Hunting News

Entries for April 2019

Deer harvest up 12 percent; no evidence of CWD

Deer harvest up 12 percent; no evidence of CWD

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 227,787 deer during the 2018-19 hunting seasons, approximately 12 percent more than the previous season. The estimated deer take included 114,402 antlerless deer and 113,385 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 20 percent increase in antlerless harvest and a 5 percent increase in buck harvest from... READ MORE

2018 Wildlife Harvest Summary now available

2018 Wildlife Harvest Summary now available

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

The 2018 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary is now available. The publication presents final data on the 2018 New Hampshire hunting seasons summarized by Fish and Game wildlife biologists. The annual publication provides a complete analysis of hunting season statistics, including some information by town and Wildlife Management Unit (WMU), an... READ MORE

CWD not detected in recent testing; public forms start April 18

CWD not detected in recent testing; public forms start April 18

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The latest results of chronic wasting disease testing of Kentucky deer and elk returned encouraging news. None of the tests came back positive for the fatal brain disease. Monitoring the state’s deer and elk herd for CWD by the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be among the topics at four public CWD forums planned across the stat... READ MORE

More than $1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax for conservation

More than $1 billion distributed from hunter-angler excise tax for conservation

By United States Department of the Interior

People who hunt, shoot, fish and boat are providing more than $1 billion for 2019 in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Acts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is distributing the funds as of April 1 to all 50 states an... READ MORE

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