Produces a ‘what the heck’ moment for the author.
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.
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.
Hunters in all seasons top last year’s total by more than 10,000.
NRB would add 10 days to gun deer season, shorten the early crossbow season and strike the December antlerless deer season.
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.
Almost 4,000 more deer killed this year compared to last year.
Thirty-day prohibition follows positive deer on Douglas County farm.
Hunting season was a bit more difficult than in years past all the way around. For the regular Southern Zone big game season opener, our traditional trip to Steuben County saw limited participation from our group of hunters. Life seemed to get in the way this year as illness, school and work impacted a brother, my daughter, two nephews and…
A monster Georgia buck has been killed, a 17-pointer with crazy thick mass and tines that look more like tree branches than antler points – including one growing out of its cheek right behind its eye. For the complete story, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Whitetail Deer Tags: Deer, Hunting, white-tailed deer, Whitetails
Should Wisconsin encourage more out-of-state hunters to travel here for deer?
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.
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.
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…
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…