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  • Oklahoma Rut Report 2020 November 22, 2020
    The most highly anticipated day of the year for many thousands of Oklahoma hunters arrives this Saturday, Nov. 21, as the state’s deer gun hunting season officially begins a half-hour before sunrise. For many sportsmen and sportswomen, this will be the best time to put venison in the freezer and maybe hang a trophy on […]
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  • Big changes to Nebraska deer check process November 21, 2020
    To keep the public and our staff safe, Nebraska Game and Parks made some big changes to this year’s firearm deer season. To avoid close contact between hunters and check station workers, Game and Parks is not running check stations this season. Instead, all deer must be checked electronically via Telecheck. The Telecheck process must […]
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  • CWD positive deer confirmed in Logan County November 21, 2020
    DELAWARE, Ark. — A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Research, Evaluation and Compliance Division. The adult male deer was harvested Oct. 18 and voluntary samples were submitted from the hunter through the AGFC’s drop-off location in Logan […]
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  • Minnesota deer testing finds additional cases of chronic wasting disease November 20, 2020
    A wild deer harvested in Dakota County on Nov. 7 and a vehicle-killed deer in Olmsted County on Nov. 4 were confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. To date, 95 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Minnesota. The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal […]
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  • WVDNR providing disposal sites for deer in CWD counties November 19, 2020
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will provide disposal sites during the upcoming buck firearms season for deer carcasses harvested in counties where chronic wasting disease exists. Disposal sites will be available in Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Berkeley and Morgan counties Nov. 23 through Dec. 14. On-site dumpsters are to be […]
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  • Gettysburg Venison Donated to Local Food Banks November 17, 2020
    The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park donated 8,000 pounds of venison to local food banks. The venison is from 250 deer recently taken as part of a deer management program at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. This action addresses over-browsing of native vegetation and agricultural crops and is […]
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  • IDNR Announces Closure of CWD Check Stations November 17, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to rising positivity rates of COVID-19 and in an effort to help ensure the health and safety of Illinois hunters and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) staff, the IDNR today announced the closure of all Deer Check Stations during the upcoming firearm deer hunting seasons, slated for Nov. 20-22 […]
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  • Iowa’s popular shotgun deer seasons are just a few weeks away November 17, 2020
    Blaze orange clad hunters moving through Iowa’s timber will be a common sight when the first of two shotgun deer seasons open Dec. 5. An estimated 120,000 hunters participate in the shotgun seasons, harvesting about half of the total number of deer for the year. “Shotgun deer seasons are important tradition for Iowa deer hunters […]
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  • MDC reports 80,525 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend November 17, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 80,525 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 14 and 15. Of the 80,525 deer harvested, 48,695 were antlered bucks, 6,867 were button bucks, and 24,963 […]
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  • WFF Reports No CWD Positives in Alabama November 14, 2020
    With the nation focused on the coronavirus, very little has been heard about the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alabama. Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, has some cautious good news about the spread of CWD in the South. “Despite what you read on Facebook, just because […]
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  • West Virginia’s buck firearms season opens Nov. 23 November 14, 2020
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Hunters in West Virginia have a lot to be thankful for this year. The buck firearms season, which opens on Nov. 23, has been extended to 14 days and includes an additional Sunday. “The buck firearms season traditionally opens on the Monday before Thanksgiving and closes two weeks later on a […]
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  • CWD found in northeast Wyoming elk hunt area November 13, 2020
    Cheyenne – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed a new hunt area where an elk has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD was confirmed in Elk Hunt Area 1 with a positive test from a targeted bull elk. Elk Hunt Area 1 is located in the Black Hills and borders Elk […]
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  • Nebraska deer check moving online only November 13, 2020
    Because of COVID-19 concerns, there will be some big changes to this year’s firearm deer season. Nebraska Game and Parks will not run check stations during the Nov. 14-22 firearm deer season. Instead, all deer must be checked electronically via Telecheck. Another major change: Hunters must complete the Telecheck process within 48 hours of the […]
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  • Hunters encouraged to help protect Minnesota wild deer herd November 13, 2020
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters to participate in chronic wasting disease testing in designated areas, following lower than anticipated harvest numbers and hunter sample submissions during the opening of the firearms deer season last weekend. “We saw lower than normal harvest numbers during opening weekend, and the number of samples […]
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  • Free CWD tests for Arkansas deer hunters November 12, 2020
    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering a variety of options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease for free throughout the 2020-21 deer hunting season. This year, the AGFC will continue its extensive system of drop-off containers throughout the state, as well as its work with taxidermists and […]
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