Public is invited to weigh in on recommendations beginning April 12 for the 2021 county-level antlerless deer harvest goals and the 2021 white-tailed deer hunting season structure.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Minnesota continues to rank No. 4 for Boone and Crockett Club trophy whitetail with 1,194 total entries in the recently released sixth edition of the Club’s “Records of North American Whitetail Deer.” Also noted in the book are the overall state and provincial rankings. Wisconsin continues to rank at the top with 1,822 total entries, followed by Illinois (1,445 entries),…
Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.
The farm first detected CWD in a 2½-year-old white-tailed deer in October 2020.
Shed hunting in Pennsylvania’s whitetail country.
The total number of cases since CWD was initially discovered in North Dakota in 2009 is 44 and 30 of those cases have occurred in the last two years.
POTTERVILLE, Mich. — A man admitted that he killed a deer with a hammer in Eaton County after video of the incident was posted on social media, authorities said Saturday. The 23-year-old man from Potterville was located Wednesday night, about an hour after an off-duty conservation officer was told about the video, the DNR said. “The video starts with the…
Hunters who have seen the 2020 Hunting Digest may have noticed quite a few regulation changes. These changes reflect the evolution of deer hunting in Michigan.
CWD remains a highly serious threat to white-tailed deer and elk populations in Pennsylvania.
Evening rides through deer country show a high number of healthy-looking deer.
Produces a ‘what the heck’ moment for the author.
Results from 2019 deer, bear and spring turkey seasons among the best ever.
The percentage of older bucks in the 2019-20 deer harvest remained amazingly high. About 66 percent of the bucks taken by hunters were at least 2½ years old. The remainder were 1½ years old.
Young buck was found nearly 100 miles from the state’s primary CWD area.
The DNR will expand deer feeding bans in central Minnesota starting today due to additional discoveries of chronic wasting disease in captive deer in late 2019.
And isn’t there something gun deer hunting can take from sturgeon spearing to at least attempt to hold interest, anticipation, camaraderie, excitement, and traditions?
Hunters take about 14,000 less whitetails in 2019 than the previous year. Wildlife experts say that while there are a number of factors that likely contributed to the decline, the most prominent is the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease that killed thousands of deer across the state.
National percentage of yearling bucks in the total antlered buck harvest fell to 30%, the lowest ever recorded.
New test results bring the total number of counties in Iowa where wild deer have tested positive to eight.
Concurrent deer seasons give hunters a choice and increase the odds for success for those with limited time to hunt.
A Saturday opening day has its merits as well as its drawbacks, but if more hunters can get to go, then why not? For this hunter, keeping it to a Monday would prove far less frenzied.
But CWD was not detected in wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota.
Wheels of justice have turned slowly in the case of 2 teens who tortured buck, but slow justice can be good justice.
Video of the November attack circulated quickly on social media and generated outrage, along with pressure on investigators to solve the case.
The ongoing chronic wasting disease investigation of farms tied to the Douglas County detection first reported in December 2019 has led to a CWD-confirmed doe on a Pine County farm. The herd in Pine County was being investigated because it provided animals to the Douglas County herd in the past, including the CWD positive doe that initiated the disease investigation.
A good taxidermy mount can be an expensive option, but for this blogger, there’s a more practical and far less expensive way to make the memory last.