Deer Management News This Week

... The mule deer harvest was 22 percent below the 10-year average and 36 percent below the 20-year average ...Elk harvest was 44 percent below the 10-year average and 37 percent below the 20-year average. ... Whitetails ... was the highest for at least the last 25 years ...

Help Shape Deer Management In Wisconsin December 2, 2020 Urban Milwaukee
...  Wisconsinites have two upcoming opportunities to weigh in on deer hunting across the state. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host virtual public meetings in each county to discuss deer management Dec. 7-18 and a separate virtual public hearing Dec. 9 on the current white-tailed deer hunting season...

... KDWPT, in collaboration with the University of Missouri, is undertaking a research project to better understand where CWD is present in Kansas and how the disease spreads...

... Idaho Fish and Game has tracked down several eastern Idaho hunters in recent weeks who have violated state law regarding the transport of deer carcasses into the state from places known to have chronic wasting disease...

... The year-to-date sales for all deer licenses are up 3.5% from the same time last year... Current deer harvest totals have surpassed the total deer harvested in 2019, but harvest trends lag behind 2018 ... A number of units in the northern forest zone ... experienced another year of declining buck harvest ...

Agency confirms diseased deer in Logan County December 1, 2020 Arkansas, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
... A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware in Logan County tested positive for chronic wasting disease ... The deer was in poor condition ...

Winter deer management approved in Mt. Lebanon December 1, 2020 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... Suburban Wildlife Management Solutions Inc. will remove up to 50 deer ... at a cost not to exceed $37,000 ... sharpshooting ...

...  “When people or their animals enter closed winter range, wildlife is forced to move to new locations. This retreat requires animals, such as deer, elk and moose, to use energy they cannot spare.” ...

... House File 2455 that requires hunters and dogs to be trained prior to tracking wounded deer.  In order to satisfy this requirement, the DNR proposes to provide a form to document the hunter and the dog’s blood tracking training and experience... Comment by December 14, 2020

... House File 2455 that requires hunters and dogs to be trained prior to tracking wounded deer.  In order to satisfy this requirement, the DNR proposes to provide a form to document the hunter and the dog’s blood tracking training and experience... Comment by December 14, 2020

Eden Prairie contracts with state for deer population management November 30, 2020 Minnesota, ECM Publishers
... Personnel will remove deer from city-designated control areas using suppressed firearms equipped with night vision or thermal imaging scopes... a cooperative service agreement for the 2020-21 Deer Management Program with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at a cost not to exceed $24,500...

Evaluating the Mechanisms of Landscape Change on White‐Tailed Deer Populations M Laurent, M Dickie, M Becker, R Serrouya, S Boutin - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2020, Alberta, Canada
... Changing climate and anthropogenic landscape alteration are hypothesized to facilitate white‐tailed deer expansion... Winter deer density was best explained by snow depth only, whereas spring density was best explained by both habitat alteration and the previous winter's snow depth...

... “The more we learn about big game migration corridors, the more clear it becomes that these migration routes are essential to maintaining healthy and thriving populations of deer, pronghorn, moose, and bighorn sheep,” Connie Wilbert, director of Sierra Club Wyoming...

... “Hunting regulations didn’t change much between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, and last year was a mild winter,”  ... check stations reporting above-average hunter success in the Bitterroot and Upper Clark Fork, and lower success in the Blackfoot...

... CWD was recently confirmed in Lyman and Sully counties.  CWD has now been confirmed in 14 of the state’s 66 counties and in the case of Sully County, has been confirmed for the first time East River...

Florida Deer Farms Battle Disease November 30, 2020 AGInfo Ag Information Network Of The West
... There are over 400 registered deer farms in the state of Florida, which include 65 of 67 counties...,

Sangamon County history: The County's first hunting license  November 29, 2020 Illinois, Lincoln Courier
... In 1901, Illinois imposed what was supposed to be a five-year moratorium on deer hunting. As it turned out, whitetail deer basically had disappeared from the state, so that “temporary” closure lasted 56 years..,

Outdoors notes: Nebraska's deer numbers down slightly November 29, 2020 Omaha.com
...“Considering the increases in antlerless harvest in the southwest due to depredation complaints over the past few years, it’s not surprising harvest numbers would start trending downward at some point. In contrast, deer numbers in southeast Nebraska have been inching upward in recent years, and we’re seeing that in our harvest.” ..,

