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Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

Hunters check 12,141 deer during muzzleloader season

By Ohio, deer, muzzleloader, season

Hunters completed the 2022 muzzleloader season with 12,141 deer checked from Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 11. Over the past three years, an average of 11,501 deer were taken with a muzzleloader during the same four-day period. Top 10 counties for deer harvested during the 2022 muzzleloader season include Coshocton (467), Tuscarawas (455), Guernsey (386)... READ MORE

Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

Alabama hunters urged not to overreact to CWD news

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: In the initial stages, deer infected with CWD may appear normal. - Photo courtesy Kansas DWP. Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, urges all hunters and concerned citizens not to over... READ MORE

Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change

Georgia, Florida alert hunters to Alabama CWD status change

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

When the Alabama Department of Conservation and Wildlife Resources announced Jan. 7, 2022, that Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in a sample collected from a harvested deer in Alabama, a first for the state, its border states of Georgia and Florida alerted hunters. CWD has not been detected in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgi... READ MORE

Turkey draw hunts applications open Jan. 15

Turkey draw hunts applications  open Jan. 15

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

Applications for 2022 turkey draw hunts at participating WMAs will be open from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. To apply for a WMA draw here. Nonresident hunters are now required to obtain a special, no-cost Public Land Endorsement when hunting any open public lands between March 15 and March 18. The new endorsement will be allotted via a special drawing... READ MORE

CWD detected in Lauderdale County, first in state

CWD detected in Lauderdale County, first in state

By Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

A sample recently collected from a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in west-central Lauderdale County has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in Alabama’s deer herd. "CWD was first detected in Tennessee and Mississippi in 2018 and has been moving slowly toward Alabama," said Chri... READ MORE

Final weekend of firearms season reopens Jan. 7

Final weekend of firearms season reopens Jan. 7

By Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Final weekend of the January firearm deer season, the state’s most popular hunt, season opens Jan. 7 in Deer Management Region B. Region B includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 7-8 ... READ MORE

9,965 deer taken in alternative methods portion

9,965 deer taken in alternative methods portion

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows that deer hunters harvested 9,965 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 25 through Jan. 4. Top harvest counties were Osage with 223 deer harvested, Franklin with 211, and Callaway with 201. The harvest total for last year’s alternative-methods portion was 14,623. Archery deer sea... READ MORE

CWD found in Randolph County

CWD found in Randolph County

By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Game and Fish commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Randolph County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer was harvested just south of the Missouri border during the Arkansas modern gun deer hunt. A CWD sample was collected by a participating taxidermist the hunter used for the buck. That sam... READ MORE

Hunters, anglers advised to wear PDFs during cold water excursions

Hunters, anglers advised to wear PDFs during cold water excursions

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: Those who use kayaks to hunt and fish should don their life jackets before entering the water.With Alabama’s abundant waterways, hunters sometimes can only access their hunting land via some type of boat or vessel. That goes not only for waterfowl hunters but for deer and small game as well. When the weather is cold and the water tempe... READ MORE

Report wild turkey sightings now through March 31

Report wild turkey sightings now through March 31

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

New Hampshire residents are asked to participate in the 2022 Winter Turkey Flock Survey and report their wild turkey sightings this winter. The survey opened on January 1 and runs through March 31. Information about the status of wintering wild turkeys is very important because severe weather and limited natural food supplies can present serious ch... READ MORE

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