Deer Management News This Week

Pennsylvania creates 35 secret sanctuaries to protect rare plants  September 20, 2021 The Chesapeake Bay Journal
... Plants such as glade spurge, white monkshood and mountain pimpernel have wire cages placed over them to keep deer from munching them ... To guard against poaching, the agency isn’t revealing the locations ...

Habitat improvements crucial to health of wildlife September 19, 2021 New Mexico,  The Santa Fe New Mexican
... a 1,000-acre tree-thinning project to benefit deer and elk... “Habitat improvements have done, and continue to do, great things for the deer and elk in GMU 2,” ...

... We present data from 6 surgical sterilization sites with geographically open populations in California, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Virginia, USA. From 2012 to 2020 we sterilized 493 deer ...  Four years after initial treatment, we documented an average population reduction of ~45% (29%–56%). During the first year, the average cost per deer sterilized at locations where bait was used was US$1,185 ($927–$1,572). Surgical sterilization projects demonstrate that significant reductions in local deer densities using high-percentage, surgical sterilization programs can be achieved in non-insular locations ...

Oregon expands wolf kill due to threat to livestock  September 18, 2021 Idaho Statesman
...“This pack has made a shift in their behavior,” says Roblyn Brown, ODFW Wolf Coordinator. “Instead of the occasional opportunistic killing of a vulnerable calf, now they are targeting livestock despite the high numbers of elk and deer in the area where the depredations have occurred and extensive human presence to haze wolves.” ...

KPCW... During the 15-month observation period, they detected 320 deer, 72 coyote's,16 moose 30 porcupines, nine black bears, ten bobcats, 25 racoons, 49 rock squirrels, and many unknown small animals using the bridge that crosses I-80. Frey said the high use suggests the overpass has integrated into the surroundings quicker than they expected...

Heads up for hunters as deer wasting disease cases rise September 18, 2021 Oklahoma, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
.. "With CWD prevalence in surrounding states, it is likely that at some point we will detect it in wild deer [in Oklahoma]," said Dwight Elmore, an Oklahoma State University wildlife biologist ... it has only been detected in captive elk in Oklahoma ...

Nevada’s disappearing deer  September 17, 2021 Elko Daily Free Press
... In Nevada, deer populations reached their peak around 1988, when there may have been more than 250,000 statewide. Now the statewide deer population may be around 90,000... mule deer populations ... throughout the state, as well as much of the West, have been declining,” Tom Donham, eastern region game division supervisor ..,

For the Bullock brothers, it's about more than hunting September 17, 2021 Missouri, dailyjournalonline.com
... Missouri’s deer population is estimated to be 1.4 million ... before European settlement, deer were thought to be abundant in the state. By 1925, Missouri had an estimated deer population of only 400... This decline led the Missouri Legislature to close deer hunting altogether ..,

Watch for deer: Crashes increase during autumn months  September 17, 2021 Michigan, Big Rapids Pioneer
... Almost 50,000 deer vs. vehicle crashes are reported every year in the state of Michigan, according to the Michigan State Police, with more than 20,000 occurring in September through November...

... “The archery program has been pretty steady from the inception as to its impact on the deer population,” ... the archers in the program have dwindled from about 50 at the start to about 30 and said some of the archers only kill one or two deer per season...

...  will be entered into a contest for $1,000 and $500 gift cards, respectively, when they submit a sample from a mature buck harvested in the 2021-22 deer season in Louisiana ...

     AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists say that 2021-22 is expected to be a white-tailed deer season for the books. Last year, the overall white-tailed deer population was estimated to be 5.4 million deer. While that estimate is down from the previous two years, TPWD biologists say that if fawn recruitment predictions hold true this season, coupled with good carryover of deer from last hunting season, hunters and landowners can expect to see an increase in the overall statewide white-tailed deer population...

Homestead to host deer survey September 17, 2021 Nebraska, Beatrice Daily Sun
...  offering the public the opportunity to help conduct a fall deer survey ... a walker or a counter ... [walker] needed to watch the park’s boundaries and count deer as they exit...

