Deer Management News This Week

Deer management good but needs improvement May 28, 2016 Minnesota, Detroit Lakes Online
... After reviewing the audit, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr agreed that “a formal deer management plan would help to define, clarify and prioritize deer management goals, objectives and resources.” ...

‘Bark Ranger’ to Protect Glacier Park Wildlife May 27, 2016 Montana, FlatheadBeacon
... Glacier Park is implementing a Bark Ranger pilot project to determine if a trained herding dog could help reduce human-wildlife interactions at Logan Pass this summer ... Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, contracts with a business that uses border collies to move habituated deer out of the Waterton townsite before the deer give birth. This has greatly reduced the number of dangerous deer–human encounters...

Commissioners to vote on proposed CWD regulations June 24 May 27, 2016 Arkansas, Baxter Bulletin
... Arkansas Game & Fish ... Some of the regulations include prohibiting feeding of wildlife statewide, requiring elk to be submitted for chronic wasting disease testing and increasing private land antlerless elk quota from 24 to 40 ...

Floods, coyotes take toll on deer hunting May 27, 2016 South Carolina, The State
... hunters killed 195,030 deer during the 2015 season ... 4 percent less than in 2014... South Carolina’s deer population peaked at 1.1 million in the mid-1990s, according to studies by researchers at the DNR and the U.S. Forest Service. But the overall deer harvest is down 39 percent since 2002 ...

DNR needs better plan, better numbers on deer May 26, 2016 Minnesota,  Minneapolis Star Tribune
... The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is embarking on its first statewide plan for deer, and intends to invite not just hunters to the table, but also a wide range of interest groups that includes conservationists, local governments, foresters, ecologists, auto insurance companies and anyone else ...
     Audit calls for formal deer management plan in Minnesota May 26, 2016 Minnesota, Minnesota Public Radio News
...  the audit concluded that establishing a statewide deer management plan would communicate to the public how the DNR prioritizes deer goals relative to other species, help lay out strategies to improve deer hunting, and better define expectations.  The audit also called on the DNR to improve the statistical methods ... 

... Felicia Keesing, a Bard College biology professor who has researched the distribution of ticks and Lyme disease since 1999, said culling some deer hasn't been shown clearly to cut the risk of Lyme in communities. She said many of the studies that indicate culling deer could help have been found to be unreliable...

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015 May 26, 2016 South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
... An estimated 111,035 bucks and 83,995 does made up a total harvest of 195,030 ... Although forest management activities stimulated significant growth in South Carolina’s deer population from the 1970s through the 1990s, considerable acreage is currently in even-aged stands that are greater than 15 years old... coyotes are now well established in South Carolina so they should be expected to play a role in deer population dynamics at some level...

Chronic wasting disease found in seven more W.Va. deer May 26, 2016 West Virginia, Cumberland Times-News
... All of the deer were harvested by hunters during the 2015 season and all came from the central portion of Hampshire County where CWD was first confirmed more than a decade ago...

... A desire to attract deer has led a St. Francis man to try and build an orchard of a hybrid tree whose breeders hope can bring chestnuts, in some form, back to North American shores... American Chestnut trees by the millions were felled more than a century ago when an invasive blight swept through the country...

Loose moose May 26, 2016 Connecticut, The Ridgefield Press
...  Before Europeans began settling the region in the 1600s, moose could be found throughout what is now the state of Connecticut... DEEP “conservatively” estimates that Connecticut has about 120 resident moose. Most of them are in the northwestern part ...

   [from the Report Summary]:   an estimated one million white-tailed deer statewide in 2013 ...  DNR’s current model is sound and aspects of DNR’s methods to estimate deer populations are commendable and align with best deer management practices; however, we identified weaknesses in DNR’s statistical methods, data resources, records management, and validation of its deer estimates ...In recent years, DNR has used more conservative deer permit area designations intended to limit how many deer hunters may kill, and to increase deer numbers in many areas. As of 2015, DNR estimates of deer populations and deer goals varied significantly around the state ...

