Deer Management News

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates and proposed deer regulation changes for 2023-2024 December 3, 2022 Missouri, Ozark Radio News

... “With a growing deer population in most Missouri counties, we’re increasing opportunities for hunters to harvest deer both within and outside of the CWD Management Zone next year.” ...


Minnesota confirms CWD in wild buck, with possible link to illegal dump site December 2, 2022 Wisconsin, CIDRAP

... The adult male deer was found roughly 40 miles from a farm where CWD was found in deer carcasses illegally dumped in 2021. This is the first CWD detection in wild deer in Beltrami County, which is in north central Minnesota...


November firearm deer harvest: Less than last year December 2, 2022 The North Platte Bulletin

... Considering the increases in antlerless harvest due to depredation complaints over the past few years, it’s not surprising harvest numbers would start trending downward [Luke Meduna, the big game program manager] ...


First confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Cascade County December 2, 2022 KRTV

... a mule deer in hunting district 405 north of Belt; the district encompasses areas northeast of Great Falls...


Utah Wildlife Board approves new statewide elk management plan, changes to elk hunting and 2023–24 big game hunting season dates December 2, 2022 Utah Division of Wildlife

... "The demand for elk hunting in Utah has continued to grow over the years," DWR Big Game Coordinator Dax Mangus said. "In 2014, the over-the-counter any bull elk permits sold out in 77 days, and the spike-only elk permits sold out in 84 days. In 2022, the any bull elk permits sold out in five hours and the spike elk permits sold out in only nine hours. We want to implement several strategies to respond to these dramatic increases in demand for general-season elk hunting opportunities, as well as find ways to address continued 'point creep' in the limited-entry system." ...


Deer, elk hunter numbers down across much of state December 2, 2022 Montana, Billings Gazette

... numbers of both mule and white-tailed deer were down following last year's extreme drought and hemorrhagic disease outbreaks... The Augusta check station ... reported the lowest number of hunters in 30 years with the number of game animals the second lowest in almost 40 years...


To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of Minnesota December 2, 2022 Minnesota, Bring MeTheNews

... The Minnesota DNR has announced that late-season deer hunting will be allowed in nine permit areas across the state, in an effort to combat the deadly Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)...


Two days conducting dental examinations on whitetail deer December 2, 2022 Ohio, Yahoo.com

... Despite many claims that antler size, hair color, or body mass can be used to accurately assess a deer’s age, the most dependable method involves ... taking a look at its teeth... By the time the deer gets to be one-and-a-half years old ... two additional molars will have emerged behind the original four bringing the total per jaw up to six...


Donated Iowa venison isn't tested for protein that kills deer December 1, 2022 Iowa Capital Dispatch

... The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends that all hunters test their deer for chronic wasting disease before eating the animals’ meat, but it does not yet require any testing for venison that is donated to food pantries...


Big Rapids contracts with USDA for deer cull December 1, 2022 Michigan, Houston Chronicle

... since 2001 there have been 15 prior deer culls in the city ... In 2014, the city commission received a petition signed by residents requesting that the city develop, establish and implement an ongoing plan to eliminate deer herds within the city...


Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules December 1, 2022Bridge Michigan

… DNR statistics, compiled from the beginning of deer hunting in September, show there have been slightly fewer hunters in the woods this fall. [Note: License buyers fell by 5.7% from 2017 to 2022 but harvest tags were virtually unchanged.]


Deer harvest down compared to last year December 1, 2022 Nebraska, KHGI - Nebraska.TV

... harvest was down 9% during the 2022 nine-day season compared to the 2021 season... Officials said the lowering deer population and diseases likely had an impact ..,


Keeping count of Utah’s deer population November 30, 2022 abc4.com

... “Fawn-to-doe ratios are used to estimate populations overall,” [biologist Xaela Walden] ... a harsh winter two years ago, followed by a tamer winter last year and then a rainy summer meant many does have lost their fawns..,


Fewer hunters, more elk in '22 hunting season November 30, 2022 Montana, Missoulian

... more of those hunters were successful than in previous years. Hunter success rates in Region 2 are usually around 8%. This year, hunters had a success rate of 10.5% across the region's three primary stations. The Fish Creek station reported 7.7% hunter success, in line with 2021 and 2020. Elk totals were up at each of the four stations, with a total of 296 elk ...


How Virginia's Deer Change in December and January November 30, 2022 EIN Presswire

... “Whether a doe fawn breeds in December during the so-called “second rut” is all about body weight and condition,” Martin said. “In our state, based on DMAP [Deer Management Assistance Program] data, fawns have to weigh about 70 pounds to enter estrous. In the north, the magic weight is about 80 pounds. In a year like this with a heavy acorn crop, we may see more fawns breeding, which usually occurs during the second and third weeks of December...


Aerial reseeding of crucial watershed hopes to improve habitat in Central Utah November 30, 2021 Utah, Fox 13

...the project began with mulching juniper trees which had overcrowded other vegetation. Another phase involved ‘reseeding’ the area ... interest in improving the deer population in this specific area after years of decline...


