Deer Management News This Week

Questions raised about security at deer farm where CDC was found July 3, 2015 Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
... a deer farm near Fairchild where a 7-year-old doe recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease, said he saw a deer in his front yard in April with an ear-tag ... The farm reported the escape of 20 bucks in mid-May ...

FWC’s South Florida Deer Research Project July 2, 2015 Florida, The Ledger
... Over the last several years, hunters in this area have noted a decline in deer populations. Some have blamed panthers, other blame water regulations and policy.  
FWC agrees that deer populations have taken a hit, but they have been unable to determine what variables have caused this slump. Project site

The Importance of Alabama's White-Tailed Deer Herd July 2, 2015 Alabama, AFC Cooperative Farming News
... Declining hunter numbers is an issue facing most states, including Alabama. The decline has been slow, but steady ...  Like it or not, many decisions regarding hunting seasons, bag limits or deer management issues are not based on science or the best available data. They are made in the political arena and are based on opinion and personal bias. Fewer hunters may very well mean less influence from hunters on the decision makers...

Maine reducing deer hunting permits by 23 percent to protect herd July 2, 2015 Portland Press Herald
... Maine wildlife biologists say they are taking precautions to protect the state’s whitetail deer herd after a harsh winter  ... Last summer, IFW estimated the state’s whitetail deer population at about 220,000. Ravana said the herd was estimated at 210,000 by March. Dating back to the 1950s, the longterm annual average has been about 215,000 ...

... The Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association tried to force the state to take the lead on managing deer ... Instead ODNR will instead give the cities direction on how to best control the deer population ...

Sales banned at facility where disease found in captive deer July 2, 2015 Texas, Fort Worth Star Telegram
... No white-tailed deer can be bought or sold at a facility where the first case of chronic wasting disease in a Texas white-tailed deer was found ...

... The risks taken in allowing the concentration, widespread movement, and subsequent liberation of pen-raised breeder deer to commingle with wild deer, have left all Texans to bear the consequences...

Chronic Wasting Disease found in Medina County deer July 1, 2015 Texas, Lone Star Outdoor News
... A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains ...

Big money calling deer-farm bill shots July 1, 2015 North Carolina, northcarolinasportsman.com
... SB 513 removes management of “farmed” cervids from the Commission and gives it to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ... The N.C. Deer & Elk Farmers Association ... has spent thousands of dollars in campaign contributions ...

What Really Happened In The Wyoming Big Game Draw? July 1, 2015 Wyoming, Eastmans' Official Blog - Eastmans' Hunting Journals
... the odds are getting tougher than ever before to draw a top quality big game tag. With a sheep herd that is on the wane, a moose herd that has been all but decimated ... an elk herd that has suffered one of the most drastic declines in modern history, a deer herd that has been on a steady downhill slide for more than 20 years ...

Any-Deer permit applications now available July 1, 2015 Maine, Daily Bulldog
... A total of 28,770 any-deer permits will be issued in 15 of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. This is a decrease from last year when there were 37,185 permits available to hunters...

New laws mean changes in Kansans' lives June 30, 2015 Kansas, Wichita Eagle
... This year’s law says that if you transfer a cervid on or off a ranch, you have to identify the animal to the state. Cervids that go straight to the slaughterhouse are exempted from the requirement ...

Bemidji accepting applications for special deer hunt June 30, 2015 Minnesota, Bemidji Pioneer
... The Bemidji Special Archery Deer Hunt, which began in 2005, has become an annual form of wildlife population control after the city received numerous complaints from residents...

Deer population down across Oklahoma June 30, 2015 KOCO Oklahoma City
... In 2011, deer all across the state were so stressed as they looked for food that fewer reproduced... This continued in 2012 and 2013 ...

Deer reporting failures spark debate for Pa. Game Commission June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
... hunters who harvest a deer are required to report it within 10 days... a little more than 30 percent of successful hunters report their deer ... Biologists have said the system ... produces a statistically valid estimate... “The issue with that is, no one believes the returns,” ...
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... controversial ... because of the potential for bowhunters to use the guns as hunting weapons to take deer when other hunters aren't allowed to use guns...  advocates for the bill insisted that the bill was intended to allow bowhunters to protect themselves against aggressive animals ...

