Deer Management News This Week

Ohio deer firearm season totals drop December 6, 2016 Toledo Blade
... we’re just not seeing the deer numbers that we have in the past ... The decrease in the harvest was not a surprise, because the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ management practices in recent years have been focused on a gradual reduction in the overall herd size ...

Forest slaughterhouse December 6, 2016 Washington, Castanet
... A disturbing video sent to Castanet shows what appears to be the slaughter of dozens of deer and moose in an Okanagan forest...

Warning, raw video: A large number of deer and moose carcasses found several kms up oyama lake road.


... checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4 ... Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer ...
     Local deer numbers are down December 5, 2016 Ohio, Morrow County Sentinel
... Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season ... In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season ...

Good mule deer harvest sign of Region 6 population recovering December 5, 2016 Montana, Billings Gazette
...Mule deer harvest of 507 for the year was up 49 percent from last year, and 7 percent above the long-term average. The total mule deer harvest numbers were the highest since 2010 ...

Wisconsin Deer Herd: Wasting Away? December 5, 2016 Public News Service
... While there is no evidence that CWD has spread to humans, Durkin says the infection rate in the state's deer herd has gone up every year for the past decade, and more should be done to encourage hunters to have the deer they harvest tested for the disease...

Few highlights from this deer camp December 4, 2016 Wisconsin, Starjournalnow
... The number of licenses sold in 2016 was 598,867 [gun]. In 2015 there were 612,377 licenses sold. This is the first time since 1976 the number has dropped below 600,000... see Wisconsin deer harvest summary ...

Record pace for mule deer buck harvest December 4, 2016 Nebraska, kwbe
... mule deer harvest is higher and whitetail harvest is lower this year compared to 2015... Whitetail buck harvest (25,300) is down 6 percent from last year ... 

Changing the manner in which we hunt whitetails December 4, 2016 Pennsylvania, The Courier-Express
... researchers from Penn State ... he study reveals that bucks and does reduce their home range to about 100 acres during daytime hours of rifle season. That compares to a 3 square mile range during the rut...

How Northeast Mississippi farmers, scientists are adapting to rising temperatures December 4, 2016 Mississippi, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
... Envision a lactating white-tailed doe with fawns that has to feed herself and her young. She needs more energy, but the steady high temperatures zap her.  The animals, Barton said, count on a cool nighttime to reset...

...  will be flying at low levels throughout the state's southeast region in order to get a bearing on how deer and elk populations are progressing compared to the agency's desired population models...

... Because many experts fear the disease’s arrival on the feedgrounds could cripple western Wyoming’s elk herds, the National Elk Refuge is hosting a forum explaining the illness... Chronic wasting disease, often simply referred to as CWD, attacks the brains of elk, deer and moose...

Eden Prairie, USDA to manage Eden Prairie deer population in coming months December 3, 2016 Minnesota, The Sun Current
..... two-man teams, deployed as necessary in areas where they can hunt the deer ...  20 years since the program was adopted ...

... Last year, a combination of drought and a major ice storm during the deer gun season produced one of the lowest harvests in recent years ... 88,467 deer ... Oklahoma's deer population is still depressed from the drought, especially in western Oklahoma ...

Drought impacts deer population, behavior December 3, 2016 Alabama, Daily Mountain Eagle
...  no biologists on the staff Brock works with has seen a drought like this since they’ve been at the department. Due to a lack of comparable data and weather conditions from previous years, they’re currently unsure how a continuing drought will affect deer activity and behavior in the long-term...

... To deter the deer without harming them, she sprays her plants with a natural repellent she bought at Home Depot. She hasn’t had any problems since ... “The deer are beautiful. They’re part of the life I love here,” ... Troy Eckberg, the director of golf at River’s Edge Golf Course ... said they don’t have any damage issues caused by the 15 or so deer that regularly roam and bed down on their 18-hole course...

Conservation and Agriculture Working Together December 2, 2016 Idaho, Teton Valley News
... Teton Regional Land Trust and two eastern Idaho ranchers recently closed on conservation easements to protect their ranches for future generations...   Wildlife that use this property include ... big game including moose and white-tailed deer...

Now, more Key deer being killed by cars December 2, 2016 Florida, FlKeysNews.com
... Reproductive organs have been collected from 23 deceased Key deer should the need arise to preserve the species.  The reproductive organs are sent to the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation’s White Oak Center, north of Jacksonville, to preserve testicles and ovaries if needed later...