Natural Resources Board approves deer harvest quotas May 25, 2016 Wisconsin, hngnews.com
...  bonus deer hunting permits, in addition to farmland zone permits included with each deer hunting license, will include 22,775 permits valid on public access lands (compared to 18,450 in 2015) and 136,875 permits valid on private lands (compared to 125,375 in 2015) ...

...  Studies have shown that the carcasses of dead deer are frequently visited by living deer during decomposition and that CWD can be transmitted for up to two years after death.   The presence of scavengers on a landscape could be problematic to disease control if remains are scattered but may prove helpful if the rate of decomposition is significantly expedited....

Feeding, baiting topics at CWD talks May 25, 2016 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... testing revealed 23 percent of deer in a 125,000-acre portion of Searcy County near the Buffalo River were infected... One proposal would prohibit people from feeding wildlife year round, but a related proposal will allow deer hunters to use bait from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 ...

MDC reminds public to not feed deer in CWD counties May 25, 2016 Missouri, houstonherald.com
...  a regulation banning the feeding of deer becomes effective at the end of the month in 29 Missouri counties... Exceptions to the regulation include feeding wildlife within 100 feet of any residence or occupied building, feed placed in a manner that excludes access by deer ...

Deer, elk and turkey populations are at risk in state May 25, 2016 Tennessee, The Tennessean
... The TWRA is taking proactive steps in trying to prevent chronic wasting disease, which is detrimental to deer and elk and is currently in 24 states including Arkansas, from entering Tennessee... recommended the deer urine that hunters use as lure be certified...

DEC curbs hunting of young bucks May 25, 2016 New York, Catskill Daily Mail
...  the agency has reinstated an antler point restriction on bucks for hunting...  in Greene, Ulster and Sullivan counties ... “The point is to reduce the harvest of yearling bucks,” ...

Wisconsin DNR board approves reducing buck-only counties May 25, 2016 Minneapolis Star Tribune
...Buck-only designations are designed to protect does, allowing them to give birth and grow the herd... signaling they believe the herd in that region is rebounding...  unanimously adopted a fall gun season framework that makes 10 northern Wisconsin counties buck-only...

FWP Reports Positive White-tail Deer, Elk Surveys May 24, 2016 Montana, Flathead Beacon
... White-tailed deer populations were low in 2010 following a rough winter but have steadily increased over the last five years due to mild winters and good survival of fawns ...  In 2016, fawn recruitment ranged from 37 fawns per 100 adults in the Swan (HD 130) to 62 fawns per 100 adults in HD 170 near Kalispell... 

Dead deer in viral image were killed properly by USDA May 24, 2016 Guam, KUAM.com
... killed on base by the USDA ... dumped at the Layon Landfill ...

Deer baiting permitted on all private lands in Allegany County May 24, 2016 Maryland, Cumberland Times News Homepage
... While other mid-Atlantic states are expanding no-baiting zones as chronic wasting disease spreads in deer populations, the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has eliminated that prohibition in Allegany County, the only county in the state where the disease has been confirmed...

MN DNR to test for CWD again this fall May 23, 2016 Minnesota, Outdoor News
... After a one-year hiatus, the DNR plans to conduct chronic wasting disease surveillance of white-tailed deer in the southeastern part of the state ... Even though we feel good about the three years of negative (tests), you just never know ...

Chronic wasting disease reaches Europe; live-animal test possible  May 22, 2016 Pennsylvania, Tribune-Review
... sick adult female reindeer was detected as part of an effort by the Norwegian Institute ... Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ...   buck was tested using a tonsillar biopsy sample....

Elk hunting; deer deadline; volunteering opportunities May 22, 2016 Minnesota, Grand Forks Herald
...  the DNR drafted a new elk management plan in 2015 that called for increasing the goal for elk populations in central Kittson County to a herd size of 65 to 75 animals, up from 20 to 30 elk in the previous management plan...

