Deer Management News This Week

New study finds common pesticide a danger to deer October 17, 2019 South Dakota, KSFY
... scientists at South Dakota State University found a widely used pesticide is likely a danger to deer... neonicotinoids, the worlds most common family of pesticides, is likely causing serious birth defects in white-tailed deer...

Making the Game and Parks Commission more responsive October 17, 2019 Nebraska, McCook Daily Gazette, State Sen. Dan Hughes, Dist. 44 news
... we have made a clear statement that the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission needs to be more responsive to the complaints of landowners who have large herds of big game destroying their crops and pastures...

Idaho Fish and Game wants new hunters. So it created a video game to help them learn October 17, 2019 Idaho Statesman
... it asked Leman and his fellow students at Boise State University’s Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology program to design a virtual reality field dressing...

Please, shoot them: 12 bucks on MSU Deer Lab's most wanted list. Here's why.  October 17, 2019 MIssissippi, The Clarion-Ledger
... Deer collars failed to drop ... we had a fairly significant failure rate... The collars cost $3,000 each ... about 90% of the data is stored in the collars," Demarais said. "We have about 10% of the data. That was transmitted by satellite." ...

PFAS session focuses on wildlife October 17, 2019 Michigan, Ehextra
...  Michigan has reported PFAS [ per- and polyflouroalkyl substances] results on about 150 deer with 100 of those sampling from PFAS contaminated sites.   “Only one deer (of those 100) had PFAS levels that warranted an advisory,”  ...

Senator Ed McBroom discusses the deer baiting ban and Chronic Wasting Disease on WJMN - October 16, 2019 Michigan


How many deer has DeWitt killed in 2 years? Not nearly enough, feds say October 16, 2019 New York, Syracuse.com (blog)
... Perhaps most controversial is the proposal to trap live deer and kill them. “In areas where deer densities are high and shooting is not a feasible option under the current regulations, (Wildlife Service) recommends live trapping deer,” [non-lethal control] ...

... It is illegal to feed deer or elk in any county, city, or town during any deer or elk hunting season. ...

... The name caught on because chronic wasting disease leads to drooling, stumbling around, and the animal not being aware of its surroundings -- all of which are certainly zombie-like...  referring to CWD as a zombie disease gives the false impression that you can tell an animal is infected just by looking at it...

... 1,215 violations and 102 illegally killed big game animals—including moose, bison, black bear, deer, elk and pronghorns... Utah’s Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline (1-800-662-3337) ...

... The hunter had submitted the lymph nodes from the deer for testing. A follow-up test is being run to confirm the results...

... particularly concerned in recent years by outbreaks in north central Mississippi and southwest Tennessee, close enough for free-ranging deer to carry it across the state line, and also areas where Alabama hunters sometimes visit and harvest animals...

... In the spring of 2016 ... Deer 255 ... She traveled a whopping 242 miles from southwest Wyoming to eastern Idaho in the greatest migration in recorded mule deer history... [map below from University of Oregon]

Raritan, NJ lawsuit challenging Raritan Township deer hunt dismissed  October 16, 2019 New Jersey, MyCentralJersey
... a lawsuit brought by the Animal Protection League and a former municipal official claiming that the township is not enforcing the rules for deer hunting on public property ... dismissed the lawsuit earlier this month because it was not filed within 45 days of the township committee approving the deer hunts ...

LDWF makes chronic wasting disease testing service available to hunters October 16, 2019 Louisiana, Louisiana Sportsman
... Hunters seeking to have their harvested deer tested for CWD are encouraged to complete a new online form detailing the specific location where they have harvested a deer and then submit tissue from the animal to the nearest LDWF Field Office ...

... Michigan had 53,464 accidents involving deer in 2018, up 5% from 50,949 in 2017 and 14% from 46,870 deer-vehicle accidents in 2016... deer herd ... is continuing to recover from  harsh winters in 2013-15 that knocked down their numbers, especially in the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula ..,

State Works to Reduce Traffic Collisions with Wildlife October 15, 2019 Nevada, Public News Service
... wrecks involving animals have gone down as much as 98% in places where the diversions have been built, especially along Interstate 80 and Nevada Highway 93... Those corridors are essential to the wildlife. Otherwise it can really influence their ability to survive winters ...