...  “We’re entering into an agreement with the USDA, the same type of thing we’ve done the last couple of years. They’ll come in in November and do their infrared count (of all the deer in the city) ... the city entering into a third consecutive agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to count and cull deer...

... Traditionally found in Southern states, EHD is relatively new to New York ... Deer are infected with EHD by biting midges, and the miniscule insects were most likely blown into the Northeast by hurricanes or other large storms, Schiavone said...

... the agency is trying to restore the vegetation for mule deer and elk population that winter in the area... goats were the best way to grow back more natural vegetation... nearly 800 got to work tilling the soil and eating the old grass. In the process ...

Block Island, Harvested deer numbers tick downward September 16, 2021 Rhode Island, Block Island Times
... it was the Town Council in 1966 that voted to bring deer to Block Island in the first place. According to the report, on February 24, 1967, one buck and three does were brought to the island... a flyover conducted by DEM in February 2017 estimated there were 650 deer on Block Island...

Michigan hunting guide 2021 September 16, 2021 Detroit Free Press
... The first deer regulation was developed in 1859, which eliminated year-round hunting and set a seven-month season for taking deer... The DNR says the deer herd in Michigan peaked in the 1990s. A record 600,000 deer were harvested in 1998...

EHD, Diseased Deer Dying Of In Suffolk September 16, 2021 New York, Patch 
... Deer have also died of the EHD virus in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, and Ulster counties...  the DEC has received reports of 700 dead deer statewide.  The EHD virus was first confirmed in New York deer in 2007 ..,

Ronceverte Renews Urban Deer Hunt  September 16, 2021 West Virginia, West Virginia Daily News
... allows permitted residents to hunt deer with a bow or crossbow inside of the city ... applicant will file an official application with the city requiring photo ID, proof of appropriate hunting license and show permission of hunting area (tax receipts) and another $25 fee (for a total of $50)...

Making way for Colorado wildlife September 15, 2021 Colorado, telluridenews.com
... The Southern Ute Tribe provided critical support to this project, by offering “data that identified seasonal migration patterns and habitat in the area.” ... Two miles of U.S. Highway 160, east of Durango ... The crossing is the result of a collaboration between “federal and state agencies, academics, nonprofits, biologists and engineers,” ...

2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report September 15, 2021 FOX16.com
... Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report ...

Princeton, Annual Managed Deer Hunt Begins Saturday TAPinto September 15, 2021 New Jersey
... The culling of deer within the municipality was highly controversial when it began in 1982.  ... the use of deer contraceptives had been discontinued. Cecil said that state regulations that apply to darting of deer, in order to tranquilize them so that the contraceptive could be administered, had become “Kafka-esque in their interpretation.” ... 

Game and Fish now requires CWD sampling from some hunters September 15, 2021 Wyoming,  wyomingnews.com
... For the first time ever, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is requiring some hunters to collect samples ... The agency imposed the requirement for hunters in deer hunt areas 96 and 97 ...

When It comes to wildlife crossings, California must catch up September 14, 2021 Capitol Weekly
...There were more than 25,000 reported vehicle collisions with large mammals like deer between 2015 to 2018, according to the UC Davis Road Ecology Center... The California Department of Fish and Wildlife published a report that identifies priority wildlife movement barrier locations throughout the state...

Connecticut's fall archery seasons for deer and turkey open September 15 September 14, 2021 Tasucu
... another mild winter and an increase in deer sightings occurred in most areas last year,” said Andy LaBonte, biologist in the DEEP Wildlife division. “Connecticut Deer 2020 Program Summary contains information that will be useful to hunters in the coming season ...

