Deer Management News This Week

Deer population down across Oklahoma June 30, 2015 KOCO Oklahoma City
... In 2011, deer all across the state were so stressed as they looked for food that fewer reproduced... This continued in 2012 and 2013 ...

Deer reporting failures spark debate for Pa. Game Commission June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
... hunters who harvest a deer are required to report it within 10 days... a little more than 30 percent of successful hunters report their deer ... Biologists have said the system ... produces a statistically valid estimate... “The issue with that is, no one believes the returns,” ...

... controversial ... because of the potential for bowhunters to use the guns as hunting weapons to take deer when other hunters aren't allowed to use guns...  advocates for the bill insisted that the bill was intended to allow bowhunters to protect themselves against aggressive animals ...

Presque Isle Asks State for Guidance on Deer June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Blood Horse
... The track just south of Erie canceled the last five races June 22 and the last four races June 28 because of deer on or near the racing surface...
Oh, deer: Wildlife puts horse racing on hold June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Courier-Journal 
...  track officials aren't sure where the deer are coming from ...  "Can we just shoot them? We don't know ...

11 reasons hunters killed fewer deer last year June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Olean Times Herald
... For several years deer managers in many states were reducing deer populations and as they transition to a stable herd they’re now issuing fewer antlerless licenses... In the northernmost whitetail areas, severe winters have taken a toll on deer populations ...

CWD remains serious point of concern in Midwest deer herd June 29, 2015 Illinois, Outdoor News 
... There were 59 cases of CWD confirmed during FY2014 – the most ever recorded since DNR [Illinois] began filing the reports in 2003. The state sampled 7,432 deer during FY2014, down from the 8,069 sampled in FY2013 and the 8,203 sampled in FY2012. The 59 cases came from 13 counties...

Norristown man fined for trying to sell roadkill online June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Main Line Media News
... an undercover officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission who spotted Crawford’s not so carefully planned idea to auction online the rotting piece of animal flesh that he stored in the kitchen freezer of his New Hanover home...

Ohio, Michigan both battle CWD threat June 28, 2015 Toledo Blade
... This highly contagious and fatal disease wrings the life out of the animal on its way to destroying the brain... Deer with the advanced stage of CWD will exhibit bizarre behavior by losing their fear of man, and they will often display awkward head movements and tremors as they waste away.  The most recent flash point in Ohio on the CWD front occurred in Holmes County, where a private, fenced trophy deer hunting operation ...

San Bernardino Mountains fire creating wonderful deer habitat June 27, 2015 California, Victorville Daily Press
... The reality is that deer are a successional species that thrive in disturbed habitats that are transitioning from their disturbed condition back to the mature forest (whether that disturbance has been caused by fire, landslides, or grazing/timber harvest/brush removal). This fire has largely been in habitat that had been very marginal for deer....

Getting picky about moose permits
June 27, 2015 Maine, Concord Monitor
... moose calf survival rate that is causing the decline in the moose population. The culprit is the winter tick primarily, with predation being a secondary problem. New Hampshire and southern Maine are experiencing the same problem and are jointly working on a solution...

High wildlife kill rate along I-84 in Morgan County June 27, 2015 Utah, Standard-Examiner
... “One spring, the (UDOT) Region 1 maintenance crew loaded a 10-wheel dump truck with slaughtered deer, elk, and moose,” ... Cramer and her staff are trying to develop electric pavement mats to give animals a small shock and encourage them to stay away...  their hooves insulate their bodies and it doesn’t work.”  ... even with the expense, bridges and underpasses aren’t always effective ...

MJ Lavelle, HIII Campa, K LeDoux, PJ Ryan… - Preventive Veterinary …, 2015
...  We characterized areas deer occupied before and after installing 2361 m of fences and gates to exclude deer from stored cattle feed. Following fence installation, 9 deer previously accessing stored feed shifted to patterns of habitat use similar to 5 deer that did not use stored feed. However, continued attempts to regain access to stored feed were made at low frequencies, emphasizing the need to maintain the integrity of fences and keep gates closed ...


