Deer Management News This Week

Seneca, Last chance to see rare white deer at the former Seneca Army Depot December 13, 2019 New York, WROC-TV
... The board says revenue and donations weren’t enough to cover the cost of operations...

... conservation officer John Huspen noticed a blood spot on the side of the road during an early-morning patrol ...  followed the drag mark in the snow to a nearby driveway and found a dead deer...

Idaho begins aerial wildlife surveys December 13, 2019 The Spokesman-Review
... will use low-flying helicopters to count deer and elk populations ... Care is taken to minimize disturbance to the animals ...

... Add Haakon County to the list where chronic wasting disease has been found in South Dakota... It is the ninth county of South Dakota’s 66 where CWD has been definitely discovered this year..,

Conservation Reserve Program, Excitement Grows for CRP Sign Up December 13, 2019 North Dakota, Williston Herlad
...  ... With the 2018 Farm Bill phasing in a raised cap to 27 million acres and a couple million still available under the previous 24 million acre cap, the possibility of seeing more grass in the ground, more birds and deer in the field, and more money in farmers’ pockets over the next few years is quite real ...

... The Trans-Canada Highway inside Banff National Park is lined on either side with 2.4-metre-high, reinforced wire fences. There are six wildlife overpasses and 38 underpasses to protect humans and animals.  "My impression is that we are seeing next to no collisions in the fenced areas ...

Wild deer tests positive for CWD in Sheboygan County December 13, 2019 Wisconsin, WBAY
... harvested in Plymouth township.  This is the first wild deer to test positive for CWD in Sehboygan County. The doe was harvested within 10 miles of Fond du Lac County...

... That's out of the 8,700 deer ... TWRA said plans to address the deer carcass disposal issue has resulted in a $1 million expansion for an incinerator ..,

Federal government collects $10.8 million for lease sales in Wyoming December 12, 2019 Wyoming, Billings Gazette
... Thirteen conservation groups filed six separate protests opposing much of the sale. The groups expressed particular concerns over the expansion of oil and gas activities in critical sage grouse habitats and mule deer migration corridors. Population declines in sage grouse and mule deer populations have sparked a heated effort from conservation groups to uphold wildlife protections...

Clark couple serve as example for wildlife habitat creation December 12, 2019 South Dakota, AberdeenNews.com
... the 400 acre plot is a paradise for deer, pheasants, waterfowl and songbirds... They have a “smorgasbord” of food plots for wildlife, Scott said, including some of the fruit trees listed above, plus corn, soybeans, sunflowers, turnips, radishes, apple and pear trees, and other fruit trees...

Amendments to wildlife regulations proposed December 12, 2019 Kentucky, SurfKY News (blog)
...  recommended two changes to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease into Kentucky... only allow deboned meat, antlers, antlers attached to clean skull, a clean skull, clean upper canine teeth, hides and finished taxidermy products to be brought into Kentucky...  would require double fencing on all new and expansions of existing captive cervid facilities ...

Big-game harvests in Maine down from last year, as expected December 11, 2019 Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... The preliminary harvest number for the deer hunt – which continues through Saturday for muzzleloaders and archery in certain areas – is around 28,000, according to IFW, down from 32,451 harvested in 2018. Webb said the reduction was expected because the state issued fewer any-deer permits, which allow hunters to shoot a doe in order to help control the deer population...

Wildlife can safely bypass busy roadways in parts of the West. Could NC follow suit? December 11, 2019 North Carolina, Charlotte Observer
... A four-lane stretch of I-40 running through Pigeon River gorge has become something of a “death trap” for creatures looking to cross, WBIR reported. So the Southeast Regional Office of the NCPA has set its sights on building wildlife corridors across roadways in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...

... A preliminary total of 75,349 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois Firearm Deer Season that concluded Sunday, Dec. 8. The 2019 preliminary harvest total compares to the final total of 80,957 deer harvested during the firearm season in 2018...

The Baggs mule deer herd, numbering more than 15,000, migrates each fall from the Sierra Madres and Atlantic Rim, some of the most diverse and productive summer habitats in Wyoming. They migrate south and west to survive the winter in a mostly desolate and unproductive high desert winter range near the town of Baggs, west of Baggs and sometimes even further south into the state of Colorado. These mule deer consistently travel the same migration corridors each year, picking up valuable calories in stopover areas along the way to help them survive their long journey. Some of these deer migrate 100 miles one way and some have been known to go as far as 40 miles into Colorado. - December 11, 2019 Wyoming


TPWD seeks public input for proposed Managed Lands Deer Program fee December 11, 2019 Texas, Houston Chronicle
... public comment period has opened for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s proposal of a fee structure for its popular Managed Lands Deer Program... historically been free of charge and offers a lengthier deer season and liberal bag limits to participants. The department intends to use the revenue from the proposed fee to bolster the group of administering biologists ...

State fish, wildlife agency in a hunt for funding December 10, 2019 Washingrton, The Daily Herald
... Nearly 124,000 licenses for deer were sold to hunters in Washington state in 2013, with 33,657 deer harvested. By 2018, the number of deer hunters had dropped 12.5 percent to less than 109,000 licenses with 27,896 deer taken... the decline in hunters has meant a significant loss of revenue ...

