Deer Management News This Week

... Of the 88,843 deer harvested on Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, 51,086 were antlered bucks, 8,115 were button bucks, and 29,642 were does...

Preliminary numbers show deer harvest is up this season November 18, 2019 Nebraska, Omaha.com
... after the opening weekend of Nebraska’s firearm deer season show that the statewide harvest is up about 8% compared to 2018...

Northern Minnesota horse fatally shot during deer season November 18, 2019 TwinCities.com
... northwest of Nimrod ... inside of the horse stables at the west side of the barn. The deputy then located the colt that was lying on its side with a visible bullet hole to its abdomen area...

... she has watched wealthy winemakers near her home break land preservation agreements, denude streams through illegal tree cutting, cause mudslides after failing to protect cleared slopes against erosion, illegally install deer fencing, which makes habitat inaccessible to animals, and commit other violations of environmental laws...

... The state now has somewhere between 1.5 and 1.75 million whitetails, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), and some parts of the state, particularly the southwest counties, remain over-populated ... a far cry from the early 1900s when, due to subsistence hunting and minimal game protection, there were only about 2,000 deer statewide ..,

Managing the state's deer population November 17, 2019 Rhode Island, Jefferson City News Tribune
... When European settlers first came to North America, deer were plentiful, and hunting them as a food source was a necessity. But like many resources, deer were over-hunted. In 1646, the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, enacted a law that outlawed deer hunting from the first of May to the first of November, stating "if any person shall shoot a deer within that time, he shall forfeit five pounds." ...

Ridgefield, Fewer deer means some hunts canceled November 17, 2019 Connecticut, New Canaan Advertiser
... The deer hunt on town-owned land in Ridgefield began in 2005 ... Howard Kilpatrick, a wildlife biologist ... said the hunting zone in the state that covers Fairfield County used to have about 60 deer per square mile... now be about 40 to 42 deer per square mile ...  More than 20 deer per square mile mean ecological damage to forests [a recent forest study puts optimal deer density for forest regeneration at 15 to 28 per square mile] ... the DEEP got reports of about 18,000 deer-car collisions a year. That’s now down to about 6,000 a year ...

DEC regulations to protect NY deer, moose from CWD November 17, 2019 New York, Hornell Evening Tribune
... hunters are now prohibited from returning to New York State with whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose, or caribou harvested outside of New York... [also increased] the ease with which DEC’s Environmental Conservation Police Officers can enforce DAM regulations to ensure compliance by owners of captive cervids ..

... teeth can estimate population size, growth rate and overall health of the deer in Vermont...

... Inside the newly created CWD Management Zone 604, there's no limit to the number of antlerless deer that hunters can harvest this year. The normal nine-day season has been extended to 16 days ... designed to remove diseased deer from the landscape and thin an area's deer population to reduce deer-to-deer transmission of CWD ...

Deer numbers 'about the same' across northern Wisconsin November 16, 2019 Duluth News Tribune
... In Douglas County, hunters in agricultural areas asked for ample doe permits this year while some hunters in forested areas wanted a bucks-only season to rebuild deer numbers. A compromise was struck among the county’s Deer Advisory Committee to offer some antlerless permits on private land and still try to preserve deer in other areas...

Deer harvested in Liberty County tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease November 16, 2019 Montana, KRTV Great Falls News
... The Moffat Bridge area is in Liberty County south of Chester...  Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks says the deer was taken on private land the first week of November...

Hunters hit the woods for firearms deer season November 16, 2019 Michigan, WOOD-TV
... A new antler point restriction in Montcalm, Mecosta and Ionia counties is part of a multi-year study that will analyze a possible correlation between CWD prevalence and specific restrictions.  For the first time, hunters in those counties can only shoot bucks with at least four points on one antler. A 6-point that has three on each side is not legal...

Early Minnesota deer harvest down November 15, 2019 Duluth News Tribune
... DNR officials expected a similar season this year to last when firearms hunters took about 165,000 deer, with about 195,000 total deer taken when archery and muzzleloader registrations were included...

... "That’s what started this — a little doe." ... appeared to have been killed with an arrow... nine illegally-killed bucks and a crossbow were seized... "They killed more deer than what they were charged for,"  ... fined and had hunting and fishing privileges suspended for a year...