Fairport-E.Rochester Post
... A drop of around 15 percent in the deer harvest ... in approximately 25 percent of this state, the 2015 harvest suggests that deer populations were unchanged or increased from prior years. Additionally, harvest data indicates that deer populations in portions of central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Lake Plains of western New York remain above desired levels ...

... given that 88 cases have been found so far this year in deer and elk in four northern Arkansas counties... signs of the disease could be emaciation, lack of coordination or even paralysis ... drinking a lot of water, foaming at the mouth or excess salivation ...

Time is wasting to reap rewards of fall planting May 22, 2016 Michigan, Argus Press
...With the recent and predictable news of the expansion of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management areas in southern Michigan, the handwriting is on the wall. The practice of deer baiting, as we’ve known it, is on the way out...

... researchers hope to place as many as 6,000 motion-activated trail cameras across the state...  a project that could help answer just how many deer and other creatures roam the state... Hunters have disputed the DNR's deer population estimates ... arguing the agency has overestimated ...

...  You can see the clear difference between federal ground, state ground and private ground... Some sporting groups support clear cutting and linear clearing and thinning ... including Boone and Crockett Club of Montana, the Mule Deer Foundation ...

... researchers hope to place as many as 6,000 motion-activated trail cameras across the state...  a project that could help answer just how many deer and other creatures roam the state... Hunters have disputed the DNR's deer population estimates ... arguing the agency has overestimated ...

Archery hunting in Flagstaff to be scaled back May 21, 2016 Arizona, Arizona Daily Sun
... an archery hunter near the Flagstaff YMCA, which is an area off-limits to hunting, took aim ... and shot an arrow that lodged in the side of the animal’s head but didn’t kill him. For several weeks, Arizona Game and Fish officials searched for the deer with the arrow still embedded in his head until they finally found and tranquilized him to remove the arrow and treat his wound...

Pronghorn and mule deer use of underpasses and overpasses along US Highway 191  H Sawyer, PA Rodgers, T Hart - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2016 Wyoming
... Of those highway crossings, 79% of mule deer moved under, whereas 93% of pronghorn moved over the highway ... we documented a 64–306% increase in the amount of back-and-forth movement of mule deer and pronghorn across the highway during migration periods. Such movement flexibility is presumed to improve their ability to respond to changing environmental conditions by easily accessing habitats on either side of the highway....

CWD doubles in Pa. DMA May 20, 2016 Pennsylvania, The Sentinel
... This is the one disease that has the potential to drastically change deer hunting as we know it,” ...said commission Wildlife Management Director Wayne Laroche said. “If we fail to develop and implement an effective control program, we risk the future of deer hunting ...

Walker needs to follow through on CWD May 20, 2016 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... more suggestions ... Implement Kroll’s recommendation for immediate systematic sampling around new CWD discoveries... Ban all deer baiting and feeding statewide... Work with the Legislature to restore “earn-a-buck” regulations as a management tool...

... One of the possibilities is an immunocontraceptive that would be shot into does with a dart...  Mayor Patrick Ward is working with resident Barbara Bruck and the Humane Society of the United States ... If the darting of deer were to take place, it would be a first in Ohio ...

...  many wildlife professionals recommend there should be five to 10 acres of permanent natural clearings for every 100 acres of timberland  — and they don’t mean just one five-or one 10-acre clearing.  The individual clearings should each range from one to a maximum of three acres in size...

Study shows wildlife over and underpasses prevent about 70 accidents a year May19, 2016 Wyoming, Casper Star-Tribune Online
... Deer and pronghorn have, likely for millennia, traveled between winter and summer ranges over an area now split by Highway 191. Fences used to line the highway to prevent cattle from crossing, but wildlife inevitably moved over or under the wires and onto the highways. Now they are funneled by tall fencing to one of two overpasses or six underpasses...

... 49,000 licenses are available to hunters, 5,725 more than last year...  population and harvest data indicate the state's deer population is stable to increasing, primarily due to seven years of reduced gun licenses combined with recent mild winters...

