Canada Deer News


Pointed fence ban closer at Vernon council in wake of deer impalements January 23, 2022 British Columbia, Castanet

... This follows discussion at council's last meeting in the wake of several deer impalements on pointed fence posts last year...


With COVID-19 now detected in Ontario deer, wildlife experts seek to fill research gap January 23, 2022 CBC News

... research is underway after the discovery of five white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario that tested positive for COVID-19. The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mine, Natural Resources and Forestry confirmed these are the first cases reported in free-ranging wildlife in Ontario...


Town of Truro, N.S. looks at ways to manage growing deer population, including deer cull January 20, 2022 Nova Scotia, CTV Atlantic - CTV News

... Starting this week, four provincially certified crossbow hunters will embark on a deer hunt in Truro to track and kill 20 female deer... During the 2020 municipal election ... 53 per cent of those who voted (2,311 votes) said they were in favour of the cull, versus 1,728 who opposed the hunt...


Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics January 16, 2022 Infotel Kelowna

... "There been a lot of property damage, and it's not just gardens," said Mike Dolter, Truro's chief administrative officer. "Trees are getting eaten ... people are throwing carrots out the window ...


'Good God, it's cruelty': conservation officers in helicopters hunting diseased deer December 17, 2021 Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press

... Manitoba Conservation is being accused of using Rambo-like tactics to kill deer in the battle to find chronic wasting disease, by swooping in on the animals in a chopper and shooting them with semi-automatic weapons...


Vernon looks to ban pointed fences after deer impalements December 14, 2021 Britiish Columbia, Castanet

... The amendment comes after parts the city faced issues this year with wildlife getting impaled on spiked fences. In October, residents in the Middleton Mountain area mourned the death of a fawn they had watched since it was born...


Second Deer Infected With Chronic Wasting Disease Detected In Manitoba December 10, 2021 Pembina Valley Online

... a second deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Manitoba ... Starting Dec. 13, a carefully coordinated effort to significantly reduce the deer population in the CWD containment zone will begin ...


Chronic wasting disease ravaging deer population near South Saskatchewan River December 1, 2021 Canada, Yahoo News

... Chronic wasting disease is devastating deer populations near the South Saskatchewan River Valley, with as many as 70 per cent of male deer testing positive for the fatal nervous system disease...


Covid Detected In 3 White-Tailed Deer, Confirms Canada December 2, 2021 NDTV

... the samples were collected in early November from the free-ranging animals in the Estrie region of Quebec along the border with the United States...


Montreal-area city revives plan to kill majority of deer herd in local park November 29, 2021 The Canadian Press

... A city south of Montreal has revived a controversial plan to kill most of the deer living in a local park, about a year after it backed off from a similar initiative because of public pressure...


Urban deer in Greater Victoria community to be put on birth control August 24 2021 British Columbia, CBC.ca

... Esquimalt will be the second Greater Victoria community to use birth control to manage the population of urban deer as part of a research project...Jason Fisher, adjunct professor at the University of Victoria's School of Environmental Studies, is leading the Esquimalt Deer Research ...


Courtenay manure pit in deer rescue meets requirements, district vice-chair says August 21, 2021 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... The big pit of liquid manure that trapped a young deer, prompting a Courtenay man to jump in and save it, meets all provincial requirements and doesn’t have to be fenced,..


Alberta uses hunters to reduce deer numbers in effort to slow spread of debilitating disease August August 16, 2021 CTV News

... Matt Besko, director of wildlife health and licensing for Alberta. "The entire population prevalence rates are somewhere between 12 and 14 per cent." ... A recent report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute warned the disease poses a risk to the agriculture industry and human health...


Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus) avoid wellsite activity during winter, Alberta, Global Ecology and Conservation, 2021

... Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are threatened in Alberta in part due to the development of oil and gas resources... Caribou may benefit from management practices that include i) seasonal timing restrictions on drilling, ii) reductions of human activity at wellsites, whether in duration or intensity, iii) land-use planning to coordinate the placement of wellsites to minimize impacts to caribou and their habitat, and iv) prompt and effective restoration of wellsites to match original habitat conditions once production has stopped...


Some deer may have resistance to CWD August 5, 2021 Alberta, The Western Producer.

.. “It just fits in very nicely with data from the field that suggests 96S animals are less susceptible to CWD.” The results, published in Nature Scientific Reports, offer some hope that wild populations may become more resistant to CWD as susceptible animals die off ...


Longueuil running out of options to control population of white-tailed deer in local park July 27, 2021 Montreal, Global News

... An animal-rescue group is trying to save a population of white-tailed deer population that has outgrown a Montreal-area park ... every solution ... has been turned down...


'A Very Long Way From Home': Deer Wanders Down 'Industrial' Street in Vancouver July 27, 2021 British Columbia, YAHOO!News

... “The Vancouver Police were able to gently corral the deer in an alley and a conservation officer was able to tranquilize the deer to relocate it...


B.C. forests are 'bonfires waiting to go off' — are more fires the solution? July 26, 2021 British Columbia, NSNews

... Indigenous communities have used fire for thousands of years to ‘garden’ forests... would set fire to the land to open up clogged waterways for spawning salmon or clear foraging areas for moose and deer. The net effect, agree oral histories and forest ecologists, was to suppress mega-fires with low-intensity burns...


Sask. professor studies how boom in moth population threatens caribou July 23, 2021 Canada, CTV Toronto

... spruce budworm outbreaks happen every 30 years and have similar effects on disruptions such as logging and forest fires. The results of the moths killing forests leads to a “flush of vegetation of benefit to moose.” McLoughlin says more moose means more wolves which in turn, will threaten caribou...


Esquimalt launches birth control study for urban deer July 19, 2021 British Coliumbia, Victoria News

... Esquimalt will begin the work of vaccinating does with immunocontraceptives this summer ... Before the study, a survey was sent to local households, inviting residents to weigh in about their own experiences and location of deer interactions. Together, these steps helped inform the immunocontraceptive plan...


Esquimalt proceeding with birth control study on deer June 30, 2021 British Columbia, Saanich News

... The research is being done by the University of Victoria Applied Conservation Macro Ecology Lab. This summer, a capture team consisting of a wildlife veterinarian and field technicians will tag 20 female control deer using darts...


Twenty-two cases of fast-spreading deer disease confirmed on islands June 16, 2021 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... the remains of 36 deer were examined and 22 were found to have adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD) ... first emerged in California in 1993 ... B.C. hadn’t recorded any cases of the disease before last fall ...


Management‐mediated predation rate in the caribou–moose–wolf system: spatial configuration of logging activities matters - Ecosphere, 2021

... wolves were more successful when forest management required an extensive road network resulting in relatively high habitat fragmentation. Caribou agents experienced lower mortality in landscapes with low densities of road and disturbance-related edges ...


Public Can Weigh In On Deer Eradication Plan For Gulf Islands May 31, 2021 British Columbia, National Parks Traveler

... Parks Canada is seeking public input until June 17 on a plan to eradicate invasive deer on Sidney Island in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve ...


Proposed deer eradication on Sidney renews ethical questions May 23, 2021 British Columbia, Victoria News

... the animals were not part of the island’s historic ecology; their presence has crowded out the black tail deer, which have historically lived on the island ... it is easy to see how the prospect of killing and processing an unknown number of animals could give the public pause ...

Parks Canada seeks feedback on proposed invasive deer cull on Sidney Island near Victoria May 19, 2021 British Columbiua, CTV Edmonton

... Parks Canada is inviting public comments from now until June 17, which it says it will carefully consider...


Extent and direction of introgressive hybridization of mule and white‐tailed deer in western Canada May, 2020, Evolutionary Applications

... We observed overall hybridization rates of ~1.0%, slightly lower than that reported by previous studies, and found white-tailed-like hybrids to be more common than their mule deer-like counterparts...


To restore Sidney Island’s ecology, a push to kill hundreds of fallow deer May 16, 2021 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... The fallow deer were introduced on neighbouring James Island in 1902 by the owner at the time as prey for hunting parties... invaded Sidney Island in the early 1960s, when ponds were dug and the first standing fresh water became available to sustain them...


Coalition calls on BC to invest in wildlife stewardship May 14, 2021 British Columbia, Wildsight

... We now have several red-listed species, record low salmon and moose populations, and declining mountain sheep and mule deer populations in parts of the province...


Okotoks council approves deer management strategy May 12, 2021 Alberta, Calgary Herald

... begun a temporary fencing pilot project to allow homeowners to further cordon off their properties to keep deer out... “I know a lot of the residents in town enjoy having them there ... other actions that will be taken as part of the management strategy include prohibiting intentional and unintentional feeding, education, hazing, speed zonechanges ...


Habitat protection alone won't save endangered caribou in BC, recovery program director says May 2, 2021 British Columbia, CBC.ca

... A report published earlier this week said the province's approach of preserving caribou habitat has been failing and the caribou population will become extinct if changes aren't made soon...


