Deer Management News This Week

Wildlife managers prepare to fight cheatgrass in wake of fire September 25, 2016 Idaho, Post Register
... cheatgrass. It’s native to Europe, northern Africa and southern Asia. It invaded America the same year the Civil War started ...    ...  53,000 acres of burned ground ... In addition to the threat posed by cheatgrass, managers expect a substantial number of mule deer will die this winter ... Unlike blue bunchgrass, cheatgrass isn’t good food for deer ...

Great Lakes and Wyoming wolves at risk ... Septembert 25, 2016 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... The provision that would de-list gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming is designed to keep wolves barred forever from protection by the Endangered Species Act (effectually gutting the law and not allowing science to protect endangered species)... Promote the controversial practice of hunting and chasing after deer with hounds (also known as “deer-dogging”) in certain national forests...

Upper Dublin, Deer of Upper Dublin again under siege September 25, 2016 Pennsylvania, Montgomery Newspapers
... The average deer killed annually for most of the last seven years is 27. Last year, hunters sat for 1,300 hours to kill 27 deer. In the meantime, our public lands cannot be used from Monday through Saturday ... The City of Philadelphia’s payments to the USDA for deer kills in Fairmount Park beginning in 2001 through 2016 total $408,566.90 with around 3,100 deer killed...

Deer, habitat bill debated September 24, 2015 Pennsylvania, Tribune-Review
...  a hearing on House Bill 2083 last week. It would create a forest and wildlife advisory council with authority to give the Pennsylvania Game Commission whatever marching orders it chose. Its goal would be to improve hunting by turning back the clock on deer management almost 20 years...

Michigan 2016 Deer Season Updates September 24, 2016 MDNR
  LInk to Youtube videos from the Michigan DNR providing audio updates for regions in the state from local wildlife biologists,..

Shaker Heights, Residents protest Shaker Heights deer culling September 24, 2016 Ohio, fox8.com
... The demonstrators said Shaker Heights, which has about 10 deer per square mile, is not overpopulated... They also argue mass killing of deer causes overpopulation because of higher birth rates and more food...

Hunters start tracking September 24, 2016 Ohio, Marietta Times
...  they are expecting more than 150,000 deer to be checked this year.  Last season, hunters in Ohio checked 152,444 deer and they harvested 148,821 in 2014... 

Deer numbers lowest at check station in over 60 years September 23, 2016 California, Union Democrat
... The total number of deer checked in was 19 compared to 29 last year, the lowest number since the check station began in 1953.,, set up at Highway 108 and Lyons Dam Rd ... Four years of drought and hot, dry hunting conditions are likely the cause for this year’s poor results...

De Blasio gets snippy over deer-vasectomy proposal September 23, 2016 New York, New York Daily News
... “We carefully worked through this policy with a host of wildlife experts. This is something we worked on with State and federal officials as well to figure out what was the most effective and most humane way to go about this.” ...

Moline, No deer kill in Moline, DNR says September 23, 2016 Illinois, Quad City Times
... "The problem is, Mr. Harris was quoted as saying there are too many deer," Tom Micetich, deer project manager for the DNR said in May. "There never was a formal population assessment done." Despite having his firearm-use waiver, Harris' request for a permit to kill our deer has been denied...

Deer populations unsustainable with CWD, study shows September 23, 2016 Louisiana, The Times-Picayune
... A team of researchers, led by Ph.D. graduate student David Edmunds, studied deer populations in a region of Wyoming that has been impacted by chronic wasting disease ... discovered, however, is that CWD caused a 10.4 percent annual decline in the region's deer herd...

Two Coyotes Kill Deer In Briarcliff Manor September 23, 2016 Connecticut, Daily Voice
... An attack on a deer by two coyotes this week in Westchester is further evidence that coyotes are here to stay  ... Briarcliff, where two coyotes killed a deer Wednesday morning on Long Hill Road East ...

Deer Tracker App’s 2016 Update Is Now Available September 23, 2016 grandviewoutdoors.com
... The 2016 update to “Deer Tracker” has been released. Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and Powderhook’s popular free app allows hunters to monitor deer activity and harvests in their neck of the woods and across the country. The update comes with new interactive features that allow users to estimate the age and score of bucks in posted photos as well as locate nearby public hunting land...