Food plots for wildlife: Diversity works well for me May 19, 2016 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... food plots for deer and other wildlife ... begin by planting clover, or a clover mix (chicory is a common addition), for several reasons. Clover is generally easy to grow, does well in a variety of soil conditions, and is a reliable source of nutrition ... I’ve planted thousands of shrubs (especially redosier dogwood, which is a favorite winter food for deer) ...

This month, Ranger Nick spends time with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) to learn what goes into improving habitats to attract and keep more deer. - May 19, 2016 Georgia


... “But [those numbers] are kind of misleading, because it’s not an increase across the board,” Ravana said. “There are still a lot of [Wildlife Management Districts] — 12 districts — that don’t have any permit allocations due to being chronically under the goal [population].” ...

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State expands management area for wasting disease in deer May 19, 2016 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... expand the Core CWD Area from nine townships in three counties to 17 townships in four counties ... Successful hunters in the eight new townships will be required to take their deer to a DNR check station to be tested for the fatal neurological disease ...

... the deer management program was started in 2009 ... “It’s dangerous, costly and is a failure,” Crosby Drive resident Melvin Driban said. “It provides sport hunting in view of residents’ backyards...

Fire Island, FI deer management plan approved May 19, 2016 New York, Suffolk County News
... still includes ... a hunt to kill deer ... Beqaj explained that in 1995, she and volunteers from the island’s 17 communities had been involved with a cooperative experimental study with the Fire Island National Seashore. Special permit had been given for the use of the contraceptive PZP (procine zona pellucida) to control the deer population that she says was very successful...

Change looms in 'antlerless' deer definition May 19, 2016 Tennessee, Lebanon Democrat
... In the past, bucks with antlers less than three inches long were classified as "antlerless" and could be harvested as such... The proposed new definition of an antlerless deer would be literal - a deer with no visible antlers...

Deer carcass import ban proposed May 19, 2016 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... "It will make it illegal to bring in carcasses from CWD-positive (chronic wasting disease) areas," ...  the result of a recent outbreak of CWD among white-tailed deer and elk in northwest Arkansas ...

...  Game Commission Deputy Executive Director Bryan J. Burhans testified before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee about the potential expansion of Sunday hunting. Then, Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough testified before the House Policy Committee on the importance of a license-fee increase and Senate Bill 1166, which would enable the Game Commission to set its own fees for licenses...

State must get serious about fighting deer disease May 18, 2016 Wisconsin, Gazettextra
... new steps to battle chronic wasting disease ... The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the state’s largest conservation group, recommends 11 steps including double fencing at deer farms, annual state inspections of fencing and requiring those farmers to inspect fences monthly and after storms...

Follow deer migration on social media sites May 18, 2016 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide
...New big game corridors are being mapped annually in Wyoming, pinpointing the dramatic migrations that biologists and outfitters have seen clues of for decades ... Game and Fish’s identification of “vital” migration habitat relies on gathering state-of-the-art GPS data to delineate corridors....

Help Keep NH CWD-Free: Don't Use Urine-based Deer Lures May 18, 2016 New Hampshire, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
... The NH Fish and Game Department is asking hunters to do their part in the effort to keep the state CWD-free by not using natural urine-based deer lures ... new web resources about how you can help keep New Hampshire CWD-free, at www.wildnh.com/wildlife/cwd/index.html.

... May 17 marks the official start of Snapshot Wisconsin ...  500 cameras have been deployed, mostly in Iowa and Sawyer counties ... DNR plans to use Snapshot Wisconsin data to help inform county deer advisory councils on deer and their predators...
     Wisconsin trail cam project goes live May 18, 2016 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Snapshot Wisconsin is live... "Something like this has never been done before, not for such a large area," said UW–Madison Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Phil Townsend, a leader on the project ...

