Deer Management News This Week

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year December 6, 2019 Nebraska, BUCKMASTERS
... Deer harvest during the 2019 November firearm season in Nebraska is 2% ahead last year ... Mule deer buck harvest decreased 9% ... Whitetail buck harvest is up almost 8% ...

Chronic wasting disease sampling results continue to come in December 6, 2019 Montana, Montana FWP News
... Samples from 25 deer harvested around the state tested positive for chronic wasting disease last week. The majority of the new positive samples were from animals harvested within CWD Management Zones, where the disease is known to exist.Two of the positive samples were from areas where the disease had not been previously detected... brings the number of positive samples collected this year to 91, including one elk and one moose ..,

... A new case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Independence County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease...

... the city expressed concern over jurisdiction disputes and decided to move forward with the Island’s controversial deer vasectomy program -- an effort that extended to a total of eight years and ballooned to $6.6 million.  Though the city has touted a 15 percent drop in the Island’s deer herd since the vasectomy program launched in 2016 ...

San Juan Basin Mule Deer Herd Management Plan December, 2019 Colorado Parks and Wildlife
... The San Juan Mule Deer Herd is located in Southwest Colorado and includes GMUs 75, 77, 78, 751, and 771. The DAU is within portions of Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, and San Juan counties. The deer population has been gradually increasing over the past six years due to good fawn numbers and reached the population objective of 27,000 in 2017. Severe drought decreased numbers slightly in 2018. The buck ratio has been running above objective, but aggressive hunter harvest over the past two years is bringing it down... 

He's off the charts again: This deer made another amazing journey December 5, 2019 MIssissippi, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson) on MSN.com
...  last year when he traveled over 13 miles from his capture site and set up shop in another location for winter. This year, the highly mobile deer did it again and another buck in the study group may have traveled even farther...

Valley Forge rejects deer birth control, so hunting continues December 5, 2019 Pennsylvania, Valliant News
... The park spends between $97,000 and $173,000 of its $6 million annual budget on culling, the park service reported in 2015. Park officials estimated reproductive control would cost slightly more — $108,000 to $195,000 annually... Stephanie Boyles Griffin, a scientist who opposes the culling, accused officials of setting the bar too high “so that no fertility control agent will ever be acceptable for use” at Valley Forge...

Wasting disease threatens Michigan deer herd December 5, 2019 Michigan, Valliant News
... Chronic wasting disease is infecting the state’s white-tailed deer, threatening a $2.3 billion hunting industry.  And when the history of Michigan deer hunting is next written, this Montcalm County location — where a yearling buck was shot by an archer amid farm fields and acres of oak and maple — could be important.  It suggests the always-fatal disease is on the move ...

Should Gray Wolves Be Reintroduced To Colorado? December 5, 2019 Colorado, 
HPPR
... Wolves were last known to be living in Colorado in the 1940s... one of the biologists Mike Phillips, who happens to be a Montana state senator that I spoke with in my reporting, told me he thinks it would probably take around 45 relocated wolves over the period of three years to establish a viable population...

Chronic Wasting Disease, Wyo. Game & Fish Dir. Appears Before U.S. Senate Committee In Wake of CWD Plan Release December 5, 2019 Wyoming, KGAB
... Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Brian R. Nesvik told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that chronic wasting disease is a national problem... The number of animals tested for CWD nationwide is expected to expand by 32% over the next fiscal year...
     CWD plan targets mule deer bucks, eyes sharpshooters December 4, 2019 Wyoming, WyoFile
... With fatal chronic wasting disease infecting 84% of Wyoming’s mule deer herds, wildlife managers propose to thin buck populations, among other actions, to limit the disease’s spread... the Wyoming Game and Fish draft CWD Management Plan ...

Mule Deer in Decline December 4, 2019 Oregon, Wallowa County Chieftain
... Mule deer populations are decreasing through the vast majority of the West... not everyone agrees on the causes ... Records seem to indicate that 1959 was a high-water mark for mule deer populations...

