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Major Changes in Store for Deer Hunters, Seasons

Major changes for deer hunters include increased extra antlerless tags, a new youth antlerless hunt, more controlled season hunt tags and new muzzleloader hunting dates, all of which sound positive for hunters. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2014 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf as...

michigan deer

Deer Management Assistance Plan Gets Started

Michigan’s new Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program, known as Deer PLAN, will begin taking applications April 1. The Deer PLAN, funded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fish and Game Fund, is designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. “There are two primary goals applicants should...

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How Stupid Were These Poachers to Do What They Did?

Ever watch a television police drama and see the criminal do something that makes you think, “Duh, that wasn’t too smart. You’ll probably get caught for that mistake.” Yep, everyone makes mistakes. Ultimately, the stupid mistakes eventually catch up with you, as in the case of some poachers investigated and convicted for multiple violations...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Where Has This Fatal Disease to Deer Been Found Now?

A deer killed during the 2013 season has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, which is fatal to deer and is now found in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation Feb. 28 that a second white-tailed deer killed in Maryland tested positive for...

North Dakota Mule Deer

What Would You Tell These Wildlife Agency Officials?

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department advisory board meeting in their area. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel. The governor appoints eight Game and...

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More Than Half of Licensed Hunters Successful, But is That OK?

If slightly more than half of hunters had a success rate for a deer season, would you consider that to be good or bad? That’s what one state’s wildlife officials will be reviewing, along with other regulation proposals, to present to the public later this spring. North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 28,600 deer...

Vermont

Public Hearings to Reveal Deer Season Totals, Plans

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer and moose herds should plan on attending one of three public hearings. The meetings are scheduled for March 25 in Springfield, March 26 in Orleans and March 27 in Middlebury. Two more hearings will be held in central and southwestern Vermont in May. The hearings...

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Lost and Alone? Online Map May Help You Out

Lost in the woods and, fortunately, you have a signal on your smart phone? Looking for a public hunting area or shooting range? Maybe you just want to go hike a trail to stretch your legs? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation...

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Modifications Made to Proposed Deer Season Regulations

Deer limits have been altered in several counties and will be voted on by the wildlife council in one state known for pumping out big bucks each season. After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at its...