Deer Management News This Week

Nashotah Park to host first-ever bow hunt aimed at reducing deer population September 21, 2017 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... DNR biologists recommend a carrying capacity of 14 deer per square mile of habitat in urbanized settings. Nashotah Park covers about 0.7 square miles, which equates to an optimal deer herd of about 11, but the survey noted 26 deer in the park on the day of the count.  [Here is what the Wisconsin DNR says:  The number of deer that a community wants is a community decision. There is no biologically correct number. The biological carrying capacity of many of our urban areas can be over 100 deer per square mile.  Link to this information]

EHD outbreak update shows reports of dead, dying deer now in 72 counties September 20, 2017 Kentucky, User-generated content
... In the past month the number of reports of dead and/or dying deer received by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) has ballooned to 2,967... the fifth in the past 10 years in Kentucky, including outbreaks in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015...

... A free ranging, white-tailed deer in Genesee County died due to complications from epizootic hemorrhagic disease ... More than 12,000 deer died from the disease in 2012 ...

State Department of Fish and Wildlife to start controlled burns this fall September 19, 2017 Washington, Yakima Herald-Republic
... We need to reduce fuel loads in some of these areas to lower the risk of catastrophic uncontrolled wildfire ... Deer love that new growth and will thrive on it for years to come...

... a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 ... a key crossing for deer, elk and moose...

CWD detected in Franklin County September 19, 2017 Pennsylvania, Waynesboro Record Herald
... Franklin County is now a part of Disease Management Area 2 following the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease among captive deer in the area... Area 2 in southcentral Pennsylvania has been expanded to the east ...

Recommendations on three-year deer population objectives to be finalized at October CDAC meetings September 19, 2017 Wisconsin, DNR News
... A map of preliminary recommendations [PDF] is available at dnr.wi.gov, keyword "CDAC."  All CDAC meetings are open to the public with time allotted for public comments before councils finalize recommendations. Public comments should be specific to population objective and boundary recommendation topics. A meeting schedule is available on the CDAC web page at dnr.wi.gov, search keyword "CDAC." ...

Hemorrhagic disease,  What is killing deer in Western North Carolina ... September 19, 2017 North Carolina, Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media
...  there have been 64 cases of hemorrhagic disease confirmed in Western North Carolina ... Deer that recover from an episode of hemorrhagic disease develop immunity to future outbreaks ...

2017 Pennsylvania Deer Forecast September 18, 2017 Game & Fish
... Overall, our Pennsylvania deer population is stable, with only a few exceptions...

Money, Power, and Deer Urine - Chronic Wasting Disease September, 2017 The New Yorker
... controversial part of the plan [to reduce risk of chronic wasting disease] has been its complete ban on deer urine.  ... The report acknowledges that the New York deer-hunting industry, which is dominated by firearm hunters, brings in more than one and a half billion dollars a year ... The deer-urine industry, on the other hand, is most vocally supported by bow hunters, who are comparatively few ...

Saddle River to submit non-lethal deer management plan to state September 18, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... A non-lethal deer management plan that involves capturing and sterilizing female deer will be presented to the state to consider for approval ... the majority of voters expressing that they would prefer non-lethal measures to reduce the deer population...
     Controlled deer hunt recommended in Saddle River September 18, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... Two non-binding ballot questions were posed to residents ... Some officials and residents have said the referendum clearly showed that residents support a non-lethal plan. Others argue voters indicated that while they prefer a non-lethal method if it works, reducing the number of deer is the main objective and should be achieved by any means necessary...

Deer dogs hunters clash with North Florida property owners September 17, 2017 Tallahassee.com
... Daws, Joyner and 12 other neighbors said when they complained about the chaos and dangers of deer hunters and dogs rampaging through the woods, they faced retaliation... A series of fires ...

Locally harvested deer to be tested for neurological diseaseChronic Wasting Disease, CWD  September 17, 2017 Colorado, Glenwood Springs Post Independent
... According to CPW, about half of the deer herds and one-third of elk herds in Colorado are infected by CWD, presenting a significant threat to the health of the cervid populations... If CWD infection rates are high enough, the population may not be able to sustain itself," ... requiring thousands of deer hunters to submit their harvested animals for testing ...