Chronic Wasting Disease, Ag Commissioner advocates for federal CWD task force December 4, 2019 West Virginia, West Virginia MetroNews
... “Normally I’m a small state guy and advocate for states’ rights and things of that nature, but when you have a disease that is obviously spreading to other states, it’s time for the federal government to step in and take a lead on coordinating those efforts,” ...

... seeking public comments on proposed big game management plans for the San Juan mule deer herd and the Dolores River desert bighorn sheep herd in Southwest Colorado. Comments must be received by Dec. 22... Draft Herd Management Plans - seeking public comment

... On the first day of white-tail deer gun-hunting season, a total of 15,501 deer were taken by Buckeye State hunters, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. That’s up more than 13 percent from last year ...

... OSU College of Forestry scientists found that deer and elk can play a key role in controlling the broadleaf vegetation, such as alder and maple, that compete with the "crop trees" - the Douglas-fir seedlings - in the replanted clear-cuts deer and elk heavily rely on for forage... published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology ...

A battle between nature and neighborhoods is intensifying in one Northeast Ohio community. - December 4, 2019 Ohio


Deer hunters preparing for shotgun opener December 4, 2019 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... we’re seeing a slight increasing trend in our deer population statewide, but we’re still well within our population goal,” Harms says. “I would anticipate a very similar to slightly higher harvest.” ..,

... A tissue sample from a road killed deer collected on the south side of Sioux City is undergoing a follow up test for chronic wasting disease after its initial results showed a high likelihood that the disease was present. If confirmed, Woodbury County would become the fifth Iowa county where a wild deer has tested positive for the always fatal disease...

Chronic wasting disease found in Shelby County, none found in Middle Tennessee December 3, 2019 Tennessee, Columbia Daily Herald
... The CWD-positive deer confirms Shelby County’s transfer from a high-risk CWD county to a CW-positive county joining Tipton, Fayette, Madison and Hardeman counties along with parts of neighboring Mississippi...

... Whitmer spokesperson Tiffany Brown said the governor will veto it, noting she believes the bill would increase the chance of spreading diseases within wildlife populations and livestock...
     Legislature sends Whitmer bill to lift ban on deer baiting December 3, 2019 Michigan, CT Post
... The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says baiting and feeding that concentrates animals beyond their normal movement patterns increases the likelihood of disease transmission...

... unsettled by the outbreak of a fatal deer sickness, many hunters sat out the traditional opening day ... Two years ago, a few members of wild herds around Memphis looked emaciated. Since then, about 200 deer were found with the brain disease ...

... 160,569 deer were registered during the 2019 gun deer season. That is a 24.9 percent drop compared to 2018 data... 

Did CWD affect hunting numbers in Montana this season? December 3, 2019 Montana, KTVQ Billings News
... A major decline in hunter and harvest numbers this season in Montana has wildlife experts on the hunt to figure out why... many are asking whether chronic wasting disease played a role...

Decline in hunting could hurt Michigan’s conservation efforts December 3, 2019 Lenconnect
... The number of individuals who purchased deer hunting licenses decreased 18 percent between 2008 and 2018 .... Last year, hunting and fishing license sales made up 20 percent of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ entire annual budget, equal to $83.5 million...

Effects of fuel reduction timber harvests on forage resources for deer in northeastern Washington  IT Hull, LA Shipley, SL Berry, C Loggers, TR Johnson - … Ecology and Management, 2019
... Fire suppression has increased the canopy cover, stocking density, and fuel loads of dry forests in the inland northwestern United States... Our results indicate that active management prescriptions intended to reduce fuel loads posed by overstocked conifers can also increase the amount of high quality forage for deer and other wild ungulates, especially when carefully planning the timing, intensity, and rotation schedules of fuels reduction treatments...

...  Mike Thompson, FWP Region 2 Wildlife Manager. “The lower elk and whitetail harvest numbers at the Bonner station are telling us that’s one spot where we’ll want to take an extra close look.” ...

