Deer Management News This Week
... Perry wrote Senate Bill 720, which lawmakers passed during this year's legislative session, to help the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department curb chronic wasting disease ... The state had 4.3 million white-tailed deer last year, and the department estimated there would be the same amount this year...

Deer season shows improvement November 24, 2017 Michigan, Escanaba Daily Press
... The devastating winters of 2013-14 and 2014-15 took a toll on the vast Upper Peninsula (UP) whitetail deer population. One area of the deep snowfall zone saw 80% doe mortality and 100% fawn mortality in the Keweenaw to Gogebic range... Upper Peninsula has experienced two relatively mild winters the last two years ..,

Non-native deer discovered dead near Nogales November 23, 2017 Arizona, Nogales International
... fallow deer ... native to Eurasia... AZGFD hadn’t seen a fallow deer in southeast Arizona for at least the past nine years ...

Deer population, hunter interest booming ahead of 2017 rifle season November 23, 2017 Pennsylvania, Sunbury Daily Item
... the deer population is up all over the state and a lot of that can be attributed to a large number of acorns and the mild temperature last year ... this year has been one of the best in memory for red-oak acorn production statewide... said game commission executive director Bryan Burhans..,

Decline in logging reduces deer population November 23, 2017 Vermont, vtdigger.org
... there are areas that are “not reaching deer capacity,” including parts of the Northeast Kingdom, where he said a decline in logging had reduced the deer population. Scott agreed, noting that only 2 or 3 percent of Vermont could be classified as “young forest,” where growth provides deer with “a real dinner table.” ...

Delaware deer harvest may set another record November 22, 2017 Delaware State News
... according to DNREC: “Preliminary 2017/18 November shotgun harvest estimates indicate a slight increase from the 2016/17 November shotgun season. Delaware hunters harvested over 6,600 deer during the 2017/18 November shotgun season. The total deer harvest for 2017/18 is on track to meet or exceed the record breaking harvest of 14,793 deer in 2016/17. Doe harvest statewide has recently been exceeding 50 percent and in the last 5 years or so has averaged somewhere around 53-54 percent for the entire hunting season.”...

WBAY
...  the DNR sold 582,281 licenses authorizing hunting with a firearm during the nine-day season ... down slightly from 587,440 sold ,,, in 2016...

... Hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2016...

Chronic wasting disease detected in a deer on a southeastern Minnesota farm November 22, 2017 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in a three-year-old whitetail buck during routine testing of the farm in Winona County, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, which confirmed the results with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Deer kill down about 12 percent from 2016 November 21, 2017 Wisconsin, Leader-Telegram
...  for the first weekend of the nine-day gun deer hunting season ... most counties in western Wisconsin saw a dip ... the northeast portion of the state had strong numbers reported ...

Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year November 21, 2017 Duluth News Tribune
... hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season ...  53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016...

Man fined thousands for poaching in Oscoda County November 21, 2017 Michigan, UpNorthLive.com
... He was fined $14,220, sentenced to 45 days in jail or community service and had his hunting license privileges revoked for five years. $12,000 of the fine is restitution to the state for the deer that were taken ...
... The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has filed an emergency rule that adds Montana to the list of states and provinces with restrictions on what parts of the game animals can be brought across the state line...

Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana November 21, 2017 North Dakota, Billings Gazette
... The discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakota residents who hunt deer and elk there... found in a deer in North Dakota for the first time in 2009... 

National forests not the wasteland many hunters believe November 21, 2017 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... Since the mid-1990s, DGIF has documented a 60-percent decline in the number of deer killed on public land west of the Blue Ridge ... The migration of deer and deer hunting away from the national forest is blamed on a number of factors. Foremost is the lack of timber harvesting to provide quality deer habitat ...

... The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a draft of the Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan for public review and comment. The plan provides guidance and direction to help set priorities for elk management efforts statewide... All public comments should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Comments may be submitted online at ElkManagementPlan@wildlife.ca.gov ..,

The Return of Earn-a-Buck? November 22, 2017 Wisconsin, Door County Pulse
... a lot of hunters don’t care to shoot antlerless deer ...Some are of the opinion there aren’t enough deer or you can increase the deer numbers. Unfortunately, the habitat is such that it can’t support as many deer as we have on an ongoing basis. Now with different agricultural practices, with more fields tilled in the fall so the residue of crops are not available, wooded areas are getting hit harder.” ...

