A New Clue in the Unsolved Mystery of Bullwinkle Deer

We now know the guilty bacteria causing the condition that for at least 18 years has been transforming a few, rare, unlucky whitetails into Bullwinkle Deer. But that’s about all we know. Mannheimia granulomatis is confirmed as the bacteria that causes the inflammation, so the moose-like swelling of the faces of the victims is a …

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Reverse-facing Lightbar Helps Reduce Deer Vehicle Accidents

Many areas within the whitetail’s range have abundant deer herds.  As amazing as whitetails are, they can unfortunately cause damage to forests, agricultural crops, landscaping and especially to vehicles.  State Farm Insurance estimates drivers had over 1.9 million deer vehicle accidents (DVAs) from 2018-19.  My home state of Pennsylvania routinely leads the nation in DVAs, …

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Whitetail Rodeo

Author’s Note: I wrote this article for the February 2008 issue of Quality Whitetails magazine based on a day in October 2007 when I witnessed deer research in action, South Texas style. The photos are mine, including some taken when I had the rare opportunity to ride in one of the helicopters. It was one …

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4 Reasons We Can’t Forget Does in the Fight Against CWD

There’s still much we do not know about chronic wasting disease (CWD), but we uncover new secrets annually and provide managers with new insights to better manage deer herds afflicted with this devastating disease. One fact is becoming more prominent: Even though bucks contract CWD at higher rates than does, it is a mistake to …

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