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  • Apply online for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1 June 14, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other […]
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  • SHARE Program Offers Elk Opportunities for Adult and Junior Hunters June 14, 2019
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be offering 47 elk hunting opportunities through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program this fall. Applications for SHARE elk hunts will be available for purchase as of Sunday, June 16. New additions to the program include 24 elk tags, 16 hunts and three […]
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  • Arkansas urban archery hunts offer head start to deer hunting season June 13, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open. These hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer bowhunters in Arkansas an early opportunity to get into the woods in order to help maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts with homeowners and drivers. […]
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  • DLNR Announces 2019 Black-Tailed Deer Season On Kaua’i June 7, 2019
    Līhuʻe – Deer hunting enthusiasts can now apply to hunt as the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announce the opening of the black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect. […]
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  • CWD Management Zone expands to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties June 6, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties following the confirmation of CWD-positive deer in or near these counties during the 2018-19 deer hunting season. AGFC biologists identified 241 new positive cases of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer […]
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  • MDC proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD June 5, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations […]
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  • South Carolina statewide deer harvest increases in 2018 June 5, 2019
    Results of the 2018 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer increased about 5% last season and was comprised of an estimated 109,208 bucks and 85,778 does which made up a total harvest of 194,986 deer, according to Charles Ruth, SCDNR Big Game […]
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  • Libby whitetail tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease June 2, 2019
    Chronic Wasting Disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer. This week, initial test results came back positive for CWD. Results of a second confirmation test are expected […]
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  • Record Number of Deer Hunters Apply for Kansas Limited Draw Permits May 31, 2019
    PRATT – Kansas’ coveted nonresident deer permits are offered only through a limited draw lottery process, and this year’s drawing saw a record number of applicants: 24,024. Despite no changes to the total number of nonresident deer permits allocated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), there was an increase of 1,588 […]
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  • New Application Deadline for South Dakota Deer Hunters Fast Approaching May 31, 2019
    PIERRE, S.D. – The deadline to apply for the six most popular firearm deer hunting seasons is fast approaching. Application deadlines for the East River, West River, Black Hills, Muzzleloader, Custer State Park, and Refuge deer hunting seasons must be postmarked by June 14. The deadline for online applications is 8 a.m. CDT on June […]
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  • Apply for an Arkansas WMA deer hunting permit May 29, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open its annual WMA deer permit hunt application period for the 2019-20 hunting season Monday, June 3 through Monday, July 1, 2019. Hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer on some of the most popular public deer-hunting areas in the state may apply through the AGFC’s […]
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  • Tennessee Commission Creates a CWD Deer Hunting Unit May 26, 2019
    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has made changes to deer hunting regulations in continued response to chronic wasting disease (CWD) which was found in three southwestern Tennessee counties last winter. The commission approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s recommendation to establish a new CWD deer hunting unit for the counties in which […]
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  • South Dakota Deer License Applications Now Being Taken May 24, 2019
    We are currently taking applications for the Black Hills, West River, East River, Muzzleloader, Custer State Park and National Refuge deer hunting seasons. The deadline for the first drawing for those seasons is a postmark of June 14 for paper applications and 8 a.m. CDT, June 19 for on-line applications. Applications can be made at […]
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  • Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season May 19, 2019
    Public and Private Land Increase antlerless bag limit to five (5), except remain two (2) in the Southeast Zone. Bonus tag for hunters that submit a CWD-positive deer during hunting season and choose to relinquish the meat. Private Land Only Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer. WMAs and Open Public […]
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  • North Carolina Deer Harvest for 2018-19 Season Down 9 Percent May 12, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual deer harvest summary indicate hunters across the state reported harvesting 143,529 deer during the 2018-19 hunting season — a 9 percent decrease compared to the average harvest the last three seasons. Deer harvests changed little in the Central and Northwestern zones (-1.2 percent and […]
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