Deer Management News This Week

Deadly deer disease 'worse than normal" this summer August 21, 2017 Tennessee, News Channel 9
... at least 20 counties with more expected as the season progresses. The last major outbreak of EHD in Tennessee was in 2007. Layton said that year there were reports from 88 of Tennessee's 95 counties...

Montana deer populations trending up August 20, 2017 Independent Record
... Despite a brutal winter, deer populations came through largely unscathed, except for northwest Montana... Based on modeling using surveys and harvest, biologists estimate more than 363,000 mule deer roam the state, compared to an average of just under 283,000... whitetail population at nearly 221,000, compared to the 10-year average of about 204,000 ..,

... a deer suffering from chronic wasting disease was found near the elk management area.  "The only CWD deer we knew of were in enclosures from an agricultural deer farm ..."

DNR, fearing spread of DWD, wants owner of troubled deer farm penalized August 19, 2017 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... The farm, which is said by the DNR to have unintelligible records and an unresolved escape of penned whitetails, is located near the wooded hills where 10 CWD-infected wild deer were discovered starting last fall... the farmer received a $250 fine and that the board dropped his status to stop him from moving deer off the farm...

Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus August 18, 2017 Tennessee, WRCB-TV
...  reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD)...  predominantly coming from East Tennessee, and based on the volume of reports it appears to be above average in severity... We don’t anticipate this outbreak to rival that of 2007 ...

... The first case of CWD within DMA 3 was found at a captive deer farm in 2014... This elk drifted south across Interstate 80 and had been seen on several occasions less than 10 miles from where the wild, free-ranging CWD-positive antlered deer was euthanized June 7 ...

...  Overall fawn mortality was 50%, which is generally consistent with other studies in the southeast... Provision of additional fawning cover in the form of small openings or timber harvests in areas of mature, closed canopy forest may aid in survival ...

Ticks make you nervous? You need more coyotes August 17, 2017  Port Huron Times Herald
... R. Hofmeester, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands ... areas with high numbers of foxes and martens, a predator in the weasel family, would have fewer mice and fewer infected ticks ... Nervous mice tend to stay home. Mice that stay home don’t run into ticks, don’t provide food for the next generation of ticks and don’t become infected with Lyme disease  ... nothing else — culling deer, killing mice, spraying pesticides — has had an effect on tick numbers or tick-borne diseases that comes even close to Hofmeester’s findings... [coyotes reduce fox populations]

... a Purvis man who pleaded guilty to illegally transporting live white-tailed deer from Texas to Lamar County had managed to let some of those deer loose in the county... deer hunters are being asked to bring in the heads of their game so state wildlife officials can test ...

Follow Guidelines for Successful Wildlife Food Plots August 17,2017 Alabama, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
... it’s time to tackle the undesirable plants that inevitably pop up in the wildlife openings.  “The best thing you can do right now is start working on weed control to help make sure you will be able to prepare a really good seed bed to get the seed in contact with the soil,” ...

Kansas' pet deer shooting easily avoided with Texas rules August 17, 2017 Wichita Eagle
... Angered over a December event where a Kansas game warden shot a tame deer, in a family’s yard ... “The laws in Kansas and Texas both say you can’t keep a pet deer ... but in Texas if that deer can move about on its own, and you’re not confining it, it’s not illegal. In Kansas, if they think it’s a pet and they just come and shoot it.” ...

   [slightl downward trend in deer seen since 2000]

Nevada calls emergency deer, antelope hunts due to fires August 16, 2017 Reno Gazette Journal
... fires already have destroyed more than 500 square miles of crucial winter range in Elko County ... issue 700 tags for female deer ...

... USDA Wildlife Services, spelled out what will no longer be covered:   Use of bait within 300 feet of a public highway.  Possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.  
Discharge of firearms at distances less than 500 feet from a dwelling house, farm building, etc.  Discharge of a firearm from a road.  Use of rifles on Long Island and in Westchester County...

Fate of white-tailed deer, CWD to be discussed August 15, 2017 Pennsylvania, The Evening Sun
... CWD was first detected on an Adams County deer farm in 2012. From 2012 through 2016 47 cases of the disease have been detected in captive and wild-ranging deer ... Agencies say there is no evidence CWD is transmissible to humans ...