... The worst year for the disease in Illinois was 2012 when more than 2,000 cases were reported across 76 counties... 

A Disease You Need to Learn About Septemer 22, 2016 Missouri, Wayne County Journal Banner 
... In many ways, the public is being misled about chronic wasting disease in deer. ... It is likely that it exists to some degree in the Ozarks right now... in the Ozarks of north Arkansas it has been found in whitetail deer and elk in large numbers... What needs to be talked about is what the disease might do to those of us who eat deer meat...

Did You Know the Rut has Little to do With Bucks? September 22, 2016 Texas, fishgame.com
... a doe may be attractive to bucks for about five days, but may be willing to breed for a period of only 24 hours. If the doe is not bred during her first cycle, she will generally come into heat again about 28 days later.”  ...

Game and fish monitoring fatal disease ahead of deer season September 22, 2016 Arkansas, 8 ABC kait8.com
... They’ve [AGFC] taken a total of 1,749 samples. Of those, 104 tested positive.  There have not been any positive results in Northeast Arkansas... “They can come to us if they want to have the deer sampled,” ...

... chronic wasting disease continues to spread in the region’s deer population ...  one deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Beaverdale last year, the boundary of that disease management area was expanded ... 

Aging deer? There's an app for that September 21, 2016 MIssissippi, Jackson Clarion-Ledger
...  the app is designed to help hunters have an idea of how old a deer is when it's alive and after it has been harvested... The MSU Extension Service Deer Aging app is available for free from the App Store ... only for Apple," ...

Why Don't Deer Crash Into Each Other When Startled? September 21, 2016 Scientific American
... It is reasonable to assume that the deer would run directly away from an approaching threat or toward the nearest cover. Instead the researchers discovered that the animals preferred heading toward magnetic north or south...

Deer season is on tap next weekend (10/1/2016) September 21, 2016 Oregon, OregonLive.com
... Hunting conditions for the Oct. 1 deer opener are much improved over 2015, when most of Oregon was in dire distress from drought. A few pockets of dryness linger in northeast and parts of southeast Oregon ...

Hoosiers to vote on hunting rights this fall September 20, 2016 Indiana, Terre Haute Tribune Star
... Public Question 1, which asks if they want to “forever preserve” the right to harvest the state’s wildlife... In addition to declaring a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife, the amendment says “hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.” ...

Wildlife goes nuts over abundant acorn crop September 20, 2016 Virginia, GoDanRiver.com
... anecdotal reports from across the state indicate that Mother Nature’s cupboard is pretty well loaded with acorns in most areas this fall... “A heavy mast crop usually results in a decline in our total deer kill,” ... The last five years’ average has been 219,000 ...

... Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been found in free-ranging deer or elk in Kentucky ...   the disease has been found in five of seven states that border Kentucky — Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. ...   Researchers believe that CWD has been spread in North America by the transportation of infected deer or elk between captive herds, the escape of infected deer or elk from captive herd facilities ...

Anthrax confirmed in Kinney County deer September 20, 2016 Texas, outbreaknewstoday.com
... Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Anthrax in white-tailed deer in Kinney County on September 16, 2016. The affected premises is located approximately 12 miles east of Brackettville...

Let's end deer reduction zones September 20, 2016 Indiana, Evansville Courier & Press
... euphemism ... is “Deer Reduction Zones.” A more accurate description would be Deer Extermination Zones. In order to accomplish this goal, the state Department of Natural Resources has not only extended the hunting season for these animals, but also allows for each hunter to kill a total of 10 deer ... the goal of essentially eliminating a whole species of animals in an area surrounding a city seems to me unnecessarily extreme ...

Help create Minnesota's first-ever deer plan September 20, 2016 MDNR News
     Applications are open for citizens interested in serving on a statewide deer management plan advisory committee that will provide guidance, input and feedback beginning this December and continuing throughout the planning process.  The committee's recommendations, along with broader public input, will help DNR develop its first-ever deer management plan, which will provide strategic guidance on deer management into the future...

Charlottesville, City council contemplates urban archery, management techniques September 20, 2016 Virginia, The Daily Progress
... Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy told the council that passing an ordinance to permit residents to bow hunt within city limits is not particularly feasible.  Of the city’s more than 7,000 acres, “we have a total of five acres that might qualify [for urban archery] if you stay 100 yards away from every commercial building, dwelling, roadway or park or trail,” Murphy said. “In the way we use our land, and with our particular density, it’d be extremely difficult.”...