Visiting hunters did terrible harm to Okanagan wildlife in the early 1900s April 25, 2021 British Columbia, Castanet

... Big game abounds in caribou, white and black-tailed deer [in 1891] ... over the next few years hunters came from far and wide ... In a 1912 Vernon News special holiday edition, pioneer Mr. Leckie-Ewing noted big game in the Okanagan had decreased significantly ..,


Gaspé caribou, the last of herds that once roamed the Maritimes, face extinction April 18, 2021 Quebec, Yahoo News

... Overhunting and other factors wiped the herd out of existence in New Brunswick in the early part of the 20th century. And, if things don't change soon, scientist Martin-Hugues St-Laurent believes the last herd will be gone before the middle of this century...


Longueuil looks to manage deer herd that roams between hunting grounds and playgrounds April 17, 2021 Quebec, Yahoo News

... one of the leading activists who fought to save the deer is tasked with following through with his promise to relocate the animals, but his first proposal was rejected by an ethics committee over safety concerns...


Pesky urban deer prompt Alberta town to seek ways to control population April 14, 2021 Alberta, CBC.ca

... allows people to raise their backyard fences up to about 2.3 metres (7.5 feet) which will keep the deer out ... This way we get to preserve our gardens, the deer are deprived of food, the deer aren't hurt, doesn't cost the council a penny...


Nova Scotia man pulls off daring deer rescue in frigid water March 23, 2021 CBC.ca

... "We weren't going anywhere, so towing the deer didn't seem like an option," ... hauled it into the canoe ... For a good five minutes, it stood on the shore, shivering, its legs splayed out...


Running deer stops to share apples with man snacking in the forest March 21, 2021 Ontario, Yahoo

... There is a beautiful forest in Ontario, Canada where the deer cannot be hunted. They have no reason to fear humans ... After several apples, the deer casually ...


walked away. Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction March 18, 2021 British Columbia, Science Daily

... . "Caribou are declining across Canada and have been recently lost in the Lower 48 States," ... "We found that increased deciduous vegetation on the landscape, which moose like to eat, increased moose populations, which increased wolves, and in turn, means declining caribou," ...


Declining Vancouver Island cougar populations linked to wolves March 1, 2021 British Columbia, lakecowichangazette

... deer populations on Vancouver Island were spiking, but began to decline through the ‘90s, around the same time wolves began to recolonize the land... this factor could have also impacted cougar density on the Island, as they had less to eat, and wolves will tend to eat some cougar cubs...


Assessing Ungulate Populations in Temperate North America February, 2021, Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management

... we review major methods for estimating both absolute and relative abundance of

ungulate populations across temperate North America, where season and habitat provide a further challenge to selecting and developing an appropriate survey method for a given species...


Fate up in the air for Longueuil deer after relocation plan is nixed February 19, 2021 Quebec, Global News

... Everything from the way the animals were corralled to the mode of transportation was concerning and endangered the animals, the ethics committee said... Sauvetage Animal Rescue is expected to submit another proposal next week...


Dead deer found in Kelowna neighbourhood February 13, 2021 British Columbia, Global News

... In the video, a man appears on the resident's property in broad daylight, armed with a loaded crossbow, allegedly trying to track down a wounded deer... It’s not only harmful to wild life but it also jeopardizes public safety...


Westside deer impaled by fence believed dead January 5, 2020 British Columbia, lakecountrycalendar.com

... Just days after issuing a warning about deadly fences, conservation officers responded to yet another impaled deer. A wrought iron fence with pointed pickets ...


Westside woman angry, deer gets impaled by wrought-iron picket fence December 5, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... “This morning my son started screaming because the deer was hung up on the fence and the mother deer was in my yard crying. ... It’s not something little like they break their leg. They're disemboweled ...


Two deer were euthanized this week after getting entangled in wrought iron fences December 31, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... a doe impaled in a double top railed wrought-iron fence in the Carrington Road area of West Kelowna. Just days before on, Dec. 26, officers pulled down another deer speared by pointed pickets rising above a top rail on a wrought-iron fence ...


'He's the deer of the year': Carrot on way to recovery after arrow pulled from head December 21, 2020 Ontario, The Guardian

... None of the team in the remote community of Kenora had ever undertaken such an operation, so a veterinarian 2,000km away in Ottawa gave detailed instructions over the telephone. The arrow was removed without any bleeding ...

'Carrot the magic deer' unfazed by crossbow bolt through head December 15, 2020 Ontario, CTV News

... when Carrot came to their property in Kenora, Ont., Carver’s husband saw the bolt first and rushed inside in tears to tell his wife... the bolt appeared to have missed any vital arteries or organs. “He’s still completely affectionate, and forgiving ...


Evaluating the Mechanisms of Landscape Change on White‐Tailed Deer Populations

M Laurent, M Dickie, M Becker, R Serrouya, S Boutin - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2020, Alberta, Canada

... Changing climate and anthropogenic landscape alteration are hypothesized to facilitate white‐tailed deer expansion... Winter deer density was best explained by snow depth only, whereas spring density was best explained by both habitat alteration and the previous winter's snow depth...


Deer shot with an arrow spotted in Uplands December 18, 2020 British Columbua, Times Colonist

... officers are hoping to locate and assess a buck that was seen on the Uplands Golf Club Thursday with an arrow stuck in its side... arrow protruding from the buck’s left side, near its front leg...


Short Hills deer harvest in its eighth year December 17, 2020 Ontario, The Voice of Pelham

... approximately 50 to 70 Indigenous hunters entered the park last Thursday. As light faded late in the afternoon and they exited the park, hunters were met by a small throng of fewer than a dozen well-behaved protesters ...


Vets want province to prohibit restocking on Sask. deer, elk farms that report chronic wasting disease November 28, 2020 Saskatchewan, cbc.ca

... The province of Saskatchewan says it's not planning to change legislation for farms that raise animals such as deer or elk, despite a call from veterinarians to prohibit restocking on farms where chronic wasting disease cases have been reported...


Longueuil mayor backs out of deer cull operation at Michel-Chartrand park November 23, 2020 Quebec, Global News

... The operation was underway Monday afternoon, with traps placed across the park and police officers patrolling the area. In a Facebook post published late on Monday, Parent said she was forced to change her decision ...

Quebec city set to kill white-tailed deer relents, will move to relocate them instead November 23, 2020 Quebec, The Canadian Press

... Goldwater, an animal rights activist, urged the city to meet with her to discuss the situation. She said the animals will be treated well and examined from "the tip of the ears to the tip of their hooves" before they are sedated and transported to a sanctuary... These deer are semi-domestic ...

Longueuil deer cull triggers protest November 14, 2020 Quebec, Global News

... "The Miller Zoo wants to take them, the animal rescue is willing to catch them and transport them," ... "We know that it's possible to move these animals because we do this many times and we have a place for them," ... the city would not change its plans despite the zoo's offer...

Longueuil, Online petition to save Longueuil deer from planned cull gains steam November 13, 2020 Quebec, Global News

... An online petition opposing the City of Longueuil’s decision to capture and cull half of the white-tailed deer living in Michel-Chartrand Park has collected more than 28,000 signatures ...

Quebec town to cull half of the deer population at local park November 11, 2020 The Star

... The City of Longueuil says the deer population in Michel-Chartrand Park is twice the roughly 15 deer the park can support... there were about 32 deer in the park as of 2017 ... An online petition opposed to the cull has been circulating ...


Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands October 10, 2020 British Columbia, Coast Mountain News

... has killed more than 60 deer on two Southern Gulf Islands. Although Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD) is suspected as the cause, further testing is required to confirm a definitive diagnosis...


Oak Bay, Deer contraceptive program in Oak Bay deemed successful, but challenges remain October 4, 2020 British Columbia, CHEK

... the project has managed to vaccinate approximately 75 per cent of Oak Bay’s deer population with birth control. “I’d say 70 to 80 per cent of the vaccinated does will be effectively contracepted so that means only 20 to 30 percent of them will have fawns compared to 95 per cent will have fawns without the vaccine,” [ wildlife veterinarian Adam Hering] ...


Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, New deer disease suspected to have killed over 60 deer on B.C.'s Gulf Islands British Columbia, CBC.ca

... The cause of death is suspected to be adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD), a virus that was initially discovered in California, but has so far never been recorded in B.C...


2020 Canadian hunting forecast September 25, 2020 Outdoor Canada

... White-tailed deer numbers are up just about everywhere ... elk numbers are stable or growing, moose and mule deer populations are up or recovering from recent declines ... Saskatchewan: Thanks to the recent mild winters, mule deer numbers have grown throughout much of the province ... white-tailed ... deer populations are up ... Manitoba: white-tailed deer numbers are up ... Ontario: preceding severe winter. This past winter was about average, however, and that should help improve populations ..,


Cranbrook, City to lobby provincial government for urban deer population management September 15, 2020 British Columbia, Cranbrook Townsman

... Wildlife officials penned a letter to council expressing concerns over the potential spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in local deer ... The City of Cranbrook has conducted a number of culls over the last decade to manage the urban deer population, however, results have varied ... spent over $100,000 to remove 150 deer ...


