Deer Management News This Week

Upper Powder River Mule Deer study January 26, 2020 Wyoming, Casper-Riverton KCWY-DT
 ... In the first year of the study, 18 deer died; causes range from Chronic Wasting Disease, pneumonia, predation, one even falling from a cliff. Researchers also learned a few deer migrated over 30 miles. Nutritional condition of the deer has been less than expected, despite precipitation being above average over the last two years...

Food plots on the rise amid DNR's deer baiting ban January 26, 2020 Michigan, WZZM
... Based on the presence of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) ... they made a decision to ban baiting while ... Food plots are classified as by the Michigan DNR as "naturally occurring foods, standing agricultural crops, or food placed as a result of using normal agricultural practices." ...

Hunting license sales are up, triggered by change in deer season January 26, 2020 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
... license sales from July through December 2019 had increased 0.4% to 849,575 ...  data shows license sales have trended downward for more than 30 years, dropping by an average of 3% annually  ... “It seems reasonable to conclude the Saturday opener had an influence on this turnaround,” ...

Axis deer on the rise, experts say January 25, 2019 Hawaii, The Maui News
... Kia Hawaii has surveyed more than 250,000 acres on Maui, Molokai and Lanai over the last three years and his studies are 95 percent accurate.  Molokai has 50,000 to 70,000 deer.  Lanai has 25,000 to 30,000 deer.  Maui has about 35,000 to 50,000 deer.  While Molokai and Lanai are at carrying capacity ... Maui is 25 to 30 years away from carrying capacity ... anticipates a deer carrying capacity for Maui to be 210,000..,

... The herd of about 70 elk ventured out of the Teton Canyon ... IDFG is working with landowners to implement a baiting operation to try and lure the elk away from the highway and back toward the canyon...

... CWD turned up in northwestern deer around Libby and Troy. Tests identified that almost 50 deer were infected.  FWP biologists theorized the sudden geographical jump was the result of hunters unknowingly bringing diseased carcasses back from the eastern part of the state and dumping the remains after they finished butchering...

... the DNR says the real number of poaching cases is likely two to three times higher than what’s known... elk were shot and just left to rot...

... there were an estimated 1,541 wolves in the state during summer 2019. The estimate represents the peak population shortly after pups were born... Idaho Fish and Game staff deployed 569 cameras specifically for estimating wolf abundance, which took about 11 million photos over the course of a few months...

Kentucky 2019-20 Deer Harvest January 24, 2020 KDFWR News
...  Hunters reported taking 148,382 deer, 53 percent antlered and 47 percent antlerless in the 2019-20 season, according to harvest data posted on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) website....  A contributing factor to the record kill was the scarcity of mast and green forage, due to the unseasonably hot and dry fall, that kept deer on the move, in search of food..,

... Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons ... The driver in that increase came from a higher archery harvest ... 45 percent does and 55 percent males...

Wisconsin DNR hears from hunters on CWD issues January 23, 2020 WQOW TV News 18
... "A lot of hunters just don't believe that CWD is real, and if they do, there's nothing that can be done about it," ... Sen. Jeff Smith (D - Eau Claire) who said the state is promoting testing and looking at regulations to ensure hunters are participating in safe practices...

Relationships among white-tailed deer density, harvest, and landscape metrics in TN, USA HL Adams, RE Kissell, D Ratajczak, EL Warr… - European Journal of Wildlife …, 2020
... Deer density was best predicted by harvest density and harvest density + percent woody area. However, harvest density was the only important variable in predicting deer density (Σωi = 0.700). Results of this study emphasize the significance of harvest density in deer management...

The fight for Minnesota's Moose January 23, 2020, UMN News
... its population in Minnesota has declined by more than 50 percent since 2006 ... collaborating... to ... decipher whether a parasite called brainworm is the number one threat to Minnesota’s largest wild animal...

... The harvest option is self-service and provides automated tag issuances that aren’t site-specific. The conservation option, which accounts for 83 percent of enrollment, provides customized one-on-one assistance from TPWD staff and tag issuances that are tailored to each property. Conservation option participants are required to have a wildlife management plan, conduct population surveys and improve habitat...

