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2011-04-29 12:22:00

Conservationists should consult prehistoric record to help make best decisions for animals and environment According to prehistoric records, elk roamed the northwestern part of Missouri until 1865. Now, the Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to reintroduce elk, but this time in the southeast part of the state. While a University of Missouri anthropologist believes the reintroduction is good for elk, tourism and the economy, he said the effort may have unintended negative...

2011-04-22 07:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2010 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian. In 2010, 3,882 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the ninth year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 30,000 deer have been tested. CWD was not detected in any...

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...

2010-12-07 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...

2010-11-30 06:15:00

KNOXVILLE, TN, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Xinergy Ltd. ("Xinergy" or "the Company") announced today the signing of a purchase agreement to acquire 1,852,367 membership units (common equity) of Elk Horn Coal Company, LLC ("Elk Horn"), located in eastern Kentucky.  Elk Horn is a private entity engaged in the leasing of its coal reserves to other parties that mine, prepare, and market the coal. Its properties consist of mineral rights to 153,600 acres of coal bearing land. The...

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...

2010-11-17 10:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two questions many hunters want to know about a deer they harvest is how old is it and much does it weigh. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, through its website, is offering some free tools to guide hunters in determining the answer to these two questions. To help hunters learn how Game Commission biologists determine the age of a white-tailed deer, the agency has posted a link to a seven-minute and 38-second video on its website...

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2010-11-11 06:35:00

There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments, researchers concluded in a recent study, which examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia. In each case, the major predators help control the populations of their prey, scientists said. But through what's been called the "ecology of fear" they also affect the behavior of the prey, with ripple impacts on other...

2010-11-08 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today unveiled an updated plan designed prevent the spread of a disease that threatens the state's deer and elk populations but poses no threat to humans. The officials said the improved Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, response plan is part of the state's ongoing aggressive efforts to prevent the disease from establishing itself in...


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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