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Deer hunting: Early velvet season for bucks set

May. 21, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deer hunters in Mississippi will have a chance to harvest a buck in velvet during the state’s first early archery hunt in September. The season is set for Sept. 16-18. Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of...

Viral disease reduces deer hunt licenses in North Dakota

May. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of licenses for this year's deer hunt in North Dakota has been reduced because of an outbreak of a viral disease last year. The state Game and Fish Department is making 64,200 licenses available, down 8,000 from last year. ...

Into the wild: Animals the latest frontier in COVID fight

Mar. 30, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into the bear’s nostrils five times. ...

About 330 deer culled from select areas in Meridian Township

Mar. 28, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About 330 deer have been shot earlier this year in one Lansing-area community. Part of Meridian Township's Deer Management Program, the cull is intended to reduce the deer population and the number of vehicle crashes involving deer, WLNS-TV reported...

Road to table: Wyoming's got a new app for claiming roadkill

Mar. 12, 2022 12:09 PM EST

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — The aroma of sizzling meat in melted butter wafts from a cast iron pan while Jaden Bales shows his favorite way to cook up the best steak cuts from a big game animal. The deep red backstrap pieces, similar to filet mignon of beef, are organic and could hardly be...

WVa hunters kill fewer deer in 2021, Preston County tops

Mar. 10, 2022 04:01 AM EST

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of white-tailed deer killed in West Virginia during the recently completed hunting seasons fell slightly compared to a year ago, wildlife officials said. Hunters killed 105,278 deer last year, a 1.5% drop from the 106,861 deer killed in...

Second case of deadly deer disease found in NW Alabama

Mar. 08, 2022 08:24 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A second case of a disease that's deadly to deer has been found in Lauderdale County in northwest Alabama, a state agency said, prompting stricter rules about feeding wildlife. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Monday it was banning...

Vermont Fish and Wildlife holds hearings on moose, deer

Mar. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding public hearings this month on next fall's proposed moose hunt in the northeastern part of the state and the health status of the deer herd. The results of last year’s deer hunting seasons and the...

University of Michigan-Dearborn conducts deer cull

Mar. 01, 2022 15:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An ongoing deer cull is expected to reduce the deer population Detroit area from 86 to 36, officials said. The cull that the University of Michigan-Dearborn started last weekend in the 300-acre forest near the school will continue until Sunday. The...

University starts deer cull on Detroit-area campus

Feb. 27, 2022 13:26 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Sharpshooters have begun the process of culling dozens of deer in a forest on a university campus in the Detroit area in a bid to reduce health and other risks the animals pose. The deer cull began at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Saturday and will...