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2011-01-28 07:06:00

HEREFORD, England, January 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stag dos are getting bigger and better with some best men going to the ends of the earth to give their best mate something different for their stag weekend. A higher number of stag parties jetted off to Las Vegas for the weekend in 2010, possibly encouraged to go after seeing the infamous comedy The Hangover that centred around three best men losing their groom to be during the ultimate lost weekend in Vegas. The Hangover Part...

2011-01-20 08:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Dec. 11 poaching incident has two Lebanon County brothers facing possible prison sentences, including one who has the unfortunate distinction of being the first individual to be charged with felony counts under a new Game and Wildlife Code penalty structure that took effect in September, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Derek Daly charged William M. Kirkwood, 50,...

2011-01-13 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the fact that Christmas is long past, New Yorkers are experiencing reindeer sightings all over the city. Turns out, an equipment upgrade at the North Pole has led to unexpected - and welcome - career changes for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/toyotanyc/48045/ (Photo:...

2011-01-06 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian will discuss the harmful effects of winter feeding of elk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Elk Country Visitor's Center at 134 Homestead Dr., in Benezette Township, Elk County. "While feeding elk is illegal any time of the year, as it causes problems by habituating elk to find food around homes and can be...

2011-01-05 07:33:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samples taken from the 41 hunter-killed elk during the state's 2010 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and tuberculosis, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's wildlife veterinarian. Cottrell noted that sample collection was greatly facilitated by the tremendous cooperation of the elk hunters and taxidermists. He added that the Game Commission still is awaiting the...

2010-12-13 10:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the two-week statewide general deer season closed, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is encouraging hunters to take the time to report harvested deer. "With all the activities this time of year, it is too easy to forget to report a harvested deer," Roe said. "With the online harvest reporting system, we have made completing this required task even easier. "Unfortunately, based on more than 28,000...

2010-12-08 13:52:00

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Users Renot16 and bhobbs earned MS-Sportsman.com prize packages today (Dec. 8) for winning the November installments of the Nikon Deer of the Year and Trail contests. Each winner moves on to the final voting session to be held in February to determine the overall contest winners. In the Nikon Deer of the Year Contest, Renot16 (known to family and friends as Matthew Renot) edged out the competition with 53 percent of the total votes for "Yazoo...

2010-12-07 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the moon affect the rut in Pennsylvania? How old do bucks get in Pennsylvania? Have you heard about the new Pennsylvania record buck? Where is the deer program headed for the next 10 years? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, take a moment and visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and you'll find answers to these and many other questions in the "Pennsylvania White-Tailed...

2010-11-24 08:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, joined by veterinarians and laboratory technicians from the Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of Agriculture, will continue its efforts, starting Nov. 30, to sample thousands of hunter-killed deer in order to assess whether there are any known cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Commonwealth. "For nearly a decade, we have tested hunter-killed deer, and have not found, confirmed...

2010-11-18 09:00:00

Park to Close to Regular Visitors on Dec. 2 and 9 MEDIA, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold regulated white-tailed deer hunting at Ridley Creek State Park on Dec. 2 and 9. The entire park, as well as a portion of Gradyville Road through the park, will be closed to the public on those days. The hunts will be conducted for antlered and anterless deer by permit only. Hunters were selected in a random drawing in...


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Greater Mouse Deer, Tragulus napu
2012-10-27 17:02:44

The greater mouse deer (Tragulus napu), also known as the napu or the greater Malay chevrotain, is a species of even-toed ungulate that can be found in Borneo, Sumatra, southern areas of Thailand and Myanmar, peninsular Malaysia, and small Indonesian and Malaysian islands. It also appears on an island off the shore of Singapore, where it was thought to be extinct. It prefers a habitat within lowland tropical and subtropical moist forests. Its scientific name Tragulus is derived from the Greek...

Lesser Mouse Deer, Tragulus kanchil
2012-10-27 16:58:26

The lesser mouse deer (Tragulus kanchil), also known as the lesser Malay chevrotain or the kanchil, is an even-toed ungulate that is native to Cambodia, Indochina, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sumatra, and Burma, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary forests in foothills or lowland areas. It can also be found on cultivated lands at elevations of up to 1,968 feet. Within these habitats, both arid and moist vegetation can be found, as well as mangrove forests. The lesser...

Java Mouse Deer, Tragulus javanicus
2012-10-27 14:42:32

The Java mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus) is an even-toed ungulate that can be found in forested areas of Java and possibly Bali. Its native range includes areas in Indonesia and Malaysia. It prefers a habitat at higher elevations, although it does appear at lower elevations between 1,312 and 2,296 feet. It is thought that other chevrotains may occur on the edges of this mouse deer’s habitat, making it a logical assumption that it appears in thick undergrowth like other mouse deer. The...

Pudú
2012-10-08 17:58:52

The pudú, also known as the püdü or püdu in the Mapudungun language, is a genus that holds two species of South American deer. These species are known as the southern pudú, which resides in a range that extends from southern Chile to southwestern Argentina, and the northern pudú, which resides in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Species in this genus prefer a habitat in temperate rainforests. In these areas, pudús use bamboo thickets and underbrush for protection. Pudús were first...

Fea's Muntjac, Muntiacus feae
2012-09-24 09:24:29

Fea’s muntjac (Muntiacus feae), also known as the Tenasserim muntjac, is a species of muntjac that resides in many areas including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and People's Republic of China. Although there is much debate regarding the range of the deer, it is most commonly accepted that it ranges from the Isthmus of Kra east and north to southern Myanmar and to the neighboring borders of Thailand. Because there have been many sightings of this species in other...

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