Deer Management News This Week

...  use trained blood-sniffing dogs to track deer that hunters have shot but can't find...the proposal has the backing of hunting groups, the state Game Commission and more state lawmakers ...

So far, mild winter is good news for Northland’s whitetails February 7, 2016 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... With moderate snow depths, deer can range more easily.... For the past two deer seasons, the DNR has issued few antlerless deer permits in Northeastern Minnesota in an effort to conserve does and let the deer herd rebound.  After back-to-back severe winters in the mid-1990s, a series of mild winters allowed the deer herd to recover rapidly...

Deer numbers in for Massachusetts February 7, 2016 Lowell Sun
... The Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife is reporting a statewide harvest of 10,042 deer for the 2015 season... The Quabbin hunt was not included in the statistics ... 
     A look at why deer harvest was down in 2015 February 6, 2016 Massachusetts, South Coast Today 
... This year’s total supports the continuing trend toward lower harvests in recent years ... In its report, MassWildlife attributes the above average temperatures ... Hunters I’ve spoken to, in addition to my own experience this past year, paint a somewhat different picture of why the deer harvest is low, the theory being is that the deer numbers were just plain down in most areas this past season...

Wyoming’s Proposed Mountain Lion Trapping Bill Contradicts Science February 7, 2016 National Geographic Society 
... this bill was introduced to provide “additional tools” to reverse recent mule deer population declines, a valuable game species for Wyoming residents. In reality, the connection between mountain lions and mule deer population declines is tenuous at best. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has openly shared that mule deer declines are largely the result of other factors, including habitat loss and disruption to migration corridors. ...

Legislature should take SB 62 and toss it in File 13 February 7, 2016 Alabama, Montgomery Advertise
...This bill would allow the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of baiting at any distance... Under the existing law ... any bait or feed located beyond 100 yards from the hunter and not within the line of sight of the hunter is not a lure, attraction ...

Fish and Game Opposes Bill Requiring More Big Game Tags Auctioned February 6, 2016 Idaho, Twin Falls Times-News
... The Fish and Game Commission says it opposes a Senate bill that would require it to put more big-game tags up for auction...The tags would come from the non-resident pool, and the bill would raise an estimated up to $200,000 a year for the program depending on the auction prices in a given year...

Deer-forest study valuable to hunters February 6, 2016 Pennsylvania, Centre Daily
... the research will test the effectiveness of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) to increase the antlerless harvest and the ability of PGC and DCNR forest evaluation tools to accurately detect changes in vegetation in response to deer abundance... read news about the Deer Forest Study

WVU research seeks to slow spread of deadly deer disease February 6, 2016 West Virginia, wvgazettemail.com
... By analyzing the DNA present in each sample, researchers at West Virginia University hope to discover how deer move across the landscape. Armed with that information, state wildlife officials might someday be able to slow or halt the spread of chronic wasting disease, an always-fatal malady first found in the state in 2006...

Low harvest totals, no problem February 6, 2016 Oklahoma, Stillwater NewsPress
... The drop in deer checked in online last season was nearly 13,000 from the year before ... Weather was the number one factor in the drop in harvest ... lack of frosty temperatures brought nocturnal activity that just wouldn’t budge into daylight hours...

Numbers good for big game animals February 6, 2016 Nebraska, Omaha.com
...  Nebraska’s white-tailed deer herd continues its recovery from the EHD outbreak in 2012 that killed 30 percent of the animals in the state. The buck harvest this year was 28,500 compared to 38,000 in 2010.  The low was 24,000 in 2013 after the epizootic hemorrhagic disease ravaged the herd...

... venison is now allowed for sale to the consumer.  The meat being sold is not wild hunted deer. It comes from licensed deer farmers ...

... Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's genetics center in Washington, D. C., were searching for the source of malaria parasites in birds at the national zoo... not known to cause any risk to humans ... Their find dashes the current belief that no mammals other than people in the Western Hemisphere carry their own native forms of malaria ...
     White-tailed deer have their own form of malaria February 5, 2016 Science News 
... The malaria parasite in deer is a completely different species from the ones that cause disease in humans. A report in 1967 based on one deer in Texas had claimed that the parasite existed and a 1980 paper had named it Plasmodium odocoilei...The parasite has so far appeared at very low concentrations in animals’ blood ...

