Chronic Wasting Disease Expanding in Northeast Iowa February 24, 2021 Iowa, kmch.com
... over one hundred wild Iowa deer that have tested positive for the disease since 2013 when it was first discovered in the state..,
21 deer test positive for chronic wasting disease February 23, 2021 Iowa, DNR News
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ 2020 surveillance of Iowa’s wild deer herd for the presence of chronic wasting disease has yielded 21 new positive deer, and has added two new counties to the list where positive deer have been found..,
Changes proposed for deer harvest limits in several counties February 12, 2021 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... DNR’s Tyler Harms says general deer licenses are being reestablished for all seasons in Hamilton, Webster, and Wright counties. “For the past several years we have had an ‘antler deer only’ restriction on general deer licenses for the first shotgun season in counties in northwest Iowa to allow deer populations to recover to goal levels ... Our data shows that this is indeed occurring in these three counties.” ..,
Iowa DNR continues to monitor chronic wasting disease December 4, 2020
...Since 2002, the Iowa DNR has tested nearly 85,000 tissue samples from wild deer for CWD. There have been 91 positive tests in eight counties — Dubuque, Clayton, Allamakee, Winneshiek, Fayette, Wayne, Decatur and Woodbury counties..,
DNR seeking comments on proposed laws ahead of the 2021/22 deer hunting season December 1, 2020 Iowa, DNR News
... House File 2455 that requires hunters and dogs to be trained prior to tracking wounded deer. In order to satisfy this requirement, the DNR proposes to provide a form to document the hunter and the dog’s blood tracking training and experience... Comment by December 14, 2020
Polk County minors charged with intentionally killing a deer with their vehicle November 18, 2020 Iowa, EIN News
... The driver was charged with careless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, prohibited destructive acts, hunting on a game refuge, illegal taking of deer, and no deer license or tag. The fines totaled more $900 ...
Iowa’s Popular Shotgun Deer Seasons Are Just A Few Weeks Away November 17, 2020 kiwaradio.com/
... The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a goal each year of collecting more than 4,600 deer tissue samples statewide to test for chronic wasting disease and the majority of those samples come from the two shotgun deer seasons. The disease surveillance effort includes colleting a minimum of 15 samples from each county ...
Iowa Legalizes Use of Dogs For Deer Recovery October 14, 2020 North American Whitetail Magazine
... Following the lead of 38 other states, Iowa now will allow the use of dogs in recovering deer...
Iowa Deer Seasons Have Begun October 8, 2020 Iowa, KIWARadio.com
... The results of Iowa’s annual spring spotlight survey indicate the population is 3 percent lower than last year. Part of the decline could be related to last year’s outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in certain locations. “While we were in a pretty significant drought this year, we haven’t received any reports of the disease. That may change as the crops come out, but so far, so good.” ..,
Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1 September 29, 2020 Iowa DNR News
... The results of Iowa’s annual spring spotlight survey indicate the population is 3 percent lower than last year, said Harms, who coordinates the project. Part of the decline could be related to last year’s outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in certain locations..,
Iowa City Deer Friends file petition asking for stay of upcoming deer bow hunt September 26, 2020 Iowa, UI The Daily Iowan
... The statement in the petition saying the city has acknowledged deer population as being under target numbers references a letter sent by Iowa City City Manager Geoff Fruin to the Iowa Natural Resource Commission in May after last year’s winter sharpshoot conducted by wildlife management organization White Buffalo...
Iowa City Deer Friends seeks to halt Iowa City’s first bow hunt September 24, 2020 Iowa, ABC Kcrg 9
...They claim The City has already achieved the reported goal of deer density numbers as a result of last winter’s sharpshooting activities and say the extremely lax regulations and licensing requirements pose a public safety risk to the citizens of Iowa City...
Iowa City Council agrees to rules for winter deer bow hunt September 2, 2020 Iowa, Iowa City Press
... For two decades, Iowa City has managed its urban deer population using a sharpshoot. The sharpshoot that culled over 500 deer this spring might be last. To manage deer in the future, the governor-appointed Natural Resource Commission required the city to use a system of 100-day bow hunts...
