Deer Management News This Week

Bighorn Basin Hosting CWD Sampling Trainings September 20, 2019 Wyoming, Wyoming Public Media
... Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host trainings throughout the Bighorn Basin to teach hunters how to collect samples from mule deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing...

State's only CWD detection lab ramps up preparation efforts as gun deer season approaches September 21, 2019, Wisconsin, Madison.com
... 36 counties have had at least one CWD-positive result and most are concentrated in southern Wisconsin... in 2002 ... The first CWD positive deer were detected ... Last year ... the lab tested around 17,000 deer of the approximately 211,000 that were killed in Wisconsin, or around 8% ...1,063 tested positive for CWDa record high..,

IF&G trains its sights on whitetail data September 21, 2019 Idaho, Lewiston Tribune
... develop ways to monitor whitetail deer population numbers and various dynamics within the population, such as doe-to-fawn and buck-to-doe ratios as well as the ratio of mature bucks... using game cameras placed throughout whitetail territory to try to come up with survey techniques that are statistically viable ...

It's moose and deer breeding season September 20, 2019 Connecticut, WFSB
... “During 2018, an estimated 3,648 deer were killed in the state due to collisions with vehicles ... Over 40 moose-vehicle accidents have been reported in Connecticut between 1995 and 2019,..

Michigan lawmakers push for moose hunt in national park September 20, 2019 Spartan Newsroom
...  estimate of 2,060 moose on the remote island in Lake Superior, up from 515 in 2011. The number grew so fast because the population of their only natural predator, the wolf, had dropped to only two by last year.  In 2018, the Park Service launched a five-year plan to rebuild wolf numbers by relocating animals ...

Woodland Park, No vote taken Thursday on proposed deer plan in Woodland Park September 20, 2019 Colorado, KRDO
... standing-room-only with more than 150 people ... Public comment revealed that most residents support receiving more education about how to control the city's deer population, and many oppose establishing an urban archery hunt within city limits...

Southern Oregon deer and chinook salmon rules change September 20, 2019 The Columbian
... General season black-tailed deer hunters will be allowed to shoot single-point spike bucks in Western Oregon beginning in 2020 ... The change will increase the chance of success for about 60,000 hunters ...

Hunters likely to find fewer deer, elk in SE part of state September 20, 2019 Washington, lmtribune.com
... Deer and elk numbers in southeastern Washington are still experiencing some effects of harsh weather two winters ago, and the animals were hit again with deep snow and lingering cold temperatures in the late winter and early spring of 2019...  led to a decrease in the number of whitetail and mule deer ..,

Crossbows to be Allowed for Village Deer Population Management September 20, 2019 New York, Lansing Star
... "We have a group of hunters who are becoming more aged," Hartill said. "A 75 pound pull on a compound bow might be a little difficult... the program began 13 years ago ... 

... Mammoths toppled trees, compacted soil and, by eating and excreting masses of vegetation, transported nutrients around ecosystems ... The loss of the mammoth effectively doomed the mammoth steppe ... "If you're an open-habitat species [deer] that used to occupy the mammoth steppe ... you might inhabit, say, open grassland areas that are surrounded by forests," ... that meadow is much smaller ...

CDFW Expands Statewide Sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease September 19, 2019 California, CDFW News
... “While California has never had a report of CWD, increased testing is needed to establish with a high degree of certainty that there are no deer with CWD in California,” said CDFW Wildlife Veterinarian Brandon Munk... an ambitious goal to test 600 deer statewide during this year’s hunting seasons and increasing that number to 2,000 statewide in the upcoming years...

Annual Montgomery County Deer Population Management Underway September 19, 2019 Virginia, Virginia Connection Newspapers
... The program to address the problems caused by overabundant deer populations began 23 years ago... Over 19,500 deer have been removed from select parks since the beginning of the program ...

Subcommittee asks ConCom for deer hunting on town lands September 19, 2019 Massachusetts, Harvard Press
... the subcommittee concluded that Harvard’s current deer population is in the range of 20 to 35 deer per square mile... [deer density for forest regeneration] The use of professional sharpshooters, committee members said, would probably be even more controversial than bow hunting. Contraception was deemed prohibitively costly, at about $500 per deer every two years, besides running afoul of a range of state laws [costs for non lethal control] ...