Ann Arbor, Deer cull fell short on planning, and controversy followed February 6, 2016 Michigan, MLive 
... Ann Arbor lacks area-wide assessment of deer-browse damage, relying instead on an observational study in a single park. An area-wide study has now been contracted, but results will be uninterpretable: With no pre-cull baseline, it can't assess the impact of current culling, or even establish the necessity of an Ann Arbor cull to begin with...

How to Deal with Damage from Deer February 5, 2016 Pennsylvania, Lancaster Farming
... Short of actually killing the deer, permanent fencing is the most effective control method... prefers a deer fence with 6-by-6-inch wire boxes at the top, 6-by-5 boxes in the middle and 6-by-4 boxes at the bottom.  An 8-foot-tall fence like that costs an average of $6.33 per foot. A crew can install about 3,000 feet of fence in an eight-hour day ...

Bill Would Legalize Mountain Lion Trapping February 6, 2016 Wyoming, Wyoming Public Media
...Newcastle Representative Hans Hunt is one of the bill’s sponsors. He says sportsmen and ranchers complain that mountain lions are hurting mule deer populations...
Poachers Banned for Life After Multiple Violations February 6, 2016 Tennessee, allaboutdeerhunting.com
...  banned from hunting in 44 states for the rest of their lives, fined thousands of dollars ... illegally killed at least 40 deer in Rutherford County. ...

Sixth white-tail deer diagnosed with chronic wasting disease February 5, 2016 Texas, San Antonio Express-News
...  a deer raised and harvested on a ranch in Medina and Uvalde counties has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the sixth case ... The discovery of the disease in captive-bred white-tail deer aggravated a rift between the state’s 1,300 deer breeders, who hold about 160,000 deer on fenced ranches, and other outdoor enthusiasts ...

Two deer shot in Allamakee County test positive for CWD February 5, 2016 Iowa, Radio Iowa 
... these two year were in the same general vicinity that the infected deer have been found in the last two years... hen we have as many deer as we have in Wisconsin….that have tested positive for CWD, I think it’s not a huge leap to think that some of them have probably cross the river ...

Stop GPS Hound Hunting of Deer in California, petition to CDFW February 5, 2016 Change.org
... Hound hunting of deer is what hunters may label it, but having a pack of hounds run a deer to the ground ... often only to be mauled or killed by the hounds ... the California Fish and Game Commission is considering an amendment to Mammal Hunting Code of Regulation 265 to allow GPS collars on hounds while hunting deer ...

Lakeway, Living with Deer, Relocation of Urban Deer February 5, 2016 Texas, City of Lakeway
...  the “acceptable” number of deer in Lakeway is a subjective matter... From 1999 to 2015, 3,643 deer were removed through trap and relocation or trap and process permits, including 794 relocated to ranches in Mexico in the 2000 –2001 season through an arrangement between TPWD and entities in Mexico.  A receiving ranch must obtain permission from Texas Parks and Wildlife and demonstrate that it has capacity to accommodate transplanted deer...

... A Wyoming study attempting to understand the mule deer population decline in the southwestern part of the state has found a new killer of fawns — adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, or AHD...nof the 52 fawns collared for the study, there were 22 mortalities... 36 percent of the deaths were attributed to AHD. ...

... El Jefe, an adult male jaguar thought to be the only one of his kind in the entire United States ...“They turn around and come back to Mexico or they get shot,” ...

Exclusive video of El Jefe: America's only known wild jaguar - January 4, 2016 Arizona


Proposal Would Allow Motorists to Euthanize Animals if They're Severely Injured in an Auto Accident February 4, 2016 Utah, Utah Policy
... HB284 would allow a defense to cruelty to animals if, having struck and severely injured an animal, you then put the animal out of its misery in a humane manner...

Walker signs law allowing hunters to wear blaze pink February 4, 2016 Wisconsin, Investment Underground 
...  Terry Moulton, R-Chippewa Falls, proposed the bill, saying it was created to provide more options for hunters and boost interest in the pursuit at a time hunter numbers are declining...

Deer and elk aren't enjoying epic snowfall as much as people areFebruary 4, 2016 Colorado, Vail Daily News 
... If heavy snowfall continues through the month, then Colorado Parks and Wildlife may have to launch a feeding program to ensure animals can weather the winter...