Wasting away: Some fear that chronic wasting disease is spinning out of control May 18, 2016 Wisconsin, Madison
... At the request of the DNR, he has shot down deer that were too sick to run away ... in the middle of a 144-square-mile cauldron of deer and disease centered in Iowa County’s Wyoming Valley ... if he shoots a doe, there’s roughly a one-in-four chance that it’s going to have CWD. If he shoots a buck, it’s essentially a flip of the coin...  

... New Hampshire’s deer population is still free of a form of mad cow disease that once seemed likely to arrive here, having moved as close as New York state, but to keep us safe the state is asking hunters to give up something useful: Urine-based lures..

4 ways gardeners can help keep deer away May 18, 2016 Connecticut, New Haven Register
... Testing by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station revealed “Bobbex Deer Repellent to be more effective than nine other commercial repellents in the marketplace (including coyote urine), and gave it a 93 percent protection index, second only to a fence at 100 percent ...

Kivela CWD bill passes House May 17, 2016 Michigan, WNMU-FM
...  The state House has approved a bill that increases the penalties for illegally bringing a deer carcass into Michigan from another state that has chronic wasting disease... 

... State Department of Environmental Conservation officials on Feb. 10 sent the state’s 1,400 licensed wildlife rehabilitators a notice that the treatment of adult white-tailed deer is “prohibited.” It also states that fawns may be rehabilitated only between April 15 and Sept. 15.  DEC officials did not cite a reason in the notice ...

Ladue approves bow hunting for deer May 17, 2016 Missouri, STLtoday.com
... A January count of deer in the city showed in the range of about 43 per square mile ... “We don’t have a goal of deer per square mile — we just need to maintain healthy herd numbers,” ...

... State Department of Environmental Conservation officials on Feb. 10 sent the state’s 1,400 licensed wildlife rehabilitators a notice that the treatment of adult white-tailed deer is “prohibited.” It also states that fawns may be rehabilitated only between April 15 and Sept. 15...

... The city plans to conduct a second annual cull next winter while continuing to explore other options and collecting more data on the city's deer population and the extent of damage being caused by deer...

 ... claims the U.S. Forest Service ... arbitrarily tramples on the state’s “cultural fabric” by eliminating a tradition that dates back to colonial times...

... 6 underpasses and 2 overpasses  ... 79% of mule deer moved under, whereas 93% of pronghorn moved over ... Wildlife-vehicle collisions were reduced by 81% ...

12 more cases of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania May 16, 2016 Fox43
... The latest cases bring to 22 the total number of free-ranging deer found with CWD within DMA 2 since 2012... the hunter in the case transported a buck that later tested positive for CWD from DMA 2 to a deer processor far outside of the DMA ...

... To date, more than 51,000 deer have been tested for chronic wasting in Missouri. A total of 27 cases of the disease have been confirmed in the state ... 
     Conservation officials warn public not to feed deer May 16, 2016 Missouri, ABC17News.com
    ... The ban ...  prohibits using grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable products to attract deer ...  to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) ...

...as hunter activity increased, the movement of white-tailed deer increased as well. The increase of activity in the woods disrupted and altered typical deer movements for the duration of the firearms season ... findings were later replicated by VerCautern and Hygnstrom (1998) ...

Oxford deer management program working May 16, 2016 Mississippi, Hamilton Journal News
... city officials are counting the number of deer that will not be born as a gauge to the success ... projection is based on the fact a doe will typically give birth to one fawn in her first year, one or two in her second year and two or three in her third year, with three each year after. [using that math, the earth will soon be covered by deer] ...

Spinning deer numbers in the harvest reports May 16, 2016 New York, Wellsville Daily Reporter
... as Pa.'s 15 percent increase in buck take from the previous year is true, New York's deer take dropped the same percentage. ...  the record warmth of October and November in the Northeast last year repressed deer movement, coupled with New York's opener landing in between the two major rut peaks, while Pa. hit the second rut peak with its opener and had perfect hunting conditions...