"Our costs for managing Wyoming's world-class wildlife resources continue to rise dramatically, while many of our traditional funding sources are in decline. - October 14, 2019 Wyoming


... Deer populations are robust across the central region ... an average year for acorn production ... A deep snow pack in late winter resulted in reports of deer mortality – mostly fawns – over a large portion of southwestern Minnesota..,

After the flood: The bayou state's deer herd October 14, 2019 Louisiana, Louisiana Sportsman
... High water was prevalent the entire time that does were pregnant and extended into the fawning season ... To offset this loss, biologists have recommended that fewer does be harvested this season, which would allow for a higher-than-normal doe population to be producing more fawns in 2020... he browse that is normally available to deer was underwater, and many species probably died back..,

... With 14,000 reported incidence last year, Montana ranks second to West Virginia in the annual number of vehicle collisions with deer, according to State Farm... Several studies indicate that wildlife crossings work ... in association with fencing that helps funnel wildlife towards the crossings, can reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by 97-percent...

Deer baiting, feeding ban in place in most Wisconsin counties October 14, 2019 Wisconsin, La Crosse Tribune
... deer baiting and feeding is prohibited in 52 counties. Some counties, specifically in the northwest and southern area ... to limit the spread of disease and specifically ... chronic wasting disease (CWD) ...

Uinta Mule Deer - Study UpdateHD 2019 HD. Radio collars have dropped from Uinta mule deer does and biologists are retrieving them along with the valuable GPS location information the collars hold. In December 2010 deer were captured and collared in this western Wyoming herd to understand more about the animals and to provide better hunting opportunities in the future. - October 13, 2019 Wyoming


Are you ready for hunting season? October 13, 2019 Montana, Sidney Herald 
Leader
... Southeast Montana experienced above-average rainfall this summer, which produced abundant forage and cover ... should boost populations next year (pending what Mother Nature has in store this winter) ... Aerial surveys of deer populations in southeast Montana indicate that both mule deer and white-tailed deer remain above long-term average numbers...

Declining mule deer numbers concern wildlife officials October 13, 2019 Oregon, Argus Observer
... reasons for a decline in the number of mule deer include increasing competition from elk and an increasing number of predators, mainly cougars and coyotes...  a reduction in quality and quantity of winter range and inadequate nutrition on summer range... numbers of mule deer in the region were up around 300,000 in about 1981 and but had dipped below 220,000 in 2012 ...

The biological basis for deer hunting October 13, 2019 West Virginia, The Register-Herald
... In 1970, Graeme Caughley suggested that the mule deer population explosion on the Kaibab Plateau was due more to the recovery of the range than to the disappearance of predators. It turns out that while predators were being removed from the area, so were domestic livestock. At least 200,000 sheep and 20,000 cattle were removed at the same time the predators were exterminated. Caughley argued that deer flourished not because predators disappeared, but because the elimination of domestic grazers provided a virtually unlimited food supply for deer...

Tracking whitetails: New law opens doors for hunters, creates opportunity for local dog trainer October 12, 2019 Minnesota, Osakis Review
... new law that allows the use of dogs in tracking wounded bears and deer ... “Any breed can do it,” Mead said. “They just need to be motivated and have enough energy to do this... The person attempting to locate the wounded deer or bear must have a valid hunting license in their possession. Dog handlers who do not have a license must be accompanied by the licensed hunter with the license in their possession...

... On the recommendation of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the BLM is deferring two whole parcels and portions of another that cross a state-designated mule deer migration corridor. The BLM will include a special lease notice on the one remaining parcel that intersects a designated big game migration corridor...

Retrofitting busy highways to let wildlife travel safely, too October 11, 2019 Colorado, Washington Post
... U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline ... a tunnel dipping under three lanes of speeding traffic ... “Our ecosystems are in crisis due to habitat loss, deforestation and, of course, climate change,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.),..

Blue Hills, Study to look at health of Blue Hills October 11, 2019 Massachusetts, The Patriot Ledger
... A review of the use of hunting to control the deer population will be part of an independent scientific study of the Blue Hills Reservation required as part of a recently enacted state law ... “We all want the forest to thrive, but the annual deer culling program continues to be controversial and I share in the concerns held by many,”  [state Rep. William Driscoll, D-Milton] ...

... Starting in 2020, WDFW will have a 25-year strategic plan... Climate change models for the Pacific Northwest predict warmer winters and summers, less snowpack and increased forest fire. Those changes will, in turn, impact wildlife with some species, like deer and elk, thriving while others, like moose, trout and salmon, suffer...