Gobblers, Deer, And The Conservation Illusion June 26, 2015 Missouri, Lake Expo 
... Where landowners want there to be deer and turkey, there will be deer and turkey, and where they do not, there will still be a few. The term “deer management and turkey management” is only talk now ... “The Missouri Conservation Commission”, a different organization entirely than the “Missouri Department of Conservation” we have today...

... While the deer population is considered to be down in Clay County, Hawley noted the sheriff's office has not witnessed fewer reports of car-deer accidents... Drivers need to keep their heads up ...

Plague confirmed in mule deer in Colorado Springs June 26, 2015 Colorado, Colorado Springs Gazette 
... It is rare to find it in a mule deer, said Tom Gonzales, deputy director of the health department. It is more common in prairie dogs, rabbits or squirrels...

No Changes to Deer Hunting Laws This Year June 26, 2015 South Carolina, The Edgefield Advertiser
... One of the items Rep. Hixon took issue with in the Senate’s bill was the fact that hunters would no longer get any tags free with their purchase of a hunting license...  Rep. Hixon had said that changes to the deer hunting laws was an idea brought to law makers by the SC Department of Natural Resources in response to declining numbers in the deer population...

CWD finding leads to feeding, baiting ban in three counties June 26, 2015 Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram 
... A ban on deer feeding and hunting over bait in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties will take effect Aug. 1 after a doe died of chronic wasting disease at a Fairchild area deer farm ... three bucks that escaped from the deer farm in May and still at large could be infected or exposed to CWD...

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... as of July 1, 2015, it will be illegal to possess or use deer scents/ lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting or scouting wildlife in Virginia.  This new regulation has been put into place to try to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ...

Regulating deer key to preventing disease June 25, 2015 North Carolina, Star News Online
... The NCWRC has a CWD-action plan that would attempt to kill hundreds of deer surrounding an outbreak area divided along county borders. In states where the disease has occurred, similar measures have not contained it and hunting related expenditures have dropped as much fifty percent due to deer hunters curtailing activity...
Eau Claire County deer positive for chronic wasting disease June 24, 2015 Wisconsin, Channel3000.com 
... the doe was among 167 animals on a breeding farm....

Lifting Sunday hunting ban on guns gets final legislative OK  June 24, 2015 North Carolina, WTVD-TV
... Hunting from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - when many services are held - would still be banned when the change takes place Oct. 1. Hunters would have to remain at least 500 yards away from a church or a house not on the property, although that wouldn't apply to private hunting preserves...

...  The selected action will utilize an adaptive management strategy. Under the selected action, the NPS will continue current park deer management actions including: Research, monitoring, and data management; protection of restoration plantings; education and coordination; and enforcement of the existing wildlife feeding ban. In addition, the NPS will incorporate a combination of lethal and nonlethal actions to address high deer density. Lethal actions (including sharpshooting, with very limited capture/euthanasia if necessary) will be taken initially to reduce deer densities quickly. It is anticipated that in years one through four, 335 deer will be removed by sharpshooting ...

SM Crimmins, JW Edwards, TA Campbell, WM Ford… - Northeastern Naturalist, 2015
... Our results support previous research suggesting that White-tailed Deer home-range size is inversely related to population density and is driven, in part, by intraspecific competition for resources. Relationships among population density, resource availability, and home-range patterns among female White-tailed Deer appear to be complex and context specific...

10 Things You Need To Know About CWD June 23, 2015 Bowhunting 
... When Michigan officials killed and confirmed CWD in a sickly doe near Lansing this spring, it became the 20th state to document the disease in the wild. CWD has also been found in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. It is also well-established in Alberta and Saskatchewan...

Mt. Lebanon's deer management meeting sparks no protests June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
... ”If you try to determine a number before you have a plan it will not work because your plan will be influenced by the number of deer you think you have, and the hard count won’t be reliable,“ [ Jeannine Fleegle, a deer biologist for the state Game Commission]  ”The first thing you have to define as a community is whether there is a problem ... [Many communities use a count to evaluate program effectiveness]
     Mt. Lebanon Officials Meet To Discuss New Attempt At Deer Management June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, CBS Pittsburgh 
...  “They haven’t said how many deer there are. They haven’t done a survey since 2014, which showed that the numbers went down since 2013 ... 
     Mt. Lebanon commissioners hone deer strategy June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... A small group of protesters demonstrated outside the Mt. Lebanon High School fine arts theater, where roughly 50 people stayed for the 4 1/2-hour discussion...Municipal planner Keith McGill kicked off the four-person panel by saying the metric for success would be a 50 percent reduction in deer-related traffic accidents over five years. [see road management strategies for reducing collisions]

Ban on urine-based scent in deer hunting causes a stink June 23, 2015 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... DGIF officials say the intent of the new regulation is to keep the highly contagious and deadly chronic wasting disease from spreading in Virginia’s deer herd. Thus far, the agency has spent over $1 million on CWD monitoring and management efforts...

