Stories tagged: deer
Fri., April 20, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
Washington sees new low in deer harvest numbers, Idaho above average
Washington’s 2017 deer harvest was the lowest it’s been in more than 20 years, according to recently released Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife harvest report.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
Idaho shortens whitetail deer season in Unit 10A, ends use of extra deer tags
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission ended the use of extra deer tags in Unit 10A and also shortened the whitetail season there, following activism started by hunters from Orofino.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Idaho seeks hunters’ opinions on deer management
Idaho Fish and Game is soliciting hunters’ opinions on white-tail deer management. The department mailed some license holders, emailed others and made the survey available online to anyone. The survey …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
Yakima-area bow hunter bags nearly 300-pound buck, breaking Washington record
A Yakima-area bow hunter bagged a nearly 300-pound buck last fall. In the process he set a new state record.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Florida python devours deer that weighs nearly 4 pounds more
Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they’d never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 1 p.m.
2 deer from special Montana hunt test positive for chronic wasting disease
Wildlife officials say two deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease after they were killed in the opening weekend of a special hunt underway in southern Montana to gauge the …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
More than 100 deer harvested in first days of Montana CWD special hunt
Hunters harvested at least 107 deer in south central Montana in the first three days of a special hunt, according to a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Out & about: Buck serves as reminder to not feed, attract wild animals
A small buck got its antlers tangled in some gardening netting. What started out at first as an annoyance, quickly became more serious.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers
The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Montana officials approve special deer hunt in effort to track chronic wasting disease
Montana officials approved a special deer hunt in an effort to track the spread of chronic wasting disease Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Helicopters to be used to capture deer in Eastern Washington
State biologists will survey mule deer populations and use nets fired from a helicopter to capture some of them starting this weekend in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana
The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakotans who hunt across the border.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Chronic wasting disease found for first time in Montana deer
Montana wildlife officials say they suspect a deer killed by a hunter in southeast Montana was infected with a potentially fatal disease.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
The hunt: First-time hunter, 45, bags trophy buck with first shot
While most deer hunters devote years to bagging the buck of their dreams, Michael Zavala dropped a trophy with his first shot – that is, his first shot ever at …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Washington city considers deer feeding ban after invasion
Feeding deer could soon be against the law for one Washington city, as the animals are invading a local neighborhood at an out-of-control rate.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Motorcyclist killed in crash with deer
A man was killed early Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a deer in northwestern Spokane County. The motorcyclist, who has not been named, was riding west on Coulee Hite …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Group petitions city to ban deer feeding in Ocean Shores
A group of Ocean Shores residents implored the City Council recently to change the city’s code to ban all feeding of deer, presenting a petition signed by 183 people and …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Sportsmen recover roadkill for charity kitchens
Certified volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council of Spokane have permits to dispatch injured game and collect the edible meat for the Union Gospel Mission or other charities.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Roadkill: It’s what’s for dinner under new Oregon law
Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Deer runs amok inside supermarket, gets wrangled by shoppers
Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Kansas game wardens kill deer that family treated as pet
Faline entered the Mcgaughey residence on the morning of Dec. 19, ate three cookies and then left to wander around outside. By that afternoon, she had been fatally, and purposely, …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters
For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room
A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns
Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Chronic wasting disease likened to ‘wildfire’
Chronic wasting disease is like a wildfire burning across Wisconsin that soon will cause localized population declines in white-tailed deer – if it hasn’t already – experts told a review …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Arby’s to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states
Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.