conservation

Montana deer

Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According to the Montana...

Delaware deer

Northeast Governor Does Something Totally Unexpected for Hunting

Due to politics and the tug of war between the two major parties, the Northeast portion of the United States often gets everything lumped into one giant pot of stereotyping and rhetorical mess. That covers everything from whatever’s on the hardcore political agenda about schools, roads and such to even the wildlife arena. Fairly...

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Tenth Great Season for Deer & Deer Hunting TV!

The 10th season of Deer & Deer Hunting TV premieres on NBC Sports and promises to be the best season yet with even more information that deer hunters need to find success in the field. Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Since the series premiered nine seasons ago, Deer...

Bara

Deer Biologist Honored for Years of Service

Retired South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Mark O. Bara of Georgetown County has been awarded the Deer Management Career Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to White-Tailed Deer Management in the Southeastern United States. Bara received the award during this year’s Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting held in February at the University of...

Florida Panhandle Buck

Antler Restrictions Part of New Deer Management Units

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee today, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days. These changes...

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Deer Feeding Ending, But Was It a Success?

The worst winter in more than a century, still lingering well into spring, has affected white-tailed deer and wildlife to the point that a hotly-debated supplemental feeding program was attempted to provide the animals some relief. The question is, will about $200,000 spent on the supplemental food distributed by volunteers help the deer or...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Interactive Habitat Workshop Can Benefit Deer, Wildlife

One of the best ways to help your wildlife is by providing the best habitat possible on your property, with prescribed burns, elimination of exotic or invasive species, and cultivation or nurturing of native species beneficial to deer, songbirds and other wildlife. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management...

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Another City Considers Ineffective ‘Birth Control’ for Deer

You’d think that taxpayers eventually would get fed up with civic leaders throwing away money on ineffective wildlife management, but they apparently don’t care or don’t realize that what’s going on is a waste of time. Yet another community is considering the use of contraceptive drugs and the time-consuming effort to give these to...

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Wildlife Agency Gets New Law Enforcement Chief

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Jon Evans to the rank of colonel and chief of the agency’s Division of Law Enforcement. His predecessor, Dale Caveny, retired Feb. 28, after 29 years of service. Evans will supervise a statewide team of 209 wildlife officers who enforce conservation and boating laws, and fish and...