Nebraska sees uptick in blue tongue disease in deer, elk -September 15, 2021 Norfolk Daily News
... “Drought years in particular seem to be harsh with this virus,”  ... “We have received a lot of calls, a lot of reports,” ... “In 2012, we had significant losses in white-tailed deer in particular,” Nordeen said. “In some parts of the state, we lost upwards of 50% of the population..,
... St. Louis County Commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on cervid farms. Those are farms that raise primarily deer and elk in captivity.  There are 257 cervid farms in Minnesota and 172 that raise captive white-tailed deer ..,

Michigan 2021 Deer Forecast September, 2021, Michigan DNR
... The mast crop in the NLP this year looks good ... The winter of 2020 didn't seem to have adverse effects on the deer herd ... Deer numbers seem consistent with previous years (in the SLP) ..,

DNR invites deer hunters to share their wildlife observations September 13, 2021 Minnesota DNR News |
... Using a mobile device or desktop computer, hunters can enter information on the DNR website about wildlife they see during each day of hunting including deer, turkeys, bears, fishers and other species. Hunters also will be able to report specific information about any deer they harvest, including antler size... The DNR uses the results from this crowdsourced data collection effort to compare what hunters see to population estimates ...

Reading to consider thinning white-tailed deer population September 13, 2021 WFMZ-TV
... the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting a controlled, nonpublic hunt for the deer in the mountain areas around Antietam Lake Park...

16 miles of wildlife fencing coming to I-25 September 13, 2021 Colorado, 9NEWS
... “In areas where we’ve put up wildlife fencing, just along I-25 for instance, and areas south of Colorado Springs, down around Fountain, Fort Carson area, wildlife-vehicle collisions went down 90%," said CDOT spokesperson Bob Wilson...

Game and Fish tracking EHD in deer, pronghorn September 13, 2021 Wyoming Game and Fish
...The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is tracking an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), a virus that primarily impacts white-tailed deer and pronghorn. Multiple samples from dead deer and pronghorn confirmed the outbreak in the Arvada area as well as areas near Douglas, Laramie and Cheyenne..,

EHD, Alarming Number of Deer Found Dead Near Water in Hudson Valley September 10, 2021 New York, Hudson Valley Post
... The Hudson City Police Department confirmed five dead deer were located on Thursday at Oakdale Lake. DEC pathologists believe the deer contracted Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) ..,

EHD, Have you noticed more dead deer piling up on NJ roadsides? Here's why September 10, 2021 New Jersey, Daily Record
... epizootic hemorrhagic disease ... "The vendor confirmed that the outbreak of EHD in the county has been impacting the deer population in the last few weeks," Morris County spokesperson Brian Murray said ...

... We developed a selective breeding program for farmed white-tailed deer in a high prevalence CWD-endemic area which focused on reducing frequencies of highly susceptible PRNP variants and introducing animals with less-susceptible variants. With the use of newly developed primers, we found that breeding followed predictable Mendelian inheritance, and early data support our project’s utility in reducing CWD prevalence. This project represents a novel approach to CWD management, with future efforts building on these findings...

Deer die-off ongoing near Kamiah September 10, 2021 Idaho, Yahoo! Sports
... hemorrhagic disease... The department estimates the number of dead whitetail deer to be between 1,800 to 2,100... An outbreak in 2003 killed an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 whitetail deer in the Clearwater Region...

" ... ending the bear hunt due to habitat loss is counter to the wildlife management science on carrying capacity," Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley said. "As counter intuitive as it is for some people to understand, the Department has implemented multiple emergency doe hunts for mule deer and pronghorn with the objective of keeping animal populations in sync with the capacity of the land to provide for them." ...

... “You can show the plants coming back, and the elk and the deer and bear and the cougar and everything else that loves that highly burned landscape after it starts to regrow,” ...

White-tailed deer tests positive for rabies as hunting season opens September 10, 2021 Delaware, The News Journal
... A white-tailed deer has tested positive for rabies in the area of Kings Creek Circle and Road 273 in Rehoboth Beach, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health....

Environmentalists threaten lawsuit over Southeast Alaska wolf population September 9, 2021 KTOO
... the Center for Biological Diversity and the Defenders of Wildlife ... The three-page letter is required by law before filing a lawsuit that could compel the federal agencies reviewing the petition to protect Southeast’s wolves...