Wildlife department announces special season for deer in Mississippi. Here's why and when January 23, 2020, The Clarion-Ledger
... The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks needs more deer tissue samples to test for chronic wasting disease and has established a special hunting season for deer in the North Mississippi CWD Management Zone...

Study provides insight on how to minimize the impacts of severe weather on wildlife January 23, 2020 Florida, EurekAlert!
... a recent issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B ...  "During the storm, we observed ...: deer ...selecting the pine forests at higher elevations. More than half of the animals we tracked left their home range for higher terrain." ... because deer seek higher elevations of pine forests during heavy storms, it is essential that land managers and conservationists protect and manage these environments...

Changes considered to gun-deer season January 23, 2020 Wisconsin, WSAU.com
... The total number of deer harvested last year was down 19-percent.  One major proposal on the table is extending the gun season by another 10 days in order to help prop up harvest numbers. Other possible changes include stopping hunting for several days before the gun season, as well as limiting the crossbow season...

... “Those of you who have voted, condoned, and championed for this senseless, needless act of violence on our city have done real harm,” Margaret Sadoff, a member of Friends of Ann Arbor Wildlife ... Council Member Jane Lumm ... cited a law that makes disrupting the lawful killing of animals a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000 ...

Wild deer tests positive for CWD in Marathon County January 23, 2020 Wisconsin, WSAW.com
...   harvested in the township of Reid during the 2019 antlerless deer hunting season... the first wild deer that tested positive for CWD in Marathon County ... within 10 miles of adjacent Shawano, Portage and Waupaca counties ...

Antler scores grow in popularity in West Virginia January 22, 2020 West Virginia MetroNews
... The changing culture of deer hunting has created more and more demand for those who are certified scorers with the Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young scoring systems...

... Using object-based image analysis followed by random forests classification, we rapidly digitized choropleth maps of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) densities in the conterminous US during 1982 and 2001 to 2005 (hereafter, 2003), allowing access to deer density information stored in images... Deer densities likely are within historical levels in most of the US...

CWD spreads slow in parts of Wyoming, fast in others January 22, 2020 Jackson Hole News & Guide
... Deer hunt zone 157 ... is the case in point... Some 70-plus mule deer samples and another 50-plus whitetail deer samples arrived at Edwards’ lab. Unfortunately, over half the animals hunters harvested were coming up positive for CWD — and in a unit that was first confirmed positive as recently as 2012..,

... During the 2019 hunting season and special hunts, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in 27 wild deer, all from southeastern Minnesota.  CWD was not detected in wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota..,

Iowa City deer management continues to draw controversy among residents January 21, 2020 Iowa, Univeristy of Iowa Daily Iowan
... Iowa City will be managing the deer population through 2025 — first through sharpshooting, and later through a bow hunt... Iowa City managed deer through sharpshooting from 2000 to 2010 ... One group upset by the City Council’s decision to sharpshoot and bow hunt deer is the Iowa City Deer Friends...

Idaho Mule Deer Management Plan 2020-2025 Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Prepared December 2019
... A significant component of the Plan introduces concepts for addressing hunter congestion, which has been an ongoing concern for Idaho’s mule deer hunters... The Plan also provides in-depth information regarding collection of mule deer demographic and survival data, how those data are utilized to assess population abundance and trends, and how that information is ultimately used to manage harvest...

Researchers, biologist, and sportsmen from across southern Idaho convened in King Hill, ID to capture mule deer. - January 21, 2020 Idaho


... Eight deer killed by hunters last fall tested positive ... That boosts the total number of confirmed cases in hunter-killed deer since 2009 to 24 ... A white-tailed deer found dead and emaciated by a landowner near Williston last February also died from the disease. It was the first natural CWD death documented in the state...

Total 2019 Wisconsin deer harvest down 14%  January 21, 2020 Wisconsin, WBAY
... Hunters killed 288,025 deer across all seasons ... down 14% from 335,243 deer in 2018... Total license sales also dipped, from 806,442 to 794,712 ..,

Hilton Head Island, Board of directors decides to cull deer from Hilton Head gated community January 20, 2020 South Carolina, WTOC
... Some Palmetto Dunes residents were shocked this weekend when they learned their board had voted to cull 25 white-tail deer from the neighborhood... “They did not even poll the residents. They didn’t ask whether we wanted it. ...” 

