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DEC Announces 2020 Bear Harvest Totals

DEC Announces 2020 Bear Harvest Totals

New York State bear hunters took 1,723 black bears during the 2020 hunting seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Black bears continue to prosper in New York’s excellent bear habitat,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Bear hunting seasons allow DEC wildlife managers to collect valuable information that our scientists use to help […]
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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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Maryland Hunters Harvest 81,000 Deer during 2020-2021 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 81,000 Deer during 2020-2021 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that deer hunters harvested 81,729 deer during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 11, 2020 through Feb. 3, 2021. The statewide harvest included 29,242 antlered and 49,033 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,500 antlered and 1,954 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 3% higher than the […]
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WV hunters harvest 106,861 deer during fall, winter seasons

WV hunters harvest 106,861 deer during fall, winter seasons

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — According to preliminary data collected by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, hunters in the Mountain State harvested 106,861 white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 fall and winter seasons. The harvest was 7.5 percent higher than the 2019 harvest of 99,437 deer and 6 percent below the five-year average of 113,444. […]
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MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 14-24. Of the 176,604 deer harvested, 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with […]
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Vermont Moose Hunters Enjoy 73 Percent Success

Vermont Moose Hunters Enjoy 73 Percent Success

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated moose hunting seasons that were limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit E in the northeastern corner of the state to reduce the impact of winter ticks on the moose population. All six of the moose harvested in the October 1-7 […]
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DEC Announces 2019 Bear Harvest Totals

DEC Announces 2019 Bear Harvest Totals

New York State bear hunters took 1,505 black bears during the 2019 hunting seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Black bears are thriving in New York, and bear hunting seasons are a critical part of our state’s necessary population management,” Commissioner Seggos said. “The state’s accessible public lands offer […]
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West Virginia hunters harvest 3,099 black bears in 2019

West Virginia hunters harvest 3,099 black bears in 2019

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hunters in West Virginia harvested 3,099 black bears during the combined 2019 archery and firearms seasons. The preliminary harvest for the combined 2019 seasons is 19% above the 2,606 bears killed in 2018. The black bear harvest of 2019 is the third highest bear kill ever recorded. The West Virginia black […]
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