Whitetail Deer Hunting News

November Deer Season Starts the 16th
Vermont deer hunters are looking forward to another November deer hunting season, which starts November 16 and continues through December 1. Last year, 80,333 residents and 15,435 nonresidents bought hunting licenses with buck tags, and 7,437 of them bagged a buck.
EHD Found in Greene County Deer
Pennsylvania Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Management Director Calvin DuBrock today announced that test results from one deer found dead in Franklin Township, Greene County, proved that its death was caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). This marks the first time the disease has been confirmed in Pennsylvania.
Hemorrhagic Disease Strikes Deer Herd
Hunters and citizens in Central and Eastern North Carolina are reporting dead and dying deer in noticeable numbers. The culprit for this deer die-off is hemorrhagic disease, often known as blue tongue or black tongue. Hemorrhagic disease is one of the most important infection diseases of white-tailed deer and outbreaks are seen almost every year somewhere in the Southeast.
Deer Hunting Season Reopened
Deer hunting in the following described portion of the state previously closed on October 12, 2002 (that portion of Louisiana north and west of US Hwy. 51 from US 61 to Frenier Road, north of Frenier Road to Lake Ponchartrain, west of Lake Ponchartrain to the Tangipahoa River, west bank of the Tangipahoa River to LA Hwy. 22, south of LA Hwy. 22 to LA Hwy. 70 in Sorrento, east of LA Hwy. 70 to LA Hwy. 3125, north of LA Hwy. 3125 to LA Hwy. 641, north and west of Hwy. 641 to US Hwy. 61, north of US Hwy. 61 to Hwy. 51.) will reopen 30 minutes before sunrise on October 26, 2002.
Deer Licenses Still Available
Interested deer hunters still have time to purchase a first, second, or third license for North Dakota's 2002 deer gun season, according to Carrie Whitney, State Game and Fish Department licensing supervisor.
Outlook Bright for Upcoming Deer Hunting Season
"Generally speaking, body conditions on deer should be good as a result of above-normal summer rains," said Clayton Wolf, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department white-tailed deer program leader. "Rains probably did not have as big an impact on antler growth, since much of the antler material was already 'on the head' when the rains came. The exception would be the northern part of Texas, where springtime conditions were more favorable."
First Junior Deer Hunts
This year, for the first time ever in Maine, junior hunters get their own day for deer hunting on Saturday, October 26. Hunters that are 10 and older and younger than 16 and possess a junior hunting license (either resident and non-resident) can hunt deer on this day if they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or a qualified adult.
Bow Dear Season Opens Oct 26
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2002 New Jersey permit bow season for deer will open statewide on October 26. Bag limit and season length varies by zone. Hunting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
Baiting Ban Being Ignored
Some hunters and wildlife watchers are ignoring the state's new ban on baiting and feeding white-tailed deer, prompting state conservation wardens to gear up to begin issuing more citations for violations of the new baiting and feeding regulations.
White Tailed Deer Recovering in Eastern and Central Montana
White-tailed deer populations in eastern and central Montana, hit hard last fall with a deadly disease common to white-tailed deer, are in the process of recovering and no incidences of the insect-borne disease have emerged this year, according to FWP wildlife bureau chief Glenn Erickson. "The disease occurs where whitetail populations are denser and when frost doesn't occur until late in the fall," Erickson said.