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Hunters, processors, sponsors thanked for sharing the harvest

Hunters, processors, sponsors thanked for sharing the harvest

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 348,535 pounds of venison to the Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 6,795 whole deer, are being thanked by the Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Share the Harvest is coordinated by MDC and CFM. More than 4.3 million pounds of lean, healthy ... READ MORE

CWD prevention efforts include new deer feeding bans

CWD prevention efforts include new deer feeding bans

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

To help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources has expanded, as of Feb. 24, deer feeding pans in Carlton, Chisago, Douglas, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine and Pope counties. The expansion follows additional discoveries of chronic wasting disease in captive deer in late 2019. The deer feeding ban will remain in Ste... READ MORE

Urine Test Makes Lures Safe

Urine Test Makes Lures Safe

By Tink's Hunting Products

Tink’s and Wildlife Research Center among scent companies to adopt new CWD test. A commercially available test that can be used to analyze deer urine for the presence of CWD prions before its distribution to the public has been in use by Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s for a year, and most of the major scent companies are also adop... READ MORE

CWD detected in new areas

CWD detected in new areas

By South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in the counties of Butte, Corson and Haakon in western South Dakota, from samples provided by hunters. One male white-tail deer from both Butte and Corson counties tested positive, while two male mule deer tested positive from Haakon County. Twelve counties in South Dakota are now known to be i... READ MORE

Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all species

Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all species

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Although most Arkansans hold “The Natural State” motto near to their hearts, a continued decline in hunting and angling has Commissioners and staff at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission concerned that funding for natural resource management is in jeopardy. A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted the downward trend in hunt... READ MORE

Hunters harvest nearly 80,000 deer for 2019-2020

Hunters harvest nearly 80,000 deer for 2019-2020

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Deer hunters harvested 79,457 deer during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 6, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. The final harvest numbers are higher than the previous season. The statewide harvest included 29,233 antlered and 46,777 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,552 antlered and 1,895 antlerless sika deer. The ... READ MORE

Hunters register 3,792 turkeys in fall season

Hunters register 3,792 turkeys in fall season

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin hunters registered 3,792 birds during the fall 2019 wild turkey season. The 74,775 harvest authorizations issued for the 2019 fall season, was an increase of 860 from 2018. Of those sold in 2019, 70,084 were awarded a fall turkey license and 4,691 were sold over the counter as bonus harvest authorizations. As in 2018, the fall turkey draw... READ MORE

Hemorrhagic disease affects harvest total of 94,000 deer

Hemorrhagic disease affects harvest total of 94,000 deer

By Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported harvesting nearly 94,000 deer during Iowa’s 2019-2020 hunting seasons, which is a decline from 2018-19 when hunters reported nearly 108,000 deer. Wildlife experts say while there are a number of factors that likely contributed to the decline, the most prominent is the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease that killed thousands of d... READ MORE

Record low yearling-buck harvest result noted in QDMA’s 2020 Whitetail Report

Record low yearling-buck harvest result noted in QDMA’s 2020 Whitetail Report

By The Quality Deer Management Association

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has released its 12th annual Whitetail Report, a comprehensive update on the status of white-tailed deer including deer harvest trends through the 2018-19 season, the most recent hunting season with complete deer harvest data available from most whitetail states and Canadian provinces. That season, th... READ MORE

Winter turkey season harvest increases

Winter turkey season harvest increases

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Hunters reported taking 82 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2020 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 23-25. The Department of Natural Resources reports turkeys were harvested in 22 of the state’s 23 counties, with St. Mary’s and Garrett counties reporting the highest numbers. The harvest was higher than the 73 ... READ MORE

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