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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,...

2012-10-11 11:26:49

Adams County Captive Deer Tests Positive; No Evidence of Effect on Humans Editor's Note: Agriculture Secretary George Greig and other officials will hold a press conference to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Capitol Media Center. HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams...

2012-10-01 10:21:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, today announced that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed as the cause of death for a deer in Montgomery County. On Sept. 11, the agency received the carcass of a female deer that had died on the grounds of the Graterford State Correctional Institute, Skippack Township. The deer was one of 19 found to date by the prison's mounted patrol. The deer...

2012-09-19 02:22:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officers are investigating the cause of death for nearly a dozen white-tailed deer found by agency employees on the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area in North Shenango Township, Crawford County. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected, which has been confirmed in Beaver and Westmoreland counties and is suspected in Allegheny and Cambria counties. Game Commission biologists will...

2012-09-18 02:20:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today advised motorists to slow down after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of having a close encounter with a white-tailed deer. Deer collisions are an annual occurrence that will continue through Thanksgiving week and begin to slow down in mid-December. For the sake of public safety, the Game Commission is urging motorists to drive cautiously...

2012-08-23 06:22:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers are investigating the cause of death for more than 35 white-tailed deer in Beaver and Cambria counties. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is suspected. Game Commission biologists recently submitted three samples for testing from deer found in Greene Township and Ohioville Borough in Beaver County (one male and one female), and Summerhill Township in Cambria...

2012-06-15 10:22:08

FRANKLIN, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Allegro, following up on a number of anonymous tips, tracked down the individual who illegally owned a wallaby that was captured on May 30, along King Road near Cambridge Springs, Crawford County. On June 11, WCO Allegro filed charges against Corry A. Lewis, age 22, of North East, Erie County, before District Judge Lincoln S. Zilhaver, of Saegertown, Crawford...

2012-05-21 06:20:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today urged motorists to stay alert and slow down when driving after dusk and before dawn to reduce their risk of colliding with a white-tailed deer. "Each spring, deer congregate on the grassy areas along the state's busy highways, and cover greater distances in search of food," Roe said. "This activity makes vehicle collisions with deer all but inevitable. "For the sake...

2012-05-16 06:22:29

No good comes from mothering nature anywhere in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's an annual chapter in nature that begins in May, peaks in early June and always goes largely and surprisingly unnoticed. But with time, the annual birth of hundreds of thousands of white-tailed deer has the potential to influence the lives of most Pennsylvanians and many wildlife species. Whitetails represent one of the Commonwealth's most vibrant and valuable...

2012-05-09 10:21:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs) Rodney P. Mee and Rob Minnich recently filed charges on two Tioga County residents for a weekend poaching spree in which a total of eight whitetail deer were found shot and left lay to rot. Beginning on Friday morning, Feb. 24, through Monday morning, Feb. 27, Zachary Ryan Zimmers, 21, and Michael Wayne Hinman, 24, both of Morris Run, were out driving around, spotting...


Latest White-tailed deer Reference Libraries

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2007-12-21 13:36:58

The Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon), is an endangered subspecies of the Gray Wolf and is native to North America. "Timber Wolf" was once referred to any North American wolf that lived within forested areas, but this designation has been more recently reserved for this particular subspecies of gray wolf. The Eastern Timber Wolf is one of the larger subspecies of gray wolves, especially in length, which generally varies from 58.5 to 70 inches, including the tail. Larger individuals...

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2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

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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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2006-11-11 18:14:40

The Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. It gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Its closest relative is the Black-tailed Deer. The two species often share natural habitats, and can be mistaken for one another. The most noticeable differences between the two are the color of their tails, and their antlers. The Mule Deer's tail is black tipped. Mule Deer antlers "fork" as they grow rather than growing and expanding forward....

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2005-06-08 20:25:32

The Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium), is an endangered species of deer that lives only in the Florida Keys. It is considered a subspecies of the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The deer can be recognized by its characteristic small size. Adult males (also known as bucks) usually weigh from 55 to 75 pounds (25 to 34 kg) and stand about 30 inches (76 cm) tall at the shoulder. Females (also known as does) usually weigh between 45 and 65 pounds (20 to 29 kg) and stand an...

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