Deer Management News

Coyotes are thriving in Kansas despite competitive hunting events designed to reduce population September 23, 2022 Kansas, The Topeka Capital-Journal

... State estimates show the number of coyotes in Kansas has nearly tripled since the 1980s... coyotes will dine on just about anything, from deer, rodents and birds to insects ...


Invasive Plants Have RI's Native Life in Stranglehold January 22, 2022 Rhode Island, ecoRI News

... Japanese barberry ... used in residential and commercial landscapes because of its fall coloring and deer resistance. But the prickly shrub easily spreads into woodlands ... research in 2011 found that barberry-infested forests are about 12 times more likely to harbor deer ticks than forests without barberry...


What makes coyotes so prevalent January 22, 2022 Connecticut, StamfordAdvocate

... migrated eastward into the state about 70 years ago ... Federal programs today now kill about 500,000 coyotes annually. Colburn said hunters and trappers in Connecticut kill 400 to 600 a year — about a 10th of the 4,000 to 6,000 coyotes in the state...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife asking for public comment on herd management near Grand Junction and Rifle January 21, 2022 KJCT

... Since 1993, the Rifle Creek deer herd population has been largely stable between 6,000 - 8,000 deer ... The Bookcliffs deer herd north of Grand Junction near the Utah border has been stagnant at historically low levels for nearly two decades ...


Upper Rio Grande Deer D-36 Herd Management Plan

Game Management Units 76, 79, and 791. January, 2022. Colorado Parks and Wildlife

... The estimated post-hunt population size for D-36 has been around 2,500 animals for the past five years. The population estimate reached its peak at around 3,500 mule deer in 1995. The population declined over the next few years, ranging between 2,500 and 2,900 animals, until 2007. After that, the population declined further to its lowest level at roughly 1,900 animals in 2011. However, within the timeframe of the previous HMP, the population climbed again to the upper end of the current objective range. The D-36 observed sex ratio fluctuated but closely followed the model estimate until 1999, around 12 bucks per 100 does, at which time buck licenses became limited...


Village of Hastings, Fence aims to keep deer from part of woods January 21, 2022 New York, rivertownsenterprise

... an experimental deer exclosure ... will encompass about 4.5 acres ...


South Euclid. Look Out For Deer With Ear Tags Coming To A Town Near You January 21, 2022 Ohio, Patch

... The city of South Euclid is conducting a deer research and population control project and have tagged the ears of 61 female deer. According to a release from the city, professionals tracked and drugged the deer ... taken to a surgical site where they were sterilized and given antibiotics and pain relievers ...


'A great year regardless:' Oklahoma deer hunters fall short of last season's record January 21, 2022 Yahoo! Sports

... Oklahoma hunters killed 117,638 deer this past season, short of last season's record total of 126,290... The total population of deer in Oklahoma is estimated to be 750,000 or more ... Dallas Barber, big game biologist ..,


Video shows droves of deer using Eagle Mountain wildlife corridor January 21, 2022 Utah, KSTU

... Video footage ... In February last year, the Eagle Mountain City Council approved the Wildlife Corridor Overlay Zone, becoming the first city in Utah to consider this type of zoning...


Kentucky’s 2021-22 deer season yields state’s lowest harvest in nine years January 21, 2022 Northern Kentucky Tribune

... Hunters reported checking in 132,296 deer, 56.8 percent bucks, and 43.2 does ...


Five Elk Die in the Wood River Valley After Eating Toxic Yew Plants January 20, 2022 Idaho, Lewis-Clark Valley News

... Despite a 2016 Blaine County ordinance restricting the planting of noxious plants, including exotic yew, three elk, two cows, and one calf, were found dead on Tuesday, January 18, after eating the toxic plant north of Hailey ...


COVID has been found in New Jersey deer January 21, 2022 NorthJersey.com

... The virus was recently found in two free-ranging deer ... The ability to become infected with COVID seems to rest only with mammals, early research shows. Chickens and ducks do not seem to become infected ...


