Deer Management News This Week

Rifle deer hunt opens Oct. 21 October 19, 2017 Utah, Daily Herald
... This past winter, deep snow and bitter cold gripped parts of northern and northeastern Utah... To try to help deer in the areas, DWR biologists started an emergency feeding program. Despite the supplemental feeding, between 70 and 90 percent of the fawns born during spring 2016 died... Utah Wildlife Board lowered the number of hunting permits ...

Fall Hunting In Alabama Forecast October 18, 2017 Game & Fish
... “I’d love to be able give you the number of deer taken from year-to-year,” said Jud Easterwood, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources biologist. “However, we don’t receive near the number of reports we should get in the mandatory game check each year. We likely receive between 30 to 35 percent of people who actually call us ...

... The Montana Wildlife Federation criticized that announcement because the restaurant chain will use farm-raised elk and venison. In a letter to Arby’s, executive director Dave Chadwick said elk and deer should remain wild animals. He said game farming went against the spirit of Montana’s hunting culture...

AGFC found partners to offer voluntary CWD testing October 18, 2017 Arkansas, KAIT
...  chronic wasting disease was discovered in Arkansas in February 2016 ... added locations of taxidermists and veterinarians throughout the state also offer more places than the Commission can man throughout deer season to make it easier for a hunter to turn in a sample...

...  Increased penalties include up to 90 days in prison or fines ranging from $500.00 minimum or $2,000.00 maximum, or both. It is now Public Act 124 of 2017...

Men plead guilty in deer importation case October 18, 2017 Mississpippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
...  admitted to conspiring to import live white-tailed deer from February of 2010 through November of 2012 ...  the deer came from a facility in Pennsylvania that tested positive for chronic wasting disease...

... The first occurrence and subsequent identification of EHD occurred in 1955 when several hundred white-tailed deer died in both New Jersey and in Michigan... Since the initial 1955 outbreak, this malady has occurred primarily among white-tailed deer, although occasionally mule deer ...

EHD In Deer On Decline October 17, 2017 Kentucky, LEX18 Lexington KY News
... Epizootic hemorrhagic disease... was an epidemic this year in many Eastern Kentucky counties... impacted the population ..,

Deer, elk rebounding in many areas following tough 2011 October 17, 2017 Montana, Independent Record
... mule deer numbers are steady across southwest Montana... White-tailed deer numbers continue to look solid across the region... Mule deer from the Rocky Mountain Front to east and south of Great Falls are at management objective or even above in a few spots... in the prairies and foothills of south-central Montana than in the mountains. Overall numbers are nearly the same or slightly better ..,

Proposed NY state laws would make it easier for towns to run deer kills October 17, 2017 New York, NewYorkUpstate.com
...  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a memo earlier this year ... restrictions make it hard for communities like Syracuse to cull deer because they can only use sharpshooters in open areas that aren't near the road or other homes ...

Six tips for having a successful rifle deer hunt in Utah October 17, 2017 Utah, InstantEncore
... buck numbers may be down a bit, according to the Division of Wildlife Resources... especially true in parts of northern and northeastern Utah, especially the Cache hunting in northern Utah and the South Slope unit in northeastern Utah...  the number of bucks per does is at or above the objective for every Utah unit and last year’s hunt was the best in decades..,

Biologist speaks on issue of deer crossings October 16, 2016 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... over 6,000 instances in which a deer was struck by a vehicle last year... “a pretty dramatic underestimate” due to the difficulty of collecting accurate data... About 4 percent of the total deer population is struck in any given year ...  animal bridges and tunnels reduce crashes by 80-90 percent ...

The Scoop On Bowhunting in Tennessee October 16, 2017 Tennessee, North American Whitetail Magazine
... Most of the best deer hunting in Tennessee is on managed private land, as is almost universally the case across the whitetail’s range... deer densities in Appalachia aren’t high ...

