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Enclosures often pit landowners and hunters against state wildlife officials and others in a never-ending debate.

High Fence Deer Battle Reaches Attorney General’s Crosshairs

The debate has raged for years between landowners, wildlife agencies and, occasionally, the judicial and legislative branches in different states: when a landowner erects a high fence on his property and captures otherwise wild deer, or moves deer into the enclosure, are they his property or do they still belong under the purview of...

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Massive Deer Fraud Alleged in Shocking Charges

Stunning charges and allegations concerning white-tailed deer used for extensive insurance fraud have been leveled against more than 40 residents of a northeast state, one of them an alleged mob associate already facing two trials, following a lengthy investigation and grand jury proceedings. Forty-one people in Philadelphia, Pa., are alleged to be involved in...

Bowfishing

Bowfishing Championship Rookies Snag Title

John Hood, Greg Campbell and Brian Ellenburg of Georgia captured the U.S. Bowfishing Championship in the team’s first time at the event on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes in Missouri. The winners claimed $10,000 for their weight of 376 pounds of rough fish. All the fish brought in by teams during the tournament...

Washington State deer

More Antlerless Permits Available and Fees Decrease, Too

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types of permits during a public meeting April 11-12 in Olympia. The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved...

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Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Season dates for...

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Wildlife Commissions Discussing a Merger?

When state agencies start talking about merging, especially those involving wildlife and fisheries, folks tend to take notice. A Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has released a report about a merger between the state’s Fish and Boat Commission and Game Commission. The last formal discussions were about 11 years ago. Nothing is finalized or...

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I Could Have Faked my Deer Survey Answers, But Didn’t

Whack! Another deer hit by a vehicle. Deer munching flowers and gardens. Deer getting squirrelly during the breeding season and running through neighborhoods, playgrounds and around town. Deer, basically, being deer, but with a lot of humans around. It’s not a new problem. But some officials in New Jersey are trying to get some...

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Who’s Tracking These Deer and Why Are They Doing It?

Tracking devices and radio telemetry? Just what or who is keeping up with deer by using all this high-tech gadgetry and why would they be doing that? Students in an Outdoor Adventures course at Blaine High School in Minnesota are tracking animals with radio telemetry devices. They’ve been following squirrels and raccoons so far,...