Latest White-tailed deer Stories

2009-09-15 14:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /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 for...

2009-06-23 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has posted the 2009 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) reports, including their recommendations for deer population changes, on the agency's website. Five CACs were conducted in 2009 in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 1A, 2E, 3A, 4A and 5B. To view the reports, visit the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "White-Tailed Deer" icon in the center of the homepage, select "Citizen Advisory...

2009-05-04 08:59:47

Understanding deer preferences for trees, shrubs can increase grower revenues The nontimber forest products industry has been growing rapidly since the mid-1980s, contributing billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. Examples of nontimber forest products (NTFP) include edibles such as fruits and nuts, medicinal and herbal products, and specialty floral and decorative products. Standouts in the NTFP industry include U.S.-grown herbs used to satisfy increasing consumer demand for...

2009-02-02 13:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's 2008 Big Game Scoring Program are featured in the February issue of the agency's monthly magazine, Pennsylvania Game News, which also includes stories of how most of the top deer, bear and elk trophies were taken. In 1965, the Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA) started the big game measuring program to showcase the outstanding big game hunting opportunities...

2008-10-01 12:00:14

J. P. King Auction Company, the nation's leading real estate auction marketing firm specializing in luxury properties is managing the sale of Minnesota's Blackduck Bear and Deer Land. It consists of 2,120+/- acres of recreational hunting land for bear and white tail deer. Twelve tracts are being offered with 1000+/- acres selling absolute to the highest bidders. The auction will take place at Eagle Forest Acres on Saturday, October 11th at 1 p.m. Tract sizes range from 80+/- acres to...

2005-10-28 18:25:00

ST. LOUIS -- Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads. A team led by Josh Millspaugh, assistant professor of natural resources, mounted small, wireless video cameras on three white-tailed deer, then collected more than 200 hours of "deercam" video, giving a deer's-eye view as the animals ate, slept, sparred, played, even mutually...

2005-10-21 19:39:35

MADISON -- White-tailed deer, it seems, are homebodies. That is the upshot of an intensive study of the traveling behaviors of 173 radio-collared white-tailed deer in south central Wisconsin. The new results, which surprised researchers by revealing how little deer move about the landscape, are important because they may help researchers and wildlife managers better understand how chronic wasting disease (CWD) spreads. "They are using small home ranges and not traveling long distances,"...

Latest White-tailed deer Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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)...

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....

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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