensive disease response efforts, no subsequent cases have been detected.
Five-year study one of the largest in the nation; researchers’ goal is to collar 100 deer per year.
Annually, the DNR tests thousands of white-tailed deer for bovine TB statewide. Due to this new steer finding, hunters within the 3-mile radius of this facility will be asked to voluntarily submit their deer heads for TB testing. This increased surveillance effort is planned to ensure the disease has not spilled over into the deer population.
Perhaps a Wisconsin County Deer Advisory Council meeting will provide some clarity into how other states take initiative to include public insight into the policy-making process of any given deer season.
Agency looking to capture 500 deer over five years in two study areas; predators also being collared.
Poacher chased the deer about 9 miles. The deer antlers green score exceeded 200 inches.
Previous effort failed, but he’s bringing proposal back on short public notice.
Test results still pending on deer from a handful of counties and on 86 deer tissue samples from the Clayton County special deer collection effort that ended on March 5.
Estimated 137,580 bucks largest harvest of antlered deer since 2002.
It’s the first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer in the county.
The huge crowds at the 2017 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic were probably here to see all things whitetails and turkeys. But that they were treated to that and so much more made for a memorable atmosphere and weekend.
State has been working to create the 400-plus page plan for almost two years.
Hunter groups, others working on response plan consensus.
State officials say hunters harvested 14,742 deer during the 2016-2017 hunting season, surpassing the previous year’s record of 14,681 deer taken.
Would let hunters use bait for feral hogs, too.
But there’s concern that it could take years to implement the revisions, particularly changes that might require legislative action or regulatory changes.
For turkey hunting, the state is proposing adding another 11 counties to the fall season with the season bag limit still entrenched at one bird of either sex.
Access Illinois Outdoors recently donated 10,000 pounds of deer meat to two food pantries.
Why drain our camera batteries, max out memory cards, and waste time deleting pointless pictures if all that’s needed is to flip that trigger-delay-switch over to 10-minutes?
Cases localized to an existing management area in the western part of the state.
It’s about 3,000 fewer than were reported in 2015, but nearly identical to the 2014 harvest.
Some 35 deer were killed and 28 were reportedly relocated through the program in Provo, which ran from October to December.