Deer Management News This Week

Shorter deer season a possibility for new South Delta hunting zone September 13, 2019 Mississippi, Vicksburg Post
...Deer and other wildlife in the area have suffered as their feeding and breeding grounds were inundated.  ... the proposal is intended to give the area’s herd time to recover and to study the long-term effects of the flood..,

DNR Reduces Bonus Antlerless Quota For Counties Impacted By Deer Virus September 13, 2019 Indiana, Indiana Public Media
... The state is lowering some bonus antlerless quotas because of ... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD... The DNR also looks at how deer-vehicle collisions and the previous hunting season impacted the deer population when setting its bonus quotas...

... According to the Mississippi Resident and Nonresident Hunter Survey, the deer harvest during the 2018-19 season remained at the lowest recorded level as biologists face increasing challenges in deer management. The survey indicates about 197,000 deer were taken in the 2018 season. It's a slight increase from 2017's 195,000 estimate, but because it's an estimate, the difference is negligible..,

Snipers may be used to control spread of CWD in deer September 13, 2019 Pennsylvania, Meadville Tribune
... The Game Commission released its draft plan for dealing with chronic wasting disease on Thursday. The public will have until Feb. 29 to comment on the plan ...

Deer and Elk Hunting Season Preview September 13, 2019 Idaho, KPVI
... around the same amount of total deer as they did last year, but with less two point deer due to last year's extended winter where it stayed cooler for longer.  Three points may also be less due to the 2016-2017 winter which took a toll on fawns ..,

Deer season begins Saturday for archery hunters September 13, 2019 Georgia, WMAZ
... The state biologist says some parts of the state had less than normal rainfall and that may affect the body weights of deer you harvest this season.  State biologist Charlie Killmaster also said there were lots of fawns born in 2018, so this season should be similar to last in terms of the number of deer harvested..,

Longer hunting seasons? This is one way the Pa. Game Commission wants to stop deer from dying of CWD September 13, 2019 Pennsylvania, Lancaster Online
... There were 250 free-ranging deer that tested positive with CWD in 2018 in Pennsylvania. Almost all of these cases -- 246 deer -- were in the largest of the four disease management areas. DMA-2 spans about a dozen counties in south-central Pennsylvania and includes Fulton, Bedford and Blair counties. Lancaster County had one case of CWD in a captive-deer facility..,

Montana Big Game Hunting Forecast September 12, 2019 FWP News
... Deer and elk populations experienced moderate winter mortality — especially in last year’s young — in the Bull, Pintler, Highland and north Beaverhead mountain ranges (HDs 319, 321, 334, 340, 341, 350 and 370). Adult elk and deer weren’t significantly impacted, but fawn and calf numbers are down from last year...

Where to go, what to hunt: Eastern Washington's 2019 prospects September 12, 2019 The Spokesman-Review
... in District 1 ...The buck-to-doe ratio is “exactly the same” as it was last year (32 bucks per 100 does) ... The mild start to the 2018-19 winter, followed by heavier snow later, didn’t seem to impact overall deer populations ... there are around 13,000 mule deer in the Washtucna area and 11,000 in the Odessa area... The mule deer population has stayed relatively stable, although it’s still recovering from several harder winters and droughts ...

ADF&G seeks mule deer sighting photos, samples September 12, 2019 Alaska, KTUU.com
...Mule deer, which are not native to Interior Alaska, are being seen more frequently in recent years and the Department of Fish & Game is asking hunters and other in the public to help the department learn more about the animals...

Logging helps wildlife on WMAs  September 12, 2019 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
... A forest of old-age hardwoods is certainly magnificent to behold, but its value as wildlife habitat is limited. The tall, thick canopy of mature oaks shades the ground below. Without sunlight hitting the forest floor, other plants don't grow, which means there is little on the forest floor for deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, bobwhite quail and songbirds to eat...

EHD, Minnesota confirms outbreak of deadly deer disease September 12, 2019 Bismarck Tribune
... Epizootic hemorrhagic disease ... The outbreak in Stearns County is said to have killed up to 20 or more deer...