State leaders disagree on who should spearhead Maui County's axis deer problems January 20, 2022 Hawaii Public Radio

... Drought conditions a year ago forced large numbers of deer into agricultural and populated areas seeking food and water. On Molokaʻi, many deer died, their carcasses creating a public health issue..,


Hunters gather to voice concern over potential changes to Colleton's dog-hunting laws January 20, 2022 South Carolina, Walterboro Live

... only 11 states permit dog hunting, and South Carolina has the most permissive dog-hunting regulations in the U.S... potential changes to a county ordinance that could fine dog hunters when their dogs roam onto private property ...


Couple charged with starving dozens of deer to death during divorce dispute January 20, 2022 Michigan, Penn Live

... “Upon approaching the enclosure approximately 25 dead deer could be seen from the outside of the fence [sic]. The remaining 90-100 deer appeared thin, ribs showing on some, visible hip bones, hair loss, etc.” ... a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine...


Two Arrested In Erie County After Posting Deer Photos January 20, 2022 New York, WYRK

...information that two individuals had taken large bucks in the closed area of Erie County in the Town of Tonawanda. The suspects had posted videos of their hunts and photos of the deer on Facebook...


You’re Managing Deer Sanctuaries All Wrong January 19, 2022 National Deer Association

... The signs may include an obvious browse line, an understory (if there is one) consisting of non-native, invasive plants, and hillsides composed entirely of red cedar. These areas are marginal deer habitat at best, and we shouldn’t be encouraging deer to use them...


Two more counties have positive CWD tests in deer January 19, 2022 Iowa, Radio Iowa

... 36 positive chronic wasting disease tests from some 5,000 deer samples this hunting season... two new counties ... Greene County in central Iowa, and then also Fremont County in southwest Iowa. So that brings our total number of counties to 12 ..,


DEC launches moose research project in the Adirondacks January 19, 2022 New York, My Champlain Valley

... This winter, 14 moose were fitted with GPS collars ... also deployed trail cameras in fall 2021 to determine range overlap between deer and moose and monitor hair loss on moose infested with winter ticks...


Deer culls will continue at Kensington Metropark, issuing a report calling it best option January 19, 2022 Michigan, Detroit Free Press

... Huron-Clinton Metroparks officials recently released a 68-page report in which they determined that sharpshooters remain the best strategy for controlling overpopulation of deer herds... [non-lethal options]


Speeding cars and loose dogs put town's deer and elk in peril January 19, 2022 Wyoming, Jackson Hole News & Guide

... Two dogs being walked off-leash in the Cache Creek drainage chased an elk Jan. 4, and their owner was cited for harassing wildlife. The man had previously been issued a warning ... Under Wyoming law, peace officers are empowered to shoot dogs that are chasing wildlife...


Mo. Dept. of Conservation reports final deer harvest numbers: nearly 300K January 18, 2022 Missouri, Paducah-Cape Girard

... a preliminary total deer harvest of 293,670. Of the deer harvested, 143,049 were antlered deer, 26,599 were button bucks and 124,022 were does...


DWR relocates over a dozen moose in a week January 18, 2022 Utah, TownLift, Park City News

... most of which were found wandering near Interstate 80... four moose were relocated last week in more urban areas, including one at the University of Utah...


CWD Research Gets $100,000 Boost from RMEF January 18, 2022 Montana Hunting and Fishing Information

... The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a founding member and sponsor of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, provided $100,000 in grant funding to assist three research projects promoting the scientific understanding of CWD...


New UW-Produced Film Explores Barriers to Big-Game Migration January 18, 2022 Wyoming, University of Wyoming

... A new wildlife documentary puts the spotlight on obstacles that elk, mule deer and other hooved mammals face during their migrations, and how people are working together to help animals keep moving. Produced by the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) at the University of Wyoming ...

From Video below: Mule deer, elk and other hooved mammals around the world depend on their ability to migrate between seasonal habitats. Sadly, human activities are impeding migrations and making them harder than ever. Many herds are struggling to migrate in the face of subdivisions, roads, fences, and all kinds of development.

Study: Mule deer, other species struggle to adapt to altered habitats January 18, 2022 Wyoming, WyoFile

... migration paths are so precisely defined that animals often skirt the same bluff, travel the same ridgeline and cross the road at the same spot year after year. The fidelity evidenced in these well-worn patterns may be causing deer more harm than good in the face of a landscape changed by humans, according to a new paper out of the University of Wyoming and several other universities...