Country Ecology: Northern red oak October 11, 2019 New Hampshire, Conway Daily Sun
... Early colonists noted savannah-like appearances in this ancient forest ... Indians thus commonly had used fire as a landscape managing tool, releasing nutrients back to the soil and keeping any understory down for the wild animals’ benefit... their own unique style of wildlife management to help the wild turkey and deer populations expand in those times...

... “Through reductions in doe harvest, deer population goals have been met for most of Georgia and the population is stable," ... “To date, neither chronic wasting disease or tuberculosis have been detected in Georgia deer,” ..,

Cache Valley, Outlook on this year's deer hunt, reduction in tags October 11, 2019 Utah, Herald Journal
... In Cache Valley deer numbers rebounded in 2018 from a harsh winter in 2017, but then had higher than average fawn mortality last winter... residents wanted less crowded hunting conditions. Wyoming is also seeking input this year on how to reduce crowding in mule deer hunting units...

Deer Season opens Saturday October 11, 2019 Washington, NCWLife
... The most-recent numbers available estimate mule deer hunters spend over $1-thousand dollars annually in trip and equipment expenditures. The estimated economic impact to local and state economies in 2014 was $40-million...

Libby City Council tables CWD management plan October 11, 2019 Montana, The Western News
... Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have been working with the city to manage symptomatic town deer.  FWP officials built several clover traps, essentially mesh cages, to catch deer. Once trapped, wildlife officials take the deer from the site and euthanize them to collect testing samples...

... The effect of deer on rates of vegetation recovery was negative, but not statistically significant nor biologically compelling. Although effects of deer trampling on beach grass are evident in classified imagery, deer foraging on beach grass had little effect on its rate of spread throughout overwash fans...

Lansing, Crossbows Allowed in Village Deer Control Program October 11, 2019 New York, The Lansing Star Online
... Village of Lansing trustees voted 4-0 Monday to permit the use of crossbows ... The program was launched in 2007 ... "I like to watch deer, but I don't like to watch cars kill them.  That's the equation we have to deal with." ...

... more than 30,000 moose tick larvae have taken up residence at the lab, and Sullivan and her advisors, entomologists Bruce Parker and Margaret Skinner, have demonstrated that natural bio-pesticide formulations containing fungi like Metarhizium anisopliae have the potential to derail the moose tick epidemic...

Deer season outlook similar to 2018 October 10, 2019, Michigan, Escanaba Daily Press
... “For some areas in the U.P., there was likely a lower faun recruitment,” Sexton said.  This is largely due to the deep snow levels seen in some parts of the region during the winter of 2018-19...  should not impact the south central U.P...

Mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease testing required for Mule Deer October 10, 2019 Colorado, Monte Vista Journal
... Deer CWD Testing in 2019. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing for deer (bucks and does) is free for all rifle season hunters and hunters with a season choice tag who have harvested a deer in the following Game Management Units ...

Study: Bleach Deactivates CWD Prions On Metal Surfaces October 10, 2019 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio News
... health officials are out with a new study showing common household bleach can kill the deadly proteins known as prions that remain on hunting knives and meat processing equipment...

North Iowa parks turn to specialized hunting for deer management October 10, 2019 Globe Gazette
... Mason City's operates 
under deer management zone guidelines from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. According to the Iowa DNR's website, 18 communities and 25 state and county parks are currently conducting controlled hunts across the state...

Deer smugglers will get in trouble as there's a deer import ban due to the spread of chronic wasting disease. - October 9, 2019 Tennessee


Manatees and Key deer are being pushed to extinction by climate-fueled superstorms October 9, 2019 Florida, Miami Herald
... Key deer are among 10 species that are particularly at risk of disappearing as intensifying hurricanes bring more rainfall, storm surge and winds that destroy coastal habitats, the Center for Biological Diversity said Wednesday in a report ...

The highs and lows of tourism October 9, 2019 Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... The number of hunters and anglers visiting Maine is significantly reduced, especially in the North Woods, where our deer herd has disappeared... Claybrook Mountain Lodge east of Kingfield as an example. When Greg and Pat Drummond opened their lodge, deer hunting was their most profitable business. Today it is their least profitable and they haven’t shot a deer in seven years..,

New deer baiting and feeding bans in place for nine counties October 9, 2019 Wisconsin, Fox11online.com
... Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents that deer baiting and feeding is prohibited in 52 counties. Deer baiting and feeding bans are implemented to limit the spread of diseases such as chronic wasting disease (CWD)...