... Evidence of elk in western Texas is found in Native American petroglyphs, but there are also historical writings by explorers going back to the 1600s documenting sightings of large herds ... with settlers came unregulated hunting and loss of habitat ... The elks’ range shrunk to the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas ... the last remaining animals were gone by the late 1800s..,

Bullet hits Fond Du Lac County home after hunter fired at deer November 28, 2020 Wisconsin, Fox11online.com
... Sheriff's deputies and the Wisconsin DNR arrived to the area and came across a group of hunters that were actively hunting on state-owned public land which bordered the Springvale home...

Hingham, First-ever deer hunt is planned at World’s End in Hingham November 28, 2020 Massachusetts, The Boston Globe 
... Denoncour said the Trustees haven’t targeted a specific number of deer to kill over the two-day hunt, adding that he anticipated the hunt would become an annual event until the deer population was under control...

CN Norman, J Thrift, ST Guynn, DC Guynn Jr, D Hagan
... at deer densities of 20–24 deer per sq. mile, oak regeneration was not negatively impacted due to deer browsing in a thirteen-year-old stand in the Piedmont of South Carolina. Deer may contribute positively to oak regeneration by controlling certain invasive species and subsequently decreasing competition for resources (i.e., water, sunlight, nutrients)...

Big bucks to be had in the Buckeye State November 28, 2020 Ohio, The Courier
... From the early 1970s statewide deer population of fewer than 50,000 animals to today’s number that’s more than 10 times that figure ... Early laws were designed to protect antlerless deer, which puts more pressure on the remaining bucks. The goal was to allow the deer population to grow..,

Deer poaching cases under investigation in Carter County, Mo.; National Park Service offers reward up to $5,000 for information November 28, 2020 Missouri, Springfield (MO) KYTV
... three dead deer south of Big Spring, Missouri ... investigators determined all three deer were shot from roadways with high-powered rifles between Nov. 22-23 ...

Philadelphia will close large city parks at night for annual deer kill November 27, 2020 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Inquirer
... U.S. Department of Agriculture sharpshooters who kill hundreds of deer each winter... they have every year since 1999 ... The city’s goal is to limit deer there to about 8 to 10 per square mile. Across Pennsylvania, there are about 30 deer per square mile, which state and federal wildlife managers consider sustainable ... 

DEC Releases Draft Statewide Deer Management Plan November 27, 2020 New York, DEC News
... New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a draft Deer Management Plan for New York State for public review and comment. The plan builds upon the progress made by DEC's first deer management plan, released in 2011, and will guide DEC's deer management actions to balance natural resource protection, public safety, and recreational and economic interests for the next 10 years. The draft plan is available on DEC's website and public comments will be accepted through Dec. 28, 2020...

IDNR releases deer harvest numbers for 1st weekend of firearm season November 26, 2020 Illinois, Paducah-Cape Girard KFVS-TV
... hunters harvested 47,147 deer compared to 50,173 deer taken in the first firearm season in 2019...

... “Hunter crowding is a growing concern among many deer and elk hunters in Idaho. Prior to broader conversations related to the future of deer and elk hunting in Idaho, the Commission thought it important to first ensure that nonresident participation levels were addressed,” Idaho Fish and Game Director ...

... “[We will] really try and lay out for people as best we can, why we're doing what we're doing, how we got here, and why we continue to use supplemental feeding of elk in the wintertime as a management practice,” said Goeck...

Chronic Wasting Disease detected in Sully, Lyman counties November 25, 2020 South Dakota, Drgnews
... Samples were obtained from two male white-tailed deer by hunters in Lyman County and one male mule deer from sick surveillance in Sully County...

... The bridge's construction came after 46 deer, 14 moose, and four elk were killed on that stretch of highway in 2016 and 2017 alone... 350-foot-long bridge ...  we expected it to take several years before the animals got used to using it ...

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in New Areas November 25, 2020 North Dakota GFD News
... Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in Sully and Lyman counties in South Dakota. Samples were obtained from two male white-tailed deer by hunters in Lyman County and one male mule deer from sick surveillance in Sully County..,

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604 November 25, 2020 Missouri, KSDK-TV St. Louis 
... 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does... 