... The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee tested CWD-positive...

Why some deer have blue tags on their ears November 15, 2019 California, Redding Record Searchlight
... We shared it with our Deer Program biologists, who were tickled to see that one of their study deer — also known as 7303 with the blue left ear tag 804 — was alive and well in the Mendocino National Forest almost eight years after she was captured and tagged there by our biologists. She is estimated to be 14 years old now ...

...  the Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) has a warning for drivers across the state: always keep on the lookout for deer.  IAM Executive Director Tricia Kinley says deer will become more active all over as hunters begin to move into fields and forests...

State's most-popular deer hunting season opening soon November 14, 2019 Oklahoma, Claremore Daily Progress
“We’ve been blessed with timely rains this year, as we have the past several years. And as habitat continues to improve, deer populations also continue to grow.” ... Big Game Biologist Dallas Barber said..,

WYDOT receives $14.5 million federal grant for wildlife crossing project  November 14, 2019 Wyoming, Northern Wyoming Daily News Worland Wyoming
... will be used for underpasses, fencing and related improvements along a 19-mile stretch of US 189 between La Barge and Big Piney.  “Wyoming has demonstrated leadership in protecting wildlife as they migrate,” Governor Mark Gordon said...

Half a million deer hunters to hit the woods November 14, 2014 Missouri, Columbia Missourian
... Missouri’s deer population has been growing steadily while recovering from an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in 2012, Jason Isabelle, the cervid program supervisor for the conservation department ... The overall estimated population of deer in Missouri is 1.4 million...

Stop wildlife disease at the state border November 14, 2019 Kentucky. Morehead News
... Kentucky prohibits anyone from bringing whole carcasses of deer or elk into Kentucky from another state... The ban is just one way the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is working to protect the Commonwealth’s deer and elk herds from chronic wasting disease (CWD)...

A mysterious disease is striking American beech trees November 14, 2019  Maryland, Science Magazine
... A mysterious disease is starting to kill American beeches ... the fifth most common tree species in southern New England and in New York state ... Its annual nut crop provides food for birds, squirrels, and deer... By 2018, foresters had documented beeches with similar symptoms in 24 counties in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and New York, and Canada's Ontario province...

...  deer baiting and feeding bans in effect for this fall’s hunting seasons...  to help minimize the amount of contact between deer congregated where baiting and feeding occur,” said John Pepin, Michigan DNR deputy public information officer. “Chronic wasting disease can be transmitted through direct deer-to-deer contact ... Conservation officers are responsible for locating illegal bait ..,

Should this deer be culled? The answer may not be what you think November 14, 2019 Mississippi, The Clarion-Ledger 
... a deer with a spike on one side and a normal antler on the other ... "Most of those are injury-related. Deer just aren't genetically built to have crazy antlers like that. Most of the time, if the animal is allowed to live, he'll drop those antlers and you won't see it in future years." ...

... A hunter harvested the bull moose in late October near Pulpit Mountain ... CWD was first detected in white-tailed deer in the Libby area earlier this year, leading to the creation of the Libby CWD Management Zone. To date, there have been 30 positive detections in deer...

Michigan Senate approves plan to let hunters bait deer during hunting season November 13, 2019 Michigan, MLive
....Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say research shows that baiting and feeding increases the likelihood of disease transmission, and feature a list of references on the department’s website...

Deer tests positive for CWD in Eau Claire County November 13, 2019 Minnesota, WQOW
... Officials said a buck harvested in October tested positive for CWD, the fourth such case in the county since the fall of 2017...

Highland Heights conduct infrared deer count; online and mail deer surveys also scheduled November 13, 2019 Ohio, Cleveland.com
... the U.S. Department of Agriculture will undertake a deer count utilizing infrared technology... going to drive up and down every street in the city detecting heat and counting how many deer each street has ... also planning to begin Dec. 1 a residents survey, both in online and paper mail forms... 

... “These are Indiana deer hunters who have been trained and screened by White Buffalo," ...

Hunters Harvest 89 Elk in 2019 General Season November 12, 2019 Pennsylvania, PGC News
... Ninety-eight hunters took part in Pennsylvania’s 2019 one-week general elk hunt ... To participate in the elk hunt, hunters must submit an application, then must be selected through a random drawing and purchase a license. The drawing annually attracts more than 40,000 applicants...

