white-tailed deer

Jail time, loss of hunting privileges, more than $30,000 in reimbursement for Michigan deer poacher

An Allegan County man has pleaded guilty to deer poaching as the result of an investigation by Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. Colton Anderson, 22, of Plainwell was sentenced Jan. 18 in Allegan County 57th District Court to 60 days in jail, $30,250 in reimbursement to the state and the loss of hunting privileges for seven years. The…

Iowa sees deer harvest grow

(Photo by Bill Diers)Hunters reported harvesting 105,544 deer in Iowa for 2017, which is an increase of more than 4,100 deer from 2016, the Iowa DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Jan. 16. Iowa’s deer seasons closed on Jan. 10. Most deer were harvested during the shotgun seasons. Shotgun 1: 26,546 deer – 13,804 antlerless, 12,742 antlered. Shotgun 2:…

Arkansas whitetails: Harvest again surpasses 200,000; CWD confirmed in three northwestern counties

LITTLE ROCK – There’s still a month-and-a-half left in the deer season for archery hunters, but Arkansas’ deer harvest has already topped the 200,000-mark at the conclusion of the second modern gun youth hunt Jan. 6-7. This is the sixth consecutive year Arkansas hunters have reached this milestone. The Arkansas record harvest came in 2012, when hunters harvested 213,487 deer. Although…

Hunters steaming into final week of deer season

The state’s deer season wraps up Sunday, and it appears hunters will easily top last year’s harvest total. DNR has released numbers from the first weekend of the late-winter and special CWD seasons, which produced a harvest of 1,714 deer, compared to 2,654 in those same counties in 2016.  This year, 15 counties were open to the CWD season, and 22…