Deer Management News This Week

... The number of applications for about 4,800 permits doubled from 50,000 to 100,000 the first year the online application system was put in place. Last year, the program generated an all-time high 155,000 applications for the nearly 9,500 permits in 50 different categories...

A Deer Disease Is Getting Congressional Attention In Louisiana July 15, 2018 Louisiana, 1130 The Tiger
... Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is backing legislation for more in depth studies of the CWD form of the disease. Abraham says there is a financial benefit for the state in ensuring a healthy deer population...

USDA culls deer carrying ticks in Port Mansfield July 14, 2018 Texas, The Brownsville Herald
... , federal officials killed off 90 deer — about 25 percent of the area’s population — after the deer contracted cattle fever ticks ...   “USDA does not seek to eliminate the deer in that area,”  ...
     Where did Port Mansfield's deer go? July 14, 2018 Texas, Valley Morning Star 
... “A lot of people fed them ... All of them were like pets ... Once they start disappearing, people get upset,” ... So MacTavish started making phone calls to find out what was happening to the deer...

More Land In Wyoming Range Retired From Oil And Gas July 13, 2018 Wyoming Public Media
...  It will soon be impossible to get oil and gas leases on 24,000 acres of the Wyoming Range. Conservation non-profit the Trust for Public Land bought out existing leases within the Wyoming Range to maintain the area for wildlife and recreation .... summer habitat for many of those mule deer ...

... A risk assessment system that will maximize early detection of the disease and minimize its impact in the event a positive CWD deer or elk is detected...

Fawns, calves fared better over the past winter July 13, 2018 Oregon, La Grande Observer 
... deer in Union and Wallowa counties came through the relatively mild winter of 2017-18 in solid shape ... fawn survival rate in Union County’s largest wildlife districts was just more than 80 percent..,

Deer Over 8500' Decide to Identify as Elk [humor] July 13, 2018 Teton Gravity Research
... The scientific community was stunned Friday morning after a report in the journal Nature indicated that National Park Service biologists had uncovered the elusive elevation that deer turn into elk. ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting July 13, 2018 NRA-ILA
... Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays ...

CWD found on farms in 3 counties July 13, 2018 Wisconsin, Superior Telegram
... An elk from a breeding farm in Sauk County ... A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Marinette County ... depopulation of an Iowa County deer farm in May 18 revealed that of the 79 whitetail deer old enough to test, 21 tested positive for CWD ...

...Abraham, a former veterinarian, introduced a bill that requires the Secretary of Agriculture to partner with the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science to study and.. identify the ways CWD is transmitted between wild, captive and farmed cervids...

... there were 16,905 claims for animal-caused losses filed by motorists in New Jersey last year—a 14.1 percent increase over the previous year... the majority of animal loss claims occur in the autumn months of October and November, during the deer mating season...

Big changes proposed for deer hunting July 11, 2018 South Dakota, Capital Journal 
... “Supply is not meeting demand,” Robling said during Wednesday’s GFP Commission meeting in Pierre... GFP Department staff recommended a change that would force the state’s deer hunters to pick one of seven major firearms deer hunting seasons as their only choice for the first license draw every year ...

... Last year, a little over 28,000 license applications were processed, second-highest volume among county treasurer offices in the state. Only county treasurers can allocate antlerless deer tags...

2018 NH moose permit auction now open July 10, 2018 New Hampshire, Conway Daily Sun
... The Foundation is authorized to auction only one permit this year, in line with statewide moose population goals... Last year, the auction garnered bids from three states, with a winning bid from Massachusetts of $20,999.99...

... Overall, applications for resident and non-resident deer and antelope and resident elk increased by 6.95% since last year, amounting to an 11.73% increase in the past two years... residents and non-residents both submitted notably more applications this year for doe/fawn deer  ... “In all, there were 88,869 unsuccessful applications,” ..,

Officials take stance on proposed deer baiting ban July 10, 2018 Michigan, Iosco County News Herald
...The Iosco County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to take a stance against any ban of deer baiting in Iosco County, citing economic concerns with the practice... a proposed recommendation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to ban all deer baiting in the lower peninsula to help combat chronic wasting ...