Baker amendment would keep Blue Hills deer hunt alive September 18, 2019 Massachusetts, The Patriot Ledger
... a study proposed in the budget that would examine the environmental health of the reservation and the effectiveness of controlled public hunting and deer management programs in culling the deer population since 2015...

 CWD: Where to take your deer samples for testing September 18, 2019 MIssissippi,The Clarion-Ledger
... chronic wasting disease ... there is a higher concentration of drop-off locations in the northern part of the state because the bulk of CWD-positive cases have been found there.   Map from MDWFP ...

Seventh deer tests positive for CWD September 18, 2019 Montana, Bonner County Daily Bee
... a white-tailed deer in Lincoln County is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease ... he doe would mark the seventh detection of chronic wasting disease in the Libby area...

... Beginning Sept. 1, the DNR expanded deer feeding and attractant bans in southeast and north central Minnesota, due to additional discoveries of chronic wasting disease in wild deer last fall and winter. Existing bans on feeding deer will remain in central Minnesota...

There are now more white-tailed deer in New Hampshire than in early colonial times. Our forefathers simply killed and ate our state's deer until they were nearly gone by 1800. Thanks to modern deer management, especially since 1983 when New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologist were given the authority to regulate the deer kill, the deer population has grown from about 40,000 deer to at least 120,000 deer today. - September 17, 2019 New Hampshire


Forest officials aim to inform on prescribed burns September 17, 2019 Montana, Daily Inter Lake
... Officials sought approval to burn the area in order to reduce the severity of any future wildfires... A successful fire would also improve elk and mule deer habitat, prepare grounds for planting native trees, and more...

... Before the first Europeans arrived, and for a long time after, the forests of eastern North America looked very different than they do today... Those forests were also dominated by American chestnuts ... wiped out by a blight... deer love acorns, a preference for chestnuts is still permanently encoded into their DNA. They recognize the nutritional superiority of chestnuts ...  Chestnut tree seeds ... Chestnut trees ...

Proposed new license plate would help Oregon's wildlife September 17, 2019 Oregon, KOIN.com
... The plate features a mule deer and Mt. Hood ... proceeds from further purchases would go to a Watch for Wildlife Fund ...

A member of the deer family that is extinct in the wild. Ly is here to tell a little bit more about our deer and the species interesting history. - September 16, 2019 Memphis Zoo


Farm Bureau opposes Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania September 16, 2019 Farm Progress
... One of the key stumbling blocks preventing Farm Bureau from taking a neutral position on Senate Bill 147 is that the bill fails to include language requiring hunters to obtain written permission to hunt on private land...

...  Biologists estimate California’s deer population at 459,450.  While resident mule deer and coastal black-tailed deer numbers are generally holding steady and increasing in some places – particularly in suburban and foothill areas and along the river corridors of the Central Valley – California’s migratory mule deer herds in the eastern part of the state are down as a result of increasing human activity, development, habitat deterioration and predation..,


Staten Island,  City will spend another $2.5M to resume deer vasectomies for five more years September 16, 2019 MIchigan, SILive.com
... As of May 2019, the Parks Department said 98 percent of the Island’s male antlered deer were sterilized and that since the program launched in 2016, the population of the borough’s herd has dropped by 15 percent. The Parks Department also said fawn births have decreased by 77 percent...

Wildlife-vehicle Collision Hotspot Analysis and Other Research September 16, 2019 California, CDFW News
    In partnership with the Western Transportation Institute, Caltrans recently completed a hotspot analysis that identifies the stretches of California highways with the highest frequencies of deer-vehicle collisions. This project will help determine where potential improvements may be needed to improve roadway safety. The report is available for download through the Western Transportation Institute’s (WTI) webpage....