... Relatively mild winters over the past decade have pushed deer populations in the Sitka area to record highs ... “Our population objective for Game Management Unit 4 is 125,000 deer — unit-wide — and I’m fully confident we’re above that number,” ... mild winters since the “Snowpocalypse” of 2007-8. ..,

CJ Bishop, MW Alldredge, DP Walsh, EJ Bergman… - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2019 Colorado
... We designed and evaluated a device for mule deer (O. hemionus) that automatically attached an expandable radiocollar to a ≥6‐month‐old fawn and recorded the fawn's mass and sex, without physically restraining the animal. The device did not require on‐site human presence to operate. Students and faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado State University produced a conceptual model and early prototype...

Feds to begin culling deer this week in Syracuse December 2, 2019 New York, Syracuse.com
... The Common Council authorized the shooters and approved $55,000 to pay them in October... professionals from the United States Department of Agriculture will establish bait traps for deer. After several weeks, sharpshooters will be deployed to take out deer feeding at those traps...

Death of a blacktail December 2, 2019 Oregon, Multibriefs
... [in Oregon] Both mule deer and black-tailed deer are substantially below the long-term statewide management objectives and benchmarks... Things are changing quickly in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and it is my opinion that blacktail and their close cousins the mule deer are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine...

Bow hunting making dent in Ohio deer gun season December 2, 2019 Ohio, Cincinnati Enquirer
... In 1981, only one of every three gun hunters also bow hunted. In 2018, two-thirds of gun hunters also hunted during archery season.  The shift is due in part to increasing interest and accessibility to archery hunting ... archers accounted for almost half of last season’s entire deer harvest ...

... The men reportedly hunted and harvested deer in Texas and then transported the animals with head and antlers intact. This included brain and spinal tissue...

In just 11 days, hunters kill about 14% of Missouri’s entire deer population, data show December 1, 2019 Wichita Eagle
... hunters killed a lot of deer — 178,936 of them, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. This means that from Nov. 16 to 26, hunters killed roughly 14 percent of Missouri’s estimated 1.4 million deer, according to a 2012 estimation by the University of Missouri..,
... the right balance of deer tends to actually increase the carrying capacity (the maximum number the environment can support without detrimental effects) of the landscape. The study found that in West Virginia, where deer levels were found to be lower than the carrying capacity of the landscape, a mix of deer, ground fire and canopy gaps increased diversity compared to enclosures where deer were excluded entirely from reaching the forest..,

Deer harvest data available to hunters on DNR website December 1, 2019 Indiana, Terre Haute Tribune Star
... Indiana DNR has launched a new website allowing deer hunters to access white-tailed deer harvest data as it is accumulated by the state...

Arkansas deer harvest passes 140,000 November 30, 2019 KARK
... Arkansas hunters have already checked more deer than the total harvest for any year before 1995 ...The total harvest is slightly lower than at this point in the last two seasons ... about 43 percent of the harvest has been does. A decade ago, nearly twice as many bucks would be harvested as does ...

 Kansas firearm season coming up for deer, elk November 30, 2019 Kansas, The Garden City Telegram
... Since the surveillance period began in 1996, positive tests for CWD have been quarantined to the western half of the state. As of February 2019, the KDWPT has found 215 free-ranging deer and one captive bull elk carrying the disease — out of a sample size of more than 27,000 tests — since 1996..,

CWD clouds opening of firearms deer season November 30, 2019 Pennsylvania, Lewistown Sentinel
... CWD and the not-conclusively settled question about whether it poses any dangers to humans, even if only to humans with certain health issues, will infringe on the unbridled enjoyment, enthusiasm and challenge that this first day of hunting ...

Mixed reviews on deer season; Florence County harvest markedly down November 30, 2019 Wisconsin, Iron Mountain Daily News
... The total kill was down nearly 50% in Florence and Forest counties for Wisconsin’s opening weekend ... Statewide the harvest total was down 27%, which the DNR said was due to the rut being well past its peak. Last year the season began on the earliest date possible, Nov. 17, which was closer to the height of the rut ..,

Eden Prairie deer management program begins Dec. 1 November 30, 2019 Minnesota, SW News Media
... Since 2016, the city has done annual deer management with a target of 50-60 deer killed. However, in the winter of 2019-2020, the program aims to kill around 120 deer, Bourne said... The city has had a deer management program since 1994...

