Mule Deer Hunting News

Kansas Deer Hunters: Tag Your Deer Properly

Nonresidents should know laws regarding transport through other states, as well
The regular Kansas firearm deer season is winding down, but archery season remains open the rest of the year, and several whitetail antlerless-only seasons will be held in January. After a deer is taken, hunters must dress the deer out, cool it down, and get it to a place for processing — all of which is hard work. But before moving the deer, the hunter must fill out his or her carcass tag and attach it to the deer. There is more to this than meets eye.

It's Not Too Soon to Enter Idaho's Super Hunt

Last minute gift idea: get your favorite hunter a chance to win the hunt of a lifetime.

The first drawing is still several months away, but it's not too early to enter Idaho Fish and Game's Super Hunt.

The Super Hunt is a fund-raising drawing for 40 big game tags. The tags are handed out to winners in two drawings. Entries are drawn for elk, deer, and pronghorn and moose tags. Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. That includes general hunts and controlled hunts.

Utah Deer Hunt Will Happen in 30 Units

Salt Lake City — If you like to hunt deer in Utah, get ready—some big changes await you in 2012.

Preliminary Data Shows Record November Deer Harvest in Nebraska

The state saw a record November deer harvest in 2011, according to preliminary data from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The harvest of 64,548 deer was an increase of 865 from last year.

The harvest total comprises deer taken Nov. 12-22 with firearm, archery and Season Choice permits.

Havre, Montana Game Check Station Data Shows Reduced Deer & Antelope Harvest
End-of-season figures compiled from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 game check station outside Havre show sharply reduced numbers of hunters, deer and pronghorn antelope.
Deer, Elk Harvest Finishes Behind Last Year in Northwest Montana

Whitetail deer harvest picked up during the last two weekends of the deer and elk hunting season but still finished behind last year’s totals.

According to FWP Wildlife Manager Jim Williams, the number of whitetail deer, mule deer, and elk checked were down from last year. “The results at our check stations are an indication that deer and elk populations are still down throughout northwest Montana. We’ll know the details of total harvest for each hunting district after the telephone hunter surveys are completed this spring.”

Another 3F2 Mule Deer Tests Positive for CWD in North Dakota

A mule deer taken from unit 3F2 during opening weekend of the deer gun season has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Dr. Dan Grove, North Dakota Game and Fish Department wildlife veterinarian, said a hunter shot a doe in western Grant County and submitted the head for testing as part of the hunter-harvested surveillance program. Testing was performed at Michigan State University. As of Tuesday, Nov. 22, Game and Fish was awaiting verification of initial tests results from a lab at Iowa State University.

Number of Hunters, Big-game Success Improves in Montana

The number of hunters who stopped at south central Montana check stations over the weekend and the number of harvested animals picked up substantially from earlier dates.

Clear, cold, windless weather with snow on the ground in all corners of the region brought hunters to the field.

After last weekend’s historic lows at the three Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 check stations, the number of hunters and game checked Nov. 19 and 21 was welcomed by biologists.

Results Online for Extra Hunts in Bennett Hills, Idaho

Drawing results are available on the Idaho Fish and Game website for two extra antlerless mule deer controlled hunts in the Bennett Hills.

Protect Crops from Winter Wildlife Damage in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding agricultural producers to inspect their fences and enclosures as a precaution to prevent winter damage from wildlife.
Every winter, deer and elk look for haystacks, orchards, nurseries and even barns in search of easy meals, explained Mark Caddy, game damage coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.