Four Rivers Wildlife: A wildlife Thanksgiving November 25, 2020 Kentucky, Murray Ledger and Times
... There was a time in Kentucky when seeing a deer track — not just a deer, but simply a track — was a rare event. Elk hung on into the late 1800s, but the eastern elk subspecies was eventually driven extinct... Kentucky’s restored elk herd numbers well over 10,000 ...

Deer season starts, DEC urges hunters to stay local November 24, 2020 New York, Utica Observer Dispatch
... The DEC predicts this season to have about the same or slightly more deer population across the state, because a mild winter meant more deer survived..,

Almost 100,000 deer harvested on opening weekend of gun-deer season November 24, 2020 Wisconsin, Green Bay-Appleton WBAY-TV
... The number of deer hunters grew from last year. Through midnight Saturday, 810,233 gun, bow, crossbow, sports and patron licenses were sold -- 3.2% more than last year. There were 559,591 licenses specifically for gun privileges..,

... Since CWD was first found in our state in 2018, there have been 59 positive deer identified. Five of those cases have been found this hunting season... they’ve collected 8,000 deer samples every hunting season ..,

Chronic wasting disease detected at Flathead game farm November 23, 2020 Wyoming, Polson Lake County Leader
... a single game farm animal in Flathead County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease.  This is the second detection of CWD in domestic cervids in Montana this year ... Montana law requires CWD positive game farm herds to undergo complete depopulation ...

CWD-positive deer confirmed in Logan County November 24, 2020 Arkansas, KNWA News
... A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken west of Delaware (Logan County) ...“The deer was in poor condition and the hunter saw signs of illness before taking the animal,” ...

Marietta councilman wants ban on bow hunting of deer in city limits November 23, 2020 Georgia, Northwest Georgia News
... The councilman said he’s not against hunting deer, but there are very few properties in the city large enough to allow someone to hunt safely.  Councilman Andy Morris said he supports the move. He’s heard complaints from residents near Kennesaw Mountain who have found bolt arrows in their backyards...

Hunters preparing for deer gun season in Ohio November 22, 2020 Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch 
...  wildlife division revenues.  Hunting licenses in 2019 generated some $10.8 million, about 15 percent of the $72.6 million total, and deer permits accounted for some $8.8 million, about 12 percent... federal dollars, some $23.8 million, or about 33 percent ...

... DNR said: “After discussions with the Office of the Attorney General, it has been confirmed that paying hunters for deer harvested ...  is in violation of Natural Resources Article Section 10-404 (e), which prohibits the “exchange” for a game mammal taken from the wild ...

Big bucks are a badge of honor for Maine deer hunters November 22, 2020 Maine, Portland Press Herald
... In other parts of the country harvesting a deer with an enormous antler spread is the apex of hunting success. But in Maine, body size wins, especially with deer weighing more than 200 pounds... it’s just a cultural thing ...

Firearm season descends on hunters November 21, 2020 Oklahoma, Muskogee Daily Phoenix
... Oklahoma’s deer population is estimated at between 600,000 and 700,000.  Last year, firearms season saw 75,961 deer harvested... in 1964 the firearms season saw a harvest of only 3,368 deer..,

Another exciting Pennsylvania Deer Season approaches November 20, 2020 Pennsylvania, Lock Haven
... Deer hunters continue to experience antlered-buck-harvest-success levels comparable to historic highs in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In recent years, about 22 percent of all hunters have harvested an antlered deer, and we look for this trend to continue.  The 2019-20 antlerless deer harvest was 226,191 ..,

CWD confirmed in Flathead County game farm November 20, 2020 Montana, Sidney Herald Leader
... the Montana Department of Livestock received notification that a single game farm animal in Flathead County was confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the second detection of CWD in domestic cervids in Montana this year...

County Cancels 2021 Deer Hunt November 20, 2020 New Jersey, MyVeronaNJ
... “Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program in 2021,” DiVincenzo said. “Our energy and manpower are being focused on offering our expanded COVID testing schedule and weekly Emergency Food Distribution events ...