Wildlife crossings, the Wyoming way January 18, 2022 Bozeman Daily Chronicle

... The Game and Fish Department’s wildlife crossing website promotes eye-catching stats: 4 percent of the state’s mule deer population is killed every year in vehicle collisions; deer need 30 seconds between vehicles to safely cross a road; 15 percent of all Wyoming vehicles crashes are with wildlife ...


Pennsylvania testing deer in Bucks County for PFAS January 18, 2022 Philadelphia Tribune

... looking for evidence of what are known as PFAS, a group of manufacturing chemicals typically found in nonstick cookware, firefighting foam, and fast-food wrappers ... may issue a “do not eat” advisory for deer in Tyler State Park ...


Nearly 300,000 deer harvested during Missouri hunting season January 18, 2022 KSHB Kansas City

... “The deer population has continued to increase across much of southern Missouri at the same time that we’ve seen a population recovery in most of the counties impacted by the severe hemorrhagic disease outbreak that occurred in 2012.” ... The total harvest represents a slight decrease, 1.19%, from the 2020-21 ..,


In split-decision, Utah Wildlife Board approves seasonal ban on trail cameras January 17, 2022 St. George News

... Beginning with the 2022 hunting season, the use of all trail cameras to harvest or aid in the harvest of big game will be banned – establishing an ongoing seasonal ban... will be in effect from July 31 to Dec. 3 ...


Apparent stability masks underlying change in a mule deer herd with unmanaged chronic wasting disease January, 2022 Communications Biology

... High apparent prevalence (~30%) since at least 2005 ... Despite stable appearances, prion disease nonetheless impairs adult survival and likely resilience in this deer herd, limiting its potential for growth despite refuge from hunter harvest and favorable habitat and winter conditions...


High seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at one of three captive cervid facilities in Texas 2022, bioRxiv

... As SARS-CoV-2 vaccine coverge of the human population increases and variants of concern continue to emerge, identification of the epidemiologic importance of animal virus reservoirs is critical. We found that nearly all (94.4%) of the captive white-tailed deer at a cervid facility in central Texas had neutralizing antibodies for SARS-CoV-2...


Big Game Hunting (Petition 2021-017) Workshop January 14, 2022 California, CDFW News

The California Fish and Game Commission invites you to a workshop to discuss a petition (2021-017) that proposes a number of regulation changes related to big game mammal hunting. When: January 27, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Webinar using the Zoom platform - Instructions for joining

Materials for the workshop are the same as those for the January 13, 2022 Wildlife Resources Committee meeting, and also will be posted with the workshop agenda on the Commission’s 2022 meetings page.


WFF's Sykes Urges Hunter to Not Overreact to CWD January 14, 2022 Alabama DCNR

... Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, urges all hunters and concerned citizens not to overreact.. . “We’re not going to kill all the deer..,"


Scott County's deer harvest declines, remains well below historic levels January 14, 2022 Tennessee, Independent Herald

...in 2017, the year a severe outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease swept through Scott County’s deer herd. That year, there were only 494 deer harvested. And the numbers have yet to bounce all the way back..,


Elk crashing into homes highlights need for window well protections January 14, 2022 KMVT

... In one two-day stretch, Fish and Game biologists reported four incidents of elk trapped in window wells. Biologists say these events are easily avoidable. With proper window guards, your house can be safe from damage or uninvited guests...


Federal plans would gut essential protection for endangered Florida panthers, Key deer January 14, 2022 YAHOO!News

.... Scientists have noted that the United States’ tiniest deer — found only on the Florida archipelago — are under severe threat of extinction from disease, vehicle strikes and sea-level rise that will flood their home within decades...


Kentucky's elk lottery scheme is open for business January 14, 2022 Murray Ledger

... A deal was struck with big landowners and coal companies who would receive one transferrable elk tag per year for every 5,000 acres they enrolled in the project... you will find are thousands of acres under lease to outfitters who charge from $5,000 to $20,000 for 3 or 5 day guided hunts ...


26,569 deer taken in two-week season in Maryland January 14, 2022 Delaware State News

... The harvest was 16% lower than last year’s official count of 31,649...


