Category: Deer Hunting News

Wisconsin Preliminary Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals

Wisconsin Preliminary Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals

MADISON, Wis. – Anyone who has ever experienced Wisconsin’s famed gun deer season knows it’s a tradition bigger than any buck. Wisconsin’s 169th gun deer season kicked off Nov. 21 and runs through Nov. 29. Preliminary License Sales Data Preliminary figures indicate that the number of deer hunters in Wisconsin increased compared to the same […]
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CWD Found in Lyman and Sully Counties

CWD Found in Lyman and Sully Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in Sully and Lyman counties in South Dakota. Samples were obtained from two male white-tailed deer by hunters in Lyman County and one male mule deer from sick surveillance in Sully County. This means hunters who harvest deer from these counties must follow the new […]
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Commission to consider amendments to 2021 Arizona elk hunts

Commission to consider amendments to 2021 Arizona elk hunts

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will consider and may approve amendments to Commission Order 4 (elk) and 26 (population management hunts) hunts and permit numbers in some units for the 2021 hunts. The proposed amendments, posted online at https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Guidelines/, will be presented by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for consideration during […]
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Oklahoma Rut Report 2020

Oklahoma Rut Report 2020

The most highly anticipated day of the year for many thousands of Oklahoma hunters arrives this Saturday, Nov. 21, as the state’s deer gun hunting season officially begins a half-hour before sunrise. For many sportsmen and sportswomen, this will be the best time to put venison in the freezer and maybe hang a trophy on […]
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Big changes to Nebraska deer check process

Big changes to Nebraska deer check process

To keep the public and our staff safe, Nebraska Game and Parks made some big changes to this year’s firearm deer season. To avoid close contact between hunters and check station workers, Game and Parks is not running check stations this season. Instead, all deer must be checked electronically via Telecheck. The Telecheck process must […]
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CWD positive deer confirmed in Logan County

CWD positive deer confirmed in Logan County

DELAWARE, Ark. — A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division. The adult male deer was harvested Oct. 18 and voluntary samples were submitted from the hunter through the AGFC’s drop-off location in Logan […]
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WVDNR providing disposal sites for deer in CWD counties

WVDNR providing disposal sites for deer in CWD counties

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will provide disposal sites during the upcoming buck firearms season for deer carcasses harvested in counties where chronic wasting disease exists. Disposal sites will be available in Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Berkeley and Morgan counties Nov. 23 through Dec. 14. On-site dumpsters are to be […]
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Gettysburg Venison Donated to Local Food Banks

Gettysburg Venison Donated to Local Food Banks

The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park donated 8,000 pounds of venison to local food banks. The venison is from 250 deer recently taken as part of a deer management program at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. This action addresses over-browsing of native vegetation and agricultural crops and is […]
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IDNR Announces Closure of CWD Check Stations

IDNR Announces Closure of CWD Check Stations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to rising positivity rates of COVID-19 and in an effort to help ensure the health and safety of Illinois hunters and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) staff, the IDNR today announced the closure of all Deer Check Stations during the upcoming firearm deer hunting seasons, slated for Nov. 20-22 […]
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WFF Reports No CWD Positives in Alabama

WFF Reports No CWD Positives in Alabama

With the nation focused on the coronavirus, very little has been heard about the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alabama. Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, has some cautious good news about the spread of CWD in the South. “Despite what you read on Facebook, just because […]
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West Virginia’s buck firearms season opens Nov. 23

West Virginia’s buck firearms season opens Nov. 23

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Hunters in West Virginia have a lot to be thankful for this year. The buck firearms season, which opens on Nov. 23, has been extended to 14 days and includes an additional Sunday. “The buck firearms season traditionally opens on the Monday before Thanksgiving and closes two weeks later on a […]
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CWD found in northeast Wyoming elk hunt area

CWD found in northeast Wyoming elk hunt area

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed a new hunt area where an elk has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD was confirmed in Elk Hunt Area 1 with a positive test from a targeted bull elk. Elk Hunt Area 1 is located in the Black Hills and borders Elk […]
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