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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

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

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