Deer Management News This Week

State acquires nearly 18,000 acres in south Delta July 21, 2018 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
... With its rich soil, the Delta is known for producing trophy deer and lots of them ... The land, which is currently named Steele Bayou Wildlife Management Area, is located in Issaquena and Warren counties ...

Wildlife managers rely on EV public to stop poaching July 20, 2018 Arizona, San Tan Sun News
...  Experts estimate that fewer than 5 percent of poachers in the U.S. are caught, the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust reports.  In 2017, Arizona Game & Fish issued 76 citations for the illegal taking of big game, fishing violations and the unlawful killing of raptors. It collected $74,500 in fines...

... USDA declined an on-camera interview, but said in a statement, the population of ticks in the area have expanded in recent years, which resulted in them putting 90 deer and 3 nilgai down in June...

U.S. Department of Agriculture Puts Down 25% of Port Mansfield Deer for Tick Control July 20, 2018 Texas


...  relatively more accidents during the full moon than other lunar phases and that most of the accidents occur during the brightest time,” Tom Langen said. “We believe that is because the deer are moving more.” ...

Blanco to tackle chronic wasting disease July 20, 2018 Idaho, Lewiston Morning Tribune
... would ban the importation of brains and spinal columns from hunter-killed deer, elk and other animals from states that are known to have wildlife populations infected with the disease known commonly as CWD...  would ban products that use natural deer and elk urine ...

If Missouri's elk herd continues to grow, limited hunt might happen in 2020 July 19, 2018 Missouri, Springfield News-Leader
... Elk were reintroduced to southeast Missouri in 2011, and there are about 170 adult elk living in the Peck Ranch Conservation Area now ... There needs to be a ratio of 25 bull elk for every 100 females to ensure herd growth..,

Death toll rising July 19, 2018 Colorado, Boulder Weekly
... Despite significant opposition, USDA Wildlife Services has continued with its assistance of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Piceance Basin predator control plan for the second of three years ... Critics allege it is a scientifically unsound and illegal attempt to boost mule deer fawn survival rates and, therefore, mule deer populations...

... After weeks of robust discussion and a parliamentary hold on the legislation, lawmakers are now moving forward with an effort to hopefully enhance the health of the deer population in Illinois by providing supplemental nutrition... allows the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute to conduct a five year study on the health effects of supplemental deer feeding...

Dr. Berry speaks at Ferriday Rotary about deer disease July 18, 2018 Louisiana, The Franklin Sun
...deer that were killed were buried six feet where they were found.  “We didn’t want the chance of any of the samples spilling out on any other land,” he said... 67 deer were collected from Tensas Parish, 87 from East Carroll and 146 from Madison... not detected in any of the parishes...

Game & Fish and Federal Partners Burn for Wildlife July 18, 2018 Wyoming, Wyo4News
... This is the third aspen unit burned as part of a string of Wyoming Range mule deer treatments initiated in 2014... 

Protecting Missouri's deer herd July 18, 2018 Daily Journal Online 
... within the CWD management zone ... feeding deer is restricted in an effort to reduce the spread of CWD," Lewis said. "We have reviewed research that shows feeding deer can and does increase the likelihood for CWD to spread in the deer herd."...

Wildfires initially tough on wildlife, but some can benefit long-term July 17, 2018 Colorado, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
... "Fawns and calves disproportionately get caught for deer and elk," ... "The longer-term effects are variable by species, but in the long run, at least for big-game species, they tend to benefit more from fire than they are harmed by it," ...

Ross, Game warden to talk deer management in wake of Ross feeding ban proposal July 17, 2018 Pennsylvania, TribLIVE.com
... municipality’s proposal to outlaw feeding deer... The first failed attempt to impose a ban occurred about a decade a go. The measure was revived in 2011 but was defeated by a one-vote margin ... It’s headed toward being a statewide ban ...

... extreme variations in antler shape, along with abnormal protrusions that appear in every direction," ... Elk and deer with these abnormalities in their headgear are said to have 'nontypical' antlers."  The most common cause is tied to a damaged pedicle or base where the antlers grow...

A review of urban wildlife management from the animal personality perspective: The case of urban deer  T Honda, H Iijima, J Tsuboi, K Uchida - Science of The Total Environment, 2018
... Studies have shown how the personalities of wildlife contribute to their adaptation to urban habitats. In order to prevent human-urban wildlife conflicts, recognizing the personalities of wildlife and selective culling of bold individuals should be conducted for deliberate selection for shyness when developing wildlife management plans...

MDWFP stops actively testing for CWD July 17, 2018 Mississippi, Picayune Item
... between October 1, 2017 and the end of June, 2018, more than 1,500 white-tailed deer were brought in for testing. The only deer that tested positive for the disease was collected on January 25 in Issaquena County ...

... After hearing contentious comments from residents largely concerned about finding blood and injured deer on their property, the Borough Council tabled a resolution on Monday night to enter into an agreement with the United Bow Hunters of New Jersey to shoot and kill deer on private property....

The War Over Explaining Chronic Wasting Disease July 16, 2018 Deer and Deer Hunting
... the most popular explanation: the prion theory. In 1982, Dr. Stanley Prusiner discovered the prion, a misfolded protein ... Dr. Frank Bastian, a pathologist at Louisiana State University... argues that a unique super-bacteria known as spiroplasma causes TSEs like CWD. In 2007, Bastian injected strains of spiroplasma into laboratory deer, sheep and goats... One deer contracted CWD in 3.5 months, and all deer tested CWD positive in just 5.5 months...


Deer hunting proposal may help retain hunters at a critical time July 15, 2018 South Dakota, Capital Journal 
... In 2017 ... across all six seasons there were 35,522 licenses available including special buck licenses. There were 52,633 individuals who applied for those licenses that year... Under the proposed system the statewide success rate for the first draw, as predicted by mock drawings held during the focus groups, would rise from 46 percent to 68 percent... [see video below]

Victoria County trapper program helps deer population July 15, 2018 Texas, Victoria Advocate
... From October to the end of May, the trapper program captured 151 coyotes and 207 feral hogs ... “From a visual perspective, at the Gordon Ranch, we’re not seeing or hearing coyotes, and we’re seeing a lot of fawns survive,” ... the fawn population looks good this year...

... 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...






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Why Seeing Deer is Just as Enjoyable as Hunting Them July 20, 2018 Wyoming, Wide Open Spaces
... Sometimes I enjoy seeing deer as much as hunting them. Sometimes I like just seeing deer even more ... During my short time living in Wyoming, it became something of an obsession for me to capture photos of urban deer in the area. In fact, I had one of my most memorable whitetail encounters ...

Backyard adopted by deer for nursery July 19, 2018 Washington, The Spokesman-Review 
... There was a tiny fawn curled up in the grass where mama deer had left it while she went off foraging. I may be a city girl, but I know enough to leave a baby deer alone, recognizing that mama is off feeding...

 
 Three fawns rescued from bottom of a well in Seward July 18, 2018 Nebraska, Omaha
... deer’s cries of distress ... Three fawns, thought to be only about a week old, had fallen into an old well that sits on the property of a neighbor...  neighbor, who lay on his belly and scooped them out ...

Mother Deer Nursing Her Fawn In Our Field On The Homestead - July 18, 2018


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 ...

... 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...