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Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

Oct. 9, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line. Christina Sanchez tells the Asbury Park Press that she was on Mile 10 of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Sandy Hook on Sunday when a large buck took her out. Sanchez says...

Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

Oct. 7, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with a fatal disease that has been spreading across North America for a half-century and was recently discovered again on a Canadian game farm. Chronic wasting disease has never been found in Vermont,...

Riding a wave: Surfer makes name with videos over contests

Oct. 5, 2018 3:16 AM EDT

The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn't participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing. Matt Meola's a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish , hunt , wants to design fishing lures using his hair and is raising a deer. That's right, a deer named Doe-nut . He's backed by sponsors and has a film crew...

'It blesses many people': Venison sharing program popular

Sep. 30, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Last year 500 pounds of ground venison was donated to needy Somerset County families through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program The program, started in 1991, allows hunters to donate deer harvests to feed needy people free of charge. Roger Raley, owner of Raley's Custom Butchering...

Pennsylvania sounding the alarm on deer disease

Sep. 26, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's efforts to control the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease have spread into Berks County, the closest to the Lehigh Valley since the illness was first confirmed in the state in 2012. Experts say Pennsylvania's white-tailed deer and hunting culture aren't facing a CWD...

Pennsylvania game officials probe deer deaths in 2 counties

Sep. 21, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating reports of dozens of dead deer in two counties. Commission officials say game wardens have been confirming the reports and taking viable samples of the dead deer for laboratory testing. Previous deer die-offs were caused by epizootic...

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

Aug. 31, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got stuck in a backyard fence. In the...