Input Sought on CWD Response Plan September 12, 2019 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     The Pennsylvania Game Commission today released a draft of its new Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, a document that, when adopted, will guide the agency’s management of CWD, which always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects.  The plan is in draft form and available to view at www.pgc.pa.gov.
     Public comments on the plan will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2020 and will be considered in the adoption of a final plan, to be implemented for the 2020-21 hunting seasons...

Trinidad Ranch to Become Colorado's Newest State Park September 12, 2019 Westword
...  19,000 acres ... It's home to herds of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain lions and black bears." ... Supporters of the park project hope to balance opportunities for recreation with the chance to preserve the area's pristine wilderness...

Additional suspected CWD case reported in Libby area September 11, 2019 Montana, KPAX-TV
... State wildlife officials are reporting that two additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease...

Falling elk populations bring hunting reductions September 11, 2019 Washington, Yakima Herald-Republic
... Low cow numbers and falling survival rates among calves continue to plague Yakima’s elk herd ... researchers don’t know why their survival numbers are historically low... Winter surveys estimated a population of 8,231 elk, slightly fewer than last year’s less reliable surveys during a mild winter at lower elevations and well below the objective of 9,500...

What's up with Christian County CWD deer zone? September 11, 2019 MIssouri, Springfield News-Leader
... No deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Christian County ... "Counties within 10 miles of CWD detections are in the zone this year ... A map of detections can be found here.

... epizootic hemorrhagic disease ...only two cases have been documented in Wisconsin ... the EHD-positive animals reported in Wisconsin were in Crawford and Iowa counties. Both were found dead in August... In 2011, it killed an estimated 90% of white-tailed deer along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River in Montana...

Democrat introduces bills to pump more money into CWD fight September 11, 2019 Wisconsin, Channel 3000
... Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 million for CWD research...

Oregon bans deer/elk urine scent lures September 11, 2019 Hood River News
... The bill, HB 2294, is intended to reduce the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to the state’s deer, elk and moose populations ... keeping with a recommendation from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), urging states to ban cervid based urine products to limit the spread of CWD ...

DNR confirms midge-born virus killed deer in Stearns County September 11, 2019 Minnesota, St. Cloud Times
... The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the first two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD ...
     Minnesota investigating possible deer disease outbreak September 10, 2019 StarTribune
...Minnesota’s mysterious run as a Midwestern state ostensibly free of a deadly deer virus could come to an end this week pending confirmation that a group of wild whitetails in central Minnesota were stricken by epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)...

Shifts in Wyoming migration corridors on the horizon September 10, 2019 Casper Star-Tribune Online
... the Migration Corridor Advisory Group announced Monday it had reached some consensus. In a set of recommendations offered to the governor, the team called for changes in state-led management of migration corridors that stretch like veins across Wyoming. If accepted, the ideas could be enshrined into a new executive order...

Bemidji city limits archery hunt begins Saturday September 10, 2019 Minnesota, Bemidji Pioneer
... To manage the city and airport deer populations at a lower level, Bemidji initiated two archery deer hunts in 2006 -- one on the Bemidji Airport grounds and one in Ward 5 on the east side of Lake Bemidji. A third hunt in Ward 4 on the west side of Lake Bemidji was added in 2018...

...  almost 900 deer have died due to EHD and that there could be even more dead deer hidden among farmers' crops...

Coventry Deer Tests Positive For EEE September 10, 2019 Rhode Island, Patch
... A deer in Coventry has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis ...

...   CWD’s spread takes off exponentially when prevalence hits about 20 percent. ... Wisconsin has been reluctant to reduce deer densities since, and now has herds with prevalence rates over 50 percent ... Wyoming has never reduced deer numbers in infected herds. Like Wisconsin, it has herds with prevalence rates up to 50 percent...

Chronic wasting disease has drastic effects September 9, 2019 Pennsylvania, Sharonherald
... Illinois and Wisconsin are used as the benchmarks in CWD deer management. Both had CWD first discovered in the same year (2002). The following year, both implemented programs that increased hunter harvest and supplemented that harvest with “targeted removals.” ... [in Wisconsin]  Funding was cut and the deer management program was all but disbanded ... As the herd ballooned in numbers, the CWD prevalence level increased dramatically.” ...

