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  • Deer Jumps the Fence

    02/10/2016 10:52:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/10/2016 | M Alpert
    Watch what happens when this deer tries to jump a High FenceWe've all heard of, or maybe even seen a deer leap over a fence that seems way too high like it was nothing. Unfortunately, it doesn't always turn out that way. A driver was filming three does running on the side of a country road when she got this clip. In the video, the three does try and make a break for it by going across the road and jumping over a high fence. The first doe to give it a go hits the fence about half way up...
  • Walker signs blaze pink hunting bill, 20 others

    02/04/2016 6:21:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | February 4th 2016 | Andrew LaCombe
    <p>MADISON -- Wisconsin deer hunters will now be able to wear blaze pink instead of blaze orange after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday morning.</p> <p>Walker's office says the governor signed 21 bills. Most of the legislation was passed by the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.</p>
  • Eagle attacks Deer

    02/02/2016 11:45:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    No, this isn't the one that you see on youtube of an eagle attacking a small deer. It's another one out in the open field, not sure exactly where. You'll see the eagle come screaming across to nab the deer and they both tumble with the eagle taking a dominant position. Have a look here.
  • Frozen Deer, is it that cold out?

    02/01/2016 7:11:43 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/1/2016 | C Richoux
    Winter storms hitting most areas of the country, guess being a wild animal can be tough. What's worse-burning alive or freezing to death? Probably go with the latter, as the time it takes for the cold to wrap around your skin, blood vessels, and organs is much longer and more painful that being engulfed in flames. The image of the frozen deer, which was uploaded a while back on reddit, shows a young buck standing in deep snow. It's believed that the buck was propped up by a passerby hoping to cause a fright with the eventual onlookers who would...
  • Woman killed when car hits deer

    01/05/2016 3:29:33 PM PST · by netguide · 12 replies
    Banner Press ^ | January 5, 2016
    Woman killed when car hits deer Tuesday, January 5, 2016 ~ Updated 4:24 PM Hope Thompson, 49, of Sedgewickville, Missouri, was killed Jan. 4 when the car her daughter was driving struck a deer on Highway 72, three miles east of Patton, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deer crashed through the windshield of the 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Rhiannon Thompson, 16, of Sedgewickville, striking both occupants. Hope Thompson was pronounced dead the scene. Rhiannon Thompson was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau in serious condition.
  • 'Cause All I want for Christmas is: Bambi Fajitas

    12/26/2015 5:47:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Winter's here along with the usual reports of an epidemic of deer-car collisions in the northeast. Few such reports issue from Louisiana, or Dixie in general. An incident a few years back helps explains why so few deer "problems" bedevil us in Dixie. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife put a plastic deer with luminous eyes beside a well-traveled bayou highway, planning to stake the place out that night and maybe nab some night-hunting poachers. When they came back a little later for the actual stakeout, that deer was already ... remember Bonnie and Clyde at the end of the movie?...
  • Hump Day Humor - Deer in the Woods

    12/23/2015 7:03:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/23/2015 | C Cocoles
    Yes, this is your "hump day" humor video that you can enjoy. The above picture is a deer in the woods farting, to see and hear with sound go here.
  • Slow Smoking Bnls Deer "Ham"

    12/13/2015 9:24:06 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 10 replies
    12/13/15 | traderrob
    Slow roasting BRT Deer ham roast with dry rub of Kosher salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, onion powder, cayenne etc etc. What's your experience in proper temp to cook, internal temp when done etc. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
  • A Deer Taketh Man's Wife

    12/11/2015 10:17:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/11/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Friday humor on deer. With a deer around better keep an eye on your wives because you never know when a deer is going to sneak up and steal them away. Here's what happens when you turn your back on your wife with a deer nearby. See the full video here.
  • Church removes Facebook post of nun with trophy deer after anti-hunting activists take offense

    12/08/2015 1:37:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2015
    A Roman Catholic diocese has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism, some of it vulgar, by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
  • Police Video Shows Deer Flying in Air