 ... officials planned to raise the fence around the track, and to start the program a few hours earlier, at 3:05 p.m. The time change is to avoid racing at dusk when deer become more active ...
Presque Isle Asks State for Guidance on Deer June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Blood Horse
... The track just south of Erie canceled the last five races June 22 and the last four races June 28 because of deer on or near the racing surface...
Oh, deer: Wildlife puts horse racing on hold June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Courier-Journal 
...  track officials aren't sure where the deer are coming from ...  "Can we just shoot them? We don't know ...

11 reasons hunters killed fewer deer last year June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Olean Times Herald
... For several years deer managers in many states were reducing deer populations and as they transition to a stable herd they’re now issuing fewer antlerless licenses... In the northernmost whitetail areas, severe winters have taken a toll on deer populations ...

CWD remains serious point of concern in Midwest deer herd June 29, 2015 Illinois, Outdoor News 
... There were 59 cases of CWD confirmed during FY2014 – the most ever recorded since DNR [Illinois] began filing the reports in 2003. The state sampled 7,432 deer during FY2014, down from the 8,069 sampled in FY2013 and the 8,203 sampled in FY2012. The 59 cases came from 13 counties...

Norristown man fined for trying to sell roadkill online June 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, Main Line Media News
... an undercover officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission who spotted Crawford’s not so carefully planned idea to auction online the rotting piece of animal flesh that he stored in the kitchen freezer of his New Hanover home...

Ohio, Michigan both battle CWD threat June 28, 2015 Toledo Blade
... This highly contagious and fatal disease wrings the life out of the animal on its way to destroying the brain... Deer with the advanced stage of CWD will exhibit bizarre behavior by losing their fear of man, and they will often display awkward head movements and tremors as they waste away.  The most recent flash point in Ohio on the CWD front occurred in Holmes County, where a private, fenced trophy deer hunting operation ...

San Bernardino Mountains fire creating wonderful deer habitat June 27, 2015 California, Victorville Daily Press
... The reality is that deer are a successional species that thrive in disturbed habitats that are transitioning from their disturbed condition back to the mature forest (whether that disturbance has been caused by fire, landslides, or grazing/timber harvest/brush removal). This fire has largely been in habitat that had been very marginal for deer....

Getting picky about moose permits
June 27, 2015 Maine, Concord Monitor
... moose calf survival rate that is causing the decline in the moose population. The culprit is the winter tick primarily, with predation being a secondary problem. New Hampshire and southern Maine are experiencing the same problem and are jointly working on a solution...

High wildlife kill rate along I-84 in Morgan County June 27, 2015 Utah, Standard-Examiner
... “One spring, the (UDOT) Region 1 maintenance crew loaded a 10-wheel dump truck with slaughtered deer, elk, and moose,” ... Cramer and her staff are trying to develop electric pavement mats to give animals a small shock and encourage them to stay away...  their hooves insulate their bodies and it doesn’t work.”  ... even with the expense, bridges and underpasses aren’t always effective ...

MJ Lavelle, HIII Campa, K LeDoux, PJ Ryan… - Preventive Veterinary …, 2015
...  We characterized areas deer occupied before and after installing 2361 m of fences and gates to exclude deer from stored cattle feed. Following fence installation, 9 deer previously accessing stored feed shifted to patterns of habitat use similar to 5 deer that did not use stored feed. However, continued attempts to regain access to stored feed were made at low frequencies, emphasizing the need to maintain the integrity of fences and keep gates closed ...


Gobblers, Deer, And The Conservation Illusion June 26, 2015 Missouri, Lake Expo 
... Where landowners want there to be deer and turkey, there will be deer and turkey, and where they do not, there will still be a few. The term “deer management and turkey management” is only talk now ... “The Missouri Conservation Commission”, a different organization entirely than the “Missouri Department of Conservation” we have today...

... While the deer population is considered to be down in Clay County, Hawley noted the sheriff's office has not witnessed fewer reports of car-deer accidents... Drivers need to keep their heads up ...

Plague confirmed in mule deer in Colorado Springs June 26, 2015 Colorado, Colorado Springs Gazette 
... It is rare to find it in a mule deer, said Tom Gonzales, deputy director of the health department. It is more common in prairie dogs, rabbits or squirrels...

No Changes to Deer Hunting Laws This Year June 26, 2015 South Carolina, The Edgefield Advertiser
... One of the items Rep. Hixon took issue with in the Senate’s bill was the fact that hunters would no longer get any tags free with their purchase of a hunting license...  Rep. Hixon had said that changes to the deer hunting laws was an idea brought to law makers by the SC Department of Natural Resources in response to declining numbers in the deer population...

