Deer Management News This Week

DNR Board to Review 2017 Deer Hunt December 12, 2017 Wisconsin, U.S. News & World Report
... [Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season]  preliminary data shows:  Hunters killed 195,738 deer, down slightly from 197,262 last year.  The DNR sold 588,807 licenses, including 103,208 sold on the Friday before opening day. That total is down from 2016, when the agency sold 598,807 licenses..,

Special deer hunt in Montana sells out in minutes December 11, 2017 Montana, Great Falls Tribune
... a special season designed to get more information on the distribution and prevalence of chronic wasting disease in southcentral Montana, ...

Studying moose population dynamics a challenging endeavor December 10, 2017 Montana, The Missoulian
...  An arterial worm called Elaeophora schneideri is a suspect [for population decline]. The worm is carried by mule deer and passed on through horseflies. ... Because moose don’t live in herds or migrate annually to winter or summering grounds, their populations are hard to estimate. DeCesare said the last estimate was made in 2006 ... 

....Northern Minnesota was home to woodland caribou for thousands of years, well into the 1900s... they've been gone since the 1940s, pushed out by indiscriminate hunting, logging, fires, deer and wolves...  the planned source of the caribou, the Slate Islands, which had upwards of 650 caribou in the 1990s, is now down to just a few, with those expected to be gone soon ...

Lawmaker wants hunters, not sterilization, to control deer population December 10, 2017 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, introduced a bill last week to prohibit the already rare practice of sterilizing deer as a way to keep the number of deer down across the state...

Deer numbers take upward turn December 9, 2017 Ohio, MyDaytonDailyNews
... “Last year the weather was terrible. Opening day was a washout. And when there is a bad opening day, the week usually isn’t very good. ... Yes, we had a good gun week this year, but it was not better than the year before last (73,399)... Dr. Tonkovich, deer project lead biologist ..,

Hagerman conducts aerial hog hunt December 9, 2017 Texas, Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
... feral hogs are not native to North America ... oak and hickory acorns are a staple of the feral swine diet, reducing the overall availability of food for native species like wild turkeys, white-tailed deer ...

Antlerless harvest boosts NE Minnesota deer registrations December 9, 2017 Bemidji Pioneer
...  "The reliable measure of the population is the buck harvest, and that was basically flat." [Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association]. ... hunters reported seeing plenty of small bucks and does but few large bucks. That's likely due to losses suffered in a series of harsh winters ...

Advocates Admonish WDFW for Killing Young Deer, Elk at Rochester Rescue December 9, 2017 Washington, Centralia Chronicle
...  A steady procession of wildlife advocates took their turn at the microphone on Friday in order to formally voice their support of For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation ...Claudia Supensky expressed her gratitude to the dozens of supporters who showed up to advocate for her operation and the 11 deer who are left in limbo...

Elk in no hurry to reach feed sites December 8, 2017 Oregon, Baker City Herald
... feed more than 1,000 elk, and hundreds of deer, each winter... goal isn’t to spare the elk from starvation, but rather to keep them from gorging on hay that’s supposed to feed ranchers’ cattle... Generally the strategy is successful ...

Wind Cave National National Park holds Elk Capture Operation December 8, 2017 South Dakota, KEVN Black Hills Fox
...  to determine the prevalence rate of Chronic Wasting Disease, an infection among elk ... of those sampled last year, the disease left 24% of the deer affected in the eastern part of the park and 6% in the western part...

Lake County, Deer management column sparks debate over county practices December 8, 2017 Chicago Tribune
...  the forest preserves contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to hire sharpshooters using infrared equipment to take out deer after closing time from certain preserves at a current annual cost of $75,000... comments on Facebook ...

No sign wolves diminishing deer, elk December 8, 2017 Washington, Capital Press
... Wolves are not noticeably reducing the number of deer and elk in northeast Washington, according to an assessment by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife,  The study, which was completed a year ago but only released Dec. 8, found that hunter success suggests herd populations are stable, even where there are many wolfpacks...

State Seeks to Avoid TB 'Nuclear Option' December 8, 2017 Michigan, The National Law Review
... It is debated who is infecting whom, but the farming community thinks it’s clear that deer continue to infect cattle with TB... "The USDA's options would reinstate testing ...

