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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

9,515 deer harvested in youth season

9,515 deer harvested in youth season

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The two-day special youth hunting season concluded with 9,515 deer harvested on Nov. 19 and 20, according to the (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Each fall, hunters 17 and younger take to the woods with a nonhunting adult for a special weekend of deer gun hunting. “Sharing a love and appreciation for Ohio’s wildlife with the next generation... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 2,881 deer in late season

Young hunters harvest 2,881 deer in late season

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Young hunters ages 6 to 15 harvested 2,881 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2022 deer hunting season, Nov. 25-27. Of the 2,881 deer harvested, 1,302 were antlered bucks, 322 were button bucks, and 1,257 were does. Top counties for the late youth portion were Lincoln with 82 deer harvested, Franklin with 65, and Osage with 52. ... READ MORE

52,000 deer taken in first firearm season weekend

52,000 deer taken in first firearm season weekend

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the firearm deer season Nov. 18-20. Hunters took 48,964 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2021. Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season concludes Dec. 1-4. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include muzzleloader-only deer seas... READ MORE

ADCNR, Buckmasters Share-the-Hunt kicks off Nov. 19

ADCNR, Buckmasters Share-the-Hunt kicks off Nov. 19

By David Rainer | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Alabama deer hunters 19 and older can Share the Hunt and possibly win a hunt with Jackie Bushman. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division is teaming with Buckmasters on an outreach program to promote hunting across social media platforms. The Share the Hunt ... READ MORE

Mandatory CWD testing dates set for Lauderdale, Colbert counties

Mandatory CWD testing dates set for Lauderdale, Colbert counties

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Under Alabama’s Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone Regulation (220-2-.167), all deer harvested in the High-Risk Zone and the Buffer Zone of the state’s CWD Management Zone (CMZ) must be submitted for CWD testing during specific weekends of the 2022-2023 white-tailed deer season. The mandatory sampling weekends in the High-Ris... READ MORE

93,355 deer harvested during firearms opener

93,355 deer harvested during firearms opener

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data indicates deer hunters in Missouri harvested 93,355 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 93,355 deer harvested, 55,267 were antlered bucks, 7,250 were button bucks, and 30,838 were does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,015 deer harvested, Te... READ MORE

Early season harvest increases 24% over 2021

Early season harvest increases 24% over 2021

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Early muzzleloader and archery harvests increased 24% over last year’s harvest with hunters taking 20,220 deer during the early portion of the 2022 archery and muzzleloader seasons. Last year’s official harvest was 16,314 deer for the same period. The early season rebound was largely attributed to improved weather for hunting and increased hunter e... READ MORE

Youth hunters take 9,153 deer in two-day hunt

Youth hunters take 9,153 deer in two-day hunt

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Online harvest totals show hunters aged 6 to 15 checked 9,153 deer during last weekend’s annual youth modern gun deer hunt. The first youth weekend typically results in a harvest between 8,000 and 11,000 deer statewide, according to. Ralph Meeker, deer program coordinator. “This year’s harvest falls right in line with those h... READ MORE

Archery hunters check 48,583 deer through Nov. 6

Archery hunters check 48,583 deer through Nov. 6

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s archery hunters have taken 48,583 deer through Sunday, Nov. 6. The average bow harvest for the first seven weekends over the past three years is 54,021 deer. Through the same date in 2021, hunters checked 52,613 deer. Ohio’s top 10 counties for archery harvest through Nov. 6, are Coshocton (1,923), Tuscarawas (1,602), Ashtabula (... READ MORE

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