Deer Management News

Deer harvest among highest in recent years January 30, 2023 Kentucky, Bowling Green Daily News

... Biologists noted before the season that dry conditions observed during the late summer and early fall would likely lead to early mast drop of all hardwood species, meaning available hard mast could be exhausted sooner..,


New Mexico lawmakers weigh next step for wildlife crossings January 30, 2023, Kiowa County Press

...State data also shows between 2002 and 2018, more than 11,000 deer were involved in crashes, or about 671 each year. The state's 2022 Wildlife Corridors Action Plan identified 11 safe-passage projects to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and restore habitat connectivity ...


Mountain lions are a vital part of Utah's ecosystem; their conservation is a collaborative effort January 29, 2023, KSL

...  current estimates vary, there could be as many as 30,000 mountain lions in the U.S. ... With recent droughts, the mule deer population has been declining, which has led to increased hunting limits for mountain lions. DeBloois said the state estimates approximately 2,300 mountain lions call Utah home, though, that number can never be decisively determined...


Troubling surge of poaching cases in Colorado has wildlife officers trying to keep up January 29, 2023 coloradosun

... Colorado wildlife officers write 2,600-2,700 tickets per year for various forms of poaching, ... the dog [K-9 officer]... underwent extensive training more than three years ago, is certified to detect nine specific scents — elk, deer, pronghorn, mountain lion, waterfowl, to name a few...


Three moose relocated from Wood River Valley communities January 27, 2023 Idaho Fish and Game

... a cow moose was moved from the Sun Valley Village after several instances of people approaching too closely ... a cow moose directly underneath the Challenger ski lift on the Warm Springs side of Bald Mountain...  a moose in a neighborhood on the north end of Hailey. Local residents were concerned that the moose, that had charged a dog in a backyard, might be a public safety risk...


Novel Prion Strain as Cause of Chronic Wasting Disease in a Moose, Finland.

- Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2023

... Our findings add to a growing body of evidence for a diverse portfolio of emergent strains in Nordic countries that are etiologically distinct from the comparatively consistent strain profile of North America CWD...


LDWF reports additional case of CWD in Tensas Parish January 27, 2023 Louisana, The Natchez Democrat

... Chronic Wasting Disease has struck again in Tensas Parish...Since January 1, 2023, seven positives have been detected on one piece of private property in Tensas Parish bringing the state’s total up to eight positives since first detection in 2021-2022 ..,


Shed hunting head start proposed for Wyo residents January 27, 2023 Wyoming, WyoFile

...House Bill 123 – Collection of antler or horns by residents and nonresidents ... residents would enjoy a three-day head start before non-residents are allowed to hunt for horns. Multiple representatives suggested in committee there would still be a “second wave” of non-residents come May 4. ...


Art Lander’s Outdoors: 2022 Kentucky deer season produces fourth highest harvest numbers in a decade January 27, 2023 Kentcky, NKyTribune

... Anecdotal evidence suggests that there was a good fawn crop last spring in some areas of central Kentucky, but Thompson said “ the fawn crop varies by region. It’s localized.”  The 2021-22 Kentucky White-tailed Deer Harvest and Population Report estimated that the statewide deer population was 919,308..,


Presidio of Monterey assessing deer population on post January 27, 2023 California, The United States Army

... a vehicle driving at speeds of between 5 and 10 mph on the Presidio’s main roads. At night, personnel used high-lumen spotlights to see the ungulates... Officials plan to hold two more later this year and hope to repeat the process for another four years.  “That’s how you can get a baseline understanding and statistically significant understanding of your population,” Parish said. “It takes about five years.”...


Mule deer on winter range: Give them a break January 27, 2023 Idaho, Post Register

...  the mountains east of Blackfoot presently have a snowpack that is over 160% of normal. ... UDNR further reports that growth of Utah’s deer populations is limited by the amount of food available on winter range. If a winter range loses its sagebrush and other browse, deer populations will decline..,


The 2023 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery Is Open January 27, 2023 New Hampshire Game and Fish News

... The state’s current moose population is estimated to be about 3,000 animals. The availability of moose hunting permits is made possible by careful monitoring of moose populations..., 


Deer in ancient woodland set 'to be monitored by flying drones' January 27, 2023 Sussex, Yahoo News UK

... The drones have cameras and thermal imaging sensors to observe the forest from above and monitor. Then, the images are put onto a mapping system which creates a detailed picture of the population of deer in the forest...