Hordes of deer hunters expected to hit the timber this weekend December 2, 2016, Iowa, Quad City Times
... The Iowa Department of Natural Resources expects 75,000 hunters ... As of Friday morning, 65 percent of the state's licenses had been sold...

CH Newbolt, PK Acker, TJ Neuman, SI Hoffman… - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2016
... Our most supported model indicated that annual body size and antler size of the individual were positively associated with annual male breeding success... Management practices that encourage balanced adult sex ratios and older male age structures (e.g., Quality Deer Management) may promote a highly competitive environment where sexually selected traits are of increased importance to male breeding success. However, the ability of managers to alter herd genetics in a positive or negative direction through selective harvest is limited in white-tailed deer because of the high proportion of reproducing males...

Md. deer harvest jumps over last year December 2, 2016 Maryland, Herald-Mail Media
... 13,488 deer on Saturday and Sunday — a 24 percent increase over last year's estimate of 10,859.  DNR officials said the nice weather likely contributed to the high number ...

Lack of rain affecting deer food plots December 2, 2016 Alabama, Tuscaloosa News
... West Alabama hunters have been criticized for being too dependent on food plots. But until this week, there haven’t been any green fields for deer to graze in... It’s so dry that the volunteer rye grass that everybody has didn’t come up...

... the Whitewater Creek Country Club subdivision recently told residents it plans to cull part of the whitetail deer population ... The HOA’s decision to unilaterally cull the herd has angered the residents who say the plan undermines the reason many people moved to the community...

Bull elk shot in Clinton County after being spotted locally December 2, 2016 Michigan, The Morning Sun
...  It’s not very common for elk to have tuberculosis but we have had it in the past,” Stewart said. “The combination of factors between an elk from Northern Michigan coming down into where we have our Chronic Wasting Disease management zone ultimately led us to the decision we need to euthanize this animal to make sure it wasn’t spreading either of those diseases ...

... Fred Bryant ... at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, said he expects legislation to be brought up in the next session that would attempt to privatize certain fish and wildlife populations ... With the stroke of a pen you can convert deer, oysters, red snapper to private ownership ...

Moose in Minnesota: Speculation on decline December 2, 2016 Hometown Focus
... “In 2006, an estimated 8,800- moose still roamed across Lake, Cook, and St. Louis counties... the latest estimate places the region’s moose population at 3,450 animals.” ... in the early 1990s ... region’s once stable population of about 4,000 moose continued to dwindle ... Disappearing habitat, deer encroachment on habitat, increased parasites, sustained warmer weather, and predators ...

... Preliminary registration figures from the 2016 nine-day Wisconsin gun deer hunt indicate hunters registered more than 196,700 deer, down slightly from the 198,000 registered in 2015. However, the buck harvest of more than 97,800 was an increase of 5.7 percent compared to 2015.  The largest change in buck harvest occurred in the Northern Forest Zone, up 30 percent from 2015 ...

Deer disease in southeast Minnesota appears to be contained, DNR says December 1, 2016 Minnesota, TwinCities Pioneer Press
... Only two of the 2,866 deer tested returned positive results. Both were harvested about 1 mile apart west of Lanesboro... 

A 14-Foot Burmese Python Had Three Deer in Its Gut December 1, 2016 Florida, Seeker
... "We don't even know how many of them are out there [in the Everglades]."  Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, but for reasons still shrouded in mystery, they became established in the Everglades during the 1990s...  they've been wreaking havoc on the Everglades ecosystem ...

Deer management is a balancing act December 1, 2016 Ohio, Farm and Dairy
... In recent years, biologists have been using farmer and hunter surveys to help set goals for managing the herd  ... One thing is very clear. The huge number of deer that roamed the Ohio landscape a few years back will never be back. That’s a management fact ... 

Chronic wasting disease returns December 1, 2016 Minnesota, Agri News
... In 2010, when a hunter-killed doe near Pine Island tested positive for CWD... Until now, that doe was the only wild deer ever to test positive for CWD in Minnesota... Southeastern Minnesota is surrounded by states dealing with CWD — which is why the DNR was looking for it... 

Hunting for a way to curb illegal deer kills in Lancaster County December 1, 2016 Pennsylvania, Lancaster Online
... hunters reported 21 total mistaken deer kills — an “unprecedented” number ... In 2002, the Pennsylvania Game Commission changed its antler restrictions to minimize the number of young bucks being harvested. Bucks now have to have at least three points on one side of its twin set of antlers... pay a $25 “restitution fee.” ...