DNR officials predict good firearm buck season November 21, 2017 West Virginia, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
... firearm deer season does not take place in four Southern West Virginia counties: McDowell, Mingo, Logan and Wyoming.  “In those counties, the deer population is less,” he said, adding that not having a season can help better establish the numbers...

A Native Community Preserves its Food Traditions November 21, 2017 California, Civil Eats
... Because the elk are currently under federal protection as a response to past over-hunting by white settlers, the Tolowa are denied the right to hunt ... “It is possible to sustainably harvest wild game with better management of the forest, prescribed burning, and responsible harvest,” says Guylish Bommelyn, a hunter and language teacher at the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation..,

Gun season for deer opens in Western North Carolina November 20, 2017 Asheville Citizen-Times
... Jon Shaw, state deer biologist with the wildlife commission said there are ... about 1 million deer, most in the eastern part of the state. But the mountains are a growing deer haven.  "Overall in WNC the deer herd is healthy and we’re seeing an increasing deer population, and we expect it to continue to increase," ..,

W.Va. buck firearms season opens November 19, 2017 West Virginia, heraldmailmedia.com
... according to a spokesman for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. West Virginia’s whitetail deer population is about 550,000 animals... 330,000 deer hunters ..,

... firearms hunter numbers were down 10 percent from 2016 ... Opening weekend harvest was down 6.5 percent ... The drop in harvest is despite efforts to increase the number of deer removed in southeastern Minnesota to combat chronic wasting disease ...

... Chronic wasting disease has been detected in twenty one deer in Frederick County and one deer in Shenandoah County ... Any deer ... killed in the Containment Area on these two days must be brought to one of the designated sampling stations  ...

... “Don’t just throw them away in the woods somewhere. People need to put them into a landfill. It’s especially important for hunters who harvest an animal outside of the area.” ... 

Pennsylvania hunters at odds over deer management November 19, 2017 Reading Eagle
... PGC has blamed the poor conditions of Pennsylvania's forests on too many deer eating themselves out of house and home, overbrowsing, while opponents believe that sparse food sources are the result of a dense forest canopy that prevents sunlight to penetrate and thereby prevents growth of food sources for all wildlife.  Proponents of HB 1483 believe that PGC biologists are incorrectly culling the state's deer population... [see also www.FriendsofPennsylvaniaWildlife.org]

More deer killed on the roads than in the woods November 18, 2017 Massachusetts, Lowell Sun
... the deer population close to 100,000 ... on our roadways... It is estimated that 2500-plus animals will meet their demise in just a few short weeks known as the rut..,

Waupaca County's large deer herd a big draw on opening day November 18, 2017 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... Waupaca County has an estimated population of 59,300 deer, the most in the state... “It’s simply a reflection of the perfect matrix in terms of landscapes and land use between forest and farmlands and open space and woods,” said Jeff Pritzel, a DNR deer policy program manager ...

VT deer hunters benefit from last year's warm winter November 18, 2017 Vermont, BurlingtonFreePress.com
... state officials say mild winters and abundant food, such as beech nuts, acorns and apples, have helped to strengthen this year's deer population. "The biggest factor for white tail deer in Vermont is we’re in the northern band of their range, which means that their population and their health is largely dependent on the winter," ...

... A Madras man was cited last week for illegally bringing into Oregon a hunter-killed mule deer carcass later discovered to be Montana’s first free-range deer infected with the deadly chronic wasting disease.  Some infected parts of the butchered deer were found and removed after the man disposed of them in the Madras area ...

... "After a couple of years of tighter restrictions designed to boost the deer population, we've increased the season bag limit in 21 counties for 2017-2018," ... hunters have bagged 37,861 deer, a bit less than the 42,268 taken a year ago when the season total was 188,239...

...  the 1.5-year-old buck, harvested last month in Sidney Township (Montcalm County), was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in a free-ranging deer in Michigan..,

... Pete Snyder, the director of National Agricultural Genotyping Center—the lab that performs the CWD test for SAWCorp—says that the USDA has restricted their access to deer blood, making it impossible to submit data for approval... A lack of USDA approval does not prevent the lab from performing the test for hunters, but it does restrict SAWCorp’s access to deer farmers...

