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Hunters take 15,600 deer during 2021

Hunters take 15,600 deer during 2021

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

The final number of deer taken in Vermont’s 2021 hunting seasons will not be available for a few more weeks, but final tally is expected to be around 15,600 deer. Those deer will provide approximately 3.1 million servings of local, nutritious venison. The buck harvest will be close to 9,000, which will be down slightly from 2020 (9,255) but n... READ MORE

Keep hunter safety in the forefront

Keep hunter safety in the forefront

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Heading into the most active time of Alabama’s hunting seasons, Marisa Futral wants to make sure hunters don’t take one thing for granted – hunter safety. Futral, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division Hunter Safety Coordinator, said January is the time when most people head to the woods to pursue deer, ducks... READ MORE

Firearm season preliminary harvest drops to 71,675 deer

Firearm season preliminary harvest drops to 71,675 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters took a preliminary total of 71,675 deer during the seven-day 2021 Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Dec. 5. Hunters harvested a final total of 77,160 deer during the firearm season in 2020. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the 2021 firearm season Dec. 2 to 5 was 21,375, compared with 29,432 during the second seaso... READ MORE

Deer, turkey hunting season dates set for 2022-23

Deer, turkey hunting season dates set for 2022-23

By Missouri Department of Conservation

During its December open meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for upcoming turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. Details will be available online and in related hunting booklets closer to the seasons. Dates include 2022 Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting: Spring Youth... READ MORE

Dry fall should have negligible effect on herd

Dry fall should have negligible effect on herd

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photos: Haynes Riddle bagged a trophy 10 points that was 5 years old, while fellow hunters Chase Parker took a 7-year-old 8-point with a 20-inch spread, and Jamie McCay harvested an 8-point with 20-inch main beams, all at Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area. A dry fall may be a bane for waterfowl hunters in the South, but the impact on Alabama&r... READ MORE

Extra gun weekend delivers extra deer harvest

Extra gun weekend delivers extra deer harvest

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters harvested 9,392 deer during the extra weekend of gun hunting Dec. 18 and Dec. 19. Over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 12,734 deer during the same two-day period. The top 10 counties for deer taken during the 2021 two-day deer gun season include Coshocton (307), Tuscarawas (287), Licking (256), Guernsey (236), Ashta... READ MORE

14,896 deer harvested during antlerless season

14,896 deer harvested during antlerless season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that Missouri deer hunters harvested 14,896 deer during the antlerless portion of the firearms deer season Dec. 4-12. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 467 deer harvested, Pike with 376, and Morgan with 354. Last year’s antlerless-portion harvest total was 15,620. The antlerless portion was extended from three day... READ MORE

Hunters check 70,413 deer during the weeklong gun season

Hunters check 70,413 deer during the weeklong gun season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters harvested 70,413 deer during the 2021 deer gun week that concluded Dec. 5. Over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 65,280 deer during the same weeklong period, which marks an 8% increase in 2021. Deer gun season is open again Dec. 18-19. During the deer gun week, hunters harvested 25,263 bucks (36% of deer taken), 36,096 do... READ MORE

CWD positive deer found in Weakley County

CWD positive deer found in Weakley County

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

A deer harvested in Weakley County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The CWD-positive deer changes Weakley County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county. Deer carcass transportation and wildlife feeding restrictions have been in effect since the county be... READ MORE

Temporary rule banning farmed deer movement rescinded

Temporary rule banning farmed deer movement rescinded

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

An emergency rule temporarily prohibiting the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota will be rescinded as of Dec. 6. The temporary rule, in effect since Oct. 11, is one tool the DNR has used to reduce spread of CWD and protect the health of Minnesota’s wild deer. The Oct. 11 rule was in response to the ... READ MORE

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