Chronic wasting disease found in McGregor Range deer  September 19, 2016 New Mexico,  New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
     Five deer harvested in the McGregor Range area of southern New Mexico during the 2015-16 hunting season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Game and Fish announced. Hunters who harvested those deer have been notified of the test results. Forty hunters who drew licenses for 2016-17 hunts on the range will be notified and advised of procedures to present their harvested deer for testing.  First discovered in New Mexico in 2002 ... 

Judge overturns MDC regulations of privately owned deer September 19, 2016 Missouri, The Missouri Times
... proposed regulations would have prevented breeders from importing deer from other states and using them for breeding and on private hunting reserves... in ruling against the Department of Conservation, also seemed to suggest that the Missouri Department of Agriculture should be the agency responsible for regulation of privately owned and bred deer ...

Natural Resources department to launch deer predator study September 19, 2016 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... will begin start the $3 million effort by capturing and placing radio collars on deer predators, such as bobcats and coyotes, in Dane, Iowa and Grant counties in October. The agency will start capturing and collaring deer in January...

Paid urban deer hunts; coming soon to Fairfax County neighborhoods September 19, 2016 Virginia, Fairfaxtimes.com
... Outdoor Access, a Richmond startup that launched this month to coincide with the opening of deer season, is matching deer hunters with Fairfax County landowners for privately paid “urban hunts.” ... “We’re giving landowners the chance to make money off their land while hunters are afforded the opportunity to extend their hunting season and hunt in areas that typically aren’t hunted as much,” ...

Wildlife vs. Vehicle Costs Top $200 Million Annually in California September 19, 2016 California, UC Davis
... An interactive map shows locations of incidents involving wildlife throughout the state, for the fall, when collisions are more likely to occur.  Hot spots illustrated by the report were identified ...

Why did deer collisions go up in Ohio last year? September 19, 2016 Ohio, WCPO
... The increase might be simply a result of people driving more: The Ohio Department of Public Safety found a 7-percent increase in overall crashes last year compared with 2014. And the Federal Highway Administration found Ohio drivers logged more miles ...

State Farm Survey, Deer Damage Can Be Costly September 19, 2016
... State Farm has released its annual deer claim study, which ranks states by the potential drivers had of hitting a large animal, including deer, elk and moose ... The likelihood of colliding with a large animal more than doubles during the months of October, November and December, during deer mating season ...
...  building wildlife overpasses like in Eastern Nevada on Highway 93 and I-80; those have actually saved a lot of mule deer," Healy said. "In two different migrations, 7,000 deer used it going back and forth  ...
Livestock producers need to be watchful of disease most common in deer September 18, 2016 South Dakota, Tri-State Neighbor
... epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) appears to be causing deer deaths in Nebraska and southern South Dakota ... EHD is caused by a virus that is spread by Culicoides biting midges. The disease generally peaks in late summer or early fall and ends with freezing temperatures ...

Ohio's deer-season harvest could reach 200,000 September 18, 2016 Columbus Dispatch
... The use of antlerless permits continues to be limited. A single antlerless permit may be used in four-deer counties ... Because of the recent regulatory tightening, moreover, deer populations in some counties have rebounded somewhat, Tonkovich said. As a result, the 2016-17 deer kill might increase as much as 5-10 percent from a year ago...  

CWD no longer high priority for DNR September 17, 2016 Wisconsin, Madison.com
...  why doesn’t Wisconsin require mandatory deer registration to ensure scientific assessments of CWD’s prevalence and distribution? Tami Ryan, the DNR’s wildlife health section chief, said the agency discussed that possibility, but decided it wasn’t feasible with the state’s new electronic-registration system. The agency also wants to see if voluntary compliance with sampling improves before reinstating mandatory registration...

Native plants are deer deterrents September 17, 2016 Oregon, OregonLive
... In the wild, deer and native plants evolved together, so plants developed defenses like waxy leaves or prickles that make them more adapted to surviving grazing. Even when they do get nibbled, natives are more likely to survive than the succulent plants in our gardens... Get ideas from an Extension publication of deer-resistant plants.