Habitat is the key for all wildlife populations November 30, 2022 North Dakota, KFGO

... “We’re focusing primarily on developing good winter cover, like trees, and grasslands that provide cover during warmer months for adult does having fawns.” said Kevin Kading ... This habitat being planted on PLOTS lands benefits deer and other animals ...


ODNR roundup: Three cases of Chronic Wasting Disease found in Ohio deer November 30, 2022 Ohio, YAHOO!News

... The three positive CWD cases confirmed this fall were all deer harvested by hunters. Two of the deer were confirmed in Wyandot County and one in Marion County..,


Pennsylvania Poacher Found with Remains of 37 Bucks on His Property November 29, 2022 Field & Stream

... Frantz is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2000 burglary conviction and already had a history of game violations ... Pennsylvania is home to approximately 1.5 million deer...


Four Deschutes National Forest winter wildlife range closures go into effect amid declining deer population November 29, 2022 Oregon, KTVZ

... Local mule deer populations have declined 56% between 2004 and 2021. Human disturbance of deer and elk during the winter can cause the animals to flee, which expends energy from the reserves they’re relying on to survive through winter and to successfully provide for young in the spring...


Hunters register 14% more deer in gun season November 29, 2022 Wisconsin, Yahoo! Sports

... an increase of 14% from the previous year and 8% above the five-year average ... Pritzl cited snow cover that persisted across most of the state, an earlier opener to the season, good progress on corn harvest statewide and a mild winter in 2021-22 as contributing factors to the higher deer kill..,


Video Below. Meet Deer 665. A one-year-old mule deer that migrated 166 miles! Part of her migration goes right past Grand Teton National Park. In spring 2022, Deer 665 migrated from the Red Desert, following the famous Red Desert to Hoback Migration Corridor, to the top of Snow King Resort for an awesome view of Grand Teton National Park, before making her way to summer range near Wilson, Wyoming - around 166 miles. But instead of hanging out there all summer, she jutted west over Teton Pass into Idaho, moved past Victor, booked it toward Ririe, and then pulled a U-turn, heading back over Teton Pass into Wyoming. This exploratory movement from her Wyoming summer range into Idaho and back is what researchers refer to as a “walkabout.”


Throughout her spring migration and including exploratory movements, she traveled 223 miles. This feat shows us, once again, just how incredible these migrations are! And importantly, it's made us aware of how many diverse land ownerships and jurisdictions they cross. Such long movements make conservation of mule deer herds challenging for wildlife managers and require collaborations between state and federal agencies. - November 28, 2022

CWD detected in new Wyoming elk hunt area November 28, 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish Department

... The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease in Elk Hunt Area 59. The disease was detected in a cow elk in early November. Elk Hunt Area 59 is in the Cody Region and overlaps Deer Hunt Areas 112 and 113, where CWD was detected in 2015 and 2016, respectively...


Chronic Wasting Disease Detected at a High Fence Release Site in Kaufman County November 28, 2022 Texas Parks and Wildlife - Texas.gov

... This is the first positive detection of CWD in the county... Prior to this detection, the high-fence release site was identified as a “trace herd” property to the Hunt County CWD-positive deer breeding facility reported on March 31, 2021, meaning deer were transferred from the Hunt County facility to this release site prior to discovery of CWD in that facility. Plans to conduct additional CWD investigations are underway...


Hunters set a record for deer taken during Maine's fall season November 28, 2022 Yahoo

... Maine has an estimated statewide deer herd of 320,000. But the densities of deer vary widely from as few as one or two deer per square mile in northern Maine to as many as 40 deer per square mile in parts of southern and central Maine...This fall's preliminary total of 41,875 deer harvests tops the previous mark of 41,735 in 1959, according to the state's online database..,


New units see baiting banned in 2022 ND deer season November November 28, 2022 North Dakota, KFYR-TV

... The agency bans baiting in select units to reduce chronic wasting disease... Currently, there are 20 units with bait banned due to CWD cases...


How Ohio deer hunting has changed November 28, 2022 News5Cleveland.com

... the Ohio Division of Wildlife's data shows how the number of deer permits issued each year continues to fall. Last year, about 404,000 permits were issued, a 35% drop compared to the peak of nearly 625,000 in 2009..,


Pennsylvania's firearms deer season underway November 27, 2022 YAHOO!News

... David Stainbrook, Deer and Elk Management Section Supervisor for the Game Commission, said one way to measure trends is to look at the buck harvest per square mile. That's a good general barometer of deer population abundance... Buck harvests over the decade averaged 3.2 per square mile, right in keeping with last year's take...


Got your deer yet? These historic Maine hunters did November 26, 2022 Bangor Daily News

... These days, only 15 to 17 percent of Maine hunters get their buck or doe ... The state established its inaugural hunting laws in 1830, a decade after becoming a state, setting the moose and deer hunting seasons as Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. No bag limits were set. This allowed some unscrupulous hunters to kill scores of deer, moose and caribou, shipping them out of state for profitable sale..,


Teen kills ‘monster’ deer in Alabama. Mystery remains how this rare species got there November 26, 2022 Ledger-Enquirer

... a red stag deer, not native to North America, was roaming around Randolph County, Alabama ... that deer ate more and more of the apples and pears off Taylor’s trees. He doesn’t hunt, so he asked Coye, a licensed hunter, to come by and solve the problem...