State to hold public meeting on Blue Hills deer hunt August 15, 2017 Massachusetts, Wicked Local Stoughton
... DCR and DFW have issued a single report outlining the logistics, operations, and harvest results of last year’s controlled hunt; the results of deer abundance surveying conducted earlier this year, and the proposed Deer Management Plan for 2017.  [More information ... The full report]

... Deer repellent sprays such as Liquid Fence, Bobbex, and Repels-All are popular and effective. Spray repellents should be reapplied every two-to-three weeks ... “Deer Off repellent stations by Havahart, unlike sprays, will work the entire season but are more expensive,” ...

Wild game processors now need free permit from DNR August 13, 2017 Michigan, UPMatters.com
...  “As we work to manage white-tailed deer diseases in Michigan, we need to be able to contact processors who might be able to assist us in processing donated deer," ... free permit is to determine how many game processors are in the state ...

Registration now open for annual archery hunt at Neshaminy State Park August 13, 2017 Pennsylvania, The Intelligencer
... The higher the deer population at Neshaminy State Park, the slower the woodland regeneration that can take place ... The carrying capacity of the 339-acre park is four individual deer ... [about 8 deer per square mile, compare to US Forest Service estimated optimal deer density at 15 to 28 per square mile] 

Deer predator study in summer monitoring phase August 13, 2017 Iowa, Madison.com
... About 100 fawns were hand-captured this past May and June and fitted with a small collar ... the Department of Natural Resources' five-year deer predator study in Dane, Iowa and Grant counties...

... next spring dozens of deer will be wearing high-tech tracking collars ...  We want to know how many are dying from what causes. .. As recently as 30 years ago, mule deer were common over most of central and western Kansas...  Now, they’re rare in those same areas. Nationally, nearly all states with mule deer have experienced population declines...

Local groups partner with PGC to plant 5-mile food plot on State Game Lands 57 August 12, 2017 Pennsylvania, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
... Over the last eight years, numerous conservation groups have partnered with the Game Commission to build and maintain more than 100 acres of food plots ...  the lush vegetation found in the food plots makes for bigger and healthier deer and attracts a variety of wildlife...

Deer at Bedford farm test positive for CWD August 12, 2017 Pennsylvania, Altoona Mirror
... The department euthanized the entire herd — 215 deer total — in June  ... The discovery more than triples the number of confirmed cases in captive Pennsylvania deer since 2012:  Only 13 cases in captive deer were identified before this month...
     27 deer from Bedford County farm test positive for chronic wasting disease August 11, 2017 Pennsylvania, WJAC Johnstown
... the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture ... quarantined the herd on Feb. 16, 2017, after a white-tailed deer on the farm died... 

pizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, commonly known as Blue Tongue, is killing deer throughout Kentucky. The disease makes blood vessels hemorrhage, ultimately leading to the deer’s death. - August 12, 2017 Kentucky


Older bucks aren't necessarily bigger bucks August 12, 2017 Louisiana, Louisiana Sportsman 
... LDWF DMAP Coordinator, says that today’s hunters are looking for bigger bucks... Baby Boomer hunters are really not interested in shooting deer like they did in the 80s and 90s and unless the buck will make the cover of a magazine, they don’t pull the trigger ... 

Pennsylvania deer under fire August 11, 2017 Timesonline.com
... epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, is back in Beaver County... First discovered in New Jersey in 1955 ... “We estimate 85 deer have died recently due to EHD,” ...

Hunter catches rare Bullwinkle deer on camera August 11, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... a buck with a very swollen snout... called Bullwinkle Syndrome ...  very rare... suspected it's a bacterial infection or inflammation of some kind." ...

5 ways to see more deer this year August 11, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... Supplemental feeding has become the norm as restrictions on feeders have been relaxed and the practice has become more widely accepted ...  many hunters responded that  supplemental feeding has had a negative impact... "Deer know that feed is there and they may be more apt to become nocturnal...

Conservation dept. expects similar deer harvest August 11, 2017 Missouri, News-Press Now
... The deer population in the northwest region has been very slow to recover from the severe hemorrhagic disease outbreak that occurred in 2012 ... the result of the study has indicated harvest is the main cause of mortality in deer which was expected by the department...

