Deer Management News This Week

Winter Severity Index was mild, good for deer, hunters March 24, 2017 Minnesota, Mesabi Daily News
... snow depth and duration of the season are the most important factors in deer winter survival in northern Minnesota, the herd is in very good condition for this time of year... noted fawn production should be excellent this spring...

Trail cams used to monitor predators of deer fawns March 24, 2017 Pennsylvania, Penn State News
... only half of them survive until their first birthday, and much of that mortality results from predation... 88 trail cams in operation ... whether there is a relationship between where predators are found and where fawns survive ...

Deer kill surveys available for area hunters March 24, 2017 Wisconsin, Lakeland Times
... As The Lakeland Times has previously reported, many hunters and residents disbelieve the DNR claim of buck harvest up 30 percent in the Northern Forest zone...  200 surveys have been mailed out to hunters ...

Sawyer County gets 28 Kentucky elk March 23, 2017 Duluth News Tribune
... The elk, relocated from Kentucky, are being held in a seven-acre holding pen to monitor their health and allow them to acclimate to the area.  They will be released in early July ...

Sawyer County gets 28 Kentucky elk March 23, 2017 Duluth News Tribune
... The elk, relocated from Kentucky, are being held in a seven-acre holding pen to monitor their health and allow them to acclimate to the area.  They will be released in early July ...

...  when habitats are improved for non-game species, which the majority of the species on the list are in that category, game like elk and Mule Deer also benefit... State Wildlife Action Plan

... “Wild pigs are the most prolific large animal that we have out on the landscape today, and they can outbreed any other native deer or exotic deer that we have out there. So they’re actually driving some populations of wildlife in the opposite direction as they continue to climb.” ...

Plan calls for more mule deer March 23, 2017 South Dakota, Rapid City Journal
... The latest population directives from 2016 indicated that GF&P wanted to see the mule deer population grow "substantially." The white-tailed deer population is more complicated, as the latest directives say that the population should slightly increase in the Black Hills and the prairie, while it should slightly decrease just north of the Black Hills towards Belle Fourche...

Wyoming Woes, fawn survival March 23, 2017 sportingclassicsdaily.com
... winter weather in 2017 ... Of the 70 fawns monitored during the 2016-17 winter, only one survived until March 5, 2017... from Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project ...

...  authorities are urging the public to postpone their early-spring scavenger hunt on account of this winter’s historic snowfall.  Deer and elk are still very concentrated because of the snowpack ...

Wintering Wildlife Deaths Typically Highest in March March 22, 2017 Idaho, KPVI News 6
... Idaho Fish and Game says they've provided 500,000 pounds of deer feed and over a million pounds of hay to support our local wildlife in southeast Idaho alone... we've had four really mild winters that preceded this one, so our survival rates for fawns and for adults was very, very high ...

Big Bend Mule Deer Restoration Effort Advancing March 22, 2017 Texas, Texas Trophy Hunters Association
... To boost a struggling mule deer population in parts of the Big Bend region of far West Texas, wildlife personnel relocated 98 does... to the Black Gap Wildlife WMA and adjacent El Carmen Land ...

... "Not getting pushed by people looking for shed antlers allowed the animals to conserve their energy reserves during a winter that was severe in some parts of the state," said Capt. Mitch Lane ...

Charlottesville, City sets aside money for professional deer hunters March 22, 2017 Virginia, The Daily Progress
... Szakos and other councilors said they would be interested in partnering with a nonprofit hunting organization to bowhunt in the city. Staff, however, said the state would not permit such a partnership as it would give the appearance that the city is creating a special hunting club...

Organizations come together to improve deer wintering habitats March 21, 2017 Michigan, UpperMichigansSource.com
... in Marquette and Delta County ... partnering with U.P. Whitetails and a local tree nursery to improve the wintering habitats of six private landowner’s properties ... “Everybody knows the deer are not doing well and part of that is the loss of habitat,” ...
... this year’s deep snow has made survival hard for smaller wildlife like pronghorn and deer.  “Moose being larger bodied and longer legs, they can move through deep snow a lot easier and they’re able to withstand those colder temperature ...

... A bill to increase the number of some hunting licenses for nonresidents would add $147,000 [PDF] in annual revenue for Fish, Wildlife and Parks ... 70 percent of their budget coming from nonresident license sales...

