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Hunters reminded to report antlerless season harvests

Hunters reminded to report antlerless season harvests

By Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hunters are reminded to report their harvests during the upcoming antlerless deer season Nov. 25-28. Mandatory reporting is required for any antlerless deer harvested during the four-day doe season, along with any antlerless deer harvested during the archery, youth only and muzzleloader seasons. Within 24 hours of harvest, hunters in the 21 countie... READ MORE

CWD sample numbers up from previous years

CWD sample numbers up from previous years

By Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Between July 1 and Nov. 12, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff collected 3,147 CWD samples, of which 1,613 were from the 2021 priority sampling areas located in northwestern, northcentral, southwestern and southcentral Montana. This is above last year’s 2,966 collected samples within that same time period. In addition, hunters have sub... READ MORE

Apply now for IRAP spring turkey hunting

Apply now for IRAP spring turkey hunting

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Applications from youth and adult turkey hunters for spring 2022 turkey hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) are now being accepted. The spring turkey permit first lottery application deadline is Dec. 1. The DNR has leased just more than 20,000 acres of private land for the spring 2022 hunting season throu... READ MORE

Hunters urged to report deer harvest online

Hunters urged to report deer harvest online

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

After a successful firearm hunt, Michigan hunters are asked to report theri 2021 deer harvest online. Reporting your deer is optional, but highly encouraged. All data collected helps the Michigan Department Natural Resources to manage the state's deer population.  When a hunter reports his or her harvest, they will be asked to give their hun... READ MORE

Archers have good success at Camp Ripley hunt

Archers have good success at Camp Ripley hunt

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Archery hunters who participated in the Camp Ripley hunt near Little Falls Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 had a strong harvest. “With the change in format to a single, three-day event we anticipated a lower harvest,” said Dr. Bill Faber, head of the Central Lakes College Natural Resources Program. “But, with the robust deer herd at Camp ... READ MORE

Bowhunters check 4,795 deer Nov. 6; total hits 66,626 deer by Nov. 14

Bowhunters check 4,795 deer Nov. 6; total hits 66,626 deer by Nov. 14

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio bowhunters checked 4,795 white-tailed deer Nov. 6, the highpoint for the Buckeye State’s archery season. In total, bowhunters across Ohio have harvested 66,626 deer as of Sunday, Nov. 14. The three-year average for deer harvested over the same eight-week period in 2018, 2019 and 2020 is 65,271. “Many hunters have found a special d... READ MORE

89,861 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

89,861 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 89,861 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 13 and 14. Of the 89,861 deer harvested, 54,415 were antlered bucks, 7,187 were button bucks, and 28,259 were does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 1,968 deer harvested, T... READ MORE

Hunters asked for deer incisor teeth, sighting survey info

Hunters asked for  deer incisor teeth, sighting survey info

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Deer hunters are being asked for their help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 13-28 regular deer season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer. Tooth envelopes are available at all deer reporting stations. “Knowing the ages of ha... READ MORE

Special landowner season sees 24% success rate

Special landowner season sees 24% success rate

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

For hunters in Nebraska’s inaugural Special Landowner Deer Season, their season is over. The $8 Special Landowner Deer Permit, of which 3,690 were sold, was valid only for the three-day season, which ended Nov. 8, and is not valid for any other deer season. According to preliminary results from the Game and Parks Commission, hunters had a 24%... READ MORE

CWD self-service sampling effort continues

CWD self-service sampling effort continues

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Alabama deer hunters are encouraged to utilize the self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations located throughout the state as part of its annual CWD surveillance effort. The archery deer season opened statewide October 15. CWD, a contagious and fatal neurological disease that affects members of the deer family, was discovered in d... READ MORE

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