... The plan will address TWRA's goals of preventing the introduction of chronic wasting disease into Tennessee, design a risk assessment and system that will maximize early detection of the disease, minimize its impact in the event a positive test result for the disease is detected ...

Conservation groups hauling water to save wildlife July 10, 2018 Arizona, Kingman Daily Miner
... With no end in sight to the drought, conservationists and the state’s various conservation groups, along with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, are doing what they can to save our wildlife... the main focus of these water developments are for sheep, but other desert dwellers, mule deer, javelina ..,


Best Late-Season Plants for Deer July 9, 2018 GrandViewOutdoors.com
...  the best all-purpose plant is winter wheat. Deer devour it throughout the season... Perhaps the best all-around, late-season plants are brassicas. The brassica family includes several well-known plants including broccoli, kale, turnips and rapeseed...

... will establish an estimated population count of mountain lions for the first time in decades... able to fund a bulk of the new statewide mountain lion project with federal money from an excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition, after officials were able to draw a connection between lions and their affect on hunted species, like deer ...

... eight deer were captured near the Minnesota city of Virginia ... A 3.5-hectare enclosure with green grass, forest, swamps, and lakeside access awaited the deer at Laukko Manor, and the animals soon thrived. In 1938 ...  today the species is the country's second-most populous game animal ...

Trying to get a handle on state's moose population July 7, 2018 Maine, Lewiston Sun Journal
... When the moose aerial studies were commenced in 2010, getting a handle on the ever-elusive question of how many moose there actually are was an avowed purpose of the surveys ... Eight years later, it seems that, although we have gained useful data on moose sex ratios and causes of mortality, and other indices, we have fallen short in counting heads...

More wildlife crossings proposed for Highway 85 expansion in western ND July 8, 2018 North Dakota, The Dickinson Press
... the North Dakota Department of Transportation is recommending two more underpasses on Highway 85 in the Badlands to accommodate bighorn sheep, mule deer and other animals... wildlife crossing near Williston ... Cameras that monitor the crossing have shown moose enter the underpass but they have not gone through it ...

Snapshot Wisconsin trail cam project poised to go statewide July 7, 2018 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Snapshot Wisconsin, a citizen-science effort coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources to monitor wildlife and information wildlife management in the state... State wildlife researchers have been looking at the idea of a wildlife trail cam project since the 2000s. The 2012 Wisconsin Deer Trustee Report also recommended such work...

Big bore air rifles legal for modern gun season
 July 7, 2018 Arkansas, HarrisonDaily.com
... During the annual hunting regulations review process, commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season...

What the New Georgia Deer Baiting Law Means for Hunters July 7, 2018 Wide Open Spaces 
... In June, the Georgia DNR Board approved hunting over supplemental feed on all private lands ... Both the Georgia Wildlife Federation and The Quality Deer Management Association publicly oppose the Senate Bill 450 from a ‘joint-action alert issued Feb. 27...

Big-game plan favors revenue over conservation July 7, 2018 Maine, Kennebec Journal 
... The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife would like to expand any-deer permits this year to nearly 85,000, which is up 28 percent from last year. ... Please submit your comments on or before July 6 to: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Attention: Becky Orff, secretary to the commissioner, 284 State St., 41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333; or becky.orff@maine.gov...

... "About half of Colorado's deer herd and about a third of Colorado's elk herd are infected," said CPW Terrestrial Section Manager Craig McLaughlin... prevalence of the diseases in some parts of Northwest Colorado increased from around 1 to 2 percent in early 2002 through 2004 to an average of 15 percent in 2017 ...

Deer tests positive for rabies in Buncombe Co. July 6, 2018 North Carolina, WSPA
... Buncombe County Health and Human Service officials said a deer found off of Newfound Road in Leicester has been confirmed to have rabies...

Growing herd leads to extension on deer bow hunting July 5, 2018 Massachusetts, Gloucester Daily Times
... Last year there were a record 13,220 deer taken in the state; 8,131 with shotguns or primitive firearms and 5,191 with a bow. ... In 2016, 12,249 deer were taken, the third highest number on record...

... Each year more than than 13,000 mule deer migrate safely through Nugget Canyon near Kemmerer using six underpasses and fencing,.. Just a few years before about 130 mule deer each died each year...