North Idaho's 2019 prospects September 16, 2019 The Spokesman-Review
... Statewide, hunters harvested 26,977 mule deer in 2018, for an overall hunter success rate of 31.1%. Meanwhile, hunters took 25,134 whitetail deer with an average success rate of 41.5%... the harsher, later winter didn’t seem to impact deer populations too much..,

New Castle, Deer kill dispute leads to deer count debate in New Castle September 16, 2019 New Hampshire, Seacoastonline.com
... Bill Henson on Monday called the deer-population estimates in Gayer’s memo “gross exaggerations.” He said he and others believe there are “a dozen or so” deer in New Castle and to prove the point, volunteers will conduct a count this Saturday. He said volunteers will be at 17 different locations where they will count deer from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m., then again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m...

Chronic Wasting Disease in SE Minnesota September 16, 2019 MInnesota, Fillmore County Journal`    
... CWD was first discovered in Colorado in the 1960s.  Since then, it has spread into 26 U.S. states (especially in the Rocky Mountains and the Midwest) and southern Canada.  There have also been confirmed cases in Norway, Finland and South Korea.  Some of this long-distance transmission has been attributed to elk farms or deer farms that have shipped in animals from the USA...

CWD, Deadly disease affecting deer population in Arkansas September 15, 2019 Arkansas, KNWA News
... Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) affects deer and elk. Washington County is in Tier II of the CWD Management Zone, and nine deer have been confirmed disease-positive as of this year..,

NGPC reminds public of landowner resources for wildlife damage September 15, 2019 Nebraska, North Platte Telegraph
... The commission is working to increase antlerless deer harvest by 30% in the Frenchman West Unit in southwest Nebraska. To reach this goal, the commission will increase antlerless deer permits by 25% and offer an increased number of damage permits...

Unfortunately, corn is a 'mast crop' that's always abundant September 14, 2019 West Virginia, Charleston Gazette-Mail
... corn piles and mechanical feeders lure untold numbers of animals to feed on protein-poor, carbohydrate-rich grain put there for one purpose: To make sure those animals stay in place long enough for humans to put arrows or bullets in them...

Oregon Commission adopts 2020 Big Game Regulations September 13, 2010 ODFW News
... Next year, the Western Oregon deer bag limit will allow for spike harvest with the new bag limit of “one buck with a visible antler.” A new General Season Antlerless Elk Damage Tag in areas of the state with high elk damage will replace 19 controlled hunts and the need to provide damage tags to landowners. Hunters taking advantage of this new opportunity would still need permission to hunt on private land to use the tag and it would be their only elk hunting opportunity...

Shorter deer season a possibility for new South Delta hunting zone September 13, 2019 Mississippi, Vicksburg Post
...Deer and other wildlife in the area have suffered as their feeding and breeding grounds were inundated.  ... the proposal is intended to give the area’s herd time to recover and to study the long-term effects of the flood..,

DNR Reduces Bonus Antlerless Quota For Counties Impacted By Deer Virus September 13, 2019 Indiana, Indiana Public Media
... The state is lowering some bonus antlerless quotas because of ... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD... The DNR also looks at how deer-vehicle collisions and the previous hunting season impacted the deer population when setting its bonus quotas...

... According to the Mississippi Resident and Nonresident Hunter Survey, the deer harvest during the 2018-19 season remained at the lowest recorded level as biologists face increasing challenges in deer management. The survey indicates about 197,000 deer were taken in the 2018 season. It's a slight increase from 2017's 195,000 estimate, but because it's an estimate, the difference is negligible..,

Snipers may be used to control spread of CWD in deer September 13, 2019 Pennsylvania, Meadville Tribune
... The Game Commission released its draft plan for dealing with chronic wasting disease on Thursday. The public will have until Feb. 29 to comment on the plan ...