Preliminary deer harvest increased than final 12 months December 7, 2017 Nebraska, Los Porcos
...  49,923 deer checked, in comparison with 48,633 in 2016...

Montana's first chronic wasting disease hunt approved December 7, 2017 Helena Independent Record
... the state’s first hunt to determine the spread of chronic wasting disease in a southcentral Montana county was approved on Thursday... 1,200 licenses issued on a first-come basis: 100 either-sex whitetail, 500 whitetail doe only; 100 either-sex mule deer, 500 mule deer doe only...

Animal Rescue Closes Down to Join 'For Heaven's Sake' Fight After WDFW Raid December 7, 2017Washington, Centralia Chronicle
...  Glaze says that the heavy handed action at For Heaven’s Sake is not the first time that the WDFW has unfairly targeted animals at rehabilitation centers for lethal action despite other non-lethal options being available... a property owner near Montesano, had previously offered WDFW the opportunity to relocate the deer onto 65 acres of his land and was disgusted when he found out the animals had instead been euthanized...

Hunters harvest more than 80K deer during firearm season December 7, 2017 Illinois, 13 Your News Leader
... the preliminary total for the seven-day season that ended Sunday was 80,021 deer. Last year hunters harvested 79,559 deer...

Deer & Bear Harvest Update December 7, 2017 New York, DEC News
         Through the third weekend of the Southern Zone regular big game season, hunters reported 69,550 deer in 2017 compared to 61,184 through the same period in 2016. For the Northern Zone, hunters have reported 11,349 deer in 2017 compared to 9,417 deer in 2016...

Deer in same seven counties show CWS signs December 7, 2017 Alabama, Magnolia Reporter
... Seventy new cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Arkansas since deer season opened in September ... no samples from new areas ..,

Spikes aren't inferior deer, as once thought December 7, 2017 Pennsylvania, Press & Sun-Bulletin
...Doe-buck ratios distorted in favor of adult does ... result in a later rut because adult does waiting for an available buck may not be bred until their second or third estrous cycle ... The resultant later fawn births translates to younger yearlings the next year, which means young bucks have less time afield to take in nourishment and develop in their first growing season...

New deer permit area boundaries boosted harvest in moose range December 6, 2017 Minnesota, Tower Timberjay News
... DNR biologists have shown that whitetail deer abundance is a primary driver of adult moose mortality in northern Minnesota. The more deer, the research shows, the more debilitating, and ultimately fatal, diseases and parasites, you’ll find in moose...

     With the firearm deer season complete, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has now identified a total of 30 free-ranging white-tailed deer that are confirmed or suspected to have chronic wasting disease... Since May 2015 when the first CWD deer was found, the DNR has tested approximately 23,000 deer. Of those tested, 30 cases of CWD have been suspected or confirmed ..,

... a combination of more deer and more liberal regulations... participation was down about 2.5 percent from a year ago, when the DNR sold 446,323 licenses for the regular firearms season. In southeastern Minnesota, where the DNR is managing the state’s largest-ever outbreak of chronic wasting disease ... license sales declined 6 percent...

Guns Down, NY Deer Hunting to Close December 6, 2017 New York, East Aurora Advertiser
... with about 590,000 big game hunters, the annual harvest is 230,000 deer or so (buck and doe)... only about one in every three hunters will even harvest a deer ... annual cost for the regular season firearms hunting privilege (license) in New York is $22 (includes big game and small game) ...

Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer north of Chester December 5, 2017 Montana, KTVQ Billings News
... shot by a hunter on Nov. 12 north of Chester near the Canadian border has tested positive ... the fifth incident of CWD discovered in Montana wild deer this fall... Until this year, CWD had not been found in Montana ..,

Do deer whistles prevent deer-car accidents? December 5, 2017 Ohio, WCPO
... deer can hear the whistles ... [study by Dr. Peter Scheifele] ... No university study has ever proven whistles prevent deer accidents...

... Statewide, the buck harvest slipped from 46,071 to 44,455 this year despite increases in the state's eastern and southeastern counties ... 

