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Entries for November 2015

WV electronic game check shows opening day up 77%

WV electronic game check shows opening day up 77%

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia’s new electronic game check system preliminary report shows hunters harvested 20,105 bucks during the first day of the buck deer firearms season Nov. 23, 2015. That’s a 77 percent increase over the 11,330 bucks taken during opening day in 2014. In addition, hunters took 3,541 antlerless deer in the counties open to a co... READ MORE

Even without CWD, it’s not someone else’s problem

Even without CWD, it’s not someone else’s problem

By David Rainer

Deer hunters can rejoice that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been found in Alabama or any of the surrounding states. That, however, does not mean we deer hunters can take that fact for granted. Currently, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division is revising the strategy that will help WFF officials respond quickly should... READ MORE

More Nebraska hunters fill tags

More Nebraska hunters fill tags

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The opening two days of the Nebraska’s firearm deer season saw more hunters fill their tags than last year. “Although final harvest figures won’t be available until after the season closes Nov. 22, hunters got off to a great start,” according to Scott Taylor, wildlife division administrator.  The season opened Nov. 14.... READ MORE

Hunters in Missouri harvest 97,000+ deer

Hunters in Missouri harvest 97,000+ deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 97,171 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 14 and 15. Of the 97,171 deer harvested, 53,359 were antlered bucks, 10,320 were button bucks, and 33,492 were does. Last year, hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 20... READ MORE

Nebraska bull elk harvest second highest ever

Nebraska bull elk harvest second highest ever

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Nebraska has recorded its second highest bull elk harvest ever when hunters took 102 bulls this fall, compared to 105 in 2012. The 2015 early elk season closed Oct. 25. In addition to bulls, 31 cows and six calves were harvested. Cow season will reopen Dec. 1 through 31, when an additional 50 cows are expected to be taken. This year’s elk h... READ MORE

Fewer deer checked during early youth season

Fewer deer checked during early youth season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 14,095 deer during Missouri's early youth portion of the 2015 deer hunting season, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Last year's harvest total for the early youth portion was 18,091. Top counties for the early youth portion were Franklin with 338, Osage with 337, and Howell with 288 deer checked. The total for the firear... READ MORE

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