Manistee, Cull expected to harvest about 23 deer in Manistee January 21, 2020, Michigan, Manistee News Advocate
... Last year, USDA culled 23 deer ... estimates put the cost around $10,000 for the USDA to cull a minimum of 20 deer [about $500 per deer] ... this is not a one or two year operation. This needs to be perpetual...

... improvement projects for non-state lands across the Upper Peninsula.  $100,000 in grants are available through the DNR's Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative ...

The work that this organization accomplishes with mostly volunteers is remarkable. Please find out more how you can help in Arizona's wildlife conservation by going to arizonaelksociety.org. -- January 20, 2020 Arizona


Winona, Former deer park is CWD-free; now what? January 20, 2020 Wisconsin, Winona Post, WPR.org
... For Winonans who opposed the closure and the culling in the first place, the bad news is, the deer didn’t have CWD. They had to be killed to check for a disease they didn’t have.  The good news is, the former deer park won’t have to sit empty for the next five years... 

... Bayfield County ... included requirements for moving live deer into the county and more frequent fence inspections. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources currently inspects fences once every 10 years, said county conservationist Ben Dufford.  "Bayfield County decided that wasn’t good enough ...

Better weather good for hunters, bad for deer January 19, 2020 Ohio,  The Columbus Dispatch
... The harvest total through Tuesday stood at 178,648, about 8.2% more than the 165,131 whitetails checked at the same point a year ago...

... In this year’s comp count, the Pioneer DAU (Unit 50) had the lowest fawn numbers with 57:100:27 (fawn/doe/buck), while the Mountain Valley DAU (Units 59A and 58) had the highest fawn ratio at 77:100:21.  “As a general rule, entering winter with fawn ratios of the upper 50s to low 60s means the population, given an average winter, will likely hold even,” ... The buck numbers are seriously low in several DAU’s. In the Caribou area (units 66 and 69), the count totals were 13 bucks per 100 does, and in the Island Park DAU there was only 18 per 100 adult females...

... After being nearly wiped out in the late 1800s, the [elk] are making a comeback in Skagit Valley. Local tribes are thrilled, but the agricultural industry is not... Tribal member Scott Schuyler says compromise is difficult because of the pervasive belief that neither elk nor tribes belong in the valley...

Second moose tests positive for CWD January 18, 2020 Montana, Daily Inter Lake
... A second moose has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Northwest Montana.  A hunter harvested the bull moose during the last week of the general hunting season near Fawn Creek just southeast of Libby ...

Idaho Works to Make Travel Safer—for Drivers and Big Game January 17, 2020 Pew Charitable Trusts
... More than 100 mule deer die each year from vehicle collisions along a short section of U.S. Highway 30 ... Idaho Fish and Game and the state Transportation Department are working together to design a solution to help wildlife safely cross this segment of Highway 30 ...

... In response to a decline in deer populations in some pockets of the state due, in part, to adverse weather conditions and the animals falling prey to cougars in recent years, state wildlife officials issued an “emergency” increase of 117 cougar harvest objectives in 11 areas across Utah .., [Graph from Utah DWR]

... 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.” ...

Final deer season count is 285,483 January 17, 2020 columbiamissourian.com
... preliminary report showing 285,483 deer were killed.  Of the deer, 133,914 were antlered bucks, 27,931 were button bucks, and 123,638 were does... Hunters took 290,224 deer during the 2018-2019 overall deer hunting season ...

Deer Test Positive for CWD January 17, 2020 North Dakota, NDGF News
... Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease ... All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from 3A1 ..,

Three Counties Have CWD Status Changed January 16, 2020 Tennessee, TWRA News
... Haywood and Chester counties have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county after a deer tested positive in Tipton County within 10 miles of the Lauderdale County border...

