Tag: 2018

The 2018-19 North Carolina Deer Season Harvest Numbers Aren’t Great, But They Aren’t Horrible Either


North Carolina Deer Season

The last North Carolina deer season saw a nine percent decrease in harvest compared to the previous three-year average. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission released the 2018-19 seasonal harvest data, with a total of 143,529 reported deer successfully hunted statewide from the beginning of the season on September 8, 2018 until the final day

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Can Anyone Tell Us Why Shrimp Are Testing Positive for Cocaine?


Shrimp Test Positive For Cocaine

A study found cocaine to be the most common drug discovered in tested shrimp from parts of the UK. Newsweek is reporting on a recent study that determined cocaine to be the most prevalent drug in shrimp tested from 15 river sites in July of 2018. The study was investigating the contamination of wildlife with

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3 Sentenced in Illegal Mountain Lion Hunt in Yellowstone


Probation, restitution, and a ban of hunting and fishing licenses fell upon three Montana men. Three men have been sentenced for their involvement in a Lacey Act violation that happened in Yellowstone National Park late last year, according to an official National Park Service news release. Court documents say that Austin Peterson, Trey Juhnke, and Corbin

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Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout

Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout

Phasing out mile-long drift gillnet use will dramatically decrease bycatch, including recreationally important fisheries. Today, Bill Shedd, president of the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) and a 25-year Chairman of the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) […]

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One of the Oldest Deer Ever Recorded in Vermont Was Killed in 2018

Justin Hoffman
Vermont Deer Hunting

A 20-year-old doe was taken during the 2018 season, tying the record for oldest deer ever recorded. If you submitted a tooth from a harvested deer during Vermont’s 2018 season, you are now able to see the age of the animal by visiting the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website. In total, 2,999 buck teeth were

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One of America’s Top Whitetail Destinations May Prohibit Shooting Bucks This Season


antlerless-only deer season

The quickest way to reduce an animal population is by culling females. Buffalo County, Wisconsin, is widely considered the No. 1 whitetail hunting destination in all of North America, but this year might be different. The Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council has suggested an antlerless-only season to address the overpopulation of deer in the area.

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