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Report: Contractor overestimated Ann Arbor deer population

A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County’s Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first confirmation of the incurable deer disease within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A report says the contractor overseeing Ann Arbor’s deer management program significantly overestimated the animal’s population last year in the city. The…

North Carolina deer harvest up 8 percent

RALEIGH, N.C. — Results from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual deer harvest summary indicate hunters across the state reported harvesting 161,854 deer during the 2017-18 hunting season – an 8 percent increase over the 2016-17 season. Deer harvest increased in districts 2 through 9, ranging from 3.4 percent in District 3 to 13.3 percent in District 4; however,…

Mississippi looks to response plan after first-ever CWD case

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Mississippi will hold a public meeting to discuss its response plan to a fatal infectious deer disease that has been confirmed in the state. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said in a news release late last week that leading scientists and department employees will discuss the plan for dealing with chronic wasting disease . The…

Deer movement study begins in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD zone; feeding ban continues in 16 Minn. counties

A deer feeding ban remains in effect for 16 counties located in central, north-central and southeastern Minnesota.A Minnesota DNR research project that will examine how deer move across the landscape in southeastern Minnesota’s chronic wasting disease management area is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 12, the DNR said in a news release Monday, March 12. “The data from this…

Arizona man found guilty of deer poaching in Iowa

Nicholas Slater of Glendale, Ariz., was found guilty following a trial on Feb. 12, 2018 for charges related to poaching a whitetail deer. The poaching incident occurred at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs on Nov. 19, 2016. Slater was found guilty on seven charges, including hunting on a game refuge, not having a valid nonresident hunting license and…

Seeing more road kills in Pennsylvania? It might mean nothing

PITTSBURGH — Sometimes smell is the first sense suggesting what’s just up the road, and it’s never a pretty sight. Most road-killed animals are still disposed of the old-fashioned way – something eats them, occasionally becoming the next meal of opportunity for yet another hungry omnivore. But in modern society, someone has to clean up the biggest road-kill hazards, and…

Auditors taking closer look at Pennsylvania Game Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The agency that oversees hunting in Pennsylvania is getting a closer look from the state auditor general’s office. Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday announced his office will be conducting the Game Commission’s first performance audit in nearly a decade. The review includes revenue sources, how the commission is spending money and whether it’s following applicable…