February 10, 2016

Maine’s Percentage of “Big Bucks” Remains Below Average

The Maine Sportsman Magazine has released their list of registered “Big Bucks” from this past year’s harvest. My numbers guy, who compiles and keeps the tables of deer harvests and big bucks, has sent me his most, up-to-date table of big bucks taken in Maine. As you will see on the graph, the total deer […]

How Accurate Are State Deer Harvest Estimates?

According to an article found at Outdoor Life: “Hunters want it [deer harvest estimate] to be important, but they also don’t believe it. They say how can you know how many deer were killed if you didn’t check my deer? And that’s true. These estimates aren’t down to the individual deer, but scientifically this is an accurate […]

Deer Porn: Researchers Use of Vaginal Implant Transmitters

The VIT is equipped with a temperature sensor. When it is warm and happy, it beeps (a radio signal) slowly to save battery power. When the temperature changes or drops, the signal speeds up making it easier to locate. Each VIT is also paired with a GPS collar. When the temperature sensor in the VIT […]

‘Suicidal deer’ sign making drivers take notice

They’ve left no notes behind. And it’s fairly certain they’re not doing it for the insurance money. But “suicidal deer” are apparently such a big problem in Paxton, Ill. that its county is installing signs to warn drivers. Source: ‘Suicidal deer’ sign making drivers take notice | Fox News

Piebald Whitetail Deer Herd

You Don’t Need a Gun or To Hunt Deer?

A Trophy Taken by Camera

Tallies from hunting show that deer, bear and turkeys are doing well in N.H. – moose, not so much

…although it may seem counterintuitive, hunting seasons are one of the best ways to determine the size and health of wild animal populations. A popular hunting season can send thousands – tens of thousands in the case of deer season – into the woods looking for specific species. Because hunters must register their kills for […]

Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Final Plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore, New York. The Final Plan/EIS identifies Alternative D as the NPS preferred alternative. When approved, the management plan will guide management of white-tailed deer at Fire Island National […]

N.J. Shoots More Deer Than ME, NH, VT, MA