Seven Kansas Non-profits Awarded Big Game Permits for Fundraising January 27, 2023 Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

... The Commission Big Game Permit program – which the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks began in 2006 – allows Kansas chapters of eligible non-profit organizations to apply for one of seven big game permits, which can then be sold to raise funds for pre-approved conservation projects in the Sunflower State.  One elk, one antelope or up to seven deer permits are made available ...


Idaho Fish and Game wants to reduce the wolf population by 60% January 27, 2023 Boise State Public Radio

... On average, there have been about 1,270 wolves in Idaho in 2019, 2020 and 2021, though the population fluctuates over the course of the year. The Department wants that number closer to 500 within six years..,


Video Below:  Fish & Game will trap, attempt to relocate Cascade town deer.  January 26, 2023

Helicopters Used for Deer Research Project at Elm Creek Park Reserve January 26, 2023 Mississppi, CCX Media 

... “We think that our deer move as far as the Mississippi River,” Moriarty said.  To answer those questions, they’ve partnered with the University of Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a team of expert helicopter pilots. [video]


Study: Staying in standard time leads to more deer-vehicle collisions January 26, 2023 Washington, MyNorthwest.com

... we increase our chances of hitting deer because they come out in abundance at night.  A group of UW scholars studied deer collisions and found turning the clocks back in November leads to a 16% hike in deer-vehicle collisions...


CWD detected in wild deer in Waupaca County for first time January 26, 2023 Wisconsin, Madison.com

...  a hunter harvested a 2-year-old doe in the town of Harrison east of Rosholt and within 10 miles of the Shawano, Marathon and Portage County borders.  As required by state law, the DNR enacts three-year baiting and feeding bans ..,


2023-2024 Elk Hunting Forecast January 26, 2023 New Mexico,  Department of Game and Fish

... Recent population estimates for elk indicate that the greater majority of herds are either stable or slightly increasing in size, with approximately 104,000 elk across all of New Mexico ...


2023-2024 Deer Hunting Forecast January 26, 2023 New Mexico, Department of Game and Fish

... Because of the influence of precipitation on fawn survival, most of New Mexico’s fawns are lost during the dry summer  ... Mule deer populations in southwestern ecosystems require at least 35 fawns per 100 does over the long term to maintain stable populations. This is much lower than the 60-70 fawns per 100 does required in northern states, because New Mexico does not experience the heavy winter die-off that is experienced in those areas ...


NDA's Deer Report Finds 88% of U.S. Whitetail Harvest Occurs on Private Land January 25, 2023

An average of 88% of state white-tailed deer harvests occur on private land, according to the National Deer Association’s latest Deer Report, released this week. Texas reported the highest rate of private-land deer harvest at 99% while Massachusetts reported the highest rate of public-land harvest at 43%... [get the report]


Politics undermines Colorado wolf plan January 25, 2023 Colorado Politics

... In my time on the stakeholders group, no evidence was presented that indicates wolves in fact reduce Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk, and you won’t find a credible peer-reviewed study that concludes it either. All of these efforts are intended to restrict the management proscriptions that are to be available to CPW to properly manage wolves in the future along with the host of other wildlife populations in the state..,


Density of Axis Deer in Texas: Implications for Management of Native White-tailed Deer and Associated Habitats, Texas, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 2023

... Estimated using distance sampling techniques in 2018 and 2019, average axis deer density was 19.7 (95% CI: 14.1 – 25.6) axis deer/km2 compared to 23.0 (95% CI: 18.2 – 27.5) white-tailed deer/km2, and axis deer densities ranged from 16.9 – 171.0 /km2 among eight different land cover types in Kimble County, TX, with a county wide estimate of 61,078 (95% CI: 30,407 – 100,369) axis deer ...


Regional Copper Deficiency in White-Tailed Deer, Texas, Open Journal of Ecology, 2023

... measurements from free-ranging white-tailed deer captured during 2011-2019 from coastal and inland rangeland sites in South Texas, USA ... The proportion of deer with deficient levels of serum copper was greater at the coastal site (66% versus 14%). Our results suggest regional mineral deficiencies in deer may limit antler and body development...


