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Deer hunters in Missouri find missing Oklahoma man’s remains

Nov. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EST

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say deer hunters in Missouri have found the skeletal remains of an Oklahoma man who has been missing for nearly a year. The Barry County Sheriff’s Office says the remains of Ritchie Vaughn Ellis, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, were discovered Sunday southwest of Roaring...

1 person dead, 1 wounded in Missouri hunting accidents

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — One hunter was killed by his grandfather and another was wounded by a friend during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in Missouri. KTVO-TV reports that 17-year-old Andrew Howe, of rural Baring was killed around 1 p.m. Sunday in a rural area 175 miles (281.62 kilometers)...

Hunters asked to help amid search for missing Chinese woman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police asked hunters to be on the lookout for evidence in the case of a missing Chinese woman as deer season began in Missouri. The Columbia police department said in a news release that hunters should remain vigilant while out in rural areas as the search continues for Mengqi Ji...

Always doe prices? Deer wanders into Walmart, slips around

Nov. 15, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A whitetail went retail for a bit this week when it entered a Walmart store in Ohio. Patrons in Wooster in northeastern Ohio say the deer was kicking shelves as it walked through the store Wednesday afternoon. Bert and Dawn Moore encountered the deer after stopping in for a few things...

Wildlife agent: Hunter mistakes buddy for deer, shoots him

Nov. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EST

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a deer hunter in South Carolina mistook his hunting buddy for a deer and shot him. Wildlife agents said the hunter who was shot left the Oconee County deer stand around 7:30 a.m. Thursday and was wounded a short time later. Department of Natural Resources Capt....

Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild

Nov. 12, 2019 5:04 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A tiny deer-like species not seen by scientists for nearly 30 years has been photographed in a forest in southern Vietnam, a conservation group said Tuesday. Images of the silver-backed chevrotain, commonly called the Vietnamese mouse deer, were captured in the wild by trap cameras,...

Michigan hunters use branch saw to free entangled bucks

Nov. 10, 2019 1:29 PM EST

BOWNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Quick-thinking hunters in central Michigan have rescued two deer who literally became locked in battle. WOOD-TV reports that insurance agent Mark Johnson spotted the rutting bucks in a field with their antlers entangled. He figured the eight-point bucks would die from...

Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coast

Nov. 7, 2019 2:59 PM EST

HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast — a live deer. Ren Dorr says he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. He says the deer had given up swimming and was being carried farther offshore. He and his crew hauled the 100-pound...

Deer goes through SUV windshield, killing SC driver

Nov. 1, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is dead after he crashed into a deer and it went through the windshield of his SUV. Local media report the Anderson County coroner's office identified him as 47-year-old Perry Lee Farrow, of Anderson. Authorities say he died of head trauma. The accident happened...

Officials: Hunter did not die solely from deer attacking him

Oct. 31, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say a hunter who died after a deer he'd shot attacked him had pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday said a preliminary report from the Baxter County coroner shows that 66-year-old Thomas...