Truro to vote on crossbow cull of growing deer population September 11, 2020 Nova Scotia, CBC.ca

... Shrubs are damaged ... two years ago ... a couple hunters who had left the hunting area and seeing people walking through the park with crossbows made people "very uncomfortable" ...


Oh, deer! Thousands of animals safely crossed Okanagan Connector last summer September 9, 2020 British Columbia, Vancouver Sun

... The number of safe crossings done by mule deer alone along Highway 97C (the Okanagan Connector between Kelowna and Aspen Grove), using 11 underpasses and one overpass between April and October last year, was more than 3,700...


Mule deer and bighorn sheep benefit from wildfires September 7, 2020 British Columbia, Infotel.ca

... There’s a lot of plants that are dependant on fire to regenerate. Fire clears out smaller shrubs that become less edible for some species, while allowing other plants to grow that are often more nutritious for sheep and deer, he said. “Fire isn’t such a terrible thing if we can find a place on the landscape for it to go,” ...


CWD, Mandatory sampling program for deadly deer disease September 4, 2020 British Columbia, Alaska Highway News

... The province is continuing a mandatory sampling program for Chronic Wasting Disease this fall for deer harvested in the Kootenays...The disease has not yet been detected in B.C., however, 64 animals in the area around Libby, Montana, have been discovered with the disease since June 2019 ...


Seasonal and inter-annual variation in diet for gray wolves Canis lupus in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan JR Shave, SG Cherry, AE Derocher, D Fortin - Wildlife Biology, 2020

... The Sturgeon River plains bison (SRPB) population in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan is one of only a few populations of plains bison in their historical range in Canada and have declined around 50% since 2005... We found the percentage of bison (median range: 26–39%), deer/elk (21–24%) and moose (16–33%) consumed in the summer was consistently high, compared to winter when white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus comprised the highest percentage of wolf diet (40–49%)...


Conservation officers locate and free deer caught up in wire fencing in the BC Interior August 25, 2020 British Columbia, Kelowna

... officers in Grand Forks received a call about the animal ...“The deer was safely sedated and the wire fencing removed,” ...


Canadians join lawsuit to overturn opening Alaska wilderness to energy drilling August 24, 2020 Red Deer Advocate

... “No one should stand by idly while the birthing grounds of the caribou are sold for oil and gas,” ... The herd returns every year to calve along an ecologically rich strip of Alaska’s north coast...


Large‐scale prion protein genotyping in Canadian caribou populations and potential impact on chronic wasting disease susceptibility August 2020, MI Arifin, A Staskevicius, SY Shim, YH Huang… - Molecular Ecology

... Reindeer carrying at least one allele encoding for asparagine (138NN or 138SN) are less susceptible to clinical CWD upon infection by natural routes, with the majority of prions limited to extraneural tissues...


New data reveals how mule deer use wildlife crossings on Hwy 97C August 16, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... The potential for at least 3,700 collisions between vehicles and mule deer were avoided on the Okanagan Connector last year, according to new data from the Ministry of Transportation... the province has compiled a year's worth of data collected at 11 wildlife crossings ...


Comparing Survival and Movements of Non‐Urban and Urban Translocated Mule Deer CA Wright, IT Adams, P Stent, AT Ford - The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2020 British Columbia

... Annual survival of translocated deer was 0.48 and was significantly lower than survival of non‐urban deer, which was 0.77. We observed 20 of 57 collared translocated deer return to a town after translocation...


Province Consulting on Further Steps to Protect Ontario's Deer, Elk and Moose Population July 15 2020 Ontario.ca

... The Ontario government is seeking public input on a proposal to increase protections for the province's wildlife populations from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)... While it has not been detected in Ontario, it is important for hunters, wildlife management and the general public to remain vigilant...


Fire suppression efforts, timber extractions and highways changing life for declining mule deers July 14, 2020 British Columbia, iNFOnews

... Roughly 100 mule deer are wearing tracking collars as part of the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project, an ongoing study to understand the drastic decline in mule deer populations ...


Evaluating the Extent of Hybridization between Mule and White-tailed Deer in Western Canada T Russell - 2020

... We observed overall hybridization rates of 0.3-1.1%, slightly lower than reported elsewhere in the greater hybrid zone. The admixed individuals are independent of geographical factors and no significant association between hybridization and CWD infection status was found. Although the two species often exist in sympatry and share similar diets and life history traits, interspecific gene flow appears to be prevented by a number of pre and postzygotic barriers to reproduction, including fine-scale habitat segregation and severe underdominance of hybrid offspring...

Industry, mild winters clear way for white-tailed deer 'invasion' in Alberta's boreal forest July 3, 2020 Alberta, CBC.ca

... white-tailed deer continue to migrate north in Alberta's boreal forest — bolstered by milder winters and human development that cuts through the vast wilderness ... their populations are thriving, often at the expense of other species, including fragile populations of woodland caribou ...


Mother deer will leave babies for up to 12 hours a day July 1, 2020 British Columbia, BC Local News

... Mother deer will leave their babies for up to 12 hours a day so even if the mother is not around it has probably not been abandoned unless you see a dead mother nearby...


Integrated Population Modeling for White‐Tailed Deer in Saskatchewan, Canada

DJ Messmer, AE Henderson, TM Whiklo, KR Conkin - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2020

... Our approach modeled demographic processes for age‐specific (0.5‐, 1.5‐, ≥2.5‐year‐old classes) populations and was fit to count and recruitment data via models that allowed for error in the respective observation processes... In years with colder than average temperatures and above average snow depth, recruitment was depressed, whereas the negative effect of snow depth reversed in years with above average temperatures...


An empirical analysis of hunter response to chronic wasting disease in Alberta

JK Pattison-Williams, L Xie, WL Adamowicz, M Pybus… - Human Dimensions of …, 2020

... Results indicated that hunters are continuing to apply to hunt mule deer in areas with CWD and this relationship is not statistically impacted by the increasing prevalence of CWD. This outcome may be because CWD prevalence in Alberta is relatively low (but increasing), which is consistent with the literature indicating that few hunters avoid CWD zones until prevalence increases dramatically...


Province’s $1.2-million fence project to keep wildlife off Coquihalla Highway begins next week June 20, 2020 British Columbia, Chilliwack Progress

... The Coquihalla Highway sees around 160 wildlife crashes each year, 75 per cent of which involve deer. The new fencing ... will redirect animals to existing wildlife underpasses...


Edmonton, Deer-impaling fence will be modified June 18, 2020 Alberta, CTV News

... Three deer and a moose have impaled themselves while trying to jump the spiked fence in recent years...The City will be proceeding with ordering the materials needed to retrofit the fence ...


Another deer dies, impaled on iron fence in Cameron Heights June 13, 2020 CBC.ca

... "The deer was just screaming." Wieschorster said they tried to lift the deer off the stake, but it was too heavy to move... "We've already had three deer and a moose that have been impaled on this fence ⁠— the suffering is really quite gruesome." ...


Oak Bay deer project off to promising start June 9, 2020 British Columbia, CHEK News

... “The only fawns we’ve seen have been from our control group of deers. So that means they’re the does that did not receive the contraceptive” ... Sixty female dear were given birth control, while a control group of 20, tagged with pink collars were left alone...


Chronic wasting disease continues to expand westward threatening deer populations May 26, 2020 Alberta, CTV News

... Alberta recorded an all-time high number of cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2019, finding infected deer further west than ever before... Mandatory testing of deer heads from hunters last year turned up 1,158 cases ...


B.C. Conservation reunites young deer with family on Vancouver Island May 22, 2020 British Columbia, CTV News

... concerned citizen picked up the deer after spotting it alone near a busy roadway...


'Probably the biggest mule deer project to ever occur in this province' May 21, 2020 British Columbia, 100 Mile House Free Press

... The project looks to identify the effect of wildfire on mule deer habitat selection and population growth ... We are looking at mechanisms that limit mule deer abundance in Southern British Columbia ... If mule deer are doing well, it typically means that a lot of other species are thriving as well ...


Residents show love for deer in Oak Bay survey May 10, 2020 British Columbia, Oak Bay News

... As for the deer population, 54 per cent of respondents believe the number of deer should be permitted to increase. One third are OK with the current population...


Deer fence issue emotional for one Kelowna councillor May 5, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... "Tragically, I spent a number of years working with a wildlife recovery centre and in the environment, and I had two personal incidences with deer hung up on these poles," said Hodge. "I can tell you right now, it takes one experience like that for you to say they should never be allowed...


Oak Bay ups deer management budget to $96,100 for 2020 February 25, 2020 British Columbia, BC Local News

... The deer vaccination program will continue in Oak Bay in 2020 as the province approved $42,366 in funding ... In 2019 more than 650 Oak Bay property owners volunteered access to their properties so the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society crew could tag and inject does with the immuno-contraceptive...


Anthropogenic Disturbance and Population Viability of Woodland Caribou in Ontario

JM Fryxell, T Avgar, B Liu, JA Baker, AR Rodgers… - The Journal of Wildlife …, 2020

... Our results suggest that increased wolf predation risk due to anthropogenic disturbance is of sufficient magnitude to cause appreciable risk of population decline in woodland caribou in Ontario...


