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Youth deer hunting day is Oct. 24

Youth deer hunting day is Oct. 24

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

On Oct. 24 youth will head into the woods with their moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends to create lifelong memories and further their appreciation for Maine's natural resources. Adults accompanying a youth to hunt are advised to visit the hunting spot together before the hunt to prepare for the big day. Always make sure youth hunte... READ MORE

New health, safety procedures for state site deer hunters

New health, safety procedures for state site deer hunters

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A number of changes have been made for 2020-2021 deer hunting seasons procedures at state sites. The changes in health and safety protocols are in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and intended to provide greater protection to hunters and site staff. Hunters should follow Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, including wearing masks... READ MORE

CWD sampling continues as archery deer season opens

CWD sampling continues as archery deer season opens

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is encouraging hunters to utilize the self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations located throughout the state as part of its increased CWD surveillance effort. As of October 15, archery deer season is open for all zones statewide. CWD is a contagious and fatal neurological disease ... READ MORE

Caution: ’Tis the season to avoid deer on the road

Caution: ’Tis the season to avoid deer on the road

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. Game and Parks has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage. During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, l... READ MORE

Whitetail hunters can seek license refunds in EHD units

Whitetail hunters can seek license refunds in EHD units

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality in western North Dakota caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, the Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail licenses in units 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Hunters who return their licenses ... READ MORE

New Stubble Access Guide lists 40,000+ acres open to public

New Stubble Access Guide lists 40,000+ acres open to public

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The new 2020-2021 Stubble Access Guide highlights more than 40,000 additional acres of wheat and milo stubble and adjacent upland habitat land open for public access hunting in western Nebraska. Wheat and milo stubble left tall after harvest provides fall and winter wildlife habitat and excellent hunting opportunities. Many stubble fields also incl... READ MORE

Brake for moose—it could save your life

Brake for moose—it could save your life

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Motorists are advised to be extra cautious while admiring the autumn foliage from Granite State roadways because moose are active and on the move. Drivers should be prepared to see and react quickly when they see moose on or near the road. While moose/vehicle collisions can happen at all times of the year, fall is a time of increased moose activity... READ MORE

Want your deer tested for CWD? Here’s how

Want your deer tested for CWD? Here’s how

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Deer check station locations, hours and days of operation are being reduced in 2020 to prevent unnecessary risk to hunters and DNR staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. CWD testing continues free of charge for all deer harvested in southern Jackson, southern Isabella and western Gratiot counties, and from the core CWD surveillance area in the Upper ... READ MORE

Youth, early antlerless seasons open through Oct. 18

Youth, early antlerless seasons open through Oct. 18

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Youth deer and early antlerless seasons are open from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18. Participating youth must have a valid youth firearms deer hunting license. Youth age 10, 11 and 12 must possess a free license. Youth age 12 and older must also have a firearms safety certificate or apprentice hunter validation. If the youth uses the tag from their youth fire... READ MORE

Firearms deer season opens Oct. 17

Firearms deer season opens Oct. 17

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia’s deer firearms season opens Oct. 17 and continues through Jan. 10, 2021 statewide. “If the forecasts hold, we are looking at a cool, clear opening day!” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist. “As much as our lives have been disrupted this year, thankfully we still have deer season to look forward to.  W... READ MORE

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