Martha's Vineyard, State Biologists Investigate Spate of Young Deer Suffering From Paralysis December 10, 2019 Massachusetts, The Vineyard Gazette 
... Six fawns have been found on Martha’s Vineyard suffering from a mysterious paralysis ... all button bucks ... unable to use their front and back legs, unable to move or get up. . . Their belly is on the ground — but they are able to keep their head up,” ...

Sooner State eyes increase in hunting December 10, 2019 Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
... Some of this year's rule change proposals include:  Increase the deer gun hunting season by adding seven days to the end of the current season.  Establish restrictions on importing cervid carcasses or carcass parts to help prevent potential chronic wasting disease infectious materials from coming into Oklahoma from out of state...

... Currently, it is legal for people to bow hunt for deer in the city limits ... Waldron said with the homes close together in the subdivision, she doesn’t feel safe under the current ordinance.  “If a hunter misses their target, that arrow could just keep going ...

CWD Detected in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties December 10, 2019 South Dakota, GFP News
... One male mule deer from both Harding and Meade counties tested positive, while three male and one female white-tailed deer were positive from Tripp County...  we did expect to find CWD in new areas with the increased sampling and testing effort ...
     What does first-ever CWD positive deer in Douglas County mean for the area? December 10, 2019 Minnesota, Echo Press
... “This farm was in compliance with all of our laws regulating farm cervidae,” Wheeler said. “The fences had been inspected this year, and he was in compliance.” ... the doe that tested positive for CWD has lived on the farm in Douglas County since February of this year after being moved from another Minnesota farm...

... The DNR's deer program administrator said the nearly 4.5 percent increase was partially because of ``hunter friendly'' weather...

Veterinarian Objects to Westfield Deer Hunt December 10, 2019 New Jersey,  TapInto
...  A deer that has been hit by crossbow may be able to run 100 yards or more. ...  It should be anticipated that there will be several dead deer to be removed from private property, or from running into traffic... Sometimes injured deer are irretrievable in bow hunts, as many as 18-50%....

Wasting disease puts deer farms under fire December 9, 2019 Minnesota, Billings Gazette
,,, Hunting preserves have been around for decades and are an integral part of the $7.9 billion deer farming industry... Minnesota has gone from zero to 58 confirmed cases of CWD in wild deer in three years. While 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...

Deer Census, Citizen Survey Urged by Task Force December 9, 2019 New Jersey, Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
... the city’s Deer Task Force director recommended Nov. 26 that council members conduct an aerial drone survey to get precise deer population numbers and also survey residents about deer-related impacts...

... The Division of Wildlife has committed a lot of manpower and resources to protect the wild herd from CWD after a breeding pen in eastern Holmes County was found to have three deer infected with the disease. And while hunter compliance didn’t seem to be overwhelming, those who did follow the regulations and stopped at the collection site to have lymph nodes removed from the necks of their deer to be check for CWD, all felt it was worth the effort...

Deer harvest up from last year December 9, 2019 Ohio, Times Gazette
...Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunters finished the weeklong gun season in the plus-column with 63,493 deer taken during the annual deer-gun week that ran Dec. 2-8 .... a 5 percent increase over ... last year... 

... The rules limited hunters to single shot rifles ... two hunting groups and two of their members are suing the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) over the regulation. The lawsuit contends that the rules banning semi-automatic rifles go beyond the law’s restrictions...

Deer hunters harvest more that 266,000 deer to date December 9, 2019 Missouri, KTTN.com
... with all methods to date included, the deer of harvested in Missouri stands at 266,678. The entire deer season for 2018 saw more than 290,000 deer harvested statewide...

Meet the unlikely pair that help hunters find wounded deer December 8, 2019 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... Aldo is Ware’s wire-haired dachshund — a diminutive species that was intentionally bred to track wounded animals... A badly-wounded deer will tend to lie down as soon as it feels safe, where it will likely expire. But if startled, it may run much farther before dropping ...

Blue Hills dream hunt was a total bust  December 7, 2019 Massachusetts, The Lowell Sun
...Months ago I put in for deer permit to hunt the Blue Hills Reservation just south of Boston. This was a lottery draw that saw more than 1,000 people put in for just 80 of these coveted permits.  ... the place has no deer and is overrun with coyotes. We all saw them, and Vinny had one attack him. There was five inches of snow on the ground and thousands of coyote tracks and no deer tracks found by any of us...

WV's traditional antlerless-deer season takes on added significance December 7, 2019 West Virginia, Charleston Gazette-Mail
...    the buck harvest during the first week of the 13-day hunt was running 10,000 to 15,000 below the previous year’s total.  In 2018, hunters bagged roughly 38,000 bucks during the season’s opening week. A fall-off of 10,000 to 15,000 would place this year’s one-week total in the 23,000-to-28,000 range...