Sharpshooters kill 238 deer in CWD zone March 21, 2017 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
... brings the total of CWD-positive deer in the region to 11, with all but one found in a small area near Preston. Since December 31, more than 1,100 deer have been tested...

Man charged with cruelty in killing deer March 21, 2017 Maine, Press Herald
... charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals ... The animal was shot while Mole was illegally night hunting, according to investigators. The deer was left to suffer during the night until Mole returned the following morning ...

... looked into the possibility of using salt licks containing birth-control chemicals... don't have long-term health effects on the deer ... Some reports say the salt licks are harmless to people, Vancheri said, but other studies question whether droppings left by deer that consume salt licks will damage the soil and possibly cause other health issues...

Idaho Fish and Game Ask Idahoans Not to Plant Japanese Yew March 20, 2017 Newsradio 1310
... This winter Idaho Fish and Game says 30 elk, 50 pronghorns, a couple moose, several deer, and a number of domesticated animals died from eating Japanese yew...

DNR awards $100,000 in UP deer habitat improvement grants March 20, 2017 Michigan, UpperMichigansSource.com
... “This year's grants are for excellent projects designed to address local and regional deer habitat needs,” ...

Turnout low for DNR's meetings March 19, 2017 West Virginia, The Inter-Mountain
...  the DNR plans to open 23 counties and parts of two counties to unlimited antlerless deer hunting on private land with a bag limit of three... Nicholas, Pocahontas and the western portion of Pendleton will have limited antlerless deer hunting...

Arkansas Online
... Proposal 29 ... will allow hunters to affix any kind of tag or paper with appropriate information to legally harvested deer, bear or turkey... Proposal 30 will require hunters to check deer, bear and turkey within 12 hours instead of 24 hours...

Northeast moose population stable March 18, 2017 Minnesota, Mesabi Daily News
... rapid decline of the population since 2006. That year the DNR reported an estimated 8,840 moose in northeastern Minnesota.  This year’s estimate is 3,710... survey was conducted from Jan. 5 to Jan. 14 ...

Florida has won the battle against screwworms March 18, 2017 The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
...  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it will wind down its response against flesh-eating maggots that threaten small, endangered deer in a national wildlife refuge in the Florida Keys...

... this was the 34th time a bill was proposed that would permit some form of Sunday hunting... If Sunday hunting should become a day of deer hunting added to the week, not only would the season length have to be shortened to prevent overkill, it would have to be shortened to compensate for the extra hunters that would hunt on that Sunday ...

Wyoming hunting forecast: The good, the bad and the ugly March 18, 2017 Casper Star-Tribune Online
... On the eastern side of the state, temperatures dropped and snow fell, but most of the deer and pronghorn survived. Hunting seasons may see change slightly in some places ... The western side, however, is a radically different story. It’s possible most of the mule deer fawns born in 2016 in the Jackson and Pinedale areas will have died this winter from record snow and cold ..,

Outdoors groups urge legislators to approve fee increases March 18, 2017 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... a deer hunting license would rise from $30 to $34.   ... The DNR will need the fee increase revenue not only for its regular activities, but also to develop a new deer management plan now in the works and to combat chronic wasting disease in deer ...

Slight reduction in Utah buck deer permits March 17, 2017 Outdoor News Daily
... last fall, the statewide buck-to-doe ratio, on general season units in the state, averaged 21 bucks per 100 does. That’s slightly higher than the 18 to 20 bucks per 100 does objective most of the general season units are managed for. ...  a difficult winter two years ago, followed by drought conditions in 2016 and then a severe winter this past winter, have reduced the number of younger bucks in some areas..,

SD seeking more successful deer hunts March 17, 2017 South Dakota, WDAZ
... a management plan for white-tailed and mule deer... establishment of target harvest success rates, or the percentage of license holders who harvest a deer ... East River firearm success rate has slowly fallen since a high near 90 percent in the 1970s. It was about 50 percent in 2015 ... state needs to increase the population of deer herds ...

Staten Island, City spent $2778 per deer vasectomy on Staten Island so far March 17, 2017 New York, SILive.com
... Seventy-eight male fawns and 642 adult bucks were given vasectomies ... Agency contractor White Buffalo Inc. was paid $2 million this fiscal year to carry out the city's plan ... Five deer were euthanized by the city as of Monday after getting injured during capture attempts...