...  game cameras will be used to track and sex animals to help biologists generate more reliable estimates of sex ratios for mule deer in Southern Idaho.  In the past aerial surveys were used to generate sex ratio estimates, but because of ground cover that hides animals, only a small portion of a winter range could be sampled from the air. The use of cameras will expand the study over the entire range...

... A Denver District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit opposing Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions as a way of boosting mule deer populations on the West Slope....

California “Deer Factory” on the decline January 15, 2020 The Willits News
... the term “Deer Factory” is a by-gone term for the northern remote mountains of California, called the B-Zones. Fifty years ago it was normal on a walk through the woods to see 40-50 deer in a day ... Today, few bucks are seen and the greater numbers of deer we once saw regularly, have vanished largely in northwestern California...

North Fork deer herds are threatened January 15, 2020 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... decline of the mule deer and white-tailed deer herds on the North Fork of the Shoshone River... attributed to, the harsh winters of 2016-17, and very healthy wolf, grizzly bear and mountain lion populations... The wolves more than any other predator follow the deer to the Central Plateau ...

... the total Eastern Panhandle count for Chronic Wasting Disease for the 2019-2020 hunting season is 22 hunter-harvested deer out of 716 samples ... Added to figures from June 2019, the total number of confirmed CWD cases in deer in the Eastern Panhandle is 398 ...

A family in Garfield County, Utah is outraged after accusing a Division of Wildlife Resource Officer of trespassing onto their property to kill a domesticated deer. - January 14, 2020 Utah

... Law enforcement in two southern Utah counties are investigating threats towards a conservation officer who shot a domesticated deer ...  which [the family] had rescued at its birth ....The DWR tells FOX 13 they are still reviewing the incident and are working with the family to come to a resolution and to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again...
... The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources met with multiple sheriffs following an incident in which a conservation officer went on private property to euthanize a deer  ..“(The DWR) thinks they can do whatever they want, and they’ve overstepped their bounds here,” ...

Local group starts wildlife survey, concerned about predators January 14, 2020 Washington, Eastern Washington Statesmen Examiner
... ungulate herds appear to be declining at a rate that should be making state officials nervous. Instead, he claims that biologists with Fish and Wildlife seem to be underreporting the number of predators and over-reporting deer, elk and moose populations to make the situation look better than it is... The Northeast Washington Wildlife Group is asking local residents and hunters to fill out a survey ...

... a plan for sharpshooters to kill up to 30 white-tailed deer ... will cost about $20,000... pregnant does would be targeted...

... Three white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease at a deer farm in Newaygo County... three 4-year-old deer ... Since 2008, the disease has been detected in four other privately-owned deer facilities from Kent, Mecosta and Montcalm counties ....

Enzychem Lifesciences Corp (KOSDAQ:183490) CEO Ki Young Sohn sat down with Proactive’s Christine Corrado at the Biotech Showcase 2020 in San Francisco. The South Korea and New Jersey-based biopharma company's lead compound is an immune resolution accelerator that is derived from deer antlers, with the potential to be used for a variety of indications. - January 14, 2020


EHD, ODFW IDs cause of NE Oregon 2,000-deer die-off January 13, 2020 Oregon, 
KTVZ
... Tests conducted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife veterinarians have confirmed that Epizootic hemorrhagic disease is responsible for the die-off of an estimated 2,000 white-tailed deer in Eastern Oregon ... in late fall ...

... "Forty years ago, there were no white-tailed deer anywhere near here ... the lower Texas-Mexico border ... Today, the white-tailed deer are all over the place. And so it's been a huge success."  Fish and Wildlife told NPR that the border wall may impact 8,839 acres of native habitat on 30 separate tracts of its land... "... staff have worked on this issue for decades and decades. And it's being torn down in front of our eyes." ...

... Thirteen percent of the white-tailed deer in the town of Libby could be infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD), the highest prevalence rate in the state... FWP is already trapping deer within city limits to reduce population numbers ... Now t
he agency hopes to get permission from the state wildlife commission to sell an unlimited number of white-tailed deer tags..

Wildlife group surveys public on cougar concerns January 13, 2020 Washington, Capital Press
... In recent years, the region's cougar populations have increased, impacting deer, elk and moose populations ... Magart expects the 2019 deer harvest to be the lowest on record  ... With less prey, the cougars are moving closer to towns ...