    12/08/2015 9:34:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/8/2015 | M Van Dyke
    A police department in Kentucky posted a video on their Facebook page showing a patrol car colliding with a deer, sending it airborne. Kenton County Police Department stated the reason they shared this video on their Facebook page is to illustrate a good example of handling a collision with a deer. Key Takeaway Anybody can learn how to handle our four legged friend inadvertently crossing your path. Here’s the observation of how Kenton P.D. Officer Pittaluga handled it. He applied his brakes and steered away from the deer in a controlled manner. Even though the collision occurred, Officer Pittaluga maintained...
  • CWD issues turn personal with news of diseased buck

    12/03/2015 2:45:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-15 | Paul A. Smith
    I've been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The 2015 Wisconsin deer season, however, brought an unwelcome first in my world. A buck I shot Nov. 2 in Richland County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. I learned about the test result on Wednesday. The meat from this buck, which I deboned, wrapped and stored frozen, will be thrown in the garbage. The 30 pounds of sausage made from trimmings will be tossed, too. Destroying the venison goes against...
  • Deer Mountain

    11/21/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by HughHefner
    Moi | Yours Truly
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • On the move now, deer can be a danger to motorists

    11/20/2015 9:37:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 12, 2015 | David Boyce
    One day in the first week of November, Pete Pringle and his brother, Luke, were talking about car accidents involving deer. Pete and Luke work at Pringle Auto Body, 2720 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. It is a family business started by their grandfather in 1968 and now is run by their mother. It was natural for them to have a conversation on deer accidents this time of year. It’s when a higher percentage of collisions involving deer occur because it’s the breeding season for deer. “We are getting into that season,” Pete Pringle said. Bucks and does will...
  • Injured Deer Walks into Emergency Room After Being Hit by Car

    10/28/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 OCT 2015 | Fox News
    This time of the year, its not uncommon to spot deer in Rochester, New York. But hospital workers received a surprise Monday afternoon when one limped into the emergency room, apparently severely injured from a car accident. Officials say the deer managed to walk through the doors of Strong Memorial Hospital and make it about 20 feet down a hallway before being corralled by staff members.
  • Oklahoma girl takes shot at the record books with 16-point buck

    10/22/2015 12:48:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10.22 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma girl may make it into the record books after killing a 16-point buck last weekend. Micalah Millard, who is just 14-years-old, was hunting with her father when she spotted a large buck through cameras set up on her grandfathers ranch. Hours later, the buck reappeared. I was surprised that I made the shot and hit him, Micalah told KJRH. She has killed deer before, but nothing like this. Nobody I know has ever killed anything like this, said Malachi, Micalahs father. Now, she must wait 60 days to wait for an official score, but the buck will likely...
  • Ideal Scopes for Deer Hunting

    10/20/2015 1:50:25 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/20/2015 | C Cocoles
    There are a multitude of Choices for Rifle Scopes for Hunting White-Tailed Deer When is the last time you saw a deer rifle without a scope on it? I am betting it has been quite a few deer seasons ago. I think it has been 1970 since I saw a deer rifle in the woods using only open sights. I remember this because it was my first deer rifle, a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30. I bought the rifle at J.C. Penney for $66. I killed my first buck with that rifle at a whopping range of 20 yards....
  • What is Spooking this Herd of Deer?

    10/18/2015 10:14:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video shot of a herd of deer near a fence line getting spooked by something. See the video here.
  • Would you Shoot this Bear in your Backyard?

    10/15/2015 9:19:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 119 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/15/2015 | J Hines
    A family in Colorado video a bear attacking a deer in their backyard. What would you all do? Here's the video clip.
  • Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

    10/02/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies
    American Hunter ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jon Draper
    On Sept. 23, Matthew Nellessen of Friendship, Wisc., an avid deer hunter and former U.S. Army sergeant who served with the 961st Engineers in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, was scouting a potential hunting area in the Colburn Wildlife Management Area of Adams County when he locked eyes with a wolf only 30 yards away. Acting on instinct he gained from military service, Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round. Thats when things went from bad to worse. As he racked the slide, Nellessen noticed two more wolves approaching from the left. It all...
  • Your chances of hitting a deer are greater than ever

    09/14/2015 9:56:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 81 replies
    AJC ^ | 14 Sept 2015
    The odds drivers will file a claim from hitting a deer, elk or moose are 1 in 169, according to the latest numbers from State Farm.
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission gives Presque Isle Downs permit to shoot deer

