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Vermont monitors spread of disease that often kills deer

Sep. 23, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is monitoring the spread of a deadly viral disease in deer in a neighboring state and investigating possible cases in Vermont. New York has documented cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in several...

Wisconsin hunters urged to submit samples for CWD

Sep. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials on Wednesday urged hunters to submit samples of the deer they kill to test them for chronic wasting disease, which is still spreading throughout the state after first being detected nearly 20 years ago. With the archery...

More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat

Sep. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — There’s been an uptick in the number of Pacific Northwest white-tailed deer dying of viruses that typically infects more animals during hot summers and periods of drought, experts say. The deer get the viruses after getting bitten by gnats that...

Tennessee sees chronic wasting disease in deer in 9th county

Sep. 10, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say a ninth county has a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in deer. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the condition was found in Henry County in a thin 3 1/2-year-old doe that was behaving strangely. ...

Maine's expanded deer hunt getting started for fall soon

Sep. 07, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall deer hunt gets started for the year later this week. Maine allows hunters to pursue deer with archery, crossbows, muzzleloaders and rifles during separate parts of the season. The “expanded archery” season begins on Saturday,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Wisconsin deputies rescue fawn from pool

Aug. 31, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fawn is back in the Wisconsin woods after two deputies rescued it from a homeowner’s swimming pool. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said a town of Springfield homeowner reported a buck fawn had fallen into his pool around 1 p.m. on Monday...

Officials tracking disease in white-tailed deer for 2nd year

Aug. 29, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say a disease in white-tailed deer that last year prompted refunds to thousands of hunters is once again showing up in some areas of the state. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease — commonly known as EHD — is a viral...

Maine hunting seasons to start in 2 weeks with bear hunt

Aug. 16, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's fall hunting seasons are set to begin in two weeks with the start of the bear hunt. Maine's “big four” fall game animals are black bears, moose, white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. The bear hunting season begins on Aug. 30 and runs to...

Fires charring range set up ranchers for hardship in US West

Aug. 12, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires tearing through Montana and elsewhere in the U.S. West are devouring vast rangeland areas that cattle ranchers depend upon, setting the stage for a potential shortage of pasture as the hot, dry summer grinds on. On the Northern Cheyenne...