CWD finding leads to feeding, baiting ban in three counties June 26, 2015 Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram 
... A ban on deer feeding and hunting over bait in Eau Claire, Clark and Jackson counties will take effect Aug. 1 after a doe died of chronic wasting disease at a Fairchild area deer farm ... three bucks that escaped from the deer farm in May and still at large could be infected or exposed to CWD...

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... as of July 1, 2015, it will be illegal to possess or use deer scents/ lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting or scouting wildlife in Virginia.  This new regulation has been put into place to try to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ...

Regulating deer key to preventing disease June 25, 2015 North Carolina, Star News Online
... The NCWRC has a CWD-action plan that would attempt to kill hundreds of deer surrounding an outbreak area divided along county borders. In states where the disease has occurred, similar measures have not contained it and hunting related expenditures have dropped as much fifty percent due to deer hunters curtailing activity...
Eau Claire County deer positive for chronic wasting disease June 24, 2015 Wisconsin, Channel3000.com 
... the doe was among 167 animals on a breeding farm....

Lifting Sunday hunting ban on guns gets final legislative OK  June 24, 2015 North Carolina, WTVD-TV
... Hunting from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - when many services are held - would still be banned when the change takes place Oct. 1. Hunters would have to remain at least 500 yards away from a church or a house not on the property, although that wouldn't apply to private hunting preserves...

...  The selected action will utilize an adaptive management strategy. Under the selected action, the NPS will continue current park deer management actions including: Research, monitoring, and data management; protection of restoration plantings; education and coordination; and enforcement of the existing wildlife feeding ban. In addition, the NPS will incorporate a combination of lethal and nonlethal actions to address high deer density. Lethal actions (including sharpshooting, with very limited capture/euthanasia if necessary) will be taken initially to reduce deer densities quickly. It is anticipated that in years one through four, 335 deer will be removed by sharpshooting ...

SM Crimmins, JW Edwards, TA Campbell, WM Ford… - Northeastern Naturalist, 2015
... Our results support previous research suggesting that White-tailed Deer home-range size is inversely related to population density and is driven, in part, by intraspecific competition for resources. Relationships among population density, resource availability, and home-range patterns among female White-tailed Deer appear to be complex and context specific...

10 Things You Need To Know About CWD June 23, 2015 Bowhunting 
... When Michigan officials killed and confirmed CWD in a sickly doe near Lansing this spring, it became the 20th state to document the disease in the wild. CWD has also been found in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. It is also well-established in Alberta and Saskatchewan...

Mt. Lebanon's deer management meeting sparks no protests June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
... ”If you try to determine a number before you have a plan it will not work because your plan will be influenced by the number of deer you think you have, and the hard count won’t be reliable,“ [ Jeannine Fleegle, a deer biologist for the state Game Commission]  ”The first thing you have to define as a community is whether there is a problem ... [Many communities use a count to evaluate program effectiveness]
     Mt. Lebanon Officials Meet To Discuss New Attempt At Deer Management June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, CBS Pittsburgh 
...  “They haven’t said how many deer there are. They haven’t done a survey since 2014, which showed that the numbers went down since 2013 ... 
     Mt. Lebanon commissioners hone deer strategy June 23, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... A small group of protesters demonstrated outside the Mt. Lebanon High School fine arts theater, where roughly 50 people stayed for the 4 1/2-hour discussion...Municipal planner Keith McGill kicked off the four-person panel by saying the metric for success would be a 50 percent reduction in deer-related traffic accidents over five years. [see road management strategies for reducing collisions]

Ban on urine-based scent in deer hunting causes a stink June 23, 2015 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... DGIF officials say the intent of the new regulation is to keep the highly contagious and deadly chronic wasting disease from spreading in Virginia’s deer herd. Thus far, the agency has spent over $1 million on CWD monitoring and management efforts...

TWRA to raise prices for hunting and fishing licenses June 23, 2015 Tennessee, WBIR-TV 
... For the first time in more than a decade, TWRA will raise the price on hunting and fishing licenses. The 19 percent increase in price was decided upon based on a 22 percent increase in the consumer price index since the last increase in 2004...

