Hunting News

Firearm preliminary harvest totals 80,021 deer

Firearm preliminary harvest totals 80,021 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 80,021 deer during the seven-day Illinois firearm deer season that concluded Dec. 3. The 2017 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 79,559 deer harvested during the 2016 firearm season. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearm season Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 was 28,656 deer, compar...

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Statewide bear harvest down 30 percent

Statewide bear harvest down 30 percent

By Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 168 bears, raising the 2017 statewide season harvest to 1,796 – an about 30 percent decrease compared to the 2,579 bears taken during the four days of the statewide season in 2016. Extensive rain on opening day Nov. 18 led to the harvest decline. Comprehensive bear h...

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Recent Hunting News

More deer taken during firearms season may be CWD-positive
More deer taken during firearms season may be CWD-positive

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

With firearm deer season complete, the Department of Natural Resources has identified 30 free-ranging white-tailed deer as confirmed or suspected to have chronic wasting disease. Several thousand additional samples await testing by Michigan... READ MORE


Hunters asked to watch for abandoned oil and gas wells afield
Hunters asked to watch for abandoned oil and gas wells afield

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

No one knows the fields and forests of New York State better than hunters and trappers. That’s why they are being asked this hunting/trapping season, to help protect critical habitat and water sources by watching for abandoned gas and... READ MORE


Hunters harvest 44,455 bucks during 2017 firearms season
Hunters harvest 44,455 bucks during 2017 firearms season

By West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Preliminary data collected from the Division of Natural Resources’ electronic game checking system indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,455 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season from Nov. 20 through Dec. 2. T... READ MORE


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