Mt. Lebanon,  Controversial deer cull starts again in Mt. Lebanon September 17, 2016 Pennsylvania, WPXI Pittsburgh
... goal of the deer cull is to reduce the deer population by about 50 percent in the next five years...

DNR glosses over Wisconsin's CWD problem September 16, 2016 The Sheboygan Press
...  2015’s tests ... The CWD infection rate hit a record 9.4 percent, with 295 sick deer among the 3,139 tested...  6 percent in 2014 ... researchers at Colorado State University reported that normal human prion proteins were more susceptible to be converted by CWD prions than those from mad-cow disease prions ...

CWD, 7 area counties included in special deer hunting seasons September 16, 2016 Illinois, MyWebTimes.com
... La Salle, Livingston, Kendall, Grundy and DeKalb are among 14 Northern Illinois counties that will be open for special chronic wasting disease seasons ... intended to help control the spread of CWD and to reduce surplus deer population  ... 

Idaho Falls, Wildlife managers worry animals could move towards the citySeptember 16, 2016 Idaho, LocalNews8.com
... Henry's Creek Fire ... With thousands of acres charred, Losinski says, thousands of deer will likely die because the habitat they normally reside has been destroyed... will be discussing ways to keep wildlife out of the city ...

DNR Meeting on Bovine TB in Deer September 16, 2016 Indiana, Greensburg Daily News
... a management zone in part of Fayette County and all of Franklin County, and a surveillance zone in part of Dearborn County. Hunter-harvested deer in the zones will be subject to periods of mandatory and voluntary submission to biological check stations ...

...  Missouri’s captive deer industry scored a major win over the state Department of Conservation this week when a judge blocked regulators’ efforts to stop imports of bucks and does to breeders ... Missouri is home to more than 100 breeding facilities and private hunting preserves with their own deer herds ... Hunters often pay thousands of dollars to hunt ... 
Modern Muzzleloaders: Deadly on Deer September 16, 2016 OutdoorHub
... Modern muzzleloaders share little in common with the Hawken and Kentucky long rifles of the past, beyond the basic physics of how they are loaded – from the muzzle. Sure, you can still buy many of those traditional black powder rifles, but most of today’s diehard deer hunters are simply looking for a way to extend their whitetail season with additional days in the field ...

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PGC's prescribed burns help state's deer habitat  September 16, 2016 Pennsylvania, Lebanon Daily NewsDave
... During its spring burning season, the commission treated a record 8,637 acres with prescribed fire to improve habitat on state game lands, and Hunter Access properties statewide... The key to having more abundant deer populations is by providing better deer habitat...

Blacktail buck numbers look strong September 16, 2016 Oregon, Mail Tribune
... Rogue Valley deer hunters ... success rates still hover around 20 percent for rifle hunters and 9 percent for bowhunters [2015] ...  the highest in the state for any blacktail unit ... thousands of rifle hunters will plunk down $26.50 for a buck tag ...  buck ratio of 26 bucks per 100 does, according to ODFW counts. Though it's twice the regional benchmark, it is lower than last year's fantastic ratio of 32 bucks per 100 does...

Hunters' Help Needed for CWD Management September 16, 2016 Wyoming, Basinsradio
... Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal disease caused by prions that impacts deer, elk, and moose has been documented across much of the state... Game and Fish really appreciates all members of the public who submit samples or report unhealthy looking animals ...  Information on CWD ...

DNR plans deer disease meetings September 15, 2016 Illinois, Kankakee Daily Journal
... CWD recently has been been detected in the counties of Kankakee, Livingston, Grundy and Will, and previously in 12 others — Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle and Kendall...

Collisions between cars and animals rise in Texas September 15, 2016 Texas, Fort Worth Star Telegram
... State Farm reported 1.25 million crashes involving deer, elk and moose nationwide between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, including 52,000 such crashes in Texas... nationally more than a third of claims related to animal collisions occur during the fall, and the number of incidents increased 2 percent in 2015 compared to the year before...

Deer sightings are declining September 15, 2016 MIssissippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... In an online poll taken by The Clarion-Ledger Outdoors following the 2015-16 deer season, the majority of responders indicated they were observing fewer deer while hunting.... The 2015-16 survey showed the harvest was ... 254,246 ... Those totals represent the lowest estimated harvests in 25 years and according to MDWFP Deer Program biologist William McKinley, they are a part of a recent trend...

