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  • Applications available for controlled deer hunts at six West Virginia state parks July 19, 2019
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Applications are being accepted through Aug. 25, 2019, for controlled deer hunts at six West Virginia state parks. The six areas are Beech Fork (Cabell County), Cacapon Resort (Morgan County), Canaan Valley Resort (Tucker County), North Bend (Ritchie County), Pipestem Resort (Summers County) and Twin Falls Resort (Wyoming County) state parks. […]
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  • Leftover Arkansas WMA Deer Hunt Permits available July 22 July 18, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK – More than 850 permits will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Monday, July 22, for special deer hunts on Arkansas’s wildlife management areas. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader, youth and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month. […]
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  • LDWF Accepting Applications for Lottery Deer and Waterfowl Hunts July 17, 2019
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery deer and waterfowl hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections. A general waterfowl lottery […]
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  • GFP Commission Proposes Changes to Deer and Elk Carcass Transportation July 17, 2019
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to the way hunters would be allowed to transport deer, elk, or moose carcasses from areas that have been identified as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) endemic areas. The Commission made three proposed rule changes to help manage the spread of […]
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  • Minnesota second round of area open houses for deer conversation July 15, 2019
    Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting the public to come to open house meetings to ask their deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is dedicating time from mid-August to early September to discuss deer-related topics including upcoming hunting regulation changes that will be released […]
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  • Florida deer harvest reporting requirement update July 15, 2019
    Beginning this hunting season, which starts Aug. 3 in Zone A, new rules take effect requiring hunters to record all harvested deer in a harvest log and report the harvest to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) harvest reporting system. Hunters can use FWC’s harvest reporting app to comply with the requirement to […]
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  • Deer tags being mailed to South Carolina deer hunters July 13, 2019
    Tags for the upcoming 2019 white-tailed deer season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina deer hunters, with one big change for this season that hunters will notice immediately. Based on feedback from hunters, SCDNR staff worked with the S.C. General Assembly during the past legislative session to eliminate the eight (8) date-specific […]
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  • Natural Resources Commission approves CWD deer regulations July 12, 2019
    A series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease were approved today by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its regular monthly meeting in Lansing. The action came after a thorough review of the best available science on CWD and multiple opportunities for public input. CWD is a fatal […]
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  • Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7 July 7, 2019
    The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. “We had abundant precipitation last spring and summer, which made for excellent forage conditions and deer going into winter in good body condition,” said Wildlife […]
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  • Three Additional Deer Suspected Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby July 7, 2019
    Kalispell, MT — Samples from three additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks was notified of the suspect samples on July 3. The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado identified the samples to be suspected of […]
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  • SCDNR releases 2019 deer antler records program results July 6, 2019
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Each spring, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia. Of the 483 sets of antlers measured this spring, 242 met the minimum score for entry on the […]
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  • Vermont Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permits Applications Still Available July 6, 2019
    Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). The December 7-15 muzzleloader deer season will have 23,000 antlerless permits distributed in 18 of Vermont’s 21 Wildlife Management Units, which is estimated to result in 3,540 antlerless deer being taken. Landowners who post their land may not apply for […]
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  • IDNR Public Access Program Adds More Archery Deer Hunting Sites July 4, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced applications are being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land this October through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The application deadline for IRAP archery deer hunting opportunities is Aug. 23. IRAP has more than 20,600 acres of private land leased for public […]
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  • LWFC Passes Declaration of Emergency Modifying Deer Urine Products Ban July 4, 2019
    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) passed a declaration of emergency during its July meeting Monday (July 1) that modifies the deer urine ban for the 2019-20 hunting season. The ban is part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) and LWFC’s effort to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the […]
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  • Twenty-Nine Arkansans draw elk hunting permits July 4, 2019
    JASPER – Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the hunt of a lifetime this fall as they chase elk on public land in The Natural State. Their names were chosen during the 22nd Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival in Jasper Saturday. Representatives from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission oversaw the drawings for this year’s elk hunt. […]
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