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Reynolds expands deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

Jun. 21, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hunters will be able to use semi-automatic weapons including AR-15 rifles to kill deer in more parts of the state during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa lawmakers passed the bill in May and it...

Mule deer population 34% above long-term average in ND

Jun. 13, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spring survey by state game officials shows the mule deer population in North Dakota is 13% higher than last year and 34% above the long-term average. The Game and Fish Department has conducted the aerial survey each year since the 1950s. Game management...

Police: 2 people dead after vehicle strikes deer, trees

Jun. 03, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two people died early Friday when their vehicle struck a deer followed by several trees, Massachusetts State Police said. The SUV was heading north on Interstate 495 in Chelmsford just before 5 a.m. when it struck the deer, veered into the median, went...

Deer causes fiery crash on interstate near Forest Lake

Jun. 02, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deer caused a fiery crash on Interstate 35 near Forest Lake. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the crash took place about 8 a.m. Wednesday when pickup driver Susan Norberg of Ramsey hit a deer. She abandoned her truck in on the interstate....

Iowa lawmakers OK deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

May. 24, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deer hunters would be able to use semi-automatic rifles during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill approved by lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor. The measure given final approval by the House is designed to help control the...

Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

May. 21, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September. The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of...

Viral disease reduces deer hunt licenses in North Dakota

May. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of licenses for this year's deer hunt in North Dakota has been reduced because of an outbreak of a viral disease last year. The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year. ...

Into the wild: Animals the latest frontier in COVID fight

Mar. 30, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into the bear’s nostrils five times. ...