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Opening weekend reports harvest of 13,514 deer

Opening weekend reports harvest of 13,514 deer

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported harvesting 13,514 deer on the opening weekend of Maryland’s 2017 firearm season, the state’s most popular hunting season. The total includes 6,242 antlered and 7,272 antlerless deer, with sika deer comprising 201 of the antlered and 188 of the antlerless totals. The two-week deer firearm season runs through Dec. 9. F... READ MORE

Early deer harvest numbers higher than 2016

Early deer harvest numbers higher than 2016

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 3 percent ahead of last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, there were 49,923 deer checked, compared to 48,633 in 2016. Mule deer buck harvest has increased for the fourth consecutive year, with 8,609 taken, compared to 8,499 in 2016. “This bodes well for Nebraska, as mule deer buck harv... READ MORE

72,814 deer checked to date during gun season

72,814 deer checked to date during gun season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

With two days remaining in deer-gun season, hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during the 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season. Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer during the weeklong deer-gun season. Dec. 16 and 17 remain in deer-gun season. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 6-9, 2018. Archery season remains open through Feb. 4. Past year&r... READ MORE

Fall firearms antlerless season totals 7,728 deer

Fall firearms antlerless season totals 7,728 deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 7,728 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 1-3. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 250, Macon with 212, and Pike with 205 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total was 6,503. The Department of Conservation reduced the length of the ... READ MORE

Hunters check 22,366 deer on firearms opening day

Hunters check 22,366 deer on firearms opening day

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 22,366 white-tailed deer Nov. 28, opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season. Deer gun season remains open through Dec. 3. Two additional days of deer-gun season, Dec. 16 and 17, have been added to increase the opportunity for people to hunt with firearms. Past year’s harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest re... READ MORE

Hunters take 161,057 deer; harvest up 16 percent

Hunters take 161,057 deer; harvest up 16 percent

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 16 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016. ... READ MORE

Harvest totals 1,053 turkeys during fall season

Harvest totals 1,053 turkeys during fall season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters harvested 1,053 wild turkeys during the 2017 fall wild turkey season, open in 67 counties from Oct. 14 to Nov. 26. This year, 11 counties were open during the fall turkey season for the first time. Wild turkeys were extirpated in Ohio by 1904 and were reintroduced in the 1950s by the Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s first modern day... READ MORE

November firearms harvest sees uptick at 191,368 deer

November firearms harvest sees uptick at 191,368 deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 191,368 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season Nov. 11- 21. Of the 191,368 deer harvested, 99,431 were antlered bucks, 20,148 were button bucks, and 71,789 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with 4,564 deer checked, Texas with 4,374, and Franklin with 4,... READ MORE

Opening weekend harvest totals 51,365 deer

Opening weekend harvest totals 51,365 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 51,365 deer during the first weekend of the firearm deer season Nov. 17 to 19. Hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2016. Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season final portion runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include ... READ MORE

Lab confirms second hunter’s deer CWD positive

Lab confirms second hunter’s deer CWD positive

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

A 1.5-year-old buck, harvested in October in Sidney Township of Montcalm County, has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in a free-ranging deer in Michigan. Three additional suspect positives d... READ MORE

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