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Deer, turkey and bear season results announced

Deer, turkey and bear season results announced

By Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

During the 2017–18 deer hunting season, hunters harvested 189,730 deer in Virginia. This total included 95,474 antlered bucks, 12,822 button bucks, and 81,434 does. The youth and apprentice deer hunting weekend resulted in a harvest of 2,954 deer. The archery season harvest was 27,630 deer while hunters took 48,811 deer during the muzzleloade... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 86,542 deer in 2017-2018

Hunters harvest 86,542 deer in 2017-2018

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 86,542 deer during Maryland’s combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be an important component in mana... READ MORE

Big game hunt applications due March 1

Big game hunt applications due March 1

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 1. March 1 is also the last day to apply for a permit to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall. The best way to apply is online. Once hunters arrive at the webpage, they can locate information that to help... READ MORE

You Can’t Regulate Ethics

You Can’t Regulate Ethics

By Brad Fenson | Shoot-On.com

Why archery equipment is limited by more than what you can do at the range. A pair of bucks ran across the rolling sandhills of Nebraska, making their way toward the woodlot I was watching. There had already been an abundance of doe and small buck activity, and as the sun made its way into the western sky, the big boys finally began to show. The le... READ MORE

Free shed antler gathering course required

Free shed antler gathering course required

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Collectors of antlers that fall off the heads of deer, elk and moose each winter in Utah must complete a free online course before gathering sheds. The course is available by clicking here. Gathering shed antlers is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy, says DWR Captain Justin Shirley. Please remember that late winter and early spring is a tou... READ MORE

Apply online for 2018 Maine moose permit lottery

Apply online for 2018 Maine moose permit lottery

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine’s 2018 moose permit lottery application process is now open, and applications will be accepted online only. The online application process allows hunters to receive instant confirmation of success in entering the lottery. To apply online, click here. The online moose permit application form allows hunters to indicate several preferences... READ MORE

CWD confirmed in southeastern Iowa

CWD confirmed in southeastern Iowa

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A hunter harvested adult doe taken in southeast Wayne County during the first shotgun deer season has tested positive for the presence of chronic wasting disease. This is the first hunter harvested wild deer outside of northeast Iowa to test positive for the always fatal disease. The deer was shot on Dec. 5. “We contacted the hunter once it ... READ MORE

Sampling results reveal no new CWD cases

Sampling results reveal no new CWD cases

By Minnesota Department of Natural resources

Landowner deer permits in portions of southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone are now effective as the Department of Natural Resources works with eligible landowners to reduce the possibility of disease spread. “We’re targeting our efforts this year and contacting eligible landowners via letter with the details they need to p... READ MORE

CWD now confirmed in a Mississippi whitetail

CWD now confirmed in a Mississippi whitetail

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

A white-tailed deer collected January 25, 2018, in Issaquena County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer was a 4.5-year-old male that died of natural causes and was reported to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. This is the first time an animal in Mississippi has tested positive for the disease,... READ MORE

Study finds soil characteristics may be related to CWD persistence

Study finds soil characteristics may be related to CWD persistence

By University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Deer infected with chronic wasting disease are doomed to a slow and certain death, eventually wasting away as they lose the ability to eat and drink. There is no cure and no vaccine, and the number of infected deer continues to rise every year. But University of Illinois scientists recently published a new study that could help explain the movement... READ MORE

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