DNR warns Farmers NOT to pull the trigger on Deer without a permit September 15, 2016 Delaware, Delaware 105.9
... Farmers in an effort to save their crops are shooting and killing deer and Natural Resources Police say without a permit ...
Staten Island, 70 deer vasectomies on Staten Island so far September 15, 2016 New York, SILive.com
... Anthony DeNicola and his team at White Buffalo have ear-tagged 75 total deer so far, including five females. Those doe and five of the sterilized bucks were also given radio collars... Only 527 deer were found on Staten Island during the city's latest aerial survey of the herd... less than the last count ...

Survey Shows Strong Support for Culling Island Deer Herd September 15, 2016 Massachuseetts, The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
... according to a newly-released community survey in which 79 per cent of respondents said they would support a significant reduction of the Island’s deer herd to address the problem... “I answered ‘yes’ but with the caveat that a very carefully vetted analysis be done by qualified scientists as to the number of deer which could be safely culled so as to not permanently degrade the viability of deer on the Island,” wrote one respondent...

The 4 best places to hunt for deer in Southeast Idaho in 2016 September 15, 2016 Idaho, Idaho State Journal
...  harvested a total of 68,764 deer in 2015, a 12.3 percent increase from the 2014 season. It was the biggest harvest Idaho’s deer hunters have seen in 24 years. ... Across the state, the overall success rate for deer hunters in both general seasons and controlled hunts was 45 percent ... 

Good deer season likely ahead September 15, 2016 MIchigan, Petoskey News-Review
... a mild winter, lush spring and decent summer helped local deer in terms of population and physical size.  “It does appear that across the Northern Lower (Peninsula) we’re going to have increased populations this year,” ... places like much of Otsego County that has more sandy soil does not typically have as many deer. These deer also tend to be slightly smaller ... 

CWD voluntary check stations & informational meeting announced September 15, 2016 Texas,Bandera County Courier
... the on-going epidemiological investigation of CWD has led to the discovery of additional CWD-positive deer in captive breeding facilities and released deer in high-fenced properties in Medina County.... Through voluntary testing of harvested deer, TPWD officials hope to determine whether CWD is prevalent in the free-ranging deer inside the designated surveillance zone...

... Statewide survival of radio-collared fawns was 64 percent, which is down from a record-high 83 percent survival in the 2014-15 winter, and 78 percent the prior winter.  However, last winter’s fawn survival still tracked above the 10-year average of 58 percent...  no reason why hunters couldn’t top last year’s record whitetail harvest because populations remain strong in those core areas... Elk hunting fell on hard times from 2008 through 2013 when annual harvests ranged between 15,155 and 17,470 elk ...

Cheaper alternatives to lease hunting September 15, 2016 Texas, Huntsville Item
... I've got several friends and acquaintances who routinely plop down $7,000 or more in annual lease dues alone... there were more than 38,000 public hunting permits sold statewide last year. The permit sales generated around $1.8 million in revenue for deposit into the department's general fund...

... The cost for the two-day hunting packages begin at $1,000  ... Prices and packages go to the "Exclusive, 3-day Hunt," which will begin at $10,000 and can cost up to $12,000 or more if a trophy buck with an antler score of more than 211 inches is harvested, along with a doe...

Primer on when and where you can hunt in Delaware September 14, 2016 The News Journal
... Depending on property size and features (like woods, agriculture fields, and ponds) lease rates can exceed $10,000 per year. In areas that frequently produce high harvests of deer and geese, competition for the prized spots sometimes creates bidding wars that price some hunters out of the market...
Deer hunting becomes game of inches September 14, 2016 Tennessee, 
The Hartsville Vidette
...an antlered deer was defined as one with antlers at least three inches long. This season the definition will be changed. An antlered deer now is any deer with antlers that protrude above the hairline ... The intent of the new rule is to reduce the number of spike bucks killed...

