Hunting News

New hunters encouraged to attend Novice Weekend

New hunters encouraged to attend Novice Weekend

By Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Hunters embarking on their first deer season are encouraged to take advantage of Vermont’s second annual novice weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24. Novice weekend is designed to give teenagers and adults who are new to hunting a chance at the same mentored experience that many younger hunters receive during Vermont’s conc... READ MORE

Significant hemorrhagic outbreak in deer in western South Dakota

Significant hemorrhagic outbreak in deer in western South Dakota

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Game, Fish and Parks has removed additional unsold antlerless deer licenses from some hunting units in western South Dakota due to a fatal hemorrhagic disease outbreak. The department is also encouraging all West River deer hunters to inquire with local landowners and wildlife conservation officers on local conditions, to decide if they should ret... READ MORE

Firearms deer season opens Oct. 16

Firearms deer season opens Oct. 16

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Hunters look forward to the opening day of deer firearms season much like a kid eagerly awaits Christmas morning. The wait is almost over because the Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 16 and continues through Jan. 9, 2022, statewide. “With some awesome bucks already taken in archery season, I think we are in for an excellent firea... READ MORE

Youth deer hunt set October 23-24

Youth deer hunt set October 23-24

By New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Youth deer weekend October 23-24 is a special weekend to give young people age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. Accompanying adults must be licensed hunters and are not permitted to carry a firearm so they can concentrate time and attention on c... READ MORE

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 9

Fall turkey season opens Oct. 9

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Fall wild turkey season begins Saturday, Oct. 9 in 70 Ohio counties. Both hens and gobblers are legal game. The season limit is one wild turkey per hunter. “Fall turkey hunting brings new challenges because the birds exhibit different behaviors than in the spring, but can still be quite vocal,” said wild turkey biologist Mark Wiley. &ld... READ MORE

Six deer test positive for EHD in southern Michigan

Six deer test positive for EHD in southern Michigan

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Disease Laboratory and the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have confirmed that six free-ranging, white-tailed deer from four counties have died from epizootic hemorrhagic disease. EHD cases were identified in Oakland County (3), Macomb County (1), St. Clair County (1) and Shia... READ MORE

Two deer farms receive deer from CWD-positive farm

Two deer farms receive deer from CWD-positive farm

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In late September, the Department of Natural Resources learned deer farms in Minnesota were among those that received deer from a Wisconsin farm where chronic wasting disease (CWD) was discovered in August 2021. According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the farm where CWD was detected sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states ... READ MORE

Wolf season statewide quota set

Wolf season statewide quota set

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wolf harvest quota licenses go on sale Oct. 25, and the fall 2021 wolf season statewide quota has been set at 130 wolves. The DNR is authorized by state statute and department rules to make the final decision on the quota for the Fall 2021 wolf harvest. In determining the quota, the department considered the best available information and scienti... READ MORE

Drivers, steer clear: The rut has arrived

Drivers, steer clear: The rut has arrived

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

As the days grow shorter, temperatures drop and leaves change color, motorists are reminded to stay alert, slow down and don’t veer for deer. Autumn is accompanied by the rut in Illinois, and deer become especially active, mainly at dawn and dusk from October through December. In 2020, 13,787 motor vehicle crashes involved deer in Illinois. ... READ MORE

Hunters advised to submit deer for CWD testing

Hunters advised to submit deer for CWD testing

By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Addressing conservation challenges such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), requires active involvement of those with a passion for the state’s rich natural resources. A primary goal of CWD response and management is to determine the extent and prevalence of the disease. MDWFP is asking hunters to aid in this effort by submitting deer for testi... READ MORE

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