Trap vandalism impacting urban deer cull February 7, 2020 British Columbia, Kimberley Bulletin

... Seven out of 10 traps available from the province have been damaged enough to make them unusable, while game cameras set up to monitor those traps, given vandalism to clover traps during deer cull efforts in the past, were also stolen...


Chronic Wasting Disease contained in Québec, but the disease is difficult to eliminate February 8, 2020 Northcountrypublicradio.org

... found on a domestic deer farm in Avoca, Québec in the Laurentides region in the fall of 2018... mule deer at the Metro Toronto Zoo died from an unspecified disease in the 1970s. Samples of tissue from the dead deer were re-tested many years later and found to be CWD...


Spiked fences dangerous to deer, other wildlife: BC Conservation Officer Service February 6, 2020 British Columbia, BC Local News

... BCCOS said spiked fences can cause animals to suffer as they struggle to free themselves and in many cases, they die stuck on the fence or officers are forced to euthanize them...


Chronic Wasting Disease measures have worked, according to Québec government January 28, 2020 The Review Newspaper

... Wildlife management officials in Québec are claiming progress has been made with operations to detect and control Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ... no cases of CWD have been detected in the 1,358 tissue samples taken from whitetail deer ...


Wildlife centre warns about dangers of wrought-iron fences after deer dies January 29, 2020 Ontario, CBC.ca

... a deer was attempting to hop over a wrought-iron fence near St. Peter's Seminary when its back legs were caught and impaled in the structure... due to the extent of its injuries, it was put down shortly after...


Deer rescued after falling through ice on Skaha Lake January 20, 2020, British Columbia, BC Local News

... its tail was bitten off - on the ice ... The deer had likely been chased by a coyote, which was spotted... the deer was taken to safety & released into the wild (its injuries weren’t critical) ...


Kimberley's annual deer count January 9, 2020 British Columbia, Kimberley Bulletin

... Of the 69 deer counted, there were 28 does, 28 fawns and 12 bucks, and one unclassified... “We use the same method annually. At this time, the trend indicates the population is stable. The counts are conducted by knowledgeable volunteers, usually during November or December while snow is on the ground...


Saskatchewan conservation officer frees deer locked with another buck January 4, 2020 Global News

... the live deer couldn’t get free from a dead buck that was partially eaten by coyotes...


B.C. conservation officers rescue deer entangled by toboggan: ‘Thankfully it was not injured’ January 3, 2019 British Columbia, Global News

... a hiker in the Williams Lake area came across the deer, whose antlers appeared to ensnared by a toboggan...


Richmond man fined $8K for wounding mule deer doe in stomach with crossbow December 27, 2019 British Columbia, CBC.ca

... shot the doe in the stomach with an arrow, causing it to flee the property ... did not have a licence to hunt mule deer.... The mule deer doe had two fawns ...


Ontario takes proactive approach to deadly deer disease December 20, 2019 The Hamilton Spectator

... the Ontario government announced on Thursday that it has a plan in place to deal with chronic-wasting disease (CWD) — if it rears its head in the province. The fatal brain disorder that mostly affects deer and elk has been found in 2018 on a deer farm in Quebec, close to the Ontario border...


Growing White-tailed deer population prompts possible antlerless LEH for 2020 December 18, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... The proposal targets several management units around Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House, and is in response to the growing White-tailed deer population in the Cariboo region ,,,


Cranbrook deer died painfully when trap collapsed: animal welfare group December 16, 2019 British Columbia, CTV News

... An animal rights organization in Cranbrook says a deer suffered unnecessarily when a cage-like trap that was supposed to hold it until morning somehow collapsed and, they believe, slowly suffocated the deer..


Deer that may have been hunted in area known for chronic wasting disease located November 21, 2019 British Columgia, Victoria News

... the animals thought to be harvested south of Calgary by Nanaimo hunters have been located and the investigation continues... an area in Alberta known for cases of chronic wasting disease...


UWSS science-based Oak Bay Urban Deer Research Project Update November 11, 2019 British Columbia, Oak Bay News

... Dr. Adam Hering, along with Dr. Jason Fisher and his team of grad students, other wildlife biologists, students and community members from Oak Bay and beyond, sedated and then administered an immuno-contraceptive to 60 does...


Cranbrook residents rally against plans for deer cull November 5, 2019 British Columbia, Global News

... Cranbrook residents are protesting the city’s plan for an urban deer cull. Council says it’s a public safety issue...


Oak Bay, Modern deer hunters fire birth-control darts November 3, 2019 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... Hering is the lead wildlife veterinarian of the Oak Bay Deer Project,.. attempting to reduce the number of wild deer in the municipality... dart projector — a modified rifle capable of firing vaccine-laden darts ... immunocontraceptive ... We have vaccinated 60 does and there are another 17 with GPS collars...


The evolution of Cranbrook’s deer herd October 30, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... 15-20 years ago, there was no urban deer herd... Then came the big fire season of 2003, when wildfires burned all around us, driving fleeing wildlife in our direction. ... demonstration, trained dogs, keeping a respectful distance, would herd the deer out-of-town (the demonstration in this instance used ducks instead of deer, but the point was made). I always thought this method had potential, but in B.C. it is still not permitted...


Slowing down wolves to protect boreal caribou populations: a spatial simulation model of linear feature restoration MC Spangenberg, R Serrouya, M Dickie, CA DeMars… - Ecosphere, 2019

... In Canada, boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) are declining in numbers, in part due to increased predation by wolves (Canis lupus). One management option to reduce wolf–caribou interactions and thus protect caribou is to remove man-made linear features (LFs), structures such as roads, trails, and cut lines, which are used by wolves as traveling paths...


This part of BC has the highest concentration of cougars in the world October 18, 2019 British Columbia, PrinceGeorgeMatters.com

... According to the University of Victoria, roughly 4000 of the solitary creatures live in Canada ... on Vancouver Island ... around the 600 to 800 range, but population estimates are difficult ... the Island puma population is considered healthy, and their primary prey, the black-tailed deer, is plentiful..,


Oak Bay goes non-lethal in deer-control experiment; contraception for 60 does October 16, 2019 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... the immuno-contraception vaccine — called porcine zona pellucida — causes the production of antibodies that prevent fertilization of eggs... the potential to be a significant solution for any municipality across North America looking to co-exist with urban wildlife,” said Kristy Kilpatrick, president of the non-profit Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society ...

Oak Bay, Urban deer get birth control to curb overpopulation October 13, 2019 British Deer News, YAHOO!

... study into deer contraceptives ... For the study, 20 female deer won't receive any birth control. Another 40 to 50 does within the population will receive the contraceptive shot...


Chronic wasting disease threatens the Kootenays October 11, 2019 British Columbia, Columbia Valley Pioneer

... an imminent threat to Kootenay ecology, particularly as hunting season continues along the U.S. border. CWD is present, and under heavy surveillance, in Alberta and Libby Montana, 60 km south of the B.C. border...


Caribou numbers up 49 per cent after four-year wolf cull October 8, 2019 British Columbia, Vancouver Sun

... The population of three mountain caribou herds in the South Peace region has risen by 49 per cent just four years into an experimental wolf cull program ... the report concludes “it is highly recommended that wolf reduction continue to be implemented” until the herds are self-sustaining...


Province won't relocate nuisance deer, says minister October 7, 2019 New Brunswick, CBC.ca

... Mike Holland says the solution will not involve relocating wildlife...the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick passed a resolution, proposed by the Town of Saint Andrews, saying that because the province is responsible for wildlife management it should "immediately intervene to capture, relocate and reintegrate nuisance urban deer found in non-huntable locations."...


Edmonton, Nearly a year later, residents still waiting for developer to fix fence that impales deer October 5, 2019 Alberta, YAHOO!

... Two deer were euthanized after they were impaled on spikes that run along the top of the fence... About 1,800 people signed the petition... the city has approved spending $60,066 toward a retrofit to the ornamental fence ...


Oak Bay,Deer decked out for colourful contraception campaign September 30, 2019 British Columgia, Oak Bay News

... Spearheaded by the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society, orange-vested teams have successfully immuno-contracepted 55 deer in less than three weeks... The colour-coded tags match a simple, coloured collar ... The identification collars fit high on the doe’s neck, and more snugly than the GPS collars, minimizing chafing noticed from some of the GPS collars...


BC makes CWD deer head submissions mandatory September 26, 2019 British Columbia, Western Producer

... Hunters in British Columbia’s Kootenay region are required to submit deer heads for testing of chronic wasting disease following the discovery of nine cases along the Montana border...


Municipalities, landowners, not pleased with Québec deer management plan September 16, 2019 Quebec, The Review Newspaper

... In response to the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a domestic red deer herd in Boileau in 2018 ... measures to maintain a low-density deer population in the southern Laurentians in order to reduce contact between animals and prevent any undetected cases of CWD from spreading...