Moline deer hunt? Maybe August 11, 2017 Illiinois, Quad City Times
... the deer harvest is more about protecting gardens than it is motorists, a point Interim Police Chief John Hitchcock pounded home when detailing statistically insignificant changes in deer-vehicle collissions after neighboring cities started culling herds...

Devastated deer herd offers rare research opportunity August 11, 2017 Wyoming, WyoFile
... Bitter cold and deep snow defined the winter of 2016-2017 in the Wyoming Range...  it was difficult to look at the starving deer in March...  In severe winters about 18 percent to 25 percent of a herd dies ... this winter was so harsh the deer mortality rate is likely close to 25 percent in the Wyoming Range..,

Warsaw, Deer task force opens archery hunt to any Indiana resident August 11, 2017 Indiana, News Now Warsaw
... In the last dozen years or so of the program, Grose estimated they’ve taken 500 deer... In the first year of the program, deer would come up to the hunters thinking they had food ...

Disease reported in Kentucky Deer August 10, 2017 WYMT News
... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been reported in white-tailed deer in several Eastern Kentucky counties ...

BLM thinning pinyon-juniper stands near Rifle Gap August 10, 2017 Colorado, Glenwood Springs Post Independent
... will also create openings in thick stands of mountain shrubs ... This technique has been widely successful in western Colorado for improving wildlife habitat and reducing large wildfire risk. The short-term impact to the area will result in a decade or more of great habitat for mule deer, elk and other wildlife.” ... Hilary Boyd,wildlife biologist ...

Snelson's Wildlife Habit Management can help with food plots August 10, 2017 Missouri, The Rolla Daily News
... New Zealand is 20 years ahead of the Untied States in plant developments for food plots. One of their main exports is deer antlers and venison. One can actually earn a college degree in deer forage management there... Conducting a soil test is paramount to success ...

Battle over tick ad by Shelter Island Association August 9, 2017 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
... “You don’t need deer to have a tick problem,” Mr. Amann said, pointing out there are problems with ticks in New York’s Central Park where there are no deer and places in Nassau County with ticks but no deer. “The idea of running around, shooting deer and there will be less ticks, is nonsense.” ...

Hunting, fishing numbers stay soild August 9, 2017 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide
... The relative stagnancy of hunting tag sales, he said, came as the overall number of licenses available fell off, partly because of declines in mule deer populations...

TWRA takes steps to keep deadly deer disease at bay August 9, 2017 Tennessee, The Hartsville Vidette
... A large portion of last month’s Game & Fish Commission meeting was devoted to a discussion about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), its impact on deer in other states, and measures the TWRA is taking to try to keep it from spreading into Tennessee...

California's Deer Hunting Forecast 2017 August 9, 2017 Game & Fish
... The tag quota for Zone A is 65,000, but normally less than half of them are sold.  ... Years ago, the tag quota for the B zones was 55,000. Less than 40,000 were sold annually, but the quota has been lowered to 35,000, which is below the demand... quotas this year will remain virtually unchanged from last year ...

State considering adding to wildlife management area at southern end of Paradise Valley August 9, 2017 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... the land has been on the market, and the agency likes it because they know elk use it when they migrate out of Yellowstone National Park... Known as the northern herd, survey results from earlier this year showed that biologists counted 5,349 elk there. The population has been stable in the last few years ...

Zinke Supports Opening Access to New Mexico Wilderness Site August 9, 2017 New Mexico,  U.S. News & World Report
...  the 16,000-acre ... Sabinoso Wilderness is surrounded by private property. It is home to rugged canyons, mesas topped with pinon and juniper trees and wildlife that include deer, elk, mountain lions and turkey...

Parasites, snails may factor in Adirondack moose decline August 8, 2017 New York, Cornell Chronicle... Our results show that moose foraging in areas with high soil moisture may likely encounter higher densities of gastropods – snails and slugs – which likely increases the risk of parasitic threats ... As of 2010, New York state wildlife biologists had put the Adirondack moose population at 800..,

California, Zone A deer season opens Saturday August 8, 2017 California, Record Bee
... The county’s deer herd reached its peak in the late 1950s. For example, in 1955 the estimated deer kill in Lake County alone exceeded 2,000 bucks. Compare that to the past few years when only about 250 bucks were taken annually...