Deer harvest down heading into final weekend November 20, 2020 Minnesota, Ely Echo
...The 2020 deer harvest is down 17.2% compared to 2019 in the nine Deer Permit Areas within the Tower DNR Area (117, 118, 119, 130, 131, 132, 176, 177, 178).  DNR wildlife manager Tom Rusch said the buck kill, the best indicator of population change over time, is down 16.4% in the same permit areas ...

The graying of the deer woods November 20, 2020 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... In 2012 Minnesota sold 521,951 deer hunting licenses. By 2019 that dropped to 462,095, down nearly 12% in just seven years. Even amid the pandemic rush to get outside, 2020 deer license sales have been flat with 2019..,

Hunting licenses soar as virus-weary Americans head outdoors November 20, 2020 Michigan, The Salem News
...  More than 545,000 hunters in Michigan had bought licenses through Nov. 11, nearly 10 percent more than at the same point in 2019 ...  Michigan had lost about 300,000 deer hunters in the previous 20 years ...

CPW Using Helicopters to Assess Big Game Herds in SE Colorado November 20, 2020 Colorado, The Prowers Journal
...  Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado ...

... "Tennessee's deer population has pretty much peaked and we're just starting to level off,"  ... TWRA Region III Biologist Ben Layton ...

... a venison food relief program ... the program is likely a violation of law because the county is giving hunters $50 for each deer, which they say constitutes an “exchange.” ...

... The state Court of Appeals announced Thursday it has granted the town’s request to appeal a lower court ruling striking down a local ordinance that some say effectively bans bow hunting in most of Smithtown...

Attitude change is leading to bigger bucks in West Virginia November 19, 2020 
West Virginia MetroNews
... “Back in the 90’s or even earlier our age structure on the harvest we were having 60 or 70 percent yearlings. Now, some counties which we’ve been able to look at, our percent yearlings in the harvest is in the high 20 percent range. That’s had a big influence,” ...

... A wild deer harvested in Dakota County on Nov. 7 and a vehicle-killed deer in Olmsted County on Nov. 4 were confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. To date, 95 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Minnesota...

... The document provides an overview of the conservation challenges and opportunities along the 80 miles in south-central Wyoming that make up one of the most crucial pathways in the state for spring and fall mule deer movements. The public is invited to review the draft and submit comments...

... . Councilman Jeff Russell (at Large), a retired city police officer, said he didn’t think the reasons supporting the proposal outweigh the concern for public safety. He pointed out that there have been very few car-deer accidents in the city over the years and also said the concern over someone’s shrubbery shouldn’t outweigh the concern for someone being possibly harmed by a bow hunter....

Explaining magnetic alignment November 18, 2020 Montana, KPAX-TV
... these animals have a sort of compass in their brain. The behavior is called magnetic alignment. Research published in the National Academy of Sciences showed that factors like wind and the angle of the sun had little significance on how the animals stood. Like the needle of a compass, their heads rotated to the north...

Free CWD tests for Arkansas deer hunters November 18, 202 Areawide News
... the AGFC will continue its extensive system of drop-off containers throughout the state, as well as its work with taxidermists and regional offices to pull samples for hunters and have them tested... A list of official testing locations is available at www.agfc.com/cwd ...

First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Loudoun County Deer November  18, 2020 Virginia, Loudoun Now
... The deer was located less than 10 miles from the closest previous detection in Clarke County and less than 2 miles from the West Virginia border ... 

The 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade November 17, 2020 National Deer Association
... Deer See in Slow Motion ...  late births from late ruts may lead to lower productivity for young does...  even in well-balanced populations up to a third of the breeding is achieved by 1½- and 2½-year-old bucks ... Soil Quality Impacts Yield, Not Nutrients ... Don’t Fertilize T...hose Oaks! ... Don’t Mow Those Food Plots  ...

... “We had pretty rainy, unpleasant conditions on Saturday, which inhibits deer movement and inhibits hunters desire to go out hunting. So that was one thing. That was followed up by windy conditions in certain parts of the state on Sunday,”  ...