Oak Bay deer contraception program underway September 6, 2019 British Columbia, Victoria News

... the owners of about 600 Oak Bay houses have signed up to volunteer access to their property... The crew and veteranarian are visible in their yellow vests. They start at dawn and work until about noon...


Pictou County's 'significant' deer problem September 4, 2019 Nova Scotia, TheChronicleHerald.ca

... white tailed deer populations were at their highest in 1954 and 1985. Their numbers dropped off significantly in the years after both booms, and each decline was followed by a period where the populations leveled off. According to the DLF website, the province of Nova Scotia is capable of supporting a herd of approximately 100,000 deer in the pre-hunting season...


Chronic wasting disease in the deer and moose population August 30, 2019 Quebec, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs - Gouvernement du Québec

... Québec is engaged in an active fight against the disease. It has set up a network to monitor and analyze animals in the wild. No animals in the wild cervid population have tested positive for the disease to date...


Hunters call for steps to stop 'Zombie deer disease' epidemic August 19, 2019 Saskatchewan, Yahoo News Canada

... In 2018, hunters harvested 34,930 white-tailed and mule deer in Saskatchewan, according to government records. Of those, only a small fraction of heads were submitted for testing — 2,000 samples or roughly six per cent. Of those, about 17 percent of the submitted samples tested positive for CWD ...


New Brunswick turns to bow hunt to control deer in populated areas August 13, 2019, Alaska Highway News

... hunts have killed 476 deer so far, but Kennedy said more deer are migrating into the communities and reproducing at a rapid rate... "The latest number provided by the department is that we have over 20 deer per square kilometre,"...


Deer shot after being found with crossbow bolt in its leg August 2, 2019 British Columbia,Times Colonist

... had to be shot by Victoria police Friday morning after it was found with a crossbow bolt in its leg ... the bolt was in a joint of one of the deer’s hind legs...


Expand Oak Bay deer birth control across region, say Victoria mayor and councillor July 30, 2019 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... we’re all saying we’d like to get on board with what Oak Bay is doing now, which is the immunocontraceptive program, because we see that as the way of the future,” Desjardins said... Researchers collected data on population density and distribution by putting radio collars on 20 does last year, and setting up 39 remote cameras ...


A Surveillance and Response Plan for Chronic Wasting Disease in British Columbia C Nelson, HM Schwantje - 2019

... (the Plan) provides a framework for the CWD technical and working groups... The objectives of the Plan are to: 1) assess the risk of CWD for

B.C.; 2) guide the provincial CWD technical and regional working groups; 3) provide management guidelines to prevent disease entry and to ensure early detection; 4) provide recommendations for ongoing education ...


Oak Bay residents eager to sign up for deer control July 17, 2019 British Columbia,

Times Colonist

... More than 150 quickly responded to a request from Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch this week to register their properties so they’re available to those administering the immunocontraception vaccine to deer... it’s hoped as many as 80 female deer will be given ... vaccine ...

Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September July 16, 2019 British Columbia, victoriabuzz.com

... “Immuno-contraception (IC) is a type of vaccine that induces the animal to produce antibodies that prevent fertilization and the formation of an embryo,” explains the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS), who will be leading the program...


Growing Risk Diseased Deer Meat Is Ending Up on Canadians’ Tables, Critics Warn July 15, 2019 Canada, The Tyee

... advocates are charging that the current approach by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is putting the public at risk by allowing deer meat that could be infected with CWD to be sold to unsuspecting customers... a recent public letter signed by scientists and economists demanding stricter controls on CWD ...


Environmental group putting pressure on New Brunswick to ban herbicide spraying July 15, 2019 Globalnews.ca

... “We need to begin to explore ways to manage our Province’s vast forests without the use of these chemicals ... put pressure on the government to end spraying, citing a decline in the province’s deer population ...

Forestry college cuts ties with former director who defended fired instructor July 4, 2019 New Brunswick, Yahoo News

... Gerald Redmond, the former director of the Maritime College of Forest Technology who was still teaching at the school, was told Thursday his "services were no longer needed."The decision comes less than 24 hours after Redmond publicly criticized the dismissal of a well-known instructor at the Fredericton-based college...

Fired college instructor's views on glyphosate at root of dismissal, says former colleague July 3, 2019 New Brunswick, CBC.ca

... Gerald Redmond, the college's former executive director who retired in 2017, said he was pressured during his tenure to reprimand Cumberland. He said Cumberland's outspokenness against glyphosate is probably the "real reason" why he was fired... he began publicly discussing the effects of the herbicide glyphosate on New Brunswick's forests and, in particular, the deer population...


Why did deer meat from an infected herd end up in Canada's food chain? June 22, 2019 Quebec, CBC.ca

... chronic wasting disease (CWD) — was detected in a Quebec deer farm... 3,000 deer in the herd. Eleven tested positive for CWD. The rest ... tested negative and were released into the food chain... "A negative test result does not guarantee that an individual animal is not infected with CWD." ...


Deer shot with bow and arrow left to suffer in B.C. community June 11, 2019 British Columbia, Vancouver Is Awesome

... “The mule deer was running through someone’s yard and ran through 10 other yards bleeding quite heavily,” ... Conservation officers want to find the suffering deer ...


Ontario Updating CWD Plan as Cases Draw Closer June 10, 2019 WDIO

... CWD was recently found in Quebec near the Ontario border and also in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and other states bordering Ontario. The Ministry of Naural Resouces and Forestry has tested more than 12,000 wild deer and elk for CWD since 2002 ...


Deer populations increasing, harvest allocation may increase June 5, 2019 Alberta, Macleod Gazette Online

... Deer numbers appear to be increasing in the foothills and on the prairie... Both whitetail and mule deer are above goal populations in wildlife management units in the Bow-Crow area of southwest Alberta ...


MNRF hopes to grow moose population June 1, 2019 Ontario, DrydenNow.com

... Aerial surveys have shown declining calf moose numbers in recent years across Ontario ... potential benefits from changing quota settings and hunting rules can include increasing adult tag quotas by growing the moose population, and by decreasing the harvest of calves...

Calls for Canadian zoo to be shut down after deer die in stampede May 26, 2019 Ontario, The Guardian

... two deer were killed in a stampede allegedly caused by a father and son taunting the animals... has prompted staff to temporarily close the deer park area...


NB lost 20% of deer population during winter, according to estimates May 18, 2019 New Brunswick, CBC.ca

... About 20 per cent of New Brunswick's herd is estimated to have died over the winter. That's about six per cent more than average. Deer in the north of the province fared the worst, where about 30 per cent died...


Pregnant deer rescued from ice in Lake Rosseau April 23, 2019 Ontario, CTV News Barrie

... a deer standing on thin ice about 100 feet from shore. They stopped their truck for a closer look and said they saw another deer trapped in the ice and fighting to get free...“Somehow she knew he was there to help and allowed him to lead her through the ice and back to shore.” ...


Figueiras Park, Deer belong here April 10, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... We are seniors here, most of us anyway, and animals are calming ... Who are we to take away this beauty? ... The deer belong here and I stand up for their rights, their very existence ...


Declining mule deer numbers prompts study April 4, 2019 British Columbia, BCLocalNews

... Why are some of our Interior mule deer populations declining? How are predators and the recent huge wildfires affecting them? ... B.C.’s largest collaborative mule deer study was launched last year...


Deer cull looks unlikely April 1, 2019 British Columbia, Castanet

... city staff recommending against taking action on the city’s urban deer population... urge council to maintain the status quo and work with the RDOS on public education — stating Penticton’s urban deer problem is not as severe as communities in the Kootenays that have active culls...


Kelowna’s conservation office wants a ban on spiked fences after 10 deer impaled March 27, 2019 British Columbia, Global News

... a wrought-iron fence with pointed pickets sticking out the top ... since the beginning of 2019, 10 deer have been found dead or needing to be euthanized ...


City of Cranbrook concludes urban deer removal efforts, culls three deer

Kimberley Bulletin

... The city says it targeted specific areas for deer removal based on complaints of deer aggression made last year. Much of the concern over aggression has focused on white-tail deer and not mule deer, according to statistics cited by the city...


Are Canada’s food banks getting diseased deer? March 22, 2019 Maclean's on MSN.com

... Most comes from animals seized or harvested by provincial conservation officers, which is tested [for chronic wasting]. Meat from animals received from hunters is ground, then set aside pending assurance from the hunter—on an honour system—that the animal tested negative... Testing is not 100 per cent conclusive ...


Immediate population management needed to save remaining caribou herds, study shows March 12, 2019 Alberta, Phys.org

... "Four herds in B.C. and Alberta have gone extinct over the last 25 years and there are less than 3,000 woodland caribou in the study area in the two provinces." ... The most dramatic population surge occurred In the Klines-Za population, north of Prince George, BC, where maternal penning and wolf removal strategies were used. In three years, the herd nearly doubled, from 36 to more than 67...