Misinformation widespread about chronic wasting disease in deer management November 12, 2019 Pennsylvania, Penn Live on MSN.com
... CWD was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2012, on a captive deer farm in Adams County... Although mandatory sampling is an option under a new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan proposed by the commission, testing is not currently required.  However, warnings about eating venison from deer with CWD have grown more dire as more instances of the disease have been discovered ...

... the statewide bag limit is six deer with only one Buck allowed. There are also restrictions on the types of weapons ...

...  only 7% of elk permits were approved this year ... “We issued the 50 this time, because we got a demand from a senator that we needed to respond immediately to really severe damage occurring,’’ ...

Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths November 11, 2019 East Idaho News
... “Project staff detected 151 kills that were definitely, probably, or possibly made by wolves in 2018: 95 elk (62.9%), 25 bison (16.6%), 11 mule deer (7.3%), 3 deer of unknown species (2.0%), 2 coyotes (3.0%), 2 pronghorn (1.3%), 1 grizzly bear (0.6%), 1 mountain lion (0.6%), and 11 unidentified animals (7.3%). The composition of wolf-killed elk was: 22.1% calves, 6.3% yearlings, 22.1% adult females, 37.9% adult males, 3.2% adults of unknown sex, and 8.4% of unknown sex and age.” ...

State Park Sites Scheduled To Close For Deer Hunts November 11, 2019 Indiana, Northeast Indiana Public Radio
... “You can never really stop the deer hunts permanently," Sipes says. "You can’t bring the population down and then call it fixed and stop because at that point, in just a year or two, the population will climb pretty quickly.”...

Captive Meade Co. elk herd tests positive for CWD November 11, 2019 South Dakota, Black Hills Pioneer
... A small captive Meade County elk herd had two of its members test positive for chronic wasting disease and subsequently, the entire herd has been destroyed...

11 area counties part of Missouri's mandatory CWD deer testing this weekend November 11, 2019 Missouri, KY3
... present your harvested deer to be checked for CWD at a sampling station ... Chronic Wasting Disease can wipe out large deer populations  ... "We can't find this disease without the cooperation of the hunters," ... The Mo. Dept. of Conservation estimates there are over a million deer in the state and they've sampled about 100,000 since 2002... 

... in Michigan and nationwide, hunting is on the decline. In the 1970s, ’80s and into the ’90s, Michigan had as many as 1.2 million hunters. By 2018, fewer than 675,000 individuals had at least one hunting license...Hunting and fishing fees account for more than 90% of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ $42 million wildlife conservation budget...

Hunting limited in Colorado, Western US states after tough winter November 11, 2019 Wyoming, Stock Daily Dish
... unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer... In one remote part of Wyoming‘s backcountry where peaks soar to 11,000 feet (3,300 meters), state wildlife managers documented the loss of all fawns they had been monitoring in a mule deer herd...  

Deer near Clark, Wyoming, test positive for CWD November 11, 2019 Billings Gazette
... Several deer killed north and northeast of Clark, Wyoming, in the Badger Basin and Big Sand Coulee areas south of the Montana border have tested positive for chronic wasting disease...

... Our hunter-gatherer ancestors caused the widespread demise of the large herbivores around leading to a “downgrading” of ecosystems. As the grazers were no longer around to keep woody vegetation in check, trees got the upper hand over grasses and forests became the dominant vegetation ... Today, the realisation that biodiversity policy has been protecting the ecological impacts of historic extinctions ...

... “Even though the pinyon-juniper does provide a bit of value to wildlife," said Daniel Eddington, the habitat conservation coordinator for the division, "that sagebrush grass and forb community provides a lot of habitat for mule deer that are wintering...

... Most of the CWD-positive deer have been hunter-harvested deer with no outward signs of CWD... The most common is just abnormal behavior.  They don’t act right, because it’s a disease of the central nervous system... the Center for Disease Control recommends that hunters who harvest deer in areas with CWD should have the deer tested ...

