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... Per state law, the DNR will now enact a two-year ban on baiting and feeding in nearby Ozaukee County effective Jan. 5, 2021 and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County...

Deer-friendly digestible paper bags developed in Japan October 19, 2020 mainichi.jp
... Wild deer at Nara Park in western Japan, a major tourist attraction, have often suffered from eating plastic bags discarded by visitors, but local companies have now succeeded in developing paper bags that the animals can digest...

Forest Foods Deer Eat October 10, 2020 Michigan DNR
... As trees grow, a maturing forest provides far less food than its previous young, brushy phase which occurred shortly after logging... Preferred foods:  White Cedar (Arbor Vitae), White Pine, Maples, Yellow Birch, Dogwoods and Viburnums, Sumac ...

Want deer? Protect your oaks September 30, 2020 Georgia, Monroe County Reporter
... whitetails prefer white oak acorns above all others. ... the water oak is often underrated as a white-tailed deer food plant. Like the white oak, this tree usually doesn’t produce its first crop of acorns until it is 20 years old. However, from then on, the water oak bears an abundant crop of acorns each year...they are high in fat and crude fiber and low in phosphorus and potassium...

... Local companies are teaming up to create and promote a special, eco-friendly paper called “shika gami” (deer paper) that will not harm the deer, even if they ingest it.  The park’s deer are beloved by locals and are known internationally for their polite, graceful bows...

Feeding deer corn in Virginia September 8, 2020 Patch.com
... deer corn commonly contains aflatoxins at levels well above the minimum allowed for human consumption. It does not affect the deer, but is fatal to other wildlife, especially birds ...

Feeding ban reminder July 24, 2020 Minnesota, DNR News
Six additional counties were added to deer feeding and attractant bans on July 1. Feeding and attracting deer is not allowed in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott and Washington counties. These bans are an important part of the DNR’s response to CWD — limiting close contact between deer helps prevent the spread of the fatal disease. Learn more about what you need to do to help our wild deer, and a full list of the counties included, on the deer feeding ban webpage.

... Those found guilty of an offense would be charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor for the first offense, and a first-degree misdemeanor for subsequent offenses. A fourth-degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, and a first-degree misdemeanor carries a jail sentence of as many as 180 days ...

Do deer eat carrots? Deer can't stop eating them! - July 13, 2020



... Following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Dakota County in March, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will expand current deer feeding and attractant bans to include Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott and Washington counties ...

PA Game Commission explains CWD deer-feeding ban proposal; petition opposes it June 7, 2020 Pennsylvania, LancasterOnline
... added to the plan in April calls for statewide bans on feeding deer ... there are no studies that have proven such bans reduce the prevalence of CWD [chronic wasting disease] ...

Six Metro Counties Added to Deer Feeding and Attractant Ban June 5, 2020 Minnesota, Belle Plaine Herald
... Following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Dakota County in March, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will expand current deer feeding and attractant bans ... “To prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, it’s important to limit close contact among deer,” ...

... "The North Mississippi Zone and the Issaquena Zone ... now surveillance zones ... Supplemental feeding, salt licks and mineral licks remain banned in the four management zones. In areas outside the management zones, but within the surveillance zones, hunters may resume supplemental feeding and the use of salt and mineral licks ...

DWR asks public not to feed wildlife after deer found dead from chronic wasting disease April 6, 2020 Utah, St. George News
... it is not illegal to feed wildlife ... two mule deer have been found dead in the yards of Moab residents. Both of these deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease ... Feeding deer can cause large groups of them to congregate into one area, increasing the chance of the disease spreading from one animal to the next ...

Protein supplementation for whitetail deer - February 9, 2020 Louisiana


DIFW's Deer Feeding Report and Recommendations February 3, 2020 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... Last year, we provided $18,000 of feeding support to 51 feeders. We used to use only oats and barley as a mix, as recommended by the state deer biologist at the time, but now we saw that alfalfa bales have been used in Canada. Last year, we experimented with using 38 round bales of alfalfa for feeding deer. This year ACCA bought 120 bales of alfalfa hay...

... City Manager Jeff Looney emphasized that officials aren’t telling residents they can’t feed the deer.  “They want people to still feed the deer by hand in spreading of the feed for them,” he said. “You can do that. They want to discontinue the automatic feeders.” ...




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