Howard County Deer Do Their Part to Control Ticks October 16, 2017 Maryland, USDA
...  partners will place 4-Poster feeders/self-treatment devices in four Howard County parks with dense deer populations... "We know from past studies that the 4-Posters have effectively reduced the number of deer ticks. However, prior studies did not achieve consistent levels of tick control," ..,

Project saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated? October 16, 2017 Oregon, Idaho Statesman
... Four deer trotted through dappled sunlight. This part of the forest looked healthy, not despite of, but due to, the prescribed burn.  "Ponderosa pines are used to low-intensity fires," Osborne said. "Every five to 15 years, a fire would come through. We're trying to take it back to low-intensity fires...

What do you do when you have a major highway for vehicles and a major corridor for wildlife that intersect? One option is to build a wildlife crossing. Learn more in this week’s segment of North Dakota Outdoors. - October 16, 2017 NorthdDakota Fish and Game


Modern gun antlerless deer hunt set on private land October 15, 2017 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... Reducing the number of deer obviously increases the amount and quality of nutrition available for remaining deer... reducing doe numbers can balance the buck-to-doe ratio on your property. That can compress the breeding period and intensify rutting activity... can influence bucks to be more visible during the daytime ...

... DNR officials believe taking females out of the population in October will cause allow rutting bucks to finish their breeding more quickly during the November mating season. The shortened breeding season, biologists say, should result in a shorter “fawn drop,” which reduces predation on fawns by coyotes and bears...

... to study how far they roam and what corridors they follow...  carry out the work on hilly, forested land that rings Fillmore County’s 371-square-mile CWD management zone... will help computer scientists create predictive models ...

Deer disease outbreak worse than thought October, EHD, October 14, 2017 West Virginia, wvgazettemail.com
... dead deer have been reported in 24 of the state's 55 counties... some areas may notice losses in local population ...

... penalties for illegally importing a full carcass or specified parts of a carcass of deer, elk or moose from another state or province. Increased penalties include up to 90 days in prison or fines ranging from $500.00 minimum or $2,000.00 maximum, or both... Public Act 124 of 2017.

Error puts crimp in Indiana deer hunting season October 13, 2017 Indiana, Indianapolis Sta
... error in the bill means hunters will only be able to use rifles to hunt deer on private grounds...

ND Deer Herd Fared Well, Habitat Concerns Loom October 13, 2017 North Dakota, Sidney Herald Leader
... The north central portion of the state, which received the brunt of last winter’s snow, stayed about even in terms of its deer population and management goals coming into spring ...  were slight population increases in the southeastern and southwestern corners ... drought doesn’t appear to be a major factor affecting mule deer ... fawn survival decreases with loss of CRP and habitat in general ..,

... The current Virginia outbreak is part of a larger outbreak also reported along the Appalachian Mountains from eastern Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and into Ohio and Pennsylvania..,
... officials in Washington estimate the case involves the illegal killing of more than 100 elk, deer, black bears, bobcats and other animals over a nearly two-year span... 

Indiana deer hunters can no longer use rifles on public land October 12, 2017 Fox 59 History
... House Enrolled Act 1415 that was passed earlier this year ... still legal to use a muzzleloader, shotgun or handgun ...

Antlerless Hunt Offers Head Start To Deer Season October 11, 2017 Arkansas, Booneville Democrat
... “In the 1940s and 1950s, the focus was on protecting does because the goal was to bring back populations from near extinction,” ... by the 1980s, deer managers saw the need to begin stabilizing the population ...  too many does ... prolongs the rut ... many fawns dropped later in the summer ... will have a lower survival rate.” ..,

Louisiana's deer habitat in decline October 11, 2017 Louisiana Sportsman
... In the 90s, timber companies and foresters on private land began a new forestry program that involved the chemical treatment of hardwood species to remove them from the pine forest. This intense management work has resulted in a dramatic decline of available browse. Pine timber stands became void of the hardwood species that provide browse for deer...

Hunters concerned with disease killing hundreds of Pa. deer, EHD  October 11, 2017 Pennsylvania, WPXI Pittsburgh
... Beaver County ... Nearly 1,000 deer have died in that county after being infected with a virus called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD...