Winona culls deer park herd November 11, 2019 Minnesota, Winona Post
... In an admittedly contentious decision, the City Council voted in August to close the deer park. Council members Paul Schollmeier and Pam Eyden argued it is only a matter of time before CWD reaches the deer park. If the park were infected, the land would have to be quarantined for five years — leaving it unusable as a city park...

The demographic pattern of infection with chronic wasting disease in reindeer at an early epidemic stage A Mysterud, K Madslien, H Viljugrein, T Vikøren… - Ecosphere, 2019 Norway
... We found a strong sex-biased infection pattern in reindeer (with infection 2.7 times more likely in adult males), which is similar to the results reported in mule deer and white-tailed
deer. The hazard of being detected as positive increased with age in males. There was no close genetic relatedness among positive animals. The results were consistent with the within-group contact of males being a possible major route of transmission...

Among dominant bucks, yearlings dominate the population  November 10, 2019 Maine, Kennebec Journal
... Yearlings account for nearly 50 percent of the state's annual buck harvest, in part because of their impetuous behavior ... Before implementing mandatory antler restrictions, Pennsylvania’s annual buck kill consisted of 85 percent yearlings. It now averages around 43 percent... roughly 70 percent of yearling bucks leave their home range and strike out for parts unknown...

Accidents involving deer on the rise in Kansas November 10, 2019 Wichita Eagle
... An increase in the deer population is one reason for the 10-year high of deer-related crashes ... An outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease dwindled the population in eastern Kansas starting in 2008. He said the disease, also called Bluetongue, killed off deer until 2013 ..,

Baiting ban shrouded in confusion, debate November 9, 2019 Michigan, Escanaba Daily Press
... “The reality is, these baiting and feeding bans are put in to place to begin to reduce the transmission of the disease,” Sexton said. “The department certainly doesn’t think that we will eliminate chronic wasting disease by doing a baiting and feeding ban, but the intent is to slow down the transmission of the disease — and this is something we can control.”...

... Hunters killed about 58,000 deer statewide last year, below the highs of the mid-to-late 2000s. In 2008, the harvest eclipsed 80,000.  Meduna expects numbers this year to be comparable to last year, with higher totals in the Frenchman and Loup East deer management units..,

Modern gun deer season hits state November 9, 2019 Arkansas, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
... "Opening weekend of modern gun deer season in Arkansas is a historical event," Meeker said. "We will harvest between 35,000 and 40,000 deer on Saturday and Sunday. That's a pretty significant percentage of our total deer harvest, which we expect will be over 200,000."  Hunters checked 210,065 deer during the 2018-19 deer seasons. Of that total, 156,843, or 74.7%, were killed during the modern gun season...

... “Connectivity is the key to protecting and restoring wildlife and their habitat. The elk, mule deer ... and other wildlife that call the Upper Rio Grande Watershed home need protected migration corridors to thrive... The Carson National Forest’s draft management plan includes key protections for the Valle Vidal and San Antonio Management Areas ...

... The Federal Subsistence Board had halved the bag limit for non-subsistence hunters ... rejected proposals that would have banned hunting doe on Prince of Wales Island. Proponents say a ban would help the population rebound...

... "We've experienced something like a 15 percent decline in resident hunters over the past five years. We're seeing a lower participation by youth, the average age of our hunters is increasing."...

.... At least three possible mountain lion sightings this fall in the Delta Junction area are raising questions about whether the reclusive cats are following deer north into Interior Alaska... Alaska isn’t cougar-free. One was shot in the Wrangell area of Southeast Alaska in the late 1980s. A wolf trapper reportedly snared a mountain lion on South Kupreanof Island in 1998..,

... Minnesota DNR is reporting the deer population will be similar to 2018 ... "Because of the tough winter we had last year I think the population is down some," ... It seems that the deer population still has not recovered since the winter of 2014 ..,

... a population of about 5.4 million and a growth rate of 3.8 percent annually, it is pretty clear that Texas has a vibrant white-tailed deer  ... "There are certainly areas where the deer population could be reduced, part of the Hill Country for example, but in other areas harvest is acceptable with the deer population. Overall, I’d say we are doing good with the deer population in Texas.”  [Alan Cain, TPWD deer program leader] ..,