TWRA to raise prices for hunting and fishing licenses June 23, 2015 Tennessee, WBIR-TV 
... For the first time in more than a decade, TWRA will raise the price on hunting and fishing licenses. The 19 percent increase in price was decided upon based on a 22 percent increase in the consumer price index since the last increase in 2004...

Ecology of Adult Female Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Following Habitat Enhancements ... 2015, New Mexico, Open Access Theses and Dissertations
... Populations of Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) are currently declining across the West and throughout New Mexico. Specific reasons for the decline of mule deer are unclear but hypotheses which have been developed include predation, overhunting, competition with other large herbivores, habitat loss and deterioration, fire exclusion, extreme weather, and declining nutrition. Multiple factors may be interacting ... Total survival for the duration of the study from March 2011 to February 2014 was 0.83 (SE = 0.029) and was best explained by total precipitation and age as well as body mass and ingesta-free body fat at time of capture...

Animal Control weighs in on deer management in Saddle River June 22, 2015 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... Carol Tyler of TYCO Animal Control said ...  neutering deer would be difficult and very costly, and oral contraceptives wear off after just a couple of months [2 to 7 years depending on the contraceptive] ... Environmental Commission Chairman Bob Laviano said. "When you have animals getting hit by cars and impaled on fences, it's more humane to control the population with hunting... 

Deer Forest, once popular family attraction in Coloma, goes on the block June 22, 2015 Michigan, MLive
... its Facebook page remain intact, Deer Forest didn't open this season ... once served as sanctuary for hundreds of exotic deer ... Ter Meer brokered the purchase of the animals with the money raised by donations and hauled the animals to her own land ...
     A few Deer Forest animals still available for adoption June 22, 2015 Michigan, MLive
... The deer herd was taken by agriculture officials ... of the remaining animals that were purchased with money from an online fundraising site last fall, only a few are still available for adoption...

Mt. Lebanon to tackle deer problem again June 21, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... Jeannine Fleegel, a state Game Commission deer biologist invited to participate in Monday’s panel, said ... “I am not opposed to fertility control as an option, but the fact is, it is not an effective tool to reduce the population now,” she said. “I wish we had that tool available, but study after study shows it’s not effective on open populations of deer.”  [Not correct, see summaries of studies and community efforts]

DNR approves new deer population goals June 21, 2015 Minnesota, messagemedia.co
... Of the 40 deer permit areas with new goals, 26 will be managed for deer densities higher than those established by the previous goals; eight will be managed at similar densities to former goals; and six will be managed for densities below former goals...

Quail restoration depends on habitat June 21, 2015 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... Aaron Jeffries, the former quail biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, explained how simple quail management techniques benefit deer, turkeys and other species in an MDC blog ...

Cedar Point, Town to discuss thinning growing number of deer June 20, 2015 North Carolina, Carolinacoastonline
...  “some residents are beginning to see more deer and experience some property damage” to ornamental plants and gardens. “ ... the deer hunt in Emerald Isle has been emotional and controversial at times ...

... Deer hunters in Maine harvested 22,490 deer last fall. This number is a far cry from the deer harvests in the past... For 2015, the Department is recommending a total of 28,700 Anydeer permits. This is a decrease of 23 percent from 2014. In 2013, there was a 20 percent cutback ... 

State again tries manly catch/release deer program June 20, 2015 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... the sport of catch and release began in 1997 in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest northeast of Asheville by a group of hunters who were tired of sitting on their butts for hours and hours in tree stands... "It takes a real hunter to draw in the critters and take 'em from behind," he said. "It's the quintessence of pack teamwork and the way our primeval ancestors hunted." ...

Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers June 20, 2015 Oregon, NPR News
... Demand for antlers as rustic décor is huge, and now it's threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest... legit shed hunters don't cut fences, don't destroy habitat and don't harass animals to get them to drop their antlers...

Alleged illegal hunters busted by smartphone June 19, 2015 Louisiana, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... A trio of hunters was arrested after authorities found pictures of game animals allegedly harvested illegally on one of the hunters' smartphone...  photographs of deer killed in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes that were not reported ...

Hunters verify that it was a so-so deer season June 19, 2015 Virginia, GoDanRiver.com
... Some 69 percent said the deer herd they hunted had declined; 52 percent rated the herd as being low...  the kill was down about 21 percent from the previous season. Neighboring states also saw a decline, North Carolina 18 percent, and West Virginia 31 percent...

House moves NC closer to allowing Sunday hunting June 18, 2015 North Carolina, News & Observer
... A bill to allow Sunday hunting on private land in North Carolina passed the House 88 to 26 after a compromise to add a midday ban advanced in the House and Senate...

... North Carolina's Constitution and law explicitly prohibit the sale of deer. Whitetails are recognized as a public trust asset, a benefit and enjoyed resource for all citizens. Representative West's language would begin to unravel the long-standing history with little debate from residents...

Deer Farmers drain Family Farmers USDA / FSA Funds
 June 17, 2015 North Carolina, PR Newswire (press release)
... Deer Farmers have begun to benefit from the Federal Livestock Indemnity Program, authorized by the USDA, which provides protection to commercial farmers when adverse weather or disease eradicates a large percentage of livestock ... unlike cattle farms that sell their meat for commercial distribution, captive cervid (deer) farms commercially breed their animals to sell to shooting pens...

Ohio kills 510 deer for disease concerns June 17, 2015 Cincinnati 
... The deer were owned by Daniel Yoder, who was arrested in Holmes County in February on two counts of tampering with evidence — a third-degree felony — related to an investigation into how chronic wasting disease came to his property and spread...

Largest mule deer study in state looks at fawns and predators June 17, 2015 Wyoming, Casper Star-Tribune Online
... Western Wyoming’s mule deer numbers continue to shrink... pregnancy rates are high, but fawn recruitment into the overall population is low. Most pregnant females in the Wyoming Range Herd deliver an average of two fawns each year, but the number of fawns alive three or four months later dropped by about half ...

US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct June 17, 2015 Maine, Bangor Daily News
...Eastern cougars were declared endangered in 1973, even though the last known records were tied to one killed by a hunter in Maine in 1938 and another in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932. ... Their demise also was linked to the destruction of forests for wood, which pushed the cougars’ chief prey, white-tailed deer, to near extinction ... The Florida panther is the only breeding population of cougars  east of the Mississippi River ...

What's The Truth About Coyotes And Deer? June 17, 2015 Georgia, Georgia Outdoor News Forum
... Have witnessed them hunting grown deer, not fawns, in packs during the fall twice in recent years. Have watched a 2.5 yr old buck run by with his tongue hanging out in the daylight followed by five yotes... any deer management plan that doesn't take it into account is missing a big piece of the puzzle...

... state officials are barely in the planning stages and say that the public will have a say so with whether hunting is approved...
 
No further sick deer found yet in Meridian Twp. June 16, 2015 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... Around two dozen deer were collected in the first week of a targeted deer kill ... authorities are looking for evidence that chronic wasting disease has spread ...

Hendersonville, USDA: Consider non-lethal deer control for Hendersonville June 16, 2015 Tennessee, The Tennessean
... survey estimates ... 19.4 deer per square mile... “You have a normal-sized deer herd that is concentrated in certain areas because people are feeding them,” ... recommends the city enact an ordinance that would prohibit people from feeding deer...



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Deer turns fishing expedition into rescue operation June 27, 2015 Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel
...  as the little deer headed for the very middle of the lake. As they watched, the swimming deer turned into a struggling deer...  able to pull it into the boat ... The fawn was deposited in water about up to its chest and in a couple of minutes both it and its mother ran away into the woods...