'Captive deer' case goes to high court October 11, 2017 Jefferson City News Tribune
... "Given the highly communicable nature of CWD," Judge Robert Dowd wrote, "the Commission's efforts to restore and conserve free-ranging cervids would be threatened without the authority to regulate all cervids" that could infect the wild ones... Missouri's Conservation Department has the legal and constitutional authority to regulate captive deer as well as those in the wild ...

Wisconsin 2016 Deer Population Estimate [PDF] October, 2017 Wisconsin DNR
... The statewide posthunt white-tailed deer population estimate for 2016 was approximately 1,343,500, 14% higher than in 2015. Population estimates, based on sex-age-kill calculations, declined 10% or more between 2015 and 2016 in 7 deer management units, increased 10% or more in 41 units, and remained within a 10% change in the remaining 32 units. Population estimates increased 31% from 2015 to 2016 in the Northern Forest Zone and 12% in the Central Forest Zone. Zonal estimates increased 12% in the Central Farmland and 1% in the Southern
Farmland..,

Rifle Deer Hunt Opens Oct. 21 population trend October 11, 2017 Utah, wildlife.utah.gov
... the general muzzleloader hunt in late September, indicate buck numbers might be down a bit in certain parts of the state ... This past winter, deep snow and bitter cold gripped parts of northern and northeastern Utah. The hardest hit areas were the Cache hunting unit in northern Utah and the South Slope unit in northeastern Utah ..,

40 percent of deer-vehicle collisions occur Oct.-Dec. October 11, 2017 West Virginia, West Virginia Explorer
... More than 40 percent of deer-vehicle collisions take place during breeding season between October and December ... many hunters will take to the woods this fall. Their presence may also influence movement of deer and may increase the likelihood of a deer-vehicle collision ...

Bill threatens endangered species October 10, 2017 Florida, Citrus County Chronicle
...  A local Utah dispute over prairie dogs has led to proposed legislation that would strip endangered species protection from 1,100 species  ... The Florida Key Deer is one of endangered species that U.S. Senate Bill 1863 would strip protections from if passed... 

Colorado boasts the largest elk herd in North America October 10, 2017 Colorado, The Denver Post
... over the 300,000 ...  To maintain the current level there has also been a slight reduction in the number of licenses issued. ... Warmer than normal weather over the last couple years has resulted in below average harvest numbers..,

CPW's dubious call October 10, 2017 Colorado, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
...  the agency is refusing to disclose the results of a first year of work removing bears and mountain lions from a part of the Roan Plateau for a study on the effects on mule deer numbers... it looks like it’s hiding something ...  This is public information paid for by public funds...

Climate change would have icy impact on state's economy October 10, 2017 Nebraska, Grand Island Independent
...  the drought of 2012 in Nebraska ...  the state’s white-tail deer population was devastated by epizootic hemorrhagic disease that killed more than 100,000 deer in the state. HD intensified that year because the dry weather eliminated a lot of waterholes for the deer ..,

Watch for deer this fall October 10, 2017 Ohio, Fairborn Daily Herald
... from Oct.1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017, there were 8,839 deer related crashes statewide ...  November saw the most crashes with 4,256 ...

Lumber industry resurges in Northwest Pa. October 9, 2017 Pennsylvania, Titusville Herald
... Early lumber industries were unconcerned with sustainability practices ... Soon, there were very little trees left ... . Large animals, such as deer and elk, either vanished or went almost extinct in Pennsylvania without their natural habitats...

Wildlife species have lots of food choices October 7, 2017 West Virginia, Beckley Register-Herald
... Deer prefer white oak acorns over all the other oak species. White oak production was up 52 percent compared to last year. When compared to the 46-year average, the 2017 statewide index for white oak was up 38 percent...