Habitat and public support elk in St. Louis County October 9, 2019 Minnesota, Tower Timberjay News
... Researchers concluded that the relative lack of commercial agriculture in northeastern Minnesota, combined with the abundance of public land, might be more suitable to sustaining a substantial elk population... the 681 square-mile 
study area could sustain approximately 550 elk, or a bit under one per square mile. “These estimates probably underestimate biological carrying capacity ..

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St. Louis County gains in 'win for public lands' October 9, 2019 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
 ... nearly 1,600 acres across dozens of parcels acquired by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, is expected to be placed into the county’s forest management program and would be administered by the Land and Minerals Department...

Swarthmore, Deer management continues at Crum Woods October 9, 2019 Pennsylvania,The Delaware County Daily Times
... A deer cull will continue at Swarthmore College for the 10th year ... Sharpshooters who are professionally licensed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission will conduct the cull at pre-approved sites in the woods...

CWD, State officials monitoring threat of deer disease October 9, 2019 Kentucky, 
messenger-inquirer.com
... Chronic wasting disease ... has now been found in 26 states, including six that border Kentucky... Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator for the state, said deer hunting has an annual economic impact of $550 million in Kentucky...

Game and Fish to eliminate elk feedground October 8, 2019 Wyoming,Gillette News Record
... Wyoming Game and Fish Department will eliminate the legally embattled Alkali Creek elk feedground in coming years as the threat of chronic wasting disease looms... will allow emergency elk feeding at Alkali for five years ... plan is now being “scoped” and is open for public comment...

Most Popular Hunting Seasons of the Year Open Oct. 12 October 8, 2019 Washington, Dailyfly
... “All indications are the black-tailed deer and most elk populations west of the Cascades have remained stable ... Severe weather and wildfire events in recent years have contributed to declines in some of Washington’s deer and elk herds in eastern Washington and populations remain below historical levels. The department has restricted doe and cow harvest in those areas to rebuild those herds.” ..,

... needed at least 1,000 degrees — near the melting point of aluminum — to kill what he was hunting this day: prions, the deformed brain and nerve cells of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease... They’re discovering there is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease...

... "The No.1 problem is ruined still hunts — people trying to hunt on their land and a pack of dogs come running through their food plots," ...  the report's executive summary says the amount of land currently available to hunt deer with dogs may be greatly reduced...

Muskegon considers deer cull to lower population - October 7, 2019 Michigan


... Highest deer densities are in areas northwest of Killeen – as high as 133 deer/1,000 acres in places... Post Oak Savannah ... A buck/doe ratio of one buck for every 4.5 does screams for increased doe harvest... South Texas ...Native habitat is excellent ..,

New regulation will impact hunters next year October 7, 2019 South Dakota, Kotatv
...  focused on stopping the spread of chronic wasting disease ... The disease is causing the state deer population to decline as it continues to spread...

Syracuse plans to start culling deer in December October 7, 2019 New York, syracuse.com
...  council today unanimously approved contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a local butcher. Councilors said they voted in favor of using sharp shooters because the deer pose health risks such as Lyme disease [deer and risk of Lyme disease]... 

Game management plan still in the works October 7, 2019 Hawaii, Hawaii Tribune-Herald
... Alone, among the 50 states, Hawaii has no game management plan ... Aerial eradication of ungulates, including feral cattle, pigs, deer and goats, is now conducted outside the federally protected palila habitat since an exemption for state employees and contractors was added in 2016 to a law banning aerial hunting in Hawaii...

Fall is deer mating season October 7, 2019 Illinois, Effingham Daily News
... Of more than 1.9 million animal collision claims reported in the U.S. between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, more than 1.5 million involved deer, according to a report released last week by State Farm insurance...

Flooding and Chronic Waste Disease October 7, 2019 Mississippi, Delta Business Journal
... The deer population across the Magnolia State was estimated to be 1.5 million to two million animals prior to the flooding according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. to the flooding... This year the record setting flood stage levels wreaked havoc ...  In some areas there will be no fawn crop to other areas with a very low fawn crop ..,

Baiting big game is legal in Utah — for now. But is it right? October 7, 2019 Utah, Salt Lake Tribune
... Most Western states, including all of Utah’s immediate neighbors, ban or restrict baiting big game ... baiting congregates deer in unnatural ways, increasing the chances of spreading disease, according to wildlife biologist Brock McMillan, a Brigham Young University professor who serves on DWR’s mule deer committee...