Iowa City to hold first of four annual bow hunts to manage deer August 31, 2020 Iowa, UI The Daily Iowan
... Crawford said an annual bow hunt is unnecessary because deer eventually regulate their numbers themselves, based on the availability of food. She anticipates a natural decline in the local deer population following the effects of the recent derecho that swept through Iowa, ... “When there isn’t sufficient food, the does will absorb their fetuses and they don’t have litters,” ...
Sioux City City Council discusses deer management zone August 24, 2020 Iowa, Siouxland News
... The state of Iowa is establishing a deer management zone in Woodbury County after a deer with Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered in Sioux City last year... Councilmembers expressed concern about any increased liability for the city ...
Iowa City prepares for inaugural bow hunt this fall August 4, 2020 Iowa, Iowa City Press Citizen
... in order to get a sharpshoot permit from the Iowa governor-appointed Natural Resource Commission, Iowa City Council had to agree to four years of 30-day bow hunt seasons. Tuesday night, the council will have the first of three considerations on an ordinance amending city code to allow a person to discharge an arrow ...
Continue to be on the lookout in case deer have EHD June 26, 2020 Iowa, Des Moines Register
... there was some suspicion of a couple epizootic hemorrhagic disease cases in Warren County and on the border of Clarke and Decatur counties two weeks ago... deer that are acting strangely or are deceased near water sources ...
Albino or piebald? White deer spotted in Jasper County May 26, 2020 Iowa, Des Moines Register
... The doe is well-known to locals ... All-white deer rarely reach adulthood in rural areas, since they're more visible to predators ... In Iowa, it’s illegal to hunt deer that are more than 50 percent white...
DNR proposes changes to balance deer herd March 23, 2020 Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau
... would reestablish general deer licenses in seven counties and rescinds the January antlerless-deer-only season for all 99 counties... Due to a widespread outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) last summer in some 60 counties, particularly in central, south central, southeast and east central Iowa, deer numbers and the harvest were down in the state. The state’s total deer harvest last season was 93,964, a decrease of more than 12% compared with 107,857 the previous season..,
Survival of white-tailed deer fawns in central Iowa PG McGovern, SJ Dinsmore, JA Blanchong - PloS one, 2020
... We radio-collared 48 fawns in central Iowa from 2015–2017 to estimate survival, home range size, and habitat composition and identity causes of mortality. Estimated fawn survival (± SE) was similar to other Midwest studies at 30 (0.78 ± 0.07)) and 60 days (0.69 ± 0.08) ... We recorded 21 mortalities, the leading cause of which was disease (n = 9; 56% epizootic hemorrhagic disease [EHD]) followed by suspected predation (4) and harvest (3)...
Bedford man sentenced to probation for illegally transporting deer March 9, 2020 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... Undercover agents went on a hunt with Volkmar in 2013 and say he violated Iowa law by illegally tagging a deer and assisted in transporting it across state lines...
Iowa DNR Proposes Adjusting Deer Harvest Quotas In More Than 20 Counties February 21, 2020, Iowa Public Radio
... State biologists are considering increasing the number of antlerless deer that hunters can harvest in 11 counties next hunting season, while at the same time, decreasing the harvest quota in as many others...
Five Iowa City parks will close early as sharpshooters start next phase of deer cull February 17, 2020 Iowa, Little Village
... sharpshooters will kill deer in the designated area, as part of the deer management program unanimously approved by the Iowa City Council ... A study by White Buffalo estimated the density of Iowa City’s deer population at 57.5 deer per mile. The goal for the management program is to reduce that to 25 deer per mile...
