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2012-12-11 16:24:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed that Chronic Wasting Disease was not detected in an escaped deer known by its farm tag "Purple 4." The doe escaped from an unlicensed deer farm in Alexandria, Huntingdon County. "Purple 4" was shot by a hunter last month and tested at the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Laboratory. The Huntington County deer was linked to the New Oxford, Adams County deer farm where...

Elk Bones Reveal History Of A Species
2012-12-10 14:46:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conservationists typically rely on direct observation, whether from the air or the ground, to understand how different species use the land in their habitat, but a new method from a University of Cincinnati professor could give them another way to gain insight into species land use. According to the November cover article for the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology, Josh Miller assessed elk habitats use in Yellowstone...

2012-12-06 16:23:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed that Chronic Wasting Disease was not found in an escaped deer known by its farm tag "Pink 23." The doe was part of a New Oxford, Adams County, deer farm where the disease was first detected. The deer escaped its farm at 1491 New Chester Road, New Oxford, in mid-October when officials were removing the herd for testing. The doe was shot last month on an adjoining deer farm...

2012-11-26 20:21:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A doe that escaped from a quarantined Adams County deer farm in October was shot by a hunter today and is now being tested for Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The deer, known as "Pink 23" because of its pink farm tag, was shot and killed this morning on a farm at 1305 New Chester Road, New Oxford. The doe escaped as officials removed the herd for testing from a farm at 1491 New Chester...

2012-11-15 16:24:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that 52 elk were harvested by the 65 hunters awarded elk licenses for the recently concluded 2012 elk hunt, which was held Nov. 5-10. Of that total, 19 were antlered and 33 were antlerless. The heaviest antlered elk was taken by Richard Tratthen, Jr., of Scott Township, Lackawanna County. He took a 840-pound (estimated live weight), 8x8 on Nov. 7, in Jay Township, Elk County....

2012-11-15 16:24:39

Hunters in Adams/York counties plan to hunt deer; Statewide sample collection to continue HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the two-week firearms deer season (Nov. 26-Dec. 8) just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is preparing for its annual statewide sample collection of hunter-killed deer to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) is present in the wild deer populations. However, this effort has taken on a new level of focus...

2012-11-07 12:28:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the state's second positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease on a deer farm in Adams County. Other deer on the farm that were tested did not have the disease. The second deer, a white-tailed buck, tested positive at 1491 New Chester Road, New Oxford. This is the same location of the state's first infected deer in October. In addition to the New Oxford farm, the agriculture...

2012-10-26 15:20:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Southcentral Region Director Brad Myers today announced the agency has established check station hours for those hunters who harvest a deer within the 600-square-mile Disease Management Area (DMA) in Adams and York counties. The check station is at the Game Commission maintenance building on State Game Land 249, 1070 Lake Meade Road, East Berlin, Adams County. GPS coordinates for the building are: -77.07280...

2012-10-17 15:23:17

Deer feeding banned in DMA; check station established for hunters in DMA HARRISBURG, Pa. , Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a continuing response to the recent confirmation of Pennsylvania's first case of chronic wasting disease of a captive-born and raised deer on a farm in Adams County, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today issued an Executive Order outlining a disease management area (DMA), which carries special restrictions in relation to deer...

2012-10-15 15:23:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To outline steps to monitor the state's wild deer populations for the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD), officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and state Department of Agriculture will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Bermudian Springs High School auditorium, 7335 Carlisle Pike, York Springs, Adams County. Staff from the two agencies will provide background information on CWD,...


Latest Elk Reference Libraries

Stag-Moose, Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose became extinct during the mass extinction of large mammals that occurred in the last Ice Age on North...

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2007-12-21 13:38:46

The Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), is the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf in North America. Until recent times, the Mexican Gray Wolf ranged the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts from central Mexico to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and central Arizona. By the turn of the 20th century, reduction of natural prey like deer and elk caused many wolves to begin attacking domestic livestock, which led to intensive efforts by government agencies and...

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2007-06-25 08:38:54

Thorold's Deer, Cervus albirostris, also known as the White-lipped Deer, is native to China. It lives in the high and cold grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, in Eastern Tibet and the Qinghai Province. It is distantly related to the Central Asian Deer and the Wapiti. It is one of the largest deer species measuring up to 6 feet long and weighing up to 500 lb. Male deer have 5 pronged antlers (5 points on each antler) that may measure 4 feet. This deer, like the Wapiti, is predominantly a...

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2006-12-12 11:32:09

The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. The species is most common east of the American cordillera, and is absent from much of the western United States, including Nevada, Utah and California. There are populations of Arizona (couesi) and Carmen Mountain's (carminis)...

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2006-12-12 11:16:00

The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions. There is a separate species known as the Siberian Roe Deer (Capreolus pygargus) that is found from the Ural Mountains to as far east as China and Siberia. The two species meet at the Caucasus Mountains, with the European species occupying the southern flank of the mountain ranges and adjacent Asia Minor and the Siberian species occupying the northern flank of the mountain ranges....

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