... the elk were killed [206 elk] as part of a research project with a graduate student from the University of Idaho... The research was looking at ways to help keep elk off private property and prevent them from damaging crops. The research identified four different methods to see which was most effective. One of those methods was sharpshooting ...

BLM's Carlsbad plan must balance oil and wildlife January 13, 2020 New Mexico, Albuquerque Journal
... The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to release a Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Carlsbad area ... wants to make nearly 97% of the planning area available to oil and gas leasing... key habitat for pronghorn, deer and a variety of upland game birds, and that habitat has been increasingly stressed by energy development...

Chronic Wasting Disease, DNR is right, but should grant leeway  January 13, 2020 Minnesota, Grand Forks Herald
... Four years ago, Minnesota wild deer had no cases of chronic wasting disease ... by late 2019, there were 76 confirmed cases of CWD in Minnesota wild deer.  Many wildlife biologists and hunters believe the quick rise can be attributed to Minnesota deer farms ... 

... As of Dec. 3, the commission has confirmed 770 cases of the disease in Arkansas. Of those, 664, or 86%, are in Newton, Boone and Carroll counties... At least one case has been found in 13 of Arkansas' 75 counties, all in northern Arkansas...\

... Scientists have come to consider these ancient routes as critical habitat warranting state protection. With mule deer population numbers hovering near historic lows, the state has been debating how to avoid losing this animal ... Wyoming is home to roughly 400,000 mule deer and about half the world’s pronghorn population...

DNR deer goal sessions among upcoming ways to get involved January 12, 2020 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
... A series of workshops across northwest Minnesota beginning later this month present an opportunity for the many deer hunters in that part of the state to get involved in the Department of Natural Resources’ process for setting deer population goals...

... Chronic wasting disease, or CWD ... Nearly all the infected and suspected deer were in north Mississippi, including 25 killed or found in Benton County and 10 in adjacent Marshall County ...






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You Can Get Up Close & Personal With Deer & Exotic Animals At This Tennessee Farm January 23, 2020 Tennessee, Narcity
... Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo in Sevierville, Tennessee is a one-of-a-kind experience... tons of deer, zebras, kangaroos, goats and so many other animals you can touch and feed...


... tests on artifacts found near the ring suggest it was made 5,500 to 6,300 years ago ... testing identified the material—the bone of an elk (Alces alces) or red deer (Cervus elapse)  ... they say it is likely red deer, the more local of the two species. Elk vanished from the area in response to rising sea levels ...

On the morning of January 20, 2020, Officer Flannery responded to a home in a rural part of Fayette County where a deer had become trapped in a swimming pool. The temperature was around 18 degrees. Animal Care & Control and the Fire Department were also dispatched, but Officer Flannery was first to arrive. With help from the homeowner, the deer was safely lifted out of the pool and appeared to be okay. - January 21, 2020 Massachusetts


... 
 Residents in southeastern Utah quickly fell in love with an extremely rare melanistic mule deer that frolicked through their yards ... name him “Coal” for his extremely rare dark coat... they had found Coal dead in their backyard... appeared frail ...

Two whitetail bucks are locked in deadly combat. Their antlers entwined, the only hope for survival is human assistance. The Wyoming Game and Fish warden uses a saw to cut an antler and successfully frees the lucky one. Although he staggers away, he should fully recover from his ordeal. - January 14, 2020


One of my mom's colleagues raises #deer and one of them became friends with his dog. - January 14, 2020


Deer-Abuse Charges Filed January 10, 2020 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     The Pennsylvania Game Commission today filed charges against two Brookville, Pa. teenagers who recorded social-media videos of themselves holding down and repeatedly kicking an immobile white-tailed deer...  Each faces two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated animal cruelty ... The Nov. 30 incident for which Smith and his accomplice were charged has been seen by thousands of people worldwide who viewed the videos..,

... Rescuers punched their way through the ice for more than 45 minutes trying to herd the deer to shore... It took off into the nearby woods...