Biodiversity amidst death March 17, 2017 Michigan, Great Lakes Echo
... Four white-tailed deer graze atop a rise ... on a fall day at Mount Hope Cemetery ... Regardless of the original intent of cemetery landscape designers, when it comes to protecting biodiversity, cemeteries provide “a lot of the same benefits you get from parks,” ...

CPW and the oil and gas industry can't have it both ways March 16, 2017 Colorado, Boulder Weekly
... CSU scientists argued that habitat factors, like oil and gas development, are likely the largest factors limiting mule deer populations, as opposed to CPW who argued that predation from mountain lions and bears has more of an impact...

... This is the second time the disease has been found in a farmed deer facility in Michigan. In 2008, a 3-year-old doe on a Kent County deer farm also tested positive ...  quarantined the affected farm, and are in the process of depopulating the herd and testing all of the animals...

     The DNR is closing the books on 2016 chronic wasting disease monitoring efforts, collecting 4,879 tissue samples from wild deer. From those, 12 samples tested positive for the disease; test results are pending on deer from a handful of counties, including a few dozen from a special deer collection effort in Clayton County....

Why Did the Deer Cross the Road? Because She Had a Safe Place to Pass March 16, 2017 Arizona, Arizona Public Media
... Last year, a new overpass and underpass opened that cross State Route 77 near Oro Valley ... so far, mule deer have been the heaviest users of the wildlife crossing. They make up about half the nearly 1,200 animals that have been documented using either the underpass or overpass between April 2016 and January of this year...

Bill to restore baiting and feeding a threat to deer herd March 15, 2017 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Assembly Bill 61 defies the consensus of knowledge on disease transmission and would allow increased placement of artificial food in Wisconsin. Specifically, the bill limit would limit the time during which baiting and feeding of deer may be prohibited following a positive test for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis...

Chronic Wasting Disease Infecting Deer in Virginia March 15, 2017 Community Idea Stations
... Last year there was a marked increase in the number of cases of Chronic Wasting Disease among deer in Virginia.  Although only detected in the north western part of the state ...

How to Properly Cull the Herd — Part I March 15, 2017 Texas, North American Whitetail Magazine
... Making bucks with an outside spread of under 14 inches off limits resulted in nearly all yearlings being protected. It also protected many 2 1/2-year-olds. Over time, the rule increased the number of older bucks. In the quarter-century since, modified forms of this strategy have found their way into use across much of North America...

UP deer hunting restrictions likely to continue March 15, 2017 Michigan, ABC 10 News NOW
...  there is some recovery ... I don’t think it’s very much,” said Matonich. “The impact of all three elements: habitat, predators and winter … severe winters for example when they knock the heard down, there’s not enough heard left to bring back up again. It takes a lot longer ...

...  head is being sent for testing by pathologists ... An elk with brainworm likely would appear thin, lethargic, and oblivious to its surroundings... six cases of brainworm confirmed between 2012 and 2016 ...

'Georgia Coyote Challenge' puts canine in cross-hairs March 14, 2017 Georgia, Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
... Georgia’s deer population is where the DNR wants it ... On average hunters kill about 350,000 deer annually and 50,000 coyotes annually ... the 33 coyotes taken in the “Challenge” seems like a really small number...

Hunting proposals contain fascinating tidbits March 14, 2017 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... Even with lucrative opportunities to kill a doe, hunters still killed more bucks. The count last season was 77,821 does, which was 43 percent of the total, 89,728 antlered bucks and 12,572 button bucks (young animals with immature antlers)...

Legal rain barrels could catch hundreds of gallons of water in Nevada March 14, 2017 Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal
... The bill also formally recognizes the use of water collection systems known as guzzlers used in the outback to provide water for thirsty animals. Nevada has 1,725 wildlife guzzlers around the state. ... 433 are for big animals such as deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep...

WD Gulsby, JC Kilgo, M Vukovich, JA Martin - The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2017
...  We investigated whether mortality risk was affected by landscape characteristics within fawn home ranges for a sample of 165 fawns on the United States Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS), South Carolina, 2007–2012... The combined weight of evidence suggests maintenance of a heterogeneous landscape consisting of relatively small dispersed patches may reduce fawn losses to coyotes...