Impaled deer prompts call for fencing changes in Oak Bay March 8, 2019 British Columbia, Sooke News Mirror

... was impaled all the way through,” says Krekorian. “The spike was coming out and I could see her hind legs — underneath, she was torn from the fall or the struggle, about six to eight inches... She was making these horrible noises ...


Esquimalt considers birth control for its deer population March 7, 2019 British Columbia, Peninsula News Review

... Coun. Ken Armour advocates that the Township seek provincial approval to develop a plan and work with the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) to create an immuno-contraception strategy to manage and reduce the deer population in Esquimalt...


Missing dog forms friendship with deer March 7, 2019 Manitoba, Winnipeg CTV News

... Koda returned safely, but Howatt said she kept leaving for a several hours every few days... The game camera caught the husky sleeping, eating, and playing with the buck during the time she was missing...


Wildlife biologist seeking city support for grant funding March 7, 2019 British Columbia, Cranbrook Townsman

... headed up a translocation study of deer in partnership between Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere and Elkford ... The funding will allow biologists to complete a full scientific report on comparisons between the translocated urban mule deer and non-urban mule deer...

Forest group readies ambitious new standards for sustainable industry March 3, 2019 Canada, Red Deer Express

... the new FSC standards have specific rules and criteria around preserving woodland caribou ... The latest assessment of woodland caribou suggests 81 per cent of Canada’s herds are in decline...


Cranbrook council approves urban deer cull February 26, 2019 British Columbia, Columbia Valley Pioneer

... It will be the seventh cull since action was first taken in 2011 to address the urban deer population in Cranbrook, which have removed 138 deer in total...


Oak Bay report shows deer only a problem for a few, says scientist February 25, 2019 British Columbia, Victoria News

... 95 percent of an Oak Bay deer’s time is spent within a 0.64 square kilometre range. Half of their time is spent in an even smaller 0.14 square kilometre core home range... it’s an example of the representative heuristic – a phenomena where humans believe there’s a lot of something because they see it often... the small home ranges mean some residents are seeing the same deer frequently, not an abundance of deer...


Volunteers helping deer survive winter in Sudbury area February 22, 2019 Ontario, Sudbury Star

... volunteers together to go out to the deeryards in the area and provide them with feed and freshly cut cedar browse... a homemade icebreaker that would be used to break through the snow crust so the deer wouldn’t cut themselves...


Deer study using collars, cameras under watchful eyes outside of Victoria February 21, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... By using a two-pronged GPS and remote camera approach to study a specific population, the UWSS created deer density maps with a high degree of confidence. The traditional method for such research would be aerial surveys, which are not as accurate Fisher said...


Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test February 20, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the municipality have a licence to immunize 40 deer, but that they are in the process of expanding that licence to 80... the next steps for the study will be to look at density and demographic changes during different seasons ...


Wildlife mortality on roads and railways following highway mitigation

PS Gilhooly, SE Nielsen, J Whittington, CC St. Clair - Ecosphere, 2019 [PDF]

... Our results support and extend previous work demonstrating that exclusion fencing and wildlife crossing structures reduce wildlife mortalities on the highway at this location, and provide limited evidence, for other ungulates alone, that such mitigation may increase mortality on the adjacent railway...


Chronic Wasting Disease may be slowly creeping into Alberta deer populations February 20, 2019 cbc.ca on MSN.com

... probably introduced into Canada in Saskatchewan probably sometime in the 1980s ... first detected in Canada on an elk farm in Saskatchewan in 1996...


The deer are in serious trouble February 14, 2019 Ontario, My Eespanola Now

... The deer are starving and a local game and fish member says deer are dying in droves because of the harsh winter conditions ... recommends deer be fed a fifty/fifty mix of corn and oats because pure corn is too rich and could kill them...


Chronic Wasting Disease, Fatal brain disease for deer, moose at Ontario's door step, says biologist February 13, 2019 Ontario, CBC.ca

... Ontario is still clear of the disease ..."Recently a red deer farm located just 15 km across the border with Quebec, tested positive for it, " ...


Injured deer found at Whycocomagh Bay finds new home February 12, 2019 Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Post

... a yearling on the ice ... a coyote seen out on the ice too ... what looked like a chew mark under this right shoulder... Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Huntington who were willing to take the deer...


Resident angered over B.C. government trapping deer for research February 1, 2019 British Columbia, Cloverdale Reporter

... When Paul Michel discovered a deer trapped in a cage near Camp Boyle west of Summerland early Thursday morning, he was shocked and outraged...


Deep snow, cold temperatures pose challenge for deer February 1, 2019 February 1, 2019 Ontario, CBC.ca

... the weather in January of 2019 was particularly harsh, it's still too early to say what the long-term impact will be... if the cold continues through to early spring, it could be bleak for deer in the wild...


No deer to be translocated from Kimberley this year January 29, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... this year’s annual deer count resulted in 77 deer ... “In prior years, the Managing for the Future document set 125 deer as the threshold for the City to act on reducing mule deer populations. In June of 2018 this threshold was lowered by the deer committee to 30 mule deer within city limits,” [the translocation project has been safe and successful] ...


Kimberley Deer Committee recommends 40 deer be translocated this year January 22, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News

... “There has been a dramatic decline in the number of bucks ...That is likely because there aren’t as many does around either. Last year there over 35 bucks in town, this year, 13 were counted.” [same result as in the San Jose sterilization project] ...With a couple of years of moving deer out by translocation, Oakley says there have been less deer killed by cars in town and also less complaints..,


Quebec moves to expand animal welfare laws to cover dozens of species January 11, 2019 Vancouver Courier

... The proposed legislation also outlines care standards that would apply to dozens of other species including bison, deer ... People raising these animals would not need a permit, but they would have to respect rules concerning cleanliness, living space, safety, and access to food and water...


Dundas soccer nets removed after deer euthanized January 12, 2019 Ontario, The Hamilton Spectator

... a deer was caught in a Sanctuary Park soccer net and had to euthanized due to injuries...


What to do(e) with deer urbanites January 10, 2019 British Columbia, Columbia Valley Pioneer

... Due to a newer drug combination targeted specifically for ungulates, this trial has had great success in relocating the animals during the initial capture and release (only one mortality was recorded during the actual capture and release)... “The vast majority of deer translocated in 2018 have remained out of the communities ... this seems a reasonable outcome...Translocation gives deer a chance.” ...


Edmonton, City puts moratorium on custom fences similar to one that impaled two deer January 10, 2019 Alberta, CBC.ca

... Revisions to current fencing regulations to "mitigate conflict with wildlife" will be included in a review of the city's design and construction standards, which is expected to be completed in this spring


‘Made me feel really sick’: Lethbridge woman captures video of officer repeatedly running over injured deer January 9, 2019 Alberta, Global News

... a car slam into the rear end of a young deer, apparently breaking its back legs... when the Lethbridge officer arrived on the scene she was shocked to see the officer run back and forth over the injured animal twice with his truck...

Police watchdog investigates Lethbridge cop who ran over deer multiple times January 8, 2019 Alberat, Toronto Star

... After reviewing the video Lethbridge police Chief Rob Davis says he notified Alberta’s director of law enforcement...

Online petition calls for firing of Alta. police officer who ran over deer January 10, 2019 Alberta, CTV News

... The Change.org petition entitled “Fire Lethbridge police officer that ran over injured fawn with police cruiser” has garnered over 8.500 signatures by Wednesday...


Truro, Watershed bow hunt did little to decrease Truro's deer population January 2, 2019 Nova Scotia, Truro Daily News

... the urban deer population was at least double the rest of Deer Management Zone 107, which includes South Colchester and East Hants. But based on results of a basic survey conducted with the hunters, that over population does not seem to have spread into the watershed area...


Kimberely, Cull and deer trans-location funding approved November 28, 2018 British Columbia, E-Know.ca (press release)

... Five councillors voted to proceed with applying to FLNRORD for operational funding to translocate up to 100 mule deer ... The past council was not happy about having to agree with the culling of trans-located deer if they return to an urban area...


CWD, the “Mad Cow Disease” for deer, hits western Québec November 27, 2018 Cantech Letter

... The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says four more cases have been identified since the first-ever case was found in early September. Since then, the discovery of CWD led to a huge cull of deer in Quebec...


'They're not going to leave on their own:' Penticton neighbourhood requests deer cull November 20, 2018 British Columbia, Globalnews.ca

... The City of Penticton has not been supportive of calls for deer culls over the past decade, but Iannone is optimistic the new mayor and council will champion the cause...


Conservation officers investigating deer shot and killed with bow and arrow in Kamloops park November 19, 2018 British Columbia, cbc.ca

... shot a week ago in an old golf course area on McArthur Island ... illegal to discharge a bow and arrow within the city limits. It's illegal to hunt mule deer within the city limits in the park and, of course, it's illegal to waste that animal by leaving it behind ...


Oak Bay seeks more provincial funding for deer birth control program November 15, 2018 British Columbia, Oak Bay News

... UWSS is committed to inoculating and getting this done next summer, so we’re moving forward with that … we need this grant money to do that... The proposed program funding for 2019 is $63,310 ...