Don't just set your sites on antlered deer November 26, 2022 Maryland, Frederick News-Post

... The Department of Natural Resources has tested 11,592 deer for Chronic Wasting Disease since 1999. The disease was detected for the first time in Maryland from a deer taken by a hunter in November 2010. To date, 133 infected deer have been documented in the state...


Rifle season for deer begins Saturday in Pennsylvania November 26, 2022 The Sentinel

... hard mast, specifically acorns, that are favored by deer is very sporadic this year. He said multiple regions of the state report poor acorn crops this fall, which could be blamed on consecutive years of heavy, spongy moth defoliation coupled with drought.

.. Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season draws more than 600,000 hunters ...


Pitt study recommends lead-content advisories on venison donated to food banks November 26, 2022 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

... A University of Pittsburgh report on lead fragmentation in hunted deer, published in September in the American Journal of Public Health, was billed as the first study specifically focused on the presence of lead particles in venison donated by hunters to organizations that provide food to low income families... There is no safe level of lead in the human body...


Wildlife task force prepares for final report November 25, 2022 Wyoming, Powell Tribune

... The task force has already proposed wording for a draft bill that would significantly increase nonresident hunting fees. The draft bill calls for an increase for nonresident elk licenses from $576 to $1,258, nonresident deer license from $288 to $826 and nonresident antelope licenses from $288 to $874...


How we’re shrinking animals, with red deer under threat while rats and parakeets should thrive November 25, 2022 United Kindom, The i

... Multiple studies have reached the same conclusion – that climate change and other human activity are leading both to animals within the same species becoming smaller in size, and to bigger animals declining ... In the UK researchers have suggested this could mean a threat to deer and eagles; while rats and parakeets continue to prosper...


Deer firearms season begins Saturday November 25, 2022 Pennsylvania, Yahoo

... "The acorn crop is kind of sparse," ... foresters blame several consecutive years of heavy spongy moth defoliation as well as drought-like conditions this year for the lack of acorn production, regardless of elevation...


Upper Rogue Oak Initiative awarded $2.78 million for habitat restoration November 25, 2022 Oregon, ODFW News

... ODFW in partnership with the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) received a $2.78 million federal grant from the America the Beautiful Challenge program to conduct oak-prairie habitat restoration in the Upper Rogue watershed... Oak habitat loss is a major threat to wildlife species in Oregon including Oak Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and game animals such as deer and elk...


Some 33,000 shrubs coming for Utah ungulates November 24, 2022 Utah, Gephardt Daily

... “Deer and elk depend upon woody shrubs species like sagebrush and antelope bitterbrush during the winter for food. Restoring shrub species on the landscape will help these animals maintain good health through the winter, which will increase their survival rates and promote population growth.”...


Early Kaibab deer hunt is not what it used to be, and here's why November 24, 2022 Arizona, Kingman Daily Miner

... the north Kaibab is home to the largest and most productive deer herd in Arizona... On the Kaibab, biologists are aware that it is not the summer range that limits the deer herd there. It is the winter range, and without sufficient moisture and food production in those areas, the herd can suffer and there can be a die off. This year the Kaibab received lots of rain and the winter range looks in good shape ...


Killing wolves and bears over nearly 4 decades did not improve moose hunting, study says November 23, 2022 Alaska, Anchorage Daily News

... The study, by retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers ... The researchers ... set out with the hypothesis that killing predators improved moose hunts in Game Management Unit 13 between 1973 and 2020. They found the opposite...


Missouri hunting season nets more than 261,000 deer November 23, 2022 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

... Last year, hunters checked 188,928 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season ... “To have sustained temperatures that were well below average for nearly the entire season portion was quite remarkable.” ... the colder weather likely resulted in increased deer movements, contributing to this year’s higher harvest total...


20-year effects of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) herbivory on vegetation composition and structure 2023 Forest Ecology and Management

... three different ecoregions in Mississippi ... From May-June, vegetation structure and composition were measured among 10 systematic sampling points per plot during 2000, 2005, and 2021. While no treatment effects on vegetation composition and structure were observed, among-year differences suggested a shift in overstory canopy conditions between 2005 and 2021 towards greater basal area and canopy coverage resulting in a decrease in forbs, legumes, shade intolerant species, and high year-round deer-preferred forage species...


Adult white‐tailed deer survival in hunted populations on public and private lands 2022, Alabama, Wildlife Society Bulletin

... From 2014 to 2016, we radio collared and monitored survival of 79 adult white‐tailed deer (141 deer‐years; 62 male, 79 female) on 2 public and

2 private properties in Alabama ... Hunter harvest accounted for 77% of observed mortalities (n = 23/30), but harvest and survival rates varied by sex and age. Harvest and survival were similar between public and private property ...


