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Land Between the Lakes adds areas for archery deer hunters

Dec. 01, 2022 04:06 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes will open additional areas for archery deer hunting, officials said. The select areas, which are typically off-limits to hunting, will be open Dec. 1 through Jan. 16, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. They include the...

Hunters kill 14% more deer during Wisconsin 9-day gun season

Nov. 29, 2022 13:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed substantially more deer during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season this year than in 2021 thanks largely to snow cover, relatively stable weather conditions and a lack of standing corn that deer use to hide, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The...

DNR: Opening weekend deer kill up 14% from 2021

Nov. 22, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed 14% more deer during this year's nine-day gun season's opening weekend than in 2021 largely due to snow cover that made hunting easier, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources released data that shows hunters...

Boy dies in apparent hunting accident in western Wis.

Nov. 21, 2022 11:02 AM EST

SENECA, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy died in an apparent accident in Green Lake County during the opening weekend of Wisconsin's deer hunt. The boy was shot in the chest around 9 a.m. Sunday as a 41-year-old man was trying to unload his gun while it was in the back seat of a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 21, 2022 07:21 AM EST

Detroit News. November 19, 2022. Editorial: Gov must tackle mental health Michigan’s broken mental health system has left those who need help with mental health issues empty-handed. Decades of disinvestment and short-term fixes led by Republican and...

Wisconsin deer hunter rescued from river when kayak capsizes

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A deer hunter whose kayak capsized Saturday morning in an eastern Wisconsin wildlife area was rescued after spending about an hour in icy waters. Authorities say the 27-year-old man from Waupaca was being treated at a hospital for hypothermia after...

Firefighters rescue doe, fawn from icy Montana river

Nov. 18, 2022 18:00 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters in western Montana pulled a doe and her fawn from the icy Clark Fork River in sub-zero temperatures Friday morning, officials said. “They darted up the bank and ran east,” City of Missoula senior firefighter Brett Cunniff said. “They took...

Cold and snowy conditions to greet Wisconsin deer hunters

Nov. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters can expect near-perfect conditions when Wisconsin's annual nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday. Wisconsin Public Radio reported Thursday that temperatures in the 20s and 30s will allow hunters to sit in one area comfortably if they choose and...

Idaho finds another deer with chronic wasting disease

Oct. 24, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The first confirmed case this year of chronic wasting disease has been detected in a deer in Idaho County in north-central Idaho, state wildlife officials said. Idaho Fish and Game on Friday said a white-tailed deer found dead along the side of the road tested...

Mexico charges man with killing 32 deer with dogs

Oct. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A man in central Mexico has been charged with crimes against animals after he allegedly entered a pen at a nature park with his dogs, which proceeded to kill 32 deer at the facility. Prosecutors in Puebla state said Wednesday the man entered the holding pen at...