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2012-03-14 09:46:58

AgriLife Research scientists develop new, more accurate technique for determining age of white-tailed deer Researchers at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have developed a more accurate technique than traditional methods for estimating the age of white-tailed bucks, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist at the center. "South Texas is famous for producing trophy white-tailed deer," said Dr. Susan Cooper, AgriLife Research associate professor and lead...

2012-01-09 10:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2012 /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, Feb. 11, 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...

2011-11-23 08:00:00

Personal injury lawyer Steven Gursten gives advice on what to do if hitting a deer is inevitable and how to avoid deer vehicle collisions Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 Deer season is here, which means deer running into highways and onto roads â” and causing deer car accidents, says Steven M. Gursten, personal injury lawyer and head of Michigan Auto Law. According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, Michigan has more than 60,000 deer-car accidents every...

2011-11-16 07:42:00

Agency also offers free tools to estimate deer age and weight HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two things many hunters want to know about almost any deer they take are its age and weight. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, through its website, is offering some free tools to guide hunters in determining their deer's age and weight. To help hunters learn how Game Commission biologists determine the age of a white-tailed deer, the agency has posted a link to a...

2011-09-21 13:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /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 after dark...

2011-09-16 10:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that test results from a wild deer have confirmed that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been found in Northampton County. This sample was collected Aug. 18. EHD also has been confirmed in captive deer in Northampton County in the vicinity of the wild deer. Additionally, one captive deer in Erie County was confirmed to have died of EHD, based on a sample collected Aug....

2011-08-31 20:18:35

A new birth control vaccine for white-tailed deer – a growing nuisance in urban areas for gardens and landscaping – eliminates the dangerous reproductive behavior behind the annual autumn surge in automobile-deer collisions. The vaccine, just becoming commercially available in some states, was the topic of a report here today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Named GonaCon, the vaccine also shows promise for reducing or...

2011-06-13 15:17:00

Program Again Seeks Balance Between Healthy Forest Habitat, Deer Populations HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deer hunters again will find greater hunting opportunities in state forests and parklands participating in the Game Commission's Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP. The DMAP areas allow hunters an additional week of antlerless hunting opportunities in the participating areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' website will...

2011-05-11 07:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11, 2011 /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...

2011-03-29 09:00:00

HAMDEN, Conn., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no joke that deer love to feast on the tender new plants that emerge in the spring, but there's no better time than April 1st to begin protecting your garden by fooling potential problem animals like deer and rabbits. "There's no better way to 'fool' a deer out of your garden than to trigger their natural fear instinct, and Shake-Away products take advantage of this defense mechanism to keep deer away from your valuable plantings," said...


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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