Deer impaled on fence, Edmonton residents call for changes November 15, 2018 Alberta, CTV News

... “This deer was impaled quite deeply into its groin and the damage was fairly substantial,” Dennis Prodan, a district fish and wildlife officer, told CTV Edmonton. “It struggled a little bit in the fence too, so it increased the damage.” To end the animal’s suffering, an officer with Alberta Fish and Wildlife shot the deer...


Impaled deer prompts calls to fix fence in Cameron Heights neighbourhood November 6, 2018 Alberta, Yahoo News Canada

... Martin wanted to free the animal by lifting it off the fence, but it was too heavy. He also thought about taking a portion of the fence apart, but the deer was kicking, so he couldn't get close enough...


Quebec deer disease means popular Rudolph stand-ins sidelined, for now November 7, 2018 Yahoo News Canada

... chronic wasting disease detected this year in three farm-raised deer... the animals, a fixture at Christmas parades and events in the province, need to stay penned as investigations continue ...


BC town residents attempt to lasso wired deer November 4, 2018 British Columgia, Keremeos Review

... rescued by conservation officers last week...


Deer shot by arrow, put down by BC conservation sparks investigation November 1, 2018 British Columbia, Columbia Valley Pioneer

... The deer was found but later euthanized after officials ruled it was suffering and would not have survived the injury...


Laws won’t allow moose meat or deer meat to be given to food banks, Newfoundland hunters say October 16, 2018 The Telegram

... in Newfoundland and Labrador due to a restriction in legislation that says raw, wild meat cannot be donated by a third party... A lot of these people who are using the food bank may not have the necessary resources to procure this type of food.” ...


N.S. town permits bow hunting in attempt to reduce urban deer populations October 13, 2018 Nova Scotia, Atlantic CTV News

... in a survey done last year, it was found that half the town’s population considered the deer to be a nuisance, while the other half did not. Residents like Yolanda Cleaves says she enjoys seeing the deer ...


Chronic Wasting Disease, Quebec officials scramble after first confirmed case of fatal deer disease September 30, 2018 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

... The recent discovery was the first positive case in more than 22,000 samples that have been tested in the province... a plan to cull between 300 and 350 deer in order to test for the disease...

Deadly wasting disease found in farmed Outaouais deer, hundreds culled September 28, 2018 Quebec, Ottawa Citizen

... One sick deer was identified on a deer farm on Sept. 10, leading Quebec officials to kill all 80 deer on the farm and order a cull of 300 wild deer nearby...

Quebec's wildlife ministry bans hunting white-tailed deer in Laurentians, Outaouais September 22, 2018 Quebec, cbc.ca

...Quebec Wildlife officers will scout, bait and kill white-tailed deer to find out if this disease, which is called chronic wasting disease and is similar to mad cow disease, has touched animals outside the livestock farm where the first case was detected....


Oak Bay, Permit to give BC deer birth control on hold until consultation with First Nations September 21 2018 British Columbia, Williams Lake Tribune

... A pilot project to give birth control to deer in the Greater Victoria suburb of Oak Bay is on hold while the mayor consults with local First Nations, a delay that could set the project back a whole year...


Status and Management of Moose in the Parkland and Grassland Natural Regions of Alberta 2018 Biology and Management

...Moose (Alces alces) naturally colonized the Parkland Natural Region of Alberta during

the 1980s and early 1990s, and later colonized the Grassland Natural Region by the early 2000s. We summarize population data during 1996–2016 for these regions ...


Deer with Chronic ­Wasting Disease ­discovered in­ ­Laurentians September 18, 2018 Quebec, The Record

... The Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife, and Parks is considering establishing hunting restrictions ... case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) identified in the remains of a livestock deer ...


Clear cut would destroy critical animal habitat, says Nova Scotia hunter September 16, 2018 CBC.ca

... fears that a proposed clear cut would destroy critical habitat for endangered mainland moose, deer and other animals ... The public has until Sept. 26 to comment ... it would go against the recommendations put forward in the recent independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia...


2018 Canadian hunting forecast: top spots for deer, moose, elk and more September 14, 2018 Outdoor Canada

... While deer and elk populations are mostly doing well nationally, moose and caribou are facing challenges... Mule deer have seen some challenges throughout B.C., leading to some significant hunting regulation changes this year to limit the harvest and promote recovery...


Okotoks asks citizens to install deer-counting app to help track local population September 8, 2018 Alberta, CBC.ca

... the NatureLynx app , which was launched by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) in July, allows any Albertan to record wildlife sightings in the province... In 2015, volunteers in Okotoks counted deer populations the old-fashioned way, but this year, they're using NatureLynx to make things easier...


Hunters asked to submit deer, elk, and moose heads to monitor for chronic wasting disease September 6, 2018 British Columbia, Energeticcity.ca

... Between 2002 and 2016, biologists examined 805 heads of cervids that were hunted in the B.C. Peace Region, however, the number of submitted heads has decreased in the last few years from a high 221 in 2008 to less than 50 every year since...


A Comparative Health Assessment of Urban and Non-Urban Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in the Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada A Mathieu - 2018

... a translocation trial from 2015 to 2017 to control the urban mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus; uMD) overpopulation and supplement the declining non-urban mule deer (nuMD) population ... The aim of this study was to characterize the health risks associated with the translocation ... The number of uMD to translocate under the current conditions should be limited to 344 individuals as to minimize the risk of ADHV transmission and its potential negative effects on the nuMD population...


Kimberley, The ups and downs of deer translocation August 17, 2018 British Columbia, Kimberley Bulletin

... Fifty does and fawns were taken out of Kimberley in five days last March. Oakley says the operation goes quite smoothly and no deer have died from being moved... One of those issues is the fact that the translocated (collared) deer show up in other communities... the majority of the animals are staying out of towns. Their predation is rate is slightly higher ...


Deer management in Oak Bay is proceeding according to plan August 16, 2018 British Columbia, Oak Bay News

... In September, an immuno-contraceptive vaccine will be administered to some of the uncollared Oak Bay does, with a booster administered a few weeks later prior to the rutting season... The idea is to reduce and stabilize the deer population by cutting the birth rate, and without opening up space for deer from surrounding populations to simply move in...


Mule Deer, White-Tailed Deer, and Wolves in Jasper National Park, Alberta: 35 Years of Sightings, 1981–2016 D Dekker, MC Drever - Northwestern Naturalist, 2018

... During 722 d of observations conducted in winter over this period, we recorded a decline in Mule Deer and the incursion of White-tailed Deer into the park. Of a total of 429 deer sighted, White-tailed Deer increased from an average of 0.08 sightings/d to 0.73/d, whereas the native Mule Deer declined from 0.42 sightings/d to 0.01/d. Over the same time span, sightings of all deer increased from 0.51/d to 0.74/d...


Online users fawn over celebrity deer on Calgary Capture portal August 9, 2018 Alberta, MSN.com

... The fan-favourite deer first emerged as part of a city initiative calledCalgary Captured, a citizen-science program that launched in February. It asked citizens to identify wildlife from photos taken by remote cameras in 13 parks across the municipality. Users online quickly named the handsome animal ...


Wildfires cause havoc for humans, but not mule deer July 29, 2018 British Columbia, Surrey Now-Leader

... Animals like deer, moose, and big horn sheep like young regrowth... The wildfires are also not large enough to have a severe impact ... “Fire, when it’s away from people and everyone is safe, belongs on this landscape ... Nutrients from burned plants creates the perfect habitat for regrowth, said David Scott, with the department of earth and environmental sciences at UBCO...


Doe's death leads to desperate adoption drive for 2 fawns July 24, 2018 Saskatchewan, CBC.ca ·

...The fawns' mother had been hit by a car on Circle Drive. She gave birth either shortly before or shortly after... Shadick, who is also the vice-president of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan ... brought it back to the centre to be with it's sibling...


Deer hunting to remain off limits in much of northern New Brunswick July 23, 2018 Canada, CBC.ca

... The deer population in much of northern New Brunswick continues to be too low to support a hunting season ... "The population declined in the late 1980s and early 1990s … and it hasn't recovered to the point where we believe we can have a sustainable hunting season," ...


New study looking into restoring some of BC's declining mule deer populations July 17, 2018 British Columbia, Globalnews.ca

... We’re not seeing mule deer like we used to... The B.C. Interior Mule Deer Project is the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in the province...


Deer with huge warts July 17, 2017 British Columbia, Castanet

... condition called viral papilloma tolsus ... "The lumps tend to get regressed with time and actually will fall off," ...


Caribou and Wolf Behaviour in Relation to Oil and Gas Development July 10, 2018

K Pigeon, D MacNearney, B Nobert, L Finnegan - 2018 British Columbia

... Woodland caribou in Alberta and British Columbia are federally listed as threatened under the Canadian Species at Risk Act (SARA). Throughout their range, the decline of woodland caribou populations is thought to result from habitat degradation and fragmentation caused by industrial activities. Infrastructure associated with oil and gas development accounts for a significant portion of the disturbance footprint in many boreal caribou ranges ...