    07/15/2015 5:55:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Erie Times-News ^ | JOHN GUERRIERO
    ERIE, Pa. -- Deer that have been invading the thoroughbred horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Summit Township will be shot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given the casino a permit for the deer kill as one way to combat the problem of deer entering the track grounds and making it dangerous for jockeys and horses.
  • Hank Williams Jr. Gives Boost to Alabama Deer Hunting Bill

    03/21/2015 12:42:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/18 | Mike Cason
    A bill to repeal the state law restricting the use of corn or other bait as an aid in deer hunting passed a Senate committee today with an endorsement from country music legend Hank Williams Jr. Williams, an avid hunter known for singing about the outdoors and rural life, said there are times when it's good to have the option to use bait, such as when a hunter takes along a child, a disabled person or an injured veteran and wants to make sure they have a chance to kill a deer. Williams said many other states have no restrictions...
  • White-tailed deer shown to raid nests, eat eggs and baby birds, USGS reports

    03/06/2015 4:21:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 84 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 3-6-15 | Todd Masson
    Seeing fewer quail on your hunting lease? Maybe it's time you stop pointing the finger at coyotes, raccoons and fire ants and place the blame on your murderous herd of white-tailed deer. Believe it or not, researchers have discovered deer will raid the happy homes of ground-nesting birds and enjoy a nice breakfast of eggs or fledglings. Pam Pietz, a wildlife biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in North Dakota, set up miniature video cameras that ran 24 hours a day to document the fate of grassland songbird nests, according to the USGS. She was...
  • Camera records cougar eating a deer in Upper Peninsula

    02/20/2015 4:48:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    WZZM ^ | February 19, 2015 | Christopher Zoladz
    MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says recent video of a cougar is the 28th confirmed sighting in the Upper Peninsula since 2008. The DNR posted a 60 second video Feb. 19 of the cat feeding on a deer carcass in Mackinac County. Two hunters from Remus used a trail camera to capture video of the male cougar repeatedly returning to the deer kill site to eat. The DNR says cougars were originally native to Michigan, but were driven out of the state around 1900. The last known cougar taken in the wild occurred in...
  • New rule allows neighborhood bow hunting in Prince William County

    02/09/2015 3:20:38 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 36 replies
    insidenova.com ^ | 02/08/15 | Jill Palermo
    One River Ridge resident who asked that her name not be printed, questioned whether the county did enough to publicize the proposed changes before they were passed. The kids play here and people walk here; they walk with their dogs, she said. How dangerous is that to have these hunters walk around with bows that are almost like machine guns? And who knows about it?
  • Candlelight Vigil for (dead) Deer Planned in Town and Country (Missouri)

    01/06/2015 10:37:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 6, 2015
    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) Concerned residents of Town and Country have planned a candlelight vigil for deer that have been killed in the St. Louis suburb. The city hired sharp shooters to kill urban deer, and organizers say after Town and Country spent thousands of dollars of public monies to kill deer over the last several years, deer-and-car collisions remain about the same.
  • Deer comes out of woods and licks our hands at Glacier National Park

    12/27/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 78 replies
    We were in Glacier National Park on our way up to Logan Pass and decided to pull over and take some pictures. Up comes a doe from down below. It sees us and for some reason comes over and licks our arms.
  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 7:29:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Steve Hendrix
    **SNIP** While its long-term effectiveness is still unclear, surgical sterilization seems to be gaining popularity in this white-tailed-rich region. The procedure, less invasive than dog and cat spaying, is an alternative to controlled hunting, which provokes opposition from animal-welfare activists, and to immunization, which requires yearly doses of a dart-delivered contraceptive vaccine. DeNicola has already spayed a herd in a Baltimore suburb, where a population boom has stabilized. And in Fairfax City, he conducted Virginias first ovary-removal program when his team operated on 18 female deer in the police garage. The procedures, which cost about $1,000 per doe, are being...
  • Deer hunters 8-point trophy wasnt a buck

    12/08/2014 7:29:35 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 59 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Updated 12/06/2014 7:11 AM | Michael Pearce
    Hunters from all parts of the country come to Kansas hoping to shoot a buck with a trophy-class set of antlers. Well, for Chuck Rorie, half of the dream came true Wednesday afternoon when he shot what he thought was a nice buck. Instead, the set of eight-point antlers were attached to a doe. I didnt think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck when I was watching it and shot it, said Rorie, of Monroe, N.C. But when I was skinning it I realized something didnt look right. It didnt have the right private parts. I...
  • Texas Game Warden Frees Two Big Bucks Who Found Themselves in a Very Odd Situation