DNR expects deer population to rebound after disease outbreak February 13, 2020 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... “We had a significant outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease across the state. And that could’ve resulted in lower numbers of deer out on the landscape — and ultimately resulting in lower harvest,” Harms says. “We do know after an outbreak that we had in 2012 and 2013 we had similar trends ..,
Deer wasting disease found in 2 NE Iowa counties February 11, 2020 Iowa, The Courier
... Chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in wild deer from Woodbury, Winneshiek, Fayette and Decatur counties ... nearly 7,000 deer tissue samples for testing ... in the 2019-2020 season that resulted in 43 positive wild deer..,
Iowa hunters harvest nearly 95,000 deer from the 2019-20 seasons February 11, 2020 DNR News
Hunters reported harvesting nearly 94,000 deer during Iowa’s 2019-2020 hunting seasons, which is a decline from 2018-19, when hunters reported nearly 108,000 deer. Wildlife experts say while there are a number of factors that likely contributed to the decline, the most prominent is the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease that killed thousands of deer across the state...
Iowa City deer management continues to draw controversy among residents January 21, 2020 Iowa, Univeristy of Iowa Daily Iowan
... Iowa City will be managing the deer population through 2025 — first through sharpshooting, and later through a bow hunt... Iowa City managed deer through sharpshooting from 2000 to 2010 ... One group upset by the City Council’s decision to sharpshoot and bow hunt deer is the Iowa City Deer Friends...
Wildlife group questioning city's deer management plan January 8, 2020 Iowa, kwwl.com
... Iowa City Deer Friends showed counselors pictures Tuesday of deer carcasses found at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in early December, claiming they had been shot during the city program and left to rot... "We can't imagine a scenario other than that these were deer killed by White Buffalo," ...
Overall Deer Numbers Are Stable in Iowa January 7, 2020 Iowa, raccoonvalleyradio.com
... the harvest numbers have been averaging 100,000 deer... “So that tells you that the deer herd is staying really stable, it’s right where the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) wants it. Compared to 2005 when we had our peak deer harvest of over 200,000 deer. We’re harvesting just half the number of deer we did 15 years ago, so it’s probably safe to assume the deer herd itself is half the size that it was 15 years ago.” [Iowa increase hunting pressure around 2005 to reduce the deer herd] ..,
The First Shotgun Deer Season Begins Dec. 7 December 7, 2019 Iowa, KIOW
... “Our deer herd is trending slightly higher statewide but remains well within our population goals and based on our survey data ... More than 110,000 blaze orange clad hunters and landowners will be pushing and posting the timber in pursuit of Iowa’s legendary whitetails..,
Deer hunters preparing for shotgun opener December 4, 2019 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... we’re seeing a slight increasing trend in our deer population statewide, but we’re still well within our population goal,” Harms says. “I would anticipate a very similar to slightly higher harvest.” ..,
Iowa DNR places deer disease surveillance priority on Woodbury County December 4, 2019 Iowa DNR News
... A tissue sample from a road killed deer collected on the south side of Sioux City is undergoing a follow up test for chronic wasting disease after its initial results showed a high likelihood that the disease was present. If confirmed, Woodbury County would become the fifth Iowa county where a wild deer has tested positive for the always fatal disease...
More Than 110,000 Deer Hunters Expected To Hit Iowa During First Season November 30, 2019 Iowa, 1380 KCIM
... should expect to see about the same number of deer as last year, with one exception. Hunters in south central Iowa, where deer populations were impacted by an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease, will see a decline..,
Fate of CWD deer on farm in Van Buren County rests with federal officials November 26, 2019 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... there are around 25 deer involved. “Right now we have two herds that are positive... “They’re farm-raised deer ... used for hunting and federal officials will determine if they destroy the entire herd...
Iowa officials confirm 2 cases of chronic wasting disease November 23, 2019 Miami Herald
... chronic wasting disease has been found in captive whitetail deer on two separate farms in Van Buren County in southeastern Iowa..,
Chronic wasting disease confirmed in two captive white-tail deer farms in southeast Iowa November 22, 2019 Iowa, Des Moines Register on MSN.com
... Officials will destroy the captive white-tail deer herds on two separate southeast Iowa farms where chronic wasting disease has been confirmed ... The last confirmed case in Iowa was in Buchanan County in 2016..,