Iowa deer harvest ahead of 2016 December 5, 2017 valleynewstoday.com
... running 4.5 percent ahead ... 55,793 deer ...

First Suspect in Massive Poaching Case Pleads Guilty, Hit With $500 Fine December 5, 2017 Washington, Centralia Chronicle
... Nearly 30 severed deer heads were found during the first night of the investigation alone and hunting dogs were allegedly employed illegally during many of the big game hunts ...

Vigilance key in stopping spread of CWD in deer December 5, 2017 Virginia, The Carroll News
... Deer behavior also helps spread CWD. Kirchgessner explained that male deer tend to have a higher risk of contracting the deadly prion because they can cover a lot of territory.  “It is the nature of male deer. Does (in the same family) tend to stay in limited, overlapping territory with other related females. Bucks cover a lot more ground and meet a lot of other deer along the way,”  ...

Harvest numbers for deer gun season December 4, 2017 Ohio, Gallipolis Daily Tribune
... Across Ohio 72,814 deer were harvested, up significantly from 66,758 in the previous year in the week long gun season... You don’t see the big groups of people anymore, it’s more stand hunters ...

... Chronic Wasting Disease has not been found in Alaska ...  commercial producers in Alaska, such as the Reindeer Farm near Palmer, take part in a voluntary program to have their animals tested for CWD whenever there's a death from illness, injury, or when an animal is slaughtered...

...In a last-ditch effort to keep the dozen or so South Selkirks mountain caribou from extinction, the Kalispel Tribe is joining several other groups, agencies and tribes to capture pregnant cows next spring and let them calve in the security of a 19-acre enclosure...

... “Water and space is not a limiting factor in Pennsylvania, but food is a limiting factor,” ... the key to bringing back the impressive deer herds of yesteryear is to resurrect the early succession habitat that used to dominate the landscape through select timber harvest practices...

... We're not going to get back to levels people would like," Williams said of deer and license numbers. "Is this what we're going to have to get used to? At this point in time, yes. I get it, we're not meeting the public's expectations."...

... The Division of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are 112,126 deer in areas where they can be hunted, while tens of thousands of deer live where they cannot be hunted... an estimated 2,500-3,000 bears ...

Harvest objective, Weather a big factor in deer hunt December 3, 2017 Minnesota, Mesabi Daily News
... the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that its wildlife section, as part of the ongoing effort to create a first-ever statewide deer management plan, had proposed an annual harvest objective of 190,000 whitetails going forward...

... Gray wolves were eradicated from Colorado by the 1940s to protect domestic livestock ... Pro-wolf activists believe western Colorado is the ideal habitat for wolves, due to the large populations of deer and elk...

... Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016...

North Carolina, Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes in Deer Regulations for 2018-2019 December 1, 2017 North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
... the deer herd can be improved by reducing young buck harvest, shifting the timing of harvest later in the year and adjusting doe harvest rates. Of the 33,750 hunters responding to the 2016 Deer Hunting and Management Survey, 81 percent of respondents were willing to accept changes in deer hunting seasons to improve buck age structure ...

New study proves more wildlife-vehicle collisions occur during full moon December 1, 2017 California, Santa Cruz Sentinel
... looked through more than 77,000 reports of wildlife-vehicle collisions in New York state from 2005 to 2007... significantly more of these accidents occur during a full moon... paper ...in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation. Insurance ...

...  a white-tailed deer in east of Joliet and a mule deer buck southeast of Bridger, Robert Gibson of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Friday.  The new suspect samples were collected from hunters during the weekend of Nov. 16-17...

...Other states, including Missouri, Arkansas and Michigan, have decided to dispense with antler-point restrictions in management areas where chronic wasting disease has been detected.  Those states have taken that action because a large majority of yearling bucks disperse up to 12 miles in the spring or fall...