Deer and Elk Hunting Season Preview September 13, 2019 Idaho, KPVI
... around the same amount of total deer as they did last year, but with less two point deer due to last year's extended winter where it stayed cooler for longer.  Three points may also be less due to the 2016-2017 winter which took a toll on fawns ..,

Deer season begins Saturday for archery hunters September 13, 2019 Georgia, WMAZ
... The state biologist says some parts of the state had less than normal rainfall and that may affect the body weights of deer you harvest this season.  State biologist Charlie Killmaster also said there were lots of fawns born in 2018, so this season should be similar to last in terms of the number of deer harvested..,

Longer hunting seasons? This is one way the Pa. Game Commission wants to stop deer from dying of CWD September 13, 2019 Pennsylvania, Lancaster Online
... There were 250 free-ranging deer that tested positive with CWD in 2018 in Pennsylvania. Almost all of these cases -- 246 deer -- were in the largest of the four disease management areas. DMA-2 spans about a dozen counties in south-central Pennsylvania and includes Fulton, Bedford and Blair counties. Lancaster County had one case of CWD in a captive-deer facility..,

Montana Big Game Hunting Forecast September 12, 2019 FWP News
... Deer and elk populations experienced moderate winter mortality — especially in last year’s young — in the Bull, Pintler, Highland and north Beaverhead mountain ranges (HDs 319, 321, 334, 340, 341, 350 and 370). Adult elk and deer weren’t significantly impacted, but fawn and calf numbers are down from last year...

Where to go, what to hunt: Eastern Washington's 2019 prospects September 12, 2019 The Spokesman-Review
... in District 1 ...The buck-to-doe ratio is “exactly the same” as it was last year (32 bucks per 100 does) ... The mild start to the 2018-19 winter, followed by heavier snow later, didn’t seem to impact overall deer populations ... there are around 13,000 mule deer in the Washtucna area and 11,000 in the Odessa area... The mule deer population has stayed relatively stable, although it’s still recovering from several harder winters and droughts ...

ADF&G seeks mule deer sighting photos, samples September 12, 2019 Alaska, KTUU.com
...Mule deer, which are not native to Interior Alaska, are being seen more frequently in recent years and the Department of Fish & Game is asking hunters and other in the public to help the department learn more about the animals...

Logging helps wildlife on WMAs  September 12, 2019 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
... A forest of old-age hardwoods is certainly magnificent to behold, but its value as wildlife habitat is limited. The tall, thick canopy of mature oaks shades the ground below. Without sunlight hitting the forest floor, other plants don't grow, which means there is little on the forest floor for deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, bobwhite quail and songbirds to eat...

EHD, Minnesota confirms outbreak of deadly deer disease September 12, 2019 Bismarck Tribune
... Epizootic hemorrhagic disease ... The outbreak in Stearns County is said to have killed up to 20 or more deer...

Input Sought on CWD Response Plan September 12, 2019 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     The Pennsylvania Game Commission today released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, a document that, when adopted, will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects.  The plan is in draft form and available to view at www.pgc.pa.gov.
     Public comments on the plan will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2020 and will be considered in the adoption of a final plan, to be implemented for the 2020-21 hunting seasons...

Trinidad Ranch to Become Colorado's Newest State Park September 12, 2019 Westword
...  19,000 acres ... It's home to herds of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain lions and black bears." ... Supporters of the park project hope to balance opportunities for recreation with the chance to preserve the area's pristine wilderness...

Additional suspected CWD case reported in Libby area September 11, 2019 Montana, KPAX-TV
... State wildlife officials are reporting that two additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease...

Falling elk populations bring hunting reductions September 11, 2019 Washington, Yakima Herald-Republic
... Low cow numbers and falling survival rates among calves continue to plague Yakima’s elk herd ... researchers don’t know why their survival numbers are historically low... Winter surveys estimated a population of 8,231 elk, slightly fewer than last year’s less reliable surveys during a mild winter at lower elevations and well below the objective of 9,500...

What's up with Christian County CWD deer zone? September 11, 2019 MIssouri, Springfield News-Leader
... No deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Christian County ... "Counties within 10 miles of CWD detections are in the zone this year ... A map of detections can be found here.

... epizootic hemorrhagic disease ...only two cases have been documented in Wisconsin ... the EHD-positive animals reported in Wisconsin were in Crawford and Iowa counties. Both were found dead in August... In 2011, it killed an estimated 90% of white-tailed deer along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River in Montana...

Democrat introduces bills to pump more money into CWD fight September 11, 2019 Wisconsin, Channel 3000
... Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 million for CWD research...