Permit required to salvage vehicle-killed deer, elk, moose and antelope November 23, 2022 Wyoming FWP News

... These are available at no cost and must be obtained within 24 hours of the time a person takes an animal into their possession. Permits are available either through law enforcement officers on the scene of collisions or online on the FWP website...


Pennsylvania's Firearms Deer Season to Kick Off Saturday November 22, 2022 Pennsylvania Pressroom - PA.GOV

... “Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season draws more than 600,000 hunters to Penn’s Woods every year and it’s not hard to see why,” said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “A productive deer herd that, thanks to antler point restrictions, includes a high proportion of adult bucks, spread out across the Commonwealth ..."


Raritan Township Adds Open Space Properties to Deer Hunting Program November 22, 2022 New Jersey, TAPinto

... The township already allows deer hunting on nine of its 22 parcels of open space, and the three newly acquired properties will be on the list when the township invites bids from hunting clubs for the two-year 2023–2025 period ...


Androgens, antlers, and sexual selection: testosterone's relationship to reproductive success and associated morphological characteristics in white-tailed deer 2022, Evolutionary Ecology, 2022

... for deer ≥ 6.5 years of age, testosterone is negatively related to body and antler size. In contrast, annual reproductive success, measured by number of offspring sired and recruited into the breeding population, was positively associated with antler size and body size, but not testosterone, age, or an interaction between testosterone and age. Instead, while an individual’s average lifetime testosterone had no relationship with overall reproductive success, greater variation in lifetime testosterone was positively related to overall reproductive success ...


White‐tailed deer movement in response to helicopter surveys 2022 Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2022

... Disturbance of wildlife from aircraft during aerial surveys could affect behavior or displace animals, causing them to cross multiple transects resulting in double counting or increasing likelihood of them seeking cover thereby impacting detection probability ...


Several days of archery and muzzleloader deer hunting remain November 22, 2022 Vermont, Bennington Banner

... Vermont has an annual limit of four deer during its deer hunting seasons, including only one legal buck annually during those seasons...


Upper Peninsula hunters want more control over natural resource policy November 21, 2022 Michigan, Interlochen Public Radio

... Tom Baird is chair of the NRC. He said there’s no conclusive evidence that wolves really are to blame for the U.P.’s shrinking deer population. ... “The two factors that seem to be weighing very heavily are weather and habitat,” said Baird. He said extreme cold and a lack of food in the forests are believed to be the main causes of deer mortality in the winter and spring months...


Two more Iowa counties increase testing for Chronic Wasting Disease November 21, 2022 KCRG

... So far this year, one animal harvested from Wayne County has been confirmed positive for CWD...


2022 Preliminary Gun Deer Harvest Totals And

License Sales Now Available November 22,2022 Wisconsin

... As of midnight Sunday, Nov. 20, sales for gun, bow, crossbow, sports and patron licenses reached 779,123. Of that total, 421,474 were for gun privileges only. The year-to-date sales for all deer licenses are down 2% from the same time last year... In total, 103,623 deer were registered statewide during the opening weekend of the 2022 gun deer hunt, compared to the 90,023 registered for the same period in 2021. This is a 15.1% increase over 2021 and is on par with the average opening weekend harvest...


Game and Fish launches 5-year mule deer monitoring project November 21, 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish News

... Biologists at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department ... are well aware weather, habitat and chronic wasting disease affect Wyoming’s mule deer populations. These environmental factors play a significant role in the population fluctuation of mule deer. But in the last 30 years, mule deer populations have declined to a point that is worrisome to wildlife managers and the public.


Nebraska deer season: Three hunters shot in three days November 21, 2022 Lincoln Journal Star

... shot by members of their own hunting parties over the weekend ... So far in 2022, the commission has recorded four hunting accidents total. It counted eight in 2021 and five in 2020 ...


Wisconsin firearms deer season forecast: About same as last year November 20, 2022 Journal Times

... Douglas County saw deer harvests as high as 11,241 as recently as 2007. But a string of harsh winters since then and an accompanying decline in antlerless permits have combined to push the harvest down, as low as 2,396 in 2014. The harvest has rebounded some to 3,897 in 2020 and 3,491 last season...


CPW OKs boosting resident big-game licenses, limits on Grand Mesa elk archery licenses advance November 20, 2022 Colorado, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

... address, to a degree, concerns that the agency has been hearing about the number of big-game licenses available to nonresidents versus residents in limited license draws, and about increased crowding in the early hunting seasons, specially archery season, because of other hunters and non-hunting recreationists...


Emergency period for deer crisis extended November 19, 2022 Hawaii, Maui News

... the deer population has grown to about 60,000 ... The emergency relief period allows the county and state to continue taking measures to reduce and control the deer ...


Why deer hunting season happens in the fall November 19, 2022 Yahoo News

... Bucks are often hunted in part for their antlers. According to Austad, bucks grow and shed their antlers annually, shedding them around mid-January and then regrowing them around mid-June. This means that they reach the peak of their antler growth in the fall...


