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  • Apply during May for MDC fall elk-hunting permits May 1, 2021
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians interested in hunting elk in the state this fall to apply during May for one of five available permits. At least one permit will be for approved area landowners with qualifying property and the remainder for the general public. MDC has designated a […]
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  • MDC reports CWD results for 2020-2021 season April 28, 2021
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports it has completed its monitoring, management, and testing efforts for its 2020-2021 chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance year. From those efforts, MDC reports it collected more than 15,300 tissue samples from mostly hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing. MDC has confirmed 44 new cases of […]
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  • Drawings for Golden Opportunity Open Zone Deer Tags April 27, 2021
    For the first-time ever, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will raffle off two “Golden Opportunity” fundraising deer tags to the general hunting public. These rare tags allow hunters to take any legal buck by any legal means anywhere in the state beginning July 10, 2021, through the end of the year. CDFW’s […]
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  • No CWD Detected in North Carolina Deer Herd April 25, 2021
    RALEIGH, N.C. – No evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in the state’s wild white-tailed deer herd, according to biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. As part of their annual CWD surveillance effort during the 2020-21 sampling season, wildlife biologists collected 1,042 deer tissue samples across the state from hunters, meat […]
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  • DEC Announces 2020-21 Deer Harvest Estimates April 25, 2021
    Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 253,990 deer during the 2020-21 hunting seasons, an increase of 13 percent from last year, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “With a seven-percent increase in licensed deer hunters, a 30-percent increase in antlerless harvest, and two new record-breaking bucks taken by bowhunters, […]
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  • Idaho controlled hunts in Unit 54 will have fewer tags available April 25, 2021
    After the wildfires in 2020, some hunters opted to take “rainchecks” on their controlled hunt deer and elk tags in six hunts in Unit 54 south of Twin Falls, so there will be fewer tags available in those hunts for this year’s drawing. Hunters should be aware of the reductions when deciding which hunts to […]
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  • Amendment Adopted by LWFC Pertaining to Use of Deer Urine April 21, 2021
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct a public hearing Wednesday (April 21) at 10 a.m. in Baton Rouge on an amendment adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) in March pertaining to the use of natural deer urine in Louisiana. The meeting will be held at LDWF Headquarters in […]
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  • CWD prevalence in North Bighorns elk herd unit April 12, 2021
    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 April 11, 2021
    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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  • CWD Discovered at Deer Breeding Facilities in Hunt and Uvalde Counties April 2, 2021
    AUSTIN – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Hunt and Uvalde counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in Hunt County. The tissue samples were submitted by the deer breeding facilities as part of required CWD surveillance programs. The samples indicated the presence of CWD […]
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  • Deadline for Montana deer and elk permit deadline is April 1 March 28, 2021
    HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for deer and elk licenses for nonresidents and deer and elk permits for everyone is April 1. The purchase deadline for spring black bear is April 14 without a 24-hour wait. Hunters who are applying for special licenses and permits need […]
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  • Michigan DNR centennial edition deer patch design contest March 28, 2021
    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 March 27, 2021
    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 March 6, 2021
    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 March 5, 2021
    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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