Do pumas prowl R.I., or just our imaginations?  December 7, 2019 Rhode Isand, Providence Journal
... the specimen was collected (read: shot) in “1847-48.” It was purchased by the museum nearly 100 years later, and the skin and skull are still there — the remains of the last cougar shot in Rhode Island... extirpation probably came about through a combination of deforestation and unregulated exploitation of wildlife in general. The deer population was nearly eliminated for quite some time.” ..,

Controversial “Dr. Deer” stirs the pot in Minnesota's CWD disease zone December 7, 2019 Minnesota, Spring Hill Insider
...  James “Dr. Deer” Kroll ... said CWD has the potential to crop up anywhere, perhaps spontaneously and unrelated to herd density. In the long run, he said, natural selection could take care of the disease when more deer develop resistance to it.  Michael Samuel, a researcher and University of Wisconsin wildlife ecologist, told Kroll during the question and answer session that he and others who have been heavily involved in the study of CWD inside Wisconsin’s disease zone don’t share his views...

Maryland Deer Firearms Opening Day Harvest Up 29% December 7, 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle 
... hunters reported 8,061 deer taken on the opening day of the 2019 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 30. This represents a 29% increase over last year’s Saturday opener. The overall weekend harvest of 9,201 was down 9% from 2018 due to nearly non-stop rain and wind across the state on Sunday...

...  a fatal deer virus new to Connecticut is being transmitted by gnats. Scientists believe climate change may be responsible ... epizootic hemorrhagic disease is only fatal to deer and deer-related species, not humans... the disease apparently first hit in this state in the autumn of 2017. Authorities were alerted to “an unusual die-off” of white-tail deer in central Connecticut ...

From 2012 until 2018, an ongoing student project at the University of Maine at Fort Kent was conducted. Ten whitetail deer were collared in Northern Maine and tracked, every three days, over two years to determine their migration habits. This video is a presentation of the results. - December 7, 2019 Maine


... There were fewer than 250,000 deer statewide in the mid-1990s and more than 350,000 a few years ago. However, the numbers are starting to slide again and Jones estimated that the mule deer population dropped again in 2019... In some areas, it’s 15 to 17 bucks per 100 does; in others it’s 18 to 20 bucks per 100 does, while it’s 25 to 35 bucks per 100 does in seven limited-entry units... the plan approved Thursday will carry through 2024 ... read the plan ..,

... recently collared 35 mule deer does in the Rochelle Hills area ... to study Deer Area 10 to better understand why the mule deer population has been low for several years... 

The First Shotgun Deer Season Begins Dec. 7 December 7, 2019 Iowa, KIOW
... “Our deer herd is trending slightly higher statewide but remains well within our population goals and based on our survey data ... More than 110,000 blaze orange clad hunters and landowners will be pushing and posting the timber in pursuit of Iowa’s legendary whitetails..,

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...




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5 things to know about reindeer December 13, 2019 Michigan, MLive.com
... Are they caribou?  The FDA maintains they are the same species, but The University of Alaska Fairbanks refers to them as subspecies and lists several differences between the two. Shorter-in-stature reindeer are widely domesticated in Europe and larger caribou live in the wilds of North America. Only North Americans refer to wild reindeer as caribou, according to the university...

  Wild deer released after spending two weeks at a local tire shop December 12, 2019 Oklahoma, Tulsa World
...  young buck in an area behind a strip mall and tire shop he described as a scrap yard that was about 100 yards long and 30 feet wide.  An operator of the tire shop was cited for illegal possession of wildlife but the name was withheld pending judgment ...

 Rare West Virginia deer harvest sparks major controversy online December 11, 2019 West Virginia, WOWKtv
... Years ago an injured baby fawn ... white with brown spots, was brought to Kanawha County veterinarian ... cared for the deer, which he named “Skip” until the buck was healthy enough to roam free... a well known and loved member of the community due to his kind demeanor and rare look ... a photo was posted of a proud teenaged hunter and his harvest, people were infuriated. The kill was Skip...

Using a common Western ranch and rodeo skill, two Wyoming sheriff's deputies lassoed a deer that had fallen through ice and pulled it to safety. - December 11, 2019 Wyoming



... “This elk and dog have been playing for years,” the southeast region for Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted. “They seem to know everyone needs to get out and enjoy the Colorado outdoors.” ...

 Bull elk made Clearwater farm his home for years December 11, 2019 Nebraska, Norfolk Daily News
... a bull elk that showed up in Antelope County during the summer of 2006 when he was about 2½ years old and stayed. “The Elk,” as he was known, spent the rest of his life in this neighborhood ...  “Everybody wanted to see him... Even the school bus driver would make a point to go down a different road just to see if they could catch a glimpse of him.” ...

... was arrested Friday after he was caught on video riding on the back of a young mule deer while it was trapped inside a fenced area...

...  a $5,000 reward after someone killed a red stag on his farm ... Red deer are native to Europe, western Asia and parts of North Africa ...

 Snow white albino deer caught on video near Nashville December 7, 2019 Tennessee, 10 News
... albino deer is protected under Tennessee law -- it's illegal to hunt, trap or possess the rare animal...

Hunter dies during Galena deer drive December 9, 2019 Illinois, WQAD
... a man died from being shot in the head during a 10 person deer drive in Galena...

...  we get in the car and we see the deer shot  … and we can see the hunter in the field ... about 100 yards away ...

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...

... 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...




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