Commission adopts plan to manage SD mountain lions October 6, 2019 South Dakota, KELOLAND.com
... new version of the management plan approved Friday ... published a biennial report on lions in September... a population estimate at 200 to 300 lions..,

...  “We wanted to have at least 200 elk,” ...  elk were wiped out in the Ozarks; the last elk killed in Missouri, by the way, was in 1886, in Texas County...  there were once six subspecies of elk in North America, and two are wiped out ..,

White-tailed Deer Management October, 2019 Texas, TPWD News
... An estimated 5.3 million white-tailed deer inhabit 252 of the 254 counties in Texas ... white-tailed deer are important to the state’s economy with deer hunting generating an estimated $1.2 billion in economic output and $15.7 billion nationwide..,  [Texas also has about 200,000 mule deer]

Moose From Southern Colorado Wander Into New Mexico October 5, 2019 New Mexico, Los Alamos Reporter
... The native range of moose has never included New Mexico; however, over the last several years, a few members of the species have ventured south across the Colorado border into the northern part of our state... they are protected under state statutes ...

Cases of CWD white-tailed deer piling up in Libby October 5, 2019 Montana, The Western News
...If confirmed, the new result marks the 11th detection of CWD out of 165 samples collected and submitted from the Libby area so far this year.  Results are currently pending for 30 samples...

Local deer cull fills freezers, divides community October 5, 2019 Wyoming, Rawlins Times.com
... Before the plan was implemented, Game and Fish conducted a population assessment, then issued the governing authority a Chapter 56 permit, allowing Rawlins to cull a set number of animals from the herd...  residents are still divided about whether it’s needed...

West Texas Deer Forecast October 4, 2019 Freestone County Times
... Texas white-tailed deer population has grown to an estimated 5.4 million deer from the previous estimate of four million! Improved survey practices combined with Nature have increased the ... total...  winter weeds flourished into the spring, replenishing body reserves lost through the rigorous breeding season ..,

... West Virginia tops the list of states where animal collisions are most likely ... according to State Farm’s annual ranking [graph below] ... Pennsylvania is No. 1, however, for the total number of projected crashes involving deer, at 174,025 ...

Baiting deer for hunting is illegal in Lower Peninsula October 4, 2019 Michigan, Fenton Tri County Times
... no baiting or feeding deer is allowed in the Lower Peninsula... due to the dangers posed by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ... a minimum fine of at least $50 to a maximum fine of $500, court costs and state fees, and the loss of hunting privileges ...

...  Hemorrhagic Disease. They've seen this disease before, but the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says it's biggest outbreak in our area in over 20 years... Whenever there's a drought, water levels fall and you get these mud banks ... perfect breeding habitat for these midges ..,

Grosse Ile, Residents say Grosse Ile has a deer problem, and township isn't solving it  Octobeer 4, 2019 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... From 2009 to 2018, the island had an annual deer cull. Four permitted hunters would cull an allotted amount of deer ... “We don’t know how many deer are on the island,” ... anecdotal reports from people who claim they’re seeing more deer.” ...




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Deer in the News

Idaho's too friendly elk is heading to the Lone Star state October 17, 2019 Idaho News (press release)
... A bull elk that was illegally removed from the Idaho woods in early 2018 and grew to show no fear of humans has found a new home.  Texas A&M University...

Be aware of deer on the move this fall as you are on the road October 16, 2019 Kansas, FOX4 Kansas City
... According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 10,734 of the 64,933 vehicle crashes reported in 2018 were deer-related... The greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes are in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks...

... be alert for deer on roadways during their mating season...  more than 15,600 deer-vehicle crashes in Illinois last year...

Residents of La Canada’s Paradise Valley neighborhood have worked for weeks to help rescue a fawn seen on Sept. 20 with a trap stuck on its hind leg. California Fish and Wildlife officials located and tranquilized the small deer on Saturday, but the fawn died shortly after the trap was removed and the injured leg treated. Experts believe the animal was undernourished and would not have survived much longer, with or without intervention. - October 14, 2019 California


Big effort underway to save small La Cañada fawn hobbled by illegal trap October 11, 2019 California, Los Angeles Times
... Newsom was shocked on Sept. 20 to see a months-old fawn near his house hobbling with a trap on its leg... The young deer’s leg is swollen ...“body-gripping” traps, illegal in California ...