New Oregon license plate helps fund wildlife road-crossing projects January 14, 2022 KATU

... he new ‘Watch For Wildlife’ license plates will be available at Oregon DMV sites across the state... A species already in decline, mule deer are further threatened by collisions with cars and trucks ...


Aerial assessment shows deer overpopulation on Molokai January 14, 2022 Hawaii, The Maui News

... One of the most effective ways to keep axis deer out of forests is fencing, DLNR said. While the fencing in place across 111,000 acres of Maui Nui continues to be mostly effective ...


Officials identify two more CWD cases in area January 13, 2022 Idaho, YAHOO!News

... A cow elk harvested near White Bird tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first time in Idaho the illness has been found in a cervid species other than deer ... brings the total number of CWD detections in the state to six..,


Chronic Wasting Disease detected in second Warren County deer January 13, 2022 Mississippi, WJTV

... the deer was found close to the Issaquena County line...


Humane Society invites experts to make case against resuming Ann Arbor deer cull January 13, 2022 Michigan, MLive

... hosting a free webinar to make an ecological case for peaceful co-existence with urban deer...Council voted 6-5 last May to defund the program for a second year, freeing up $120,000 in the annual budget to reallocate other initiatives, including preliminary design work for a new downtown park and civic commons...


Wildlife officials to conserve Washington’s deer population using helicopters January 13, 2022 KXLY 4 News

... professional crews plan to use helicopters to capture 20 adult female deer... fit GPS satellite collars on the deer to track their migration patterns...


Elk move down to urban Idaho areas during winter January 12, 2021 Idaho, KIVI-TV

... “We are seeing an increase in residential areas being built in what was prime and historic winter range so that’s causing either a habitat loss, either directly through that building of residential areas, or an indirect loss through avoidance from increased human presence there,” ...


Wisconsin Elk January 12, 2022 DNR News

Once eliminated from the state through overhunting, Wisconsin now boasts a healthy, growing elk population thanks to two restoration efforts that began in 1995 and concluded in 2019... From 2017-2019, 91 elk from Kentucky were released to bolster the Clam Lake elk herd population, which has grown to an estimated 330 animals. Additionally, 73 elk were reintroduced to the 252-square-mile Black River Elk Range from 2015-2016, and the population today is estimated at 115 animals, bringing the statewide total population estimate to 445 elk..,


New Jersey Advances Deer Fencing Bill January 12, 2022 Lancaster Farming

... bill would offer matching grants to help farmers install deer fencing on unpreserved farmland. The state already offers this assistance to preserved farms...


Harvest reporting and tagging deer in Mississippi? It's in the Legislature again January 12, 2022 The Clarion-Ledger

... Representative Ken Morgan (R-Morgantown) introduced House Bill 258 which calls for physical tagging of deer and turkeys along with harvest reporting. Although he's introduced such legislation for about 10 years without success ...


DNR Confirms CWD In Wild Deer Harvested In Oconto County January 11, 2022 Wisconsin, DNR News

... The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Town of Underhill in Oconto County. The deer was a one-year-old hunter-harvested buck taken during the 2021 gun deer season. This is the first confirmed wild positive case of CWD in Oconto County..,


Mitochondrial capture and subsequent genetic divergence generates a novel haplogroup: evidence from ancient and ongoing hybridization in mule and white-tailed deer January, 2022. Journal of Mammalogy

... Molecular evidence suggests that up to 24% of individuals in some populations are a product of hybrid ancestry... White-tailed deer and mule deer diverged from a common ancestor of approximately 3.13 mya ... The ancestral mule deer-like mitochondrial genome appears to be restricted to black-tailed deer distributed along the western portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Ranges ...


Mass. is monitoring white-tailed deer for COVID. Here's why January 11, 2022 Massachusetts, WBUR

... Massachusetts is now one of 41 states participating in a national effort to study the prevalence of the virus in deer... "We do know that at this point, every place that [deer] have been tested, there have been antibodies found," ...


Fruit growers don’t get compensation for future harvests when deer damage their trees, Wildlife Board says January 11, 2022 Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune

... “We interpret the statute discussing future loss to mean when the crop would have been taken to market in the year the damage occurred,” Dearth said. “We request the Legislature to clarify this statute for its inconsistencies.” ...