State DEEP puts out call for deer heads September 14, 2016 Connecticut, CT Post
... collecting deer heads for testing of chronic wasting disease... In an attempt to make data collection easier, hunters should fill out a Deer Head Collection Tag ... During the 2015 hunting season, 9,113 deer were legally harvested ... [Read the 2015 deer program summary]

... This groundbreaking research, which stems from Gov. Scott Walker's commitment to reevaluate chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin, will look at factors like predation, habitat conditions, hunter harvest and chronic wasting disease to measure impacts on deer survival and deer populations in southern Wisconsin.  This project will include exciting volunteer opportunities ...

MDC Asks Hunters To Get Deer Tested September 14, 2016 MIssouri, KTTS
... Officials are asking hunters in Barry, Christian, Douglas, McDonald, Ozark, Stone, and Taney Counties to have their animals tested for the deadly disease.  These seven counties are close to where more than 100 deer and elk tested positive in Arkansas ...  “Deer harvest and population has been relatively stable in Pettis County ... the county averages 20 to 25 deer per square-mile in the county...

MDC Asks Hunters To Get Deer Tested September 14, 2016 MIssouri, KTTS
... Officials are asking hunters in Barry, Christian, Douglas, McDonald, Ozark, Stone, and Taney Counties to have their animals tested for the deadly disease.  These seven counties are close to where more than 100 deer and elk tested positive in Arkansas ...

DNR to hold 2 deer-hunting meetings on bovine TB response September 14, 2016 Indiana, Huron Daily Tribune
... Bovine TB was diagnosed in a deer in southeastern Indiana's Franklin County in August, marking the first time the animal disease was found in the wild in Indiana... Deer taken this fall by hunters in those areas will be subject to mandatory inspections ...
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MO hunters may see deer wearing GPS collars this hunting season September 13, 2016 Missouri, KFVS
... The GPS will help researchers find out if does are staying in the same place in the fall, during the regular hunting season, or if they're on the move.  "If those deer are staying on that sight year-round then the land owner can harvest more deer on that sight or have other folks come harvest them," ... 

Depredation Tags: Are Farmers Gaming the System? September 13, 2016 Kansas, North American Whitetail Magazine
... The discovery of five dead deer on a Kansas public hunting area has reignited a simmering debate ...  was perfectly legal. The deer were killed by a local farmer... Kansas, along with virtually every other state that has whitetail deer, give farmers and other landowners what are known as depredation or kill permits...

Most Southern forests privately owned September 13, 2016 Florida, Pensacola News Journal
... "Our analysis shows that landowners who harvest are actually helping wildlife, because landowners who harvest are more plugged in, they're working with a forester who is giving them advice ... One of the biggest barriers (to active land management) is cost, so if people can earn an income from their land, they're more likely to reinvest in their forest," ...
... Wild pigs compete for food such as acorns with native wildlife including deer, turkeys and squirrels... the swine can even eat the young of large mammals such as deer and cattle ...





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Town rescues deer from raging flood waters September 25, 2016 Iowa, WTVD-TV
... A man strapped on his life jacket and jumped in the water to save the deer in distress. Everyone else helped pull the deer to safety...
     Man risks life to save deer September 24, 2016 Iowa, WKOW
... Sallis held the man who was tethered to a nearby railing. As Evansdale jumped in with his life jacket, strapped the deer, and they were able to pull it to safety...

Stray deer rescued in Riverside will live at animal sanctuary  September 20, 2016 California, FOX 11 Los Angeles
... The deputy was able to tie the very domesticated deer to his cruiser ... transported her (they think it's female) to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley...

A Riverside County Animal Services officer retrieved a stray deer in Jurupa Valley Sept. 20, 2016. The deer appeared to be very domesticated. Officer Will Luna brought the deer to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter and contacted a state Fish & Wildlife warden to make arrangements for the animal's transfer to a sanctuary. - September 20, 2016 California



Deer killed with arrows in Solvang prompts reward September 20, 2016 California, Lompoc Record
... By all rights, he should have been dead three years ago when he somehow came up with a broken knee... But he was still moving well and feeding himself ... the deer was like an icon to Mission Oaks residents, who often awoke in the morning to see him in their backyards... the verdict was that he had been shot – not with bullets, but with arrows ... The arrows were removed ... a gated community ... $2,000 reward ...