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Idaho Falls Zoo welcomes baby 'vampire deer' May 26, 2016 Idaho, East Idaho News
... the oldest known deer species in the fossil record. The muntjac ... is also called the vampire deer because it possesses elongated canine teeth...

It's a plot: Deer overrun Ashland May 25, 2016 Oregon, Ashland Daily Tidings
... a 10-minute “mockumentary” ... the town is split into an intense conflict of opposing forces. Then appears this grizzled old-timer, the Deer Whisperer — that’s the title of the movie — who teaches people to interact with the deer, walk like them, eat flowers like them ...

About 100 yards out, this video shows 2 fawn shortly after birth being cleaned, taking first steps, milking and already trying to play. They still are trying to figure out how to use their legs. Mother deer is licking the rear of the babies to promote urination. If only humans could be at this level in less than an hour after birth... Guess intelligence takes more time to build over instinct. - May 25, 2016


Kentucky man frees deer from fence May 24, 2016 Local 8 Now
... Thanks to some help from volunteers at the Wolf Run Animal Sanctuary, Tate and the others were able to save the deer but not the fence...

...This July, Brian Wolslegel will debut his latest and greatest work—a robotic taxidermy deer that lifts its tail and poops M&M’s.  “I think once it comes out, everybody’s gonna want it,” ...

Rehabbing injured deer is illegal May 23, 2016 New York, Fox5NY
...  the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center  ... has been treating injured white-tailed deer ...  now according ...  it's illegal ...  they have to call law enforcement now to shoot them ...

... Fawns do not attempt to evade predators during their first few weeks, instead relying on camouflage and stillness to remain undetected ... Dogs often will kill fawns and other baby animals....

I have received many questions about the baby deer that I rescued in my documented video that I filmed last year, so I wanted to answer your most asked questions and show you how the deer family is doing now. I have filmed them a few more times, they are doing great, and they are still around. Thank you very much for all your support, kind words and love. - May 19, 2016


Horn Hunting creates growing market in Montana May 16, 2016 Montana, KFBB NewsChannel 5
... Shed hunting, or searching for antlers shed by deer in the early months of spring, has become more popular over the years ...  antlers are going for about $10 a pound, and the brown ones, which are considered fresh, can be worth even more...

A deer gets in and and swims around with the swimmers during the 2016 Kansas City Triathlon. - May 16, 2016


...  It just ran from one side of the garage to another looking over the edge. … Fowler sat in the middle of the garage and spoke to the deer until it calmed down ... “The deer had to be pretty intelligent, because I pointed the way I wanted it to go … and it went that way,” ...

Deer-ly beloved May 13, 2016 California, The Sheet
...  a drowning deer in a Snowcreek reclaimed water holding pond ... unable to exit the pond due to the rubberized liner which is intended to prevent water from seeping into the ground ... attempted do to CPR on the deer, but that it was too late...

...  probably not an albino. “The hooves are dark  ... Deer can also be all or partially white if they are piebald, which results from a different genetic anomaly than the albino gene. Piebald deer may have a few splotches of white hair or be entirely white, but will always have dark eyes and hooves ...

Doe captured on my browning trail cams. - May 11, 2016


...  at The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in northeast Oregon for what has become an annual event: a search for antlers shed by bull elk each spring. They’re collected by community members and sold to benefit the local 4-H and FFA groups....

Deer fawns are being born; leave them alone, urges DNR May 9, 2016 Minnesota, News Releases - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
... Fawns do not attempt to evade predators during their first few weeks of life. Instead, fawns remain still to avoid being seen, their white spots serving as camouflage. During these times fawns are learning critical survival skills from their mothers. Bringing fawns into human environments separates them from their mothers – and usually results in sad endings for the animals.  “We understand people often have good intentions, but we want people to know that fawns survive best without intervention,” ... visit the orphaned wildlife page.