EHD, DNR warns of possible EHD in deer on Eastern Shore, asks hunters to report deaths September 16, 2017 Maryland, Delmarva Daily Times
...  Maryland DNR has announced that it is tracking possible cases of EHD in the state, primarily on the Eastern Shore, and are asking hunters and the public to report any sick, dying or dead deer ...

... Pennsylvania is a big deer-farming state. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, there are nearly 1,000 deer farms in the commonwealth, raising approximately 23,000 captive deer. Significant problems exist with monitoring, reporting and with the number of escaped deer..,

Use of deer-attractant scents growing more controversial September 16, 2017 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... A number of wildlife managers have said the threat to wild deer presented by chronic wasting disease, which can be carried in urine, is so great and so possible that urine-based attractants have been banned in a growing number of states and Canadian provinces...

... Meredith Cornett, director of science for the Conservancy's Minnesota .. believes the DNR needs to do more timber cutting to benefit deer. ...  chronic wasting disease and the deer farms," said Gary Botzek, executive director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation. " ... How can you protect the deer herd and have these 'centers of poison' (deer farms)?" ...

Deer Hunter: Strong Fall Archery Season Expected In Southwest CTSeptember 16, 2017 Connecticut, Newtown Daily Voice
... outlook for the 2017 hunting season is good because mild winters and abundant acorn crops over the past two years have made it easy on deer and challenging for hunters as harvest numbers have been low ..,

2017 New England Deer Forecast September 15, 2017 Vermont, gameandfishmag.com
... Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department estimated a 15 to 20 percent increase in the deer population due to the exceptionally mild winter of 2016... Statewide surveys conducted in 2016 indicated that apple, beechnut, and oak mast production were all less than normal..,

5 Reasons Every Winery Needs a Dog September 15, 2017 California, Modern Farmer
... Dogs can also be beneficial when it comes to spooking deer ... "Often a stray deer will get into our vines only to regret it immediately as it is quickly escorted out,” ... a pair of Australian Shepherds ...

Hunters to cull Duke Forest deer September 15, 2017 North Carolina, Durham Herald Sun
... the 10th year Duke has allowed hunting in the forest as part of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Management Assistance Program, according to a news release...

Mule Deer Foundation Cheers Sagebrush Restoration September 15, 2017 Utah, Sportsmen’s Access Provisions in DOI Order 
... “The order includes a provision to expedite sagebrush restoration for mule deer and sage grouse... The Secretarial Order focuses directives on three main themes: departmental actions that will improve recreational access; efforts aimed at recruitment, retention, and reactivation of hunters and anglers; and improving partnerships with state and local partners on wildlife management and recreation activities...

Compressed air powers unique deer supplement system September 14, 2017 Texas, San Antonio Express-News
... the feeder holds up to 650 pounds of feed and is designed to fire food out and away from the tube-shoot ... using galvanized steel and a long shoot tube, the feeder is “coon-proof, hog-proof, mud-proof, wind-proof, cattle-proof and fool-proof,”...

Baiting Deer Remains Illegal in Alabama September 14, 2017 courierjournal
... the so-called “corn” bill that was introduced in the Alabama Legislature this year did not become law... “Feeding is fine as long as you stay within the area definition,” ... located beyond 100 yards from the hunter and not within the line of sight ...

Hemorrhagic disease reported in Southern Appalachian deer September 14, 2017 North Carolina, Mountain Xpress
... Hemorrhagic disease ...  tends to occur in North Carolina every year, although with varying degrees of severity ... last major outbreak of HD in the state was in 2014 in the Piedmont ... Other notable outbreaks occurred in 1939, 1955, 1961, 1971, 1976, 1988, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2012..,


...  the camera captured the jaguar earlier this summer and that its spot pattern appears to identify it as the same cat that officials detected by a trail cam seven months earlier in the Dos Cabezas Mountains ...

They smuggled deer to Forrest County September 14, 2017 Mississippi, Sun Herald
... White-tailed deer smuggled from Pennsylvania to a Forrest County ranch came from a herd that tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Hattiesburg...  a federal charge of violating the Lacey Act ...

... MDC will be conducting mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season ...  During those two days, hunters take about a third of the state’s total annual deer harvest of about 275,000 animals... 

DWR turns to robotic deer to crack down on poaching September 13, 2017 Utah, KSL.com
... state wildlife officials are once again turning to robotic deer to catch poachers in southern Utah... a deer with a 24-inch antler spread or larger is an $8,000 restitution penalty ...