... a 3 1/2-year-old female deer taken during Michigan’s youth deer hunting season in September has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.  The animal, harvested in Montcalm Township in Montcalm County, is the 10th free-ranging deer in Michigan found to have chronic wasting disease ..,

... Oral immunization of white-tailed deer with hAd5:tgG-RL induced PrPSc-specific systemic and mucosal antibody responses with an encouraging safety profile in terms of no adverse health effects nor prolonged vector shedding. By building upon proven strategies of formulation for wildlife vaccines, these efforts generate a particular PrPSc-specific oral vaccine for CWD as well as providing a versatile platform, in terms of carrier protein and biological vector, for generation of other oral, peptide-based CWD vaccines...

... One of Wisconsin’s oldest and largest sausage makers told its customers in late August that it will no longer process venison into sausage and other snack-meat products because of chronic wasting disease’s worsening spread in the state’s deer herd... Consumer safety is our No. 1 concern ...

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease and chronic wasting disease both impact deer populations here in North Dakota. EHD is caused by a virus transferred by midges, and CWD is caused by a prion. Both kill infected deer. CWD is very persistent in the environment and has been found in the south central part of the state. North Dakota has a voluntary CWD surveillance program. Hunters are asked to participate by dropping off deer heads at collection sites. - October 5, 2017 North Dakota


...  the sage grouse helps determines the health of an entire ecosystem, including the golden eagle, elk, pronghorn and mule deer ...

Elk Fest brings thousands to Estes October 5, 2017 Colorado, Estes Park Trail-Gazette
... "We are here to teach people about elk and how to keep their distance ... Estes Park is an elk hub of Colorado and we are just trying to educate folks and keep them and the animals safe." ...

Devastating disease killing deer in droves throughout Middleburg, Berea October 5, 2017 Ohio, cleveland.com
Epizootic (i.e. within its own species) hemorrhagic disease ... killing the deer within two days. The last EHD outbreak in Ohio was in 2012... "It's just as catastrophic right now (in Berea) as in the (Cleveland) Metroparks and, I'm sure, in surrounding cities," ..,

... charged two Northport, Ala., men with knowingly transporting and receiving white-tailed deer into the state – a violation of state law and the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold...

Wildlife on move as weather changes October 5, 2017 Colorado, Aspen Daily News
... Police Chief Brian Olson has had to destroy deer who were hit by vehicles while crossing Brush Creek Road ... A project that included partner CDOT focused on the numerous vehicle/animal collisions on Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling and resulted in the construction of under and over passes that have allowed for safer crossings ...

2017 North Dakota Hunting Outlook October 5, 2017 Outdoor Forum
... 2017 as a time when drought returned to North Dakota... winter 2016-17 was going to wind up as the worst on record, it stopped snowing... rain didn’t come [in spring] ..,

...  she doesn’t believe the archery program counts as “hunting,” in the legal sense ... MNCPPC established the archery program to help control the deer population ... Cohhn filed her lawsuit about two years ago in Montgomery County Circuit Court... appealed her case to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ...

...  no phylogenetic study using nuclear sequence data from mule deer, white-tailed deer, and black-tailed deer have been conducted to date. If further analyses based on sequence data obtained from independently inherited loci confrm the topology obtained from mtDNA, then reconciling taxonomy with phylogenetics would require elevating columbianus and sitkensis to species rank ...

... Oregon ...  there are about 13 deer for every 100 people  ... Washington ... works out to about 4.5 deer for every hundred people...  fewer than two deer for every hundred Californians...

Harsh winter challenged animals in SW Washington October 4, 2017 Washington, The Columbian
... while the reports of dead deer were higher than normal, most of the animals simply moved to better areas.  “The deer moved down into the Klickitat Canyon at lower elevations ... There was some mortality, but more deer may have survived than thought. The deer kill was not as bad as expected.” ..,

This graphic from State Farm shows your chances of hitting a deer in all 50 states October, 2017

Tuscaloosa County deer breeder guilty of smuggling October 3, 2017 Alabama,  Tuscaloosa News
... move six captive-bred whitetail deer covertly from Indiana ...  pay a $100,000 fine and $650,000 in restitution ...

