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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

50,300 deer harvested in first weekend of firearm season

50,300 deer harvested in first weekend of firearm season

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 50,300 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season between Nov. 19-21. Comparatively, hunters took 47,147 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2020. Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season concludes Dec. 2-5. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead inc... READ MORE

CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas

CWD-positive deer found in south Arkansas

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. This is the first case of CWD in Union County. It is unknown where the source of this infection occurred, as it is more than 120 miles from the nearest previous positive case (Issaquena County, Mississippi) and more than 200 miles from the ne... READ MORE

Hunters check 21,754 deer on opening day

Hunters check 21,754 deer on opening day

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters checked 21,754 deer during the opening day of the 2021 gun hunting season Nov. 29. During the past three years, hunters took an average of 13,349 deer on opening day. Ohio’s gun season is open until Dec. 5, and again for two days, Dec. 18 and 19. Ohio’s weather for this year’s opening day was perfect for deer hunting... READ MORE

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