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2 new Tennessee counties now positive for deer disease

Jan. 17, 2020 4:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new Tennessee counties have had deer test positive for chronic wasting disease, and a third county has been classified high-risk, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said. Deer tested positive in Haywood and Chester counties in southwest Tennessee, the agency said in a news...

Muskegon agrees to hire sharpshooters to kill up to 30 deer

Jan. 15, 2020 10:12 AM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Lake Michigan community has voted to spend $20,000 to kill as many as 30 deer at two parks in western Michigan. The unanimous vote by the Muskegon City Commission is an effort to control growing herds, although there are different opinions among residents. The Muskegon Chronicle...

Hunter gets 5 years in prison for accidental death of hunter

Jan. 13, 2020 4:55 PM EST

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan hunter convicted of killing another hunter on the first day of the 2018 deer season was sentenced Monday to at least five years in prison. David Barber of Gaylord was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter and a gun offense, about a month after a jury convicted him in...

FILE - In this March 1, 2019 file photo, deer run alongside rising water from the Yazoo River in Warren County, Miss.  A deadly brain disease has been found in or is suspected in 40 Mississippi deer, and the state is asking hunters to continue providing samples through the deer season.  “Deer harvest begins to tail off this time of the season. I hope we will get several hundred more before the season is over, if not a thousand or so,” Russ Walsh, wildlife chief of staff for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi: Up to 40 deer tested had deadly brain disease

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A deadly brain disease has been found in or is suspected in 40 Mississippi deer, and the state is asking hunters to continue providing samples through the deer season. “Deer harvest begins to tail off this time of the season. I hope we will get several hundred more before the...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2007 file photo, one day after hunting season closed, whitetail deer cross a snow covered driveway in Monrovia, Ala..  Alabama has a new map showing when bucks are most likely to be cruising for does in different parts of the state, giving hunters a better chance of bagging them.   (Patricia Miklik Doyle/The Huntsville Times via AP)

Bucks seeking does: New Alabama map shows when and where

Jan. 11, 2020 3:41 PM EST

Alabama has a new map that gives hunters a better chance at bagging a buck. The state rut map shows when bucks are most likely to be cruising for does in different parts of the state. “One of the times they're most vulnerable to making mistakes or being foolish is the rutting season,” said Chris...

Infected Douglas County deer traced to Pine County farm

Jan. 10, 2020 3:50 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have traced a deer on a Douglas County farm that was infected with chronic wasting disease to a farm in Pine County that supplied the animal, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Friday. A doe on the Pine County farm that tested positive has been put down and the...

2 charged in videotaped kicking of wounded whitetail deer

Jan. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two people accused of repeatedly kicking a wounded deer in the head and pulling off its antler were charged Friday with aggravated cruelty to animals and other offenses. The Pennsylvania Game Commission filed charges against Alexander Brock Smith, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old, for...

City in Montana suspends deer culling due to budget cuts

Jan. 8, 2020 3:07 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Urban deer culling this fall and winter seasons was suspended by city officials in Montana amid budget cuts. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission recommended the city of Helena be allowed to continue culling despite budget cuts, The Helena Independent Record reported Tuesday....

Vermont deer hunters had another good year in 2019

Jan. 8, 2020 11:31 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont deer hunters had another good year in 2019, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday announcing the preliminary fall deer hunt numbers. The 16,479 deer taken during the fall deer hunting seasons was the fourth highest since 2000, the department said. The deer were...

Archery deer hunts to be allowed in St. Louis Co. parks

Jan. 7, 2020 11:13 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County Council has agreed to allow archery hunting of deer in county parks starting in the fall in an effort to thin the growing deer heard in the region. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the legislation became law late last month without a signature from County...