Whitetail Deer Hunting News

Update on EHD Outbreak in Southwest Region
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross today released updated figures showing that four deer found dead in Greene and Washington counties tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). A total of eight deer were submitted to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at the University of Georgia for testing.
Rifle Deer Season Begins December 2nd
With Pennsylvania's two-week firearms deer season beginning Dec. 2, nearly one million hunters are preparing for the first change in antler restrictions since 1953. "The recent deer seasons truly have been seasons of change for Pennsylvania hunters," noted Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross. "But we believe the changes - antler restrictions and increased antlerless deer hunting opportunities - will improve deer management and deer hunting in this state, and we are committed to making it work. Hunters are telling us they like what they're seeing and they're willing to support us. They want the Game Commission to stay the course."
Live Deer Species Importation Banned
To protect the state's high quality deer and elk herds, Gov. Paul Patton signed an executive order today to ban the importation, and restrict the exportation and transportation of all live deer species in Kentucky, effective immediately.
Early Results Show Deer Archery Harvest Up 11%
Bowhunters took 36,073 deer during the first six weeks of the statewide archery deer hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This preliminary figure represents nearly an 11 percent increase - or 3,527 more deer - than were taken during the same period last year when hunters bagged 32,546 deer.
Deer Gun Season Looks Promising
Falling leaves and falling temperatures signal one thing to Oklahoma hunters, the much-anticipated deer gun season is right around the corner. Running Nov. 23 through Dec. 1, the deer gun season is undoubtedly Oklahoma's most popular hunting event in terms of overall participation. Modern firearms hunters also enjoy the greatest success in terms of harvest.
DNR Collects About 3,500 Samples For CWD Testing
Deer hunters submitted about 3,500 samples for chronic wasting disease tests during the first weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season, which began Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Chronic Wasting Disease: What Does It Mean For The Northshore?
The issue of chronic wasting disease is of statewide importance. A Schlitz Audubon Nature Center lecture will present up-to-date information from Department of Natural Resources regional wildlife manager Jim McNelly, who is faced with eradicating this debilitating disease, and Journal Sentinel reporter Lee Bergquist, who has covered the issue extensively over the past year.
Bad Eyesight Results In Taking Illegal Deer
On October 14, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Senior Agent Curtis Belton investigated a report of an illegal deer kill in the Jones Road area of Vernon Parish. The illegally killed doe deer and a spent 30-30 caliber cartridge were located.
Deer Winter Range Re-seeding Planned
About 3,540 acres of deer winter range on private lands burned by the Winter, Toolbox and Grizzly fires will be re-seeded with help from a $77,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat Program. A total of 17 landowners are involved in the project.
Modern Gun Deer Season Opens on November 9th
More than 250,000 hunters are expected to take to the field during the upcoming Kentucky modern gun deer season which opens statewide on Saturday, November 9. Deer hunters will generate about $350 million to the state's economy while enjoying this recreational opportunity and helping to manage this valuable natural resource.