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Second Positive CWD Test Has DNR Officials on Alert

A second white-tailed deer has been found to be positive for chronic wasting disease, putting state wildlife officials on more alert as they work to see if there’s a connection between the two deer. Here is the press release about the latest situation: The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development...

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Two Busted For Alleged Deer Poaching in Closed Season

Vermont state game wardens charged two Northeast Kingdom men recently for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April in the Stannard area. On June 22, game wardens, assisted by officers from the Hardwick Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro and based on evidence gathered...

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Ten Test Positive for CWD; Officials Say Risk Small for Wild Deer

A total of 640 deer were tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014-2015 seasons, and 10 of those were confirmed positive. Samples were obtained from deer killed by hunters in southcentral and southwest parts of Kansas and from sick and/or suspect deer observed in the eastern, northcentral and northwest parts of the...

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Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Escaped Deer, Possibly with CWD, Has Conservation Officials Scrambling

Wildlife officials are scrambling to locate deer that escaped from a fenced captive deer facility after tests showed positive results for chronic wasting disease in deer inside the farm. Wisconsin DNR officials are asking residents in two communities to report any sightings of the ear-tagged deer and their location. CWD was detected in June...

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Deer Make Themselves at Home But DNR Says Shoo

  Seeing deer in your yard isn’t uncommon in some areas where population numbers are too high and deer decide that flower beds and yards are too nice to pass up. But a West Virginia man caught the attention of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police when two officers spied a deer...

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Add a Doe or Two to Your Freezer This Season

Applying early boosts chances for hunters seeking antlerless tags and adding some more deer meat to your freezer this hunting season. Pennsylvania deer hunters who want to better their chances of obtaining an antlerless license will want to send in applications during the first round of sales set to kick off on Monday, July...

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Legislative Update: See What’s Happening with Hunting in These States

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Connecticut H 6034 Introduced: 01/21/2015 Sponsor: Joint Committee on Environment Issue Brief:...

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Poaching, Posting on Social Media is a Terribly Stupid Idea

It happens every day. Every. Single. Day. Someone does something stupid, horrible or criminal, posts on social media about it or posts actual photos or video of the event happening and then they get caught. Sometimes they take it another step and say “That wasn’t supposed to be public, it’s on my private social...

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Did You Know: Rise of the Female Hunter

One of the great things about hunting is it’s not just for one group of people. Hunting offers something for men, women and children of all ages and races. We even can choose from a variety of ways to hunt. Want to use a bow or gun? Have at it. Crossbow? Plenty to choose...