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Ohio Deer Harvest Declines After Record 09-10 Season
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A total of 239,260 deer were killed during Ohio's 2010-11 hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. This season's total was below the record 2009-10 total of 261,260.
Chronic Wasting Disease Cases Increasing In Nebraska
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Nebraska is experiencing an increase in the number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), as well as a wider distribution, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. There were a record 51 positives in 2010.
Wolf Predation Reports Increasing In Wisconsin
Monday, February 28, 2011
An increase in wolf depredations to livestock in 2010 supports a Department of Natural Resources request to the U.S. Department of the Interior for delisting of the gray wolf in Wisconsin, say DNR officials.
Maryland Confirms First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received laboratory confirmation on February 10, 2011 that a white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the first confirmed case of CWD in Maryland. A hunter in Allegany County reported taking the deer on November 27, 2010 in Green Ridge State Forest. Maryland joins 20 other states and Canadian provinces with CWD documented in deer, elk or moose.
Indiana Sets Whitetail Harvest Record
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Indiana hunters established a record for the third straight year by reporting an overall harvest of 134,004 deer taken during the 2010 seasons.
Reports submitted from 461 check stations across Indiana topped the 2009 total by 1,252 deer, a 1 percent increase, and bettered the 2008 total by more than 4,200 deer.
Maryland Deer Harvest Numbers Released
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Maryland deer hunters harvested a total of 98,663 deer during the 2010-2011 bow, muzzleloader and firearm seasons combined. This figure is down just 2 percent from last year’s record harvest of 100,663 deer. The antlered harvest declined 1 percent to 33,341 deer this year, while the antlerless harvest decreased 2 percent to 65,322 deer. The harvest totals include 2,780 sika deer; a 17 percent increase over last year’s total for this species.
Elk Bound For Missouri Pass Initial Health Tests
Friday, February 11, 2011
Elk earmarked to form the nucleus of a restored herd in southeastern Missouri have passed one of several health tests necessary before coming to their new home.
A veterinary health workup of elk Jan. 25 marked the start of a 90-day quarantine period to ensure the animals’ health. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) worked with the Missouri State Veterinarian and the Missouri Department of Agriculture to develop the elk health protocols, which are more stringent than any that apply to livestock brought into Missouri.
Record Breaking Whitetail Harvest In Nebraska
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Nebraska deer hunters produced a big year in 2010, setting records for overall and antlerless whitetail harvest, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The total deer harvest during the 2010 season was 88,034 (77,028 whitetails and 10,709 mule deer). While a record 37,967 whitetail bucks were killed, a record 39,198 antlerless whitetails also were killed – marking the first time the antlerless whitetail harvest surpassed whitetail buck harvest.
Minnesota DNR Enacts CWD Deer Strategy
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is taking the next steps in implementing its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) incident response plan. They include inviting landowners to participate in a deer sampling process, and putting in place a deer feeding ban.
Federal laboratory confirms CWD diagnosis In Minnesota Deer
Monday, January 31, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation from a national laboratory on Jan. 25 verifying that the sample from a southeastern Minnesota white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).