Seems to be fewer deer this hunting season November 30, 2019 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
... Where we hunt north of Brainerd there is definitely growing numbers of wolves and last winter wasn’t the best for the health of a deer herd. Now we can’t control Mother Nature, so until we can start controlling the wolf numbers expect to see dwindling deer numbers in Minnesota...

Mountain Lion History, 100 years ago in Nevada County (November 1919) November 29, 2019 California, The Union
... The Narrow Gauge track crew saw a lion take down a fawn. California lions take a heavy toll on deer and there is a substantial bounty on their pelts...

Grant money rehabbing Idaho aspen stands with an eye toward elk November 29, 2019 Idaho, Sports and Weather Right Now
... Officials on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest are leveraging grants to help rejuvenate isolated aspen stands important to biological diversity, with a particular emphasis on improving elk habitat...

...  some people are harvesting deer, and then buying licenses online after the fact ... More than 100,000 hunters are expected .. The wildlife department estimates the season generates $600 million for Oklahoma's economy each year...

Eddy County Game and Fish officers get new tools to fight poachers November 29, 2019 New Mexico, Carlsbad Current-Argus
... Funds raised during a Mule Deer Foundation banquet earlier this year bought four thermal imaging scopes ... used to pick up heat signatures at night ... “We were able to see vehicle and the individuals clearly ...

Shotgun Deer Season Opens Monday November 28, 2019 Massachusetts, Athol Daily News
... Back in the late ‘60s, antlerless permits were established which required hunters to take only deer with at least one antler of at least three inches in length... the harvest back then was around 3,000 and we are not over 14,000 ...

Unprecedented sagebrush die-off, recovery reveals threat of weather swings November 28, 2019 Wyoming, Helena Independent Record
... The cause, ironically for a plant known for growing in an arid climate, was a combination of severe drought and then excessive water... with those plants go the iconic species that depend on them, from trophy mule deer to songbirds to sage grouse...

Deer harvest down for season start November 28, 2019 Illinois, Jacksonville Journal-Courier
... a preliminary total of 50,173 deer this past weekend ... down from 58,836 ...

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936 November 27, 2019 Missouri, The Marshall Democrat-News
... deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season ... 91,420 antlered bucks, 17,237 button bucks, and 70,279 does... Last year hunters checked 200,738 deer ...
Chronic Wasting Disease, Beware of transportation of hunting harvest across state borders November 27, 2019 California, Plumas County Newspapers
... Colorado is a CWD positive state. Keeping the disease out of California is one of CDFW’s top priorities. It is incumbent upon every hunter to do his or her part to prevent inadvertently transporting the agent that causes CWD into California...

ND Game and Fish Advisory Board meets with southwestern residents November 27, 2019 North Dakota, The Dickinson Press
... CWD was first discovered in North Dakota in 2009 in the south-central part of the state. Since then, mule deer bucks harvested as close as McKenzie County have tested positive for the sickness...

Chronic Wasting Disease hits elk in Montana November 27, 2019 Explore Big Sky
... For the first time ever, Chronic Wasting Disease has been confirmed in a wild free-ranging elk in Montana. At the same time, Wyoming Game and Fish has announced that tissue samples tested for mule deer bucks near Lander show that 50 percent came up CWD positive ...

... hunters have checked more deer with state officials this year than any time in the past 25 years... abundant food available for deer from oak trees. Soft mast also produced well this year ...

... Receive 90-day evaluation report from the Department for the petition to list mountain lion (Puma concolor) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code).  The Department will recommend that this item be continued to a future meeting ...

Controlled deer hunt scheduled at Binghamton University Nature Preserve December 27, 2019 New York, pressconnects.com 
... In December 2011, BU was only a few days away from a deer  ...cull during its winter break that would have killed 90 percent of the campus’ deer ... Objections and contentious public meetings ensued. A lawsuit ... this is the second year university officials have allowed bowhunters on the grounds ...