These hunters saw a buck behaving strangely, so they called their state wildlife agency. Thankfully, the deer did not have a contagious disease, but QDMA commends the hunters for their quick action. If you see a sick deer, do what they did. Contact your state wildlife agency immediately. Early awareness of disease outbreaks in deer helps biologists respond more effectively. - September 9, 2019 QDMA


... Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois have now confirmed the antlers are from a Schomburgk's deer, despite the species being declared extinct more than half a century earlier... a small population of the deer lived in a remote area in central Laos ...

Wildlife safety improvement project September 9, 2019 Colorado, KKCO
... 9 miles of fencing that was already there was repaired, along with the addition of new fencing.  Eight new deer guards and 45 game ramps were also installed so that deer and other wildlife are less likely to wander to the interstate...

... By combining different frequencies it produces 35 random sound patterns, to prevent animals from getting used to the sound and diminishing the effectiveness of the product... Shika Sonic has been used along the Fujikyuko Line, which previously saw many deer get hit by trains... [to date, these devices have not been shown to be effective] ...

Protecting deer from EHD September 7, 2019


Best Point Reyes plan should find balance September 7, 2019 California, Marin Independent Journal
... plan also calls for improving controls on the park’s tule elk population and resolving conflicts with livestock and ranching operations by culling herds by an estimated 10 to 15 elk per year... They also considered reducing the herds by trapping and relocating some elk or via contraception, but both faces significant obstacles in cost or finding other locations where the elk could be safely released... Comment of this plan by September 23.

Comment sought on proposed new Idaho hunting rules September 7, 2019 Idaho, Post Register
... Limit nonresident participation on general season big game hunts without reducing resident opportunity... Reduce tag buyer congestion for highly competitive general season capped tags... [Comment until September 25]

Aiken City Council ready to discuss culling amendment Monday night September 7, 2019 South Carolina, Aiken Standard
... the topic was seemingly brought to City Council's attention by the Woodside Plantation Property Owners Association, which has complained of repeated damages to property caused by deer in the gated neighborhood... has sparked heated debates on social media, among other public forums...

... The state Wildlife Division wants to limit where some dead deer and elk can be transported.  They’re also looking at where the remains can go after processing...

Wyoming DNR Deer Hunting Forecast September, 2019 WGFD News
... Throughout the Casper Region, mule deer populations have rebounded some over the past four years following long term gradual decline since the 1990s... White-tailed deer numbers have improved in many areas of the Bighorn Basin ... mule deer in the Green River Region ...  Winter losses were very high in the Uinta and Wyoming Range Herd units ...

Commission meets in Gold Beach Sept. 12-13 September 6, 2019 Oregon, ODFW News
... The Commission will adopt 2020 Big Game Regulations. Some major changes are proposed for 2020 as part of efforts to review and improve hunting regulations; these were first announced in late May. Those changes include simplifying the Western Oregon deer bag limit to allow for spike harvest by changing it from “one buck deer having not less than a forked antler” to “one buck with a visible antler.” While the change may result in an increase in buck harvest, there are sufficient bucks in the population to support increased harvest.  ODFW is also proposing a new General Season Antlerless Elk Damage Tag in areas of the state with high elk damage ...

Bait Privilege License Opens Opportunities for Deer Hunters September 6, 2019  Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
... “The baiting privilege, first and foremost, was something that was legislated,” Sykes said. “It was not something the Department pushed or something that we crafted. This came from the Legislature. Their constituents wanted to hunt over bait. So, good, bad or indifferent, we’ve got it. ... Anybody who wishes to hunt over bait must have a bait privilege license,” ..,

Mule deer hunting near Cody expected to be 'not as good' September 6, 2019 Wyoming, Powell Tribune
... herds have undergone severe population declines due to tough winters and poor fawn production and recruitment over the last five years...  Game and Fish began implementing changes to the seasons last year by reducing doe harvest opportunity to maximize the ability of the herd to rebound and implementing four-point antler restrictions to reduce buck harvest..,

... a 3-year-old doe that appeared to be sick. She was found approximately eight miles from the Arkansas border...

... a white-tailed deer that was road-killed near the Lincoln County landfill is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease...

F&G mulls limits to nonresident hunting September 6, 2019 Idaho, Lewiston Morning Tribune
... To compensate for revenue reductions related to future limits on out-of-state hunters, the department has proposed legislation to Idaho Gov. Brad Little that would increase nonresident fees for the first time since 2009...

