Category: Deer Hunting News

CWD prevalence in North Bighorns elk herd unit

CWD prevalence in North Bighorns elk herd unit

Sheridan – In 2019, the Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease surveillance program shifted from monitoring distribution and spread of the disease to concentrated focus on selected deer and elk herds in each administrative region of the state each year. Efforts are made by regional personnel to collect a minimum of 200 tissue samples […]
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Texas Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is Now Open

Texas Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is Now Open

AUSTIN – Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 5 through June 15 this year while the Harvest Option opens May 1 and runs through Sept. 1. New this year, fees are being charged for each […]
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Michigan DNR centennial edition deer patch design contest

Michigan DNR centennial edition deer patch design contest

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking artists to sharpen their pencils and prepare their paints to submit designs for the special DNR centennial edition 2021 deer management cooperator patch. The Michigan deer management cooperator patch, given to those who bring their harvested deer to a DNR check station, has been a popular collector’s […]
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MDC offering 5 permits for 2021 elk-hunting season

MDC offering 5 permits for 2021 elk-hunting season

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission approved Missouri’s second annual elk-hunting season at its March 26 meeting. The Commission approved the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) recommendation of issuing five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2021 season. At least one permit will be for qualifying area landowners with the remainder for […]
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Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered in Lubbock County

Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered in Lubbock County

AUSTIN – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a free-ranging 8 ½-year-old mule deer in Lubbock County, marking the first positive detection of the disease in the county. In coordination with the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is working to develop a containment & surveillance zone in […]
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Delaware Sets Deer Harvest Record

Delaware Sets Deer Harvest Record

Delaware hunters registered a record 17,265 harvested deer during the 2020/21 hunting season with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, surpassing the previous record harvest of 16,969 deer set last year during the 2019/20 hunting season. This year marks the eighth consecutive year that more than 14,000 deer were harvested. With the […]
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Widespread neonicotinoid exposure in Minnesota white-tailed deer

Widespread neonicotinoid exposure in Minnesota white-tailed deer

Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health. Additional study results related to […]
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2021 winter has been tough on Iowa deer

2021 winter has been tough on Iowa deer

For wildlife, surviving an average Iowa winter is challenging enough. When the winter includes consecutive days where temperatures don’t cross above zero and new snow arrives weekly, survival can become extremely difficult. “Every winter we lose wildlife but in winters like this, we do expect some additional mortality,” said Tyler Harms, deer program leader for […]
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FWC approves regulations changes related to chronic wasting disease

FWC approves regulations changes related to chronic wasting disease

At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rule changes that prohibit importing or possessing whole carcasses or high-risk parts of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other species of the deer family originating from any place outside of Florida. These rule changes continue the FWC’s work to protect Florida’s […]
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Night Hunting Case Leads to Largescale Deer Investigation

Night Hunting Case Leads to Largescale Deer Investigation

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited 12 subjects during the months of January and February for alleged illegal deer hunting activity in St. Landry Parish. Brannon Buller, 28, of Ville Platte, was arrested 20 counts each of hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, and hunting from a moving […]
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21 Iowa deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

21 Iowa deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ 2020 surveillance of Iowa’s wild deer herd for the presence of chronic wasting disease has yielded 21 new positive deer, and has added two new counties to the list where positive deer have been found. The new positive deer were all from either an existing chronic wasting disease zone […]
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DEC Announces Southern Zone Holiday Deer Hunt for December 2021

DEC Announces Southern Zone Holiday Deer Hunt for December 2021

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the adoption of a new regulation to establish a “Holiday Deer Hunt” by extending the late bow and muzzleloader hunting seasons for deer from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, in New York’s Southern Zone. “As part of our ongoing efforts to capitalize […]
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Arkansas commission approves updated CWD management plan

Arkansas commission approves updated CWD management plan

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved an update to the agency’s official Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Plan at today’s meeting. The meeting was condensed to a single day and conducted via teleconferencing software because of impassable roads throughout much of the state. A feed of the meeting is […]
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