White-tailed Deer fawn risk from Gray Wolf predation during summer
LD Mech, A Morris, S Barber-Meyer 2016 Minnesota, The Canadian Field-Naturalist [The link opens and downloads a PDF file]
    Little is known about how often various prey animals are at risk of predation by Gray Wolves (Canis lupus). We used a system to monitor the presence during the day of two radio-collared Gray Wolves within 2 km of a radio-collared White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with a fawn or fawns in August 2013 in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. We concluded that the fawn or fawns were at risk of predation by at least one wolf at least daily.

Fence planned to keep deer out Flat Rock Brook Nature Center February 4, 2016 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... its 150-acres of land by placing an eight-foot-tall deer fence around the property ... will be 11,000 linear feet, will cost the nature center an estimated $125,000 to $150,000 for installation ...

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Harbor Springs, Debate over deer park splits Harbor Springs February 4, 2016 Michigan, Interlochen Public Radio
... a two-acre, fenced-in enclosure  ... “One buck in particular was throwing himself against the fence, trying to get away from the bullets and trying to release himself," ... that’s how the city controlled the herd population ... [more at Change.org]

...  the incidence of Chronic Wasting Disease should be 1 to 2% of the deer population; however Rogus told the forest preserve commissioners on January 13th that six out of 19 deer samples tested positive for CWD in the Oswego zone of Kendall County...

Deer surveys February 3, 2016 Wyoming, Casper Journal 
...  in the Black Hills and Cheyenne River Herd Units. After hitting what was probably a 30-plus year low in deer numbers in 2013, things have improved significantly the past two years, as fawn production and survival was outstanding again this year...

Cody, Urban deer numbers show no real change February 3, 2016 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... After five years of counting it has been determined the size of the Cody in-city deer herd has barely fluctuated. “There are actually fewer deer than there were five years ago,” ... Some residents were concerned deer were proliferating ... Per-year numbers of deer include: 2011: 307 deer. 2012: 261. 2013: 296. 2014: 272. 2015: 290.

...Deer depredation is caused when deer approach farms and ranches and eat or damage hay bales or other feed  ... 2010-11 the "last big winter" seen in South Dakota since about 1997...  GF&P spent about $1.2 million on deer depredation statewide ... Wildlife Damage Management ... funded from $2.50 surcharges on hunting licenses ...

Deer rutting in full swing February 3, 2016 Alabama, Atmore Advance 
...  study concluded the genetics that determine when rutting activity begins is controlled by the lineage from the does...  there’s definitely a connection to the stocking source, especially in those areas where we have documented restocking from sources outside Alabama ... 

Public lands hears agency reports/deer release February 3, 2016 Utah, Emery County Progress
... As many as 25 deer-sized "clover traps" are baited to catch the deer .. with the help of DWR biologists, move trapped deer into horse trailers for their trip to the southeast side of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The areas where the deer are being released have enough forage to support the newcomers until plants in the areas green-up in the spring...deer are being radio-collared ...

Ann Arbor, Group hopes to put deer issue on ballot for Ann Arbor voters to decide February 3, 2016 Michigan, MLive
... The shooting of deer that's happening right now in Ann Arbor parks and nature areas is expected to be the first in a series of annual culls... opponents of the cull are getting ready to start collecting petition signatures to force a public vote in November ...

Miss. ranked No. 1 for deer hunting in 2016 February 3, 2016 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion-Ledger
... Hunters in Mississippi harvested an estimated total of 253,728 deer. Field & Stream pointed out that's almost two deer per hunter...

Seneca, Survey shows white deer herd dwindling February 3, 2016 New York, Democrat and Chronicle
... between 75-80 white deer in the conventional area of the depot ... Those numbers are down from the last survey conducted by the Army that put the white deer herd at 185 to 200 animals...

Hunters bag fewer deer, bears in region February 2, 2016 New York, Times Herald-Record
... The DEC’s Southern Zone ... most popular of the state’s four hunting zones... the 2015 deer take of 183,435 was down 11 percent compared with 2014 ... severe winter of 2014-15 resulted in a lot of what wildlife management experts call “fawn mortality,” and that left the herd smaller going into the 2015 hunting season...

