The adult buck was harvested opening weekend of the firearms season about 10 miles south of Bemidji in deer permit area 184.
Around here, there’s plenty for deer to eat, but that’s not the case in the mountains.
This deer had, in the simplest of terms, a hairy eyeball. What the Tennessee deer had, in more scientific terms, was a corneal dermoid – a very rare condition indeed. The deer was harvested last August, and the strange discovery was made.
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.
Shed hunting in Pennsylvania’s whitetail country.
The agency’s most recent proposal for certain wildlife management units lacks serious consideration.
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.