  Chronic Wasting Disease, Wyoming's winter elk feeding could spread 'zombie deer disease,' experts fear November 27, 2019 UPI.com
... The concentration of large numbers of elk over the winter may accelerate the spread of the incurable and fatal "zombie deer" disease to catastrophic levels near the Yellowstone ecosystem and could eventually destroy Wyoming's multimillion-dollar big-game hunting industry...

Chronic Wasting Disease - You Can Help Keep It Out Of Maine November 27, 2019 Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 
... If established in Maine, CWD may have devastating impacts on the state’s deer and moose herds, our hunting heritage, and Maine’s economy... Hunters are prohibited from importing cervid (e.g. deer, elk, moose, and caribou) carcasses and certain cervid parts from all jurisdictions except New Hampshire. This includes the temporary importation of cervid carcasses and parts that are in-transit through Maine to another jurisdiction...

MA Turner, WD Gulsby, SS Ditchkoff, WN Gray… - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2019
... Following declines in white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations during the 19th century, many areas throughout the southeastern United States were restocked from various sources. As a result, some populations remain genetically distinct, and phenotypic traits of source populations, including breeding chronology, have been conserved ... Variation in reproductive output of large ungulates is primarily driven by young females, so managers should be aware that productivity of late‐breeding deer populations may be less than average, especially if those populations are behaving in a density‐dependent manner...

An alarming amount of toxic mercury can now be found in coastal fog November 26, 2019 California, Mother Nature Network
... A study led by Peter Weiss-Penzias, an environmental toxicologist who has pioneered the study of pollutants in coastal fog, also found that mercury levels in lichen and deer were significantly higher inside the fog belt than beyond it...

Changes coming to big-game hunting in 2020 November 26, 2019 Oregon, Newport News Times
... In Western Oregon, spike deer are now included in the buck hunt bag limit and removed from the 600 Series “Antlerless Deer” bag limit... The change will result in an increase in the harvesting of bucks, but the ODFW contends there is a sufficient population to handle the uptick in hunting...

Early checked deer numbers up 8% statewide November 26, 2019 Nebraska, Norfolk Daily News
... “While there is still some corn standing in the fields, the nice weather contributed to lots of hunters getting into the field and harvesting deer.” ...

... will go towards constructing wildlife crossing on 19 miles of US 189 between Big Piney and La Barge in southwest Wyoming... "Underpasses, coupled with fencing, can reduce crashes by 80-90% ...

Natural Resources Police Put Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices November 26, 2019 Maryland, Bay Net
... Four Frederick men face up to $3,500 in fines after police say they admitted to jacklighting. Officers say they observed two vehicles slowing to a stop along Hoffman Seachrist Nov. 11, after which one of the passengers of the vehicle shone a spotlight across the field into a wooded area...

Deer gun license sales on par with 2018  November 26, 2019 Wisconsin
StarTribune
... as of midnight Sunday hunters had purchased 555,227 licenses that allow them to kill deer with a firearm across the state's multiple deer seasons.  That's down about 1.5% from 2018...

Judge blocks copper mine project in Arizona national forest November 26, 2019 Arizona, Wellston Journal
... eastern slope of the Santa Rita Mountains ... Conservation and tribal groups on Thursday praised the ruling, saying it recognized that the Forest Service failed to protect public land and resources in mountains that are home to endangered jaguars and cougars, black bears and deer...

Public shares thoughts on South Euclid’s deer population November 26, 2019 Ohio, Cleveland.com
...  There were those who believed the city should cull deer, while several others said they enjoyed having the animals around. Still others thought that the deer population needs to be managed, but that it should be done in a humane way that does not involve sharpshooters or bow hunters...

Deer kill down 27% over opening weekend of Wisconsin gun hunt November 26, 2019 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Wildlife officials cited the later timing of the season, relative lack of snow and high amount of standing crops for this year's lower deer harvest...

... there are around 25 deer involved. “Right now we have two herds that are positive... “They’re farm-raised deer ... used for hunting and federal officials will determine if they destroy the entire herd...

... The most common violation was hunting deer without a permit, which carries a total cost for the fine and court costs of $289. So far, 252 citations were issued for that offense...

