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  • Applications for Louisiana Deer and Waterfowl Lottery Hunts July 28, 2021
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for deer and waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2021-2022 hunting season. The deadline to apply for the lottery hunts is Aug. 31. Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be held for people with disabilities, including veterans, on […]
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  • CDFW Urges Deer Hunters To Be CWD Aware July 24, 2021
    With California’s Big Game Drawing complete and big game hunters planning in state and out of state hunting trips this fall, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds hunters once again to be vigilant in helping to keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) out of California. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, […]
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  • South Carolina deer tags should be arriving soon July 24, 2021
    Deer hunters who have an annual or three-year hunting license and big game permit, combination license, or sportsman license, which will be valid on Aug. 15 should automatically receive a base set of deer tags soon. Additionally, Lifetime, Senior, Gratis, and Catawba license holders that previously requested deer tags will automatically receive a free base […]
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  • Will you need to apply for a Michigan antlerless deer license this year July 16, 2021
    Preparing for antlerless deer hunting will be a little different this year, as most deer hunters will not need to apply for an antlerless license. Hunters in specific areas may need to apply for an access permit. For most deer hunters, a universal antlerless license is all that will be needed to hunt antlerless deer. […]
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  • Disease Outbreak Strikes California Deer Herds July 14, 2021
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed outbreaks of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease in deer in several northern California counties and is asking California residents to help curb the spread by not feeding wild animals, and report potential cases to the department. “Providing attractants for deer – food, salt licks or even water […]
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  • Illinois Youth and Adult Deer Hunting Opportunities July 8, 2021
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that it is taking applications from youth firearm deer hunters and youth and adult archery deer hunters for Fall 2021 deer hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR has leased 13,365 acres of private land for the […]
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  • MDC announces five hunters drawn for 2021 elk permits July 2, 2021
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates the five Missourians drawn for the state’s 2021 elk hunting season this coming fall and winter. MDC will issue one permit each to the five lucky Missourians randomly drawn from 9,714 permit applications, including one drawn from 84 resident-landowners who applied and 9,630 from […]
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  • South Carolina Deer Lottery Applications Now Available July 2, 2021
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands through 5 p.m. on August 15. The Multi-site, Unrestricted Multi-site, Webb Gun, and Webb Archery lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points. The “unrestricted” multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley, and […]
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  • Michigan Deer Private Land Assistance Network Grant Application June 26, 2021
    The application period for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program is now open. This cooperative grant program, known as Deer PLAN, is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula. The awarded funds will be used for tangible, on-the-ground efforts that […]
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  • Apply for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1 June 23, 2021
    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 this fall and winter. MDC offers managed deer hunts for archery, muzzleloading, crossbow, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation […]
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  • CWD Surveillance Area Established in North-Central Ohio June 14, 2021
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife announced today that it has enacted a disease surveillance area in three north-central counties following the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in two wild white-tailed deer harvested during the 2020-21 hunting season. The disease surveillance area includes Wyandot County as well […]
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  • Testing Shows No Evidence of CWD in New Hampshire June 14, 2021
    Concord, NH – New Hampshire’s white-tailed deer population once again showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), based on monitoring data gathered during the 2019 and 2020 hunting seasons. The NH Fish and Game Department is asking hunters to do their part in the effort to keep the state CWD-free by not using natural […]
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  • Agents Cite Gibson Man for Deer Hunting Violations June 10, 2021
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Gibson man for alleged deer hunting violations on June 6 in Terrebonne Parish. Agents cited Brandon M. Delozier, 33, for hunting deer during a closed season and hunting from a public road. Agents received an anonymous tip about Delozier harvesting a doe on June 1. […]
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  • South Carolina statewide deer harvest increases slightly June 4, 2021
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Results of the 2020 Deer Hunter survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer increased by 2.4 percent last season. The harvest was comprised of an estimated 107,212 bucks and 90,681 does, which made up a total harvest of 197,893 deer, up slightly […]
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  • Apply for an Arkansas WMA Deer Permit Hunt June 3, 2021
    LITTLE ROCK – The application period for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Area Deer Permit hunts is open until midnight, July 1. 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 licensing system at www.agfc.com. Hunting deer […]
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