Deer numbers on the decline September 12, 2017 Louisiana, Louisiana Sportsman
...One of the goals of either-sex hunting is to keep the herd in balance with available habitat providing nutrition necessary for good body growth and antler development. Of course the real problem was that most herds consisted of high numbers of 1 ½-year-old bucks with few being adults... about this same time changes in the landscape began to take their toll on the deer habitat...

Mule Deer On California Public Land September 12, 2017 gameandfishmag.com
... most, but not all, California mule deer reside in the state’s 17 X Zones ... Combined the X Zones represent less then 20 percent of the state’s entire geographic area. In 2016, a grand total of 6,255 tags for issued for these 17 zones, yet 33,700 applications were submitted requesting a tag... 

Deadly deer disease arrives in SW Washington September 12, 2017 Chinook Observer
... confirmed a case of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic disease in a Klickitat County deer herd... Last year, an outbreak of AHD occurred near The Dalles ... In 2001 and 2002, an outbreak killed about 400 deer near the Central Oregon town of Sisters...

New urgency for hunters to test deer for CWD, lab says September 12, 2017 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... Preliminary results of studies released earlier this year in Canada found for the first time CWD could be transmitted to primates... growing concern about the rapid spread of CWD through Wisconsin’s deer herd, but most hunters don’t take advantage of free state testing of the deer they kill...

... Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is the most contagious prion disease... We hypothesized that it is possible to prevent peripheral CWD infection and CWD prion shedding by inducing auto-antibodies against the cellular prion protein (PrPC) by active vaccination... mitigated prion propagation in CWD-infected cervid ...

EHD, Avon Lake Deer Dies By Strange Disease — Blame The Midges September 11, 2017 Ohio, Patch.com
...  epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) ... The infected deer in Lorain County is the only deer confirmed to have been killed by EHD this year. However, unexplained deer deaths have occurred in Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Ross ...

... Severe winter weather conditions took a toll on some migratory deer populations and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reduced the number of tags for a few popular areas in order to sustain herds over the long term. Not all populations suffered heavy winter losses ...

Deer In Reston Better Watch Out, Police Say September 11, 2017 Virginia, Patch.com
... Deer Management Archery Program kicked off this weekend ... began in fiscal 2010 ... Because of its proven track record of safety, archery is a preferred deer management method in Fairfax County ...

Rabid deer confirmed in Cherokee County September 11, 2017 North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times
... It’s possible that it might have been eating a pile of corn and was bitten by a rabid raccoon... Of the two deer tested for rabies, only one with alopecia (loss of hair on its head), tested positive for rabies...

Wichita Eagle
... Last fall, two deer from Stafford County tested positive for chronic wasting disease ...  a German study showed that the CWD prions had been passed to macaque monkeys by feeding them meat that contained CWD ..,

50 Knox County deer found dead September 10, 2017 Kentucky, The Mountain Advocate 
... the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), is currently effecting the white-tailed deer population in Kentucky...

NMSU professor leads wildlife research effort in Jemez Mountains September 9, 2017 New Mexico, Las Cruces Sun-News
... decades of fire suppression ... forests have become overgrown, so the canopy is really dense ... prevents sunlight from reaching the floor, which results in essentially no forage or vegetation growing underneath the canopy... an impact for wildlife that utilize forage on the forest floor, it also results in increased fire danger... 

Deer baiting is illegal September 9, 2017 Indiana, Kokomo Perspective
...  the Indiana Deer Hunting Rules and Regulations booklet under fair chase that “it is illegal to use bait, salt, dogs, or any other domesticated animals to take deer..."  Food plots are legal to hunt because the contents are planted early and will grow there much like the farmers planting corn and beans ...

2016 Mississippi deer harvest lowest in 31 years September 8, 2017 Jackson Clarion Ledger
... hunters complained more loudly about low numbers of deer in the 2016 season than in any year ... The latest hunter survey estimates mirror what hunters are claiming with an estimate of 244,795 deer taken. That is roughly 10,000 fewer deer than the 2015 estimate ...

Montgomery Parks Schedules Closures for Deer Hunts September 8, 2017 Maryland, BethesdaMagazine.com
...  sharpshooters and archers ...   annual deer management program ... More than 17,000 deer have been killed since the program began 21 years ago ...

