Hunting News

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 on Sunday...

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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 Jan. 15, 2...

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Recent Hunting News

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 ongoin... 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... 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... 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 ... READ MORE


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