What Montana can learn from Wyoming's approach to wildlife crossings January 10, 2021 Montana Free Press

... 4% of the state’s mule deer population is killed every year in vehicle collisions ... Wyoming identified 240 stretches of roadway of special concern for wildlife mortality...


Declines in deer population may point to larger issues January 10, 2022 Georgia. UGA Today

... Deer populations in the North Georgia mountains have dropped by almost two-thirds over the past few decades, according to new research by the University of Georgia... In older forests, shade from towering trees provides little opportunity for new growth on the forest floor—the majority of forests across North Georgia...


ODNR testing for chronic wasting disease in deer in Marion County January 10, 2022 Ohio, YAHOO!News

... Additional deer samples are needed in response to recent CWD positive cases and to better understand CWD in Ohio ...


Severe winter, diseases have biologists concerned about regional wildlife populations January 8, 2022 Washington, The Spokesman-Review

... a potentially harder winter, is reminiscent of 2015. A disease outbreak that year killed hundreds of deer and was followed by severe winter conditions in 2016 and 2017. Regional herds took years to recover ...

Study gives valuable insight into mule deer behavior January 8, 2022 Wyoming, The Sheridan Press

... There has been a larger-than-expected segment of the herd that spends the entire year along the foothills of the Bighorns at lower elevations, Thomas said. Many of the deer on the east side of the Bighorns have been found to be residents rather than migratory...


Estimation of Visual Discrimination in the White-tailed Deer by Behavioral Assay 2022. The American Midland Naturalist

... Our results suggest the white-tailed deer eye allows relatively low spatial resolution, consistent with prior studies that reported high temporal resolution. The combination of low spatial resolution and high temporal resolution allows for efficient detection of movement and enhanced capability to transverse a complex environment...


2021-22 deer harvest taking a step back January 8, 2022 Kentucky, Paducah Sun

... The total reported Kentucky deer harvest after the close of the free youth gun season was about

129,300... on pace for the lowest harvest in

almost a decade... The estimated whitetail population across the state going into the hunting season was something thereabouts 870,000 to 880,000 ..,


Georgia DNR urges residents to avoid spreading deadly disease to state’s deer January 8, 2022 WSAV-TV

... DNR says residents can prevent the spread by refraining from importing deer from other states and if you hunt in a state with positive Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases ...


Lawsuit prompts change in how ODNR officers conduct searches January 8, 2022 Oregon, The Columbus Dispatch

... ODNR issued a new policy on Monday that requires wildlife officers to obtain a search warrant if the operator of a taxidermy or wild-animal meat processing business does not consent to a search...


Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Lauderdale County, Alabama January 7, 2022 Alabama DCNR News

... A sample recently collected from a hunter harvested, white-tailed deer in west-central Lauderdale County has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in Alabama’s deer herd..,


Acrobatic Mountain Lion Balances on Fence at Hollywood Hills Home January 7, 2022 NBC Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles

... There are about 4,000 to 6,000 mountain lions in California, but wildlife officials call that a crude estimate without an ongoing statewide study...


CWD expands in deer in Southwest Missouri, Northwest Arkansas January 7, 2022 The Joplin Globe

... For the first time, positives have been reported in Barry County, and additional positives were reported this deer season in Stone and Taney counties ... A positive also was reported for the first time in Howell County, another Missouri county along the Arkansas border...


Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce explores allocating more licenses to resident hunters January 7, 2022 Buffalo Bulletin

... increasing residents’ share of big game hunting licenses from 80% to 90%, ... “One of the financial concerns is budgetary for Wyoming Game and Fish,” Teten said. “License fees and nonresident fees make up a good chunk of their annual budget, so that would have to be made up somewhere.” ...


LDWF: No chronic wasting disease found in Union, Morehouse parish deer, baiting ban lifted

January 7, 2022 Louisiana, YAHOO!News

... no chronic wasting disease was detected in more than 300 white-tailed deer samples taken in Morehouse and Union parishes since December after the disease, always fatal in deer, was detected in an Arkansas location, nearly 8 miles north of those two parishes...


Deer Hunters have submitted more than 3000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease this Season January 7, 2022 Mississippi, The Natchez Democrat

... Each time a hunter submits a sample for CWD testing they enter their name in a CWD raffle for a chance to win $1,000 and two people will win $500...


