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Record Year For Big Bucks In Mississippi
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A record number of trophy sized bucks were taken in Mississippi this season. Wildlife officials believe this bumper crop of giants is due to a warm spring & good management practices.
Ohio Deer Harvest Down 8% From Last Season
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife announced that 219,698 deer were taken during Ohio's 2011-12 hunting season, compared to 239,379 in the 2010-11 season
Texas Considers Expanding Deer Hunting Opportunities
Monday, February 6, 2012
TPWD staff recommended an open season for deer in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties during a presentation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee.
Hunter Exposed To Rabies While Field Dressing Deer
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that a Lancaster County hunter has undergone post-exposure rabies shots after harvesting and field dressing a deer on Jan. 20, in Valley Township, Chester County, that ultimately tested positive for rabies.
Illinois 2011 Deer Harvest Down Slightly From 2010
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 181,411 deer during all 2011-12 seasons. Illinois deer seasons closed last weekend as hunters concluded the Archery Deer Season and the last segments of the Late-Winter and Special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons on Jan. 15.
Wisconsin DNR Takes Over Grey Wolf Management
Friday, January 27, 2012
In Wisconsin, the state Department of Natural Resources will manage the wolf population outside of tribal reservation lands. DNR officials said areas where wolves have attacked domestic animals will be addressed immediately.
CWD Found In Missouri Deer For The First Time
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Missouri Department of Conservation received two positive test results for Chronic Wasting Disease from 1,077 tissue samples taken from free-ranging deer harvested by hunters in north-central Missouri during the 2011 fall firearms deer season.
Minnesota Planning For Possible 2012 Wolf Season
Friday, January 20, 2012
Minnesota wildlife officials have begun to plan for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season in late 2012. This action follows last month’s announcement that wolves will return to state management Jan. 27 following roughly 35 years of federal protection.
Missouri Gun Deer Harvest Up 3% From Last Season
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 2,193 deer during the late youth hunt Jan. 7 and 8, bringing the total harvest for the 2011-2012 firearms deer season to 238,921 compared to last year’s total of 231,513