Bay County man accused of starving 36 deer to death set for trial after judge rejects plea deal January 25, 2023 Michigan, MLive

... Had Reinhardt received such a sentence and been successful on the supervision, he would then have been allowed to withdraw his felony plea and replace it with a plea to cruelty to two to three animals, a misdemeanor... scheduled his case for jury trial on April 25...


New Immersive Story Map Shows World's Longest Mule Deer Migration January 25, 2023 Wyoming, SweetwaterNOW

... For the first time, researchers have published a geonarrative revealing the record-breaking journey of Deer 255, whose story illustrates the challenges and opportunities for conserving migratory mule deer herds across the changing American West.  Users can scroll through the online narrative to peruse maps, videos ..,


Deer Baiting Bill January 24, 2023 North Dakota, The Dakotan

... HB 1151 – Baiting deer for hunting not prohibited... The first hearing for HB1151 before the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee was standing room only. People from all across the state came to testify for and against...


Moose dies north of Ketchum after eating toxic yew plant January 24 2023  Idaho Fish and Game

... Despite a 2016 Blaine County ordinance restricting the planting of noxious plants, including exotic yew, a bull moose was found dead in the backyard of a residence on Tuesday January 17, 2023, after eating the toxic plan ...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public input on distribution of big game hunting licenses January 24, 2023 Craig Daily Press

...  The commission is also considering updating the high-demand hunt code split from 80% to residents and 20% to nonresidents to 90% for residents and 10% for nonresidents and an across-the-board license allocation of 75% to residents and 25% to nonresidents...


Legislation would increase number of out-of-state deer hunters by 25% January 24, 2023

Iowa Capital Dispatch

... Out-of-state hunters pay a premium to shoot deer in Iowa, and the demand for those licenses regularly exceeds the long-running 6,000 limit.  The state received about 10,700 applications for the licenses in 2022 and about 11,300 in 2021...


Pennsylvania Game Commission Begins Testing Deer in Bucks County for Dangerous Chemicals January 24, 2023 BUCKSCO.Today

...  testing the local deer population for PFSAs and PFSOs ... Also known as “forever chemicals” ...


Study: Deer’s lifelong fate is affected by mother’s health at birth January 24, 2023 Wyoming, WyoFile

... a paper published recently in the journal Ecology... one of the first examples in the wild of how much the health of the mother at time of birth can determine the entire future of her fawn, said LaSharr, the paper’s lead author...  findings have been bolstered by additional captive deer studies ...


Human Presence Alone Can Create "Landscape of Fear" for Wildlife January 24, 2023 Washington, Labroots

... The species that demonstrated a reduction in trail area use included black bear, white-tailed deer, and elk, and many species were found to even reduce their daytime activities, to include coyotes, snowshoe hare, grizzly bears, and mule deer. Despite this, it was also found that cougars didn’t change their behavioral patterns at all...  a recent study published in Scientific Reports ...


Wolves eliminate deer on Alaskan island, quickly shift to eating sea otters, OSU researchers find January 23, 2023 Alaska, KTVZ

... in 2015 deer were the primary food of the wolves, representing 75% of their diet, while sea otters comprised 25%. By 2017, wolves transitioned to primarily consuming sea otters (57% of their diet) while the frequency of deer declined to 7%... Shortly after wolves colonized Pleasant Island in 2013, the deer population on the island plummeted. With the wolves having consumed most of the deer ... video below

Camera-trap study provides photographic evidence of pumas' ecological impact January 23, 2023 Phys.org

...  the analysis revealed that wherever pumas were present, coyotes were rarely seen... the study strongly suggests that coyotes do not replace the apex predator in an ecosystem that lacks pumas... Reported in the journal Ecosphere ...


DWR establishes feeding areas in Summit County to help struggling deer survive the winter January 23, 2023 Utah, TownLift

...  formulated pellets will be dispersed to help meet the nutritional need of deer. Biologists only use these pellets to feed deer, while food sources such as alfalfa, grass hay, or other products will not be used... “Deer will eat hay, but if that is their only source of feed during the winter, they can have a very difficult time digesting it,” Christensen said. “We often find dead deer with stomachs filled with hay ...


Baiting ban opponents, wildlife officials debate bill to forbid bans January 23, 2023 North Dakota, InForum

...  Game and Fish restricts baiting ...in hunting units if they fall within 25 miles of a CWD detection zone in North Dakota or a surrounding state or province. Wildlife officials say baiting causes deer to concentrate more closely than they do naturally in winter, potentially furthering the spread of disease...