CWD, Deer rifle season opens Saturday November 17, 2017 Tennessee,  WCYB-TV
... As in the past, TWRA intends to collect 1,500 samples this year.  To date, 102 free-ranging elk and 11,381 free-ranging deer have been tested for the disease [chronic wasting disease] in the state with all the results coming back negative..,

Deer hunting in Alabama brings in big bucks, lots of doe  November 16, 2017 Alabama, Alabama NewsCenter
... In the early 20th century, habitat loss and unregulated hunting had reduced Alabama’s deer population to a remnant of little more than 5,000 animals living in the Tombigbee and Alabama River bottoms ...  State officials estimate the total deer harvest was somewhere around 235,000, which put compliance with Game Check at only about 35 percent...,

Population, Experts share tips as rifle season approaches November 16, 2017 Alabama, The Decatur Daily
... Statewide, there are an estimated 1.5 million deer in Alabama, giving it one of the densest deer populations nationwide, Weathers said. That figure has remained largely steady for the past two decades, he said, adding that hunting brings $1.8 billion in revenue to the state annually..,

Deer kill soars, but not in southeast November 16, 2017 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
... hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend ... up 10 percent from 2016 ...

State officials look to reduce car collisions with animals November 16, 2017 Colorado, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
... a 10.5-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 9 completed in 2015 in Grand County, with the first wildlife overpass built in the state... officials have seen an 87 percent reduction in the carcasses counted along the roadway, which they've been counting since 2006. The average until the project's construction was 63 carcasses per year, mostly deer...

Georgia lab confirms deer died of EHD virus November 16, 2017 New Jersey, New Jersey Herald
... the first time the EHDV-6 strain has been confirmed in New Jersey and is the same serotype as what has already been found in eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut and West Virginia this year. He noted this strain was first found in the region in 2006 ...

CWD found in deer hunt area near Meeteetse November 16, 2017 Wyoming, Northern Wyoming Daily News Worland Wyoming
... chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the first time in Deer Hunt Area 118 near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed CWD in a buck white-tailed deer harvested by a hunter on Nov. 3 ...

Plentiful food, habitat means substantial deer population November 16, 2017 Wisconsin, La Crosse Tribune
... current objectives in all WCD [West Central district]  farmland units, except Buffalo, Chippewa and Trempealeau counties, are to stabilize deer populations, but in the Central Farmland units the objective is to increase deer numbers...

Drone Usage While Hunting November 16, 2017 South Dakota, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
...using drones while hunting is illegal ...  also illegal to scare, chase, harass, disperse, rally, or disturb wildlife by any means other than by legal hunting methods used in the ordinary course of hunting ...

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Montana mule deer November 15, 2017 The Spokesman-Review 
... Lab tests have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a mule deer buck killed Oct. 22 by a hunter in Hunting District 510 south of Billings ... A hunt could be established after the general hunting season ends to specifically target deer in the infected area...

7 wild deer test positive for brain disease in southeastern Minnesota November 15, 2017 TwinCities.com
... Preliminary tests show that seven deer harvested in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone during the first firearms deer season may be infected with chronic wasting disease...

Iowa deer harvest similar to 2016 November 15, 2017 Iowa DNR
... The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running slightly behind the 2016 totals. So far this fall, 21,825 deer have been reported, compared to 21,947 for the same period last year.  The bulk of Iowa’s deer harvest occurs during the two shotgun seasons in December... 

Fifty-three elk harvested so far in 2017 November 15, 2017 Arkansas, KAIT
... “Three elk so far this season were confirmed with CWD,” said Wright.  “All hunters who turned in a positive sample were notified and we incinerated the meat ...

... The average individual hunter spends around $2,237 ...

Door County plans to manage its herd November 15, 2017 Minnesota, Fox11online.com
 ... Deer management leaders say in many areas of the forest zone, deer habitat needs to improve ... In the last 15 years, many of the timber sales were stopped up, or tied up in court for a long time...

Rochester Wildlife Rescue Cries Foul After WDFW Kills Young Deer and Elk November 14, 2017 Washington, Centralia Chronicle
... Claudia Supensky pointed out that over the past eight years, For Heaven’s Sake has rehabilitated close to 200 deer that were successfully released to the wild. She said they’ve never changed their practices over the years and they’ve also never failed to revert a deer back to its wild nature...

