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  • North Dakota 2019 Deer Season Summarized March 31, 2020
    A total of 57,949 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 37,250 deer during the 2019 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the state Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 65,500 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 64 percent, with each hunter spending an average […]
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  • North Dakota Spring Mule Deer Survey Begins April 1 March 31, 2020
    The State Game and Fish Department’s annual spring aerial mule deer survey is set to begin April 1 in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey takes about two weeks to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the badlands. Game and Fish biologists have completed aerial […]
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  • Arizona leftover low-density elk hunt tags March 29, 2020
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s random draw for 2020 elk hunts has been over for weeks, and all leftover permit-tags are gone — with one exception. More than 600 hunt permit-tags remain available for the minimal occurrence zone/low-density hunt in game management units 12A, 12B, 13A and 13B. There are two ways […]
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  • Wisconsin deer planning meetings moved to call-in format March 28, 2020
    Wisconsin’s hunting legacy runs deep. Everyone has a say about the deer herd in Wisconsin and the DNR wants to hear from you. In light of COVID-19, the Department of Natural Resources will use a call-in format for this spring’s County Deer Advisory Council meetings instead of in-person meetings. Meeting dates and times have not […]
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  • Leftover hunt permit-tags available for Arizona 2020 elk hunts March 16, 2020
    PHOENIX — Arizona hunters still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for select 2020 elk hunts. There are 824 leftover hunt permit-tags — 677 for the minimal occurrence zone/low density (general) hunt in game management units 12A, 12B, 13A and 13B. All remaining hunt permit-tags will be available for purchase on a first-come, […]
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  • Wild deer in Dakota County confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease March 15, 2020
    A wild deer in Dakota County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The deer, an adult male, was reported by a local resident near Farmington as displaying neurological symptoms and was tested as part of the DNR’s risk-based disease surveillance program. It is the first detection of […]
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  • Florida postpones Meetings to Discuss CWD March 13, 2020
    FWC staff is taking a precautionary step to help curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by postponing the last 3 scheduled stakeholder meetings related to chronic wasting disease (CWD). The postponed meetings are as follows: March 23 in Milton, March 24 in Panama City, and March 25 in Tallahassee. The FWC already has conducted 5 […]
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  • LWFC Adopts Amendments Banning Sale of Untested Deer Urine Products March 8, 2020
    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted amendments to its 2020-21 Hunting Regulation Notice of Intent (NOI) that would ban the sale of untested deer urine products in Louisiana and alter the dove hunting season dates in the South Zone. The action came during the commission’s March meeting Thursday (March 5) in Baton Rouge. […]
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  • Iowa DNR to host public meetings to discuss CWD March 6, 2020
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled public meetings in Leon, West Union and Decorah after hunter harvested deer in Decatur, Fayette and Winneshiek counties tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It is the first time deer have tested positive in these counties. Meetings are scheduled for: March 10, 7 p.m., in the […]
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  • Five deer hunts in Blue Mountains cancelled due to disease outbreak March 5, 2020
    SALEM, Ore. — ODFW is cancelling five 600 Series deer hunts, meaning hunters will not be able to apply or draw the tag for them for the upcoming fall 2020 season. The cancellations are in an area of the Blue Mountains from Milton-Freewater to Pilot Rock where an outbreak of Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is […]
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  • Antler measuring sessions set across South Carolina March 3, 2020
    Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ annual series of measuring sessions. Each winter the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) measures deer antlers throughout the state, with a major effort during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic scheduled […]
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  • All elk licenses for rifle hunters now limited in GMU 83 in the San Luis Valley March 1, 2020
    MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Over-the-counter rifle elk-hunting licenses are no longer available for Game Management Unit 83 in the San Luis Valley during the second and third rifle seasons. All elk licenses for the unit are now limited; rifle hunters must apply for an elk tag through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife limited license draw. […]
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  • CWD surveillance, Michigan hunter assistance help identify 65 CWD-positive deer March 1, 2020
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is sharing some highlights of the 2019 deer hunting seasons, which ended in late January 2020. Those seasons were marked by widespread participation in the state’s surveillance efforts around chronic wasting disease, especially in areas of the state with a known CWD presence. In addition to those CWD testing […]
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  • New Minnesota deer feeding bans in effect February 25, 2020
    To help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adjusting bans on the feeding of deer in certain parts of the state. The DNR will expand deer feeding bans in central Minnesota starting Monday, Feb. 24, due to additional discoveries of chronic wasting disease in captive deer in […]
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  • Proposed Whitetail Deer Hunting Dates Presented to Ohio Wildlife Council February 23, 2020
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Proposed white-tailed deer hunting season dates and bag limits for the fall of 2020 were presented to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Hunting season dates and bag limits are proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists. “Ohio is […]
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