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CWD found in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties

CWD found in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties

By South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

Increased efforts to determine the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in South Dakota have led to positive results out of Harding, Meade and Tripp counties. Thanks to the cooperation of hunters, the detections were obtained from samples provided through collection stations. “While not the news we wanted to learn, we did expect to find... READ MORE

Firearm deer season preliminary total 75,349

Firearm deer season preliminary total 75,349

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A preliminary total of 75,349 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Dec. 8. The 2019 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 80,957 deer harvested during the firearm season in 2018. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season Dec. 5-8, was 25,176, comp... READ MORE

Resident hunters should register now for depredation hunts

Resident hunters should register now for depredation hunts

By South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

South Dakota residents may register, free of charge, for potential depredation hunts for deer, elk, antelope and turkey. Registration opened Dec. 1. Resident hunters are reminded of the unique opportunities that could exist later in winter with the Wildlife Damage Management Program which assists landowners with wildlife depredation abatement progr... READ MORE

Firearms opening day harvest up 29%

Firearms opening day harvest up 29%

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Despite wind and rain hampering the overall weekend, hunters reported 8,061 deer were taken on opening day of the 2019 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 30. The number represents a 29% increase over last year’s Saturday opener. The overall weekend harvest of 9,201 was down 9% from 2018 due to nearly non-stop rain and wind across the state o... READ MORE

10,543 deer harvested during antlerless portion

10,543 deer harvested during antlerless portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 10,543 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, Dec. 6-8. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 396 deer harvested, Pike with 303, and Osage with 301. Last year’s antlerless-harvest-portion harvest total was 6,645. Archery season continues through Ja... READ MORE

USDA resumes CRP enrollment beginning Dec. 9

USDA resumes CRP enrollment beginning Dec. 9

By United States Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Dec. 9. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is Feb. 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing. The general signup is the first held since 2016. Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive a yearly re... READ MORE

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Deer harvest during the 2019 November firearm season in Nebraska is 2% ahead last year’s pace. During the nine-day season, there were 43,346 deer taken, compared to 42,466 in 2018. Mule deer buck harvest decreased 9%, with 7,172 taken, compared to 7,925 in 2018. The average age of mule deer bucks is very good, with 50% of bucks at age 3 or ol... READ MORE

15,501 deer taken during gun season opener

15,501 deer taken during gun season opener

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Results from opening day of white-tailed deer-gun hunting season report 15,501 deer taken by Ohio hunters. During the 2018 season, 13,651 deer were harvested on the opening day of gun season. Top 10 counties for deer harvest on opening day include Coshocton (663), Ashtabula (601), Tuscarawas (557), Knox (544), Muskingum (511), Guernsey (426), Holm... READ MORE

$20,000 reward offered for help with 6 elk poaching cases

$20,000 reward offered for help with 6 elk poaching cases

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri’s Operation Game Thief is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the poacher or poachers who shot a female adult elk and left it for dead Nov. 18 on National Park Service property near the end of M Highway in Carter County. No meat or other parts of the animal were taken. By the time the dead cow elk w... READ MORE

Historic Sunday hunting bill signed in Pennsylvania

Historic Sunday hunting bill signed in Pennsylvania

By Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

On Nov. 27, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, co-chair of the Governor's Sportsmen's Caucus, signed into law S. 147, marking significant progress to overturn the state's more than three-centuries old prohibition on Sunday hunting for game species. The legislation authorizes one day of Sunday hunting during the archery deer season, one day during the fire... READ MORE

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