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Temporary rule banning farmed deer movement rescinded

Temporary rule banning farmed deer movement rescinded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rule temporarily prohibiting the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota will be rescinded as of Dec. 6.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

Hunters register 175,667 deer in 9-day deer gun hunt

Hunters register 175,667 deer in 9-day deer gun hunt

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Preliminary figures show hunters registered 175,667 deer during the 2021 nine-day gun deer hunt, including 84,952 antlered and 90,715 antlerless deer. Since archery seasons opened Sept. 18, hunters have registered 270,046 deer statewide, showing the growing influence of earlier seasons on cumulative harvest. Compared to 2020, the total firearm deer... READ MORE

CWD positive deer found in Gibson, McNairy Counties; Carroll County high-risk

CWD positive deer found in Gibson, McNairy Counties; Carroll County high-risk

By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Gibson and McNairy County are now positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) after confirmation through multiple tests from hunter harvested deer. These results change the CWD status of both counties from high-risk to positive and make Carroll County high-risk because of the proximity to the new positive deer.  As a result, carcass trans... READ MORE

187,967 deer taken in firearms season; 3,477 deer taken in late youth portion

187,967 deer taken in firearms season; 3,477 deer taken in late youth portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 187,967 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 13-23. Of the 187,967 deer harvested, 101,501 were antlered bucks, 16,435 were button bucks, and 70,031 were does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,144 deer harvested, Texas with 4,050, and Howell with 3,244. In ... READ MORE

Organizations advise testing deer for CWD before consuming

Organizations advise testing deer for CWD before consuming

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Hunters are encouraged to get their deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) before consuming venison. As a precaution, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommend the public only consume venison from deer in which CWD is not detected. Because infected deer can look hea... READ MORE

694 turkeys harvested, a 21% drop for fall turkey season

694 turkeys harvested, a 21% drop for fall turkey season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio hunters checked 694 wild turkeys during the 2021 fall hunting season The 2021 fall season was open in 70 counties from Saturday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 28. The top 10 counties for wild turkeys taken during the fall 2021 hunting season include: Highland (29), Trumbull (29), Columbiana (27), Ashtabula (25), Stark (25), Coshocton (22), Tuscarawas... READ MORE

Youth hunters take 7,634 deer in 2-day season

Youth hunters take 7,634 deer in 2-day season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s young hunters harvested 7,634 deer during the two-day youth gun season Nov. 20-21. The weekend season was open to all hunters aged 17 and under who were also accompanied by a nonhunting adult. The top 10 counties for deer taken during Ohio’s youth season include Tuscarawas (322); Coshocton (307); Holmes (250); Knox (228); Guernse... READ MORE

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