... Fences can spell disaster for wildlife that need to migrate seasonally or simply move around for their basic needs. Mule deer can get their legs caught as they try to jump over fencing and can die there...

... “Not only was the winter mild, the deer actually coming into that winter were in much better condition than typical because of the really abundant acorn we had locally here and much of the northern parts of the U.P. where we had those mast crops available for them,” said DNR Wildlife Biologist Brian Roell...

Deer Outlook Positive Across Texas For Bow Season September 9, 2021 Tyler Morning Telegraph
.... After going through an early winter drought, followed by a record freeze, a wet spring and relatively mild summer have resulted in a boon to Texas’ white-tailed deer statewide...

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in Henry County deer September 9, 2021 Tennessee, WKRN
... The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said its staff responded to a call in Henry County regarding a three-year-old doe who was “thin and exhibiting strange behavior.” ...

... The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in a release Wednesday states Tennessee wildlife officials confirmed the fatal neurological disease in a 3½ year-old female deer in Henry County, Tennessee. The deer was found about eight miles away from the Kentucky-Tennessee border southwest of Murray ...

... we assessed foraging trends using microhistological analysis of fecal pellets from 2006–2018 across a network of monitoring plots in 39 relict Tsuga canadensis (Eastern Hemlock) stands in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We found that deciduous browse comprised the majority of the diet, but conifer species were also eaten. During severe winters, Eastern Hemlock and Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir) were more prevalent in the diet, whereas in mild winters, Thuja occidentalis (Northern White Cedar) was more prevalent...

...Landscape genetics approaches are increasingly used to better understand potential pathways for CWD spread in white-tailed deer, but little is known about genetic structure of white-tailed deer in Ohio...  Our results indicated widespread genetic connectivity of white-tailed deer across Ohio and negligible effects of landscape features. These patterns likely reflect some combination of minimal resistive effects of landscape features on white-tail deer movement in Ohio and the effects of regional recolonization or translocation...

... Last year’s summer opening day for 2020-21 big game hunting license sales brought in more than $920,000, compared to about $340,000 in 2019, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Just two weeks in, 2020 license sales were at $6.2 million. This year’s preliminary figures have yet to be released...

Township receiving comments on draft deer management plan September 9, 2021 Indiana, Indiana Gazette
... Archery hunting is the only method permitted by the plan ... Those interested in applying to be on the committee can fill out an application for vacant board or commission, available on the township’s website, www.whitetownship.org, under documents and forms...

The Other White Meat September 8, 2021 Texas, BlueBonnetNews.com
... The Texas Game Warden Criminal Investigation Division (CID) provided Bexar County Game Wardens with information regarding an individual selling deer meat on Craigslist... the suspect admitted to attempting to sell the deer meat and gave information where the white-tailed deer had been killed. The individual was cited for selling white-tailed deer meat...

North Dakota 2021 Big Game Outlook  September 8, 2021 North Dakota Game and Fish News
     Spring, summer and fall of 2021 has presented our state with another sizeable hurdle in the form of extreme drought. While some areas of the state are certainly better than others, there are some parts that are hard to imagine being any worse.  Many areas have set records for being in the top five years of least amount of rainfall and ranking in the top five for hottest temperatures in 125 years of record keeping....

Richmond Heights prepares for deer culling in coming months September 8, 2021 Ohio, cleveland.com
... “The first thing is a survey of the deer population in town,” he said. “I believe that is in the works in Richmond Heights, and once we have that (information), we’ll have a good handle on what the base (deer) population is in Richmond Heights... and enable us to make some management decisions on what needs to be removed.” ...

Cougars become unlimited hunting game in Utah September 7, 2021 Utah, KSL Radio
... The Wildlife Board approved a plan to increase quotas in many hunting areas and lift quotas on cougars altogether in others. Additionally, officials are making cougars year-round game in hopes of increasing numbers of mule deer and bighorn sheep...

