Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
There’s still some hunting time left and, if you find yourself with a full freezer, consider sharing your success with someone else this holiday season.
Early reports from New York hunters through Dec. 3, show that hunters reported taking approximately 18 percent more deer in the Northern Zone and 14 percent more deer in the Southern Zone compared to the same period in 2016.
Collaborative venison donation program helps feed hungry families in the state.
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
Bulk of Iowa’s deer harvest occurs during the two shotgun seasons, which also provide an opportunity to collect a significant number of tissue samples for CWD monitoring, tracking.
“The fact that we have likely found so many additional CWD-positive deer is a major concern for Michigan’s deer population.”
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Plans are being detailed for Ann Arbor’s expanded 2018 deer hunt as part of the city’s ongoing deer management efforts. The Ann Arbor News reports nonprofit contractor White Buffalo will complete sterilizations from Jan. 2-7 by tranquilizing up to 26 female deer and surgically removing their ovaries. A hunt to kill up to 250 deer is scheduled Jan. 8-31. A…
Buck saved after going through the ice in Maine; one of four deer that go through ice in Minnesota rescued
Lake residents make their way to rescue a deer that went through the ice on South Long Lake near Brainerd, Minn. (Submitted photo)Deer harvest is the talk of deer country this time of year. And now, too, deer rescues, it would seem. A successful rescue of a buck in Maine and an incident involving eight deer on the ice in…
MINOT, N.D. — A Balta man is accused of illegally killing deer after a tip was called in to the state’s “Report All Poachers” hotline. The Minot Daily News reports that Daryl Klein is facing seven counts of unlawful taking of a big game animal. State Game and Fish Department officials say they discovered about 20 dead dear in or…
Harvest up from nearly 67,000 in 2016.
Latest incident is reports of seven to 10 carcasses dumped over a bridge and into a creek near Mason.
But removing antler-point restrictions will increase deer harvest, and that will no doubt be controversial.
Deer license sales decline in the zone greater than in rest of Minnesota.
The 2017 Michigan firearms deer season ended too soon for the author.
Monday was opening day of seven-day season.
Hunter-harvested white-tailed buck has personalized ear tags, and the DNR wants to know who put them there.
That’s up from 18,776 deer harvested during last year’s opening day.
Blogger’s archery hunting closed with melancholy thoughts.
Comes on the heels of age minimum being dropped for children to hunt with mentor.
BARRY, Ill. — Illinois conservation police issued more than 50 citations and warnings for illegal deer hunting this month. The state DNR says a major focus of the Nov. 8-9 detail was on unlawful feeding of white-tailed deer and hunting in baited areas. Enforcement in Adams and Pike counties focused on property managed by Barry-based Hadley Creek Outfitters. Conservation police say that 6,400 acres…
If you’ve had a tough season and can’t seem to punch a tag, don’t give up – the best hunting of the season could be about to happen.
Remember, deer meat doesn’t taste “gamey.” Heat and improper field dressing of the animal will only make it taste that way.
That’s down from 54,452 deer taken during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed results with the USDA, has already quarantined the herd and started disease investigation.