Deer Hunt 2016: Eagles suffer from lead poisoning November 30, 2016 Wisconsin, Fox11
... The birds can be poisoned by eating lead bullet fragments left behind in carcasses... We've had six Bald Eagles come in since the beginning of gun season ... It was a gut pile, because we have the large part of the slug ...

Illegal deer carcass import cases mounting November 30, 2016 MIssissippi CT Post
... A new regulation adopted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks bans the importation of certain deer parts into Mississippi from areas with chronic wasting disease ...

Robotic Deer Decoy Nabs Man Shooting From Truck November 30, 2016 Vermont, NECN
... The department occasionally uses deer decoys with animated heads to catch people firing from public roads, which is illegal in Vermont...

Blue Hills, Deer hunt opens at Blue Hills Reservation November 30, 2016 Massachusetts, The Patriot Ledger
... Friends of the Blue Hills Deer lead organizer Cynthia Haigh said she believes that the hunt was organized by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to promote hunting for the department’s own benefit... Haigh said that the department dismissed other, non-lethal alternatives despite those alternatives being less expensive...

Coyotes are 'here to stay' in North Dakota November 29, 2016 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald
... "Coyotes and fox don't get along any more than wolves and coyotes. They're very territorial and almost wiped the fox out... deer ... are feeling the impact of declines in CRP habitat that sheltered fawns from coyotes and other predators...

... data show hunters killed 196,785 deer statewide during the season, down from 198,057 last year. The DNR also reported that it has sold 598,867 gun deer licenses through the end of the nine-day season on Sunday. That's down about 13,510 ...
... the DNR reported an increase of nearly 6 percent in buck kills from last year, with 97,892 bucks killed... Hunters took just more than 350,000 deer in 2007 ...
     Fond du Lac County sees drop in deer harvest November 29, 2016, Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Reporter
... Fond du Lac County hunters bagged 3,780 deer this season, down by more than 800 animals from last year's harvest.  ... The 2016 deer kill was down despite a statewide herd that was likely larger this year ...  The agency sold 598,867 gun licenses, a 40-year low and the first time the number has dipped below 600,000 since 1976...

Ohio's Deer-Gun Season Opens with more than 18,000 Deer Harvested November 29, 2016 Ohio Department of Natural Resources
... Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season...

Timbering in state forests vital to wildlife and economy November 29, 2016 Ohio, Cincinnati.com
... The Ruffed Grouse Society ... strongly supports timber harvesting in Ohio’s publicly owned forests...  the creation of new growth, early successional forests or young brushy woods... supports populations of deer and wild turkey ...

... “When one area has noticeably less deer than it did in years past, I put some of the blame on the predators,” Vetell said. “I’m seeing a lot of coyotes ... Plus, we’re always pushing out into the country, building houses in what used to be habitat. It makes sense we would see less deer.” ...

Social and Environmental Influences on Female White-Tailed Deer Dispersal Behavior, Illinois, CM Nixon, PC Mankin - Great Plains Research, 2016
... Dispersal behavior is primarily a male-biased behavior in white-tailed deer ... Dispersal probability was high for females born to subordinate mothers (25 of 26) and for fawns paired with a sibling that also dispersed (25 of 31). Females that dispersed came from populations with similar densities as those of females that remained sedentary...

Firearm Deer Hunting Season Begins In Pennsylvania November 29, 2016 CBS PittsburghHunting 
... Last Week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that expands the list of firearms permitted for hunting in Pennsylvania to include semi-automatic rifles and handguns.  The new law takes effect next year ...

Utah game management model affects Idaho politics November 28, 2016 Idaho, Twin Falls Times-News
... "We understand the North American model where wildlife belongs to the people, but we're also seeing dramatic reductions in game populations in the western United States under that model,"  ... The solution, he argued, is to put a higher price tag on big game. [Don Peay, a Utah hunting guide] ...

Buck harvest is up across region November 28, 2016 Wisconsin, apg-wi.com
... although the statewide deer total statewide is down slightly statewide, it is up dramatically in northwestern Wisconsin...  the deer numbers that hunters are reporting are nowhere near the totals that were commonplace during the heyday of the hunt in the early 2000s but represent a substantial improvement over the relative dearth reported in the last few years...

Gun-Deer Season Numbers Are In November 28, 2016 Wisconsin, WTAQ
... hunters bagged just over 140-thousand deer this year.  That's down by about four-thousand deer from last year... The state says it sold fewer hunting permits this year...