... two such wildlife corridors near Charlottesville, one of which is near a very highly trafficked part of Interstate 64.  The release says an analysis of the corridor system found that the two corridors reduced vehicle-wildlife collisions by 92 percent...  The Full Report

Follow up: DNR establishes CWD testing plan for Green Lake County September 7, 2021 Wisconsin, Ripon Commonwealth Press
... “Within a 10 mile radius of that positive case, we're going to try and collect 300 samples,” DNR Wildlife Biologist James Christopoulos said. “That should give us a 95% confidence interval of detecting the disease if it's present in at least 1% of deer.” ...

BLM bringing back deferred parcels for new lease sale September 7, 2021 Sublette Examiner, Wyoming
... Wyoming Game and Fish reported that all but one High Desert District herd unit have fallen below population objectives, with the Sublette mule deer herd negatively affected by harsh winters of 2016-2017 and 2010-2011.  The population goal is 32,000 for the Sublette herd, estimated in 2019 at 20,846 deer.. 

How the Utah Drought is Impacting Deer and Elk  September 7, 2021  One Green Planet
... Several years of droughts ... have decreased the vegetation, which is the main food source for these animals ... Droughts have decreased the vegetation, which is the main food source for these animals ...

Deer Management Program Starts Saturday In Fairfax County September 7, 2021 Virginia, Patch
... The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors first approved the annual program in 2000. The first archery hunt began in Fiscal Year 2010 ...

A mixed bag for hunters this season in Wyoming  September 5, 2021 Casper Star-Tribune Online
...  Populations of mule deer remain stable at a generally decreased level across the state ... Elk are doing well almost universally, as they have been for years...

...  White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations have recovered to about 30 million animals in the United States... at regional scales, deer overall occurred at greater densities in forests and woody wetlands and lower densities in agricultural and residential development, which did not appear to support more deer. Deer preference for forests does result in damage to forest products, but alternatively, some may consider that deer provide important socioeconomic and ecological services by reducing number of small trees, particularly in the absence of other disturbances that historically controlled tree biomass...

Habitat regeneration in Mullen Fire burn area benefits big game September 4, 2021 Wyoming, Wyoming News
... The largest recent impact on habitat was last fall’s Mullen Fire, which burned more than 176,000 acres in the Snowy Range. Habitat regeneration is happening within the burn scar, which will have long-term benefits for elk, mule deer, moose and bighorn sheep...

Outagamie Co. deer farm tests positive for CWD September 2, 2021 Wisconsin, We Are Green Bay
... The herd consisting of around 30 deer will remain under quarantine while an epidemiological investigation is conducted...

Farmington Hills takes steps to adopt a deer management plan September 2, 2021 Michigan, C&G Newspapers
... Of the various options that have been suggested for how to manage the deer population, Farmington Hills Council member Ken Massey said he is not satisfied with the “only option” the DNR has been pushing for, which is to kill them... “If there is a birth control available for the does, it would make sense ...

Idaho Fish and Game confirm cause of death for as many as 300 deer in Kamiah area September 2, 2021 KHQ
... confirmed positive cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) virus in samples taken from dead white-tail deer in the Clearwater area...

Tri-state area big game at risk of deadly virus, wildlife officials say  SiouxlandProud  September 1, 2021 Nebraska, KCAU 9
... Ruden said the number of cases in 2019 was much higher than what Iowa has seen this year, but it is still early in the season, and reports are continuously monitored. EHD that has been reported in Iowa has been in the south and eastern parts of Iowa...

Mule deer on the move: Study finds that they'll travel more than 50 miles to summer and winter ranges September 1, 2021 Montana, hungryhorsenews.com
... ‘Accessing high quality forage during summer is critical for mule deer because it strongly influences over-winter survival,” ... “In all study areas, mountain lion predation was the leading known cause of mortality, imposing 6-11% annual mortality upon adult females across regions,” ...

