Much of the state washed out on Dec. 15-16.
OZARKS, Mo. — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents have called one of the largest deer…
So far, apparently, it’s been ignored. But with so little progress being made in reining in the disease steadily spreading through North America deer and elk herds, perhaps it is time for a fresh look at the culprit spreading CWD.
Ohio’s hunters checked 9,625 white-tailed deer; last year, the harvest was 14,115.
Deer hunters use good judgement in the field and should continue the same when taking post-hunt photos. Make sure the photo depicts legal and ethical behavior. In this photo, neither hunter is wearing a blaze orange hat, although the adult does have a blaze orange hood. If this photo was taken in Wisconsin, the photo depicts illegal behavior since a…
But it’s worth it, especially when you consider how hard you worked and the lifetime of memories made in the process.
Outdoors-related groups across the country laud House and Senate’s efforts.
Western New York Muskie season is now closed, with the exception of the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, where the season closes Dec. 15. The upper Niagara River produced a few nice late-season fish like the 50-inch trophy reeled in by Rebecca Gaulteri of Hamilton, Ontario. She was fishing with Capt. Chris Cinelli of Grand Island and managed to…
Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 19, 2019: North WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. For more info call Jamie Merckx, 920-284-6548. Jan. 19, 2019: Wisconsin West WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Jan. 23, 2019: Lower Wisconsin River WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Dorf Haus Supper Club, Sauk City. For…
Hunters will have opportunity to make up ground this weekend.
More than 750 deer heads were examined in a core surveillance area around Dickinson County. Hundreds more were checked in an area that extended into Marquette County.
Man who was elk hunting told authorities he shot the bear after it approached his hunting camp three different times. However, investigators found only one set of bear tracks outside the camp and determined that it wasn’t a case of self-defense.
Fifty-six percent of the deer taken in the muzzleloader-only season were does.Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks (2,172 to 1,691). The top five counties for muzzleloader…
Deer numbers appear solid, but with once-vibrant deer camps aging, and fewer youths joining the mix, harvest numbers suffer.
While walking hard for late-season, public-land pheasants, try a different route.
After a few days on the stand, writer always feels as if he’s closing in on venison, and that if he could just sit one more day, he’d be able to connect. That hope will have to hold him until next year.
I recently shared with you my experiences with the emotions that resulted when an afternoon bow hunt Nov. 3 went very wrong. I shot a 2.5-year-old buck, and despite a great start to a blood trail, looming darkness and heavy rains that began soon after I shot him made quick work of washing it away. Even without blood, we grid-searched…
Layering a way of life outdoors in this neck of the woods, and doing so properly could be the difference between an enjoyable hunt and not-so-fun outing.
Recruiting, retaining, reactivating on full display this deer hunting season.
A preliminary total of 80,896 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois firearms season compared to 80,117 in 2017.
It is the first detection of the disease in Houston County since testing began in 2002. If confirmed positive, the DNR will offer landowner shooting permits in the area around where the deer was harvested and continue to collect samples as opportunities arise through deer-vehicle collisions or archery harvest. The DNR also will consider special hunts in January or February, depending on results from additional samples.
Father, son hunters head to Wisconsin to stack up venison.
Residents and nonresidents can participate in the hunts from Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30 in deer permit areas 603, 347 and 348, and portions of deer permit areas 343 and 345 that are south of Interstate 90.
Amid challenging weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season. Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.
With 11 more CWD positives so far this fall – all white-tailed bucks – can antler-point restrictions survive in 2019?
Late-season hunts, landowner shooting permits, post-season deer culling and public meeting planned.