Annual check finds 12 Iowa deer with chronic wasting disease March 14, 2017 Iowa, KIMT 3
... 12 deer taken during the 2016-2017 hunting seasons tested positive for chronic wasting disease... out of 4,879 tissue samples...

Deer council advisory meetings kick off in northeast Wisconsin March 14, 2017 
WeAreGreenBay.com
... Every county in the Wisconsin has these meetings and will the main goal is to analyze the data from last year in order to make recommendations for 2017 ... Here is a link to the CDAC page where you can find anything from success rate, to harvest numbers, and population...

FWP to form citizen panel on Chronic Wasting Disease March 14, 2017 Montana, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... The condition can wipe out large portions of elk and deer herds ... “We’ve had confirmed cases within a few miles of Montana,” ...

Hemorrhagic Disease in Montana N Anderson, J Ramsey, K Carson - Intermountain Journal of Sciences, 2017
... Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) is caused by two groups of orbiviruses, bluetongue (BT) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)... HD was first documented in Montana in 1961... Until 2013 HD had been limited to the east side of the Rocky Mountain front.  However, in 2013 several counties in western Montana experience their first recorded EHD die-off in white-tailed deer...

DNR teams with USDA sharpshooters to contain CWD March 13, 2017 Minnesota, Fillmore County Journal
... 2016 discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in Southeastern Minnesota. ... seven deer tested positive for CWD during the special hunt, bringing the total of infected deer in the area to nine. The USDA sharpshooters have harvested just over 100 deer since they began their contract on February 20. So far, none have tested positive for CWD ...

Game Commission Releases Deer Harvest Report March 13, 2017 Pennsylvania, PGC News
... Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 9 percent, and the overall deer harvest was up 6 percent, in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today.  Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17 – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the 2015-16 harvest of 315,813...

... Chronic Waste Disease is also an issue they are really concerned about ... "We're surrounded by states that have the disease we have not identified the disease in Louisiana yet so my concern is to try to keep that disease out of our state because I can tell you it can ruin a deer population overnight,"...

Ann Arbor, New report examines Ann Arbor deer population, control efforts March 13, 2017 Michigan, MLive
... a newly released report from White Buffalo Inc., a contractor hired by the city to carry out a combination of lethal sharpshooting and nonlethal surgical sterilization programs in late January and early February. The 22-page report offers a recap of the recent deer cull and sterilization efforts, and looks at population numbers. "Approximately 50% more deer were observed this year than last year," ...

In Nebraska, tests confirm spread of CWD to Lancaster County March 13, 2017 Outdoor News
... A sick deer in Lancaster County tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease, in early March. This is the first known case of CWD in Lancaster County...

Deer and bear hunting harvest down in Rappahannock County March 12, 2017 Virginia, Rappahannock News
... A total harvest of 1584 deer was recorded this just-concluded hunting season, the lowest number since 1998 when 1476 deer were bagged... deer management effort over the past decade was to increase the female deer kill over much of the state, especially on private lands ...

County Deer Advisory Councils quickly gaining traction March 12, 2017 Indiana, Kokomo Tribune
... The Indiana Whitetail Deer Herd Management Group (IWDHM) ... the all-volunteer group ... 85 percent of all respondents believe we now have too few deer... Nearly 90 percent felt the state is issuing far too many extra antlerless licenses...

Game commissioners prepare to pull the trigger on semiautomatic rifle regulation March 12, 2017 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... While safety was initially a concern everywhere that semiautomatics are legal for hunting, no comprehensive data from state wildlife agencies could be found showing that the use of semiautomatic sporting arms increased the number or severity of hunting-related shooting incidents ...
     Using semiautos may result in fewer wounded deer March 12, 2017 Pennsylvania, Scranton Times-Tribune
... “We saw video of hunters using semiautomatics who were actually able to take more time to identify their target than those using bolt-action rifles,” ...

Wolf population on the rise, but conservationists concerned March 11, 2017 Oregon, Bend Bulletin
... While Dennehy said the agency would continue to emphasize nonlethal methods of keeping wolves away from ranches and other residences, the wolf management plan allows for ODFW agents to kill wolves if there’s evidence wolves are causing declines in deer or elk populations, or if a wolf is determined to be chronically killing livestock...