 CWD-positive white tailed deer found on hunting ranch October 3, 2017 Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Farmer
... The 3-year-old Shawano County buck was one of about 245 deer reported to be on the 481-acre ranch ... born on a Wilderness Game Farm, Inc. breeding facility in May 2014 ...

BLM Backs Out of Sage-Grouse Pact October 2, 2017 Utah, The Sheboygan Press
...  endanger not just the sage-grouse, but the other iconic species like mule deer, elk, and pronghorn that depend on a health sagebrush ecosystem...  tailor made to “blow up years of planning and cooperation” in return for low-dollar energy leases...

... likely to be the 10th free-ranging deer in the state found to have chronic wasting disease. The animal was harvested in Montcalm Township in Montcalm County, and preliminary tests indicate the animal may be positive for CWD...

A CWD meeting: The few who heard about the herd, Illinois deer October 2, 2017 Illinois, Chicago Sun-Times
... CWD, an always-fatal neurological disease, first was documented in whitetail deer in Illinois in 2002 near Roscoe. In the 15 years since, it has spread across northern counties, 17 so far ...

... Users are most interested in pheasant hunting (80 percent), duck hunting (37 percent) and firearms deer hunting (31 percent)...

Estimated 62000 gear up for Iowa's archery deer season September 30, 2017  Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald
... Our deer population has been relatively stable ... lower numbers in northwest Iowa and increasing numbers along the Mississippi River and across southern Iowa ..,

Poof! No more carcass tags September 30, 2017 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... When Gov. Scott Walker signed the state budget Sept. 21 — five days after the archery deer season opened — Kleefisch’s provisions became law. The state had already sold and issued several-hundred-thousand deer licenses and tags by then, and so the Department of Natural Resources scrambled to explain the new laws ...

No antlerless hunts during general deer season in Southeast Region September 29, 2017 Idaho, Idaho State Journal
...  the particularly harsh winter last year, which was responsible for the below-average overwinter survival of both fawns and does in southeast Idaho. Managers felt that this warranted a reduction in doe harvest in order to help maintain population stability..,

... There’s an emerging discussion of deer harvesting as a commercial activity,” ...“Most of the state-level conservation funding that state agencies use to manage our fish and wildlife resources is driven entirely by hunting and fishing,” ...

Michigan 2017 Deer Forecast September, 2017 DNR 
... The winter of 2016 was relatively mild across the entire state. Low snowfall levels and above-average temperatures made for good deer survival conditions and great potential for this year’s fawns. Spring had relatively mild weather as well, which is a major factor in both deer fitness and fawn survival. Due to these circumstances, this year both the overall number of fawns seen and the number of twins and triplets across the state has increased.  In addition to an increase in the number of fawns being reported, the overall number of  deer being observed appears to be up as well...

Big game season outlook is good for Bitterroots September 28, 2017 Montana, Montana Untamed
... in the West Fork, a “perfect storm” during the past few years, including multiple predators and difficult weather conditions, continue to keep that elk population below management objectives... down by about 500 elk in the 2014 and 2015 estimates by FWP...

... The Division of Wildlife Resources has been concerned that increasing numbers of antler hunters could multiply the stresses faced by wintering mule deer, elk and moose, prompting a controversial closure last year that upset many enthusiasts and may have pushed some into Nevada...

Deer Tags No Longer Required September 28, 2017 Wisconsin, WBAY
... Effective immediately, the new state budget removes the requirement that hunters place a carcass tag on the deer they harvest...  some hunters worry about an impact to harvest data, or that violators might go undetected...




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Deer in the News

... The biggest concern immediately after the storm was the lack of freshwater. The Lower Keys were inundated with a storm surge of saltwater. Refuge managers provided kiddie pools and other receptacles of freshwater to help the herd get through until rains replenished the freshwater ...

'Overly friendly' Shakopee deer beloved by many October 18, 2017 Minnesota, SW News Media
... The buck has been making friends with the entire neighborhood ... “I’m worried that someone will shoot it,”  ...