Wolf management plan draws criticism from conservation group December 1, 2017 Oregon, Bend Bulletin
...  allow the agency to authorize residents to hunt and trap wolves by permit in areas where the agency has determined that deer and elk are falling short of population targets because of wolves... no incontrovertible evidence of wolves in the state between 1946 and 1974. A lone wolf traveled to Oregon from the east in 1999 ... As of 2016, there are at least 112 wolves living in the state ..,

... When asked if cattle could contract the disease from deer, Meyer said it was unlikely in the U.S., except for a reservoir in the upper peninsula of Michigan, which at one time had spread to a herd in neighboring Wisconsin but has since been isolated in Michigan...

Preliminary deer harvest higher than last year December 1, 2017 Nebraska, NTV
... From Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, there were 49,923 deer checked, compared to 48,633 in 2016.  Mule deer buck harvest has increased for the fourth consecutive year, with 8,609 taken, compared to 8,499 in 2016..

...The DIF&W biologist who investigates many of these cases isn’t saying that the big cats aren’t here. He just wants proof...

...Two local hunters recently brought prohibited elk parts from Colorado and Wyoming into the Rogue Valley. The elk were harvested in these states which have some deer, elk and moose infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease...

Hunters see fewer deer in areas hard-hit by gypsy moths December 1, 2017 Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram
... of the four Quabbin zones being hunted this year, Prescott had the fewest doe permits, a means of building up the herd on the 11-mile long peninsula.  Some hunters at the checking station suggested that the state Department of Conservation and Recreation simply stop the Quabbin hunt for several years ...

... a national shortage ... “The DNR Wildlife Disease Laboratory staff has been processing over 1,000 deer heads per day for disease testing,” ...

Mt. Lebanon ... approves deer cull December 1, 2017 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... Commissioners voted 3-1 to approve another year of sharpshooting whitetail deer in early 2018.  “[Spending] over $700 per deer to find, shoot, remove ... The impact on traffic safety has also been dubious — a threefold increase in collisions with deer occurred last year...

Md. reports opening weekend deer harvest December 1, 2017 Maryland, Cumberland Times News Homepage
... Hunters reported harvesting 13,514 deer on the opening weekend of the 2017 Maryland firearm season ... includes 6,242 antlered and 7,272 antlerless deer, with sika deer accounting for 201 of the antlered and 188 of the antlerless totals...

... a mule deer buck that was found dead near Mount Logan on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon...

Fines for hunting deer out of season to increase November 30, 2017 New York, Press & Sun-Bulletin
... will bump up the minimum fine for deer poaching to $500, up from the current $250... maximum fine for a misdemeanor offense would increase to $3,000 ...

Deer Numbers Slightly Down November 30, 2017 Illinois, thejournal-news.net
... Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 51,365 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season on Nov. 17-19. We are a little down on the numbers this year as hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2016...

Details of first Montana CWD hunt revealed November 30, 2017 Montana, Helena Independent Record
... licenses for the CWD hunt would be issued for does and bucks, with the proportion mirroring the buck-to-doe ratio in the area’s mule deer population. The breakdown for the license sales will be 400 antlerless and 100 either-sex per period ...

DNR isn't laughing about ear-tagged buck November 29, 2017 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
...  a free-ranging deer that clearly had spent some time in captivity  ... Making matters far more complicated and worrisome is that this deer was shot in the so-called "CWD Zone" where 16 wild deer have tested positive ...

New deer registration hurting small businesses November 29, 2017 Wisconsin, WSAW
... the state's policy mandating that hunters register their deer online or over the phone,left Shiocton without a deer hunting boom... Wickesberg says his deer season business has tumbled nearly 50-percent, while Colwitz has experienced a 75-percent hit...

... Two environmental conservation organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against the Fire Island National Seashore and National Park Service to block a plan that would allow the hunting of white-tailed deer on Fire Island...

Sauk County deer harvest down 15 percent November 29, 2017 Wisconsin, WiscNews
... 4,073 deer were harvested across the county, compared to last year’s total of 4,823... Hunters killed 195,738 deer across the state. That’s about 1 percent less than the 197,262 killed last year and the 198,049 killed the year before, but about 2 percent more than the 192,111 killed in 2014...

... Chronic wasting disease ... slowly spread across Michigan and Illinois for more than a decade. This year, he's seen it just 20 to 25 miles from the Illinois-Indiana border...