Second wildlife rehab closing after deer euthanized November 14, 2017 Washington, KING5.com
... The deer and elk were too habituated to humans, WDFW said ... The animals were so scared when WDFW tried to seize them, they ran off and had to be immobilized using a dart gun in order to load them into a trailer ... If there are accusations of violations, let us speak to those before a peer group or a review board that would include wildlife biologists ...

Minnesota deer harvest up 10 percent November 14, 2017 Daily Globe
... DNR is projecting the 2017 total deer harvest to be around 200,000. The 2016 total harvest was 173,213...

Nearly 95K deer harvested first weekend November 14, 2017 Missouri, Jefferson City News Tribune
... 54,027 were antlered bucks, 9,535 were button bucks, and 31,415 were does.  ... Last year hunters killed 96,131 deer ...

Second deer turns up suspect for chronic wasting disease November 14, 2017 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
...  a mule deer buck killed by a hunter south of Belfry has been found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease... samples from both deer have been submitted to a lab at Colorado State University ...

A creepy deer disease is spreading north November 14, 2017 Connecticut, Yale Climate Connections
... While EHD is found in many parts of the country, it’s most common in the southeast. But as the climate warms, more midges are moving into the northeast ...

Deer mating season prompts call for clean yards, caution November 14, 2017 Colorado, The Denver Channel
... pick up items that might snare the animals ... “We’ve seen bucks hung up in things like hammocks, clotheslines and plastic fencing,” ...

Where are the deer? November 14, 2017 Independent Herald
... this weekend, hunters in Scott County have harvested only about one-third of the deer that are usually harvested by this point.  A late-summer outbreak of a deadly deer disease — epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD for short — is being blamed for the lack of deer ...

CWD Investigation Leads to Iowa Co. Deer Farm Quarantine November 14, 2017 Iowa, Wisconsin Ag Connection
...  two four-year-old bucks were killed on the 84-acre hunting ranch in Waupaca, but originated from a 15-acre breeding farm in Mineral Point that contains 110 white-tailed deer...

... Eleven young deer at a south Thurston County wildlife rehabilitation center are being evaluated to see whether they have become too habituated to humans ... an elk calf and three fawns were euthanized last week ...  at For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in Rochester ...

he Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hoping that more information and testing will help them get a handle on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the deer population across the state. - November 13, 2017


DEC asks hunters to avoid shooting young bucks November 13, 2017 New York, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
... Responding to concerns from hunters that they were interested in increasing the number of older, larger-antlered bucks in the state's deer population, DEC in recent years looked a variety of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches. But based on that study, DEC concluded regulations were not compatible with hunter values ...

Deer gun hunting season opens this weekend November 13, 2017 Tennessee, WBIR-TV
... deer deaths from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease begins to drop off... across East Tennessee this year, with more than 700 white-tailed deer reported dead from it across our region alone ...

CWD, Fillmore County enters second year with CWD management November 13, 2017 Minnesota, Fillmore County Journal
... November 2016, the first positive infection in a wild deer was discovered near Preston... A September 2017 DNR report by Erik Hildebrand, Wildlife Health Specialist, and Lou Cornicelli, Wildlife Research Manager, notes a total of 11 deer were identified as carrying the disease within the area. The results followed the testing of 1,179 samples...

... Guided bus tours for visitors to check out the famous white deer herd ... We're already sold out for November ... 

Farm Bureau urges local hunters to test deer for bovine TB November 12, 2017 Indiana, Newsexaminer
...  primarily in southern Fayette County ...  in August 2016, a white-tailed deer in Franklin County also tested positive for the disease ...

... The state tested more 360 deer in 2015 and 2016 and to date there has been no positive case in Louisiana. But once again, this year they are asking for donations of deer heads from specific areas...

Oklahoma's deer gun season opens Saturday November 11, 2017 NewsOK.com
... Oklahoma hunters killed more than 100,000 deer for the first time in 2000. Since then, hunters have reached near that mark or exceeded 11 times in the past 17 years... Last year's grand total was 99,023 ... nearly 200,000 deer hunters ...