Idaho Fish and Game officer shoots neighborhood's beloved deer October 17, 2017 Idaho, The Spokesman-Review
... “This was an orphan deer that the whole community helped raise,” ... illegal to take in a wild animal and feed them ... “She brought the whole community together, everyone loved this deer,” ...

...Odin, a Great Pyrenees ... when it was safe for the Hendels to return to their charred home, they found “a burned, battered, and weakened Odin surrounded by his eight goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety,” ...

Why Do We Call Baby Deer Fawns? October 13, 2017 National Geographic
... fawn,' the word for deer or antelope young, comes from the Old English word for 'glad,' and that we 'fawn over' things...like fawns,” ... A 2012 study showed that watching cute animals boosts our productivity ...

... injured deer could be seen stumbling along in the ash, at least one running itself into a wire fence over and over, seemingly unable to stop...

Deer Rescued From Pittsburgh Resovoir October 14, 2017 Pennsylvania, blackchristiannews.com
... Once it got out of the water, the deer rested before heading back to the woods...

... Four white-tailed deer fawns ... either covered in cuts, emaciated, or suffering from a heat stroke... The deer now can thrive and survive without fear of being hunted. That is because Camp Don is protected land...


Majestic felines subsist chiefly on deer, porcupines October 8, 2017 Texas, San Angelo Standard-Times
...  adult Mountain Lions superficially resemble the lions of the Old World, though it is more closely related to the domesticated house cat... numerous studies have shown that the vast majority of their diet (82 percent!) consists of Mule and White-tailed Deer...

  ZooMontana were honored to help get this plastic pumpkin off this wild, young deer's head October 8, 2017 Montana, ZooMontana Facebook
... The bucket was stuck for nearly a week, but the deer still had some spunk. Today, along with about 10 wonderful community residents, we were able to corral the deer into some trees, eventually moving the deer enough for it to knock the bucket off...

Possible solutions to deadly deer fence October 7, 2017 Montana, Ravalli Republic
... Sometimes there are more than one hanging on the fence.  School children are traumatized by the sight as the school bus goes by. Pregnant does and their fetuses die lingering deaths, nursing does leave orphan fawns to starve ...
     Private fence proves deadly for deer October 5, 2017 Montana, Ravalli Republic
...  a fawn impaled upon a fence. It was the third fawn he found so far this year on the same fence... the home off Wyant Lane. The fawn was on a spike halfway up the wrought-iron fence ...

... A Pennsylvania man says he used flashing dashboard lights to mimic a police speed trap ...

Woman horrified to find deer impaled on neighbor's fence October 5, 2017 Missouri, fox2now.com
...  keeps finding deer impaled on her neighbor's fence ... neighbor recently installed a wrought iron fence with spear points...

..multiple counts of hunting deer with the aid of bait as well as charges for an illegally taken deer...


Endangered deer come through Irma September 29, 2017 Florida, FL Keys News
... Key deer roaming around after Hurricane Irma ... numbers won’t be available until next week ... officers are surveying the refuge...
     Thirsty Key deer get a helping hand after Irma September 27, 2017 Florida, 
Mother Nature Network MNN
... Bucking long-standing policy, the FWS decided that residents and employees could provide water to the deer, though feeding the deer is not encouraged...

Police rescue deer with antlers caught in soccer net September 27, 2017 Ohio, United Press International
... 
The frightened deer ran away multiple times, but officers never gave up. 

Seneca White Deer gearing up for fall tours September 26, 2017 New York, Finger Lakes Times
... after a hiatus of five years, people will again be able to get on a bus to view the white deer herd, other wildlife and the historic military sites at the former Seneca Army Depot...

Fishermen rescue deer found swimming miles from Lake Erie shore September 22, 2017 Michigan, cottagelife.com
... “It was on the verge of going under,”  ...  towing it to shore in a painstaking trip that took an hour and 10 minutes...


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 ...

     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 ..,