Is Pennsylvania on verge of chronic wasting disaster? March 11, 2017 Pennsylvania, Tribune-Review
... Forty-seven wild CWD-positive deer were found in the state since 2012. Twenty-five turned up in 2016. ... In states like West Virginia and Wisconsin, CWD kind of percolated for a while, then exploded ... 

Updates from the Transportation and Wildlife Front  P Cramer, R Hamlin - Intermountain Journal of Sciences, 2017
...  The results show support for the idea that the length of wildlife crossing structures is the most important structural dimension for mule deer success. Results also show a willingness of white-tailed deer to use bridged structures that are under 5 feet high to pass beneath roads. Elk are the “problem child” of wildlife crossing structures in several places, and are very hesitant to use any structures...





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Investigation continues into deer set on fire March 23, 2017 Indiana, Greensburg Daily News
...  sheriff's deputies who responded reported the deer was still alive upon their arrival before it was put down at the scene. Accelerant is suspected to have been poured on the animal ...
     PETA offers reward to help solve burned deer case March 22, 2017 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
... up to $5,000 to anyone ... for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those believed to have set a deer on fire after striking it with a vehicle last month in Fulton County...

... it is not uncommon for deer to leave their fawns unattended for up to eight hours at a time. This behavior minimizes the scent of the mother left around the fawn and allows the fawn to go undetected by nearby predators. While fawns may seem abandoned, they rarely are...

Black River Falls firefighters rescue deer trapped on ice March 21, 2017 Wisconsin, News8000.com - WKBT
... Rescue crews located the whitetail deer about 300 yards from the boat landing, partially submerged and unable to get to land...

... was seen running in the pharmacy section ... able to safely release the uninjured deer back into the woods...

... She ran off with the herd, apparently accepted by the other deer, later on... the deer has been eartagged and the herd stays on the sanctuary property; there is no fencing but the deer are basically locked in by farms...
     Rescuers only saved deer from ice because residents were going to risk themselves March 20, 2017 New Jersey, New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
... “We were really concerned it would turn into a good Samaritan going out trying to help the deer and falling in the water and putting life at risk,” DiGiralomo said.
The deer was not able to get any traction for more than 20 hours ...
     Deer rescued from frozen pond as neighbors cheer effort March 19, 2017 New Jersey, NJ.com
...A wildlife workers expressed optimism that the deer would recover, stating that it had no broken bones and appeared exhausted by an icebound adventure starting Saturday....
     Stranded deer pulled from icy pond after rescue boat overturned March 19, 2017 New Jersey, News 12 New Jersey
... Amid the action, the deer darted further away from its would-be rescuers on the pond.  Crews eventually caught up to it and dragged it off the ice, but once on shore, the creature appeared to have a leg injury...

... The case started with a tip from a concerned Wyoming citizen who watched the two defendants on a hunting show called “Hunting in the Sticks” that aired on national television. In the episode “Western Redemption,” Mills and Duncan are seen harvesting two bull elk ...

Hamptons Deer Learning to Get Along in Traffic March 10, 2017 New York, Dan's Papers
... I’ve been out here for 60 years and I can say that because the average lifespan of a deer is maybe 5 years, this is at least 11 generations of deer from when I got here. Genetically, it is entirely possible a herd of deer could change in that time, lose their fear of cars, and keep their distance from them when they see one coming...

Canela the deer is missing. Kelvin the deer whisperer is on a mission to find her. - March 14, 2017 Pennsylvania


A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother. I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets, but this was special situation. The baby deer was healed and released back to her real mother. - March 14, 2017


DAPL deer poachers identified March 10, 2017 North Dakota, Minot Daily News
... Warrants for arrest have been issued for four men for poaching deer in or near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp near the mouth of the Cannonball River...
  Deer poaching charges filed in Dakota Access protest camp incidents  March 9, 2016  North Dakota, Bemidji Pioneer
... Charges have been filed in connection with two deer poaching incidents that occurred in November and December in or near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp in Morton County ...  the men likely have left the state ... [video]

...   How much is the life of an injured baby deer worth? About $3,500, officials say....
     Animal control officer gets $3500 fine in baby deer killing March 10, 2017 New Jersey, NJ.com
... Officials said exsanguination, or blood draining, was not an approved method of animal euthanasia in New Jersey...