Early conservation helped deer populations soar November 8, 2019 Missouri, Springfield News-Leader 
... 1889 legislative action that limited deer hunting in Missouri to a bucks-only ... In 1925, a survey showed Missouri’s whitetail population had dwindled to 395 deer in 23 counties. That same year, the legislature closed deer hunting in the state... a 1944 survey that placed the state’s deer numbers at 15,000... Does became legal to harvest in 1951 ..,

Deer movement in the Upper Peninsula November 8, 2019 MIchigan, The Post
... From the 190 deer collared in 2018, and the 97 collared in 2019, the researchers ... observed spring migratory movements of up to 48 miles–demonstrating that deer move from these deer wintering complexes across vast areas... also observed some mixing of deer from different wintering complexes on their summer range.   “Together, these observations suggest that there would be a risk of transmitting CWD across very large areas because of the migratory movements,”  ...

Cautious Optimism on CWD November 8, 2019 Drovers Magazine
... researchers studying CWD and other prion diseases say it is time for a national strategy for the long-term health of wild and captive cervids, reduced risk of disease in livestock, and ultimately, to protect public health... 

2019 Hunting Harvest Looks Good November 8, 2019 Minnesota, HeraldReview
... Rusch’s office is forecasting a deer population that is rebounding from the severe winters of 2013 and 2014 and is now on the low end of established population goals for Deer Permit Areas (DPA) in Northern St. Louis and Lake Counties.  However, wildlife managers are reporting the deer herd is on the lower end of established population goals in most permit areas ..,

CWD, Searching for fatal disease, Game and Fish pleads for deer samples November 7, 2019 Wyoming, Powell Tribune
... The department is prioritizing 2-year-old or older mule deer bucks. They still want samples from does, and even white-tailed deer are on their sample list ...  for the area’s mule deer herds.  “We feel like were seeing quite a few fawns this year... If we can get a mild winter, we might get a population increase for the first time in five years.”..,

... “Scientifically [ovariectomies] have been very effective, but in New Jersey politically, it’s very difficult because of the NJDEP [New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection] Division of Fish and Wildlife and their reluctance to give out these permits [for surgical sterilizations],” ...

Why 17 Indiana State Parks will close for controlled deer hunts November 7, 2019 Indianapolis Star on MSN.com
... The organized hunts began in 1993. Last year, selected hunters killed 1,302 deer during controlled hunts. Since the deer reductions began in 1993, over 37,000 deer have been killed,..

Elk hoof disease research underway November 7, 2019 Washington, The Wahkiakum County Eagle
... The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue... first observed in southwest Washington ... Residents of southwest Washington have noticed a decrease in numbers of elk ...

G&F takes steps toward new CWD policy November 7, 2019 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide
... among the recommendations, for example, was a consensus that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department “takes action to reduce artificial points of concentration,” ... other recommendations address topics relating to: disposal of big game carcasses; education and communication ...

Resource selection of mule deer in a shrub‐steppe ecosystem: influence of woodland distribution and animal behavior  Sabrina Morano  Kelley M. Stewart  Thomas Dilts  Alisa Ellsworth  Vernon C. Bleich  November 6,  2019
... mule deer selected areas with low to intermediate tree cover (10% to 40%) during resting periods and avoided areas of productive shrub and forb vegetation and riparian areas, when surrounded by denser stands of pinyon–juniper cover. These results emphasize the importance of productive shrub and forb vegetation to mule deer inhabiting semi‐arid regions and suggest that low levels of tree cover are beneficial, especially during resting periods. Nevertheless, dense pinyon–juniper cover was generally avoided even in areas of high site productivity. These relationships lend support to the concern that increases in large, dense stands of pinyon–juniper reduce availability of summer habitat and alter patterns of resource selection for mule deer, a shrub‐dependent ungulate...

Modern gun season for deer opens Saturday November 6, 2019 Kentucky, The Messenger
...  a month ago, as a debilitating drought gripped Kentucky. The month of September was the driest month on record in the state ... We finally had rain in October ... "This will help winter survival for deer, especially in a year with a poor mast crop." ..

...  cover best explained intensity of habitat use. Contrastingly, food did not explain intensity of habitat use well for either species. Some vegetation simultaneously provides cover and food, and our data indicate that areas with vegetation characteristics providing both resources had the greatest influence on intensity of habitat use by both species. Our results suggest deer and turkey may perceive cover as a more important habitat component when food is not a proximate fitness threat...