... a $40,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support its efforts in monitoring state deer for chronic wasting disease. The funding came from the “Wildlife Foundation of Florida” specialty license plate, which features an image of a deer...

... an average 12% increase in the number of deer checked at stations across the region.  The preliminary results – reported as of the end of the day Nov. 23 – also show a 2% increase over the 10-year average...“ Approximately 90% of the deer checked have been bucks,” ...

City proposes harvesting 250 deer this year November 25, 2019 South Dakota, Rapid City Journal
... The city harvested 226 deer last season. The number is up from the 150 deer harvested during the 2017-18 season and 100 harvested in the 2016-17 and 2015-16 seasons...
Wild Roots initiative aims to plant 100,000 trees in five years November 25, 2019 MIchigan, UpNorthLive.com
... The reforestation efforts will help preserve healthy rivers by focusing plantings in riparian corridors and improving upland habitat for insects, birds, deer and other wildlife...

... Members of the Game Commission's board of directors asked hunters to let them know if they favored moving the traditional gun season opener from Monday to Saturday. Those commissioners acknowledged that most of the hunters they heard from opposed the move... 

State officials are asking for information from the public after a man was shot while out hunting in northern Wisconsin. - November 24, 2019


Deer hunting season a time to exercise caution November 24, 2019 Massachusetts, The Lowell Sun
... Deer populations are at all time highs in most of the state. It is estimated there are now over 100,000 whitetails in the commonwealth. Last year was a record-breaking year for hunters because they took some 14,000 deer home..,

St. Louis County set to oppose elk reintroduction effort  November 24, 2019 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... Despite overwhelming public support for reintroducing wild elk to eastern Minnesota, and despite ample science that shows the forest habitat for elk here looks good, the St. Louis County Board appears ready to formally oppose the idea on its home turf... Elk were native to much of Minnesota but were extirpated from the state in the late 1800s due to farming, logging and unregulated hunting...

Missouri harvest steady during opening weekend
 November 24, 2019 News-Press NOW
... In 1944, the newly created Missouri Department of Conservation held the first modern deer season with 7,757 hunters harvesting 519 bucks during a two-day, bucks-only season in 20 counties... Missouri now has more than a million deer throughout the state with about a half-million deer hunters harvesting hundreds-of-thousands of deer each year..,

... Minnesota hunters had registered 130,183 deer as of Wednesday, Nov. 20, DNR statistics show, compared with 137,610 after the first 10 days of the 2018 firearms deer season... see the data ... 

... When the season opens on Monday morning, more than 250,000 hunters will take to the woods in pursuit of their favorite game animal. By the time the season ends, those hunters will have pumped roughly $230 million into the Mountain State economy...

Wasting disease puts deer farms under fire November 23, 2019 Minnestota, StarTribune 
... 5-year-old buck is a genetically engineered wonder ...  for the right price — $3,000 to $30,000 — customers can bag the buck ... $7.9 billion deer farming industry... the origin of the largest outbreak, in Fillmore County, is not known, Minnesota’s three other CWD outbreaks in wild deer have been linked by the Department of Natural Resources to infected deer farms...

Proposed fee would aid Texas’ popular Managed Lands Deer Program November 23, 2019 Texas, Houston Chronicle
... Texas Parks and Wildlife moved closer to levying an annual fee on the highly popular program ... revenue from a future fee would be used to bolster the staff of biologists administering a program that has experienced immense growth...

... The lack of snow has allowed the deer, moose and the elk, to remain in the high country,... In the Mackay area, both white-tails and mule deer have moved into the town and the hay fields south of town and a large herd of elk have set up homes north of Mackay Reservoir...

...  Among proposed regulations is one to boost the rifle season from 16 days to 23 ... “We used to have a nine-day season and then two weeks, and there really wasn’t a big impact on the number of hunters or the number of deer killed,” he said. “Most hunters don’t hunt every day of the season and most only kill one or two deer a year.”...





