Freak Buck Had Corneal Dermoids. Yes, Hairy Eyeballs.

In the first 6 months that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offered a new “Report Sick Deer” button on their website, the hotline netted one of the weirdest sick whitetails in history, one of only two known cases ever documented. I’ve reported on a lot of weird deer in my career as a hunting journalist, …

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9 Facts About Targeted Removal for Fighting CWD

As deer hunting seasons close around the nation each year, some wildlife agencies in states that are fighting outbreaks of chronic wasting disease (CWD) gear up for an effort to fight the disease through a technique known as post-season “targeted removal” or “targeted culling.” There is much misinformation about this approach, and deer hunters need …

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CWD Roundup – January 2021

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided alphabetically by state and province. Arkansas A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Logan County on October 18 tested positive for …

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What is wrong with this buck’s leg?

On December 30, NDA member Jay Thompson got a chance to pull memory cards from his trail-cameras in South Carolina, and the photo you see above stood out for obvious reasons. Taken a month earlier on November 30, a series of three photos showed a young buck hobbling along with a seriously maimed or deformed …

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The 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade

I had the pleasure of giving one of the educational seminars at NDA’s Whitetail Weekend this spring, right before all heck broke loose with COVID-19. My talk led day one and was entitled the 20 Biggest Deer Research Discoveries of the Last Decade. I poured my heart into it, diving deep into the deer research …

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