Video below: The US government and wildlife officials are working to understand how the virus is infecting wild white-tailed deer while hundreds of these animals tested positive for Covid-19. - January 6, 2022

Worthington leaders keeping tabs on local deer populations January 6, 2022 Ohio, Yahoo News

... according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, an estimated 680,000 deer are in Ohio ... Advising residents not to feed the deer also wouldn’t have “any appreciable effect on the size of the deer herd,” according to the report ...


Minnesota deer farmer fights state over illegal carcass dump January 6, 2022 StarTribune

... a $194,000 fence that state wildlife officials built around a swath of public forest where the man admittedly dumped his farm's dead deer, creating a biohazard...


Poachers ‘stealing’ wildlife remains a troubling issue in Utah January 6, 2022 USA Today

... Deer topped the list, with 180 deer, including 34 “trophy” bucks, having been killed illegally. Elk (113, including 18 trophy bull elk) were the second most targeted species...


CWD tends to attack older deer January 6, 2022

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) biologists said that hardly any bucks older than 4 years were sampled. They concluded that bucks of that age simply don't exist in that area anymore... Reeves said, almost all of the deer he observed on his property were sick ...


47 deer killed during annual hunts at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve January 6, 2022 Indiana, The Herald-Times

... "We have been looking at plants' height data and progress in some experimental research plots for seven years now," said Steve Cotter, natural resource manager for the city of Bloomington. "There does appear to be some slight improvement in the height of some plants." ...


FWP supervisor retires suddenly prior to elk season upheaval January 6, 2022 Missoula Current

... FWP is losing biologists or can’t find people willing to take on wildlife supervisory positions. In just one year, FWP and the state of Montana have pushed through a lot of changes related to wildlife management, and few if any, are backed by science. In fact, FWP Chief of Staff Quentin Kujala said in May that Worsech has put an end to long-term research projects...


Bullet Holes, Damage Seen At Wildlife Center After Deer Shot: DEC January 6, 2022 New York, Patch

... a complaint from workers at the Evelyn Alexander Animal Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays about a hunter who shot a deer on their property...


Utah Wildlife Board bans trail cameras for big game hunting January 5, 2022 The Salt Lake Tribune

...The new ban will be in effect from July 31 to Dec. 31 and applies to both cameras with internal storage memory and those that transmit images to the hunter’s cellphone. The prohibition does not apply to private landowners monitoring their property and agricultural operations ...


Deer harvest numbers drop this season January 5, 2022 Indiana, The Herald Bulletin

... The harvest for this past season is 111,921 down 124,180 deer from the previous season. The record whitetail harvest was 136,248 during the 2012-13 season. Harvest data similar to this past season occurred during the seasons ending in 2018 and 2019...


Two elk decapitated and one left paralyzed after ‘appalling’ poaching, WA officials say January 5, 2022 Washington, Miami Herald

... “Two bulls were illegally killed, heads removed, and the meat wasted, on or around the weekend of Dec. 31, 2021,” Fish and Wildlife said in a Tuesday, Jan. 4, news release. “A third bull elk was shot, left injured and paralyzed in the frozen conditions.” ...


Rep. Mitch Boggs seeks to reverse certain hunting regulations for landowners January 5, 2022 The Missouri Times

... HB 1694 would require the Conservation Commission to distribute landowner hunting permits upon request of any resident or nonresident who owns 5 acres of property...




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



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Vermont firefighters use airboat to help several deer stuck on ice January 18, 2022 NBC 5

... "The larger doe had succumbed to injuries during the night," ... The two smaller doe condition had declined as well ...


Montclair Deer Caught In The Spotlight And Headlights January 17, 2022 New Jersey, The Montclarion

... @msu.deer on Instagram is the paparazzi page for campus deer... “I give props to whoever made the account because it brought a lot of [Montclair State] students together over our love of animals.” ...


Deer with its head stuck in a trash can lid is spotted in Colorado, photos show [below] January 14, 2022 Miami Herald

... a plastic trash can lid stuck around its neck ... Wildlife officials found the deer in the area and helped it break free ...