Slow down, save a wild life July 4, 2018 Ontario, durhamregion.com

...The study [University of Waterloo] concluded that many of the thousands of wildlife-vehicle collisions occurring each year could be prevented if authorities implemented a few, cost-effective strategies to minimize the occurrences. Strategies include better signage, wildlife detection systems, fencing and wildlife crossings...


From climate to caribou: How manufactured uncertainty is affecting wildlife management

JJ Boan, JR Malcolm, MD Vanier, DL Euler, FM Moola - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2018

... Over the past decade, declines of Canadian populations of boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) have received considerable attention ... Many boreal caribou populations have been shown to be decreasing, in some cases precipitously, and empirical evidence from adult survival and calf recruitment surveys indicates that the cumulative effect of habitat disturbance, including that which results from industrial development, is a key driver in the decline. Yet, as scientific understanding of the decline has become clearer, and agreement among scientists and governments about habitat management requirements has increased ...


Kimberley Urban Deer Committee sets new goal of reducing deer population to 30 June 28, 2018 Canada, Kimberley Bulletin

... translocation will continue to be their number one method for reducing deer populations ... the committee has been conducting an annual deer count ... Translocation, not withstanding some of the minor findings, has been a huge success...


Young deer lived and died on a Toronto street June 27, 2018 Ontario, Toronto Star

... The young doe charmed everyone, despite its fondness for nibbling hostas in gardens ... found the deer laying on its side, foam coming from her muzzle ...


Comparative health assessment of urban and non-urban free-ranging mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in southeastern British Columbia, Canada A Mathieu, M Flint, PM Stent, HM Schwantje, TE Wittum - PeerJ, 2018

... Comparison of BCS, pregnancy rates and pathogen exposure of uMD [urban mule deer]

and nuMD [non-urban mule deer] showed that the health of the two populations did not significantly differ, suggesting uMD translocations do not pose a severe risk of pathogen transmission between mule deer populations and that these selected pathogens do not factor in the decline of the nuMD population...

Confrontation over injured deer prompts reminder from Campbell River RCMP

Warning June 7, 2018 British ColumbiCTV News

... driving along the Old Island Highway near the Jubilee Parkway when she saw a deer, which didn’t appear to be badly injured, get up and stand on all four legs. Martin claims she saw two men who had stopped on the highway force the animal back to the ground, then kick it 10 times before taking a saw to its head...



Could forest fire control be hurting B.C. deer? Study aims to find out May 24, 2018, British Columbia, CBC.ca

... Conservationists and researchers say wildfire control efforts in B.C. may be causing mule deer numbers to decline... mule deer are very choosy eaters, and fire creates open canopies, so it opens up the forest and then you get the flush of green growth in the understory ...


Adjacency to a harvest trail increases drought resistance of interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) in partially harvested stands in central British Columbia NP Thompson, KJ Lewis, L Poirier - Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2018

... Trees are often clustered in interior Douglas-fir forests near the grassland interface in central British Columbia due to past harvesting practices or habitat management for mule deer... Edge trees had intermediate growth rates but no differences were found in the long-term climate/growth relationship compared to open growing trees. Both Edge and Open classes showed less relative growth reduction during droughts than Interior trees growing between harvest trails...


Where are the deer going? April 20, 2018 British Columbia, Castanet

... "In the Southern Interior they've been declining for quite some time so we've been trying to put a project together to look at what makes mule deer grow and what's holding them back," ... For more information or how to donate visit the project's website...


Penticton, No action on urban deer April 18, 2018 British Columbia, Castanet

... Penticton will continue to deal with urban deer issues on a case-by-case basis ... Council members voted 5-2 ... Planning manager Blake Laven explained dealing with urban deer used significant resources for those communities, which he said resulted in only minor drops in deer population...


Dog gets 'arrested' after trying to chase down a deer April 16, 2018 Ontario, TODAY

... Ontario police called Thompson's father. Someone had called them after seeing the dog running after a deer on a nearby road...


Contraceptive vaccine planned for Oak Bay deer April 10, 2018 British Columbia, Times Colonist

... The program is “ground-breaking” and the first time in B.C. and Canada that the immunocontraceptive vaccine, Zonastat-D, would be used in a small, contained urban setting to manage deer ... working with a laboratory in the hopes of developing a vaccine that is effective for five to seven years ...


Cranbrook to apply for autumn deer cull April 10, 2018 British Columbia, E-Know.ca

... The city is going to explore another option with the province to see if it can apply for both a cull and a translocation, with the ability to perhaps choose which method to use...

City to forward urban deer report to FLNRO, apply for another wildlife permit April 10, 2018 British Columbia, Cranbrook Townsman

... the deer cull that took place over the past winter was the first in which 50 deer were culled ... The deer count in Cranbrook as of January, 2018, was 62 animals, 42 of which were mule deer. This count was lower than in previous years, from a high 137 (2015) to a previous low of 96 (2012)...


Protecting Caribou Is A Way To Protect Us All April 9, 2018 Alberta, HuffPost Canada

... Alberta claims to have spent millions of dollars on [caribou] recovery activities to date. Unfortunately, much of it has been wasted on fruitless wildlife killing experiments that distract the public from ongoing caribou endangerment by means of habitat destruction...


Province 'negligent' in containing cervid disease, says MLA April 2, 2018 Alberta, Edmonton Journal

... In 2002, a lone elk on a game farm became Alberta’s first CWD case. Since then, four other farms have had animals test positive. In 2005, Alberta reported its first cases of wild cervids along the Saskatchewan border...called on the NDP to implement more stringent policies to restrict the movement of animals ..,


Wild deer brings fawn to visit woman sitting in the forest March 30, 2018 Ontario,

Rumble.com

... This is a very secluded forest in northern Ontario where the deer are protected and cannot be hunted ... The people in this area feed the deer occasionally, especially during very harsh winters...


Toronto chef butchers, eats deer leg in front of animal rights protesters outside his restaurant March 27, 2018 Ontario, Ottawa Citizen

... carried what appeared to be a leg of raw venison to the front windows facing the sidewalk. As the protesters watched, he took a knife and began separating the meat from the bone...


It's been a tough winter for deer, northwestern Ontario biologist says March 22, 2018 CBC.ca

... "I think deer are having a hard time because the snow is deep, and it's been a long winter." ... deer used to persevere by eating lichens ... killed off by the spruce budworm... the lichen hasn't been around now for 15 or so years ...

Radio collars removed from some deer in Saint-Quentin after public concern March 21, 2018 New Brunswick, CBC.ca

...Pictures began appearing on social media March 17 showing a deer with a radio collar that had skin rubbed raw and an abrasion on the neck... Gagnon said it is rare for the radio collars to affect the deer, but it has happened before and the collars were removed...

Tracking collars on deer causing concern in northern NB March 20, 2018 New Brunswick, CTV News

... “They're shaving their neck at least 12 inches wide all around. What is this doing to the deer? Do they not have fur for a reason?” ...


Truro mayor seeks consultation on urban deer problem March 19, 2018 British Columbia, Truro Daily News

... “The results of the survey showed strong opposition against lethal measures being used to control the population, leaving non-lethal methods as the much-preferred option for staff to examine,” ... The difficulty ... is determining what non-lethal options are available that will be effective and what the associated costs will be ...


Deep snow stalls caribou maternal pen project March 9, 2018 British Columbia, The Spokesman-Review

... A bounty of snow has snuffed out this year’s maternal pen project in British Columbia to preserve a critically endangered remnant group of mountain caribou that ranges into the United States in the Selkirk Mountains...


Study queries how much science behind government wildlife management March 7, 2018 British Coluimbia, Times Colonist

... Kyle Artelle, lead author of a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. "We certainly weren't expecting it to be such a low score." ... Measurable objectives were found in 26 per cent of the plans. Evidence on hunting rates was present about 80 per cent of the time, but about half the programs offered no data on populations...


Video captures rescue of deer trapped in Okanagan Lake's icy waters March 3, 2018 British Columbia, Globalnews.ca

... Crews were passing by the lake on Wednesday and noticed a deer that fell through the ice and plunged into the water...


Cranbrook violates deer cull permit February 28, 2018 British Columbia, Canada NewsWire

... City of Cranbrook just announced that it completed its cull of 50 deer - 30 Mule and 20 White-tailed Deer (cranbrook.ca/news/article/city-removes-50-deer-from-urban-herd-in-recent-population-control-program). The Wildlife Act Permit CB 17-276062 authorized the City to "hunt, trap or kill up to a combined total of fifty (50) Mule Deer… or incidental White-tailed Deer…" "Forty percent of the animals killed were White-tailed Deer which is not an incidental take," said Karen Brown ...



Oak Bay, BC, moves ahead with experimental deer control program February 23, 2018 British Columbia, CBC.ca

... Zonastat-D was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in July 2017. Huxley said if the project gets provincial approval, Oak Bay will be the first community in Canada to use the drug on deer. "This immuno-contraception is also being applied to wild horse populations in Alberta," ...


City reduces urban deer population by 50 animals Februar