Ecology of Adult Female Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Following Habitat Enhancements ... 2015, New Mexico, Open Access Theses and Dissertations
... Populations of Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) are currently declining across the West and throughout New Mexico. Specific reasons for the decline of mule deer are unclear but hypotheses which have been developed include predation, overhunting, competition with other large herbivores, habitat loss and deterioration, fire exclusion, extreme weather, and declining nutrition. Multiple factors may be interacting ... Total survival for the duration of the study from March 2011 to February 2014 was 0.83 (SE = 0.029) and was best explained by total precipitation and age as well as body mass and ingesta-free body fat at time of capture...

Animal Control weighs in on deer management in Saddle River June 22, 2015 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... Carol Tyler of TYCO Animal Control said ...  neutering deer would be difficult and very costly, and oral contraceptives wear off after just a couple of months [2 to 7 years depending on the contraceptive] ... Environmental Commission Chairman Bob Laviano said. "When you have animals getting hit by cars and impaled on fences, it's more humane to control the population with hunting... 

Deer Forest, once popular family attraction in Coloma, goes on the block June 22, 2015 Michigan, MLive
... its Facebook page remain intact, Deer Forest didn't open this season ... once served as sanctuary for hundreds of exotic deer ... Ter Meer brokered the purchase of the animals with the money raised by donations and hauled the animals to her own land ...
     A few Deer Forest animals still available for adoption June 22, 2015 Michigan, MLive
... The deer herd was taken by agriculture officials ... of the remaining animals that were purchased with money from an online fundraising site last fall, only a few are still available for adoption...

Mt. Lebanon to tackle deer problem again June 21, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... Jeannine Fleegel, a state Game Commission deer biologist invited to participate in Monday’s panel, said ... “I am not opposed to fertility control as an option, but the fact is, it is not an effective tool to reduce the population now,” she said. “I wish we had that tool available, but study after study shows it’s not effective on open populations of deer.”  [Not correct, see summaries of studies and community efforts]

DNR approves new deer population goals June 21, 2015 Minnesota, messagemedia.co
... Of the 40 deer permit areas with new goals, 26 will be managed for deer densities higher than those established by the previous goals; eight will be managed at similar densities to former goals; and six will be managed for densities below former goals...

Quail restoration depends on habitat June 21, 2015 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... Aaron Jeffries, the former quail biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, explained how simple quail management techniques benefit deer, turkeys and other species in an MDC blog ...

Cedar Point, Town to discuss thinning growing number of deer June 20, 2015 North Carolina, Carolinacoastonline
...  “some residents are beginning to see more deer and experience some property damage” to ornamental plants and gardens. “ ... the deer hunt in Emerald Isle has been emotional and controversial at times ...

... Deer hunters in Maine harvested 22,490 deer last fall. This number is a far cry from the deer harvests in the past... For 2015, the Department is recommending a total of 28,700 Anydeer permits. This is a decrease of 23 percent from 2014. In 2013, there was a 20 percent cutback ... 

State again tries manly catch/release deer program June 20, 2015 Arkansas, Arkansas Online
... the sport of catch and release began in 1997 in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest northeast of Asheville by a group of hunters who were tired of sitting on their butts for hours and hours in tree stands... "It takes a real hunter to draw in the critters and take 'em from behind," he said. "It's the quintessence of pack teamwork and the way our primeval ancestors hunted." ...

Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers June 20, 2015 Oregon, NPR News
... Demand for antlers as rustic décor is huge, and now it's threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest... legit shed hunters don't cut fences, don't destroy habitat and don't harass animals to get them to drop their antlers...



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... McGinley ... a licensed Class I Wildlife Rehabilitator and owner of a 12-acre horse farm ... One of these does has been with her since birth and is now 5 years old. The other doe is a blind yearling... If you want to help McGinley, please sign her petition and make some noise. Let the state of New York know that you oppose this plan.
Wildlife Rehabilitator Fights to Stop Government From Killing Orphaned Deer July 2, 2015 New York, News With Views 
... McGinley launched a Facebook page, “ Save Deirdre and Lily,” and started a petition at Care2 that has drawn over 142,000 signatures in less than a week ... Madison County Supreme Court Justice Don Cerio signed the Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order ...
Ignoring DEC order, woman fights to save 'Deirdre and Lily,' two wild deer July 1, 2015 New York, Syracuse Post-Standard 
... Lance Robson, of Sennett, who is chair of the New York State Fish and Wildlife Management Board, this week wrote a letter in support of the DEC's decision demand that the deer be euthanized and to deny McGinley a special license to possess and exhibit them...
Wildlife rehabilitator fights DEC to save deer June 30, 2015 New York, CNY Central 
... Cindy McGinley ... a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator ... Lily was so underfed and dehydrated that she lost her ability to see ... the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says ... told that her deer must either be released or turned over to the DEC for release or euthanization...