What Animals Live In Hawaii? September 10, 2016 Hawaii, World Atlas
... axis deer or chital, native to the Indian subcontinen ... was first introduced in Hawaii when Hong Kong gifted King Kamehameha V, the ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii (1863 to 1872). Today, the Hawaiian island of Lanai houses a large population of the axis deer .., the mule deer was introduced to the Kauai Island of Hawaii by humans...

Mother and baby deer grazing and grooming in their natural habitat. This was in the wild, no fences or anything. Took a good 20 minutes for the doe get used to me before the little baby came out. - September 12, 2016



Palisades Park neighborhood tries to help orphaned baby deer September 8, 2016 New Jersey, News 12 New Jersey
... For the past few weeks, the baby deer has not strayed far from Bergen Boulevard where its mother was killed...the fawn keeps venturing closer and closer to traffic... A spokesperson for Bergen County Humane tells News 12 New Jersey that the agency cannot move wildlife. It is up to the state Fish and Wildlife Department ... there is a natural preserve close to where the fawn is located...

We first met Eva when she was a week old fawn. We were “friends” with her intelligent mother who visited every day, and so Eva grew up very interested in these humans who lived in her neighborhood. Eva formed a special bond with Marlis, and over time it seemed obvious that Eva understood a lot of the German and English that she heard. - September 9, 2016


Piebald deer was striking in its blaze of white September 8, 2016 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... Experts say piebalds are the result of a genetic defect that influences less than 1 percent of the herd. Piebald deer vary widely in color. Some have distinct white patches — think pinto horse — while others have a varying amount of white hair mixed with normal brown hair. Some are nearly pure white. Piebald deer are not partial albinos. True albino deer are totally white ...



... An elk with a tire and rope wrapped around its antlers wondered into the right place in its time in need. The beast stumbled its way into a veterinarian's yard in Arizona ...


Hunter saves deer – from a massive python in Florida September 4, 2016 New York Daily News
... Wilson saw a huge python — a nonnative invasive species overrunning the Everglades — had wrapped itself around a white-tailed deer ... video ... utters an expletive and starts firing his gun ...

Elk Cam Goes Live September 2, 2016 Pennsylvania, PGC News 
     Hear a bull’s ear-splitting bugle without leaving home.  Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania's elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season.  And while there's nothing quite like seeing a giant bull up close, or feeling your rib cage resonate as it lets loose an ear-splitting bugle, the opportunity again has come to get a glimpse of Pennsylvania's prime time for elk - without ever having to leave home.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission has installed a camera on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County, in a field that typically is a hub of elk activity as the bugling season heats up. Link to camera

...  The deer was hopping over the rocks and then took off out to sea... range County Sheriff Harbor Patrol used a water hose splashing near it to usher it back to shore... as quickly as it appeared, it was gone, running up toward the Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel. He was later spotted at Strands Beach...

Ryan K. Lindsay Grabs 'Deer Editor' by the Horns September 1, 2016 ComicsAlliance
... the third part of Ryan K. Lindsay and Sami Kivelä‘s digital comic noir, Deer Editor is now live on Kickstarter. Featuring, yes, a deer who acts as an investigative journalist for a local paper ...

Injured GR deer helped August 31, 2016 Wyoming, Green River Star
... The buck was laying down and I could see its antler was broken ... tranquilized the deer... set to work cutting the antler off just above the burr... an antiseptic spray was put on the wound to prevent infection ... [later]:   saw the deer, who he now calls “stubby” ... “He was just bouncing around with his buddies,” ...

Where the Deer and Giraffoids Play August 30, 2016 Utah Scientific American
... Pronghorn evolved independently of antelope and deer, and whatever remembrances their ornamentation has to bovid horns or cervid antlers is a result of convergent evolution stemming from a more ancient common ancestor ... Based on genetic evidence from living ruminants ... America's pronghorn aren't antelope, but close relatives of giraffes...

Awi Usdi on humaneness and human rights August 29, 2016 BusinessWorld Online Edition
... Long before the colonization of America by the white men with their bows and arrows, the Cherokee Indians had made a statement on the respect for the environment and the balance of nature in the folktale of Awi Usdi, leader of the white-tailed deer clan... If you destroy the natural order, you will be “crippled,” Awi Usdi warned the humans...

Trump's son shares photo after rescuing baby deer August 26, 2016 New York, The Hill 
... The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a photo on Instagram of a fawn he says he rescued from a pond in upstate New York...