This is an audio Podcast from the Wisconsin DNR: Chronic Wasting Disease is an always fatal, infectious disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and reindeer. Hunters (and non-hunters, alike!) play an important role in helping us monitor the disease across the state. And in 2020, we've made it easier than ever before to help us do exactly that. - November 17, 2020


Help Shape Deer Season for Your Community November 17, 2020 Wisconsin, DNR News
... The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites hunters, farmers, foresters and anyone interested in the Wisconsin deer herd to attend upcoming County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings held virtually across the state Dec. 7-18.  Councils will meet via teleconference to review deer herd metrics and harvest data from the last three years and to provide a preliminary recommendation on the herd size objective for the next three years...

... The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a goal each year of collecting more than 4,600 deer tissue samples statewide to test for chronic wasting disease and the majority of those samples come from the two shotgun deer seasons.  The disease surveillance effort includes colleting a minimum of 15 samples from each county ...

Moose are thriving in Teller November 17, 2020 Colorado Springs Gazette
... moose were rarely seen ... in Colorado as recently as 20 years ago ... Dozens of moose have found their way to Teller County ... part of a larger area that was opened to moose hunting...

... vehicles collide with an average of 136 mule deer each year on a 26-mile stretch of US 26/287 near Dubois.  Those collisions cost the state an estimated $746,000 per year...

... The ratio of 82 mule deer fawns per 100 does was similar to last year, while 36 bucks per 100 does was lower than in 2019... “Overall, fawn production was good, which could lead to population growth depending on the severity of this winter,” ...

Head of the Harbor village,  Hunters kill tagged deer used in study, researcher says November 16, 2020 New York, Newsday
... "Killing tagged deer is very harmful to the research, since each one provides us with information on how long the contraceptive vaccine lasts and helps us understand how deer move around the village," Tufts University researcher Allen Rutberg ...

Opening Day of deer season is going to be exciting, but different November 16, 2020 New York, Hornell Evening Tribune
... New York state has sold three times the number of hunting licenses, due, according to the experts, mainly to the pandemic. Nearly $6.2 million was spent on deer licenses in the first two weeks when they were available this year in 2020 in August, compared to $3.5 million during the same time frame in 2019...



The 2020 Deer Hunting Season Forecast August 12, 2020 Outdoor Life
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Deer in the News

Deer steals hunter's gun, flees into woods November 25, 2020 Czech Republic, UPI.com
... A hunter in the Czech Republic was charged by a deer that snagged the man's gun on its antlers and fled into the woods with ...

Vt. teen charged with hitting deer decoy with car November 24, 2020 Vermont, WCAX3
... A vehicle turned into the field where the decoys were set up and ran over one of the decoys ...

 Deer rescued while swimming with bucket over head November 23, 2020 New York, UPI.com
An animal rescuer in New York state came to the assistance of a deer spotted swimming in the Long Island Sound with a paint bucket...

This kind man held the deer with one arm while trying to free his leg with the other - November 23, 2020


If you don't want to keep smelling like dead deer, this video is for you. - November 22, 2020


Albino buck spotted in snowy Wisconsin backyard November 20, 2020 7News Miami
...  the creature is part of a protected class, and hunters are prohibited from shooting “albino and white deer ...

... This year, ten lucky Colorado residents will have a minikeg of Christmas Ale from Anheuser-Busch’s Breckenridge Brewery sent to their door by a Santa-approved method: reindeer delivery...

... an adolescent deer in Kernville with orange plastic construction fencing stuck around its neck and front leg ..."That kind of fencing can cause strangulation,"  ... took the deer down with the tranquilizer gun....

... Wildlife officials in Colorado are reminding residents to keep window wells covered after a deer fell into one outside a home ...

... The Lenoir Fire Department says it got a call about the animal Wednesday morning and arrived “to find a deer trapped in a log jam and in water,” the department wrote on Facebook...

... a fawn trotting down Montanosa street crying as it appears he got separated from the herd. This little fawn crying is so cute! He crys for a bit, then I think one of the other deer made a sound which he seems to hear, and he heads up the hill to Tana and Steve's place where he rejoins with a couple of deer already there. - November 19, 2020


... The driver was charged with careless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, prohibited destructive acts, hunting on a game refuge, illegal taking of deer, and no deer license or tag. The fines totaled more $900 ...

...  one of the deer appears to have only two legs. Closer inspection reveals it has three ... State officials shared the Ring.com video Monday on Facebook, calling the deer a marvel of adaptation...

