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  • Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results November 19, 2019
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month harvest […]
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  • MDC reports 88,843 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend November 19, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 88,843 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 16 and 17. Of the 88,843 deer harvested, 51,086 were antlered bucks, 8,115 were button bucks, and 29,642 […]
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  • Connecticut Firearms Deer Hunting Season Begins November 20 November 17, 2019
    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a reminder that a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway or about to begin, most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season on Wednesday, November 20. Specific deer hunting season information is available on the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting. “This is a […]
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  • Michigan’s firearm deer season drives tradition, economic gains November 17, 2019
    Hunters across the state are ready for Michigan’s firearm deer season, which started Nov. 15. Not only a time-honored tradition shared across many generations of Michiganders, this season also brings a significant boost in state revenue. Of all hunters in Michigan last year, over 600,000 of them – better than 90 percent – were deer […]
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  • Michigan fights CWD with research, education and collaboration November 14, 2019
    When chronic wasting disease was first discovered in wild deer in Ingham County in 2015, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its many partners took action to better understand the neurological disease that is always fatal to deer, moose and elk infected with it. This coalition of dedicated partners – including Michigan State University, […]
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  • Oklahoma Deer Hunting Season Will Open Nov. 23 November 14, 2019
    Deer gun season remains the state’s most popular, with more than 150,000 taking part last year. It is also the deer gun season that boasts the greatest success rate in terms of harvest each year, as shown in the annual Big Game Report. The gun season accounted for 60.5 percent of all deer harvested in […]
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  • Vermont Hunters Asked to Help Collect Deer Biological Data November 14, 2019
    The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the November 16 – December 1 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer when they go to a reporting […]
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  • MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties November 13, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer […]
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  • New York Hunters Encouraged to Pass Up Shots on Young Bucks November 11, 2019
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that big game hunting in New York’s Southern Zone, the state’s most popular big game season, begins on Saturday, November 16. “The regular firearms season for deer in the Southern Zone draws hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers afield each year to […]
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  • Ohio’s Deer Hunters Preparing for Annual Gun Season November 11, 2019
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s deer-gun week is fast approaching! White-tailed deer hunters have the chance to pursue Ohio’s favorite big-game animal with approved firearms during the 2019 weeklong gun season, Dec. 2-8, 2019, and the additional weekend, Dec. 21-22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Ohio’s deer hunting seasons […]
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  • Carcass disposal locations available for Minnesota deer hunters November 7, 2019
    Hunters who harvest deer in north-central and southeast Minnesota during firearms deer season will have 26 dumpsters available in a variety of locations to dispose of carcasses after completing deer registration, chronic wasting disease sampling and removing the meat. “These dumpsters will be in place in time for the hunting opener, and they’re an important […]
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  • LDWF Reminds Hunters That Deer Area 5 Season Has Been Amended November 6, 2019
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) wants to remind deer hunters that the 2019-20 season for Deer Area 5 has been amended due to the unprecedented 2019 flood that impacted the area. The amended season reduces the number of days in which hunters may harvest antlerless deer. Either-sex harvest has been amended to […]
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  • North Dakota Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed November 5, 2019
    The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated another year of good fawn production. Biologists counted 2,218 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The ratios of 41 bucks per 100 does, and 84 fawns per 100 does, were similar to last year. “Overall, there was good fawn production and […]
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  • Young Missouri deer hunters harvest 18,158 during early youth portion November 5, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 2 and 3. Top counties were Osage with young hunters harvesting 381 deer, Howell with 355, and Franklin with […]
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  • High Water in Maurepas Swamp WMA Forces Closure of Deer Hunting Season November 2, 2019
    Rising flood waters in the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) have triggered an automatic deer hunting season closure. The benchmark closure, enacted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, closes deer hunting in the WMA when the flood gauge reaches 3.0 feet. It will remain closed until the gauge falls below 2.5 feet. Maurepas […]
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