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New York DEC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations in Response to Pennsylvania Discovery

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted changes to its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations that prohibit people from importing into New York state certain parts of white-tailed deer or elk taken in the state of Pennsylvania, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. This revision finalizes…


Hunters Should Harvest Female Deer in High-Density Areas

Frankfort, Ky. – As the first week of modern gun deer season winds down, many hunters have already taken their antlered deer for the year. If you are hunting in a high-density area like Zone 1, you shouldn’t stop there. Harvesting plenty of female deer in high-density areas is essential…


Public Meeting Oct. 15 on Expanded Deer Management at Soldiers Delight N.E.A. of Maryland

Owings Mills, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites people to discuss a proposed expansion of deer management at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area (N.E.A.) on Wed., Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of New Town High School, 4931 New Town Boulevard in Owings Mills. Soldiers…


Prairie Smoke Dunes Scientific and Natural Area open to deer hunting in 2008

Deer hunters have a new opportunity this fall in Norman County. The Prairie Smoke Dunes State Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), which has only been open to occasional special management hunts in the past, is now open for all regular 2008 deer seasons including early antlerless. The 1,280-acre SNA, located…


Archery Deer Season Opens Sept. 13 in Wisconsin

MADISON — Bow hunters will get the first opportunity to harvest Wisconsin’s premier big game animal this year when the archery season for deer starts on Sept. 13. With a projection of between 1.5 and 1.7 million deer in the state, odds are good that the bow hunters will harvest…


Deer Population Task Force Schedules Public Meetings

Panel reviewing options for improvements in deer management, reduction in deer vehicle accidents SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the state’s Joint Deer Population Control Task Force will conduct a series of public meetings to discuss and seek public comment on proposals for changes and improvements…


North Dakota Landowners Seek Doe Hunters

North Dakota Game and Fish Department big game biologist Bill Jensen is currently working with a number of landowners across the state who would like to host antlerless deer hunters in 2008. “We are hoping to match landowners who want a good deer harvest with antlerless whitetail and mule deer…


South Carolina Deer Season Forecast is Good; Hunters Should Note Law Changes

The much-anticipated start of the 2008 deer season is just around the corner and South Carolina’s deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good.  Although the deer harvest has been on a downward trend the last few years indicating that population levels have moderated, hunter success and deer…


Insect-Borne Virus Found in Delaware White-Tailed Deer

EHD, aka Blue Tongue, Often Fatal to Deer, Does Not Infect Humans The Division of Fish & Wildlife is reassuring Delaware residents and hunters that an insect-borne disease that has been killing white-tailed deer throughout North America does not affect humans and has little long-range ramifications for the health of…


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…