Big game hunting in southwest Montana could be shaped by drought, winter conditions September 1, 2021 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... Mild weather last winter meant survival among big game species was mostly good across southwest Montana ... Exceptional drought in southwest Montana during the summer months resulted in limited forage ...

Langlade County deer farm tests positive for CWD September 1, 2021 Wisconsin, WSAW
... a 1-year-old doe was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. All 57 deer at the 6-acre farm were already under quarantine after receiving animals from a CWD affected farm...  

U.S. reports world's first deer with COVID-19 - August 31, 2021


... new research ... researchers found a link between areas where CWD has been in mule deer herds the longest and how common a genetic mutation which slows down disease progression, known as the 225F allele ...

 ... "They used to light a fire and just let it burn till it quit, wherever over yonder it quit. Because it kept the forest open. The deer had something to eat.  ... In 1990, Florida passed a law to encourage prescribed burns, recognizing that the state would lose significant biodiversity without it ...

Nevada agencies to prioritize wildlife migration corridors August 31, 2021 Nevada, Elko Daily Free Press
... Sage grouse, pronghorn, mule deer and bighorn sheep are just a few of the species expected to benefit from a new executive order on wildlife migration corridors signed this week by Gov. Steve Sisolak...

Maine Deer Spy August 31, 2021 IFW News
... Do you enjoy watching deer? Do you want to help Maine’s biologists better understand the white-tailed deer population? Become a citizen scientist for the Maine Deer Spy project! Volunteers are needed across the state and everyone can participate...

... The Pennsylvania Game Commission made a total of 925,000 antlerless deer licenses available, which is slightly down from 932,000 in 2020...

Washington 2021 Hunting Outlook August 31, 2021 WDFW News
... All available harvest and survey data indicate white-tailed deer populations appear to be stable in all GMUs associated with District 1. According to harvest data, mule deer populations appear to be stable or slightly decreasing...   Game Status Report for 2020, February 2021

... The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved an augmented grant of $20 million for construction of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Overpass Crossing over U.S. Highway 101 in the Liberty Canyon area of Los Angeles County... 

Game and Fish presents the 2021 fall hunting forecasts  August 30, 2021 Wyoming,  Wyoming Game and Fish News
... another year of drought, following several impactful wildfires... Mule deer populations have generally decreased or remained stable throughout the Casper Region over the past few years ... White-tailed deer populations continue to do well in most of the Casper Region...

... a relatively mild winter and healthy herds in most parts of the state .... Last year also marked the third time in the last 10 years the state’s whitetail harvest exceeded the mule deer harvest.  “If you think back a few decades, that would have been unimaginable,” ...

...  Our study focused on a new strain of Bacillus isolated from deer dung... Our results suggest that Bacillus subtilis NC16 can not only degrade cellulose, but its metabolites may be sources of antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs...

... Epizootic hemorrhagic disease...  "Last year, southwest North Dakota was hit relatively hard by EHD. Right now, it appears that the virus is picking up where it left off ...

Expect more of the same for elk and deer August 28, 2021 Idaho, Post Register
... “There’s been no dramatic changes to the statewide populations for elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer up or down, and the statewide harvests for 2021 should also be similar to 2020,” ..,


Deer Hunting Season 2021 Forecast: A State-By-State Guide August 17, 2021 Outdoor Life Magazine




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... mating season “will substantially increase the moose (and) deer activity along the roadways.” ... 

Old Town Police help pull deer out of pool September 20, 2021 Maine, Bangor WABI-TV
...  deer eating her shrubs on the front lawn. When she went to shoo it away, Janice heard a splash ... the cover was preventing it from swimming over to get out...

Mother-son duo frame deer, animals in $10,000 insurance fraud scam, NC officials say  September 20, 2021 North Carolina, Raleigh News & Observer
...  she said “her car and truck had been struck multiple times by deer and other animals,” the North Carolina Department of Insurance said Thursday in a news release...

