Firearm Hunting News

Kansas Firearm Season Opens Today - Dec. 1st

The 2010 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 12, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state's favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected.

Iowa's Shotgun Deer Season Opens Dec. 11th

Iowa's big game takes center stage this weekend, with the opening of Iowa's two shotgun deer seasons. About 70,000 hunters are expected over the five day (December 4-8) first season. Another 50,000 should be pursuing whitetails in the nine day (December 11-19) second season.

December weather always factors into hunter participation and deer harvest. For this weekend's opener, it looks like hunters will avoid ice, heavy snow or bitter subzero temperatures; important as wildlife officials work to balance the state's deer herd.

Illinois Firearm Deer Season Off to a Good Start

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 68,037 deer during the opening weekend of the 2010 Illinois firearm deer season, Nov. 19-21. The seven-day firearm season will conclude on Dec. 2-5.

Pennsylvania's Deer Season Begins Nov. 29th

Pennsylvania's only unofficial holiday - the Monday after Thanksgiving, which marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season - will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing throughout Penn's Woods, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe.

Ohio Deer Gun Season Opens Nov. 29th

Ohio's popular deer-gun season opens statewide on Monday, November 29, offering hunters a full week to harvest a whitetail. The upcoming season will again include an extra weekend of gun hunting on December 18-19, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

New York DEC January Deer Hunt in Suffolk County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced procedures for hunting deer on Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) managed lands during the annual January firearms deer season in parts of Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County January 2011 firearms season dates are January 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and 31. Firearms deer hunting is not permitted in Suffolk County on weekends. The season is open in parts of the six easternmost towns of Suffolk County.

Mississippi Deer Gun Season Opens Saturday, Nov. 20th

Mississippi's white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens November 20 and runs through December 1. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include either sex on private land and legal bucks on open public land. Boundary and legal buck definitions for the three Deer Management Zones within the state are as follows:

Maryland's Firearm Deer Season Set to Open Nov. 27th

Maryland's two-week deer firearm season opens Saturday, November 27, 2010. Hunters usually take nearly half of the annual deer harvest during this popular Maryland tradition.

"The two-week firearm season is the main event for most deer hunters," said Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "It's a great opportunity for family and friends to spend time together in the woods and the substantial harvest helps manage our deer population."

Illinois Deer Season Begins Nov. 19th

Illinois' most popular hunting season begins on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 19-21 as hunters will head to the field for the opening weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season. The seven-day firearm hunt will conclude on Dec. 2-5.

"Illinois has a great hunting heritage and the firearm deer season is anticipated anxiously by hunters each fall. We want to encourage hunters to make safety a priority and enjoy their time afield," said Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller.

Wisconsin Deer Season Opens Nov. 20th

Wisconsin's regular nine-day gun deer hunting season opens Saturday, Nov. 20 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 28. State wildlife officials say that while herd control has been the primary statewide focus over the last decade – and remains so in areas of the state this year -- herd growth is actually the primary objective throughout much of northeast Wisconsin for 2010.