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Permit dates for youth, firearm, archery seasons

Permit dates for youth, firearm, archery seasons

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Permit sale dates for upcoming youth, firearm and resident and nonresident archery seasons are now available.Youth Deer Permits: Resident and nonresident Youth Firearm Deer permits are now available over-the-counter from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. The 2019 Youth Deer Hunt is Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12 through Oct. 14. Firearm Deer Pe... READ MORE

Sample puts 2 new counties at high risk for CWD

Sample puts 2 new counties at high risk for CWD

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A Madison County deer sampled within 10 miles of Crockett and Gibson counties has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. This causes Crockett County and Gibson County to become high-risk CWD counties. The sample came from a 3-½-year-old doe and brings the number of affected counties to ten with six CWD high-risk, and four CWD positive... READ MORE

Legal to hunt collared deer with standard license and tags

Legal to hunt collared deer with standard license and tags

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

During the 2019 hunting season, hunters may spot deer that are equipped with radio collars. Collared deer are part of a mortality study in the Department of Natural Resources, and are legal to hunt with a standard Wisconsin hunting license and tags. The DNR Office of Applied Science is conducting a five-year mortality study called the Southwest Wis... READ MORE

New WMAs now open to hunting

New WMAs now open to hunting

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Two new public hunting opportunities in Charles County and Queen Anne’s County wildlife management areas are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area in Queen Anne’s County will be managed through the department’s Central Region public hunting permit and... READ MORE

Out-of-state hunters reminded about carcass import rules

Out-of-state hunters reminded about carcass import rules

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose out of state cannot bring the entire animal back to Minnesota. The restriction has been in place since 2016 under rules adopted by the Department of Natural Resources. In 2019, the carcass import ban was enacted in state statute. “Hunters have been cooperative in the past and we expect that to continue... READ MORE

Thousands of unallocated antlerless deer permits available

Thousands of unallocated antlerless deer permits available

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Following the annual permit lottery for muzzleloader antlerless deer permits Sept. 17, Vermont Fish & Wildlife now has several thousand unallocated antlerless deer permits available to hunters. The permits may be used during the Dec. 7-15 muzzleloader deer season. The unallocated permits are available because not enough people applied for them ... READ MORE

Hunters reminded of Oscoda Marsh ‘do not eat’ deer advisory

Hunters reminded of Oscoda Marsh ‘do not eat’ deer advisory

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

With archery hunting season beginning Oct. 1, hunters are reminded of the ‘Do Not Eat’ advisory for deer taken within 5 miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township. The 5-mile advisory is because PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid), the most common PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) has been found as bioaccumulates in fish ... READ MORE

Deer reduction zone, youth season soon open

Deer reduction zone, youth season soon open

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Deer Reduction Zones, previously called urban zones, give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed within statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana. To view an interactive map of zone locations, click here. There is a statewide bag limit of 10 for deer harv... READ MORE

CWD info updated prior to season opening Sept. 15

CWD info updated prior to season opening Sept. 15

By Missouri Department of Conservation

With deer hunting opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and firearms portions in the coming months, the Department of Conservation assures hunters, landowners and others of its continuing efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer. MDC has found 116 cases of CWD in Missouri since 2012 out of more than 100,000 deer sampled so the disease r... READ MORE

Deer suspected to be CWD-positive in Tipton County

Deer suspected to be CWD-positive in Tipton County

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A deer collected in Tipton County has tested suspect-positive for chronic wasting disease. If confirmed, this would change Tipton County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD positive county. Tipton County is already a part of Unit CWD which means deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions already apply there, as well as the Un... READ MORE

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