2017 Southern Deer Forecast
By: Game & Fish Online Staff
No matter where you're hunting in the South, you can find the latest state analysis and where-to-go hotspots in our annual Deer Forecast
2017 Alabama Deer Forecast
Fall is in the air, and it’s time to head to the woods to look for some venison. Hunters across the Cotton State are gearing up for the most anticipated season of the year. Of course, to be truly successful, hunters need to have an understanding of what is happening with Alabama’s deer herd. “There are some parts of the state where we’ve gotten a lot of questions and concerns from hunters and landowners about what is perceived as declining deer numbers,” said Chris Cook, Deer Studies Project leader for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. “That’s primarily up in north-central Alabama, and that was really the justification for shortening the either-sex gun season in that part of the state this past ....
2017 Arkansas Deer Forecast
We certainly don’t lack for opportunities. The Arkansas archery season runs from the last weekend in September to Feb. 28, the longest continuous deer season in the nation. We have two muzzleloader seasons that offer 12 days of exclusive opportunities for smokepole hunters in October and December. Our modern gun seasons are generous, but if you live in south Arkansas, it runs uninterrupted for nearly 40 days. And that doesn’t include a five-day private lands modern gun hunt that spans the end of October and the beginning of November, nor does it include a three-day Christmas holiday modern gun hunt ....
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