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…
Hunters in Illinois bagged a preliminary total of 50,173 deer, down from 58,836 in 2018.
The infection is the first detected in Dunn County.
Expanded opportunities coming in 2020.
Florence Teeters got the idea to get her first hunting license for this year’s gun deer season while sitting in the blind on her land in Price County with her son Bill during last year’s gun deer season.
More youths apparently participating in bowhunting before the gun season.
In total, 90,286 deer were harvested by gun and registered statewide during the opening weekend in 2019, compared to 123,090 in 2018. A total of 46,866 bucks were registered on opening weekend, compared to 67,636 in 2018.
This year, hunters harvested at least 25 large, antlered bucks (greater than 8% of total harvest) during the event, well above the 3.5% long-term average of total harvest.A Maine school has a bulletin board where students can post big game that they’ve shot. For the story, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Whitetail Deer Tags: Big Game, Deer, Hunting
I’ve always considered myself lucky to be raised in an extended family of Adirondack deer hunters. While that’s the primary reason I’ve likely become an avid whitetail hunter myself, the fact that I was born in mid-November may have also contributed. Yes, I was a rut baby. Some of the hunts that have transpired on my birthday have shaped me…
Most hunters choose to take the shot.
Senate Bill 147 authorizes the Pennsylvania Game Commission to add three Sundays to hunting seasons.
Archery season has come and gone and it remains to be seen as to how the next few weeks will play out now that the firearms season has opened. After chasing deer with a bow and arrow in two states for over six weeks, I remain deerless. Sure, there were those two small four points I could have arrowed, and the two spikes that sparred and butted heads…
The two illegally shot 20 deer, including nine bucks.
The 9-point buck has three antlers growing out of its head, from what appears to be three different pedicles.
Best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against chronic wasting disease.
Deer hunting during archery season combines challenge, work, beauty and a different animal compared to later gun seasons.
Be aware of bucks, does crossing the highways, byways of Ohio.
Hunters who harvest deer in north-central and southeast Minnesota during firearms deer season will have 26 dumpsters available in a variety of locations to dispose of carcasses after completing deer registration, chronic wasting disease sampling and removing the meat.