DNR says deer harvest numbers are down in Minnesota November 18, 2022 KIMT

... Deer harvest numbers are down 11 percent compared to last year and 17 percent compared to the five year average. Contributing factors to the decrease include the lower population of deer seen throughout the state...


DNR links poor deer harvest to wolves, weather November 18, 2022, Minnesota,The Ely Echo

... What is turning into an abysmal firearms deer season has gotten the attention of the Minnesota DNR. And while last year’s tough winter limited population growth, there’s a growing trend to look at the impact of wolves as well...


F-Bombs, Cut Fences, Trespassing: Animosity At Boiling Point Between Landowners & Hunters November 18, 2022 Wyoming, Cowboy State Daily

... “We have had gates torn down, fences cut and people trespassing to come kill deer,” ... The Wildlife Task Force includes a mix of hunters, outfitters, legislators and landowners... “I think you can put in public comment without using the F-word,” ...


New green tech could transform deer count November 18, 2022 Scotland, NatureScot

...NatureScot is working with Glasgow-based tech company EOLAS Insight to test the use of satellites, aerial imagery and artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately count deer... The AI technology that EOLAS has developed has proved that an image recognition system is feasible ...


Diagnostic testing of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) by RT-QuIC using multiple tissues - PLOS ONE, 2022

... , we analyzed the presence of CWD prions in skin samples from two easily accessed locations (ear and belly) from 30 deceased white-tailed deer ... The diagnostic sensitivity of the ear and belly skin samples were both 95%, and the diagnostic specificity of the ear and belly skin were both 100%. Additionally, the location of the skin biopsy on the ear does not affect specificity or sensitivity. These results demonstrate the efficacy of CWD diagnosis with skin biopsies using RT-QuIC...


DNR offers final precautions before gun deer season kicks off Saturday November 18, 2022 Wisconsin, NBC15

... DNR said that as of Friday, it has issued over 650,000 firearm, crossbow, sports and patron licenses to hunters across the state and that 310,000 are just for firearms...


The 2022 Wisconsin Deer Forecast, Wisconsin DNR

... The winter of 2021-22 was rated severe for deer in Iron County, moderate for most of the northern

tier counties and mild for the rest of the state... well-positioned and prepared hunters this fall. Although spring was slow to start, comfortable temperatures and adequate rainfall has resulted in a vigorous

spring green-up that should provide ample cover and high-quality food for does that are nursing fawns and bucks during antler development...


Wisconsin DATCP confirms deer tested positive for CWD November 18, 2022 WEAU

... a Lincoln County deer farm has tested positive for chronic wasting disease... The positive result came from a 5-year-old white-tailed buck. The f ...arm has been placed under quarantine ...


Monitoring CWD Gets Easier with Introduction of New Tool November 17, 2022 Tennessee, TN.gov

... The Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance (CWDA) recently developed three online, CWD information mapping tools to help document, track, and manage the spread of CWD: CWD in North America shows counties and wildlife management units in which CWD has been found in wild and/or captive cervid populations. CWD-Related Hunting Regulations shows CWD-related hunting regulations, maps of CWD-positive areas, and the CWD regulatory status of each state and province. Carcass Transport Regulations will help users discover regulations impacting the transport of cervid carcasses from one state/province to another. It includes import, export, and pass-through regulations for cervid carcasses for every state and province...


Conditions shaping up nicely for 2022 gun deer hunting season November 17, 2022 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

... Wisconsin's deer population has benefitted from a series of mild winters in recent years. The ample state of the deer herd is underscored by recommendations by all County Deer Advisory Councils to offer antlerless deer permits for sale this season. That is a given in farmland counties. But in the northern forest it's rare...


Game and Fish Plans Helicopter Captures to Collar Mule Deer November 17, 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish Department - State of Wyoming

... The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning to capture and collar 130 animals in the Wyoming Range deer herd Dec. 1-2, 2022. As with past research, animals will be netted from a helicopter by a professional wildlife capture crew, fitted with a GPS collar at the capture site and released...


Antlerless deer licenses face a major makeover November 17, 2022 Pennsylvania, Bradford Era

... Senate Bill 431, which would allow hunters to buy antlerless licenses through the HuntFishPA automated licensing service, was signed into law last week. When it takes effect in the 2023-24 license year, antlerless licenses will be available for purchase online or in person at any license issuing agent...


Commission votes to rescind feed ban in Claiborne County with new rule November 17, 2022 Mississippi, Natchez Democrat

... first positive CWD deer near Yucatan Lake in Tensas Parish. This positive buck was confirmed in 2022 and was found a mile from Davis Island, Mississippi, and about six miles from the right bank of the Mississippi River. MDWFP’s Commissioners placed Claiborne County in a supplemental feed ban due to the positive’s proximity to Mississippi. MSU Deer Lab research has shown bucks along the Mississippi River swim across the river and cover up to 18 miles in their movements...


