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New Hampshire, Vermont asked to test deer for COVID-19

Nov. 26, 2021 16:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With hunting season underway, wildlife agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont have started testing for COVID-19 in white-tailed deer, as antibodies for the virus have been found in deer in other states, according to a government study. “We...

Missing hunter found in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Nov. 25, 2021 08:19 AM EST

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina hunter who disappeared this week in North Carolina’s Green Swamp has reunited with his family after searchers found him “cold, hungry, and dehydrated,” a sheriff's office said. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said in...

Some deer ingested chemicals, shouldn't be eaten, Maine says

Nov. 23, 2021 17:31 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Deer harvested by hunters in part of central Maine should not be consumed as food because of elevated levels of an environmental pollutant, authorities in the state said Tuesday. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said it...

Opening deer gun weekend less productive than last year

Nov. 23, 2021 13:48 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin deer hunters bagged fewer deer on the opening weekend of the gun season than they did a year ago, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Natural Resources said hunters shot more than 85,800 deer, about 14,000 fewer than...

Idaho creates chronic wasting disease management zone

Nov. 23, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has designated a chronic wasting disease management zone in north-central Idaho, allowing hunts to kill up to 1,000 deer to determine the extent of the disease. The Lewiston Tribune reports that the decision...

Maine muzzleloaders to take to the woods soon

Nov. 22, 2021 08:56 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine hunters who harvest deer with the use of muzzleloaders will start their season soon. Muzzleloaders are firearms that use projectiles that are loaded from the front end of the gun. Flintlock rifles are one example. Hunters...

West Virginia's buck gun hunting season starts Monday

Nov. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The annual buck firearms season is expected to bring thousands of hunters to West Virginia's woodlands. The season traditionally opens on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Hunters can harvest two deer on the same day but only...

Wisconsin deer gun hunters once again face ammo shortage

Nov. 21, 2021 11:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin kicked off its 170th deer gun season on Saturday and for the second straight year some hunters were feeling ill-equipped. A nationwide ammunition shortage due to the supply chain issues affecting other products has left hunters searching far...

Chronic wasting disease found in two deer in Idaho

Nov. 18, 2021 16:35 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers say two deer killed in north-central Idaho have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first time the contagious and fatal neurological disorder has been detected in the state. The Idaho Department of Fish...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 17, 2021 07:20 AM EST

Wisconsin State Journal. November 13, 2021. Editorial: The least Wisconsin can do is honor the Ojibwe’s treaty rights for wolves Some pretty simple math suggests the state of Wisconsin mistreated Native American tribes last February by allowing the...