Oregon, 2017 Big Game Preview August 8, 2017 Oregon, Coos Bay World
... in northeast Oregon. In addition to sub-zero weather, the mule deer just couldn’t find places without deep snow no matter how low in elevation they migrated. The result was mortality levels that reached 32 percent for Baker County herds ... deer fared considerably better in the rest of the state...

White deer tours: $300,000 visitor's center going up at former Seneca Army Depot August 8, 2017 New York, NewYorkUpstate.com
... Highlights of the tours will be glimpses of the unique white deer herd within the depot's fences ... "I believe the survival of the white deer will depend on the success of these tours...

Bill limiting length of feeding ban signed into law August 8, 2017 Wisconsin, Lakeland Times
... In any county where CWD was found, if no positive tests for the disease came back for a period of 36 months, the ban will be lifted... All of the wildlife health experts that looked at the bill said that the two- and three-year period is very insufficient in assuring that there is not additional chronic wasting disease ...

Mule Deer Management Guidelines Data Analysis Unit D-3 July, 2017 (released in August), N Region, Colorado, J Yost 
...   North Central Colorado ... comprises all of Jackson County,... The reasons for this decline in deer likely can be attributed to many factors. The severe winters of 1983-84, of 1992-93 and 1995-96, 2007-08 and 2010-11 killed many fawns and adult deer. After each killer winter the herd never fully recovered. On top of winter kill elk numbers were increasing during this time period, pronghorn numbers increased substantially and moose were introduced to North Park reducing the available winter range for mule deer. Over hunting “local” deer up through the early 1970’s may have also contributed to a long term decline in deer wintering in North Park. ...
Heavy fawn drop expected in 2017 August 7, 2017 Mississippi, Mississippi Sportsman
... Hard drought conditions that lasted well into the fall in most of the state had deer struggling to find healthy natural food sources. Then a huge acorn and other hard-mast crop started falling ...

Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally August 7, 2017 Minnesota, Alexandria Echo Press
... mild winters and recent conservative management strategies in helping the deer populations rebound  ... There are 130 permit areas in 2017. In one deer permit area only bucks can be hunted (down from five areas last season). In 48 areas, hunters must be chosen in a lottery to harvest an antlerless deer (down from 67 areas)...

... After a deer tested positive for CWD in 2005, the state revised their surveillance program to be more pro-active...  the state is another year clear of the disease...

Biologists optimistic for deer season August 6, 2017 Alaska, Juneau Empire
... We had a significant increase in pellet groups on Douglas, when we went out and took a look at those places, which suggests there are more deer ... A series of low-snow winters in Southeast also bodes well for deer ..,

It's Only Natural: Deer Hunting in Full Swing in Norfolk August 5, 2017 Connecticut, Norfolk Now
...  an aerial study ...  completed in February of 2007, and determined that the state’s deer population is stable or slightly decreasing, having fully recovered from a sharp decline in the 1990s...  last winter also determined  ... Zone Two ... has the lowest deer density in the state, with just 3.6 deer per square mile. Zone 11, which covers most of Fairfield County, has the highest density in the state at 29.4 deer per square mile...

Ways to make a deer's age more than guessing game August 5, 2017 Alabama, Montgomery Advertiser
... the amount of variation for an antler in a specific age group of bucks is pretty big. An outstanding 11/2-year-old buck can have as thick a base of antlers as an underwhelming 4-year-old buck... 

Are record-breaking bucks a thing of the past in WV? August 5, 2017 West Virginia, Charleston Gazette-Mail 
...  West Virginia has fewer deer today than it had in the ‘90s.   1999 ... To lessen the overpopulation problem, they set up the state’s firearm seasons in a way that encouraged hunters to kill more female deer... 

... South Carolina will become the final state in the nation to institute a statewide limit on the harvest of bucks... in the works since 2003 ... (The population decline) added fuel to what changes we were already talking about...

Axis deer no longer present in Ka'u August 5, 2017 Hawaii, Hawaii Tribune Herald
... The Big Island Invasive Species Committee has declared victory in its effort to remove axis deer from Ka‘u, nearly eight years since they were introduced... no confirmed sightings of the deer since the last one was killed in 2012...