Mo. Dept. of Conservation: Dumping deer carcasses is illegal; may spread CWD November 16, 2022 Missouri, KY3

... ‘We receive and investigate numerous calls about the illegal dumping of deer carcasses this time of year,” Southeast Region Protection Captain Russell Duckworth said in a release. “And those calls are usually from concerned citizens who find a discarded deer carcass along public roadways.” ...


Fewer mule deer B tags in portions of Eastern Montana this hunting season November 15, 2022 Montana, Billings Gazette

... largely due to drought, as well as some areas of localized mortality from an epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak last year... Mule deer counts in southeast Montana, for example, were 36% below 2021 numbers and 47% below the long-term average...


CWD suspected in deer harvested near Bemidji November 15, 2022 Minnesota, KSTP-TV

... The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters to have their deer tested after announcing a white-tailed deer shot about 10 miles south of Bemidji is suspected of having chronic wasting disease (CWD)...


For Iowa’s deer hunters, the wait is nearly over, shotgun deer seasons begin Dec. 3 November 15, 2022 Iowa DNR News

... “Our deer population is stable to slightly increasing statewide, so hunters should expect to see numbers similar to last year,” said Tyler Harms, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)... The Iowa DNR has a goal to manage the herd to provide an annual harvest of 100,000-120,000 deer..,


CWD Update: Early detection crucial in Louisiana's fight against disease November 15 2022 Mississippi, Natchez Democrat

... Eight new positive cases of CWD have been detected in Mississippi this season. One of those was in Warren County and the rest have been in north Mississippi..,


Creative Misdirection: One Day at a Presentation November 14, 2022 Nevada, Sierra Nevada Ally

... While mule deer numbers have declined from about 135,000 at the turn of this century to about 85,000 now, habitat changes and climate change are among other critical factors identified by NDOW as reasons for decline. Deer are browsers, horses are grazers. They eat different things and live in different places...


Pokagon State Park closed for deer reduction hunt November 14, 2022 Indiana, WANE 15

... This is the 29th year the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has held controlled hunts at parks across the state. The first management hunt was held in 1993 as an effort to reduce damage to vegetation ...


MDC thanks hunters for submitting samples to track down chronic wasting disease November 14, 2022 Missouri, KFVS12

... The MDC reports that the November portion of firearms deer season allows hunters to harvest between a quarter to a third of the total deer population in Missouri..,


State lawmakers can help solve elk management November 14, 2022 Montana, The Montana Standard

... Montana is suffering from reduced habitat quality on public lands, particularly in the northwest part of the state which has suffered elk population declines, increased predation on elk, and a lack of habitat diversity. Meanwhile many private lands in eastern and central Montana are withering under prolonged drought which has stressed land productivity...


Deer numbers look good in Northern Lower Peninsula, spotty in Eastern U.P. November 14, 2022 Michigan, Yahoo

... deer population trends in the Northern Lower Peninsula have generally been increasing in recent years while the Eastern Upper Peninsula has been experiencing lower deer numbers, according to Chad Stewart ..,


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DNR investigating the illegal shooting of well-known buck in Menasha December 2, 2022 Wisconsin, WFRV

... This wasn’t a regular buck, it had become a bit of a local celebrity, especially among regulars at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. Some called him ‘The King,’ ... white markings on his neck in the shape of a bow tie to his huge antlers ...

PHOTOS: Several deer rescued from frozen lake in Cambria County November 28, 2022 Pennsylvania, WTAJ Altoona

... First responders successfully saved the lives of three deer that were trapped in the icy water of Duman Lake in Barr Township ...


Large and probably in charge November 27, 2022 California, tehachapinews.com

... The deer in the Tehachapi Mountains carry the genes of both California Mule Deer [generally have a white tail that ends in a black tip] and Black-tailed Deer [entire tail black] in a process known as intergradation...


Video of Deer and Bunny Napping Together in the Back Yard Is Everything November 26, 2022 PetHelpful.com

... Check out this adorable video of these unlikely pals just chilling together. Literally...


Deer Rescue Interrupts Annual Lower Southampton Turkey Bowl: Video November 25, 2022 Pennsylvania, Patch

... a deer stuck in a fence. Members left the game and R6 responded to assist the officer with getting the uninjured doe free. WATCH THE RESCUE...


Deer herd finds urban refuge at Rosehill Cemetery November 21, 2022 Illinois, Chicago Sun-Times

... The cemetery staff members say there may be as many as 16 deer roaming the 335 acres of Rosehill, the city’s largest cemetery ... “I’m out of apples — they really like apples,” said Brian Keleher, 72, who regularly visits Rosehill Cemetery to see the wildlife...


Firefighters rescue deer from Clark Fork River in Missoula November 18, 2022 Montana, kpax

... a doe and her baby that fell through the ice ... details on Facebook. ..


Stuck deer rescued from muddy pond in Kansas November 18, 2022 UPI News

... Perez arrived to find the deer's legs were stuck in mud at the bottom of the pond, leaving its body half-submerged in the freezing water...


Feds investigate Key deer shooting November 18, 2022 Florida, Key West Citizen

... People familiar with the shooting told The Keys Citizen that a woman shot the deer near the corner of Independence Avenue and Ship's Way on Big Pine Key because the animal appeared to be severely injured and the shooter appeared to have thought the animal needed to be put down ...