Oregon bans deer/elk urine scent lures September 11, 2019 Hood River News
... The bill, HB 2294, is intended to reduce the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to the state’s deer, elk and moose populations ... keeping with a recommendation from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), urging states to ban cervid based urine products to limit the spread of CWD ...

DNR confirms midge-born virus killed deer in Stearns County September 11, 2019 Minnesota, St. Cloud Times
... The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the first two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD ...
     Minnesota investigating possible deer disease outbreak September 10, 2019 StarTribune
...Minnesota’s mysterious run as a Midwestern state ostensibly free of a deadly deer virus could come to an end this week pending confirmation that a group of wild whitetails in central Minnesota were stricken by epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)...

Shifts in Wyoming migration corridors on the horizon September 10, 2019 Casper Star-Tribune Online
... the Migration Corridor Advisory Group announced Monday it had reached some consensus. In a set of recommendations offered to the governor, the team called for changes in state-led management of migration corridors that stretch like veins across Wyoming. If accepted, the ideas could be enshrined into a new executive order...

Bemidji city limits archery hunt begins Saturday September 10, 2019 Minnesota, Bemidji Pioneer
... To manage the city and airport deer populations at a lower level, Bemidji initiated two archery deer hunts in 2006 -- one on the Bemidji Airport grounds and one in Ward 5 on the east side of Lake Bemidji. A third hunt in Ward 4 on the west side of Lake Bemidji was added in 2018...

...  almost 900 deer have died due to EHD and that there could be even more dead deer hidden among farmers' crops...

Coventry Deer Tests Positive For EEE September 10, 2019 Rhode Island, Patch
... A deer in Coventry has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis ...

...   CWD’s spread takes off exponentially when prevalence hits about 20 percent. ... Wisconsin has been reluctant to reduce deer densities since, and now has herds with prevalence rates over 50 percent ... Wyoming has never reduced deer numbers in infected herds. Like Wisconsin, it has herds with prevalence rates up to 50 percent...

Chronic wasting disease has drastic effects September 9, 2019 Pennsylvania, Sharonherald
... Illinois and Wisconsin are used as the benchmarks in CWD deer management. Both had CWD first discovered in the same year (2002). The following year, both implemented programs that increased hunter harvest and supplemented that harvest with “targeted removals.” ... [in Wisconsin]  Funding was cut and the deer management program was all but disbanded ... As the herd ballooned in numbers, the CWD prevalence level increased dramatically.” ...

These hunters saw a buck behaving strangely, so they called their state wildlife agency. Thankfully, the deer did not have a contagious disease, but QDMA commends the hunters for their quick action. If you see a sick deer, do what they did. Contact your state wildlife agency immediately. Early awareness of disease outbreaks in deer helps biologists respond more effectively. - September 9, 2019 QDMA


... Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois have now confirmed the antlers are from a Schomburgk's deer, despite the species being declared extinct more than half a century earlier... a small population of the deer lived in a remote area in central Laos ...

Wildlife safety improvement project September 9, 2019 Colorado, KKCO
... 9 miles of fencing that was already there was repaired, along with the addition of new fencing.  Eight new deer guards and 45 game ramps were also installed so that deer and other wildlife are less likely to wander to the interstate...




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Deer euthanized in Hartford after getting stuck on fence September 19, 2019 Connecticut, FOX 61
... euthanized after being impaled on a fence in Hartford ...

... "It has an arrow stuck in the flesh on one shoulder," ..."It's a pretty nice buck and people have seen it in and around the neighborhoods underneath the Rims for quite a while."...

... It has allowed people to feed it and has walked easily among beach goers ...the biggest concern now is any behavioral changes that come with the deer breeding season ...

A "Deer"-ing Rescue On The Ohio River September 13, 2019 Indiana, Eagle Radio 99.3 FM WSCH
... an eight-point buck was swimming in the river... struggling to stay afloat... grabbed the deer by the antlers and held its head above the water beside the boat...

