Mule Deer Hunting News

Big Game Bonus Point System Extended
The big game license drawing bonus point system has been expanded to include special deer and elk permits, and deer B, antelope and swan licenses. The bonus point system has been in place since 2001 for the nonresident combination license and resident and nonresident moose, sheep and goat license drawings.
Nonresident Deer/Antelope App Deadline Approaching
Nonresident hunters are alerted applications for deer and antelope licenses – including doe/fawn – must be received in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office no later than 5 p.m. March 15.
Department Evaluates 2002 Deer Gun Season
North Dakota deer hunters had another successful fall, with an overall harvest of 81,500 deer, according to Roger Johnson, big game biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Devils Lake.
Mid Winter Deer Hunt
The discovery of chronic wasting disease in the area around Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park during last fall's hunting season has prompted Saskatchewan Environment to take an unusual step.
Kremmling Big Game Information Meeting
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a big game information meeting in Kremmling, March 6 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office located on the Kremmling fairgrounds.
CWD Found in Mule Deer
A buck deer taken by a hunter in northeastern Utah has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the Division of Wildlife Resources has announced.
Antler Scoring Workshop March 1st
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host the Sixth Annual Antler Scoring Workshop at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 1.
Deer Collared on Avintaquin Unit
Thirty-one mule deer in the Avintaquin area of northeastern Utah are sporting new radio collars as part of a migration study being conducted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). "The deer in the Avintaquin area are really struggling," said Randall Thacker, UDWR biologist. "We used to have a large, healthy herd here but after the heavy winter of 1993, they just haven't rebounded. We want to know why they haven't been able to come back."
Blue Mountain Poaching Investigation Continues
State fish and wildlife officers are continuing to pursue their investigation into wide-scale elk and deer poaching in the Blue Mountains, and a private hunters' group is offering nearly $2,000 in rewards for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case.
Two More Deer Positive For CWD
As planned testing from the fall and winter of 2002-03 draws to a close, two more deer collected in the Black Hills have been returned from a laboratory having tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).