    12/06/2014 3:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    patriotoutdoornews.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | patriotoutdoornews.com
    Its not unheard of for two bucks to be seen with their antlers locked together after a battle. Tales have even been told of hunters rescuing a live deer locked with a dead one. But what is a little more odd is when two deer get locked not by their antlers, but by something else. In the case of the video below, that something else was a nylon rope, and the two deer needed the help of a Texas game warden.
  • Texas game warden makes unusual deer rescue

    12/04/2014 11:23:52 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    Grind TV via Yahoo.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | David Strege
    Two bucks each tangled by the antlers in the same nylon rope were pulling against each other until a game warden came up with a clever solution. A Texas game warden came to the rescue of two bucks that were trapped in an unusual wayboth deer had their antlers tangled in the same nylon rope and were pulling against each other around the pole of a clothesline in the backyard of someones house. The unidentified Texas game warden in Comal County used a clever strategy to free the animals, which were thrashing about with their survival in jeopardy: The Texas...
  • Be careful out there.

    11/19/2014 7:36:43 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 56 replies
    Yesterday morning I was traveling at 45 mph down a semi rural two-lane highway on my way to a doctor's appointment when suddenly a large buck with a huge rack flashed in front of me. An oncoming SUV hit the deer on the rump tossing it off the highway. I was driving subcompact and had I approached a split-second sooner the buck and I would've undoubtedly stopped there -- permanently. Be careful out there.
  • Dillie the Deer, Love on Tiny Hooves

    11/12/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Dillie the deer was born in captivity on an Ohio farm. Dillie, a triplet, was rejected by her mother, who refused to feed her after birth.
  • Minnesota hunter steals deer shot by someone else, is quickly caught

    11/10/2014 6:26:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | November 10, 2014 | PAUL WALSH
    Frustrated by his own failures as a deer hunter this newly begun season, a 34-year-old central Minnesota man was caught after stealing a buck dangling from a tree at the home of a more successful marksman, authorities said Monday. The theft occurred midday Sunday from a home in Millwood Township and was reported to the Stearns County Sheriffs Office by a group of hunters that had several deer carcasses hanging in a tree, said Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold.
  • Strange, fanged deer persists in Afghanistan

    10/31/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-31-2014 | Author not shown
    More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys.
  • Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong (hilarious liberal lunacy alert)

    10/20/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations. After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense: NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization programBecause Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right The Cayuga Heights deer control was mostly a failure because, you know, deer move around, so sterilizing deer in Cayuga Heights didnt prevent new deer from coming into the area. And so on. As far...
  • Four deer make wrong decision - Leap over highway bridge to their deaths

    Athens County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Sedwick had never seen anything like it. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, as he was leaving Athens to head toward Albany to patrol, Sedwick spotted four deer carcasses lying in the middle of the highway exit lane. The bizarre site was on the exit for Ohio Rt. 682 off of Rt. 32/50/33, the main highway through Athens. "I caught something in the corner of my eye as I drove by and it looked like there was something laying in the middle of the road," he said Friday. "So I stopped and backed up - I...
  • DEER SEASON Humor

    10/06/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • CBS 2 Exclusive: Neighbors Furious After Kings Park Allows Bow-Hunting Near Homes

    10/04/2014 10:26:32 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10-2-14 | Dave Carlin
    The start of bow-hunting season has prompted an outrage in the Suffolk County community of Kings Park. As CBS 2s Dave Carlin reported exclusively Thursday, residents are upset that bow-hunting is being allowed closer to homes inside a recently-renovated nature trail. Bow-hunter Scott Trafas was readying his bow Thursday, and deer along the Kings Park trail would be well advised to run. It is mating season for the animals, and for Trafas, its time to hunt. We need to control the deer population, Trafas said. I mean, people complain that deer run out, and theyre in the road, and theyre...
  • Deer hunters allowed in Pennsylvania woods despite manhunt