... The statewide deer harvest is down from last year by more more than 6,000 with the statewide muzzleloader/archery hunting season set to open Saturday. ... current harvest is 18,606...





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November is courtship time for deer in forest preserves November 18, 2019 Illinois, Daily Herald
... The rut in northern Illinois begins in October and lasts through November or early December. The early rut is triggered by the steady decrease in daylight... When bucks' testosterone skyrockets, they become restless and reckless. They're keen on following does ...

Albino Deer - November 17, 2019


Bucks grunting and chasing does. Does hanging out and lots of bucks chasing does around. About 9 days of some whitetail deer fun in Missouri. Two nice drop tine bucks seen a few times. - November 17, 2019


...  a man discharged his hunting rifle by accident inside his Crawford County home and fragments from the bullet pierced his two sons ...  not seriously injured ... a 29-year-old man mistook his younger brother, 28, for a deer and accidentally shot him ... serious but stable condition...

Meeker, Deer put down after dog attack November 17, 2019 Colorado, Rio Blanco Herald Times
... The dog got loose and attacked the deer, which sustained injuries that required Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers to put the deer down...

3 deer on the trail as it is snowing - November 16, 2019 Maine


Customers, employees work together to catch deer causing mayhem in Wooster Walmart - November 15, 2019 Ohio


... A deer hunter in Humphries County picked up his camera and was rewarded with quite a sight. Hunter, Craig Owensby noticed a large bird in a field that appeared to be hunting for food. The bird was a Golden Eagle and as it took flight Craig got video that would make Nationalgeographic.com proud...

Deer ate his shrubs, so he shot them and left them to rot  California, November 14,2019 Sacramento Bee
... so infuriated by deer eating his landscaping that he shot five of them and left them to rot ...  He was sentenced to three years of probation, $900 in fines, 40 days in jail to be served in “alternative sentencing” ...

... A Michigan retiree spied a three-antlered deer this weekend and posted photos to his Facebook page... A large-animal veterinarian who examined the images also believes that they are authentic...
... Since August, at least 10 deer stands in northern Wisconsin have been targeted by vandals. The radical group the Animal Liberation Front, or ALF, has taken credit on its website for some of the attacks...

Car-deer collisions peak with colder weather, time change, hunting November 11, 2019 Idaho, Idaho Press-Tribune
... The primary driver of increased deer-vehicle collisions is the fact that deer are heading into mating season – known as the rut. This sends sex-focused male deer dashing across highways and roads... Also, hunters push deer toward a more nocturnal schedule ...

As you can see in the video her back side is all cut up from the ice at least that’s what we are assuming. We went and checked on her this morning and she has since passed away, which is very sad for us to walk up on. We wished there was more we could have done for her. - November 10, 2019


... “Have you ever seen a white deer?” he says on a video ...the animal fits the description of “piebald” deer ... not show a true albino deer ...


Video: Oh, deer! Man uses tree saw to free stuck bucks November 8, 2019 Michigan, KLFY
... spotted the deer Wednesday in a farm field: two rutting eight-point bucks whose antlers were tangled...  Lyons cut the antlers apart using the tree limb saw, allowing the deer to go free... [Normally we don't post a video that starts with an ad, but this one is an exception]

Volunteers, wildlife officials save stuck buck November 7, 2019 Ohio, Cleveland
... the third day in a row that they spent trying to free the tenacious buck. The deer, which appears to have fallen in the cavernous pit at some point over the weekend, had no way to escape because it was far too deep...

...  the deer’s owner lived about a block away. “He found him when he was little and raised him with his pitbull,” ... The deer was safely captured and taken by animal control officers...

... netted 5 miles off the coast of Maine -- a disoriented swimming deer... "Couldn't let the poor guy suffer and drown,"  ...

Albino deer spotted - November 5, 2019


Although she ‘can’t save them all,’ wildlife rehabilitation expert is saving as many as she can November 2, 2019 California, San Diego Union-Tribune on MSN.com
... For the past 20 years, she’s been helping various wildlife heal and get back out into the wild as a volunteer, licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and founder and director of San Diego Fawn Rescue, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases mule deer fawns... The most common reason we get these fawns is that their mother has been killed, usually hit by a car...