Scientists Regroup After Winterkill Wipes Out Mule Deer Herd Fawns August 4, 2017 Wyoming, Wyoming Public Media
... the Wyoming Range mule deer herd in western Wyoming ... Of the 67 fawn radio collared, all of them died. When their moms couldn’t dig down through the snow that piled up to 175 percent of normal, many succumbed to malnutrition ..,

FWC asks hunters to help monitor for CWD August 4, 2017 Florida, FWC News
... The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking to hunters this coming season to help us monitor the state’s deer herd for chronic wasting disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called. We’re fortunate that CWD has not been found in Florida or our neighboring states...

Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife, CTFW big game count shows record high numbers for adults while young animals affected by hard winter August 4, 2017 Washington, Tribal Tribune 
... Mule deer ...  decreased from 36 fawns per 100 adult mule deer to 31 fawns per 100 adult mule deer... whitetail fawns ... per 100 adults decreased from 37 to 29 fawns per 100 adults...  likely the result of both the direct influence of winter severity on the availability of forage as well as the indirect impact of deep snow offering predators an increased advantage ...

More than 100 plan to hunt elk in Northern Michigan August 3, 2017 Michigan, Petoskey News-Review
... the DNR’s goal is to keep the elk population between 500 and 900 elk, but the population is currently estimated to be around 1,158 based on the latest aerial elk population survey from January 2017..,

Oh deer, what should we do? Addressing the suburban deer dilemma August 3, 2017 Virginia, Washington Post
... Overall, the deer population in Northern Virginia is declining. In Loudoun and Prince William, we have data that shows a statistically significant decline in the deer herd... , a linear relationship has not been established between deer population density and the abundance of the disease...

Walker signs bill limiting deer baiting bans August 2, 2017 Wisconsin, Minneapolis Star Tribune
...  the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has indefinitely prohibited baiting and feeding in counties where CWD has been confirmed ... The bill limits the ban in infected counties to 36 months and in neighboring counties to 24 months...

   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a draft New York State Interagency CWD Risk Minimization Plan for public comment... Public Comments on the Draft Plan Accepted Through September 1 ...

Second tags selling for full price August 2, 2017 Idaho, idahocountyfreepress.com
... Due to high demand for nonresident deer and elk tags, Fish and Game commissioners on July 27 decided to keep them at full price... selling even faster than last year when the nonresident deer allocation sold out for the first time since 2008 ...

Do you know when the peak deer rut occurs in your area? August 2, 2017 Florida, FWC News
... The FWC has been collecting biological data since 2009 from white-tailed deer to estimate the breeding dates for deer across the state. These data have been used to inform management decisions regarding hunting season dates and location of zonal lines. The data also provides local information on peak breeding of white-tailed deer in Florida...






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Deer in the News

Bald Eagle Attacks a Swimming Deer August 17, 2017 Wisconsin, National Geographic
... Julie Smith was delighted to see a fawn swimming in Lake Noquebay. She got out her phone to record the event when she caught something relatively unexpected on camera instead—a bald eagle swooping down to grab a tasty meal...


... deputy saw two deer in the back seat and found a third one in the trunk ... a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison ...

... "Leave baby wildlife alone, unless you're absolutely sure the parent is dead or the baby wildlife looks injured," ... "Sometimes parents will leave babies out in the wild and go out to forage for several hours," ...

Fawn removed from its natural habitat by would-be Good Samaritan


Family rescues drowning fawn from Fox River August 1, 2017 Wisconsin, WAOW
...a struggling baby deer was trapped in the Fox River’s current... brought the frightened deer to the shore... it's best to leave it just be. Because it will find its way back to its mother.” ...

  Dept. Fish and Wildlife rescue deer caught in tomato cage July 31, 2017 Washington, KREM.com
... An officer shot a tranquilizer dart at the deer in order to calm it down and help. Adkins said she held the deer’s head while the officer cut the wire cage off...

Woman Seen With Baby Deer On Leash At The Alamo July 28, 2017 Texas, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
... she told the warden she picked the deer up on the side of the road and wanted to take Fourth of July photos with it... The fawn ended up being taken to a licensed Texas Parks and Wildlife rehabilitator...