Deer hunters wait for news on CWD November 28, 2016 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
... Minnesota DNR ... expect the response will be similar to one implemented six years ago in Pine Island, when a doe was found infected with CWD. In that case, the DNR created a 300-square-mile CWD zone, and hunters and professional sharpshooters culled the herd, killing and testing about 5,000 deer during a three-year period. None tested positive for the disease...

CWD does not deter deer hunters in the Ozarks November 28, 2016 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... the commission's wildlife management division set up 10 stations in the 10 counties that comprise the CWD management zone... Hunters brought in only 535 whitetailed deer and two elk for sampling, despite record deer kills in all 10 counties... he latest sad news concerning CWD is the confirmation of the disease last week in Yell County...

Thousands gear up for deer season November 28, 2016 Pennsylvania, Standard Speaker
... Hunters  ... average age rose to 42 in 2001 compared with 35 two decades earlier.  The number of license-buyers last year was down about 350,000 from the peak 35 years ago... Archery licenses sales climbed to 340,474 last year from 269,752 a decade earlier...

... Deer populations are being tracked as stable or increasing in each of the state’s 23 wildlife management units, said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section...  the agency estimates hunter turnout to be around 550,000...  the agency’s estimate of 750,000 deer hunters was high over the last few years ...

Chronic Wasting Disease in Minnesota Deer Prompts Mass Hunt November 27, 2016 Utah People’s Post
... two deer are the only ones to have tested positive from a total of 2,943 samples ... To prevent the disease from spreading even further in any other regions of the state or even to other states, officials are planning to kill as many deer as possible...

Deer baiting in crosshairs as wasting disease remedy November 27, 2016 Michigan, The Detroit News
... The discovery this summer of another Michigan deer infected with chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder, has some state and wildlife experts concerned the widespread use of bait will bring too many deer into close quarters and accelerate the spread of the disease...

A 3-legged deer but fewer stories are shared November 27, 2016 Wisconsin, Madison
... This year saw the elimination of back tags and the approval to let hunters don blaze pink clothing.  But while the new registration system has brought convenience, it has reduced the number of deer being tested for chronic wasting disease... “We’ve lost thousands of dollars in food and liquor sales,” ...

Fish & Game's new pup should be a natural at tracking down poachers November 26, 2016 New Hampshire, NewHampshire.com
... Training a Fish and Game dog is a year-long, full-time endeavor, Benvenuti said. Cora comes to work with him every day; he trains with her on tracking and finding game and evidence...

Chronic wasting disease likened to 'wildfire' November 26, 2016 Idaho, The Spokesman-Review
...  no CWD has been is known to persist in wild deer in Idaho or Washington...  a relatively rare genotype in deer and elk is more resistant to CWD, but still susceptible to the disease... However, three areas just outside of Yellowstone National Park have produced CWD-infected deer ...

Outdoor enthusiasts divided over Sunday hunting debate November 26, 2016 Pennsylvania, Citizen's Voice
... Providing an additional day for hunting would provide a means to recruit new hunters ... “I would argue it’s the one day out of the week that people who don’t hunt can enjoy the woods, enjoy nature, without being afraid of being shot or hearing gunfire,” ...

Greenwich bow hunters kill 44 deer in first six weeks of season November 26, 2016 Connecticut, Thehour.com
... or the first six weeks of bow season, 2,464 deer were killed, compared with 2,179 in 2015 and 2,296 in 2014... [related to poor acorn crop which forces deer to move around more] ... We’ve also had relatively mild winters, which probably allowed the does to come in to better reproductive capabilities ...

Staten Island, Big bucks no object for de Blasio's $3.3M deer vasectomy plan November 26, 2016 New York, Staten Island Advance
... For the plan to work, at least 90 percent of male deer on Staten Island have to get vasectomies.  Experts say about 40 percent of any deer population is male. So with 468 vasectomies already performed, that puts at least 700 in the herd... The city is paying White Buffalo $2 million this fiscal year for the effort...

Deer fence along I-80 is working November 25, 2016 Nebraska, KMTV
... an electrified 8-foot fence was completed on a 4-mile stretch along I-80 ... According to NDOR ever since the deer fence was completed, deer-related incidents involving vehicles declined 80-percent. In 2015, zero related incidents were recorded...


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AGFC finds 28 new cases of CWD in north Arkansas November 25, 2016 Arkansas, Baxter Bulletin-Nov 25, 2016
... Twenty-eight new cases of CWD have been identified from voluntary sampling stations run by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission during opening weekend of modern gun season, Nov. 12-13...