... Kentucky’s deer herd is stable overall, trending higher in some counties.  According to deer reports posted on the KDFWR website, the statewide herd estimate at the start of the 2017-18 hunting season was 858,876 deer, a number generated from harvest and age structure data..,

EHD Confirmed in Houston County September 5, 2019 Minnesota, KWNO Radio
... The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is confirming epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in two white-tailed farmed deer ...

Trappers, hunters don't like proposed SD restrictions September 5, 2019 South Dakota, KELOLAND.com
... They don’t want restrictions proposed for next year on what potentially could or couldn’t be done in South Dakota with species such as deer and elk killed in areas of South Dakota where chronic wasting disease has been documented...

Deer Browsing Not Stopping Densification of Eastern Forests September 5, 2019 New York Ag Connection
... "The densification greatly threatens the sustainability of many historically important tree species, such as oak, pine and hickory ... the increase in trees has been mainly from less-desirable species, particularly red maple, at the expense of oak, hickory and pine." Red maple's success can be attributed more to its shade tolerance than it being a less-favored species for deer browsing, because its preference as food by deer varies by region. Therefore, the suppression of fire has been a more powerful driver of forest change on a landscape level than has deer browsing, Abrams explained...

... With an estimated 1.8 million deer on the landscape statewide, more and longer
hunting opportunities than ever and an abundance of antlerless
harvest opportunities, this should be a great year...

... In 1913, Pennsylvania's first shipment of 50 Yellowstone elk arrived by train for reintroduction into the state in Clinton and Clearfield counties. An additional 22 elk were bought from a Monroe County farm.  In 1915 the commission bought 95 more from Yellowstone ... Throughout the 1980s, the entire elk herd in Pennsylvania was just 120-150 animals..,

Fire will help butte's wildlife September 4, 2019 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide
...  mule deer and elk  ... stand to benefit from the flames ... “Usually if you have a fire come through, you end up with a bunch of new green vegetation that has a pretty high protein content — higher than the older vegetation,” ...

Concern rising over Chronic Wasting Disease September 4, 2019 Virginia, Fredericksburg.com
... Virginia first detected CWD in 2009, in a deer killed in Frederick County, not far from the West Virginia state line... last year, an adult buck that was killed just south of the town of Culpeper tested positive. This shook up both hunters and wildlife managers since this deer was many miles from the original containment area. In response, DGIF has a second containment area ...

Maryland Deer Archery Season Opens September 6 Sept. 4 DNR News
... the statewide bag limit for white-tailed bucks is two deer (no more than one per weapon season). ... An antler-point restriction remains in effect. Deer hunters may harvest one antlered white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that does not meet the requirement of having at least three points on one antler...

Michigan Peninsula 2019 Deer Forecast September 3, 2019 DNR News
...  Despite some areas that saw record-breaking snow levels, overall the winter of 2018-2019 was considered average for the U.P. ... a mild to average winter for the northern Lower Peninsula, which allowed deer populations to continue to increase across much of the region... in the southern Lower Peninsula, and this past winter was no exception. Deer numbers appear to be similar or higher than last year ..,

Deer browsing is not stopping densification of Eastern forests September 3, 2019 Pennsylvania, Mirage News
... a new study led by a Penn State researcher suggests that while deer browsing has impacted tree regeneration in the understory, it has not had much of an impact on forest canopies – and in fact likely has slowed the forest densification process slightly.  “Forests in the region are becoming increasingly dense, and that is a major ecological problem,” ...

Mule deer, white-tailed deer expand range into Alaska September 3, 2019 KNBA
... New species of deer are moving into parts of Alaska ... White-tailed and mule deer are not native to Alaska ...They’re concerned deer from Canada may bring in wasting disease or ticks...

... This past year ... the detection of CWD in a new part of the state. A deer harvested in unit 3A1 in the northwestern corner tested positive, followed by another positive test from a deer that was found dead near Williston in February. In response to these events, hunting over bait was prohibited for this fall in deer units 3A1, 3A2, 3B1 and 3A3 north of U.S. Highway 2...

