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Wisconsin DNR Conducting Aerial Deer Surveys
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Department of Natural Resources biologists will conduct an aerial deer count over parts of the chronic wasting disease Management Zone (CWD-MZ) of southern Wisconsin during December and January, weather permitting.
Agency staff will use a helicopter and airplanes to help estimate the number of deer in the entire CWD-MZ.
South Carolina Hunters Seeking New Buck Regulations
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
South Carolina deer hunters are asking for changes to the state’s deer management approach based on public opinion data gathered by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Much of the discussion among hunters is related to concern over the unregulated harvest of antlered bucks, and an estimated 25 percent decline in the State’s deer population over the last 10 years according to DNR biologists. Currently there is no enforceable limit on the number of bucks a hunter can take during the season.
Major Changes Coming In Utah Deer Management
Monday, December 20, 2010
In 2011, Utah's general buck deer hunt will run very much like it did in 2010. There is one big change, though—the rifle buck deer hunt will run for nine days.
While the changes for 2011 are relatively small, the changes for 2012 are huge. Starting in 2012, general deer hunting will happen within smaller hunting areas called units.
Non-Resident Application Period Begins In Wyoming
Saturday, December 18, 2010
A number of application periods begin on Jan. 1. The nonresident application period for elk is the month of January, and Jan. 1-Mar. 15 is when nonresidents must apply for deer and antelope. Applications for the drawings for both resident and nonresident moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses are accepted during the months of January and February.
Another North Dakota Deer Tests Positive For CWD
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A mule deer taken in November during the deer gun season from unit 3F2 is the second deer in North Dakota to test positive for chronic wasting disease. The first was a mule deer taken during the hunting season in 2009, also from unit 3F2.
Idaho Fish & Game Conducting Aerial Surveys
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In Idaho's Upper Snake Region, the majority of big game seasons are over by the start of December so Fish and Game will now begin to use hired aircraft for wildlife management work, taking care to avoid areas where hunts may still be open.
Ohio Gun Deer Opener Harvest Totals Up 12.5%
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Ohio hunters had near ideal weather for the opening day of deer-gun season. Hunters took 37,805 white-tailed deer on Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, December 5, and then reopens for two days on Saturday and Sunday, December 18-19.
Nebraska Gun Deer Harvest Sets Record
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Nebraska’s November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The 2010 November firearm deer harvest was 63,300, compared to 53,767 in 2009.
Kansas Gun Deer Season Opens December 1
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The 2010 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 12, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state's favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected.
Pennsylvania Continues Testing For CWD
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, joined by veterinarians and laboratory technicians from the Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of Agriculture, will continue its efforts, starting Nov. 30, to sample thousands of hunter-killed deer in order to assess whether there are any known cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Commonwealth.