Bucks feeling their oats in the pre-rut ending days of October!!!!! Numerous live, as they happen, doe and fawn bleats and grunts as the frenzy of the pre-rut and pending rut approaches in November. If you have never seen a deer sneeze (visually and vocally) you have to see this - November 2, 2019


How to determine a deer’s mood by its tail October 29, 2019 Ohio, Farm and Dairy
... A wagging tail ... deer is at ease ... Lifting its tail halfway, so that it sticks straight out, is the first sign that a deer senses danger... By raising its tail vertically, also called flagging, a deer exposes the white fur of its tail and backside to alert others in its herd of danger ...

  Vermont police officer rescues deer trapped in soccer net  October 29, 2019 NBC 5 on MSN.com
... finding the deer screaming from within a bright blue pile of netting ... Mason's body camera captured him calmly approaching the deer ... The deer can be seen scampering into a wooded area at the end of the video ... 

  
Doe with Arrow in Head Spotted in Gated Community October 28, 2019 Pennsylvania, wnep.com
... Hunting is not allowed in the residential part of A Pocono Country Place, but right next door, there are state gamelands where people do hunt. The police chief tells Newswatch 16, it is possible that's where the deer was shot...

... The doe was trapped, unable to move and injured... she began to pet the deer’s nose... eventually, the deer even allowed her to start removing the wire... “Let me get my bolt cutters and cut that off okay?” a man could be heard ...

... shot the buck using a muzzleloader ... then approached the deer to check if he had killed it...

... For the second time in just weeks, deer stands in Wisconsin’s Dunn County were discovered vandalized with messages targeting the area’s hunters, including one message which read, “Hunt the hunters.”...


Deer season brings dangers for drivers  October 19, 2019 New York, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
... the bucks start checking out the does for mating season, and this too often puts deer where you normally may not see them. Later in November when the gun season opens, the deer are really getting pushed around ... estimated that there are about 65,000 deer-vehicle collisions annually in New York state...

... two elk with their antlers locked together north of Rock Springs ... were able to get the elk separated.  Unfortunately, one of the elk was already dead ... a few hours later dragged an elk calf stuck in deep mud ...

Idaho's too friendly elk is heading to the Lone Star state October 17, 2019 Idaho News (press release)
... A bull elk that was illegally removed from the Idaho woods in early 2018 and grew to show no fear of humans has found a new home.  Texas A&M University...

Be aware of deer on the move this fall as you are on the road October 16, 2019 Kansas, FOX4 Kansas City
... According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 10,734 of the 64,933 vehicle crashes reported in 2018 were deer-related... The greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes are in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks...

... be alert for deer on roadways during their mating season...  more than 15,600 deer-vehicle crashes in Illinois last year...

Residents of La Canada’s Paradise Valley neighborhood have worked for weeks to help rescue a fawn seen on Sept. 20 with a trap stuck on its hind leg. California Fish and Wildlife officials located and tranquilized the small deer on Saturday, but the fawn died shortly after the trap was removed and the injured leg treated. Experts believe the animal was undernourished and would not have survived much longer, with or without intervention. - October 14, 2019 California


Big effort underway to save small La Cañada fawn hobbled by illegal trap October 11, 2019 California, Los Angeles Times
... Newsom was shocked on Sept. 20 to see a months-old fawn near his house hobbling with a trap on its leg... The young deer’s leg is swollen ...“body-gripping” traps, illegal in California ...

Prehistoric Deer Bones May Offer the Earliest Evidence of Ancient Food Storage October 10, 2019 SmithsonianMag
... 400,000 years ago, ancient hominids living in what is now Israel hunted ... Most of the bones that the researchers studied came from fallow deer ...

...  the deer were found in a farm field in mid-September... The path of the lightning strike could be seen traveling through the fur of the deer ...

... A concerned citizen posted on social media that the deer looked thin and unhealthy and asked fellow animal-lovers to bring food ... prompted a number of guests to throw trash and other inedible items ... Deer have been kept on the grounds of the Schell's brewery for 159 years, ...


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Sep 21, 2019, 7:06 PM