2015 High country scouting in Colorado. Sheds, mule deer, and elk. Justin Moore Small Town USA - June 28, 2015


Fawns natural defenses June 26, 2015 Wisconsin, Sheboygan Pres
... White-tailed deer many times leave their fawns alone but that doesn't mean the fawns are in any trouble. The defense mechanism for the fawn is to lay still to blend in so predators can't see them...

... “It’s like going to Disney World and shooting Mickey Mouse.” ... Park officials are saying that while the deer — a white-furred, white-tailed deer — was killed as part of population control efforts at the park, the shooting was unintentional...



Deer gives birth after being struck by vehicle in Ellsworth June 25, 2015 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... After the crash, the doe gave birth to a pair of fawns before scurrying back into the woods and succumbing to her injuries ... the fawns are at a refugee center ... are doing well and would be released into the wild this fall...

Herd grows at veterans home’s deer park June 25, 2015 Vermong, Rutland Herald
...   Five fawns born to a small herd of fallow deer are now living in a deer park on the grounds of the Vermont Veterans Home... For about 60 years, the home, the only state-run nursing facility for veterans in Vermont, has kept deer in a park, primarily for the residents to watch and visit...

... personnel tranquilized and captured a wounded deer they found behind a building on the Upper West Side Wednesday morning — but the woodland creature died after it was brought to a city vet ...

Orphaned twin fawns rescued by Hartland kids June 18, 2015 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... "You never want to disturb the fawn because the mom leaves them and comes back ... This one cried overnight and was still crying (the next) morning."  Michelle's husband eventually found the mother about 50 feet into a swampy area where it died of apparent injuries suffered after being struck by a vehicle...

A deer crosses a narrow channel on the Columbia River. Music is Iris by Gandalf. June 20, 2015



'Deer Whisperer' Takes in Orphaned Fawns from Flood June 18, 2015 Texas, News Channel 9
... Weeks after the devastating flooding in Wimberley, a couple fawns saved from the waters are now living happily with a new mother... "People would not believe, they'd think oh they're just deer. But their habits are just like human beings," ...



Man charged with killing endangered Key deer  June 16,2015 Florida, WESH
... a Florida Keys man has been charged with killing an endangered Key deer that had been coming onto his property and eating his plants...

Rescuers helping baby deer recover from fire injuries June 15, 2015 Caliornia, News 10
...   The 2-week-old baby deer was under the care of the Sierra Wild Life Rescue ... "The habitat that's been burned, that's their food, their cover, so basically, they have nothing to eat and nowhere to hide," said Cook.  If they are to survive, they have to leave the fire burn area...

Murder on Lake Trez: The Jane Doe Story June 13, 2015 Tennessee, manrepeller.com
... They scrambled to the window in time to see Jane Doe leap into the water, followed closely by two big dogs... The bigger dogs circled the doe to keep her from shore. “By the time we realized what was happening, it was too late,” ... 



... For the first week, the fawn primarily remains hidden and still. Fawns usually do not attempt to follow the doe when she leaves them to go foraging. However, according to Bryant, observers have seen does force fawns to lie down with a head or foot. The fawn may be moved to new locations from time to time...


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Facts About Deer June 10, 2015 Live Science 
... The deer family is quite large, with 47 species, and includes caribou, elk, moose and wapiti. They are cloven-hoofed ungulates  
...  Africa only has one, the Barbary red deer ... some deer are monogamous, such as the European Roe deer ... 

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...  They found a deer in Lake Winnebago, about a half mile off shore... The deer was exhausted and did not struggle against  ... Watch on Facebook

Fawning Over the Miniature Baby Deer Born at Queens Zoo June 8, 2015 New York, The Wall Street Journal 
...  southern pudu fawn was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo on May 12 ... native to South America, is the world’s smallest deer species ... about six inches tall and six inches long when first born ...

Bella, the village of Pulaski's celebrated tame deer, turns 6 today June 8, 2015 New York, Syracuse Post-Standard 
... that's what her Facebook page, Bella Deer, with 2,297 friends says... She often grazes in front of the local elementary school and often allows herself to be petted. Last winter she created a stir when she was photographed on top of the McCue Dental Building in Pulaski...