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Game Commission cautions ‘proper legal steps’ needed in investigation of deer abuse video December 5, 2019 Pennsylvania, Penn Live
... “This matter is still the subject of an active investigation being conducted by our state game wardens in cooperation with county law enforcement officials...
... A petition to bring criminal charges against the two teens involved in the abuse of a white-tailed deer has garnered more than 430,000 signatures online...
... the viral video of a wounded deer being abused Saturday in Jefferson County shows that “two individuals viciously tortured an innocent animal,” said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania ...
... a pair of boys, reportedly from Brookville in Jefferson County, beating and torturing a white-tailed buck after the deer was shot but not immediately killed ...

"Recently two boys from Brookville Pennsylvania, reportedly from brookville pa high school, Cody Hetrick and Alex Smith were out hunting and wounded or found a wounded deer. They committed sickening acts of violence and tortured this helpless deer. The two of them took video of the actions and are seen laughing while restricting the animal, crushing the animals face, repeatedly kicking and stomping the animals face as the animal is desperately and helplessly seen trying to evade. "


  Firefighters give oxygen to deer rescued from icy Douglas County lake December 2, 2019 Colordado, FOX31 Denver 
... Before crews arrived a witness pulled the exhausted deer to shore from icy waist deep water. Firefighters gave it oxygen and sugar while waiting for wildlife officers, then the deer ran away. pic.twitter.com/xHHa0oJvGQ

Buck antlers get tangled in Christmas lights December 2, 2019 California, ABC7 San Francisco
... Marin Humane Animal Services decided not to try to catch the animal because it is still able to graze and run and will naturally shed his antlers, and lights, soon...

  Buck rescued from frozen lake in Colorado Springs November 30, 2019 Colorado, KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
... A mule deer buck ... wandered across the ice on a lake in the Kissing Camels neighborhood and fell through...

Not your average deer: Oak Grove teen bags rare antlered doe November 27, 2019 Missouri, KMBC Kansas City on MSN.com
... The buck Marsh shot with 19 points on its antlers was, in fact, a doe...  genetic, hormonal and physiological anomalies happen. That means sometimes female deer, a doe, can have antlers...

DEC Officers Help Deer With Plastic Halloween Pumpkin November 27, 2019 New York, Patch on MSN.com
... Two environmental conservation officers helped a yearling deer knock a plastic Halloween pumpkin bucket off its head...

... Rachel’s husky Koda got loose and ran away... after a couple of days, Koda came back ... Not only did the cameras pick up Koda, but they also picked up her new, unlikely friend – a male deer...

  Hunter kills albino deer in Jefferson County neighborhood November 21, 2019 MIssouri, KMOV4
... Some neighbors said they enjoyed the sight of the relatively rare white deer in their neighborhood.  "It was a very small little deer. It's sad, it's very sad," ...


... Inside the home, deputies found a live deer standing on a bed. Items in the home indicated the deer had been living inside for some time.  The doe was eventually corralled outside and ran away...

... reindeer is the only species of deer where the males and females grow large antlers... since male reindeer shed their antlers in early winter and females at the end of the season, Santa’s team of reindeer are all females...

... "When they reached the doe, (they) slipped on the rope to the bleating deer and started their return trip across the ice, pushing the boat with one leg in the boat and one leg on the ice," ...

A collection of videos following two baby deer. A continuation of an earlier video filmed around the time of birth - November 20, 2019


The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office posted body camera footage on its Facebook page. The video showed the officer coming to the rescue of the distressed deer. The deer was stuck at the waist in the fence. The video showed the officer holding together the deer's hind legs and helping push the deer all the way through the fence. - November 20, 2019


These two whitetail bucks clash rather gently on a mid-November day. Their fight is almost like slow-motion choreography. This is the season when deer tend to fight for breeding rights. Perhaps this is a practice fight, as it doesn't look like their hearts are quite in it. I edited out intervening footage where the bucks rest a bit before getting back to it. Perhaps these two have been at this fight for a long time and are just getting tired. Either way, I'm so glad they chose this particular spot to spar, and to show off for us and the resident does. - November 19, 2019


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 ...

... The bullet is thought to have come from a hunter's riffle... [he] is recovering ...

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,"  ...

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...

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 ... 





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