Doe tags, antlerless deer licenses in Pennsylvania go on sale in June January 22, 2023 GoErie.com

... For more than four decades, county treasurers offices were the only place hunters could purchase a doe tag... Starting in June, hunters can purchase antlerless deer licenses at all locations that sell licenses, including county treasurers, sport shops and online...


Re-framing deer herbivory as a natural disturbance regime with ecological and socioeconomic outcomes in the eastern United States - Science of The Total Environment, 2023

...  deer contribute to both fuel reduction and ecological restoration of herbaceous plants and historical open forests of savannas and woodlands by controlling tree and shrub densities, mimicking the consumer role of fire... From a perspective of historical ecology rather than current baselines, deer impart a fundamental disturbance process with many ecological benefits and a range of socioeconomic effects...


Car crashes, Lyme disease, carcasses: What data says about the current state of deer on Staten Island January 21, 2023 New York, Staten Island Advance

... official numbers show New York City’s controversial vasectomy program has had its intended effect ... the Department of Parks and Recreation published a population estimate in August putting the deer count at 1,452 — a nearly 30% drop from the project’s start in the middle of 2016 ...


A dozen Cuyahoga County cities now use sharpshooters to reduce their deer numbers January 21, 2023 Ohio, Cleveland.com

... A decade ago, only one city in Cuyahoga County - Solon - was permitted by the state to kill deer as part of a targeted removal effort and now the number is up to 12 ... It costs about $1,000 to surgically sterilize a doe or to immobilize a deer and administer an infertility drug ...


Bill would allow party hunting for deer in North Dakota January 21, 2023 YAHOO!News

... HB 1377 ... "Any member of a party of 10 or fewer may take or kill the number of deer which is equal to the number of valid deer licenses held by the participating members of the party...


Wisconsin wildlife pictures captured on trail cameras by DNR program January 20, 2023, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

... Thousands of trail cameras sit in Wisconsin's forests, plains and pastures, silently waiting to capture an image of a passing elk, a curious bobcat or a pack of galloping otters.  And millions of those images have been compiled for all to see thanks to the Snapshot Wisconsin program ...


Want to gather shed antlers from Feb. 1 through April 15? Take the free, mandatory ethics course January 20, 2023 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Utah.gov

... Collecting shed antlers from many big game species, including deer, elk and moose, is a popular pastime in Utah. But before you head outdoors to collect shed antlers during the next few months, you are required to complete the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' Antler Gathering Ethics course...


Senate introduces new legislation to tackle wildlife issues January 19, 2023 Mississippi, 

The Natchez Democrat

... Senate Bill 2536 would clarify that it is unlawful to buy or sell, or offer to sell, any game birds, game animals or game fish unless specifically permitted by law as an exception passed by the legislature. The bill tackles an important issue where the sale of deer could be legalized under a new official opinion ..,


Moose habitat planning effort receives America the Beautiful Challenge grant January 19, 2023 Minnesota, DNR News

... A federal grant award will fund collaborative planning by the DNR to further large-scale moose habitat restoration in northeast Minnesota.  The award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, through the America the Beautiful Challenge, will provide $443,600 to the DNR for the planning effort, with a goal of an implementation plan for moose habitat restoration on three areas of 10,000 to 50,000 contiguous acres each...


Reporting stations big problem for big game January 19, 2023 Vermont Community Newspaper Group

... Despite the dearth of reporting stations, Fortin said Vermont still does much better with its reporting than other states. He said many other states estimate they only see 60 percent of their deer kills reported, while in Vermont boasts of 95-98 percent reporting...


3 recent cases where DWR K-9 officers made the difference January 18, 2023, By Faith Heaton Jolley, Utah

DWR 

...  "Our dogs are trained in wildlife odor detection, which enhances our investigation into illegally taken animals. The dogs are also excellent trackers which has proven to be beneficial in search-and-rescue situations...


Year-round deer hunt, menhaden ban bills die January 18, 2023 Virginia, Richmond Times-Dispatch

The deer bill would have allowed year-round hunting on private property, instead of the current limited seasons for various weapons and different counties set by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources...


