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AGFC sides forming over baiting, feeding debate October 20, 2019 Arkansas, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
...  there is not much peer-reviewed research about the link among baiting, supplemental feeding and chronic wasting disease... chronic wasting disease initially appeared along an isolated river valley. It now encompasses about one quarter of the state ...

A Traditional Story: When the Deer Moved Away October 2019 Words Without Borders
... was amazed to see that the villagers saved a portion of even this frugal meal to share with the deer... Deeku told him that he was planning to kill one of the deer... the deer waited until the announcement of the punishment was made and then they moved as one body, walking away from the village and from human beings...

... Unlike natural food sources, corn does not have enough nutritional value to deer. Also, commercially sold "deer corn" does not meet the requirements as corn sold for livestock or human consumption, said the warning.  A post by A.G.F.C. said, "In some cases, corn that couldn't pass inspection for cattle or swine " ..,

Baiting arguable among deer managers, hunters September 29, 2019 Arkansas, NWAonline.com
... Baiting concentrates deer, and wildlife biologists believe that concentrating deer can accelerate the exchange of the infectious agents that are associated with chronic wasting disease.  Deer biologists in other states have mixed emotions about baiting, but some acknowledge that bait sites do not increase the risk of transferring CWD any more than food plots or even commercial agricultural crops...

Unfortunately, corn is a 'mast crop' that's always abundant September 14, 2019 West Virginia, Charleston Gazette-Mail
... corn piles and mechanical feeders lure untold numbers of animals to feed on protein-poor, carbohydrate-rich grain put there for one purpose: To make sure those animals stay in place long enough for humans to put arrows or bullets in them...


Game Commission wants ban on feeding deer, but request faces opposition August 19, 2019 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... The request was prompted by agency biologists who are battling the spread of a fatal deer malady — chronic wasting disease... A ban is not likely to happen soon... More than 1 million Pennsylvanians are believed to enjoy watching deer ...

...  last winter the environmental advocacy law-firm Earthjustice sued, asking a federal judge to compel the refuge to release a feeding-reduction plan... In the Wyoming Game and Fish director’s view, a fatal flaw of the plan is a lack of flexibility...

... “Disease transmission is probably at the forefront of the issues related to wildlife feeding. Habituation is another,” ... In 2016, an estimated 59.1 million Americans engaged in some form of wildlife watching tied to wildlife feeding ... “A lot of people just enjoy the aesthetics of having deer in the yard. They like to feed deer so they can see deer,”  ...

'Dr. Deer' Addresses Sportsmen on CWD and Herd Culling July 18, 2019 Pennsylvania, Morrisons Cove Herald 
...  "deer eradication programs have been failures and will be elsewhere if attempted. Deer eradication does not work in combatting CWD." [Dr. James Kroll] ...One surprising statement he made is that supplemental feeding, which is now discouraged in Pennsylvania, could possibly be helpful in the battle against CWD since it could spread deer out...

DEC seeks public comment on feeding and hunting proposals July 18, 2019 New York, LeaderHerald
...  this rulemaking proposes to define the application procedures and conditions for issuance of a permit for the use of a 4-Poster Tickicide, including the requirement that automated feeding devices used with a 4-Poster be used only in the context of a comprehensive management approach that also addresses local deer abundance...    Here are the proposed regulations ... Comment by September 1, 2019 by email to wildliferegs@dec.ny.gov or by mail to Game Management Section, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 1

'The only things thriving are the buzzards.' Limited deer feeding allowed in Delta flood June 20, 2019 Mississippi, The Clarion-Ledger
...Mississippi's south Delta has been flooded for months and some wildlife populations are struggling as a result. In response, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks recently announced limited supplemental feeding of deer is now allowed in Issaquena and Warren counties...

Discussion regarding permit for deer baiting continues May 15, 2019 Michigan, UpperMichigansSource.com
... "Bait in my opinion contributes heavily to survival rates of U.P. deer, because October through January, they have an additional food supplement ... " [banned in Lower Peninsula] due to increased risk of CWD, or chronic wasting disease...

State commission discusses CWD impact May 9, 2019 Tennessee, Hartsville Vidette
... One recommendation on ways to combat the spread of the disease [chronic wasting disease] is to eliminate deer feeders. Biologists say one infected deer using a feeder can infect all other deer that use it...

Alabama Bait Bill Becomes Law May 8, 2019 ACDNR News
... Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). The new license, $15 for resident individual hunters and $51 for non-residents, is now available anywhere hunting licenses are sold ..,

  Wild deer thoroughly enjoys being hand fed watermelon April 3, 2019 Ontario, Rumble on MSN.com
... This man decided to try his luck in a secluded forest in northern Ontario. There is a beautiful area where the deer are protected and cannot be hunted. They have learned that humans mean them no harm and they will often venture close enough for pictures...

... Algoma Fish and Game Club (AFGC) is carrying out a grassroots, volunteer effort to stave off the potential starvation of deer in the Algoma District following a long winter of excessive snowfall... shipped to the Algoma District from Rack Stacker, a feed company based in Tweed, Ont. ...

