Mule Deer Hunting News

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Adopts Proposed Rule Changes

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission at a meeting August 24 adopted a proposed change to the Landowner Appreciation Program, changes to wildlife salvage rules and minor changes to a number of other rules.

Landowners in five game management units - 40, 41, 42, 45 and 52 - who meet the conditions of the Landowner Appreciation Program, have been eligible for an allocation of additional tags equal to 25 percent of the number of controlled hunt tags to be issued for deer, elk and pronghorn hunts in those units.

The standard allocation is 10 percent.

EHD Confirmed in Montana White-Tailed Deer

Laboratory tests of white-tailed deer found dead along the Yellowstone River east of Billings have confirmed that the animals died of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD.

The contagious virus is spread by a tiny biting gnat that apparently is thriving throughout the region as a result of high runoff this spring.

North Dakota Landowners Seeking Doe Hunters

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is currently working with 30 landowners in 19 hunting units across the state who would like to host antlerless deer hunters in 2011. The current list of landowners has nearly 350 openings for doe hunters.

North Dakota Youth Events Promote Hunting

The State Game and Fish Department’s Encouraging Tomorrow's Hunters program is a primary sponsor for two outdoor learning events this weekend in the Bismarck area.

Ducks Unlimited is the lead organization for a youth waterfowl hunting clinic Aug. 19 and 20, while the Mule Deer Foundation is hosting its 4th annual MULEY Day Camp on Aug. 20.

Montana Asking for Reports of Dead or Dying Deer in Region 6

Numerous reports of white-tailed deer being found dead or dying in parts of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region 6 have prompted state biologists to enlist the help of landowners and others.

"Folks who are out in the field and notice deer that have recently died from unknown causes are asked to call our office in Glasgow at (406) 228-3700 to report the number of animals and the exact location," said FWP Region 6 Wildlife Program Manager Mark Sullivan.

Colorado Leftover Tags on Sale August 9th

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

In addition to the approximately 37,000 elk licenses, 7,300 deer licenses and 7,200 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning.

California Mistakenly Mails 1000 Duplicate Deer Tags

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is recalling approximately 1,000 duplicate deer tags inadvertently sent out to hunters who participated in this year’s Big Game Draw. Of the nearly 53,000 tags printed and issued by Active Networks on behalf of DFG, approximately two percent were inadvertently printed more than once and sent out in separate mailings causing hunters to receive one or more duplicate tags. These duplicate tags must be returned to DFG and cannot be used for the take of additional deer.

Wyoming Man Fined For Dogs Killing Deer

A Centennial man who was cited for his dogs killing two mule deer fawns has received heavy fines totaling more than $8,000 by Albany County Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor.

Castor assessed Lyle Barrett of Centennial $4,000 each in restitution to the State of Wyoming for the two deer plus $120 in fines following his citation for two of his dogs killing two fawns on June 12. Centennial is a rural community 30 miles west of Laramie at the foot of the Snowy Range area of the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Washington Deer Hunters Okanogan County Limited-Entry - Apps Due August 17th

Hunters have until Aug. 17 at midnight to apply for an opportunity to hunt deer this fall on the 6,000- acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County.

Oregon Deer and Elk Hunts on C2 Ranch Available

ODFW's Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering 37 hunters the chance to hunt deer or elk on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this fall.