... groups are joining forces to sue the U.S. Forest Service over a policy that allows hunters in the Kaibab National Forest to drive motorized vehicles cross-country to retrieve felled elk ... a 142-page environmental impact report the Forest Service put together prior to issuing the exemption for big game hunters...
Ann Arbor, Images of dead deer inspire new protests against Ann Arbor deer cull February 2, 2016 Michigan, The Michigan Daily
... On Tuesday morning, an Ann Arbor resident found a dead doe and her unborn fetus, still in its embryonic sac, in Leslie Park Golf Course, one of 114 public areas in the city in which the deer cull is being carried out... examiners discovered a hole on the half-eaten carcass of the doe that they believed to have been a bullet hole according to HSHV...
     Ann Arbor, Humane Society unable to determine cause of death for deer found in Leslie Park February 1, 2016 Michigan, MLive.com
... Some residents have speculated the deer was shot by one of the sharpshooters hired by the city to kill deer in the parks and then, after getting away, was attacked by one or more coyotes while injured ..

... Highway crossing attempts by deer resulted in 7.5 DVCs per year on the 1-mile highway segments adjacent to the unfenced underpasses. The findings support the installation of fencing along the roadside adjacent to existing underpasses used by deer. After the planned fence installation, the post-mitigation monitoring study may show that this low-cost form of mitigation could have a substantial impact on drivers and wildlife, particularly if implemented on a large scale...

Lyndhurst residents call deer thinning tactic 'cruel' and 'barbaric' February 1, 2016 Ohio, NewsNet 5
... A video was shown during the meeting depicting Trap and Bolt.  We saw people turning away, shielding their eyes, and shaking their heads. Deer are caught in cages then a crew is shown coming to finish the process.  "They attempt to fire a 4-inch metal rod into the deer's brain," ...

... Representative Rich Cunningham, R-South Jordan, a hunter himself, questions whether these signs have any impact on vehicle collisions with deer. "There is no evidence that deer see these signs as permission to cross our highways," said Cunningham...

Seneca, Campaign launched for Seneca County to protect white deer herd January 31, 2016 New York, Finger Lakes Times
... The planning, development, agriculture and tourism committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to recommend the county take over the remaining 7,000 acres of the 10,587-acre former depot, with an eye toward developing that acreage into an eco-tourism facility based on the unique white deer herd within its fences...

Predator-Prey Study: Wolves not threat to deer you may think January 31, 2016 Michigan, MLive
... The Predator Prey Project, is a three-phase endeavor that examines ecological interactions in low-snow, moderate-snow and deep-snow regions of the western U.P... "Predation was the leading cause of mortality, 3.5 times more hazardous than human-caused mortality sources ... Overall, coyotes were the leading cause of adult female mortality, followed by wolves." ...

Kentucky has record deer harvest January 30, 2016 Leaf Chronicle
... a new harvest record during the 2015-16 deer season with a harvest of 155,728 deer, breaking the previous record set in 2013-14 when 144,409 deer were taken... elk are thriving in Kentucky with a 90 percent breeding success rate and a 92 percent calf survival rate ...
... A white-tailed deer on a quarantined farm in Iowa County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease ... the 2-year-old buck — which was born on the farm and killed after sustaining an injury — was one of 15 deer living on the one-acre farm...

Three Positives for CWD Found in Recent Testing of Deer January 29, 2016 Nebraska, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
...  The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Nebraska deer has spread eastward ...  Three samples tested positive for CWD. Those samples were taken from deer harvested in Boone, Nance and Harlan counties...

Deer herds doing well January 30, 2016 Utah, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Utah.gov
... Surveys after last fall's hunts found a statewide average of 23 bucks per 100 does... In the early 1990s, the statewide average was 8 bucks per 100 does...  355,600 deer estimated in Utah after the hunts were over in 2014...For several years, plenty of rain has fallen from spring through fall. And the winters have been mild...  allowed deer to enter the mild winters in good condition ...

Mother Nature gives Ohio deer harvest a boost January 30, 2016 Cleveland Plain Dealer
...  That the ODOW went too far in trimming the herd is a common complaint from hunters used to seeing lots of deer... Deer management supervisor Mike Tonkovich  ... does have an average of 1.5 fawns each year when populations are low to moderate and food sources are plentiful... the average has been only .7 or .8 fawns per doe in recent years...