Preliminary surveys show deer hunt numbers falling short of 2016 harvest November 11, 2017 Washington, Methow Valley News
... Comparatively hard winters and higher-than-normal fawn mortality during the past two years may also contribute to a reduction in the number of deer taken by hunters this season, Fitkin said. Fawn mortality in the winter of 2015 – 2016 was 67 percent, compared to a 10-year average mortality rate of 53 percent ..,

Buck forecast: How will hunters fare? November 10, 2017 Michigan, Petoskey News-Review
...  the forecast is predicting similar to slightly more deer available in all regions of the state compared to 2016. This projection includes the Upper Peninsula, which has seen lower numbers tied to harsh winter weather more than two years ago..,

North Dakota deer hunting season getting underway November 10, 2017 North Dakota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
...  a record 149,400 licenses were issued just nine years ago. But the days when deer hunting licenses in North Dakota exceeded 100,000 are gone due to a steady loss of habitat, and even reaching a 2015-set goal of 75,000 annual licenses is "probably a little bit on the lofty side ...

... Confirmation of two cases of chronic wasting disease, or CWD in two white-tailed deer shot on a hunting ranch in Waupaca County has led to another farm in Iowa County being quarantined ...

... It’s time Gov. Walker and DNR secretary Dan Meyer concede the obvious: Voluntary CWD testing is crippling the DNR’s ability to monitor the disease ... Research in Missouri suggests the DNR needs 1,245 samples in Waupaca County alone this fall to accurately assess CWD’s presence ...

... Voluntary testing in those southern Missouri counties last year found no hunter-killed deer with CWD. The 25-county mandatory testing effort this weekend will yield a much larger sample size ...

GOP bill would end wolf management efforts in Wisconsin November 9, 2017 Chicago Tribune
...would end the state's efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species list... They are depredating our deer population ...

22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season November 9, 2017 Maryland, Southern Maryland News Net
... the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons by harvesting an estimated 22,199 deer in September and October, an 11 percent increase from last year’s official harvest of 19,923...

... No cases have been reported in Oregon or Washington, but Greg Jackle, an ODFW biologist based in Prineville, said the disease can spread easily, and the department isn’t taking chances...

Suspected chronic wasting disease found in deer south of Billings November 8, 2017 Montana, KTVQ Billings News
... The animal was killed in an area with a mixture of private and public land 10 miles southeast of Bridger... sample collected from the animal is being sent to the lab at Colorado State University for further testing ... If the result is positive, it will mark the first time CWD has appeared in wild deer, elk or moose in Montana ...

Public Comment Sought on Deer Management Plan November 8, 2017 Colorado, Pagosa Daily Post
... The draft plan for GMUs 53 and 63 proposes a deer population of 7,500–9,500 mule deer, with a ratio of 33–38 bucks per 100 does. To read the full proposal, visit this website... comment until November 30...

Commission gives initial OK to chronic wasting disease plan November 8, 2017 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... . The plan will now be open for public comment for the next 30 days ... administration of special hunts focused on the area of detection... to gather enough lymph node samples from potentially affected animals to determine the disease’s prevalence...

First Frost Halts Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak In Deer November 7, 2017 Kentucky, LEX18 Lexington KY News
...  (EHD) is a viral disease transmitted to deer by biting flies or midges ... outbreaks cease at the first frost, which kills the bugs... documented 4,586 suspected EHD cases through phone calls and an online reporting system...

Deer Hunting, mule deer numbers are higher November 7, 2017 Nebraska NTV
... Deer numbers this year are higher for mule deer and about the same for the whitetails. 2016 saw a record harvest of mule deer, just over nine thousand two hundred fifty (9257) and the outlook is for a modest increase this season ..,

... a preliminary total of 27,703 deer, compared to 22,985 for the same period in 2016... has consisted of 52% does and 48% males ...

Elk Harvest Results Released November 7, 2017 Pennsylvania, PGC News
...  104 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 4. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was 100 percent...

... Federal officials will also suspend plans to kill cougars or bears there to boost deer numbers  ... had planned to shoot as many as 45 mountain lions and 75 bears in western Colorado ...

Fall Mule Deer Survey Completed November 6, 2017 North Dakota,  NDGF News
... Biologists counted 2,548 (3,003 in 2016) mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.32 (0.48 in 2016) was lower than the long-term average of 0.43 bucks per doe, while the fawn-to-doe ratio of 0.76 (0.90 in 2016) was down from the long-term average of 0.91 fawns per doe...