... Montana FWP put together an interactive map on their website titled “The Economics of Big Game Hunting in Montana,” which shows hunting districts throughout the state and their relative elk, deer and antelope expenditures... Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks accumulated $324 million in statewide hunter expenditures in 2016...

Disease may be killing white-tailed deer in Connecticut September 8, 2017 Connecticut, Milford Mirror
... The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says a recently-discovered die-off of several deer in the Portland area may be due to hemorrhagic disease ... 

"Roadkill" collisions cost California $276 million in 2016 September 7, 2017 California, Reuters
....According to the report, large wild animals involved in traffic incidents in 2016 included 6,119 mule deer ... In 2015, vehicles struck 5408 mule deer ... The increase was mostly driven by a jump in deer population after the end of California’s five-year drought, Shilling said..

Archery hunters face challenge amid smoke, heat September 7, 2017 Oregon, East Oregonian
...  in Baker, Union and northern Malheur counties, where ODFW reduced tags by as much as half ... snow depth exceeded 18 inches in some areas while temperatures failed to break freezing for 28 consecutive days. Animals struggled to find forage for extended periods of time, which led to a higher-than-usual winter mortality...

... a recent outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Kentucky's whitetail deer population is one of the worst in a decade... killing thousands of deer ... 

Comprehensive Deer Study Enters Third Harvest Season September 6, 2017 Missouri, MDC News
... White-tailed deer wearing GPS collars are giving biologists data on how deer use habitats, their home ranges, movements, and survival rates. Biologists are tracking 108 deer in four northwest Missouri counties dominated by agriculture and 101 deer in four counties in the Ozarks where forest habitat prevails...

Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer September 6, 2017 South Dakota, GFP News
...  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has documented the first deer mortalities in 2017 due to hemorrhagic disease, also known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue. EHD was recently confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte County...

Potential epidemic affecting Colorado's deer herds September 5, 2017 Colorado, 9NEWS.com
... Chronic Wasting Disease ... can be found in half of Colorado's deer herds and one-third of the elk herds in our state ... they look a bit confused and they'll start walking in circles animals look emaciated ... Northern Colorado has most of the infected deer and elk herds...

Public Meetings Set for Deer-Related Bovine TB Monitoring September 5, 2017 Indiana, The Outdoor Wire
... In 2016, the disease showed up in a deer culled for testing from a Franklin County cattle farm affected by bovine tuberculosis... A larger bovine tuberculosis surveillance zone established for the 2016 hunting season resulted in the collection of more than 2,000 samples. None tested positive for the disease...

Mule Deer can live in a wide variety of habit types from alpine meadows and mountain tops above treeline, to arid deserts, grasslands and more... No matter the habit type in which they live there is one thing the Mule Deer cannot live without, and that is WATER... Presented by the Mule Deer Foundation - September 4, 2017


Top North Carolina public game lands for deer September 3, 2017, North Carolina Sportsman
... N.C. hunters killed 4975 deer on public lands last season... North Carolina has over two million acres of public game land available ...

EHD, Fatal deer virus sweeps through East Tennessee September 4, 2017 Chattanooga Times Free Press
... epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, is the likely culprit.  The viral disease occurs in white-tailed deer throughout the United States and is relatively common in the late summer and fall, but this year's outbreak is the most severe in Tennessee since 2007..,

Sage grouse changes should alarm sportsmen September 3, 2017 Wyoming, Casper Star-Tribune Online
... “What’s good for the bird is good for the herd.”... If you care about Wyoming’s wildlife, I encourage you to contact Rep. Cheney, Sen. Barrasso and Sen. Enzi and ask them to put pressure on Zinke to restore the original plans as approved by the Department of Interior in 2015...

Deer season arrives September 3, 2017 Kentucky, columbiamagazine.com
... The herd estimate after the 2016-17 season showed a stable to slightly increasing trend across the state... A mild winter and favorable conditions during the fawning season were encouraging signs for the season ahead. ... a good acorn crop last fall and a mild winter followed by a wet spring and summer," ..,

Hunters, government, industry at odds over deer urine September 3, 2017 New York, The News Tribune
... Proposed regulations would add New York to a growing list of states and Canadian provinces banning deer urine lures in an effort to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, a deadly brain infection that's working its way through North American deer, elk and moose populations ...

