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Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 180,669 deer during all 2012-13 seasons.  Illinois deer seasons closed last weekend as hunters concluded the Archery Deer Season and the last segments of the Late-Winter and Special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons on Jan. 20. The…


Doe-only Hunt Puts a New Look on Upcoming Arkansas Deer Season

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas deer hunters have an additional five-day opportunity to pursue their favorite activity this season. A doe-only hunt by any method is scheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 4. That’s Monday through Friday. Modern guns, muzzleloaders, bows and crossbows will be allowed, but the hunt is for…


Hunters Donate 6,500 Deer to Help Feed the Hungry in Wisconsin

MADISON –The generosity of Wisconsin deer hunters is evident again this year as numbers come in from meat processors participating in the venison donation program, according to Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank. Preliminary reports from the processors count more than 6,500 deer donated to date. All deer from…


2008 West Virginia Buck Season Fact Sheet

The West Virginia buck season is November 24 – December 6. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. Approximately 320,000 licensed hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods during this season. Hunters should review the 2008-2009 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary for detailed instructions concerning…


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…


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 Game Commission Offers Online Treestand Safety Tips

As treestand use is a popular part of archery deer seasons, as well as a growing part of other deer seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is offering hunters the opportunity to take a free, voluntary online treestand safety course. To take the course, go to the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click…


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…


Deer Check Station Changes in New Jersey

The information below pertains to 2008-09 deer check station closures and additions. For a complete list of check stations (prior to changes listed below) refer to page 58 in the 2008 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST. Hunters are reminded that they should bring their deer to an…


Crossbows: Coming to a Treestand Near You?

Did you know that only two states in the country do not allow the use of a crossbow for hunting? Did you know that only four states place an age restriction on crossbow use? Did you know that New Jersey is one of 17 states that allow physically challenged hunters…