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Minnesota DNR Hires New Big Game Program Leader

The point person for management of Minnesota’s deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk will be Adam Murkowski. He starts Monday, Jan. 11, as big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project leader, in…


Colorado DOW Holds Elk, Deer Planning Meetings in Creede

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a deer and elk management planning meeting at the Creede Community Center at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2.   At the meeting DOW big game managers will discuss 10-year management alternatives for deer in Game Management Units 76, 79, and 791; and elk in…


Still No Evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease in South Carolina White-tailed Deer

Surveillance conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources over the last 6 years continues to provide no evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease in South Carolina.  Like fish and game agencies in most states, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been diligent in conducting surveillance for the disease…


Common Sense Steps For Harvested Game

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that simple, common sense precautions will help to ensure that their game is properly, and safely, field-dressed and butchered this season. “Most Montana hunters are aware that they could encounter big game or game birds that have contracted a virus or other ailment,”…


For the Fifth Straight Year, Chronic Wasting Disease Is Not Found in Delaware Deer Sampling

Nearly 600 brain and lymph node tissue samples from white-tailed deer in all three counties of Delaware showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. This brings the total number of Delaware deer tested since 2003 to more than 2,400. During…


Pronghorn Archery Season Opens Today in Idaho

Archery pronghorn season opens Friday, August 15, and continues through September 15. In addition, in many units, archery seasons on mule deer, white-tailed deer and elk open August 30 and run through September. In the warm weather of summer, hunters should consider the higher country. Hunters are reminded that archery…


Buy Deer and Elk Permits

Permits remaining after the recent drawing go on sale June 12 If you don’t have a permit to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall, your next chance to get one begins June 12. That’s when permits not taken in this year’s big game draw go on sale. Most of…


Wildlife Babies: Please Leave Them Alone

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish receives numerous calls each year from concerned individuals who find what they think are orphaned or abandoned antelope and deer fawns and elk calves. Many of these same people pick up the animals and take them to local veterinarians, zoos, or their…


CWD Not Found in Pennsylvania Hunter-Killed Deer Samples

HARRISBURG – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not detected in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2007 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.  In 2007, 3,800 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected.  This marked the fifth year…


Don’t Pick Up Baby Birds and Other Young Wildlife

You may be tempted to pick up a baby bird or other young wild animal that appears to be on its own, but Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists warn this is not a good idea. This is the time of year young wildlife can be seen throughout the state,…