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Entries for November 2020

Archery, youth season harvests totaled

Archery, youth season harvests totaled

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s 2020 white-tailed deer archery hunting season has proven to be bountiful for many Buckeye State hunters, with 74,892 deer taken through Nov. 25. This is an 11% increase from the average harvest total from the same date during the past three seasons, which is 67,318. The top 10 counties for deer taken by archery hunters so far during Oh... READ MORE

Archery and youth harvests see increases

Archery and youth harvests see increases

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 14-24. Of the 176,604 deer harvested, 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with 3,496 deer harvested, Franklin with 3,409, and Texas with 3,374.In 2019 hunters checked 179,... READ MORE

47,147 deer taken on firearms opening weekend

47,147 deer taken on firearms opening weekend

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 47,147 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 20-22 compared with 50,173 deer taken during the first firearm weekend in 2019. Illinois’ seven-day Firearm Deer Season concludes Dec. 3-6. Other deer hunting opportunities in the weeks ahead include Muzzleloader... READ MORE

Archers take 53,922 deer through Nov. 8

Archers take 53,922 deer through Nov. 8

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery hunters have taken 53,922 white-tailed deer through Nov. 8. The state’s archery season opened in September, and bow hunters are taking advantage of excellent hunting conditions and weather. The deer-archery season is open until Feb. 7, 2021. The top 10 counties for deer taken by archery hunters so far in... READ MORE

Online deer harvest reporting now available

Online deer harvest reporting now available

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

An online harvest reporting option is now available to hunters to report their deer. The online reporting option was initiated to prevent and slow the spread of the COVID virus. Big game reporting stations and game wardens are still available for in-person reporting of bear and deer. Proper safety precautions are a must, including proper social dis... READ MORE

Nov. 14 firearm deer opener brings plenty of opportunities

Nov. 14 firearm deer opener brings plenty of opportunities

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

During firearm deer season Nov. 14-22, hunters can expect good deer and deer populations. Buck age structure is at or near all-time highs, with 50% of mule deer and 40% of whitetails aged 3 or older during the 2019 firearm season. Many units have increased or expanded antlerless opportunity since both whitetail and mule deer populations are above ... READ MORE

Archers have record success at Camp Ripley hunt

Archers have record success at Camp Ripley hunt

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Archery hunters who participated in the Camp Ripley hunts near Little Falls harvested 310 deer and had a record success rate Oct. 15 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer. During the 2019 hunts, 2,137 hunters harvested 278 deer. In 2020, hunters harvested at least 25 large, antlered bucks (great... READ MORE

Reminder: Hunter orange is mandatory

Reminder: Hunter orange is mandatory

By Missouri Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is reminding hunters not to forget their hunter orange before heading out for opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 14-24. Hunters must wear a hunter orange hat and a hunter orange vest, shirt or coat. The color must be visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not satisfy this rule. Hunting incidents rem... READ MORE

Free lifetime park permits available for disabled veterans

Free lifetime park permits available for disabled veterans

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Resident Nebraska disabled veterans now may apply for a lifetime vehicle park entry permit at no charge. Following passage of LB 770 by the Legislature, a permit will be issued if the veteran was discharged or separated with a characterization of honorable or general; and has been deemed 50 percent or more disabled as a result of military service o... READ MORE

Deer firearms season begins Nov. 14

Deer firearms season begins Nov. 14

By Indiana Department of Natural Resource

The deer firearms license allows a hunter to take only one buck during Indiana’s deer firearms season which runs Nov. 14-29. Hunters can introduce the next generation to hunting on free youth hunting days Nov. 28-29. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age, and the adult must possess a valid hunting license. Hu... READ MORE

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