... Michigan's deer harvest has been on a generally downward trend since the 1990s... Michigan has about 1.75 million... anticipating a 2017 harvest equal to or "slightly" exceeding last year's numbers ... Michigan's deer harvest surged in in the late 1980s as a series of mild winters and feeding of deer by the public grew the state's deer population to 2 million ..,





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Michigan deer hunter films black bear stealing his kill November 21, 2017 MLive.com
...  After walking 20 yards or so I realized that the bear was heading to my deer. Several times I tried shouting, whistling, breaking brush. She would not leave."  [video included] ...

More than 1500 sign petition urging Ann Arbor to stop killing deer November 17, 2017 MIchigan, MLive.com
... A petition urging the city to "Stop the Killing of Hundreds of Deer!" has more than 1,500 signatures on Change.org. Additionally, new yard signs opposed to the cull are sprouting...

The DNR says an albino deer was mistakenly shot and killed over the weekend in Pepin County, Wisconsin. - November 21, 2017



Florida’s Endangered Key Deer Survived Hurricane Irma—but Their Future Is Stormy November 17, 2017 www.nrdc.org
... Since the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, the species has become so adapted to island living that it has shrunk down to no more than 32 inches tall ... In the two months since the storm, wildlife managers at the National Key Deer Refuge have determined that nearly all of the endangered Key deer survived....

  No plans to euthanize rehabbed deer, WDFW says November 16, 2017 Washington, KING5.com
... After an onslaught of public outcry over the euthanasia of three fawns and one elk calf taken from a Rochester animal rehabilitation facility, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says it has no plans to euthanize the remaining 11 fawns...

Big, brown, has antlers — teen girl shoots an elk in Missouri November 13, 2017 Belleville News-Democrat
... A 14-year-old girl in central Missouri has bagged the state’s first elk, thinking it was a “massive deer.” ... illegal to shoot an elk in Missouri ...

Celebrity Three-Legged Deer Off-Limits to Hunters November 10, 2017 Iowa, The Epoch Times
... The couple first spotted the three-legged doe on their property a couple of years ago. “And then we noticed that it was missing its left front leg...

... owners of For Heaven's Sake Wildlife Rescue say the state has no reason to confiscate the animals. They say a former intern misinformed officials the young animals were overly friendly to humans...

... The biggest buck in the mule deer herd known as the “'pit herd” because it is often seen around the Berkeley Pit was poached Saturday night ...  the antlers, which were confiscated along with the carcass, are being scored to determine what potential restitution can be sought ...


Deer pierced by arrow wanders Moline November 8, 2017 Illinois, Quad City Times
... a large buck has been spotted by several Moliners, wandering ravine areas with an arrow protruding from its bloody shoulder. Some say the buck was the target of a poacher, but they have no way of knowing who the archer was. It sounds better to say, "It wasn't one of the city's licensed hunters. No, ma'am." ...

Where's Bella? Pulaski residents worried by absence of community's beloved deer November 6, 2017 New York, NewYorkUpstate.com
... Bella, the beloved, tame white-tailed deer that has walked the streets of the village of Pulaski for years with impunity, hasn't been seen recently...Bella has her own Facebook page (Bella Deer) on which village residents and others routinely post photos of her ...

Rare white deer herd open to public view beginning this fall November 2, 2017 New York, The Vancouver Sun
... The dozens of white deer roaming the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot in the Finger Lakes have been tough to see for years ... But the non-profit Seneca White Deer will offer bus tours starting in October ...

This is Rudolph the deer we rescued out of the highway in front of our shop. His mother had been hit by a car and he was laying on the edge of the road dying. He was always free to come and go leaving for periods at time but always returning. He has since left to start a family. - October 3, 2017


Boiseans mourn albino doe killed in Hill Road car crash November 1, 2017 Idaho, Idaho Statesman
... Hill Road is “blood alley for deer,” and thanks to increasing population, a winding road and speeding drivers, multiple animals are struck by vehicles and die there each year...

... the first hunting fatality the state has seen in four years.  Family members said that Wrentzel was on her own property digging for rocks and gems when the incident occurred...

... the pet center warned that it would be dangerous for neighbors to try to rescue the deer, but he says they were determined to help the animal and spent hours following it through wooded areas. - October 30, 2017


Deer trapped in dead deer's antlers freed by sharp-shooting game warden October 27, 2017 Kansas, Wichita Eagle
... One of the bucks had died and was half eaten by coyotes, according to a Facebook post by the Kansas Department of Wildlife ...took two shots to free the deer ...

