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  • Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run Feb. 1 – 3 January 25, 2022
    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, […]
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  • $100,000 available for UP Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership grants January 21, 2022
    The application period for the Upper Peninsula’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative competitive grant program is now open. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources 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 […]
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  • MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 293,600 January 19, 2022
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 2021-2022 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 293,670. Of the deer harvested, 143,049 were antlered bucks, 26,599 were button bucks, and 124,022 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin […]
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  • Minnesota DNR seeking public input on deer population goals January 19, 2022
    Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for public input on deer population goals in 28 of 130 deer permit areas (DPAs). “We’re continuing with an online questionnaire this year and adding webinars for those who wish to connect directly with area wildlife managers on this topic,” said Barbara Keller, […]
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  • Report Oregon deer and elk tags by Jan. 31 or face penalty January 19, 2022
    SALEM, Ore. — Big game hunters who purchased or were issued a deer or elk tag in 2021 must report their hunt by Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT (for any hunt that ended by Dec. 31, 2021). Report online at ODFW’s Licensing system or at a license sale agent. Failure to report by […]
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  • WFF’s Sykes Asks Hunters to Not Overreact to CWD January 16, 2022
    Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, urges all hunters and concerned citizens not to overreact. “The main message I want to relay to people is that this is not the end of the […]
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  • Aerial Assessment of Molokai Axis Deer January 14, 2022
    KAHULUI – Only one of the islands, comprising Maui Nui, is free from hooved animals. The 32,000-acre Kaho‘olawe no longer experiences ungulate-caused deforestation and the loss of topsoil, after goats, sheep, and cattle were eliminated from the island. On Maui and Moloka‘i, non-native axis deer continue to devastate private agricultural land and are pushing higher […]
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  • Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Alabama Deer Herd January 8, 2022
    SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – The Alabama Department of Conservation and Wildlife Resources announced Friday that Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in a sample collected from a harvested deer in Alabama, a first for that state. CWD has not been detected in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife […]
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  • No CWD found in Union, Morehouse parish deer January 8, 2022
    Good news for deer hunters in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports that no chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in more than 300 white-tailed deer samples taken in Morehouse and Union parishes since December after the disease, always fatal in deer, was detected in an Arkansas location, nearly 8 miles north […]
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  • Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7 January 6, 2022
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 7, 2022, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. […]
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  • MDC reports 9,965 deer taken during alternative-methods portion January 6, 2022
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 9,965 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 25 – Jan. 4. Top harvest counties were Osage with 223 deer harvested, Franklin with 211, and Callaway with 201. The harvest total […]
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  • CWD found in Randolph County January 6, 2022
    DALTON — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Randolph County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer was harvested just south of the Missouri border during the Arkansas modern gun deer hunt. A CWD sample was collected by a participating taxidermist the hunter used for […]
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  • CWD Detected in Warren County Mississippi January 1, 2022
    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received test results indicating a mature buck collected in Warren County was positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The buck was reported to MDWFP in mid-December as potentially diseased given its drastically emaciated and lethargic condition. It was found approximately 4 miles north of Vicksburg and […]
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  • Two Idaho white-tailed deer test positive for Chronic Wasting Disease December 31, 2021
    Idaho Fish and Game officials received notice on Dec. 29 that two white-tailed deer bucks from the Slate Creek area north of Riggins have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the third and fourth deer that have tested positive for CWD in the area. Idaho had its first CWD detections from two hunter-harvested […]
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  • No CWD detected in Louisiana deer so far December 31, 2021
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reports today (Dec. 30) that to date that no chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in test results of Louisiana white-tailed deer. LDWF has received test results from LSU’s Diagnostic Laboratory on 147 test samples in Union Parish and 70 in Morehouse Parish. LDWF has reached […]
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