Did Arkansas overreact to CWD? Not likely September 3, 2017 Arkansas Online
... Our case is unique because we went from zero reported cases to 28 percent prevalence in the hot zone in the span of a few weeks. That's unprecedented, and it spooked deer biologists everywhere... People are estimated to consume as many as 15,000 deer that are infected with CWD annually...

... deer populations still recovering from setbacks, including a bluetongue outbreak two years ago followed by this winter’s deep-snow conditions.  Antlerless deer hunting in Eastern Washington continues to be cut back for 2017  ....[ See 2017 deer outlook] ... Blue Mountains elk also took a hit by a winter so severe the state blocked public access to some some winter ranges to minimize disturbance...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Releases 2017 Hunting Forecast September 3, 2017 Kiowa County Press
... according to Andy Holland, Big-Game Coordinator for CPW... the deer population has dropped from 600,000 in 2005 to 419,000 this year. Declines have been noted in western Colorado where the largest herds are located... Mule deer populations in the central part of the state are doing well ..,

This video provides statewide and regional forecasts for the 2017 Colorado big-game seasons.


Bill advancing sale of wildlife locations to advance to Legislature September 2, 2017 Wyoming, The Sheridan Press
... voted to move a bill to the 2018 regular legislative session that will prohibit the sale of wildlife location information... they believe it’s not fair chase, it’s not good ethical hunting to basically go on the internet, pick out a big deer…and then purchase the location and services to go find that big deer,” ...





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Deer in the News

Thirsty Key deer slurps down 4 bottles of rescuers' water September 19, 2017 Florida, Orlando Sentinel
 ... 
In the Facebook video, the little deer with a partially black snout eagerly slurps water from a plastic bottle... Hurricane Irma likely mixed a lot of salt water with the fresh water that animals, like the Key deer, would normally drink...
...A key deer begged for attention from the deputies, "It's almost as if they were glad to see us, " ...

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this zen moment of a deer foraging along the pond's edge this morning on the Sapsucker Woods Pond cam. - September 18, 2017 New York


... A man caught on camera shooting a young buck with a bow and arrow in Monrovia has sparked outrage among residents...

... immediate concern now is fresh water, though the nature of the storm — which dumped down fresh water — makes it unlikely the deer will go thirsty, he said. The deer eat more than 200 species of plants ... the deer are good swimmers...  been on the islands for 13,000 years ...

Key Deer Wanders Through Rubble - September 13, 2017 Florida

     Endangered Key Deer Spotted After Getting Worst Of Irma September 11, 2017 Florida, CBSlocal
...  group of four were spotted on Big Pine Key, running among the debris, around 10 a.m.- about 24 hours after the hurricane hit... What’s become of the rest of the deer population is unknown ...
     What happened to the tiny Key deer during Hurricane Irma?  September 11, 2017 Florida,  Miami Herald
... The key deer habitat is only about 15 miles east of where Irma’s eye made landfall in the Keys Sunday morning.  What’s become of the key deer is not known. But, Clark said, not much could have been done to protect the wild animals ...
     The Latest: Florida Refuge for Unique Deer in Path of Irma September 10, 2017 Florida, U.S. News & World Report
... The Florida Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key is about 10 miles from where the storm made landfall Sunday morning...

Ann Arbor,   Ann Arbor deer cull now part of national high school ethics debateSeptember 13, 2017 Michigan, MLive
... Students across the country will be debating the pros and cons of Ann Arbor's deer cull after a Huron High School student's ethics case on the topic was picked up by the regional High School Ethics Bowl...

... Elk, which once ranged across Pennsylvania ... were extirpated ... by the late 1870s.  In 1913, Pennsylvania's first shipment of 50 Yellowstone elk arrived by train for reintroduction ... An additional 22 elk were bought from a Monroe County.  In 1915 the Game Commission bought 95 more from Yellowstone ..,

Fawn Rescued in Pennsylvania Pool - September 8, 2017


Marin deer shooting ignites fireball of outrage September 8, 2017 California, The Mercury News
... fatally shot a baby deer and its mother after seeing them eating the “decorative plants”  ... Dickinson’s lawyer, Charles Dresow, faulted police for making an arrest under the circumstances. “He had no intent to be cruel or to harm the deer,” Dresow said. “Rather he was simply trying to scare them away from consuming new landscaping.” ...
     Man arrested for shooting 2 deer to death in Tiburon September 6, 2017 California,  KRON4
... the person with the flashlight was using it to target the two deer ... The homeowner was arrested for felony cruelty to animals...
     Deer Fatally Shot In Marin County September 5, 2017 California, Patch.com
... The Tiburon Police Department contacted Marin Humane reporting that a mother deer was killed and her fawn was wounded ... shot the deer with a pellet gun because they were eating bushes on his property ...