Chronic Wasting in Kansas November 25, 2016  Chronicle-Tribune
... The first Kansas CWD deer was detected in 2005, in the northwestern part of the state.  Kansas has had 136 deer or elk test positive for CWD. Rawlins and Sheridan counties, in northwest Kansas, have held 80 percent of the cases ...  CWD was first identified in captive mule deer along the Colorado-Wyoming border in 1967. The disease began after the deer were exposed to scrapie, a disease that’s fatal to sheep and goats...

Hunter success below average going into final weekend November 25, 2016 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
...  so far hunters in southwestern Montana have been having a tough year as weather conditions allow the state’s marquee big game animals to stay in the high country for longer...

A Long-Gone Parasite Returns to Florida, Leaving a Trail of Dead Deer November 25, 2016 New York Times
... deer stumbling around in confusion, howling in pain, found with their heads hideously disfigured — as if eaten alive... reappearance of a parasite known as the New World screwworm fly ... this is just the latest example of our failure to adequately protect people, agriculture and the environment from consequences of a shrinking world ...

... In 1971, 74,709 hunters bought deer permits and harvested 3,831 deer... Liberal hunting regulations allowed a half million hunters to set a record in 2010-11 with a harvest of 239,475 deer... 

Hunters killed how many Missouri deer last week? November 23, 2016 The Springfield News-Leade
... Hunters killed 185,066 deer during Missouri's 11-day fall firearms season, slightly lower than last year ...

New study places Key deer herd at 875 November 23, 2016 Florida, KeysNews.com
... roughly 875 following an outbreak of the flesh-eating New World screwworm ... the Key deer population has been increasing by roughly 3.5 percent annually since data was first collected on the herd in the early 1970s... that that percent will drop for 2016 due to deaths related to the outbreak...




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Greer Fire District rescues baby deer trapped on ice December 5, 2016 Arizona, AZFamily
... The ice was so slick that the young deer could not move ...  took an inflatable out to where the fawn was stuck, scooped it up and brought it back to shore...

This afternoon the Greer Fire District rescued a mule deer fawn at River Reservoir. The ice was so slick that the young deer could not move.


After its mother died, this deer found a new family in an unlikely place. -


Deer Raised by Family Forced to Return to Wild December 4, 2016 Colorado, WesternSlopeNow
... found Miss Buck when she was just a fawn, injured by some barbed wire ... CPW has plans to relocate Miss Buck into natural deer habitat, but the Woodhams family is afraid she won't survive in the wild...

Manhattan, There's a one-antlered deer roaming around Manhattan December 2, 2016 New York, New York Post
... may have dashed over Hell Gate Bridge from The Bronx to Randall’s Island before swimming across a stretch of the East River. ... spotted in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem ... 

...  the tame deer showed up on the parking lot and walked around, even letting customers pet him...

... Laura says her two younger children were playing in the yard when they came inside and told her they found a reindeer...  it seems Reindeer was quite the gentleman, allowing the kids to pet him ...

Watch Incredible footage of wild #youngbuck #whitetail hanging out with the family. Walks right up and touches my hand! Let's the kids pet him! We named him #Reindeer #deer #buck Really hope he makes it through #huntingseason #hunting #Bambi #wildlife


Colorado man finds deer with fangs while hunting in Nebraska November 30, 2016 9News
... a mule deer ... fangs! ... It's rare ... he big fang teeth are more common in bull elk...

"I was fortunate enough to find this little button buck stuck in a fence with his back leg entangled. Luckily, his leg had not suffered too much damage, and I was able to free him before any more damage could happen."


Wisconsin hunter meets unusually friendly fawn wearing an orange scarf November 30, 2016 UPI.com
... "This deer lives in the wild but is friendly toward humans and someone was smart enough to put the orange scarf around his neck to try to protect him," ...

Responding to injured animals November 29, 2016 Oregon, The Bulletin
... those hit by vehicles ... “We give ’em a chance,” ... If the deer is up and moving and able to eat or drink, officials leave it alone and may try to monitor how it’s doing. A deer with a broken bone can live and heal, for instance.  “They survive and they have fawns and they carry on ...

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Garland County, Neighbors Say Nearly A Dozen Deer Shot, Killed And Left In Garland County November 28, 2016 Arkansas, KARK-10 hours ago
... Those deer are a welcome sight in their neighborhood ...  the deer have been shot senselessly and just left to rot ... "Everyone is a female. It's like they're trying to wipe out the population ...

