DEER

Social Distancing: Vacation Time

Plus, the show goes on when a theater group performs shows for the public from a balcony

  I just got back from a mini vacation. My original plan were blown up by the pandemic, so I tried to come up with a socially distanced vacation. So my girlfriend and I went camping in Northern Minnesota. It checked off all the social distancing boxes. Outdoors! Lots of space! Thunderstorms! Mother Nature sure didn’t make it easy on…

Motorcycle Driver Hits Deer, Gets Hit By SUV & Killed

He was later pronounced dead at the scene

ERHARD, Minn. — The man killed in a motorcycle crash on County Highway 22 on Sunday night has been identified. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says he is 63-year-old Mark Hanson of rural Dent, and not a 19 year old as they previously released. Authorities believe Hanson first hit a deer and was then was run over by a small…

Chronic Wasting Disease Cases on the Rise in North Dakota

It brings the number of confirmed cases in hunted deer to 24 since 2009.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota wildlife officials say chronic wasting diseases is growing significantly in the state’s deer herd with eight additional cases discovered after the fall deer hunt. The state Game and Fish Department says that brings the number of confirmed cases in hunted deer to 24 since 2009 when CWD was first found in the state. CWD is a contagious…

Tim Walz Makes Trip To Fergus Falls For Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

This was Walz's first Deer Hunting Opener Trip As Governor

  FERGUS FALL, Minn — Tim Walz, in his first year as Governor for the deer hunting opener, decided to make the trip out to Fergus Falls to try and get his first deer as Governor. Mark Thoma, who got to be the host for this year’s hunt, says it’s all about tradition. “That really is what the experience that…

About 67,500 Deer Tags Issued in North Dakota

The season opens at noon Nov. 8 and ends Nov. 24.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota wildlife officials say the number of tags issued for the upcoming deer hunt is up by about 10,000. The Game and Fish Department says about 67,500 deer tags have been issued. Wildlife division chief Jeb Williams says the deer population is trending up in western North Dakota, while the eastern part of the state has been slower…

Two People Hurt Near Jamestown After Their Motorcycle Hits A Deer

The condition of both victims is unknown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Two people were airlifted to Fargo after hitting a deer on their motorcycle Saturday night. Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 8:50 p.m. on Highway 20 north of Jamestown. A woman was unconscious when officers arrived she was airlifted first. A man was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Jamestown and later flown…

Parkers Prairie Woman Hurt After Her Motorcycle Collides With Small Deer

The crash happened around 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler

BUTLER, MN — A Parkers Prairie, Minnesota woman was taken by LifeLink helicopter to the hospital after hitting a small deer with her motorcycle. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Jennifer Pullins’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening. The crash happened around 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler. Pullins was wearing a…

ATV Crashes Into Deer Near McVille

Mapleton man lost control of the ATV after hitting a deer on Saturday night

MCVILLE, N.D. — A Mapleton, North Dakota man was taken to Altru in Grand Forks after crashing into a deer on an ATV. The highway patrol says 49-year-old Troy Flesche was heading to his camper just south of McVille when he hit the deer just before 10 o’clock Saturday night. He lost control of the ATV and it overturned. Flesche…

North Dakota Sets Tentative Dates For Hunting Season

The dates become official with the governor's approval.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor’s approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept. 14, waterfowl on Sept. 28, pronghorn on Oct. 4, pheasants and fall…