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  • Widespread neonicotinoid exposure in Minnesota white-tailed deer March 2, 2021
    Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health. Additional study results related to […]
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  • 2021 winter has been tough on Iowa deer March 1, 2021
    For wildlife, surviving an average Iowa winter is challenging enough. When the winter includes consecutive days where temperatures don’t cross above zero and new snow arrives weekly, survival can become extremely difficult. “Every winter we lose wildlife but in winters like this, we do expect some additional mortality,” said Tyler Harms, deer program leader for […]
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  • FWC approves regulations changes related to chronic wasting disease February 28, 2021
    At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rule changes that prohibit importing or possessing whole carcasses or high-risk parts of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other species of the deer family originating from any place outside of Florida. These rule changes continue the FWC’s work to protect Florida’s […]
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  • Night Hunting Case Leads to Largescale Deer Investigation February 26, 2021
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited 12 subjects during the months of January and February for alleged illegal deer hunting activity in St. Landry Parish. Brannon Buller, 28, of Ville Platte, was arrested 20 counts each of hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, and hunting from a moving […]
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  • 21 Iowa deer test positive for chronic wasting disease February 24, 2021
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ 2020 surveillance of Iowa’s wild deer herd for the presence of chronic wasting disease has yielded 21 new positive deer, and has added two new counties to the list where positive deer have been found. The new positive deer were all from either an existing chronic wasting disease zone […]
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  • DEC Announces Southern Zone Holiday Deer Hunt for December 2021 February 20, 2021
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the adoption of a new regulation to establish a “Holiday Deer Hunt” by extending the late bow and muzzleloader hunting seasons for deer from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, in New York’s Southern Zone. “As part of our ongoing efforts to capitalize […]
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  • Arkansas commission approves updated CWD management plan February 19, 2021
    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved an update to the agency’s official Chronic Wasting Disease Management and Response Plan at today’s meeting. The meeting was condensed to a single day and conducted via teleconferencing software because of impassable roads throughout much of the state. A feed of the meeting is […]
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  • Lānaʻi Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Combination Hunting Season Announcement February 19, 2021
    Lānaʻi City – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announce that online applications for a combination 2021 Lānaʻi Axis Deer and Mouflon Sheep Season will be available to the public beginning Monday, February 22, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hunters will be required to apply online for this hunt. The deadline for […]
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  • Maryland Hunters Harvest 81,000 Deer during 2020-2021 Season February 17, 2021
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that deer hunters harvested 81,729 deer during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 11, 2020 through Feb. 3, 2021. The statewide harvest included 29,242 antlered and 49,033 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,500 antlered and 1,954 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 3% higher than the […]
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  • Hoover’s Davis Reaches Pinnacle with High Hopes February 13, 2021
    B.J. Davis of Hoover has lived through the peaks and valleys of a deer hunting career in Alabama. This season he reached the pinnacle with High Hopes, a buck that changed the record books for Buckmasters and Alabama Whitetail Records. The 42-year-old Davis started his deer-hunting career with a dog hunting club in south Alabama […]
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  • Michigan NRC approves 2021 deer hunting regulations February 13, 2021
    Deer hunting regulations for the 2021 season were approved Thursday by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its regular meeting, hosted virtually. The changes, aimed at further simplifying deer regulations and removing barriers to hunting participation, go into effect with the start of the 2021 deer hunting seasons in September. The regulations will provide additional […]
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  • $100,000 in UP Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Grants February 9, 2021
    The application period for the Upper Peninsula’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative competitive grant program opened Jan 28. The initiative is a cooperative grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on private lands in the U.P. “There are three primary goals applicants should strive to meet,” said Bill Scullon, DNR field operations manager and administrator […]
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  • Wyoming area 10 deer movement study update February 7, 2021
    Sheridan – This research project in northeast Wyoming began in December 2019 when 35 mule deer does in Hunt Area 10 of the Cheyenne River Mule Deer Herd were captured and fitted with GPS collars. The primary objectives of the study are to identify habitat preferences, daily and seasonal movement patterns and causes of mortality. […]
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  • Alabama Hunters Bagging Big Bucks This Season February 5, 2021
    Judging from the number of deer reported through the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Game Check system and the number of trophy bucks posted on social media, Chris Cook thinks this is the best deer season our state has had in quite a while. Cook, the WFF’s Deer Program Coordinator, said numerous factors […]
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  • Delaware Hunters Reminded to Remove Temporary Deer Stands February 2, 2021
    Hunters are reminded to remove their portable deer stands from state wildlife areas by Monday, Feb. 15 now that Delaware’s 2020/2021 deer hunting seasons have closed. Any deer stands found on state wildlife areas after that date will become the property of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Hunters can temporarily set up […]
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