Game Commission Offers Free CWD Tests for DMA-Harvested Deer November 29, 2017 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     Hunters within the state’s Disease Management Areas (DMAs) have the opportunity to have their deer tested – free of charge – for chronic wasting disease (CWD), and at the same time help the Game Commission fight this deadly disease...




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Deer in the News

  Port Townsend,  Deer in the Christmas lights December 13, 2017 Washington, Port Townsend Leader
...The black-tailed deer seen in Port Townsend generally shed their antlers – along with any attached decorative lighting – starting in February...

Joseph, Man who shot deer ordered to pay fine, costs December 9, 2017 Michigan, Herald Palladium
... Some people called for harsh punishments for the man who did it, and others mourned the loss of the white-tailed deer that had been wandering the area for several weeks...

December 9, 2017 Oregon


... solid black white-tailed deer fawn standing off the side of U.S. 64 Business... first noticed the young fawn standing with an older white-tailed doe and an albino fawn as they were driving by ...

Gig Harbor, Hunting of any kind now prohibited in city limits December 6, 2017 Washington, The News Tribune
... After a beloved neighborhood deer was shot and killed in city limits in October, city officials passed a new ordinance that makes it illegal to hunt in Gig Harbor...

Slippery Slope December 6, 2017 California, Kaweah Commonwealth
... 122 mule deer have been confirmed dead near two mountain passes due to icy conditions that have remained on the steep slopes since last winter’s snowfall. The deer lost their footing while attempting to navigate the ice ...

The deer and the possums share the food trays - but at different times. This time the deer arrived and the possum didn't leave - December 6, 2017


Ohio rescuers working to free deer from plastic pumpkin December 5, 2017 UPI.com
...  the black strap that the kids would hold the trick or treat pumpkin with is wrapped around its ear or its head ... Ohio Department of Wildlife said the deer can't be tranquilized because it's currently deer season and tranquilizing could taint the animal's meat...

    Deer swims 1 mile in frigid waters and visits Mackinac Island December 5, 2017 Michigan, MLive.com
... "When he was swimming across the channel he was right in the path where the boats go," ... But they went by and I saw his head again ...


Two men rescue deer fallen through ice on Minn. lake; 3 deer didn't make it  December 4, 2017 Minnesota, Park Rapids Enterprise
... Three fell through the ice and died and four were able to walk off the lake on their own.  The eighth deer, too, fell through the ice, but was rescued by lake residents... second time this unseasonably warm fall there have been reports ...

How much do you know about deer? December 1, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... "We know that population breeding level dates do not change from year to year in a location ...nothing to do with moon phase. It has nothing to do with temperature ... triggered by photoperiod, or length of day ...

The rut is a magical time to be in Mule Deer Country and a vital time of the year for Mule Deer all across North America


Pulaski's beloved Bella the Deer has died December 1, 2017 New York, NewYorkUpstate.com
... “She was limping around and was hurting. She didn’t want to be touched,” ... 

Bella, the beloved, tame deer that walks the streets of Pulaski in Oswego County with impunity, has not been seen recently and residents are concerned.


Michigan family's pet horse shot and killed by hunter November 29, 2017 WDIV ClickOnDetroit
... Kodi was shot and killed by an 83-year-old man who had the bait pile set up for deer... shooting well after legal Michigan hunting hours...

...  the men headed out to try to help the deer, bashing their way through the ice all the way out. It took 20 minutes or a half-hour to reach the deer ... [after the rescue the deer] woke up and jumped right up ...

New York woman killed by hunter while walking dogs November 25, 2017 WFSB
... he was 200 yards from the victim when he fired... she was shot, apparently after sundown.  New York laws prohibit the hunting of deer after sunset ...

Hunter charged with shooting truck he mistook for deer November 25, 2017 New York, New York Post
... fired his 7mm high-powered scoped rifle at a brown pick-up truck ... hit the truck’s front fender and shot through its engine compartment...

Michigan deer hunter films black bear stealing his kill November 21, 2017 MLive.com
...  After walking 20 yards or so I realized that the bear was heading to my deer. Several times I tried shouting, whistling, breaking brush. She would not leave."  [video included] ...

