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Ten Trophy Bucks Poached, Authorities on Manhunt

Washington authorities have suspects and are closing in on possible arrests after a months-long investigation into the poaching of 10 trophy deer. The Wenatche World reports that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife searched four homes in Okanogan County on March 1 and recovered the heads of nine antlered bucks. Another was recovered in...

Texas Mule Deer

Texas Confirms CWD in Deer

Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border. The Texas Parks and...

Nevada Deer Tag Decision Drawing Criticism

A decision by Nevada wildlife officials to double the number of mule deer tags for the coming season is drawing heated criticism. Nevada Department of Wildlife officials say the decision to increase tags to more than 25,000 (overall) is based on science and annual population counts. The quota includes an increase of rifle season...

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Drought Hits Texas Mule Deer Population

Drought conditions the last few years have left some mule deer populations hurting, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD recently reported its findings from winter helicopter surveys and indicated Trans-Pecos region mule deer numbers are down 40-45 percent over the last three years. Surveys show numbers and biologists also log bucks,...

Arizona Sportsmen’s Group Meeting May 8

The Arizona Sportsmen’s Constituent Group (working title at this point) will be held Tuesday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m., at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Invitations have been sent to those individuals who indicated an interest in participating in the group after the initial meeting and...

Utah Trims 500 Mule Deer Permits

Utah hunters are undergoing changes throughout the state, including a shift to 30 zones, as part of a management strategy for big game including mule deer and elk. The Utah Wildlife Board on Thursday reduced the number of mule deer buck permits by 500 for the upcoming season. They’re working with state biologists in...

State Lion Quota Has Hunters At Odds

Hunters are at odds about Montana’s new quotas for mountain lions, approved last week by the state wildlife agency. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission increased the quota for cougars last Thursday. That has some lion hunters concerned about the state’s population and the deer and elk hunters wanting more lions available to...