Remove tangle hazards from yards to protect wildlife November 14, 2020 Colorado, Montrose Daily Press
... Over the years, CPW has seen deer and elk tangled with a variety of items, including: tricycles, tires, garden cages, clotheslines, plastic fencing, lawn chairs, Christmas lights and more...

Join us as we hang out with Kat, Mai, and the rest of our Sitka black-tailed deer! We talk fun facts about these interesting ungulates. - November 15, 2020 Alaska


... he repeatedly struck a deer in the head with a hammer ... “The video starts with the deer standing upright in the middle of the road, blinded by vehicle headlights. Words of encouragement and laughter can be heard throughout the video ...

This three-legged deer named Rudie had a rather rough introduction to this world. When he was just two days old, he was found with a badly severed leg and rushed to a veterinary hospital. That leg couldn’t be saved, and suddenly, living a life in the wild was no longer an option. Instead, he went to live with a veterinary technician and the many animals she’d previously rescued. At first, things didn’t go very well, but before long, Rudie was learning to walk, eating regularly, and eventually, running around with his new dog siblings. - November 14, 2020


Deer Rescued From Hudson River in New Jersey November 12, 2020 NBC New York
... The deer was attempting to cross the river from Hoboken around 1 p.m.,.. The Hoboken fire and rescue team promptly got in a rescue boat and escorted the deer back to shore...


Hunters reportedly confuse moose for elk in Colorado November 4, 2020 OutThere Colorado
... Moose are fairly solitary... with the exception of when they're accompanied by their young. Elk ... often migrate in large herds... Moose are the largest members of the deer family, weighing as much as 1,200 pounds. That's nearly twice as much as the average bull elk , which weighs between 660 and 780 pounds...


... The feeder was making it difficult for the deer to eat ...


Florida gym teacher rescues buck stuck in fence - November 2, 2020


... Colorado Parks and Wildlife took to Twitter recently to remind their followers just how large an elk can be ... "It died of natural causes on the grounds of the @AF_Academy and was recovered by @COParksWildlife

... A tagged deer from Staten Island was spotted running around downtown Bayonne and the Newark Bay water area ... Video footage captures an 8-point buck swimming ...


...  most of the deer who were attacked “died of their injuries or had to be euthanized because of them.”   “The reports given indicated different dogs attacking deer on different days with all dogs appearing to have homes as they were wearing collars,” ...

... As they were taking photos of a gathering of does along with several fawns, they noticed one had something shiny and metal in her jaw: a fishing hook... An officer snared the deer and veterinarian Douglas Mader deftly removed the hook with his bare hands ...

Rare white deer spotted in Raleigh near Beltline October 26, 2020 North
Carolina, WTVD
...  there are two genetic mutations that could cause a deer to be completely white: piebaldism and albinism. Piebald deer can vary from a few white splotches to being completely white with dark eyes. Albino deer are always white, but have red or pink eyes...

... 
 a deer that had been shot with an arrow.  The wounds were too severe to save the animal, which had to be put down... An arrow protrudes from both sides of the torso of a deer ...

White-tailed buck found headless in Wagoner County October 23, 2020 Oklahoma, KOKH – Oklahoma City
... The Oklahoma Game Wardens are asking for the public's assistance ... the deer had gunshot wounds and was believed to be killed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning...

...  the deer died of natural causes while fighting or sparring.  Bucks spar as part of a breeding strategy to determine strength and resolve, and it usually lasts only a short while before one of the deer withdraws ...

Here are just a few of the better Oregon bucks that I have been lucky enough to film in the last several years - October 22, 2020 Oregon.


Deer, and the Island's attempts to control them October 21, 2020 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
... White-tailed deer are native to Shelter Island ... European settlers cleared large parts of Long Island for farming, the kind of human activity that increases the deer population ... When Francis “Borax King” Smith ...created an estate on Shelter Island in the late 1890s, one of the amenities was a private deer park, which he populated with 40 western black-tailed mule deer ...

Lower Merion Police Rescue Deer Stuck In Fence October 13, 2020 Pennsylvania, Patch
...  they broke out bolt cutters to snap away one of the metal fence posts.  And with one clip of the cutters the deer was free...



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