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2022-23 deer harvest setting record pace

2022-23 deer harvest setting record pace

By Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Deer hunters are on track to rack up an all-time record harvest for the 2022-23 seasons, based on raw numbers submitted to the online E-check system as reported during the Jan. 3 meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Chief of Wildlife Bill Dinkines of the Department of Wildlife Conservation said preliminary numbers show 128,786 ... READ MORE

8,599 deer harvested in alternative methods season

8,599 deer harvested in alternative methods season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 8,599 deer during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season Dec. 24  to Jan. 3. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 200 deer harvested, Harrison with 186, and Macon with 162. The harvest total for last year’s alternative methods portion was 10,038. For c... READ MORE

Gun hunters check 15,163 deer during extra weekend

Gun hunters check 15,163 deer during extra weekend

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Hunters checked 15,163 deer during the extra weekend of deer gun hunting Dec. 17 and 18. In the same two-day period over the last three years, hunters checked an average of 12,944 deer. Hunters took 9,619 deer on the same weekend in 2021. Deer hunting occurs in all 88 Ohio counties, although the eastern counties typically record the highest harvest... READ MORE

Hunters can find CWD test results online

Hunters can find CWD test results online

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Hunters can check the Department of Natural Resources website for chronic wasting disease test results on the deer they’ve harvested. The site also shows statewide CWD test results, including locations of deer that tested positive, and statistics. Any additional deer harvested during Minnesota deer seasons that test positive for CWD will be r... READ MORE

Firearm season harvest totals 76,854 deer

Firearm season harvest totals 76,854 deer

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 76,854 deer during the seven-day 2022 Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Dec. 4, an increase over the 2021 season total of 70,411 deer. The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the 2022 firearm season Dec. 1-4 was 24,500, compared with 21,477 during the second season in 2021. The pr... READ MORE

16,032 deer harvested during antlerless portion

16,032 deer harvested during antlerless portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 16,032 deer during the antlerless portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 3-11. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 451 deer harvested, Pike with 412, and Macon with 348. Last year’s antlerless-portion harvest total was 15,019. The archery season runs through Jan. 15, 2023. ... READ MORE

One good turn . . . deserves a deer

One good turn . . . deserves a deer

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Reporting from Southwest Ohio – Wildlife District Five, State Wildlife Officer Gus Kiebel, assigned to Adams County, responded to a call from a deer hunter who lost the bottom portion of his treestand. The hunter was stranded in the tree on the seat platform. Officer Kiebel responded and got the standing portion of the stand back to the hunter. A... READ MORE

Intensive 5-year mule deer monitoring project launched

Intensive 5-year mule deer monitoring project launched

By Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Although biologists at Game and Fish Department know a significant amount of information about mule deer and what impacts their overall success, it’s not enough. From decades of research and data collection, biologists aware weather, habitat and chronic wasting disease affect Wyoming’s mule deer populations. But in the last 30 years, m... READ MORE

November firearm deer harvest down 9%

November firearm deer harvest down 9%

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Preliminary Nebraska deer check-in numbers indicate the 2022 statewide harvest is down 9% compared to the 2021 November firearm season. During the Nov. 12-20 nine-day season, 33,866 deer were harvested, compared to 37,053 in 2021. While the overall statewide trend was down compared to previous years, regions of the state varied. Deer harvest in sou... READ MORE

Harvest total shows 15% increase with fewer hunters

Harvest total shows 15% increase with fewer hunters

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary deer harvest numbers show 103,623 deer were registered statewide during the opening weekend of the 2022 gun deer hunt, compared to the 90,023 registered for the same period in 2021. This is a 15.1% increase over 2021 and is on par with the average opening weekend harvest. A total of 56,638 bucks were registered on opening weekend, compa... READ MORE

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