We purchased an Avent Heavy feed milk bottle from Kroger and first of all we used goats milk straight out of the refrigerator at Kroger. The heavy feed bottle is for babies that drink heavy without introducing air to the flow. Then we Googled what we should be doing and found that the Tractor Supply Company had a baby feed that included Colostrum, essential for them to develop. Just like human baby milk, it includes all of the elements they need to grow without mother's milk, not perfect, but does the trick. - September 11, 2019


Mansfield firefighters rescue albino deer September 10, 2019 Ohio, NBC4
... Video shows the albino deer caught in some type of netting, when firefighters slowly approach...  able to free the animal and it runs back into the woods...

Young Deer Rescued From Rope In Menlo Park September 12, 2019 California, Patch.com
... Humane Society staff saw the deer was indeed in peril and tranquilized him to safely remove the rope from his antlers. A blowpipe was used to inject the deer with the sedative...



... The fawns try to follow their mothers that jump over these fences through the four-inch-gaps in the fence line. Fawns are able to squeeze part of the way through the gap, but can’t make it all the way. Their shoulders are narrow enough to make it through but their hips aren’t... roughly 50% of the young deer he rescues from the fences die...

Deer becomes local legend September 6, 2019 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
...anyone who sees it is likely to remember it because it has an arrow in its head.  Since the 2018 archery season, Crosslake residents have been spotting a six point buck with an arrow sticking squarely out of its forehead...

Deer rescued from Huntsville storm drain September 5, 2019 Alabama



... First the deer checked out the couple from behind a fence. Then it climbed over the fence and began pulling individual roses from the bride’s bouquet...

... Yreka Police Lieutenant Chris Betts says officers were able to find the deer, sedate it, and remove the arrow, but unfortunately this isn't an isolated incident...

... Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife ... some fawns are born with blue eyes, they almost always change color to the dark brown usually seen in older deer 🦌 Well, this boy has KEPT his blue eyes!! ...

August 2019–Spotted in the Coosawattee River Resort, Ellijay GA.


...  found a dead fawn hanging from the fence that separates her yard from her neighbors’, she was horrified to learn that it wasn’t the first deer that had been fatally pierced by the fence’s wrought-iron spikes...

Deer found with arrow sticking out of its neck in Leavenworth August 21, 2019 Washington, IFiberOne News
... 
 Crews were able to remove the arrow, which had a field/target point on it. The deer got up and immediately started feeding again ...

... crew doing work in the area had removed a manhole cover, when the buck fell in, dropping about 10 feet below ground ...

... Siberian musk deer are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat fragmentation and illegal hunting. The Columbus Zoo is one of only four AZA-accredited facilities that house Siberian musk deer...

... the fawn did not appear to be injured and wandered off on its own...

  Lovable baby deer gets bright pink cast after being hit by car August 12, 2019 North Carolina, Fox News
...  she was separated from her mother and hit by a car that broke her right back leg below the hip bone ... “She can’t run yet but I do believe in time we will be able to release her," ...

Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of RI seeking donations to help animals August 9, 2019 Rhode Island, Turn to 10
... From white-tailed deer fawn and baby raccoons to small squirrels and tiny opossums that are only a little more than a month old, the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island is caring for many animals in need...

... The animal's mother was recently hit and killed by a vehicle in Safford...

Reward grows to $6,000 for information leading to arrest of poacher in Morrison August 9, 2019 Colorado, 7News and TheDenverChannel.com
... Neighborhood outrage is growing in Morrison after a poaching incident.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife had to put down a doe because someone shot her twice with a bow and arrow...

  Woman spots rare deer in her Johnson City backyard August 9, 2019 Tennessee, WJHL-TV
... the deer has piebaldism ... a genetic anomaly...  in Tennessee ... it’s illegal to kill albino whitetails...

Fifty years of deer August 9, 2019 Arizona, AZDailySun.com
... the Grand Canyon Deer Farm opened in Williams on Aug. 15, 1969 ... While some animals are born at the farm, many are rescues... “The ones that come as rescues, they need you and they really bond to you well,” ... opportunities for visitors to feed the fallow, coues, Japanese sika and mule deer “snacks” ...

... Sgt. Smith ... was able to immobilize her with a tranquilizer dart within 30 yards of their residence and use wire cutters to remove what he believes to be wire from the top of a tomato cage. When the yearling doe revived, she walked off into the woods to rejoin the herd...





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