Photo shows deer trapped along river in Washington canyon January 13, 2022 Washington, Charlotte Observer

... a herd of deer ... standing on a scrap of turf at the water’s edge and a single fallen tree holding back a wall of snow above them... The Washington Department of Fish ... said, people should resist the urge to intervene ...


When pickings are lean, Florida's white-tailed deer will snack in your yard January 13, 2022 Yahoo News

... The first fossil records of deer date back to the Oligocene epoch about 30 million years ago. These early European deer were small by contemporary standards ... The Irish elk was the largest of these early deer. It stood about seven feet ...


Viral deer euthanized after continually wandering into Utah neighborhood January 12, 2022 WSYM-TV

... A neighbor complained about the deer showing up this week, forcing the state to remove it and eventually euthanize it out of "public safety concerns." Residents said it appeared that the deer was an orphan after his mother was hit by a car...


Reindeer at the North Pole January 8, 2022 Alaska, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

... All deer, including reindeer and caribou, lack upper incisors... The word reindeer most likely comes from the Old Norse word 'hreindyri' which is derived from the word 'dyr' meaning 'animal' ...

Video Below: Police officers were surprised when they found a live deer in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop in Newberry Township, Pennsylvania, on Thursday.

Deer rescued from ice of frozen pond in Connecticut January 6, 2022 UPI.com

... The Wolcott Police Department said in a Facebook post ...the deer was spotted stranded on the ice of the frozen pond ..


Rare 'piebald' deer known for unusual markings find home with Pennsylvania family as pets January 6, 2022 YAHOO!News

... a family in northeastern Pennsylvania discovered deer can be great pets, too...a young deer was made available about 11 years ago through a petting zoo ... receiving the proper permitting through Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture ...


Viral video shows friendly deer in Herriman neighborhood, experts warn residents to stay away January 5, 2022 Utah, KSTU

... Locals have been posing for pictures and enjoying the rare experience of getting to play with a wild animal... Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources said ... if he becomes too regular in the neighborhood, they may have to euthanize Cooper ...


Bullet Holes, Damage Seen At Wildlife Center After Deer Shot: DEC January 6, 2022 New York, Patch

... a complaint from workers at the Evelyn Alexander Animal Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays about a hunter who shot a deer on their property...


The Magnificent Moose January 3, 2022 Colorado, Telluride Magazine

... There are currently around 3,000 moose in the state, compared to about 300,000 elk and 400,000 mule deer... Moose are twice as big as elk, the second largest member of the deer family. The type of moose in Colorado is the Shiras (A. alces shirasi), the smallest moose subspecies ...


'It was ready to lay down and die' January 2, 2022 Idaho, Coeur d'Alene Press

... a deer that had fallen through fresh, thin ice ... Bauer retrieved a summer float pad ... paddled to the deer ... they slowly reeled the deer in ... put towels around it ... an hour later it stumbled up and walked away ...


Friends of deer named Christmas mourn after white doe turns up at processor December 30, 2021 Oklahoma, Tulsa World

... someone has killed Christmas — and on Christmas Day, no less. Christmas, a pure-white white-tailed deer popular with residents of the Cleora area near Grand Lake for many years, apparently was killed ... she adopted a herd of cattle as a fawn ...


How the Extinction of Ice Age Mammals May Have Forced Us to Invent Civilization December 29, 2021 Singularity Hub

... this transition happened only after the ice age megafauna—mammoths, giant ground sloths, giant deer, and horses—disappeared ... In Europe and Asia, megafauna like woolly rhinos, mammoths, and Irish Elk vanished around 40,000 to 10,000 years ago...


'It's disgusting' | Neighbors react to deer shot with arrows in the Great Hill Greenbelt December 28, 2021 Texas, KVUE

... Texas game wardens are looking for more information after four deer have been seen with arrows sticking out of them in the Great Hills area... "You can see where it is in his thigh." ...


Fond du Lac family saves deer trapped on icy pond December 27, 2021 Wisconsin, WBAY

... A young deer that was stuck on the ice for so long it could barely walk made it back to the woods ...