Fawn recovering after being rescued from flash flooding  September 18, 2021 Louisiana, Local News 8
... “The deer went under twice before I could do that — completely submerged. I jumped in — it got chest deep when I finally got it… The little deer — clearly knew he had been rescued. ...

Do Twin Fawns Remain Pals Into Adulthood?  September 13, 2021 North Carolina, WFDD
... “Yearling bucks, they will disperse and leave the area and begin establishing their own home range. And this can be up to three to five or more miles from where they were raised. But for yearling does, they will generally stay in the area where they were born, and they can often form family groups.” ...

Orphaned baby deer find new home at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford September 5, 2021 Massachusetts, southcoasttoday.com9h
... In early summer months, MassWildlife placed a female white-tailed deer fawn at BPZOO, who was believed to have been orphaned at less than 10 days old in South Dartmouth. Weeks later, she was joined by a second female fawn found alone in western Massachusetts...

Baby deer swims to man for help during hurricane - September 8, 2021 Louisiana


A deer rescue on the Long Island Sound was caught on camera. - September 7, 2021 New York


A deer is finally freed, with some sedation, from a rope swing in Barrington September 1, 2021 Illinois, DailyHerald.com
... the deer was frantic and running in a circle, at times leaving its feet and swinging by its antler ... "His adrenaline was so pumped that it took us three rounds of anesthetic to get him groggy," Keller posted on Facebook....

... “He swam in the yard and I was thankful I left the gate open,” Fears said. “He swam over and I picked him up.” ... he has been feeding the fawn and hopes to nurse it back to full strength ...

Deer Pierced By Arrow In Nevada City August 23, 2021 California, CBS Sacramento
  ... 
 a deer with an arrow through its side Saturday night out her window—and two coyotes closing in...

... "Oh my god it's gonna die," one woman says. "I'm not going to let him die," Wallace says,.. The fawn goes under a dock briefly and Wallace follows and then emerges, the fawn cradled in his left arm ...


... estimated to be a 12-point buck was swimming hundreds of yard offshore, making its way to Michigan Island more than three miles away...  a couple people were sitting on a dock.    “They said, “Oh yeah, the animals do this all the time,’ ” ...

... Tahquamenon Falls State Park ... a fawn, galloped across the waterfall top at full speed, while tourists screamed in the background. The deer stopped momentarily at the edge, but the force of the water pulled it down...  paddle its way to the edge ...

... The camera itself is located on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County... 


... Someone out there in this well-known, popular neighborhood is committing a crime, shooting arrows at deer, including a fawn that died after two days of suffering in the hot sun... 
... At least 4 deer shot with arrows in Palm Harbor ... photos show deer with arrows throw their leg, abdomen, and neck ...


A farewell to an extroverted deer August 9, 2021 Washington, Journal of the San Juan Islands
...  After nine years of touching the lives of locals and visitors, the beloved island deer died in June... When Little Girl had fawns of her own, her fawns didn’t follow her lead and never got close to humans either. Chenoweth said that people didn’t try to lure her fawns in either, as they wanted to keep them wild for their own health...

... A fawn accidentally fell into a canal of fast-moving water ... As the deer approached, he reached down and grabbed it by the ear and pulled it up and out of the canal, just in the nick of time...

How John Jeanneney of Clinton Corners changed hunting for the better throughout New York July 21, 2021 New York, Poughkeepsie Journal
... Jeanneney was the foremost authority on using leashed tracking dogs in the U.S... it’s virtually impossible to read, or even talk about using dogs to track and recover big game any place in the country without his name surfacing. ...


New York Times
...  While its mother is away, the fawn hides ...  sometimes the doe does not return — hit by a car, perhaps. If the fawn is left alone for too long, its ears curl up, a sign of dehydration, and flies may cloud around its uncleaned body, drawing attention...


... accused of killing the deer by shooting them from trucks, using a spotlight at night to shoot them, and intentionally running them over with their vehicles and stabbing and kicking them to death...