WRD Kicks Off Public Meetings With Deer Season Dates, Bears and Gators January 18, 2023 Georgia Outdoor News

... seven hunters, in addition to a handful of WRD biologists and DNR Law Enforcement folks, attended to hear about proposed regulation changes for the next two years...


Population Explosion of Canadian “Super Pigs” Could Spread Into the Northern U.S. January 18, 2023 Field & Stream

... Wild boars were brought in from Europe to be raised on farms across Canada... early 1980s ...farmers and ranchers soon crossbred the wild boars with domestic pigs... the hybridization resulted in bigger “super pigs” ... They can take down a whitetail deer ...


Property owners can get free deer hunting permits by submitting current info to MDC January 18, 2023 Missouri, YAHOO!News

... The department offers resident landowners with 20 or more contiguous acres and nonresident landowners with 75 or more contiguous acres no-cost or reduced-cost deer and turkey permits for hunting on their property...


Survey finds Michigan’s wolf population continues to remain stable January 18, 2023 clickondetroit.com

... Minimum wolf population in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is estimated at 631 wolves ... stable for more than a decade ... Officials said it is possible that wolves are in the Lower Peninsula ..,


Dismantling the walls to wildlife in Colorado January 17, 2023 The Daily Sentinel

... Two wildlife overpasses along with underpasses and fencing north of Silverthorne completed in 2017 have been valuable examples. Studies showed a 90% reduction in collisions.  “An 80 to 90% reduction right off the bat is pretty typical for these structures,” ...


Des Peres’s plans for deer hunting at park using sharpshooter rifles, concern residents January 17, 2023 Missouri, Fox2Now St. Louis

... “I don’t care how good they are, a stray bullet from a high-powered rifle can go a couple miles to houses and danger,” Greenman said. “Dougherty Ferry Road, which is right next to the park, is a major east-west commuter drive. Who knows, it might hit a car.” ...


Final tally in Missouri's deer hunting season falls just short of 300,000 January 17, 2023 Yahoo

... preliminary reporting ... showing a total of 299,721 deer killed...140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks and 131,956 were does... a slight increase overall compared to the 2021-2022 hunting season ...,


Game and Fish Commission invests more dollars for wildlife crossings, mule deer projects January 17, 2023 Wyoming Game and Fish News

... The Commission once again invested in wildlife crossings to help prevent vehicle collisions with big game, voting to approve an additional $750,000 toward the Kemmerer wildlife crossing project on U.S. Highway 189. The project — consisting of underpasses, an overpass and game fencing — will help prevent collisions with mule deer and pronghorn ...


Norton Shores, Deer fencing chosen over a targeted cull in Norton Shores to help protect property January 17, 2023 Michigan, MLive

... A new city ordinance allows for deer fencing at homes in Norton Shores...  plastic or nylon fencing up to 8 feet tall ... would be cheaper, and possibly more effective, than a targeted deer kill known as a “cull.” ...


LDWF: Five Additional Suspected Cases Of CWD Discovered In Tensas Parish January 17, 2023 Louisiana, L'Observateur

... The three does and two bucks were harvested on private land and would bring to seven the number of CWD positive cases found in Louisiana, all in Tensas Parish ...


DNR invites public input on deer population goals January 17, 2023 Minnesota, Northland Press

... “We’re excited to hear people’s thoughts and encourage anyone with an interest in deer management to give feedback on deer population trends in the areas where they live, work and recreate,” said Todd Froberg, DNR big game program coordinator... Beginning Monday, Jan. 23 ...


Celebrity bowhunting couple sentenced for conspiring to illegally obtain wildlife in Nebraska January 17, 2023 Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star

... The Bowmars pleaded guilty Oct. 19 in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska to a misdemeanor conspiracy charge. In exchange, four other more serious charges, mostly involving allegations of illegally baited hunting sites, were dropped...


Elk Hoof Disease Marching Through the Northwest January, 2023 WildlifeManagement.Institute

... What was once considered a sporadic malady affecting a few Roosevelt elk herds in the southwestern tip of Washington is now garnering the worried attention of wildlife biologists and veterinarians throughout the northwestern U.S.  Associated with a polybacterial infection dominated by Treponeme bacteria, the syndrome has been labeled “Treponeme associated hoof disease” (TAHD) ...