My brother's cat Onça liked to go and socialize with deer when they wandered through the yard. Apparently that's a tasty cat.



Rare deer fawn born at National Zoo facility November 28, 2016 Washington Post
... a third endangered Eld’s deer fawn was born ... the Eld’s deer population has dropped by more than 50 percent in the last 15 years ...

Deer season is tough on does, bucks November 28, 2016 Missouri, Columbia Daily Tribune
... The “Old Plank Doe,” as we called her, came to be an iconic figure in my neighborhood... We considered starting a Facebook page for her... she suddenly appeared one morning in the middle of the street, having been dragged there ... she could do to escape the wrath of 800 cars per day ...

... If you've ever watched a TV show with so-called hunters sitting in an elevated and heated shack overlooking a food plot that was created to attract deer, you've been cheated and pre-programmed to think that is a "deer hunt!"... That is a deer shoot! ...

Prized buck turns out to be 8-point doe in Wisconsin November 23, 2016 WSPA.com
... “In deer those females that might have a higher testosterone level it’s expressed with antler growth ... One out of 100,000,” ...

Check out this Pennsylvania white deer
November 21, 2016 
Lancaster Online
... a white doe that he has been seeing regularly ... in Columbia County for the past six years...

... Beav was shot nine times and his body was found just feet from the family's fence ... "Beav was probably standing there watching them, thinking they were going to give him a snack or talk to him," ...

Movements, subtle or blatant, can signal a deer’s intentions November 20, 2016 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... When a deer stops dead solid, it’s trying to not be marked ... It knows something’s going on but doesn’t know what... When a deer stomps, it’s a challenge. It’s frustrated that it knows you’re there but doesn’t know what you are ...

He marks a tree branch with the gland in his mouth, then scrapes the ground with his hoof. - November 19, 2016


Elk tranquilized, relocated in mountains November 18, 2016 South Carolina, Greenville News
... The displaced elk [probably from North Carolina] that has been seen wandering around Pickens County was tranquilized and moved to a remote area of the South Carolina mountains ... the first elk confirmed seen in South Carolina since the 1700’s ...

Deer vocalization from being shot November 18, 2016 Alabama, Aldeer
... I shot a doe in the spine and she let out the most horrible, loud, screeching sound. I have never heard any animal make such a loud and awful sound. She did it for several seconds and I was able to make a second second shot right through the heart. Another guy I was hunting with about a 1/4 mile away heard it and had no clue what is was ...

Six-point buck head butts owner of Minnesota deer hide business November 17, 2016 Duluth News Tribune
... A six-point buck head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing out of the door in which he arrived on Wednesday... where workers are in the process of handling thousands of deer hides harvested in the last two weeks...

Potential world record deer antlers could be worth $100,000 November 15, 2016 Tennessee, The Tennessean
... The rack itself could be worth more than $100,000, said Jared Steele, owner of Great Basin Antler Buyers in Utah ...

Kids win inspiration award for deer-car crash solution November 15, 2016 Michigan, Hometownlife.com
... The sensors, stationed along the road, would detect if a car was approaching and if a deer was near or in the street. It would relay the information to another sensor near the deer. The device would send out a strobe light and random sounds to scare the animal away...

The deer stay, but driving through will go November 15, 2016 Iowa, Fort Dodge Messenger
... Future visitors to Oleson Park will be able to watch deer in a new enclosure ... The cost of the new deer enclosure is estimated at from $331,125 to $397,350 ... for eight deer ...

Snapchat pic of dead deer and the N-word has attention of Maple Grove police November 14, 2016 Minnesota, m.startribune.com
... The picture shows a smiling girl in a Rogers High School sweatshirt standing between two deer hanging by their necks. Superimposed at the bottom of the photo are the words: "Only if these where N------," ...

What Are Antlers Worth? November 14, 2016 Ohio, Outdoor Life Magazine
...Ohio sets the minimum replacement value of an antlerless deer at $500. At that valuation, the state’s whitetail herd, which is estimated at 750,000 head, would be worth more than $400 million. Adjusting for the value of bucks, the actual figure is in the billions, making wildlife one of Ohio’s most valuable resources, at least on paper...

Fairmont, Three more deer found dead in Fairmont November 10, 2016 West Virginia, Times West Virginian
... Since August, 10 deer have been found shot to death in different areas in Fairmont ... found a male yearling without antlers shot one time in the side. It was struggling to stay alive ...