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Maryland deer firearms season opens Nov. 24

Maryland deer firearms season opens Nov. 24

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” according to Paul Peditto, Wildlife and Heritage service director. “More than one-third of the harvest occurs during this two-week ... READ MORE

99,567 deer taken during firearms opening weekend

99,567 deer taken during firearms opening weekend

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters harvested 99,567 deer Nov. 10 and 11, during the opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season. Of the deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 were does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,057 deer checked, Callaway with 1,971, and Benton with ... READ MORE

False alarm: CWD is not found in NY

False alarm: CWD is not found in NY

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been found in a suspected positive sample from an adult female deer killed by a bowhunter in Chautauqua County and submitted for testing in routine surveillance efforts. An initial screening test by the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University suggested the deer as a possible CWD case. A... READ MORE

Free feral hog workshops, trapping demos planned

Free feral hog workshops, trapping demos planned

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Join wildlife experts will be available for four upcoming free Feral Swine Workshop and Trapping Demonstrations. Topics include wild pig biology, regulations and laws, effective control techniques and more. Q and A will follow presentations. Speakers include representatives from Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, University of Georgia, Georgia D... READ MORE

Deer hunters advised to stay ‘tick smart’

Deer hunters advised to stay ‘tick smart’

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

When Vermonters head out for deer season this fall, they are being reminded to be tick smart to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.  Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Nov. 10 and ends Nov. 25.  “There are more deer in Vermont than the... READ MORE

Hunters advised to use free landowner permits properly

Hunters advised to use free landowner permits properly

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Each year, Missouri conservation agents find numerous cases of misuse of landowner permit privileges.The Department of Conservation reminds those who use its free resident landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to comply with the Wildlife Code of Missouri by being sure they qualify for the permits, and use them properly. Free resident landow... READ MORE

77 percent of hunters successful during moose hunt

77 percent of hunters successful during moose hunt

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The 2018 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 41 moose—35 bulls and 6 cows, according to preliminary numbers from Kristine Rines, Department moose biologist. That means that hunters achieved a 77 percent success rate during the 9-day season. A total of 53 hunters took part in the hunt including 51 lottery permit holders, 1 p... READ MORE

EHD outbreak claims more than 400 deer

EHD outbreak claims more than 400 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

As of October 29, the Department of Natural Resources had received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, extending from Schuyler County to the southwest through Bureau County to the northeast.... READ MORE

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during fall firearms season

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during fall firearms season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that hunters checked 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48 and Laclede with 47. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 2,899. Jason Isabelle, turkey biologist, says the low harvest total can be attributed to sever... READ MORE

Temporary park closures for controlled deer reductions

Temporary park closures for controlled deer reductions

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Select Indiana State Park properties will close temporarily for controlled deer reductions. Two reduction efforts will take place. The first is on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13.  The second is on Monday, Nov. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 27. The participating state park properties will close to the general public on the evening before each ... READ MORE

Mandatory CWD testing Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18

Mandatory CWD testing Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In 2017, many hunters purchased a firearm deer hunting license for a permit in an area that is now subject to mandatory chronic wasting disease testing which will be held Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18. Deer permit areas subject to mandatory testing are 341 through 349 and, throughout all deer seasons, the disease management zone, area 603. After field d... READ MORE

WMAs and quota hunts impacted by Hurricane Michael

WMAs and quota hunts impacted by Hurricane Michael

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

The impact from Hurricane Michael continue to unfold as the Wildlife Commission and its land management partners continue to assess and restore wildlife management areas (WMAs) in northwest Florida that closed due to the storm. Hunters are advised to check the closed status of our WMAs and other facilities before heading afield. Officials say ... READ MORE

CWD confirmed in Pontotoc County

CWD confirmed in Pontotoc County

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has confirmed that a white-tailed deer collected in Pontotoc County Oct. 8 has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has established the Pontotoc CWD Management Zone that includes Pontotoc and Union counties, and all portions of Lee Count... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 13,500 deer in early season

Young hunters harvest 13,500 deer in early season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young hunters, ages 6 through 15, harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season. Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263 deer checked. The Oct. 27-28 youth season saw a decrease in deer numbers. The 2017 harvest total for the early yout... READ MORE

First deer found dead in Missouri tests CWD positive

First deer found dead in Missouri tests CWD positive

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation reports an adult female deer in Oregon County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). A landowner found a dead deer and was concerned. The Department of Conservation was notified, staff collected a sample and the sample was tested for CWD. This is the first deer found dead in Missouri that has tested po... READ MORE

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