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  • Report deer and elk tags by Jan. 31 or face $25 penalty January 26, 2023
    SALEM, Ore. — Big game hunters who purchased or were issued a deer or elk tag in 2022 must report their hunt by Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT (for any hunt that ended by Dec. 31, 2022). Report online at or at a license sale agent . New this year, hunters can also […]
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  • Maryland’s 2023 Primitive Deer Hunt Runs Feb. 1-3 January 24, 2023
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recurve bows, flintlock, or […]
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  • Additional Suspected Cases Of CWD Discovered In Tensas Parish January 18, 2023
    Five more suspected cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer have been discovered in Tensas Parish, the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (LADDL) reported. The three does and two bucks were harvested on private land and would bring to seven the number of CWD positive cases found in Louisiana, all in Tensas Parish, the […]
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  • MDC reports final deer harvest for season nearly 300,000 January 18, 2023
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin […]
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  • MDC landowner deer and turkey permits may need to reaffirm info January 18, 2023
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri landowners who get no-cost or reduced-cost deer and turkey landowner hunting permits through its Landowner Permit Application process that it may be time to reaffirm or update the property information they submitted to MDC. Under the MDC Landowner Permit Application process, Missouri landowners […]
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  • Deer Activity in Most of Alabama Approaching Peak January 15, 2023
    For most of the state, Alabama deer hunters are in the midst of the peak hunting period when deer start moving with increased rutting activity. Chris Cook, Deer Program Coordinator with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, says hunters need to spend as much time as possible […]
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  • Vermont’s Preliminary Report on 2022 Deer Seasons January 14, 2023
    The final number of deer taken in Vermont’s 2022 hunting seasons will not be available for a few more weeks, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the final tally will be a little over 17,400 deer. Those deer will provide approximately 3.5 million servings of local, nutritious venison. The buck harvest will be […]
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  • Landowners participate in counties open to January antlerless season January 12, 2023
    Landowners/tenants with land registered with the Iowa DNR in one of the 21 counties open to the January antlerless season are eligible to participate on the farm unit in the open county. The January antlerless season is Jan. 11- 22. Licenses will be available beginning Jan. 11, from license vendors in the open counties. The […]
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  • Elk appearing on trail cameras in central and western Iowa January 10, 2023
    Elk seem to be visiting Iowa more frequently each fall, and thanks to social media, their visits are now shared at the speed of downloads among tens of thousands of people among the various social networks. Most of these sightings are in western Iowa due to the proximity of the larger wild elk herd found […]
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  • Wildlife Commissioners Learn Deer Harvest on Record Pace January 8, 2023
    Deer hunters are on track to rack up an all-time record harvest for the 2022-23 seasons, based on raw numbers submitted to the online E-check system as reported during the regular January meeting Monday of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Chief of Wildlife Bill Dinkines of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation said preliminary numbers […]
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  • Idaho nonresident white-tailed deer tags limited January 8, 2023
    Nonresident “regular” deer sold out for 2023, up to 1,500 nonresident white-tailed deer-only tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. MST on Jan. 12 online at GooutdoorsIdaho.com, at vendors, with the Idaho Fish and Game mobile app, or by telephone at (800) 554-8685. A limited number of tags will be available for each hunting unit, and […]
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  • MDC reports 8,599 deer taken during alternative methods portion January 5, 2023
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 8,599 deer during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 24 – Jan. 3. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 200 deer harvested, Harrison with 186, and Macon with 162. The harvest […]
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  • Wisconsin DNR Confirms CWD In Buffalo County January 3, 2023
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Buffalo County in the town of Lincoln. The deer was a hunter harvested 2-year-old doe and is the first confirmed wild deer CWD-positive detection in Buffalo County. As required by state law, the DNR […]
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  • Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons Open in January December 31, 2022
    Additional firearm deer hunting seasons opening in January and the continuing archery deer hunting seasons provide the last chance for hunters to harvest deer during the 2022/23 hunting season, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) during deer hunting seasons to help […]
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  • LDWF Reports Second Presumptive CWD Positive Case in Louisiana December 30, 2022
    The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (LADDL) has reported the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the 2022-23 hunting season to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). LADDL has submitted the suspect sample to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for confirmatory testing. If confirmed, this would be […]
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