US Forest Service wants to thin north Georgia forest January 29, 2016 Georgia, Atlanta Journal Constitution
... "The deer population has declined pretty significantly over the past 20, 25 years. Ruffed grouse and other hunted species are becoming very rare," said Jim Wentworth, the district's wildlife biologist. "We can reverse that trend by taking a small part of this watershed and creating some of those young forest conditions." ...

Sioux City Journal 
... The disease [chronic wasting disease, CWD] was first discovered in Nebraska in 2000 in Kimball County. Since 1997, the state has tested nearly 49,000 deer, with 292 testing positive...
     Three positives for CWD found in recent testing of deer January 28, 2016 Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald

... The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Nebraska deer has spread eastward, according to findings by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission ... samples were taken from deer harvested in Boone, Nance and Harlan counties...
... “Within days of it being completed we started having evidence of deer using the overpass on a daily basis,” said Cowardin.  Images released to CBS4 show deer using an underpass built last summer. New 8-foot fences surround the corridor for miles...

... The guidelines approved Thursday by the state Game and Fish Commission call on state wildlife officials to continue to identify routes traveled twice a year by thousands of elk, antelope and mule deer. Tracking technology has enabled scientists in Wyoming and elsewhere to map such routes with increasing precision ...

Capturing, collaring deer helps GF&P collect needed data January 28, 2016 South Dakota, Public Opinio
... In the past couple of years, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks has made it a priority to capture and radio-collar deer across the state to monitor their survival in order to collect vital data to help manage deer populations...  in Brown County, preliminary survival rates of adult bucks were at 69 percent, adult doe survival at 92 percent, and a six-month survival of fawns at 58 percent...

Md. wildlife officials are very conceiving January 28, 2016 Maryland, Cumberland Times News Homepage
... There is so much baiting of deer by bow and muzzleloader hunters in ... Maryland that it can be difficult for someone with a bear permit to find a place to legally hunt. It's not legal to bait bears...

Toledo, Deer kill concerns voiced at metroparks meeting January 28, 2016 Ohio, Toledo Blade
... Complaints from about a dozen people during the park district’s monthly meeting included why park officials didn’t disclose plans for the deer cull in advance at a public forum to allow people to offer objections... a professional firm was used instead of local hunters ...

Ann Arbor, U.S. Judge Tarnow’s smart aleck remark maligns deer hunters January 28, 2016 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... Earlier this month the Detroit Free Press quoted the judge as endorsing Ann Arbor’s decision to use federal agents “rather than …traditional hunters with carrots and six packs of beer.” ...

California Deer Tag Numbers May Drop By 70,000 January 27, 2016 Calironia, The Outdoor Wire
...  Currently, 196,980 deer tags are issued for the A, B, C, D and X zone general hunts in the state. The new figures allow for lowering that number to 127,000, or 69,980 fewer tags. That means the state is expecting deer herds to plummet...

... The wildlife habitat goes up 50 percent after a burn... "The new plants take that up real quick. Deer, and other forms of wildlife, really like that regrowth...

... The wildlife habitat goes up 50 percent after a burn... "The new plants take that up real quick. Deer, and other forms of wildlife, really like that regrowth...

Poor mast crop credited with "artificial bump" January 28, 2016 Ohio, Outdoors with Frischkorn
... When asked for the “why” in regards to the 15-percent increase in the antlered deer kill, Ohio Division of Wildlife deer biologist Clint McCoy called the up-tick an “artificial bump” and attributed it to a poor mast crop through much of the state...





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Some tips for finding shed deer antlers February 7, 2016 West Virginia, Times West Virginian 
...  antlers are most likely to hit the ground between now and the end of the February... Bucks are all about keeping their bellies full. So you need to find the top food sources in your grounds that are drawing in deer...


