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  • Three Tennessee Counties Have CWD Status Changed January 19, 2020
    NASHVILLE — Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee. Haywood and Chester counties have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as […]
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  • Moose Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby Area January 19, 2020
    Kalispell, MT — A second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest Montana. A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek southeast of Libby. The moose was harvested within the Libby CWD Management Zone near the southeastern boundary. Montana Fish, Wildlife & […]
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  • Deer Season to Close in Portion of East Carroll Parish Due to Flooding January 18, 2020
    Deer hunting season will be closed beginning Tuesday (Jan. 21) on all lands east of the west Mississippi River levee in East Carroll Parish due to flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced. A declaration of emergency has been signed enacting the closure. The closure will remain in effect until the Mississippi River […]
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  • North Dakota Deer Test Positive for CWD January 18, 2020
    Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from 3A1. Bahnson said […]
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  • Deer Hunting Closed in Portions of Deer Area 5 Due to Flooding January 16, 2020
    Deer hunting in portions of Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin, including Attakapas Wildlife Management Area (WMA), is closed due to flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The Atchafalaya River has reached 15 feet mean sea level (msl) at Butte LaRose, triggering the automatic closure. Deer hunting in those portions […]
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  • White-tailed deer die-off in Blue Mountains due to EHD January 15, 2020
    PENDLETON, Ore. – Tests conducted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarians confirmed that Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is responsible for the die-off of an estimated 2,000 white-tailed deer in eastern Oregon. The EHD outbreak impacted white-tailed deer on the western face of the Blue Mountains from Milton-Freewater to the Pilot Rock area. EHD […]
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  • Ohio’s Muzzleloader Hunters Celebrate Time-Honored Tradition January 12, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunters completed the muzzleloader season with 10,615 deer taken from Saturday, Jan. 4, to Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. During the 2019 season, 14,168 deer were taken during the same season. “Hunting with a muzzleloader is a true […]
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  • MDWFP Offers Advice For Submitting Deer Samples For CWD Testing January 12, 2020
    Rifle season is in full swing and hunters are submitting deer to CWD drop-off freezers across the state. Here are some tips to help MDWFP maximize efficiency and return results to hunters in a timely manner: 1. Help us keep drop-off locations clean – Some drop-off stations are located on county or municipal properties. Please […]
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  • Kansas Bowhunter Takes World-Class Whitetail January 9, 2020
    WICHITA – Kansas bowhunter, Brian Butcher, 38, harvested a whitetail buck in Chase County last October that he knew was something special. It wasn’t until the buck’s rack was measured by Boone and Crockett Club certified measurers on Friday, Jan. 3 that Butcher confirmed just how special the deer was. Butcher’s whitetail earned an unofficial […]
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  • Deer Carcass Incinerator to Be Constructed in Fayette County January 5, 2020
    NASHVILLE — An incinerator to address deer carcass disposal in Unit CWD will be constructed in Fayette County. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved a $1 million budget expansion for the project at its December meeting. The incinerator will be constructed at the Fayette County Landfill and will be maintained and operated by […]
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  • Maryland Firearms Hunting for Deer Reopens Jan. 10 January 4, 2020
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season […]
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  • Wyoming Range deer continue to rebound January 4, 2020
    Jackson – Thayne Wildlife Biologist Gary Fralick, along with area game wardens, recently completed the annual post-hunt season deer survey for the northern half of the Wyoming Range mule deer herd that winters near LaBarge. This winter range supports a substantial portion of the renowned Greys River mule deer. “Overall, the results of the survey […]
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  • South Carolina Youth Deer Hunting Day January 2, 2020
    Youth Deer Hunting Day is Saturday, January 4, 2020! This opportunity to take a youth hunting is available statewide on Private Lands and WMAs normally open to deer hunting except: Bear Island Belfast Bonneau Ferry Botany Bay Plantation Crackerneck Donnelley Draper Fant’s Grove Hamilton Ridge Keowee McBee Oak Lea Palachucola Santee Coastal Reserve Santee Cooper […]
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  • 16 more Montana deer positive for CWD as bulk of test results December 29, 2019
    The last big batch of test results from animals harvested during the general season and sampled for chronic wasting disease has turned up 16 new positives mostly in areas where the disease is already known to exist. For the first time, a deer tested positive from hunting district 705 in southeast Montana. A second white-tailed […]
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  • DEC Announces Adoption of New Deer and Moose Feeding Regulation December 29, 2019
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the adoption of a regulation to reduce problems caused by wildlife feeding and establish strict procedures for the use of tick-control devices designed to treat deer. Prohibiting the feeding of wild deer and moose is a best management approach to reduce risks […]
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