Bill would stop officials from banning deer baiting in North Dakota January 16, 2023 The Bismarck Tribune

... House Bill 1151  ... Thomas said he and others value a healthy deer herd, but that “there’s no sound proof” that baiting increases the spread of diseases such as chronic wasting disease or CWD, which state wildlife officials say is poised to spread exponentially in the state ...



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2 mountain lions killed in Colorado after killing, injuring dogs January 26, 2023 The Coloradoan

...  Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe's Instagram post last week telling how he killed a large mountain lion that was "wreaking havoc" on pets in the mountain community of Grant...


Oh deer! Herd of elk strands itself between a neighborhood and a highway January 27, 2023, Utah,  NBC Montana

... Those members of the deer family arrived from the Salt Lake Valley's eastern foothills and stranded themselves on a strip of land dividing Interstate 80 from the neighborhood behind it...


Local Volunteers Remove Halloween Bucket Stuck on Deer's Head for 'Two Weeks' January 22, 2023 Michigan, Yahoo

... Video recorded by South Lyon Murphy Lost Animal Recovery, a group that helped resolve a similar situation in the Detroit area in December, shows a net falling over the deer, before volunteers carefully hold down the animal and release the bucket... [see below]

Keep your dog on a leash to save deer in the Boise Foothills January 19, 2023 Idaho, Boise State Public Radio

... Every winter up to 10,000 elk and mule deer migrate to an area of the Boise Foothills ... They don’t have any energy to spare and running away from a loose, unleashed dog ...


She Moved to Montana and Befriended a Deer. What Happened Next Is Tragic January 16, 2023  Newsweek

... while Williams was unpacking their truck, a mother deer with her two fawns appeared, peering around the shed...[later] her tragic experience with a mother deer, whom she comforted for three days in sub-zero temperatures as the animal lay dying outside her rural Montana home after being attacked by a predator... 


Indiana Conservation Officers Rescue Deer Nicknamed 'Jughead'   January 14, 2023, 99.5 WKDQ

... quickly given the nickname "Jughead" - that's because he had an empty water jug stuck on his head... can't eat or drink as long as the jug is there ... " the deer was tranquilized today and the bucket was safely removed ..." [from the department Facebook page]


Video below shows rescue of deer with bucket stuck on its head.  January 12, 2023

Deer rescued after falling through ice of frozen Wisconsin river January 6, 2023 UPI

...  A deer fell through the ice of a frozen river in Wisconsin and was rescued by a crew of firefighters ... Video Below

What Colors Can Deer See? January 5, 2023 Outdoor Life

...  while deer can perceive short wavelengths of blue along with moderate wavelengths of green and yellow, their eyes aren’t designed to see longer wavelength colors like red and orange...


Louisiana Man Shoots Tame Deer “Butterbean” in Front of Wildlife Officer, Neighbors, and Kids January 3, 2023 Outdoor Life

...  the doe was considered a “neighborhood pet.” Residents regularly fed and played with her. She wore an orange collar around her neck and spent a lot of time in a playhouse in a neighbor’s backyard. An LDWF officer arrived that day to take her to a penned facility, but while waiting on a wildlife biologist to help with the capture, Blythe shot her in the middle of the street...

     Louisiana residents want justice for neighborhood pet deer that was shot December 30, 2022 CBS 42

... For the past three years, a deer known as Butterbean, become a part of this neighborhood’s family ... “ the (game) warden was there... in front of me and the children..."  Video Below

 Louisiana man accused of shooting tame deer in front of kids, LDWF agent December 29, 2022 WGNO

... A Livingston Parish community is mourning a beloved pet in the community. The doe, known as Butterbean, was shot to death on Tuesday, Dec. 27 in front of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent and others...


Watch: A Deer's Face Was Completely Frozen Over Due To Extreme Cold. Two Hikers Helped December 29, 2022 NDTV

...  two hikers spotted a deer whose face was completely frozen over. It is assumed that the deer was trying to dig for food under the snow with its head ...  after a while, the two men got hold of the distressed animal and removed the ice ...


My Dog's Favorite Maine TV Show is On with Deer in Brownville December 29, 2022 Maine, Q106.5

... This time of year, we often turn on YouTube to watch the Brownville Food Pantry for Deer's live cameras. It's fun for us to see how the deer interact. But for Toby, it's mesmerizing...

