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  • What Minnesota deer hunters can expect this season October 20, 2021
    Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Saturday, Nov. 6, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer. Hunters help keep deer numbers in line with population goals across the state and deer hunting […]
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  • Maryland Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Oct. 21 October 15, 2021
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and […]
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  • LDWF Announces Text-to-Tag for your Deer and Turkey Harvest October 15, 2021
    Hunters can tag and validate their deer or turkey harvest directly from their smartphone (via text) immediately after the animal is harvested. Log into your account at LouisianaOutdoors.com and click E-tag/Text-to-Tag, and follow the steps below to tag and validate your harvest via your smartphone. As long as you complete the electronic tag before moving […]
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  • Deer Mortality Allows North Dakota Whitetail Hunters to Seek Refunds October 14, 2021
    The state Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or “any” deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey Anderson, wildlife chief, said the decision is based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, and evidence […]
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  • Minnesota temporarily bans farmed deer movement October 13, 2021
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an emergency rule that temporarily prohibits the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota. This emergency action takes effect today (Oct. 11, 2021) and aims to reduce further spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and protect the health of Minnesota’s wild deer. […]
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  • Houston and Winona counties deer deaths caused by midge-borne virus October 12, 2021
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in wild white-tailed deer in Minnesota. EHD is a viral disease of deer and some livestock that is spread by a biting insect called a midge. “All of our neighboring states have been dealing with EHD for years,” said Michelle […]
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  • Significant Hemorrhagic Outbreak in Deer in Western South Dakota October 9, 2021
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has removed additional unsold antlerless deer licenses from some hunting units in western South Dakota due to a fatal deer disease. GFP is also encouraging all West River deer hunters to inquire with local landowners and wildlife conservation officers on local conditions, to decide […]
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  • Georgia Firearms Deer Season Opens Sat. Oct. 16 October 8, 2021
    SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. ­– Hunters look forward to the opening day of deer firearms season much like a kid eagerly awaits Christmas morning. The wait is almost over because the Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 16 and continues through Jan. 9, 2022 statewide. “With some awesome bucks already taken in archery season, I […]
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  • New Hampshire Youth Deer Hunt October 6, 2021
    Concord, NH – New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 2021, is the perfect time to take a young person hunting. This special weekend gives young people age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. Accompanying […]
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  • Reports of Sick Deer in Mississippi are on the Rise October 5, 2021
    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has received an increasing number of sick and/or deceased deer reports within the past weeks. Wildlife Biologists suspect Mississippi may be experiencing an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease (HD), commonly called blue-tongue. According to Dr. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension Wildlife Specialist, “HD is caused by […]
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  • Any-weapon Idaho deer hunts open Oct. 10 October 5, 2021
    If you’re a rifle hunter, your deer season starts Oct. 10 in most parts of the state. The general, any-weapon deer hunts includes most, but not all, units. You can find out which units are available in the Big Game Seasons and Rules booklet. Hunters can expect a fair-to-good deer hunting season, but with some […]
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  • Colorado Sending Mandatory CWD Testing Letters October 3, 2021
    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected specific deer and elk hunts for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing in 2021 to inform how and where to fight the spread of CWD. Beginning in early October, CPW will be sending letters to Colorado rifle season hunters who have been selected for mandatory CWD testing. CPW […]
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  • HB 3152 Makes Oregon CWD Check Stations Mandatory In 2022 September 29, 2021
    SALEM, Ore.— Successful hunters who drive by one of ODFW’s check stations in Prineville or Celilo Park during deer and elk hunting seasons are asked to stop to have their animal tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Hunters driving by the locations below will see highway signs alerting them that the check station is operating […]
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  • Georgia Primitive Weapons Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct. 9 September 29, 2021
    SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Deer hunters, will you be in the woods when the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 9? Last year, 27,000 hunters took to the woods with muzzleloaders, bringing in nearly 7,000 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Whether you hunt it […]
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  • GFP Removes Unsold Deer Licenses in Some Hunting Units September 27, 2021
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has removed certain unsold antlerless deer licenses from some hunting units in western South Dakota due to a fatal deer disease. Hemorrhagic disease, caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue (BT) virus, is spread by a biting midge and causes extensive internal […]
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