Drought-Proofing Mule Deer Herds in Texas March 14, 2019 Texas, Land.com
 ... what we can do to “drought-proof” these mule deer herds? The simple equation to the solution involves water, appropriate grazing practices, predator control and supplemental feed..,

Time to feed the elk  March 13, 2019 Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper ·
... With our weather pattern predicted to remain cold, it is unlikely that early spring will provide any bare ground for deer and elk to feed in the north portion of our county... For every elk tag sold, $1.50 goes into a fund for feed...

DNR issuing supplemental deer feeding permits in southern UP counties March 8, 2019 Michigan, UpperMichigansSource.com
... The action comes with average U.P. snow depths measured across the region nearly double that of a 15-year average for late February and March... when conditions suggest the potential exists for significant winter deer mortality, regulated supplemental feeding is authorized by the DNR ...

Caribou County bait site prevents interaction with livestock February 25, 2019 Idaho, Idaho State Journal
... The Idaho Department of Fish and Game with input from the Southeast Idaho Winter Feeding Advisory Committee (WFAC) has authorized a feed site on the west side of the Ninety Percent Range in Caribou County to bait approximately 200 elk from a landowner’s property...

With food sources covered by snow, deer take to livestock feed supplies February 23, 2019 South Dakota, AberdeenNews.com
... a couple hundred “starving” deer have taken refuge on his land... put some hay out there to eat so they don’t come into the farmyard ... putting corn out there for them to eat can have a negative affect on them,” Klosowski said. “It can make them sick or kill them...

Volunteers helping deer survive winter in Sudbury area February 22, 2019 Ontario, Sudbury Star
... volunteers together to go out to the deeryards in the area and provide them with feed and freshly cut cedar browse... a homemade icebreaker that would be used to break through the snow crust so the deer wouldn’t cut themselves...

Urban wildlife raise safety and environmental concerns in New Braunfels February 18, 2019 Texas, Community Impact Newspaper
... an ordinance that prohibits feeding wildlife  .. “Education is imperative in making sure the public knows what our local wildlife can and cannot eat, but government intervention is not necessary at all,” Botter said. “… making it a criminal act is just government overreach.” ...

Greetings from the UP, where winter is just a state of mind February 18, 2019 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... "you go to the local pub, order a pizza and sit in the back and watch the deer ...There's a donation canister to buy food for the deer." ...

The deer are in serious trouble February 14, 2019 Ontario, My Eespanola Now
... The deer are starving and a local game and fish member says deer are dying in droves because of the harsh winter conditions ... recommends deer be fed a fifty/fifty mix of corn and oats because pure corn is too rich and could kill them...

Exclude wild pigs from wildlife feeders with panel fencing February 14, 2019 Georgia, Rockdale Newton Citizen
... results showed that 20-inch fences only reduced adult wild pig access, while the 28- and 34-inch fences excluded all wild pigs... adult deer visits to the game feeders did not decline significantly ... a different study ...found that fencing over 33 inches tall limited fawn access to feeding stations...

Despite storms, Idaho winter is normal and emergency feeding is unneeded  February 14, 2019  Idaho, Coeur d'Alene Press 
... in mid February, Idaho’s snowpack was ranging from 81 percent to 112 percent of average with the majority of drainages running between 85 and 95 percent.  Fish and Game has winter feeding advisory committees in each region of the state except the Panhandle ...

Watch cute moment Bradgate Park deer are served breakfast February 3, 2019 United Kingdom, Leicester Mercury 
... When frosts and snow arrive each winter it makes it hard for Bradgate Park’s deer to get to the nutritious grass that they depend upon for most of the year.  So the team of park rangers are kept busy on cold days, driving around the herds putting down hay and feed pellet ...

Fate of bill calling for deer feeding ban appears sealed January 31, 2019 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger
...  calling for a statewide ban of supplemental feeding of deer in Mississippi appears to have drawn its last breath ... an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease... Feeding deer is popular among Mississippi deer hunters who want to attract deer and keep them in good physical condition ...

Volunteers Create Better Habitat for Wildlife in Bradford County January 27, 2019 Pennsylvania, PAHomePage.com
... these fields are going to become a part of a burn unit and we're cutting trees for  browse for deer.  "Cutting trees in the winter time will provide high protein and high calorie browse for whitetail deer and we're also creating an additional edge for species." [deer] ... 

Maine couple feed deer and feeds their own soul January 15, 2019 NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
... feeding the local wildlife behind their store, "Raymond's Country Store," since 1978... begins at the start of December and runs until April Fool's Day...

Wyoming outlines chronic wasting disease plan January 7, 2019 LocalNews8.com
... The department has provided supplemental feed to elk during the winter months for more than 100 years ... 22 feedgrounds... "When CWD is found on elk feedgrounds, we will all be faced with some difficult discussions ...

Over fifty years of feeding deer at Powers Farm January 2, 2019 Maine, Sun Journal 
... Dozens of deer were showing up. Several cars slowly pulled up...  She has been lucky enough to enjoy these up close and personal winter visitors since she was a child...