Elderly Florida Woman Charged in “Mercy Killing” of an Endangered Key Deer December 22, 2022 Florida, Outdoor Life

... she could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine ...  residents sat with the suffering deer for more than two and a half hours as they repeatedly called the FWC hotline and waited for a wildlife officer to arrive ... The group, Save Our Key Deer, claimed that Kilheffer was acting out of compassion  ...


Reindeer Vs. Caribou: What's the Difference? December 21, 2022 Mental Floss

... Caribou and reindeer belong to the same genus, Rangifer... a 2022 study in the journal ZooKeys by Dr. Lee Harding, a Canadian mammologist, argued that these subspecies are so different from each other that they actually deserve their own species designation...Russia’s overall reindeer population fell by 21 percent between 1990 and 2015, while the last wild caribou population in the contiguous United States became functionally extinct in the late 2010s ...


3-legged Oregon deer 'decking the halls' rescued after tangling antlers in Christmas lights December 21, 2022 Oregon, Fox News

... "This 3-legged buck nicknamed Tripod by Dallas, Ore. residents was not run over by a reindeer but got tangled up in lights while decking the halls like another buck recently," ...


Deer with antlers entangled in wire fence rescued in Maryland December 20, 2022 UPI

... The video [below] shows Hall pulling the wires of the fence apart so the deer could pull its antlers free ...

Famous reindeer Rudolph has Illinois roots December 17, 2022 Jacksonville Journal-Courier

... Robert May, an Illinois copywriter whose creativity brought Rudolph to life in a 1939 storybook for Chicago-based department store giant Montgomery Ward...


Feds charge woman in Key deer shooting December 16, 2022 Florida, Key West Citizen

...  Kilheffer shot the deer near the corner of Independence Avenue and Ship's Way on the Nov. 16 in Big Pine Key because the animal appeared to be severely injured and she had appeared to have thought the animal needed to be put down...


Growth of forests may have contributed to extinction of large mammals in Central Europe 11,000 years ago December 14, 2022 Phys.org

... these environments which were continuously inhabited by large mammals from 48,000 to some 11,000 years ago. Datable bones found in caves in Belgium and gravel deposits in the Rhine valley document that mammoth, wooly rhinoceros, bison, horses, reindeer, and giant deer found the cold phases more accommodating. The sparse forests of the warmer phases were the preferred habitat of red deer, elk, and the European bison...


Monkey Bends Tree's Branch To Help Deer Eat Leaves December 12, 2022 India, NDTV

... A video of a monkey and deer has been shared on the Internet showing a delightful coexistence between the two species...


Deer with Halloween plastic bucket stuck on its face freed by South Lyon rescue group December 9, 2022 Michigan, WJBK

...  the heroes used a drop net to trap Bucky and then they cut the pumpkin bucket apart... Video below

A year after four deer found shot with arrows, two more found dead in Palm harbor neighborhood December 9, 2022 Florida, Fox 13

... Back in August 2021, two of the four deer survived after being shot by arrows. FWC opened an investigation, and it got the attention of rocker and avid hunter Ted Nugent who put up a $2,500 reward for any information leading to the person responsible. ...


Video Below:  Mule deer buck stuck in water tank freed from Idaho Fish and Game.  December 7, 2022

Community outraged over albino deer killed in Fayette County December 7, 2022 Pennsylvania, CBS News

... a Perryopolis man is facing state game violations after he allegedly killed the deer out of season... A community in Fayette County is mourning a beloved animal ...


Buck wanders into icy ditch — and gets stuck until a pickup truck saves it Video below. December 7, 2022 Colorado, The State

... The deer was found trapped in a ditch on the west side of Colorado Springs ...

Buck Gets Rescued After Getting Tangled in Christmas Lights December 5, 2022 Oregon, Wide Open Spaces

...  officials were able to tranquilize the buck and remove the lights, finally freeing the animal of his burden...

"We saved Bambi", Duluth police rescue baby deer stuck in fence December 5, 2022 Georgia, FOX 5 Atlanta

... pulled on the piece of the gate until the animal could break through. The deer ran off immediately, seemingly uninjured... Video Below

Where Do Deer Sleep? Analyzing Whitetail Snoozing Behavior December 5, 2022 Wide Open Spaces

... Biologists have found most deer sleep cycles only last 15-to 30-minutes at most... They'll sleep for 30 minutes, stand, stretch, and defecate, before catching another 30-minute nap...