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  • Apply for an Arkansas WMA deer hunting permit by July 1 June 2, 2020
    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has opened the application period to hunt deer on some of the more popular wildlife management areas it manages until July 1. Hunters interested in pursuing white-tailed deer during this fall’s permit-only hunts may apply online at www.agfc.com. AGFC wildlife management areas are excellent opportunities to […]
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  • South Carolina deer harvest remained stable in 2019 May 29, 2020
    Results of the 2019 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased by only 1% last season. Hunters harvested an estimated 105,201 bucks, and 87,872 does, which made up a total harvest of 193,073 deer. That is just slightly down from the […]
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  • MDC updates definition of handguns used for deer hunting May 29, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission approved an updated definition of a pistol/handgun from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the Wildlife Code of Missouri at its May 28 meeting in Jefferson City. The change provides a formal definition of handguns used for hunting during the alternative-methods portion of the fall deer-hunting […]
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  • May 31 is last chance to apply for MDC’s first elk hunts in fall May 28, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri hunters that the application period ends May 31 for Missouri’s first elk hunts this fall. MDC will offer Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this October. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk with four being general […]
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  • South Dakota Deer Season Applications Period Open May 27, 2020
    Applications are now being taken for the 2020 East River, West River, Black Hills, Custer State Park, Refuge, and Muzzleloader Deer hunting seasons. Remember, this is now a combined drawing. In the first drawing, you may select a First and Second Choice in two of the seasons. If you were successful in drawing either special […]
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  • Minnesota DNR announces results of deer goal setting May 27, 2020
    The Department of Natural Resources has set new deer population goals that reflect Minnesotans’ diverse perspectives about deer. “We really appreciate the perspectives brought to the table,” said Barbara Keller, DNR’s big game program manager. “We took what we heard seriously as we set goals.” The DNR sets deer population goals – how much of […]
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  • GFP Commission Changes East River Antlerless Deer Tags May 24, 2020
    PIERRE, S.D. – In an effort to reduce mule deer doe harvest during the east river deer hunting season, the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission passed an administrative action converting all “any antlerless deer” licenses to “antlerless whitetail deer” licenses. The action does not affect the total number of licenses available or licenses that […]
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  • Special Draw Deer Hunt on the Knoxville Wildlife Area in Napa County May 20, 2020
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited, lottery draw deer hunt scheduled for opening week of the A-Zone general deer season on the Knoxville Wildlife area in Napa County. The 21,000-acre Knoxville Wildlife Area is located approximately 1.5 miles north of Lake Berryessa. This special lottery draw […]
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  • Michigan seeks hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations May 17, 2020
    A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting, which was conducted in an online and conference call format due to COVID-19 public health and safety concerns. The regulations, proposed for the 2020 […]
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  • Nonresident Sawtooth Zone elk tags go on sale May 11 May 10, 2020
    Nonresident Sawtooth Zone elk tags go on sale 10 a.m. MDT, May 11. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nonresident Sawtooth tags can only be purchased online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/buy-online. Sawtooth Zone tags are capped, and typically sell out extremely fast, because demand is much higher than the nonresident allocation of 274 tags (which does […]
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  • North Dakota Deer Season Set, Apply Online May 7, 2020
    North Dakota’s 2020 deer season is set, with 69,050 licenses available to hunters, 3,550 more than last year. In total, any-antlered licenses increased by 1,500 from last year, any-antlerless by 1,600, antlered whitetail by 250, antlerless whitetail by 200, and antlered and antlerless mule deer licenses remained the same. In addition, muzzleloader licenses increased by […]
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  • Oklahoma Approves Changes for Antlerless Deer, Waterfowl Hunting May 7, 2020
    Deer hunters will have more opportunities to harvest antlerless deer this fall, and waterfowlers will have more hunting days in the middle of the season, after the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved two resolutions in its regular meeting May 4. The Commission’s first-ever virtual meeting, to comply with social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 […]
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  • Iowa Deer Application Opens May 3, 2020
    You can apply for your 2020 Iowa deer tags starting tomorrow at 6 a.m. CST. Here are a few reminders to help you prepare: Log into your customer account: Update your customer profile. Make sure your mailing address, email address and phone number are correct. Check to make sure your hunter safety information is on […]
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  • Texas CWD Testing Shows Scale of Effort to Contain Deadly Deer Disease May 3, 2020
    The latest numbers on Chronic Wasting Disease testing in Texas give some hope that efforts to contain the disease are working, according to state wildlife experts. The CWD testing year that ended in February produced just shy of 13,000 CWD samples statewide by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of participating landowners […]
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  • Iowa deer application opens May 2 April 25, 2020
    The time to apply for your 2020 Iowa deer tags is less than two weeks away! While you wait, here are a few things you can do to prepare for your application: Log into your customer account: Update your customer profile. Make sure your mailing address, email address and phone number are correct. Check to […]
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