Video Below: Utah State Students Help in Planting for Mule Deer Winter Habitat - November 15, 2022

Locked Bucks Found Dead in Lake November 17, 2022 Minnesota, Grand View Outdoors

... The person who posted the pics says that neighbors saw these bucks fighting the night before on dry land. It’s clear the bucks must have moved their fight to the edge of the lake, or they stumbled into deep water as they fought, then drowned...


Texas Hunter Takes Deer With Three Eyes November 14, 2022 Field & Stream

... What seemed to be an abscess at first was later revealed to be a fully formed eye under the skin ...


Additional $1,000 reward being offered in southeast Idaho mule deer case November 14, 2022 Idaho Fish and Game News

... An anonymous donor has stepped up to add $1,000 to the existing Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) reward for an unsolved wildlife case in southeast Idaho. Last month, a dead mule deer buck was discovered in a private cultivated field approximately 100 yards from Garden Creek Road just west of Arimo ...


Hunter’s buck of a lifetime brings no joy November 12, 2022 West Virginia MetroNews

... The gigantic buck had a massive non-typical rack entangled in the wires of his neighbor’s tension-wire fence. The buck was barely breathing. It was hard to tell if the deer had worn itself out trying to get untangled from the mass of wire or if he had become ensnared staggering off the road after being struck by a vehicle...


Registered service deer 'Twitch' reportedly confiscated by WVDNR Novemberf 11, 2022 West Virginia, WVNS

... Miller said her and her family had rescued ‘Twitch’ and have been raising her since she was two days old. ‘Twitch’ is registered under the USA Service Dog Registration under the breed of “Other”...


Video Below: North Dakota is home to two species of deer; white-tailed and mule. Learn more about each species and how to tell them apart in the field. - November 10, 2022 North Dakota

Done with your pumpkins? An upstate deer rescue will take them off your hands November 4, 2022 South Carolina, Fox Carolina

In this video, local news explains that a local deer rescue can use the pumpkins to feed the deer they are taking care of. See the story at Magnolia Fawn Rescue


Where Do Deer Sleep In The Winter? November 4, 2022 Grunge

... In the summer and fall, they start holding on to more fat and storing it around their internal organs and under their skin to provide energy reserves ... shed their summer coats and grow a winter version with thicker, longer hairs ... grow a thicker undercoat ...


'Hang on, buddy!' Swimming deer receives words of encouragement from fisherman November 3, 2022 Alabama, Fox Weather

... video of the animal in Smith Lake on Wednesday as it swam its way to Goat Island. The animal was not in distress ...


Albino deer found dead in Billings November 1, 2022 Montana, ktvq

... After calling Billings home for at least the last 10 years ... Many were heartbroken to see a post appear on social media Sunday stating the body of the doe had been found in a ravine with her head removed...


Video Below: Something must have been in the water, because these deer were having the time of their life chasing each other around in the shallow water of the Chattahoochee River. October 30, 2022

Doe no! Colorado deer faces starving to death after getting a blue Halloween pumpkin stuck over its nose October 29, 2022 Daily Mail

... 'The problem is it’s still mobile, so it’s hard for us to keep up with it and get it in a situation where we can safely remove it,' ...


Alabama Firefighters Save Deer Stuck in Sewer: 'You Never Know What the Next Call Will Bring' October 28, 2022 Yahoo

... The firefighters responded to the call and found a male deer peeking out of a storm drain ... The clip ends with the deer standing up and sprinting off into the woods [below]

Two Bucks Found Floating Dead In Minnesota Lake With Locked Antlers October 28, 2022 KROC-AM

... found her yard all torn up with scrapes and deer tracks, and kicked up deer which suggests two deer were fighting each other. It's rut season for deer, which means males will get aggressive with each other as they spar over dominance in mating season...


The Deer Who Lived Upstairs October 25, 2022 The New Yorker

... Dillie was nearly dead. Butera fully expected Glick to ask her to euthanize the little animal. Instead, he announced that he wanted Butera to take the fawn home and give her a good life ... Dillie was born almost blind ...


Mule Deer Sneaks Into Bison Herd To Escape Attacking Coyote At Yellowstone National Park October 19, 2022 Wyoming, Whiskey Riff

...In a desperate attempt, the deer runs to the group of stampeding bison, and quickly gets lost in the large number of the creatures. You can see the coyote trying to figure out where the deer disappeared to ... [video below]

Colorado Wildlife Durango: Big buck gets tangled in tomato plant cage October 14, 2022 FOX31 Denver

... The tomato plant cage was hooked around one of the buck’s antlers, which would sometimes swing in front of its face, making it difficult to eat ... they got the cage off ...


Man selling deer skull art says it was confiscated by Oklahoma game wardens October 7, 2022 KOKH

... He says he gets the skulls off the road or in the woods in different parts of the country ... Oklahoma wildlife officials say you can't sell an animal skull with antlers in Oklahoma if it isn't documented...


