Hunting season is here and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center is accepting hunter-harvested submissions for CWD testing for $65 per sample (deer head). What do I submit? We need the deer head for testing. Remove the head at the first vertebrae behind the skull. If you harvest a buck, cut off the antlers at the base or the skull plate with…
Too many days of rain along with flooded woods and fields have hurt prime-time archery hunting in Pennsylvania.
And put in the time to help ensure your success.
The worst year for the disease in Illinois was 2012, when 2,968 cases were reported from 87 counties. In 2013, the IDNR received reports of 1,224 cases from 64 counties. EHD was virtually absent in 2014 and at low levels in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Hannah Hellesen, of Slinger, skipped her homecoming dance to go hunting with her dad and brother during the youth deer hunt. The decision paid off as she shot her first deer.
Hunters about 1,000 deer off of last year’s pace
An archer poses with a deer harvested at a past Camp Ripley hunt. (Minnesota DNR)Hunters shrugged off mild, windy and wet weather at this year’s Camp Ripley bow hunts near Little Falls, taking 237 deer in two hunts over a total of four days, Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 27-28. The Minnesota DNR issued 2,883 permits, and the 2,365 participating hunters…
Now is best the time for bowhunters to get into the woods and have a close encounter with the buck of their dreams.
For the writer, the value of a rub is that it tells where a buck has been and in which direction he was heading.
If writer had to make a choice, it would be to cut some time off the end, at least in years when the late season carries into mid-December.
Harvest at 13,068 deer. At the same point in 2017, the harvest stood at 10,912.
The advisory is due to high levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) found in a single deer taken about two miles from Clark’s Marsh, which borders the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
The doe was shot on a deer damage shooting permit on an agricultural farm about 4 miles from the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
Archery deer kill starting to rebound with cooler weather
(Photo by Bill Diers)Well, the Illinois 2018-19 deer season is officially underway. As always, I was in the deer woods on opening day for morning and afternoon hunts. The day was damp and dismal at best. I’ve never killed a deer opening day, but I’ve never not seen one, either. This year the only critter I saw was of a…
Archery harvest at 7,352 deer through Oct. 14. The number was 7,069 for the same period in 2017.
For the first time in the 32-year history of the program, it almost didn’t take place, saved by an 11th-hour agreement between fur buyers and the MDHA for a higher price for hides.
Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.Much like October of last year, the weather is just too darn humid and warm to immerse myself full-bore into archery hunting. This past Friday was my first excursion afield. The afternoon was cooler than the earlier part of week…
Wisconsin game farm owners must still comply with enhanced fencing requirements of CWD emergency rule.
The Minnesota DNR has created videos on how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease, how to quarter a deer, how to cape a trophy deer and how to remove lymph nodes. “We’re informing hunters about what they can do to minimize risk to our wild deer population,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager. “There are a few changes…
Buck taken during the opening weekend of archery season near Preston in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone.
Author getting tuned up for Saturday’s bow opener in Ohio.
Early comments hint that JCRAR members might do just that when Wisconsin Legislature reviews new CWD rules during Oct. 1 hearing. And if they kill the CWD rules, short-term politics will again trump long-term science.
Biologists are expecting the number of deer taken to increase slightly from last year’s numbers, which were up more than 10 percent from the previous year across the state.
Testing also helps the DNR track the spread of CWD.
Bowhunters, myself included, can be a fickle bunch. Take New York state archery hunters, for instance. For years we lobbied hard for an earlier opening to the archery deer season, and DEC finally bumped it up from mid-October to an Oct. 1 kickoff. And once that was in place, we moaned about the warm weather that typically lingers well into October….