10 Species That Are Surprisingly Ancient July 2, 2015 listverse.com
... White-tailed deer are the oldest living deer species today. That didn’t happen by accident—these graceful creatures have retained their flexible nature and design for the past 3.5 million years simply because it works.,,

I was bass fishing yesterday between the highway 72 bridge and the dam and looked up to see this fawn swimming from South Carolina to Georgia....That's about the widest part of the lake right there. I would say that its close to a mile across there. Only thing that I can think that would make a fawn do that was maybe being chased by coyotes.... July 1, 2015



Deer tranquilized, relocated from South Boston yard June 30, 2015 Massachusetts, The Boston Globe 
... the deer was “calm, relaxed, and lying down in a flower yard behind a picnic table ...  tranquilized the deer ... relocated to the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, where two officers monitored the scene ... tweeted video that deer was ok

Deer turns fishing expedition into rescue operation June 27, 2015 Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel
...  as the little deer headed for the very middle of the lake. As they watched, the swimming deer turned into a struggling deer...  able to pull it into the boat ... The fawn was deposited in water about up to its chest and in a couple of minutes both it and its mother ran away into the woods...

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Fawns natural defenses June 26, 2015 Wisconsin, Sheboygan Pres
... White-tailed deer many times leave their fawns alone but that doesn't mean the fawns are in any trouble. The defense mechanism for the fawn is to lay still to blend in so predators can't see them...

... “It’s like going to Disney World and shooting Mickey Mouse.” ... Park officials are saying that while the deer — a white-furred, white-tailed deer — was killed as part of population control efforts at the park, the shooting was unintentional...



Deer gives birth after being struck by vehicle in Ellsworth June 25, 2015 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... After the crash, the doe gave birth to a pair of fawns before scurrying back into the woods and succumbing to her injuries ... the fawns are at a refugee center ... are doing well and would be released into the wild this fall...

Herd grows at veterans home’s deer park June 25, 2015 Vermong, Rutland Herald
...   Five fawns born to a small herd of fallow deer are now living in a deer park on the grounds of the Vermont Veterans Home... For about 60 years, the home, the only state-run nursing facility for veterans in Vermont, has kept deer in a park, primarily for the residents to watch and visit...

... personnel tranquilized and captured a wounded deer they found behind a building on the Upper West Side Wednesday morning — but the woodland creature died after it was brought to a city vet ...

Orphaned twin fawns rescued by Hartland kids June 18, 2015 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... "You never want to disturb the fawn because the mom leaves them and comes back ... This one cried overnight and was still crying (the next) morning."  Michelle's husband eventually found the mother about 50 feet into a swampy area where it died of apparent injuries suffered after being struck by a vehicle...

A deer crosses a narrow channel on the Columbia River. Music is Iris by Gandalf. June 20, 2015



'Deer Whisperer' Takes in Orphaned Fawns from Flood June 18, 2015 Texas, News Channel 9
... Weeks after the devastating flooding in Wimberley, a couple fawns saved from the waters are now living happily with a new mother... "People would not believe, they'd think oh they're just deer. But their habits are just like human beings," ...



Man charged with killing endangered Key deer  June 16,2015 Florida, WESH
... a Florida Keys man has been charged with killing an endangered Key deer that had been coming onto his property and eating his plants...

Rescuers helping baby deer recover from fire injuries June 15, 2015 Caliornia, News 10
...   The 2-week-old baby deer was under the care of the Sierra Wild Life Rescue ... "The habitat that's been burned, that's their food, their cover, so basically, they have nothing to eat and nowhere to hide," said Cook.  If they are to survive, they have to leave the fire burn area...

Murder on Lake Trez: The Jane Doe Story June 13, 2015 Tennessee, manrepeller.com
... They scrambled to the window in time to see Jane Doe leap into the water, followed closely by two big dogs... The bigger dogs circled the doe to keep her from shore. “By the time we realized what was happening, it was too late,” ... 



... For the first week, the fawn primarily remains hidden and still. Fawns usually do not attempt to follow the doe when she leaves them to go foraging. However, according to Bryant, observers have seen does force fawns to lie down with a head or foot. The fawn may be moved to new locations from time to time...