... aspiring do-gooders are snatching up the animals and bringing them in for foster care...In order to keep her young safe, a doe will leave her fawn in a secluded area, often for as long as 12 hours, distracting predators away from her baby while she forages for food.  ... 
     Marin wildlife experts urge residents to leave baby deer alone May 4, 2016 California, Marin Independent Journal
...  unattended fawns that residents have loaded into vehicles and taken home, hoping to save them ... When a fawn is alone and sitting quietly, its mom is usually not far away... WildCare has taken in 15 fawns this year from both residents and the Humane Society. Six have been successfully reunited with their mothers ...

...  stuck in a streetlamp light globe... flung his coat over the light globe, grabbing it in a bear hug ... Finally the deer managed to slip its head out ...

Deer are well known to get stuck in headlights, but an incident in Suffolk County, New York puts a whole new spin on the proclivity. A deer somehow got its head stuck in a light globe.


... For the first few weeks of a white-tailed deer fawn’s life, its mother will cache or hide it in secluded locations. This behavior helps reduce the potential of predators finding the fawn.  A fawn’s spots are excellent camouflage ... are virtually odorless when they are young...

It was trapped in a storm drain under a 183 overpass near MoPac in Autsin, Texas. - May 3, 2016


...  charged with Disorderly Conduct ... allegedly attempted to prevent an Illinois Department of Resources sharpshooter from killing deer at the Commonwealth Edison property ... being a deer hunter himself, he claims that the number of deer in the woods between Somonauk and Pratt roads has dropped dramatically since the IDNR killing began...

The closing chapter of a disturbing story May 1, 2016 North Carolina, North Carolina Sportsman
... a guilty plea ... to one count of taking a deer during a closed season ... the buck scored more than 208 points ... admitted that the antlers were sheds purchased from a deer farm ... He attached them to the skull of a small buck he killed ...


3 men fined for roles in videotaped deer beating April 30, 2016 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
...  passengers in a a yellow Ford Escort when it struck the deer, and the men loaded the stunned and injured animal into the car ... The deer revived in the car, and the video shows one of the men repeatedly striking the animal on the head  ... The car pulled over eventually, and the men dragged the deer into a ditch along the highway and left it ...
... The video surfaced in January, showing 20-year-old Joshua Rewis of Villa Rica, Georgia, in the back of a vehicle hitting a deer with a textbook. Rewis was charged with a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals and wasting wildlife...
     Men Charged In Hitting Deer With Book Appear in Court April 29, 2016 Arkansas, KARK
... a $2250 fine ... ordered to have a psych evaluation within 90 days...

Deer Caught In Wolf Trap Was Panicked Until Someone Came To Help - April 29, 2016


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Hear Elk Scream Like Demons From Lord of the Rings April 21, 2016 National Geographic
... At over 700 pounds (318 kilograms), the North American elk is one of the biggest deer species alive today. ... male elk produce shrill rutting calls known as bugles.... why do the elk need such an elaborate sound system? Mating, of course...

... sells the antlers in bulk to exporters, where there’s a big market for it as a medicine in Asia... he buys deer and elk antler sheds people find in the mountains ...

Sheriff 'shocked' by video depicting injured deer, unborn fawn April 12, 2016 Wisconsin, Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
... The video posted online ... "Found out the deer I shot yesterday was actually 2 of em lmao."  Another clip shows a young man riding a deer that appears to be shot and the deer struggling to move.  A third clip shows a pile of entrails and says, "two more babies." ...
Hunters call video depicted dying deer 'absolutely wrong' April 13, 2016 Wisconsin, Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
... Tim Verhoff, a former assistant district attorney in Dance County, said it's not clear whether the two actually broke any laws. State law also protects hunting, which means hunters are allowed to kill wild animals... 

Couple Rescues Deer After It Falls into Their Pool April 11, 2016 Pennsylvania, WNEP-TV 16
... “I started tapping on the pool. He came right over to me like he knew and I just reached in, grabbed him, lift him up, put him on the ground,” ... His rear legs weren't working at all. They were just frozen...  put towels and blankets and I laid on top of him for a couple minutes to try to warm him up ...