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Mandatory CWD testing Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18

Mandatory CWD testing Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In 2017, many hunters purchased a firearm deer hunting license for a permit in an area that is now subject to mandatory chronic wasting disease testing which will be held Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17-18. Deer permit areas subject to mandatory testing are 341 through 349 and, throughout all deer seasons, the disease management zone, area 603. After field d... READ MORE

WMAs and quota hunts impacted by Hurricane Michael

WMAs and quota hunts impacted by Hurricane Michael

By Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

The impact from Hurricane Michael continue to unfold as the Wildlife Commission and its land management partners continue to assess and restore wildlife management areas (WMAs) in northwest Florida that closed due to the storm. Hunters are advised to check the closed status of our WMAs and other facilities before heading afield. Officials say ... READ MORE

CWD confirmed in Pontotoc County

CWD confirmed in Pontotoc County

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory has confirmed that a white-tailed deer collected in Pontotoc County Oct. 8 has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has established the Pontotoc CWD Management Zone that includes Pontotoc and Union counties, and all portions of Lee Count... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 13,500 deer in early season

Young hunters harvest 13,500 deer in early season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young hunters, ages 6 through 15, harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season. Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263 deer checked. The Oct. 27-28 youth season saw a decrease in deer numbers. The 2017 harvest total for the early yout... READ MORE

First deer found dead in Missouri tests CWD positive

First deer found dead in Missouri tests CWD positive

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation reports an adult female deer in Oregon County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). A landowner found a dead deer and was concerned. The Department of Conservation was notified, staff collected a sample and the sample was tested for CWD. This is the first deer found dead in Missouri that has tested po... READ MORE

9-day deer muzzleloader season begins Oct. 27

9-day deer muzzleloader season begins Oct. 27

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Oklahoma’s 2018 deer muzzleloader hunting season opens Oct. 27 and runs nine days through Nov. 4.Muzzleloader hunting seasons for elk on private lands and for black bears in southeastern Oklahoma will also be open from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4. Various zone quotas are in effect for elk, and a harvest quota of 20 is in effect for bears. An estimated ... READ MORE

Youth deer hunt weekend Nov. 3-4

Youth deer hunt weekend Nov. 3-4

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

With youth deer weekend just around the corner, young hunters are encouraged to take to the field to hone their skills, and help Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at a state biological reporting station. Youth aged 15 and under may hunt if they have successfully completed a hunter education course, have a hunting license and a ... READ MORE

New degree combines wildlife, business and hospitality

New degree combines wildlife, business and hospitality

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: The Auburn University Deer Lab will be one study location for students who are working on the new Wildlife Enterprise Management degree. Graduates with the new degree can pursue employment with a variety of outdoors-related industries, including the numerous hunting lodges in Alabama. – Photo courtesy Auburn Deer Lab. Pay attention, hi... READ MORE

CWD tests mandatory in central, north-central and southeast

CWD tests mandatory in central, north-central and southeast

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in central, north-central and southeast Minnesota need to bring their harvested deer to be tested for chronic wasting disease on opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 3 and 4. The Department of Natural Resources is requiring the testing to determine whether CWD may have spread from captive deer to wild deer in central and north-cent... READ MORE

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

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