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Entries for October 2018

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

9-day deer muzzleloader season begins Oct. 27

9-day deer muzzleloader season begins Oct. 27

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Oklahoma’s 2018 deer muzzleloader hunting season opens Oct. 27 and runs nine days through Nov. 4.Muzzleloader hunting seasons for elk on private lands and for black bears in southeastern Oklahoma will also be open from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4. Various zone quotas are in effect for elk, and a harvest quota of 20 is in effect for bears. An estimated ... READ MORE

Youth deer hunt weekend Nov. 3-4

Youth deer hunt weekend Nov. 3-4

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills, and help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at a state biological reporting station. Youth aged 15 and under may hunt if they have successfully completed a hunter education course, have a hunting license and a ... READ MORE

New degree combines wildlife, business and hospitality

New degree combines wildlife, business and hospitality

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The Auburn University Deer Lab will be one study location for students who are working on the new Wildlife Enterprise Management degree. Graduates with the new degree can pursue employment with a variety of outdoors-related industries, including the numerous hunting lodges in Alabama. – Photo courtesy Auburn Deer Lab. Pay attention, hi... READ MORE

CWD tests mandatory in central, north-central and southeast

CWD tests mandatory in central, north-central and southeast

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in central, north-central and southeast Minnesota need to bring their harvested deer to be tested for chronic wasting disease on opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 3 and 4. The Department of Natural Resources is requiring the testing to determine whether CWD may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-cent... READ MORE

Remaining DMPs available Nov. 1

Remaining DMPs available Nov. 1

By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be available to hunters in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) beginning Nov. 1. DMPs allow hunters to harvest extra antlerless deer and are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants received permits during the initial application process and the DMP target ... READ MORE

CWD suspected in second Mississippi whitetail

CWD suspected in second Mississippi whitetail

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

A 1.5-year-old male white-tailed deer collected on October 8, 2018 in Pontotoc County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) during initial testing. This is the second animal in Mississippi testing positive for the disease, which is fatal to white-tailed deer. A sample will be shipped to the National Veterinary Sciences Laboratory i... READ MORE

Dedicated bowhunters provide high quality data to DNR

Dedicated bowhunters provide high quality data to DNR

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A unique relationship between Iowa bowhunters and the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Research Section is entering its fourteenth year of partnering to collect observation data on wildlife they see while sitting in their tree stands. The data is important to population estimates used to guide resource management and regulation decisions. ... READ MORE

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