deer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/november-deer-harvest-down-year-2012 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of deer in Missouri harvested by hunters using firearms this November is down, compared to a year ago, and last year's drought and heat wave may have played a key role.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Low with the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)</a> says the extreme heat and drought last summer caused a drop in the deer population in northern and central Missouri.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:51:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012 Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deer-hunters-asked-help-prevent-spread-chronic-wasting-disease-mo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservation officials in Missouri want deer hunters to take precautions this fall in order to prevent the spread of <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer-hunting/deer-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease">Chronic Wasting Disease</a>.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:23:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo. Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-mo-deer-elk-threatened-chronic-wasting-disease-mo-house-committee-begins-hearings <p>A Missouri House interim committee&nbsp;heard testimony Monday on whether <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer-hunting/deer-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease">Chronic Wasting Disease</a>, or CWD, poses a grave threat to the state's white tail deer and elk populations.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:34:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings Drought fueling deer disease in Illinois, Midwest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-fueling-deer-disease-illinois-midwest <p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says drought is fueling an outbreak of a fatal deer disease in southern and central Illinois and surrounding states.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:23:09 +0000 The Associated Press 4519 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought fueling deer disease in Illinois, Midwest Morning headlines: Monday, January 16, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-16-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Senators pushing legislation to make information available about grants and budget cuts</strong></p><p>The legislation would require details about federal grants worth at least $1 million to be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is an online tool for tracking state expenses.&nbsp; It also would require the governor to post a daily report on that website listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:15:38 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 16, 2011 St. Louis County woman struck by deer while standing in parking lot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-woman-struck-deer-while-standing-parking-lot <p>Here&#39;s a strange, and painful-sounding, story out of Ellisville this morning for you:</p><p>A 53-year-old St. Louis County woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in the head by a deer.</p><p>Authorities say the woman was standing in a service station parking lot in Ellisville when two deer ran through the lot. One of them ran into the woman, knocking her to the ground. The animal then bounded into an insurance company window.</p><p>The woman is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Her name has not been released.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:16:49 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2845 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County woman struck by deer while standing in parking lot Unusual antlered does reported to MDC by Mo. deer hunters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unusual-antlered-does-reported-mdc-mo-deer-hunters <p>Some Missouri deer hunters made unexpected discoveries while hunting this fall. Five female deer have been reported&nbsp;by hunters&nbsp;to the Missouri Department of Conservation sporting fully formed antlers. The antlered deer, analyzed by MDC Resource Scientist Emily Flinn, appear to be externally female. Flinn specializes in deer biology and says this phenomenon all comes down to hormones.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:18:21 +0000 Alex Taylor 2566 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unusual antlered does reported to MDC by Mo. deer hunters Deer hunters take 66,500 deer over 1st weekend in Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deer-hunters-take-66500-deer-over-1st-weekend-ill <p>Illinois hunters harvested more than 66,500 deer during the state&#39;s opening firearm season.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the preliminary total includes deer harvest from Friday through Sunday.</p><p>It is about 1,500 fewer deer than were taken during the first weekend harvest in 2010. Pike County had the most deer taken with 1,917. Adams County came in second, followed in order by Fulton, JoDaviess and Jefferson counties.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:24:46 +0000 The Associated Press 2543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deer hunters take 66,500 deer over 1st weekend in Ill. Morning headlines: Thursday, October 13, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-october-13-2011 <p><strong>Cardinals win Game 3 of NLCS</strong></p><p>Albert Pujols hit an RBI double during a four-run first inning and the St. Louis bullpen bailed out ChrisCarpenter as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 last night for a 2-1 edge in the NL championship series.</p><p>In a matchup of aces, neither Carpenter nor 17-game Yovani Gallardo made it past the fifth. The one-run lead Carpenter handed over was just enough, as four relievers combined for four perfect innings.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:22:49 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, October 13, 2011 St. Louis suburbs move to control deer numbers using sharpshooting, bow hunting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-suburbs-move-control-deer-numbers-using-sharpshooting-bow-hunting <p>Officials in two suburbs of St. Louis have approved policies to control the deer populations.</p><p>Aldermen in the St. Louis County community of Town and Country voted 7-1 Monday for a six-month sharpshooting program. The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_3e20938d-2309-5dc4-86ef-aa8684274379.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the contract will go to White Buffalo Inc., the deer management firm that performed euthanasia and sterilization under previous city contracts.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:55:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2227 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis suburbs move to control deer numbers using sharpshooting, bow hunting