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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

Leashed tracking dogs allowed to recover big game

Leashed tracking dogs allowed to recover big game

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

As the statewide deer seasons kick off, hunters will have their first opportunity to recover big game they’ve shot by tracking the animal’s escape trail with a leashed dog. A new law allows for the use of leashed tracking dogs to recover big game that cannot be recovered by hunters.The legislation provides another choice for hunters who... READ MORE

Temporary hunting closures expired Oct. 4

Temporary hunting closures expired Oct. 4

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Temporary hunting season closures put in place for portions of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainages following the widespread and catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence expired at midnight Oct. 4. The Department of Natural Resources will not extend the closure, and hunting resumes these areas. Hunters are as... READ MORE

Deer hunters first need general game and habitat license

Deer hunters first need general game and habitat license

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Deer hunters are reminded of a state law that requires hunters to purchase a general game and habitat license before receiving a deer license. North Dakota Century Code 20.1-03-02 reads “a person may not acquire any resident or nonresident license to hunt, catch, take or kill any small game or big game animal unless that person first obtains ... READ MORE

Deer tests positive for CWD in management zone

Deer tests positive for CWD in management zone

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

A deer taken during the opening weekend of archery season in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. A hunter harvested the adult male deer about 1 mile east of Preston in the center of the CWD management zone. Mandatory surveillance is in effect for the area, which is designated as de... READ MORE

Hunters asked to volunteer for CWD monitoring

Hunters asked to volunteer for CWD monitoring

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can monitor the deer populations in northwest and northeast Indiana for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by voluntarily submitting harvested deer to the Department of Natural Resources for testing during the 2018-2019 deer hunting season. The agency has established a CWD core surveillance area in Newton County and Lake County south of State Ro... READ MORE

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

FWC takes steps to combat invasive species

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Native fish and wildlife facing serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state, may have life easier in the future. As of Sept. 27, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the reorganization of rules related to nonnative species. The Commission is taking steps to combat the introduction and spread of... READ MORE

DNR announces 16 parcels for fall 2018 land sale

DNR announces 16 parcels for fall 2018 land sale

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Sixteen DNR parcels will be sold in three public oral bid auctions in October and November, the DNR has announced. Property information, auction instructions and a map of the parcels can be found on the DNR land sale webpage. The properties include unimproved recreational land in Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Fillmore, Hennepin, Houston, Itasca, Kan... READ MORE

Regulations updated for deer, turkey seasons

Regulations updated for deer, turkey seasons

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Several changes for deer and turkey seasons were approved during the Sept. 19 meeting of Commissioners in Jackson. Deer Season:• Now prohibited, the importation of cervid carcasses from ANY state, regardless of CWD status.• It is lawful to hunt less than 100 yards from feed or a feeder.• Beginning, July 1, 2019, it is unlawful to us... READ MORE

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) discovered in Quebec

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) discovered in Quebec

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

A red deer from a captive facility in the Laurentides region of Quebec has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the Province’s first confirmed case of the disease. Quebec is now legally classified as a CWD-positive jurisdiction and whole carcasses of cervids harvested in Quebec can no longer be transported into New Hamp... READ MORE

Antlerless deer harvest banned in 5 counties Oct. 1-15

Antlerless deer harvest banned in 5 counties Oct. 1-15

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

In an effort intended to grow the deer herd in Champaign, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties in east-central Illinois, hunters are prohibited from harvesting antlerless deer during the first 15 days of the Illinois Archery Deer Season. Hunters in those counties may only take antlered deer from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15.  Antlerless deer ... READ MORE

New hunting access areas open in 6 Kentucky counties

New hunting access areas open in 6 Kentucky counties

By Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has reached Hunting Access Area agreements with RH Group and Elk Horn Coal Company, which opens more than 35,000 acres in Floyd, Magoffin, Pike, McCreary, Letcher and Knott counties for public hunting this fall. “We are excited to be able to add more acreage to our Hunting Access Area program,&rdq... READ MORE

Legendary Offer

Legendary Offer

By Legendary Whitetails

Online clothing company invites deer hunters to “Hunt on Us.” Legendary Whitetails, an American clothing company for white-tailed deer hunters and their families, celebrates the hunt and its heritage this season with a $1 million investment to promote hunting. The online retailer brand has kicked off its “Hunt on Us” campaig... READ MORE

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