3 Georgia men charged after investigation into deer beating video February 5, 2016 Arkansas, Atlanta Journal Constitution
... Despite the deer’s cries, the man hits the deer four more times before the recording stops... “the group pulled over and the men dragged the deer to a ditch along the highway and left it.”...
     Investigation into deer beating video leads to charges  February 4, 2016 Arkansas, THV 11
...Rewis has been charged with a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals. The bond on that charge is $1,140. He’s also charged with wasting wildlife. That charge has a $2,640 bond...
      Deer Attack Video Traced to Arkansas January 29, 2016 Arkansas, ArkansasMatters
... The video, which was anonymously posted on vid.me and is considered graphic, shows the man hitting a deer with a book several times [they put the deer inside the car].  "The story of the young man involved, is that they were traveling there in
Arkansas, struck the deer... 
       Authorities investigate video showing deer being hit with book January 29, 2016 Arkansas, fox7austin.com 
... Last night the Department of Natural Resources responded to the complaints about a video being circulating on Facebook showing a deer being beaten with a textbook. During the investigation the Department of Natural Resources have discovered that this video was filmed in Arkansas...  

Plea shot down for alleged deer poacher February 4, 2016 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News&Guide Newspaper
... Three unhappy neighbors showed up for Wednesday’s court session, and all spoke against the deal... The trophy buck deer that was killed ... was a recognizable animal that the neighbors had come to know and that they enjoyed seeing in the neighborhood. ...

DEC agrees to let 'Deirdre' and 'Lily' live under certain conditions January 28, 2016 New York, Syracuse Post-Standard
... She took in Deirdre as a two-day fawn after her mother was hit by a car nearly six years ago and has cared for her ever since. She took in Lily, who is blind, in 2014 as a fawn... The two white-tailed deer will be allowed to live – but under certain conditions... her promise "not to provide food, treatment of shelter of any kind to either deer." [one is a blind deer that will starve] ... "withdraw her application to renew her wildlife rehabilitation license"...


Pet doe’s killing sparks controversy, education January 28, 2016 Montana, Billings Gazette
... Comment from reader:  There are not words low enough to discribe the FWP personnel involved in this. These people were doing nothing wrong, if left at the road side this deer would have been dead anyway. The rat fink neighbor that turned these people in are the lowest ...
     Billings wildlife official defends killing Forsyth pet deer January 25, 2016 Montana, KTVQ 
... The deer’s mother had been killed by a car, and the Duncans thought the baby animal would suffer the same fate if they left it there.  But FWP Spokesman Bob Gibson says the family should have left the deer alone... it came and went from their backyard as it pleased...

San Antonio, Northside residents worry about deer poaching January 25, 2016 Texas, KSAT San Antonio
...  near Highway 281 and Loop 1604, said eight large bucks have been found decapitated over the past two months ... they're cutting the heads off and leaving the bodies in our yards ...

Residents say rare deer illegally killed January 23, 2016 Pennsylvania, Centre Daily
...  The piebald doe ran off, but dropped moments later.  One of the people living along Birch Run Road heard the shots and saw “their” spotted deer struggling, and then expiring, within the safety zone of one of the houses. The hunter, traveling by all-terrain vehicle, arrived to tag and field dress his deer. He was confronted by one of the neighbors...

... Ryan's post recounts finding the deer six years ago as a baby next to its dead mother on the highway... Princess" was loved by the community ... the deer was never confined to the family's backyard and that the animal came and went as it pleased...
... game wardens served a search warrant at the property Tuesday morning, at which time they tranquilized and confiscated the captive deer.  The deer was transported to a Miles City veterinarian and euthanized...


Owner apologizes for bringing roadkill to NC Chinese restaurant January 21, 2016 North Carolina, FOX 8 
... A woman took a picture of Chen’s vehicle behind the restaurant after seeing people in the car place a dead deer from the side of the road in the trunk ...
     Woman claims roadkill taken to Chinese restaurant January 20, 2016 North Carolina, Atlanta Journal Constitution 
... “They were backed up to the restaurant door with that dead deer in that car they use for delivery," ...

Deer of Paxton are now world famous January 17, 2016 Illinois, Pantagraph
[deer crossing signs with the words "Suicidal Deer"]  ..."Those who might question the word 'suicide' have missed the entire point, ...This is about safety and getting motorists to be more attentive to deer and to s-l-o-w down. This is about saving lives, of humans." ...