    09/29/2014 7:48:42 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 29, 2014 | Joe McDonald
    EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The manhunt for the suspect in the ambush that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and wounded another won't stop the opening of deer-hunting season in the Pocono Mountains, one of most prized spots in the Northeast for game, authorities said on Monday. Beginning Saturday, bow hunters can enter the deep woods of the region even if the search for the suspect, Eric Frein, is still under way, more than three weeks after the September 12 shooting. Since then, hundreds of officers, supported by armored vehicles and helicopters, have combed the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for...
  • One in 88 Minnesota drivers will hit deer this year

    09/16/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 50 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | John Myers
    Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the states highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nations largest auto insurance company. State Farms annual report estimates that Minnesota drivers will collide with 37,549 deer in 2014. Minnesota drivers have the 8th highest odds of hitting a deer among the 50 states, according to the report, down from 6th highest in last years report.
  • Relaxed crossbow regulations mean more hunters will be squeezing a trigger Saturday

    09/13/2014 6:47:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-12-14 | Dave Orrick
    "I was hitting the bullseye on the first shot," said William Blechinger, Amery, Wis., who practices with his brand new Mission MXB400 crossbow for the very first time under the helpful eye of A-1 Archery technician Toby Smith, left, Thursday, September 11, 2014. "I'm really excited about it. It's going to extend my hunting season. I've only just rifle hunted before," Blechinger said. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri) A half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, tens of thousands of archery hunters throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin will be perched in trees, hoping a whitetail strides into range. Many of them, like Tom Lynch...
  • Possible Mountain Lion In My Area

    08/08/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT · by SolidRedState · 100 replies
    Me ^ | 08/08/2014 | SolidRedState
    So here's a story and you can tell me if I am bat s*** crazy or you can laugh or whatever. My wife and I walk along a rural paved road in the evening about a half mile and turn around and come back. We have corn and bean fields on each side and nice wide ditches. One evening about 2 weeks ago on a Monday we were walking back and noticed a dead deer in the ditch on the far side. At first we thought it must have been hut by a car. The strange thing was that it...
  • Hunters may be hired to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields

    08/03/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 72 replies
    theverge ^ | August 2, 2014 04:47 pm | By Dante D'Orazio
    Hunters may be hired to kill 2,800 deer on CivilWarbattlefields By Dante D'Orazio on August 2, 2014 04:47 pm (Scott Bauer, US Department of Agriculture / Flickr) 7inShare Civil War battlefields may soon light up with gunfire once again if a new plan to "reduce" deer populations gets approved. The US National Parks Service has proposed a $1.8 million plan to hire sharpshooters to hunt and kill white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields over the next five years.Deer populations at the Antietam and Monocacy battlefields, located in Maryland, as well as the Manassas battlefield in Virginia, are far...
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Baby Deer in France

    04/02/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 2, 2014 | BY JAMES ENG
    Will a warming world eventually kill off roe deer in France? That question is being raised in light of new research indicating that the animals are having a hard time adapting to climate change. In a study published Tuesday in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, researchers tracked the births and subsequent survival of roe deer fawns in France's Champagne region. They noted that spring vegetation on which the adult deer depend for food was starting to flourish two weeks earlier that it did nearly three decades ago, due to gradual warming. But although spring was arriving earlier, the animals' birth...
  • Heartwarming video (animal rescue)

    03/03/2014 8:53:00 AM PST · by djf · 4 replies
    Youtube vid of firefighters using the jaws of life to help out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNe1--idns0
  • The Buck Who Carried His Rivals Head (Deer Survives 2 Months w/ Severed Head Locked in Its Antlers)

    02/22/2014 3:34:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | February 10, 2014 | Daniel Xu
    The Buck Who Carried His Rivals Head While it may look like a grisly trophy, the story behind the picture of the antler-locked bucks above is one of survival and endurance. I recently spoke with Luke Laha, a wildlife management instructor in Kansas, about how he and his students rescued an antler-locked deer that had been carrying around the head of his rival. So how did this deer come to be wearing such bizarre headgear? Laha said that there was once a body attached to that head, before the coyotes came. Laha works as an instructor at Pratt Community Colleges...
  • Finland: Reflective reindeer antlers aim to stop accidents

    02/21/2014 8:23:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    As many as 4,000 reindeer die in traffic accidents every year in Finland, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute says. Most incidents occur in the dark months of November and December, when roads are prone to becoming icy, the Helsingen Sanomat newspaper reports.