Arizona Game and Fish asks for donations for water for wildlife September 2, 2019 AZFamily
... The exceptionally dry and hot summer has major consequences for the wildlife... In the high country, deer, elk and bears use the catchments... "We've hauled over 90,000 gallons in just the last month and about a million gallons since the first of the year," ...

Tribes are leaders in wildlife management September 2, 2019 New Mexico, New Mexico Political Report
... The Southern Ute Tribe has spent the past 20 years identifying corridors between tribal and federal lands to help manage the deer and elk populations. The tribe conducted an extensive study between 2004 and 2010 using GPS radio collars to track mule deer movements, Johnson said. The tribe began a similar study for elk in 2013...

Deer baiting and feeding ban starts in four northwestern Wisconsin counties August 2, 2019 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... The DNR announced the ban Friday afternoon, and it began Sunday.  It is caused by the finding of chronic wasting disease in a bull elk at Smoking Gun Elk, an elk breeding farm northwest of Shell Lake.  State law requires the DNR to enact a ban on feeding and baiting of deer in counties or portions of counties within a 10-mile radius ...

New Castle residents: Keep pressure on to stop deer kill September 2, 2019 New Hampshire, Seacoastonline.com
... We have set up a website that anyone can access with information on how to contact the members of the WBTS board, access to all media to date, links to Facebook posts, and the online petition... The web address is SaveTheNewCastleDeer.com...

Detection of CWD in cervids by RT-QuIC assay of third eyelids 2019 US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
...  We compared CWD detection by RT-QuIC and IHC in third eyelid, retropharyngeal lymph node, and brain in 10 deer in early symptomatic stage of disease. IHC detected PrPCWD deposition in third eyelid lymphoid follicles in 5 of 10 deer (50%) whereas third eyelids of all 10 animals were positive by RT-QuIC. This difference reflected in part a lower requirement for lymphoid follicle presence for seeding activity detection by RT-QuIC. In conclusion, RT-QuIC analysis of the third eyelid, an easily accessed tissue, has potential to advance CWD detection and testing compliance...

Avon Lake residents weigh in on city’s deer population September 2, 2019 Ohio, Cleveland.com
... Of the respondents, 30.8 percent said increasing and 30.8 percent said decreasing. The rest indicated stable or no answer... Over the last month, how many total deer have you seen on your property?  Less than one per day, showing a decrease from the answer of slightly more than one per day in 2016, when a survey was last taken...







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Deer in the News

A "Deer"-ing Rescue On The Ohio River September 13, 2019 Indiana, Eagle Radio 99.3 FM WSCH
... an eight-point buck was swimming in the river... struggling to stay afloat... grabbed the deer by the antlers and held its head above the water beside the boat...

We purchased an Avent Heavy feed milk bottle from Kroger and first of all we used goats milk straight out of the refrigerator at Kroger. The heavy feed bottle is for babies that drink heavy without introducing air to the flow. Then we Googled what we should be doing and found that the Tractor Supply Company had a baby feed that included Colostrum, essential for them to develop. Just like human baby milk, it includes all of the elements they need to grow without mother's milk, not perfect, but does the trick. - September 11, 2019


Mansfield firefighters rescue albino deer September 10, 2019 Ohio, NBC4
... Video shows the albino deer caught in some type of netting, when firefighters slowly approach...  able to free the animal and it runs back into the woods...

Young Deer Rescued From Rope In Menlo Park September 12, 2019 California, Patch.com
... Humane Society staff saw the deer was indeed in peril and tranquilized him to safely remove the rope from his antlers. A blowpipe was used to inject the deer with the sedative...



... The fawns try to follow their mothers that jump over these fences through the four-inch-gaps in the fence line. Fawns are able to squeeze part of the way through the gap, but can’t make it all the way. Their shoulders are narrow enough to make it through but their hips aren’t... roughly 50% of the young deer he rescues from the fences die...

Deer becomes local legend September 6, 2019 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
...anyone who sees it is likely to remember it because it has an arrow in its head.  Since the 2018 archery season, Crosslake residents have been spotting a six point buck with an arrow sticking squarely out of its forehead...

Deer rescued from Huntsville storm drain September 5, 2019 Alabama



... First the deer checked out the couple from behind a fence. Then it climbed over the fence and began pulling individual roses from the bride’s bouquet...