I walked outside one day and a deer was limping up my driveway. So I flipped on my video camera and started recording. Little did I know that he would return for the next three days. We hung out together, laughing and playing. It was total joy. The third day I drove up the driveway and there he was sitting in the yard waiting for me. My cat Maui was sitting on her usual perch nearby and so together we all played. Three days of spirit in Rolling Prairie Indiana...


An aggressive buck got his antlers stuck in a sheriff's wheel well. That's when authorities were called in. They used a tranquilizer to safely remove the deer to assess its health.


More than 1500 sign petition urging Ann Arbor to stop killing deer November 17, 2017 MIchigan, MLive.com
... A petition urging the city to "Stop the Killing of Hundreds of Deer!" has more than 1,500 signatures on Change.org. Additionally, new yard signs opposed to the cull are sprouting...

The DNR says an albino deer was mistakenly shot and killed over the weekend in Pepin County, Wisconsin. - November 21, 2017



Florida’s Endangered Key Deer Survived Hurricane Irma—but Their Future Is Stormy November 17, 2017 www.nrdc.org
... Since the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, the species has become so adapted to island living that it has shrunk down to no more than 32 inches tall ... In the two months since the storm, wildlife managers at the National Key Deer Refuge have determined that nearly all of the endangered Key deer survived....

  No plans to euthanize rehabbed deer, WDFW says November 16, 2017 Washington, KING5.com
... After an onslaught of public outcry over the euthanasia of three fawns and one elk calf taken from a Rochester animal rehabilitation facility, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says it has no plans to euthanize the remaining 11 fawns...

Big, brown, has antlers — teen girl shoots an elk in Missouri November 13, 2017 Belleville News-Democrat
... A 14-year-old girl in central Missouri has bagged the state’s first elk, thinking it was a “massive deer.” ... illegal to shoot an elk in Missouri ...

Celebrity Three-Legged Deer Off-Limits to Hunters November 10, 2017 Iowa, The Epoch Times
... The couple first spotted the three-legged doe on their property a couple of years ago. “And then we noticed that it was missing its left front leg...

... owners of For Heaven's Sake Wildlife Rescue say the state has no reason to confiscate the animals. They say a former intern misinformed officials the young animals were overly friendly to humans...

... The biggest buck in the mule deer herd known as the “'pit herd” because it is often seen around the Berkeley Pit was poached Saturday night ...  the antlers, which were confiscated along with the carcass, are being scored to determine what potential restitution can be sought ...


Deer pierced by arrow wanders Moline November 8, 2017 Illinois, Quad City Times
... a large buck has been spotted by several Moliners, wandering ravine areas with an arrow protruding from its bloody shoulder. Some say the buck was the target of a poacher, but they have no way of knowing who the archer was. It sounds better to say, "It wasn't one of the city's licensed hunters. No, ma'am." ...

Where's Bella? Pulaski residents worried by absence of community's beloved deer November 6, 2017 New York, NewYorkUpstate.com
... Bella, the beloved, tame white-tailed deer that has walked the streets of the village of Pulaski for years with impunity, hasn't been seen recently...Bella has her own Facebook page (Bella Deer) on which village residents and others routinely post photos of her ...

Rare white deer herd open to public view beginning this fall November 2, 2017 New York, The Vancouver Sun
... The dozens of white deer roaming the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot in the Finger Lakes have been tough to see for years ... But the non-profit Seneca White Deer will offer bus tours starting in October ...

Boiseans mourn albino doe killed in Hill Road car crash November 1, 2017 Idaho, Idaho Statesman
... Hill Road is “blood alley for deer,” and thanks to increasing population, a winding road and speeding drivers, multiple animals are struck by vehicles and die there each year...

... the first hunting fatality the state has seen in four years.  Family members said that Wrentzel was on her own property digging for rocks and gems when the incident occurred...

Deer trapped in dead deer's antlers freed by sharp-shooting game warden October 27, 2017 Kansas, Wichita Eagle
... One of the bucks had died and was half eaten by coyotes, according to a Facebook post by the Kansas Department of Wildlife ...took two shots to free the deer ...