... They don't know how he got in, but because the course is completely fenced in, he can't get out... As long as Rudy plays nice with the humans, the DNR said he can't be caught ...

  Monterey's prized white deer found dead March 7, 2017 California, Monterey County Herald
... “Angel was pretty special – every time she saw me her tail would wag and she’d come running up to me,” ... the deer first appeared about two years ago and has been showing up in his yard most evenings ever since...

... "I'm not surprised that another family fell in love with him, he is very personable and everybody who met him, loved him,” ... DWR relocated Jerky farther west, and they will continue to track him through a special collar...
... Division of Wildlife Resources officers took away a deer that had become a neighborhood pet... for the past two years the young buck had been coming into their back yards, hanging out with their dogs, cats and children...

Deer found alive, on fire in Fulton County February 24, 2017 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
... Investigators believe the deer was struck by a vehicle believed to be a blue or black 1992-2002 Camaro ... the deer was still alive when someone poured accelerant over the deer and set it on fire...

... little yearling deer gets tired from feeding on browse and decides to lay down next to Momma. Gotta do what mom does....


Drone Causes Elk Stampede, Man Gets $280 Ticket February 24, 2017, Swerd Media9h
... It’s a crucial time of year for those animals and they don’t need to be burning up additional energy stores unnecessarily ...

  Hunters find dead deer with bone grown around arrow February 23, 2017 Utah, Atlanta Journal Constitution
... According to the Facebook post, the shot wasn’t fatal and the arrow broke off, but “the deer’s body used the arrow as a splint and the bone grew around the shaft.”...


Idaho man frees deer with head caught in barrel hole February 22, 2017 UPI.com
... had to wrestle with a deer to free its head from a large blue barrel and the moment was caught on video. The video, captured by Tyler Peterson and posted to Facebook ...



Plane collides with deer in Charlotte February 15, 2017 North Carolina, CBS News
... PSA Airlines flight 5320, a subsidiary of American Airlines, attempted to take off from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport when the collision with the deer happened ...

Deer rescued from frozen pond February 16, 2016 Rhode Island, NBC4i.com
... [video] Barden Reservoir... noticed the deer in the water, hanging onto the ice and called for help... what are you going to do? Stand here and watch a deer die?” ...

Aging Bucks by Body Traits February 13, 2017 sportingclassicsdaily.com
... Bucks older than 4 years appear to have legs rather short compared to their trunks. Study nearby does or young bucks with slim, graceful legs and bodies for comparison. An old buck’s legs aren’t any shorter; its chest and belly have just gotten deeper...

Cherokee man offers reward for information on poaching case February 11, 2017 Iowa, Siouxland Matters
... Someone used a power tool to decapitate a trophy buck in Cherokee, during Iowa's January deer hunting season.... 

He took one shot. And now two deer are free. February 7, 2017 Kansas, Wichita Eagle
 ... came across two buck deer with their antlers locked together ... took careful aim and shot where the antlers were tangled and the bucks ran away free...

Shed Antler Hunting February 5, 2017 www.nrafamily.org
... An individual deer can shed one or both antlers seconds or days apart. A shed hunter's mission is to find the discarded antlers... Some creative shed finders make chandeliers, knife handles, cabinet knobs, wine bottle holders, wreaths ...

Several deer spotted on Main Street in Pocatello February 4, 2017 Idaho, The Smithville Herald
... a half-dozen deer nibbling on shrubs ...  they’re just in shock and awe because this weather hasn’t happened in years, ... Pocatello has a fairly large population of mule deer that reside on the fringe of residential areas year-round ... 

... a white-tail deer, drowning in the middle of the lake...  he was under water at the time and he went under about three times before I could grab him ...

  Firefighters rescue deer trapped in icy Erie Canal February 2, 2017 Oregon, Democrat and Chronicle
...A buck fell through ice Thursday and the animal's hind legs became trapped underwater about 15 feet off shore ...

... “successfully freed the deer from the container” and “monitored him for more than an hour until he recovered,” ...
  Md. community takes to Facebook to save 'Jughead' deer January 26, 2017 Maryland, WTOP
  ... a deer with a plastic snack container on its head...  can’t eat, it can’t drink, and now going over a week since he was first spotted ...