Oh, deer! How local firefighters helped save a deer October 6, 2022 Ohio, FOX8 Cleveland

... had become stuck in a soccer goal net ...


Deer With A Bad Broken Neck Has Been Living Fine In Idaho For Over 4 Years October 5, 2022 Whiskey Riff

... her neck bent in two and her head basically sitting on her shoulder... a broken neck that healed crooked and is still grazing along like nothing has happened to her...


Moose freed from fence in Connecticut October 3, 2022 Fox 5 NY

... the male animal wasn't impaled on the fence but he wasn't able to get his back legs over the fence and his belly kept him from backing up ... firefighters cut and removed one end of the fence panel ...


Orlando evacuees rescue baby deer from Ian floodwaters September 30, 2022 Florida, WESH

... the deer was struggling to stay above water, and his group brought her onto their balcony to keep her safe. When they were evacuated from their apartment building, they brought the deer with them ...


A rare sight! An albino deer spotted in Greensboro September 29, 2022 North Carolina, WFMY News2

... they show up every 1 in 30,000 deer, according to NC Wildlife. Albino deer are deer that lack pigmentation and have a completely white hide and pink eyes, nose and hooves...


UW's Monteith Shop Produces Film on the Struggles of Collared Mule Deer September 28, 2022 Wyoming, University of Wyoming News

... The film “The Road Less Traveled” chronicles the struggle of mule deer F014 as she raises offspring. The 10.5-minute short film also features the researchers who study her and the conservation organizations working to make F014’s world safer for her and the public. The film is available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/748122219...


Crews rescue deer that had fallen into large construction hole September 25, 2022 Pennylvania,

WTAE-TV

... Rescue crews estimated the deer fell 40 feet... it's broken off an antler ... The process included sedating the deer, before strapping it up and loading it onto a deer rack...


Raccoon and Fawn Who Both Lost Their Moms Form a Sweet Friendship September 22, 2022 Texas, My Modern Met

... Jasper and Hope are just two of the animals who have been helped by Long and her work at nonprofit Texas Fawn and Friends... She’s expecting to have over 100 fawns to care for this year—orphans that would likely not survive without her...


Deer takes 2 mile swim in Pacific Ocean, then rests in backyard of gated community September 19, 2022 California, East Bay Times

... A deer swam an estimated two miles in the Pacific Ocean off Laguna Beach on Sunday, through surf as high as 4 feet and over submerged rocks, before eventually finding a safe haven in an Emerald Bay backyard...


Mosquito Fire: Man stays behind to feed deer and protect home from looters September 14, 2022 California, CBS News

... "If you spend enough time with them, you become attached, and I just had to make sure," Heller said. "I see them in a panic mode you can read 'em." ...


Firefighters rescue deer caught in lacrosse net September 9, 2022 Massachusetts, UPI

... Hanover Firefighters were recently called to a residence for an animal rescue. A large buck got caught up in a lacrosse net, and became entangled by his rack. Hanover Firefighters were able to cut away the netting from the rack and free the deer...


Deer found hurt in Charlotte were hit with arrows. Is it legal to hunt wildlife in the city? September 8, 2022 North Carolina, Charlotte Observer

... Another deer was euthanized earlier this year ... there have been three injured deer spotted in the Huntingtowne Farms area this year. They all seemed to be critically injured by a hunter’s bow and arrow...


The White Hart in 'House of the Dragon' Has a Deeper Meaning Than You Think September 6, 2022, Yahoo! Sports

... The great stag has long been a symbol of the spiritual and divine power of nature throughout much of European and Asian folklore. In Celtic mythology, they are messengers from the otherworld, while in Arthurian legend, the animal represents a spiritual quest...


Deer found seriously hurt in south Charlotte neighborhood expected to recover September 6, 2022 North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer

... Officials thought that deer would have to be euthanized, but NC Wildlife said an officer tranquilized the deer and removed the arrow. The deer is expected to make a full recovery within a few weeks...


Burlington County deer appears safe; community relieved August 25, 2022 New Jersey, FOX 2

... somehow, got a tomato cage and planter stuck on her head ... " I called Animal Control and they said they can’t come out. They don’t do wildlife. So, I called New Jersey Fish and Wildlife and they said they can’t help." ...

Deer illegally shot through head with crossbow, TWRA investigating August 15, 2022 Tennessee, 10 News.

... The TWRA shared photos of a deer illegally shot out of season by someone with a crossbow. A photo provided by the wildlife agency shows a deer still alive with a bolt lodged vertically through its head...

Photo Credit: TWRA

Deer with crossbow bolt in head rescued by TWRA August 15, 2022 Tennessee, Knoxville WVLT-TV

... When the officers found him, they tranquilized him and removed the bolt from his head; however, the broadhead was left inside as officials feared causing additional damage to the animal by trying to remove it...


Deer killed by unleashed dog near popular hiking path in Draper August 12, 2022 Utah, KUTV

... “They found a deer that had for lack of a better word kind of mauled by a dog, and ultimately the deer's injuries were so much that the officers put the deer down,” ...