Let sleeping babes in wilderness lie June 7, 2015 Connecticut, Meriden Record-Journal
... A column pertaining to baby wildlife is now a yearly happening simply because, each year, baby wildlife comes closer and closer to human beings. More and more homes are being constructed in areas that wildlife had been living in... And then the young are born and when they are come upon by humans, the first thought is that they were abandoned by their mother...

Seneca white deer group promotes history June 6, 2015 New York, Auburn Citizen
... To honor our veterans and promote saving the former Seneca Army Depot, the Seneca White Deer Organization and its president, Dennis Money, are encouraging the public to support making the former depot an ecotourism park. Establishing such a park would promote the dual purpose of protecting the unique white deer and saving the numerous buildings and artifacts ...

Hiker saves baby deer, snaps adorable selfie June 6, 2015 Washington, HLNtv.com
... Scotland Smith said the fawn appeared to have fallen down a hill and couldn't get back to its mother above, so he hiked four hours to reunite them...

Orphaned fawn cared for at Red Creek Wildlife Center June 4, 2015 Pennsylvania, Republican And Herald
... Red Creek Wildlife Center is caring for a fawn after its mother was hit by a car ...  the deer was born on impact... “The impact split the mother open,” ... The cost to care for each fawn is about $150, she said. Those who want to donate to the center can ... visit the website ...

A Good Samaritan in Montana was disheartened to learn that the state’s fish, wildlife and park officials had shot and blown up an orphaned baby moose he reported to them. The government officials killed the orphaned moose next to the carcasses of its mother and another stillborn calf after Josh Hohm, the man who found the baby animal, went home after reporting his finding - June 4, 2015



Deer looking for food create collision concerns this time of year June 3, 2015 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... “This time of the year is the time when last year’s fawns are kind of being pushed away from the mother. These are deer that are kind of finding their own way at this point, they aren’t used to being away from mom ...


Triplet fawns represent a first for wildlife rehabilitator June 2, 2015 Iowa, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
... A vehicle hit and killed a doe near Plainfield, leaving the trio without milk or guidance... Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project... advice for anyone who finds a young animal they think might be orphaned: Observe it from a distance for 24 hours. Odds are the mother will return and all is well...

Fawns in the wild probably don't need your help June 2, 2015 Arkansas, Magnolia Reporter 
... . Early in life, fawns lay very still so as not to attract predators (like well-intentioned humans), and are frequently mistaken for being in distress or abandoned ... most wild animals don't spend very much time at their young's side in order to not attract predators to the area...

Former US congressman pleads for public to help save a deer's life June 2, 2015 Mississippi, Mississippi News Now
... Former U.S. congressman Ronnie Shows ... "It is a metal snare, and it is rusting there right behind her shoulders ... can be saved with a tranquilizer gun,"  ...

... a rare genetic mutation that left his face and other parts of his body completely white is being cared for at a farm after he was rejected by his mother... mother is a genetic mutation herself, known as a piebald ...

... Following the untimely death of the widely photographed and loved mule deer known as “Buck Norris,” a group is hoping to raise enough money to a memorial in honor of Central Oregon’s unofficial mascot...
     Famed Bend mule deer 'Buck Norris' struck, killed May 30, 2015 Oregon, KTVZ.com
... The famous, much-photographed Bend mule deer “Buck Norris” was struck by a vehicle and killed ... Buck Norris was known for his large, non-typical antlers and was beloved by Bend locals and wildlife watchers statewide...

Baby moose killed after man finds it in woods May 29, 2015 Montana, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... the calf’s mother and twin, both found nearby, died during childbirth. “Clearly I’m not going to leave the little guy there,” Hohm said... After reporting it to local authorities, Hohm thought the animal would be cared for, but a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks official later killed the calf.... “It’s just unbelievable to me [Hohn, his picture of the calf]

Local man saves drowning newborn deer May 29, 2015 Georgia, WSB-TV Atlanta 
... A newborn deer refused to leave her human hero’s side after he saved it from drowning in a lake in his backyard in Grantville, south of Atlanta...

Fawns can be hiding in plain sight May 29, 2015 Vermont, Burlington Free Press
... A fawn spends most of its first weeks of life bedded down alone. The doe stays away from her newborn except to nurse it periodically, and to lead it to new bed sites. That way her scent does not attract predators to the area where the fawn is hiding...