Video Above: We got to wondering… could “The Night Before Christmas” poem really be referring to KEY deer and not reindeer? Reindeer are not exactly small, whereas endangered Key deer max out at only 3 feet tall at the shoulders (tiny!). Another thought: they can swim from island to island in the 26 Florida Keys… so why not fly once a year? Plus, Santa has GOT to have a warm vacation spot away from the North Pole. Burrrr. Just sayin’. - December 24, 2021, MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife


Reindeer Once Roamed Illinois December 24, 2021 WTTW News

... a 17,000-year-old reindeer jaw old from Kendall County, IL ... You wanna leave a treat for Santa’s team? Set out some moss....


Deer Chased By Dog Dies After Crashing Through Window Of NJ Home December 22, 2021 New Jersey, Middlesex Daily Voice

...The gravely wounded deer eventually died ...


Conservation officers rescue rare piebald deer that fell 50 feet into cave December 17, 2021 Indiana, MLive

... Utilizing a tranquilizer gun provided by Harrison County Animal Control, the officers were able to sedate the deer, rig up a haul system, and extricate him from the cave...


Reindeer and Caribou: Facts about majestic deer December 15, 2021 Live Science

... considered to be the same genus and species ... which includes deer, elk, moose and wapiti... In Europe, these animals are all called reindeer, and in North America, "reindeer" refers to the domesticated version and "caribou" is typically reserved for the wild populations ...


12 elk dead after falling through icy lake in Northern Michigan, DNR says December 15, 2021 MLive

... the incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday when an elk-hunting guide reported that 12 elk had fallen through the ice on Crapo Lake ...

Five ways reindeer are perfectly evolved for pulling Santa's sleigh December 10, 2021 Phys.org

... reindeer possess something called a counter-current heat exchange which essentially allows them to recycle heat so that the heart doesn't need to work as hard. The arteries and veins carrying blood to and from the heart are intertwined ...


Bismarck's Beloved Deer "Jonnie" Has Not Been Seen In A Month December 9, 2021 North Dakota, SuperTalk 1270

... The Bismarck area's favorite pet deer "Jonnie" ... was found by the Fallgatter's after she was hit by a vehicle... she became a fixture at their farm...


Memorial to the White Deer of Mission Hills December 9, 2021 San Diego, California - Atlas Obscura

... a memorial to a white fallow deer named Lucy... Lucy roamed Presidio Park and the Mission Hills neighborhood for more than a decade, becoming a beloved local celebrity...


Passers-by rescue deer stuck upside-down in fence along Whitehouse road December 8, 2021 Texas, KLTV

... deer had his hind leg wedged between the fence post and the hog wire, and it was bleeding... cut through the thick fencing to set the deer free...


Two albino deer shot and killed in VA, sheriff offers reward December 8, 2021 Virginia, Charlotte Observer

... two rare albino deer, found shot dead with missing body parts apparently taken as trophies... a mother doe and her fawn ... “We enjoyed having them around, and it was just so rare,” ...

Rehabilitated deer located, brought home December 2, 2021 Florida, The Valley Times-News

... Wilson was in Orlando last week and had people taking care of her animals at her 200-acre home ... where Waffles has plenty of room to live freely. According to Wilson, someone in a gold Lincoln Navigato “deernapped” him ...


Deer with arrow in its neck spotted in Cape Girardeau December 2, 2021 Missouri, KFVS12

... They said it’s not clear if the deer is connected with the ongoing managed hunt happening in city limits ...

Video Below: These are some of our favorite videos and photos of the White Deer that frequent the farm here in Wisconsin. Some of these you have seen before others you have not. - December 1, 2021

16-point deer in Missouri turns out to be doe December 1, 2021 WFTV

... This isn’t the first time an antlered doe has been bagged in Missouri. In 2019, a young hunter shot a doe with a 19-point rack of antlers ...


Northwestern Oklahoma's mule deer are prone to stotting ... Huh? November 29, 2021 The Oklahoman

... Stotting is that peculiar thing in which a mule deer jumps into the air with all four feet off of the ground. It's as if the mule deer is locomoting along with the aid of a pogo stick...


Crowd chases down deer in west Wichita, finally rips plastic container off its head November 24, 2021 Kansas, Wichita Eagle

... about 10 people showed up. They spotted the deer, but the first attempts of the night were unsuccessful... “I was able to grab the jug and held on for dear life, no pun intended,” ...


Video below: Baby deer found in Charlotte neighborhood with arrow in forehead - November 23, 2021 North Carolina