Wisconsin’s County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) have released their recommendations for 2016 Deer Season!

Help shape the 2016 deer season in your county!
The County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) have released their recommendations for 2016 antlerless deer harvest quotas, permit levels and season structure.  Now is your chance to review these recommendations and provide feedback to help your county council finalize them.
Review recommendations for any county you are interested in and provide your Read the rest of this entry →

 

Arkansas is searching for additional deer with CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease)

LITTLE ROCK – With 56 confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease found in northern Arkansas so far, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is widening its search to determine if it is in other parts of the state.

“Our first phase of CWD surveillance focused on determining disease prevalence rate,” said Cory Gray, AGFC deer program coordinator. “Once all samples have been received, we should be able to calculate prevalence rate for our survey area.”

The final results from the AGFC’s original testing phase Read the rest of this entry →

 

Understanding Deer Mineral and how to use it!

The first thing I want to be clear on is that I don’t have a PHD in deer nutrition or anything. I am just a very avid deer hunter who has put in hundreds if not thousands of hours learning and studying deer minerals and nutrition and how they affect deer.  I have however picked the brains of deer vets, biologists and animal nutritionists I have come to know, to get their opinions and thoughts on deer minerals. Even to this day I still learn more how minerals work together Read the rest of this entry →

 
 

Antlers and wildlife assets to be sold at Arizona’s Outdoor Expo!

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual sale of wildlife assets will take place April 2-3 at the 2016 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, a change in venue from the International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) set for March 10-13 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

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The Wildlife Assets Program enables the public to legally purchase antlers, head mounts, hides and other wildlife parts that have been seized during law enforcement investigations, obtained from animals killed in vehicle collisions or acquired through donations. Read the rest of this entry →

 

Missouri’s share the harvest gives 1/4 million pounds of venison to feed the hungry!

Thank you to 4,530 deer hunters, 100+ meat processors, and numerous sponsors who helped Share the Harvest!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 4,500 deer hunters donated more than a quarter-million pounds of venison (228,306 pounds) from last season’s deer harvest to the state’s Share the Harvest program. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state.

Share the Harvest is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM). It works by deer hunters donating their extra venison to participating meat processors throughout the state who grind the deer meat into Read the rest of this entry →

 
 

The Virginia 2015-16 Deer Harvest DataReleased

Deer Harvest Data Announced for 2015-16

The Virginia deer harvests reflected an increase from last year  Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) have compiled the preliminary figures for the 2015-16 fall/winter hunting season.

Virginia 2015-2016 Deer Harvest Summary
During the 2015-16 deer hunting season, hunters killed 209,197 deer in Virginia. This total included 103,310 antlered bucks, 15,000 button bucks, and 90,887 does (43%).

The youth deer hunting day in September, which was extended to the entire weekend in 2015, resulted in a kill of Read the rest of this entry →

 

Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program deadline almost here!

It’s not too late to sign up for DMAP in 2016!  March 1 is the deadline for properties of 160 acres or more.

Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program can help you get started on the path toward managing the property you own or hunt for healthy deer and healthy wildlife habitat, and applying is the first step!  The application deadline for properties of 160 acres or more is Read the rest of this entry →

 

Profile tutorial Video

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Pennsylvania Antlerless Deer Application Schedule Could Change

ANTLERLESS DEER APPLICATION SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE
Length between resident and nonresident application periods could shorten.

Traditionally, hunters who are Pennsylvania residents have been able to apply for antlerless deer licenses a full two weeks before nonresidents apply.
But the time between resident and nonresident application periods could shorten Read the rest of this entry →

 
 

Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance Program Enrollment

The fact the Wisconsin has a deer management assistance program is awesome.  Hopefully this catches on in other states for us deer hunters who like to improve habitat on the farms they hunt.    if you live in Wisconsin and want to participate you need to sign up quickly.

Give deer and other wildlife what they need–improve your habitat with DMAP! Read the rest of this entry →

 

U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN’S ACT

This news is not directly related to Deer Hunting but something every sportsman should beware of and let their voice be heard.    Its very important we stand together and let our numbers be heard as one.

NATIONAL TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION ALERT
U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES BIPARTISIAN SPORTSMEN’S ACT

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016 has passed Read the rest of this entry →

 

CWD in Deer is spreading East in Nebraska!

Three Positives for CWD Found in Recent Testing of Deer

LINCOLN – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Nebraska deer has spread eastward, according to findings by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Commission conducted a CWD sampling operation in its Northeast District deer check stations during the 2015 November firearm deer season. Three samples tested positive for CWD. Those samples were taken Read the rest of this entry →

 

Wisconsin County Deer Advisory Council Governance of Operations available for public comments!

CDAC Governance of Operations guidance now available for public comment – read below and provide your feedback today!

The County Deer Advisory Council Governance of Operations in Wisconsin was developed to provide guidance to
council members, DNR staff and the public to help ensure all those who are interested in playing a role in Wisconsin’s deer herd management have an opportunity to be heard.

If you would like to provide feedback, please follow the Read the rest of this entry →

 

Missouri deer-hunting seasons end with harvest of nearly 280,000 deer

Here is a new release from Missouri regarding the 2015 deer season!   We just published one a few days ago with the info they provided us and now we have all of the info.