This little deer loves to come for a visit for an apple. Every day, she shows up at our back door, we open the door, and she walks in for an apple. - January 8, 2020


... on Facebook last week, which shows the deer walking in a neighborhood street alongside his son... It’s the coolest and craziest thing I have ever seen. A beautiful healthy doe, just cruising the neighborhood...

  Nassau County police rescue 2 deer stuck in fence in Muttontown January 7, 2020 New York, ABC 7 New York
... One of the officers used a car jack to loosen the gate and set the two deer free, unharmed...

... Cryptorchid deer ... have traits of both genders, the strangest of which is a full growth of hair, or velvet, that remains on their antlers throughout their life ...

... A North Dakota neighborhood has adopted an unusual community pet.  Meet Jonnie the deer... A resident and her son rescued the doe from the side of the road three years ago. She was found next to her dead mother with a broken leg. The family nursed the fawn back to health...


 
NC man spots rare piebald deer in neighborhood January 4, 2020 North Carolina, We Are Iowa
... Piebald deer have blotches of white on portions of their fur that are usually dark, while albino deer lack pigmentation and are completely white...

CNY village of Pulaski erecting statue of Bella, its beloved deer January 2, 2020 New York, newyorkupstate.com
... A group of community-minded residents and business officials are working on keeping the memory of a Bella, a beloved white-tailed deer that disappeared back in 2017, alive for generations to come.  The group, P.R.O.P. (Preservation and Revitalization of Pulaski), has raised more than $3,500 in donations and grant money to build a bronze statue of Bella ...

... the King of Carson, the great wild buck who is often seen munching on the grasses along the west side, generally accompanied by a dozen or more does and fawns.  Last weekend, the Deer King found himself in a bit of a pickle after getting himself and his massive antlers tangled with what appeared to be a clothesline...

 Deer dies 2 weeks after being wounded by arrow near Cherokee Park January 2, 2019 Kentucky, WAVE Louisville 
... 
There are concerns in the Highlands about the safety of people and animals after a deer was hit with an arrow and wasn't found to put it out of its misery for a couple of weeks...

Hunter fatally shot father, daughter after mistaking them for deer January 1, 2019 South Carolina, Live5News.com
...  the Drawdys and two other hunters were deer driving, moving deer near to the area where they were set up to hunt...

... a film about three women following a scrawny, pregnant mule deer on its spring migration from its wintering grounds near LaBarge, Wyo., over the Wyoming Range, to an alpine cirque in the Salt River Range — about 85 miles...

I spotted this deer stuck in a fence. Luckily we were able to free it. - December 29, 2019


Dog and wild deer playing - December 27, 2019


The other 364 days of the year: The real lives of wild reindeer December 25, 2019 Alaska, Lake County News
... Caribou, North America’s wild reindeer ... the only deer species where males and females both grow antlers. Females and young males have antlers that are similar in size, but males older than 2 or 3 years have much larger antlers.  Caribou and reindeer have been around for more than a million years ...

Deer and Snow - December 27, 2019


... The zoo is offering a live reindeer cam showing four adorable deer -- Mabel, Junebug, Abby and Forest... [click on the Youtube player to see the live stream]

Reindeer stopped in traffic on way to meet Santa, police say December 20, 2019 Indiana, Northwest Indiana Times
... a driver called police after they thought they saw a live deer in the back of a van driving through Schererville ...The reindeer was later spotted Thursday at Protsman Elementary School in Dyer accompanied by a man in a festive hat, red tunic and striped tights, presumably a North Pole elf...

We harvest crops, not sensitive, breathing animals December 18, 2019 Ohio, Columbus Dispatch
... When did the word “harvest” become an acceptable term for the killing of a sentient animal? Employing a combine to a grain crop will yield a harvest, as will a squadron of chainsaw-bearing loggers to a stand of timber...

... Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they were forced to put down a deer that was found walking around with an arrow in its head...

... 200 fawns she lovingly rehabilitates each year. Her mission is to simulate a doe’s nurturing, heal the fawns physically and prepare them mentally to go out and thrive... her nonprofit organization Kindred Spirits Farm Rescue ...



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