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Facts About Deer June 10, 2015 Live Science 
... The deer family is quite large, with 47 species, and includes caribou, elk, moose and wapiti. They are cloven-hoofed ungulates  
...  Africa only has one, the Barbary red deer ... some deer are monogamous, such as the European Roe deer ... 

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...  They found a deer in Lake Winnebago, about a half mile off shore... The deer was exhausted and did not struggle against  ... Watch on Facebook

Fawning Over the Miniature Baby Deer Born at Queens Zoo June 8, 2015 New York, The Wall Street Journal 
...  southern pudu fawn was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo on May 12 ... native to South America, is the world’s smallest deer species ... about six inches tall and six inches long when first born ...

Bella, the village of Pulaski's celebrated tame deer, turns 6 today June 8, 2015 New York, Syracuse Post-Standard 
... that's what her Facebook page, Bella Deer, with 2,297 friends says... She often grazes in front of the local elementary school and often allows herself to be petted. Last winter she created a stir when she was photographed on top of the McCue Dental Building in Pulaski...

Let sleeping babes in wilderness lie June 7, 2015 Connecticut, Meriden Record-Journal
... A column pertaining to baby wildlife is now a yearly happening simply because, each year, baby wildlife comes closer and closer to human beings. More and more homes are being constructed in areas that wildlife had been living in... And then the young are born and when they are come upon by humans, the first thought is that they were abandoned by their mother...

Seneca white deer group promotes history June 6, 2015 New York, Auburn Citizen
... To honor our veterans and promote saving the former Seneca Army Depot, the Seneca White Deer Organization and its president, Dennis Money, are encouraging the public to support making the former depot an ecotourism park. Establishing such a park would promote the dual purpose of protecting the unique white deer and saving the numerous buildings and artifacts ...

Hiker saves baby deer, snaps adorable selfie June 6, 2015 Washington, HLNtv.com
... Scotland Smith said the fawn appeared to have fallen down a hill and couldn't get back to its mother above, so he hiked four hours to reunite them...

Orphaned fawn cared for at Red Creek Wildlife Center June 4, 2015 Pennsylvania, Republican And Herald
... Red Creek Wildlife Center is caring for a fawn after its mother was hit by a car ...  the deer was born on impact... “The impact split the mother open,” ... The cost to care for each fawn is about $150, she said. Those who want to donate to the center can ... visit the website ...

A Good Samaritan in Montana was disheartened to learn that the state’s fish, wildlife and park officials had shot and blown up an orphaned baby moose he reported to them. The government officials killed the orphaned moose next to the carcasses of its mother and another stillborn calf after Josh Hohm, the man who found the baby animal, went home after reporting his finding - June 4, 2015


Deer looking for food create collision concerns this time of year June 3, 2015 Iowa, Radio Iowa
... “This time of the year is the time when last year’s fawns are kind of being pushed away from the mother. These are deer that are kind of finding their own way at this point, they aren’t used to being away from mom ...

Triplet fawns represent a first for wildlife rehabilitator June 2, 2015 Iowa, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
... A vehicle hit and killed a doe near Plainfield, leaving the trio without milk or guidance... Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project... advice for anyone who finds a young animal they think might be orphaned: Observe it from a distance for 24 hours. Odds are the mother will return and all is well...

Fawns in the wild probably don't need your help June 2, 2015 Arkansas, Magnolia Reporter 
... . Early in life, fawns lay very still so as not to attract predators (like well-intentioned humans), and are frequently mistaken for being in distress or abandoned ... most wild animals don't spend very much time at their young's side in order to not attract predators to the area...

Former US congressman pleads for public to help save a deer's life June 2, 2015 Mississippi, Mississippi News Now
... Former U.S. congressman Ronnie Shows ... "It is a metal snare, and it is rusting there right behind her shoulders ... can be saved with a tranquilizer gun,"  ...

... a rare genetic mutation that left his face and other parts of his body completely white is being cared for at a farm after he was rejected by his mother... mother is a genetic mutation herself, known as a piebald ...

... Following the untimely death of the widely photographed and loved mule deer known as “Buck Norris,” a group is hoping to raise enough money to a memorial in honor of Central Oregon’s unofficial mascot...
     Famed Bend mule deer 'Buck Norris' struck, killed May 30, 2015 Oregon, KTVZ.com
... The famous, much-photographed Bend mule deer “Buck Norris” was struck by a vehicle and killed ... Buck Norris was known for his large, non-typical antlers and was beloved by Bend locals and wildlife watchers statewide...