2014 Elk, Deer, Pronghorn Hunting Season Forecast

Posted September 14, 2014 By NewsEngine

CHEYENNE – Hunters can expect fair to excellent hunting for elk, deer and antelope this hunting season depending on hunt areas and weather conditions during the high hunter activity periods of the hunts. The following forecast gives hunters an idea of what they can expect during the upcoming hunting season.

JACKSON REGION

ANTELOPE
In the Jackson region, pronghorn hunting is very limited since the region does not have the vast acreages of pronghorn habitat found in other regions, But, hunters who do have permits should have good success.
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Pechmann Center Holds Free Deer-Processing Workshop Sept. 22

Posted September 14, 2014 By NewsEngine

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Cape Fear River Branch of Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), is hosting a “Practical Deer Processing — from Field to Freezer” workshop at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

The workshop, which is free, is scheduled for Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. Instructors from QDMA will provide step-by-step instructions on how to process a deer after the hunt. Topics include field dressing, skinning, taxidermy preparation, safe food-handling techniques, basic home-processing procedures, as well as equipment needed. The workshop will wrap up with a question-and-answer session.
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Vermont’s Deer Hunting Opportunities

Posted September 14, 2014 By NewsEngine

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Sportsmen and women should be optimistic about the upcoming deer hunting seasons, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“Our overall herd health is good, and people are seeing a lot of deer right now,” said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Hunters who scout early should do well as favorite fall foods for deer — apples and nuts — appear spotty. Hunters should key in on these fall food areas, because deer will concentrate in them.”

According to Vermont deer biologist Adam Murkowski biological data on the health of deer collected during last fall’s hunting seasons show that Vermont’s deer continue to remain in good health. Additionally, Murkowski noted that recent weather data indicate the past three winters have not been severe in nature — a boon to deer throughout the state.
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