Mule Deer Hunting News

Texas Prepares for CWD Possibility in Far West Texas

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has informed Texas officials that three mule deer harvested a few miles from the Texas border last hunting season have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Idaho F&G Commission Sets 2012 Big Game Seasons

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a meeting Thursday, March 22, set big game seasons for 2012.

The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts, and added a few changes of their own.

Moffat County, Colorado Students Help Study Mule Deer

A group of six Moffat County High School juniors and seniors enjoyed a unique learning opportunity as they helped Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers and managers study mule deer as part of an ongoing research project in the Piceance Basin.

Wyoming GFD Working on Platte Valley Mule Deer Management Plan Following Recent Meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently completed its third series of meetings at which the public was invited to discuss strategies for management of the Platte Valley mule deer herd in upcoming years. The Platte Valley herd encompasses Hunt areas 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, and 161.

New Mexico Hunters: Don't Miss March 28 Online License Application Deadline

Hunters who need help applying online for New Mexico big-game hunting licenses before the March 28 application deadline can get it either on the telephone or by attending one of several computer-assisted sessions at various communities this weekend.

This year, the Department of Game and Fish eliminated paper application forms in favor of a paperless online system designed to streamline the application and licensing process and make drawing results and refunds available much sooner.

Time to Enter Idaho's Super Hunt Drawing

The deadline to enter the first Super Hunt drawing is May 31.

With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands.

The first drawing in June will pick 26 lucky hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags - eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt; and one "Super Hunt Combo" entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

Colorado Still a Big Game Hunter's Paradise

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's recently released 2011 big game harvest statistics show that the Centennial State continues to offer some of the best and most diverse big game hunting in the country.

MidwayUSA Encourages Kids to Learn about Mulies and Conservation

Every year at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo (WHCE), a partnership between the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW), attendees come to the convention to mosey through aisles of guns, gear, hunting guides and more. New for the 2012 show was the YWCE, a program developed with personal donations from the Potterfield family.

River Antlerless Deer Permit Part of Nebraska's Big Game Changes

A change in strategy has the state’s antlerless white-tailed deer harvest focused on river corridors. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners adopted big game regulation amendments at their meeting in Lincoln on March 9.

Oregon Big Game Raffle Tickets on Sale Until May 7: 2011 Winner Bagged Trophy Elk for Under $50 in Tickets

Elgin resident Chad Thompson bought just 15 2011 elk raffle tags, spending under $50—but won a three-month long hunting season, a privilege some pay thousands for at auction. Thompson ended up bagging a trophy animal on public land (Wenaha Wildlife Area), an elk that green scored over 400”.

“It was the first time I had bought raffle tickets,” said Thompson. “I got the 15 ticket package, sent them off and forgot about them. I was pretty surprised when I won.”