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Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

AUSTIN – Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide. “Despite the drought of 2011 deer appeared to come through the season in fair shape, which I think in part is a tribute to…


Commission Hears Comments on Hunting Rules In Washington

MOSES LAKE – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard public comments on proposed hunting rules, and approved a water-rights transfer in Okanogan County during a public meeting here March 9-10   More than three-dozen people testified on new hunting rules proposed for the 2012-14 seasons. Those proposals range from…


Minnesota Hunters Harvest Fewer Deer in 2008

Minnesota deer hunters harvested nearly 222,000 deer in 2008. This is a decline of 38,000, or about 19 percent, from 2007, but the ninth consecutive year the harvest has exceeded 200,000. “Bad weather opening weekend, lower deer populations in many permit areas and more lottery areas all had a role…


Joint Illinois Deer Population Task Force Makes Final Recommendations

Committee focused on ways to manage deer populations SPRINGFIELD –   The Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control (JTF) has made final recommendations on ways to manage the Illinois deer population, provide additional deer hunting opportunities, and reduce deer/vehicle accidents throughout the state.  The recommendations include extending portions of some…


TPWD to Consider Sweeping Deer Hunting Regulation Changes

AUSTIN, Texas -The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has transitioned away from political boundaries for the purpose of monitoring white-tailed deer populations and toward biologically-based communities or Resource Management Units (RMUs). The department has identified 33 unique RMUs across the state having similar soils, vegetation types and land use practices…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces Results of October Board Meetings

BOARD TAKES STEP TO EXPAND MENTORED YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES HARRISBURG – Taking a step forward to grow the agency’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to add coyotes to the list of species that may be hunted by youths under the…


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…


Pennsylvania Bowhunters Await Fall Deer Archery Season

HARRISBURG – There really isn’t much commotion in the days leading up to and for the start of Pennsylvania’s six-week fall archery deer season, which begins Oct. 4. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, if passersby didn’t see bowhunters entering or leaving the woods, most wouldn’t know whitetail hunting had…


CWD Undetected in Massachusetts Deer

Based on data gathered during this past year, no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in Massachusetts deer or moose. MassWildlife recently received results from a federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory that indicate that all the brain, lymph node, and tonsil samples taken from deer during last fall’s…


Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners Approves Additonal Urban Deer Management Option

Continuing to implement recommendations of its Urban Deer Management Plan, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a regulatory change to allow homeowners associations and nonprofit land-holding organizations to apply for a Deer Control Permit under the same process provided for political subdivisions, such as boroughs…