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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

Hunters check 1,054 turkeys during fall season

Hunters check 1,054 turkeys during fall season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 1,054 wild turkeys during the 2019 fall hunting season, open in 70 counties from Oct. 12-Dec.1. Ohio hunters took 1,131 wild turkeys during the 2018 fall season. A list of all wild turkeys checked during the 2019 fall hunting season follows. The first number after the county’s name shows the harvest number for 2019, and the 2... READ MORE

Hunters check record 140,000 deer in first two weeks

Hunters check record 140,000 deer in first two weeks

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

With the first two weeks of modern gun deer season completed, Arkansas hunters have checked more than 140,000 deer throughout the state. To put things into perspective, Arkansas hunters have already checked more deer than the total harvest for any year before 1995. The total harvest is slightly lower at this point than it was in the last two season... READ MORE

November firearms harvest totals 178,936 deer

November firearms harvest totals 178,936 deer

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,008 deer checked, Texas with 3,734, and Callaway with 3,369... READ MORE

New deer harvest website available for hunters

New deer harvest website available for hunters

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources

A new, interactive website that allows deer hunters to access white-tailed deer harvest data as it is accumulated by the state is now available. During the check-in process, hunters report the county of harvest, sex of deer harvested, type of land the deer was harvested on, and type of equipment used to harvest deer. This data can now be accessed a... READ MORE

Two December hunts planned for CWD management efforts

Two December hunts planned for CWD management efforts

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Resident and nonresident hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. The hunts are from, Dec. 20 through Dec. 22, and Dec. 27 through Dec. 29, in deer permit areas 643, 646, 647 and 648, the only permit areas where the disease has been found to be pers... READ MORE

New reporting rules for 4-day antlerless season in 21 counties

New reporting rules for 4-day antlerless season in 21 counties

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

For the first time, 21 counties in south-central Texas can partake in a four-day antlerless season Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. Mandatory reporting is required for any antlerless deer harvested during the new 4-day doe season, as well as any antlerless deer harvested during the archery, youth only and muzzleloader seasons. Within 24 hours of harvest, hunter... READ MORE

CWD-positive deer harvested in Shelby County

CWD-positive deer harvested in Shelby County

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A deer harvested in Shelby County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The CWD-positive deer changes Shelby County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county. Shelby County is already a part of Unit CWD, which means Unit CWD hunting regulations apply there as well as the deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding rest... READ MORE

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