2015-2016 harvest is increase of more than 21,000 over 2014-2015.  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 2015-2016 deer-hunting seasons ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 279,401 deer. Top counties for the overall seasons were Read the rest of this entry →

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Missouri 2016-2017 Deer Hunting Rules & Dates

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved the Missouri Dept. of Conservation recommendations for 2016 -2017 deer hunting season.

The approved recommendations relate to season dates, allowed hunting methods, and changes to the deer-hunting season structure.

The approved Missouri deer hunting dates are as follows.

Archery Deer and Turkey: Sept. 15 through Nov. 11, 2016, and Nov. 23, 2016, through Jan. 15, 2017
Firearms Deer Early Youth Portion: Oct. 29 through 30, 2016
Firearms Deer November Portion: Nov. 12 through 22, 2016
Firearms Deer Antlerless Portion: Dec. 2 through 4, 2016
Firearms Deer Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 24, 2016, through Jan. 3, 2017
Firearms Deer Late Youth Portion: Nov. 25 through 27, 2016

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New Vermont 2016 Deer Hunting Regulations

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department several deer hunting rules have changed for the upcoming 2016 deer hunting season.

The first change for 2016 is the archery deer hunting season will be extended by five days.  The archery season will start the first Saturday in October, and will last for 28 days.  Archery season will resume for nine more days beginning first Saturday after completion of November rifle deer season.

The next change is archery season limit on deer will be reduced from three to two in 2016.  No more than two deer may be taken during the archery season only one of which may be a legal buck, not to exceed the annual limit of three for all deer seasons. One legal buck may be taken during the two-part October and December archery season anywhere in the state. Fish & Wildlife will announce if antlerless deer may be taken during the 2016 archery season.

Something else new for 2016 is hunters 50 and older will be allowed to use a crossbow without first obtaining a crossbow disability permit. Hunters 49 or younger will need a disability permit to hunt with a crossbow. The crossbow disability permit is available to a person so physically impaired that he or she cannot operate a standard bow.

This year, as in the past, any hunter who wants to use a crossbow will need the crossbow disability permit.

Another big change in 2016, no person may possess while hunting or use for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, surveillance or scouting deer—any product that contains any urine, blood, gland oil, feces, or other bodily fluids from a deer, elk or moose.    More then likely this new rule has been brought on because of the growing concern and spread prevention of CWD.

 

 

 

Ohio Deer Hunters have two more days of gun season!

The last 2 days of of the 2015 deer gun season is Monday and Tuesday, December 28 -29th.  With all the warm weather and rain during the first week of gun season, hunters are hoping for better deer hunting weather.

During the gun season hunters are allowed to use  10, 12, 16, 20, 28 or .410-gauge shotguns using slugs; handguns with five-inch minimum barrels, using straight-walled cartridges of .357 caliber or larger; muzzleloading rifles of at least .38 caliber or larger; longbows or crossbows. Straight-walled cartridge rifles are legal in the following calibers: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .38 Special, .375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Smith & Wesson, .450 Marlin, .454 Casull, .460 Smith & Wesson, .45-70, .45-90, .45-110, .475 Linebaugh, .50-70, .50-90, .50-100, .50-110 and .500 Smith and Wesson.

Shotguns and straight-walled cartridge rifles in approved calibers cannot have more than three shells.

So if you hunt Ohio and still have a tag, get out there and enjoy deer hunting in the great state of Ohio.

 

The 2016 ATA show is getting close!

Archery Trade ShowThe ATA  (The Archery Trade Association) show is one that i look forward to going to each year.  This year it will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky January 5-7, 2016.    The show is expected to draw more then 10,000 retailers, buyers, press and exhibitors.   Unfortunately the show is not open to the general public, but a place where retailers go to see the latest and greatest from manufactures and companies in the archery and outdoor markets.

This show is where all of the outdoor companies reveal their new product lines for 2016.   We can actually talk to the companies and get the scoop on whats new, why its better and how it benefits us all as hunters.   It never fails every year that i go there, there is a few new products that get me excited to the point i have to rush home and buy them so i can try it out.   This year you will get to see and learn about all of the cool outdoor products also, because we will be attending and bringing you updates on all the new hunting gear, bows, arrows, scents, tree stands, blinds, trail cameras and more.  So keep checking back to see what is new for 2016.

 

4 deer testing positive for CWD in Michigan.

Contact: Chad Stewart, 517-641-4903, ext. 263 or 517-282-4810

During the recent firearm deer season, a deer hunter from Dewitt Township in Clinton County which is in the middle of the Chronic Wasting Disease area in Michigan, harvested a young 11/2 year old buck.  He brought it to the DNR’s Rose Lake deer check station, and it was tested and confirmed by Read the rest of this entry →

 
 
 
 
 
 

2015 Ohio Deer Harvest Update

For many years Ohio has become a popular destination for hunters looking for big bucks.   The deer permit sales and harvests was at a all time high back in the 2009 and 2010 hunting season.  Even though more out of state deer hunters are now coming to Ohio looking for the buck of a lifetime, the overall deer permit sales have constantly been declining.   Which ultimately leads to lower deer harvests. Read the rest of this entry →

 
 
 

Florida establishes deer management units and new deer hunting regulations

 

At its meeting in Jacksonville on Feb. 4, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposals aimed at managing Florida’s white-tailed deer at a local level by establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days.

These changes go into effect beginning Read the rest of this entry →