Disney's 'Bambi' benefited from Maine connections, Chinese artist July 19, 2017 Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... 
Partly because of Day’s influence, two white-tailed deer — orphaned fawns named Bambi and Faline — were sent by the Maine Development Commission to Hollywood by train for Disney animators to study ...

Dog Rescues a Drowning Deer and Becomes a Social Media Hero July 18, 2017 New York, New York Times
... Storm, a 6-year-old English golden retriever, pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor. The fawn is recovering at Save the Animals Rescue Foundation in Middle Island, N.Y...
     Dog Helps Owner Rescue Deer Stranded In Long Island Sound July 16, 2017 New York, CBS New York
 ... grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore ...  likely spooked by the dogs — ran right back in the water...  fawn is rescued at an area animal rescue ...

... heard the deer’s cries and when they arrived on the scene, they realized the deer was stuck and desperate to get out... After the painful rescue, the deer ran free ...

Displaced fawns relocated to Williams July 11, 2017 Arizona, Williams News
... These Arizona fawns have become famous as a result of their rescue from the Goodwin Fire near Mayer... hree of them were reunited with their mothers, but the fourth was found still loitering around so they picked her up and brought her in...

The Key Deer Expedition July 11, 2017 Florida, The Ledger
... Key Deer may be endangered by numeric and emotional reasoning, their habitat is fragile, but they’re essentially tame park animals with tourism value... as evidenced by the swift response by numerous governmental agencies and volunteers to eradicate the screwworm threat. Close human interaction might cost a few lives, human interaction will save a few more...

Officials warn against picking up young ones July 10, 2017 New Mexico, Silver City Daily Press and Independent
... July and August are when 90 percent of baby deer are born ... Wildlife leave their babies for hours on end. Fawn are born without scent and they are camouflaged. They need to be left alone.” ...

1 of 3 endangered Key deer found tied up in car euthanized July 7, 2017 Florida, St. Augustine Record
... a buck was put down Thursday morning because of a leg injury...

... What their group first thought was a log actually turned out to be a fawn struggling to stay afloat in the lake... 

Did you spot the swimming deer on Hilton Head? July 3, 2017 South Carolina, Island Packet 
... When she swam ashore, people ran toward her. So the spooked deer dashed between swimmers and headed back out to sea... last seen well offshore, drifting south...

Key Deer Kidnap Attempt Averted July 3, 2017  Florida, WLRN
... pulled over in the Lower Keys Sunday — and found to have three endangered Key deer "hog-tied" in their car ... They had wounds all over their body and head and were struggling to break free...
     Two South Florida men charged in 'taking' of Key deer July 2, 2017 Miami Herald
... Charged with three felony counts each of killing or wounding a protected species ... Key deer, which are federally protected because their population is so small ...

Two men are facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly tying up three Key deer, an endangered species found only in the Florida Keys. CBS Miami has more. - July 4, 2017


    Baby deer saved by elite firefighters from Arizona wildfire July 3, 2017 Arizona,  FOX News
... [from U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest]:    two #FlagstaffHotshots who brought a pair of fawns out of danger last night ahead of an advancing line of fire...

The fawns got separated from their mother, and were trapped in the path of the flames.


... sentenced to one and a half years of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay $23,000 in fines and restitution and will lose his hunting and fishing privileges in 45 states — including Louisiana — until 2019 for allowing an antlerless elk to go to waste and for hunting without a proper license...

Wildlife rehabilitator taking care of 'smallest deer ever' June 28, 2017 North Carolina, WBTV
... Most newborn deer are in the six-pound range. This female fawn was less than three. Whisenant says in the week that she had had it, the fawn's prognosis has improved markedly. It was thin and full of maggots when she got it, but now the tiny deer is eating and thriving...

  Watch These Deer Battle It Out While Standing On Hind Legs June 24, 2107 Tennessee, NDTV
... The unusual sight was captured by wildlife officers at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, or TWRA, and a short 10-second clip was posted to TWRA's Facebook page ...

  Trooper's family takes in orphaned baby deer after crash June 22, 2017 North Carolina,  FOX Carolina
... a woman who struck a deer ... had given birth as she died, due to the impact...  no way he would have had any chance of survival ...  "He's like a part of the family now," ... Buckshot will have to leave them because of State Wildlife Laws...