How a fence created an ecological marvel January 17, 2016 New York, bcsn.tv 
... former Seneca Army Depot ... There are approximately 200 of the pure white “ghost deer” roaming inside the vast former munitions base ... deer that are leucistic, lacking pigmentation in their coat...


...A wild fawn has found its home on a West Michigan man's farm after its mother was hit by a car. The young buck named, Bucky plays with children, gives kisses, and even poses for the occasional selfie...


Deer Freed After Being Kept as Illegal Pet in East Boston Home January 14, 2016 Massachusetts, Boston Magazine
... the homeowner in question has not been charged with any wrongdoing because of an opening in their backyard fence. Investigators believe the opening allowed the deer access to the wild at anytime...  relocation of the deer to an undisclosed state forest location ...

Deer falls in a water tank at a plant and the plant workers come to the rescue. - January 14, 2016


Albino Deer 'Merlin' Killed in Washington County January 14, 2016 Wisconsin, CBS 58 News
... a vehicle that struck and critically injured an albino deer... a citizen stopped and noticed the deer was injured and suffering... decided to shoot the deer with his pistol...  the deer was a Holy Hill legend affectionately named “Merlin” ...

Officer euthanizes deer in Vicksburg for public safety January 13, 2016 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion-Ledger
... a scene near the Port of Vicksburg on Jan. 7. A deer was swimming to shore, only to be spooked back in the water by spectators who had gathered to watch the buck. When the buck came to shore again, it was said to be exhausted and laid down on the bank... spectators were asked to back away and the deer was shot three times and killed by a conservation officer...

29-year-old Jason Elliott, “Bow Tie” the deer’s poacher, ordered to pay $1,540 in fines January 12, 2016 Wisonsin, FOX 6 Now 
... Bow Tie was killed with a crossbow in the Menomonee River Parkway in Wauwatosa ... beloved by many who frequently walk the Oak Leaf Trail near Highway 100 and Hampton...

A deer in the forest is a site to behold January 11, 2016 Examiner.com
... Their eyes are designed to be effective in low light, so when a car shines its lights on a deer at night, the deer is blinded...

Facebook fans concerned for Jetty the Mayport Buck January 8, 2016 Florida, First Coast News
... The growing number of Facebook fans hasn’t fazed the newest celebrity of Mayport Village ... Jetty the Mayport Buck, whose fan base reaches close to 900 people, seems content most days just grazing through the marsh ... the biggest concern remains that the unofficial mascot of Mayport may wander in front of traffic...

Amazing deer rescue in Geauga County January 7, 2016 Ohio, Fox 8 Cleveland
... this deer with the net around his mouth ...  wrestled him to the ground eventually and then he was holding him down and the game warden started cutting the net from around his antlers and from around his face ...


26 deer found dead in Pinetops; 5 charged December 6, 2015 North Carolina, WRAL 
... Sixteen heads, mostly of bucks, were found in the yard. Ten additional deer were found in various fields across the county.  One of the deer, shot and left for dead, was found wandering in a field...

Girl fawns over rescued deer January 5, 2016 Illinois, Journal Gazette and Times Courier 
... She got a call from a neighbor in June that a pet dog had just dragged a several-day-old fawn into the yard but had been stopped from using it as a chew toy. Would Wehrle like to take it, please? ... And it just so happened that Crystal Wehrle had a state license to keep deer ... 

When, in the New Year, Antlers Drop January 4, 2016 Oregon, Patheos
... in Oregon, our male native deer and elk are preparing to drop their antlers... after the fall rut, the deer’s testosterone levels drop, which triggers the shedding of antlers... Bone is heavy, and carrying bone spikes on your head all winter means you burn more energy...

... The prosecutor said witnesses saw the Hammonds illegally slaughter a herd of deer on public land.  "At least seven deer were shot with others limping or running from the scene," Williams wrote.  He said a teenage relative of the Hammonds testified that Steven Hammond gave him a box of matches and told him to start the blaze. "The fires destroyed evidence of the deer slaughter ...

Time for deer to lose their headgear January 3, 2016 Missouri, CDEACF
... Prior to antler loss, a deer’s body begins to draw calcium back into the body. This leaves the antlers more brittle, and somewhat more porous. A specialized layer of cells forms near the base, which adds to the antlers’ brittle composition. Finally, the antlers fall to the ground, usually one at a time...