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Wasting disease confirmed in Alabama deer for first time

Jan. 07, 2022 17:48 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A deer killed in northwest Alabama was infected with chronic wasting disease in the first confirmed case of the illness in the state, game officials said Friday. The disease, which is fatal and affects the behavior of deer because of microscopic changes in...

Live deer found in car's hatchback during traffic stop

Jan. 07, 2022 13:51 PM EST

NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police who pulled over a suspected drunken or drugged driver in Pennsylvania discovered a live deer that had apparently been hit and then placed in the hatchback area of her car. The animal was freed after the stop Thursday by police in Newberry Township. ...

Deer tested in 2 N Louisiana parishes free of fatal disease

Jan. 07, 2022 12:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 300 deer tested in two parishes near Arkansas were all free of a deadly brain disease, so hunters in those parishes may resume baiting, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Friday. “The department is happy about the outcome,...

Chronic wasting disease found in four more Arkansas counties

Jan. 01, 2022 14:12 PM EST

DALTON, Ark. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in deer in four more Arkansas counties, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Deer harvested in Randolph, Crawford, Franklin and Van Buren counties have been confirmed with the disease, the commission...

Buck found in Mississippi tests positive for CWD

Dec. 30, 2021 17:28 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A buck found near Vicksburg has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said Thursday. The department said the mature buck was reported in mid-December as potentially diseased given its...

Preliminary numbers show drop in Vermont deer hunt harvest

Dec. 30, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hunters in Vermont took more than 15,000 deer in this year's seasons, several thousand less than in 2020, based on preliminary reports, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The final tally will on the department’s website in early March...

Meridian Township cull aims to reduce deer-vehicle crashes

Dec. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About 200 deer are expected to be culled as part of a deer management program in a Lansing-area community. The cull in Meridian Township was expected to start Saturday and run to Feb. 28, the Lansing State Journal reported. It will...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Dec. 26, 2021. Editorial: Here are our 5 birthday wishes for Iowa as our state turns 175 On Dec. 28, 1846, when President James K. Polk signed the bill making Iowa the 29th state, its population was estimated at 96,000 people. Since then, Iowans’...

So far, no chronic wasting disease found in Louisiana

Dec. 26, 2021 10:34 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Intensified testing in two Louisiana parishes next to Arkansas has not found any deer with a lethal, slow and highly infectious brain disease, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says. A news release said 104 deer shot in Union Parish and 54...

Fewer hunters, anglers means less money for outdoor programs

Dec. 25, 2021 01:05 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Last month, Bob Walker walked into a stretch of woods southeast of Rochester, Minnesota, with his son, hoping this year would be his final deer hunt. He’s 80, and he was ready to retire from hunting — but not until he shot one last deer. “I...