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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...

Father, daughter killed in South Carolina hunting accident

Jan. 2, 2020 1:59 PM EST

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man and his 9-year-old daughter were mistaken for deer during a New Year's Day hunting trip and accidentally shot to death by another hunter, authorities said. Kim Drawdy, 30, and daughter Lauren were fatally shot about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Colleton County near...

Police: Man arrested for riding on young mule deer's back

Dec. 11, 2019 10:34 AM EST

RILEY, Ore. (AP) — Police say a young man was arrested after he was caught on video riding on the back of a mule deer that was trapped in a fenced area in rural eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say 18-year-old Jacob Belcher of Riley was arrested Friday and charged with wildlife harassment and animal...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo, Luke Bryan arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. A Tennessee wildlife official says a nonnative red stag that was shot and killed last week belonged to the country music singer. Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Barry Cross told The Tennessean investigators think the deer was shot from the road onto Bryan's private property near Columbia between Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Authorities: Someone illegally shot Luke Bryan's red stag

Dec. 10, 2019 9:17 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — An exotic red stag owned by country music singer Luke Bryan was shot and killed on his private property outside of Nashville last week, Tennessee wildlife officials confirmed. Investigators think the deer was shot from the road, state Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Barry Cross...

In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, Reindeer in a temporary corral in Rakten, outside of Jokkmokk, before being transported to winter pastures.  A collaboration between reindeer herders and scientists is attempting to shed light on dramatic weather changes and develop tools to better predict weather events and their impacts.  Unusual weather patterns in Sweden’s arctic region seem to be jeopardising the migrating animals’ traditional grazing grounds, as rainfall during the winter has led to thick layers of snowy ice that block access to food. (AP Photo/Malin Moberg)

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Dec. 10, 2019 6:17 AM EST

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between...

Agency investigates video of deer beaten by apparent hunters

Dec. 1, 2019 4:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it is investigating a video circulated on social media showing two males apparently beating an injured deer. In a Facebook post Sunday, the commission called the conduct portrayed in the video “reprehensible and potentially a violation of...