Iowa DOT clarifies: 'Deer can't read signs' October 27, 2017 United Press International
... officials field an unusual question "on a pretty regular basis" from drivers who apparently seem to believe deer crossing signs are placed to tell the animals where they should cross...

...  a nearly pure-white white-tailed deer that, for whatever reason, loves to hang out with one of his cows...  any hunter who killed Christmas would likely be the subject of a local “head hunt” afterward...

Eating That Arby's Venison Steak Sandwich Was a Mistake October 23, 2017 Washington, TheStranger.com
... The meat tasted pre-chewed but also rubberized. After a little while it dissolved into an unnaturally grainy texture that gassed my mouth with gaminess...

Deer vommunicate via scrapes and rubs October 22, 2017 New York, WatertownDailyTimes.com
... For the most part, scrapes are buck-to-buck communications although does do visit scrapes. Wildlife biologists believe that scrapes allow bucks with overlapping areas to monitor one another especially in light of their social rank...

... deer have far more rods in their eyes than humans do. They also have a reflective layer called the tapetum lucidum giving their eyes that familiar “shine.” ...  can primarily see short wavelength blue light and moderate wavelength light perceived as something between red and green. So the hunter orange they see may actually appear to be gray or brown...

San Juan Islands, Kwiaht studies islands' deer populations October 21, 2017 Washington, Islands' Sounder
... Early European explorers saw herds of deer swimming between the islands pursued by Coast Salish hunters in canoes; and observed Coast Salish villagers burning underbrush to improve deer habitat ..,

John the deer: Rescued buck taken from family, relocated October 19, 2017 Wyoming, Powell Tribune
... The fawn’s right rear leg was severed cleanly just below the knee...  A hunter herself, she cared for the wounded deer, bottle feeding it and applying medicine to the wound... When he wants out, he jumps the fence... A representative for the Game and Fish came by to load him in a trailer, telling the Murray family the deer had to be relocated...

... The biggest concern immediately after the storm was the lack of freshwater. The Lower Keys were inundated with a storm surge of saltwater. Refuge managers provided kiddie pools and other receptacles of freshwater to help the herd get through until rains replenished the freshwater ...

'Overly friendly' Shakopee deer beloved by many October 18, 2017 Minnesota, SW News Media
... The buck has been making friends with the entire neighborhood ... “I’m worried that someone will shoot it,”  ...

Idaho Fish and Game officer shoots neighborhood's beloved deer October 17, 2017 Idaho, The Spokesman-Review
... “This was an orphan deer that the whole community helped raise,” ... illegal to take in a wild animal and feed them ... “She brought the whole community together, everyone loved this deer,” ...

...Odin, a Great Pyrenees ... when it was safe for the Hendels to return to their charred home, they found “a burned, battered, and weakened Odin surrounded by his eight goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety,” ...

Why Do We Call Baby Deer Fawns? October 13, 2017 National Geographic
... fawn,' the word for deer or antelope young, comes from the Old English word for 'glad,' and that we 'fawn over' things...like fawns,” ... A 2012 study showed that watching cute animals boosts our productivity ...

... injured deer could be seen stumbling along in the ash, at least one running itself into a wire fence over and over, seemingly unable to stop...

Deer Rescued From Pittsburgh Resovoir October 14, 2017 Pennsylvania, blackchristiannews.com
... Once it got out of the water, the deer rested before heading back to the woods...

... Four white-tailed deer fawns ... either covered in cuts, emaciated, or suffering from a heat stroke... The deer now can thrive and survive without fear of being hunted. That is because Camp Don is protected land...

Majestic felines subsist chiefly on deer, porcupines October 8, 2017 Texas, San Angelo Standard-Times
...  adult Mountain Lions superficially resemble the lions of the Old World, though it is more closely related to the domesticated house cat... numerous studies have shown that the vast majority of their diet (82 percent!) consists of Mule and White-tailed Deer...

  ZooMontana were honored to help get this plastic pumpkin off this wild, young deer's head October 8, 2017 Montana, ZooMontana Facebook
... The bucket was stuck for nearly a week, but the deer still had some spunk. Today, along with about 10 wonderful community residents, we were able to corral the deer into some trees, eventually moving the deer enough for it to knock the bucket off...