Prehistoric Deer Bones May Offer the Earliest Evidence of Ancient Food Storage October 10, 2019 SmithsonianMag
... 400,000 years ago, ancient hominids living in what is now Israel hunted ... Most of the bones that the researchers studied came from fallow deer ...

...  the deer were found in a farm field in mid-September... The path of the lightning strike could be seen traveling through the fur of the deer ...

This mature mule deer buck found himself in a dilemma in southern Utah recently, but our biologists were able to help. - October 8, 2019


... A concerned citizen posted on social media that the deer looked thin and unhealthy and asked fellow animal-lovers to bring food ... prompted a number of guests to throw trash and other inedible items ... Deer have been kept on the grounds of the Schell's brewery for 159 years, ...

"Toy Deer", as Key Deer were once known, inhabit a small portion of the Florida Keys. These tiny white tail deer are on Florida?s Endangered Species list. We take you on a video tour of the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. - October 8, 2019 Florida


Man Rescues Cute Deer Hanging Upside Down From Fence - October 1, 2019


Moose is moved to state park after run through St. John's Cemetery September 30, 2019 Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram
... captured by authorities and tranquilized.  Authorities took the bull moose to a state park for release ... The moose was one of two that Worcester police were tracking in the city ...

... “The fawns were young, about two weeks old,” Ruff said. “They still had spots. When they were found, both had been shot and killed.” ...

... Dorsey was able to get the deer out ... Moments later, the deer got stuck again ...

 Rescue Workers Free Deer From Lacrosse Net On Long Island September 22, 2019 New York, CBS Boston 
... its neck was tilted back in the net ... The frightened animal kicked and flailed, but Floridia [Strong Island Animal Rescue]  was able to cut him loose ...

Deer euthanized in Hartford after getting stuck on fence September 19, 2019 Connecticut, FOX 61
... euthanized after being impaled on a fence in Hartford ...

... "It has an arrow stuck in the flesh on one shoulder," ..."It's a pretty nice buck and people have seen it in and around the neighborhoods underneath the Rims for quite a while."...

... It has allowed people to feed it and has walked easily among beach goers ...the biggest concern now is any behavioral changes that come with the deer breeding season ...

A "Deer"-ing Rescue On The Ohio River September 13, 2019 Indiana, Eagle Radio 99.3 FM WSCH
... an eight-point buck was swimming in the river... struggling to stay afloat... grabbed the deer by the antlers and held its head above the water beside the boat...

We purchased an Avent Heavy feed milk bottle from Kroger and first of all we used goats milk straight out of the refrigerator at Kroger. The heavy feed bottle is for babies that drink heavy without introducing air to the flow. Then we Googled what we should be doing and found that the Tractor Supply Company had a baby feed that included Colostrum, essential for them to develop. Just like human baby milk, it includes all of the elements they need to grow without mother's milk, not perfect, but does the trick. - September 11, 2019


Mansfield firefighters rescue albino deer September 10, 2019 Ohio, NBC4
... Video shows the albino deer caught in some type of netting, when firefighters slowly approach...  able to free the animal and it runs back into the woods...

Young Deer Rescued From Rope In Menlo Park September 12, 2019 California, Patch.com
... Humane Society staff saw the deer was indeed in peril and tranquilized him to safely remove the rope from his antlers. A blowpipe was used to inject the deer with the sedative...


... The fawns try to follow their mothers that jump over these fences through the four-inch-gaps in the fence line. Fawns are able to squeeze part of the way through the gap, but can’t make it all the way. Their shoulders are narrow enough to make it through but their hips aren’t... roughly 50% of the young deer he rescues from the fences die...

Deer becomes local legend September 6, 2019 Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch
...anyone who sees it is likely to remember it because it has an arrow in its head.  Since the 2018 archery season, Crosslake residents have been spotting a six point buck with an arrow sticking squarely out of its forehead...

... First the deer checked out the couple from behind a fence. Then it climbed over the fence and began pulling individual roses from the bride’s bouquet...

... Yreka Police Lieutenant Chris Betts says officers were able to find the deer, sedate it, and remove the arrow, but unfortunately this isn't an isolated incident...

... Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife ... some fawns are born with blue eyes, they almost always change color to the dark brown usually seen in older deer 🦌 Well, this boy has KEPT his blue eyes!! ...




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