Hurricane Harvey displaces countless animals in Texas September 2, 2017 Texas, ABS-CBN News
... Houston also contains the most populated and diverse wild animal ecosystem in Texas. Deer, wild hogs, raccoons, and armadillos are the most populous wild mammals within the Harvey-hit region ...

First Suspects Named in Massive Northwest Poaching Ring September 1, 2017 Washington, Centralia Chronicle
... suspected in the illegal take of hundreds of animals, including deer, elk, bears and cougars, around the region. Photographic evidence shows packs of dogs were sometimes illegally deployed to corner animals and were then allowed to tear at the flesh of the dead or dying wildlife...

... Last September, someone shot eight mule deer and left the animals to rot in the sun near Pahrump... Much of the reward money is coming from the hunting community ...

Lake Erie fishermen rope in a lost deer August 28, 2017 Michigan, Monroe Evening News
... The 3-point buck was rescued Sunday about 3 miles offshore ... video clips his wife posted on her Facebook page ...

Our own personal most interesting rescue in Vidor Tx after Hurricane Harvey flooded it. - September 1, 2017 Texas


... "The deer farm opened in 1969 ... Built on Historic Route 66 ...  baby mule deer were rescued from the recent Goodwin fire near Mayer ...


Do coal-black, white-tailed deer exist in WNC?   August 23, 2017 North Carolina, Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media
...  I was running in a local park ... a big buck, and he was indeed solid black  ... the park ranger said there were actually two black deer in the park, a younger female, and the buck I had seen...

Bald Eagle Attacks a Swimming Deer August 17, 2017 Wisconsin, National Geographic
... Julie Smith was delighted to see a fawn swimming in Lake Noquebay. She got out her phone to record the event when she caught something relatively unexpected on camera instead—a bald eagle swooping down to grab a tasty meal...


... deputy saw two deer in the back seat and found a third one in the trunk ... a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison ...

... "Leave baby wildlife alone, unless you're absolutely sure the parent is dead or the baby wildlife looks injured," ... "Sometimes parents will leave babies out in the wild and go out to forage for several hours," ...

Family rescues drowning fawn from Fox River August 1, 2017 Wisconsin, WAOW
...a struggling baby deer was trapped in the Fox River’s current... brought the frightened deer to the shore... it's best to leave it just be. Because it will find its way back to its mother.” ...

  Dept. Fish and Wildlife rescue deer caught in tomato cage July 31, 2017 Washington, KREM.com
... An officer shot a tranquilizer dart at the deer in order to calm it down and help. Adkins said she held the deer’s head while the officer cut the wire cage off...

Woman Seen With Baby Deer On Leash At The Alamo July 28, 2017 Texas, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
... she told the warden she picked the deer up on the side of the road and wanted to take Fourth of July photos with it... The fawn ended up being taken to a licensed Texas Parks and Wildlife rehabilitator...

Disney's 'Bambi' benefited from Maine connections, Chinese artist July 19, 2017 Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... 
Partly because of Day’s influence, two white-tailed deer — orphaned fawns named Bambi and Faline — were sent by the Maine Development Commission to Hollywood by train for Disney animators to study ...

Dog Rescues a Drowning Deer and Becomes a Social Media Hero July 18, 2017 New York, New York Times
... Storm, a 6-year-old English golden retriever, pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor. The fawn is recovering at Save the Animals Rescue Foundation in Middle Island, N.Y...
     Dog Helps Owner Rescue Deer Stranded In Long Island Sound July 16, 2017 New York, CBS New York
 ... grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore ...  likely spooked by the dogs — ran right back in the water...  fawn is rescued at an area animal rescue ...

... heard the deer’s cries and when they arrived on the scene, they realized the deer was stuck and desperate to get out... After the painful rescue, the deer ran free ...