... Yreka Police Lieutenant Chris Betts says officers were able to find the deer, sedate it, and remove the arrow, but unfortunately this isn't an isolated incident...

... Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife ... some fawns are born with blue eyes, they almost always change color to the dark brown usually seen in older deer 🦌 Well, this boy has KEPT his blue eyes!! ...

August 2019–Spotted in the Coosawattee River Resort, Ellijay GA.


...  found a dead fawn hanging from the fence that separates her yard from her neighbors’, she was horrified to learn that it wasn’t the first deer that had been fatally pierced by the fence’s wrought-iron spikes...

Deer found with arrow sticking out of its neck in Leavenworth August 21, 2019 Washington, IFiberOne News
... 
 Crews were able to remove the arrow, which had a field/target point on it. The deer got up and immediately started feeding again ...

... crew doing work in the area had removed a manhole cover, when the buck fell in, dropping about 10 feet below ground ...

... Siberian musk deer are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat fragmentation and illegal hunting. The Columbus Zoo is one of only four AZA-accredited facilities that house Siberian musk deer...

... the fawn did not appear to be injured and wandered off on its own...

  Lovable baby deer gets bright pink cast after being hit by car August 12, 2019 North Carolina, Fox News
...  she was separated from her mother and hit by a car that broke her right back leg below the hip bone ... “She can’t run yet but I do believe in time we will be able to release her," ...

Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of RI seeking donations to help animals August 9, 2019 Rhode Island, Turn to 10
... From white-tailed deer fawn and baby raccoons to small squirrels and tiny opossums that are only a little more than a month old, the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island is caring for many animals in need...

... The animal's mother was recently hit and killed by a vehicle in Safford...

Reward grows to $6,000 for information leading to arrest of poacher in Morrison August 9, 2019 Colorado, 7News and TheDenverChannel.com
... Neighborhood outrage is growing in Morrison after a poaching incident.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife had to put down a doe because someone shot her twice with a bow and arrow...

  Woman spots rare deer in her Johnson City backyard August 9, 2019 Tennessee, WJHL-TV
... the deer has piebaldism ... a genetic anomaly...  in Tennessee ... it’s illegal to kill albino whitetails...

Fifty years of deer August 9, 2019 Arizona, AZDailySun.com
... the Grand Canyon Deer Farm opened in Williams on Aug. 15, 1969 ... While some animals are born at the farm, many are rescues... “The ones that come as rescues, they need you and they really bond to you well,” ... opportunities for visitors to feed the fallow, coues, Japanese sika and mule deer “snacks” ...

... Sgt. Smith ... was able to immobilize her with a tranquilizer dart within 30 yards of their residence and use wire cutters to remove what he believes to be wire from the top of a tomato cage. When the yearling doe revived, she walked off into the woods to rejoin the herd...

'I can't imagine it would be all that nice to live with a swing around your neck' August 5, 2019 Washington, Bellingham Herald
... taking a wait-and-watch approach with a female deer that has been seen wearing a child’s swing around its neck ... 


NM man charged letting his dog kill baby deer in CO July 30, 2019 Colorado, Albuquerque Journal
... A Las Cruces man faces several wildlife crimes charges in southern Colorado after he posted images and video of his dog chasing and killed a fawn ...
     He bragged about his ‘big game’ hunt on Instagram. It was a baby deer he let his dog kill. July 29, 2019 Colorado, Washington Post
... Based on its size and markings, the fawn was no more than a month or two old, not old enough to be foraging on its own. But after the kill, Garcia, 36, skinned the baby deer and displayed the hide and bones for a photo ...

Small herd of adorable deer spotted “chilling” on Hilton Head beach July 25, 2019 South Carolina, Raleigh News & Observer
... she came across something she had never seen before in the 15 years since she moved to Hilton Head —a pack of three deer hanging out in the middle of the beach, enjoying the morning with the rest of the beachgoers...

... threatening to shoot any law enforcement officers if he saw them hunting deer as part of a deer management plan approved by the city of Reedsburg...

... injured in a farm accident. Two broken legs ... Within three weeks of placing the splints, Allen had [the deer] Victor walking again ... But another two weeks and Victor was able to join Allen’s other 11 deer in rehabilitation in her outdoor enclosure...