How bad are the ticks on white-tailed deer? We've conducted three field tests to find out. Watch to see the tests and the results! Plus, sharing the steps to creating a new food plot along with new ideas for better summer food plots. - July 5, 2018


Wildlife act could bring $26M to Nevada conservation efforts July 5, 2018 Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal
... Introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, H.R. 4647 would amend the Pittman-Robertson Act and redirect $1.3 billion in existing royalties from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal public lands and waters to fund conservation activities for what the Alliance calls “a full array of fish and wildlife.”...

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist? July 5, 2018 Washington, New York Times
...  [Wiegus] found something unusual: Killing wolves one year was associated with more, not fewer, deaths of livestock the following year. The paper further suggested that killing wolves may cause the increased livestock deaths....  they concluded that Wielgus’s study overlooked a simpler explanation for that rise in livestock depredation: Wolves were proliferating at the time...

Deal retires 24,000 acres of oil, gas drilling leases July 4, 2018 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide 
... The Wyoming Range is home to a slew of wildlife, including moose, elk, mule deer and antelope. Conservationists have worried drilling would disrupt the migration of such animals as well as disturb their habitat... Over 24,000 acres of land southeast of Jackson were retired from oil and gas drilling Tuesday after The Trust for Public Land acquired the leases...

Unproven bounty program is coyote ugly July 4, 2018 Utah, Salt Lake Tribune
... Coyote will kill and eat deer, but removing the coyotes doesn’t necessarily result in fewer coyotes. Their population is more a function of available food. The program has produced a remarkable 90,000 coyote carcasses in six years, but there is nothing to indicate the coyote population is any smaller in Utah ...

Missouri Supreme Court shoots down captive deer hunting operations July 3, 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
... the state government has a right to regulate the companies in order to control a deadly brain disease affecting the animals... the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2014 that attempted to crack down on the spread of chronic wasting disease ...

Georgia Deer Baiting Changes July 3, 2018 DNR News
... allowing hunters on private lands across the state to hunt as close as they would like to supplemental feed...

Game and Fish adds option to mandate CWD testing July 2, 2018 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide
... The first cases of CWD in Wyoming were detected in 1985 in mule deer. The disease has since spread to elk and other species of deer and now affects ungulates in all but two counties in the state, Teton and Uinta... will not require hunters to test meat for chronic wasting disease in 2018 ...




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Siberian musk deer fawn born at the Akron Zoo July 13, 2018 Ohio, Canton Repository
... Siberian musk deer are native to the forests and mountains of Russia and northern ... get their name from the musk that they secrete during mating season... kangaroo-like faces and the “fangs” (large canine teeth) on the males...

... The mother deer watched from afar, poking her head through a tree line.  The officers then carried the baby deer past the fence before he ran to the woods ...

Case of woman accused of interfering with deer trapping advances July 11, 2018 Texas, Austin American-Statesman
... Beck’s children were outside playing March 8 and ran into the house when they became upset by men who were hurting deer ... ran outside with her phone and took video of the trappers culling the deer ... then cut the net ... charged with the highest level of misdemeanor ...

... deer climbed through a gate opening, and with barbed wire above the walls, it isn't finding a way out... the DNR ... declined to come out and tranquilize the deer and move it elsewhere ...

Third Case Of Arrow-Wounded Deer Reported In Douglas County July 10, 2018 Oregon, KLCC FM Public Radio
... Since spring, Oregon officials have investigated three such cases...

   A Doe Dilemma: Deer Spotted With Jar Stuck To Her Jaw July 10, 2018 California, CBS Sacramento
...A young mother deer with its mouth stuck inside a jar has been spotted in the past several days in Placer County near Clipper Gap, unable to eat or drink... Department of Fish and Wildlife ... said it is illegal for any private citizens to take possession of the deer in order to rescue it...
Update:  Deer in distress from peanut butter jar is freed, Placer resident says July 12, 2018 California, The Sacramento Bee ·
... After a public outcry, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife dispatched a team ... t tranquilized the doe ...removed the peanut butter jar ...

Trapped Baby Deer Rescued By Parsippany Police Officer July 10, 2018 New Jersey, USA Patch
  ... When a baby deer got stuck in a fenced in backyard, help came quickly: Parsippany police ...

Fawns beginning to grow, mature this summer July 8, 2018 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... Born a mere eight-pound mammal, some are now three times that, and more, and will be about two-thirds the size of their mothers before they stop growing during the winter before resuming expansion in spring...

Deer shot in head with arrow near Roseburg July 7, 2018 Oregon, KGW
...The deer was found in the 800 block of San Souci Drive, west of Roseburg. The arrow was removed and the deer returned to its small fawn nearby...


Sticky deer? No problem in Bethlehem Twp. July 7, 2018 Pennsylvania, The Express-Times
... Members of the Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Co. and Nancy Run Fire Co. covered the deer with a blanket and used hydraulic tools to create an opening in the fence large enough for the deer to escape...


... a whitetail doe was hit and killed by a vehicle on North Dakota Highway 1806, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department posted on its Facebook page on July 5. The dog apparently found the unborn fawn nearby and decided to bring it back home...

Have You Seen This? Deer tries (and fails) to play volleyball July 3, 2018 Virginia, 
KSL
... this group of friends who were enjoying a weekend volleyball game in Virginia. Apparently, they needed a replacement for one of their players, and the deer showed up just in time to sub in...

"Wild deer birth captured on Trail cam". The beauty of setting up a day/night Wildlife camera is you never quite know what you may capture, but I certainly had not expected this. A wild fallow doe dropping her fawn right in front (well almost right in front) of one of the cameras I'd set up in June, and her and her fawn staying in view on and off for the next five hours - July 3, 2018



Watch as boaters save fawn from waters in Washington July 2, 2018 KATV
    ...  baby deer came by all frantic  ... heading across Saratoga Passage towards Whidbey Island but was too small to make it and seemed confused...

Baby Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse and Is Raised by Deer Family in Snowy Forest June 26,2018 New York, People
... At 4 months old the calf fled from her home in Holland, New York, which was a farm that raised cattle for slaughter ... Cameras set up in the forest by hunters started picking up footage of Bonnie surrounded by a herd of deer...

... Forensic analysis of a pair of 120,000-year-old deer skeletons shows that Neanderthals used wooden spears to kill prey. The findings, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, constitute the earliest unambiguous evidence of spear-hunting by hominins...



Celebrity moose finds home at Maine Wildlife Park in Gray June 24, 2018 Maine, Portland Press Herald
... The 3-week-old female moose calf, who melted hearts across the country in a
 viral video of her with the dog of the family that found her ...moose are “more docile” and more easily imprinted on than deer are ...  

Local experts, officials aim to keep fawns safe June 21, 2018 Pennsylvania, TheCourierExpress.com
... Onlookers may assume the fawn is abandoned, but shouldn’t disturb it, Ross said. The babies are taught to go into “hideaway” mode and not to move ... People always like to see a lot of deer ...

Deer frolic at Great Kills Beach on the first day of summer June 21, 2018 New York


... Many people in Louisville are upset after photos and videos of a man with a deer on a leash started popping up online... , the person with Park Hill Bambi could also face fines up to $1,000...

Pet deer goes missing after charming Cache community June 20, 2018 Oklahoma, KSWO 7 News 
... We introduced you to Ben earlier this year after she became popular with locals by walking right up to them and letting them pet her...Rivera's husband found Ben, in bad shape, while hunting, and nursed her back to health two and a half years ago...

Leashed deer found dead in Gibson Jack area of Pocatello June 15, 2018 Idaho, Idaho State Journal
...  the yearling buck was found with a leash wrapped around its neck, with one of its back legs through the loop of the leash’s hand grip ... “This deer experienced a long, slow death,” says Regional Habitat Manager, Anna Owsiak, who had participated in the numerous attempts to find and help this deer since March...

Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge June 14, 2018 Washington Post
... Bauer slogged more than 100 yards (91 meters) through the thigh-deep sludge to reach the distressed fawn, which didn’t fight being rescued. “Honestly, it was fairly welcoming,” ...

Oh, deer! Watch this deer jump onto the tracks at Crystal City Metro station June 12, 2018 Washington D.C., The Washington Post
... A deer wandered into the Crystal City Metro station Tuesday morning, jumped onto the tracks and amazingly managed to make it out without hitting the electrified third rail — or a train...