deer

Deer hunting
4:51 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012

(via Flickr/Ian Sane)

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.

Jim Low with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says the extreme heat and drought last summer caused a drop in the deer population in northern and central Missouri.

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Chronic Wasting Disease
3:23 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo.

(via Flickr/Robert Scoble)

Conservation officials in Missouri want deer hunters to take precautions this fall in order to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

CWD cases are so far limited to a containment zone in north central Missouri, with the state's first documented case occurring three years ago.  Joe Jerek with the Missouri Department of Conservation says hunters should wear latex gloves when field-dressing a deer.

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Chronic Wasting Disease
7:34 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings

A deer runs for cover with white tail in the air.

A Missouri House interim committee heard testimony Monday on whether Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, poses a grave threat to the state's white tail deer and elk populations.

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Science
1:23 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Drought fueling deer disease in Illinois, Midwest

A map depicting the distribution of EHD disease by Illinois county so far in 2012.
(via Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

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.

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Morning round-up
9:15 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, January 16, 2011

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri on March 22, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Senators pushing legislation to make information available about grants and budget cuts

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.  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.

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Ellisville
11:16 am
Thu January 12, 2012

St. Louis County woman struck by deer while standing in parking lot

Deer may look cute, but a St. Louis County woman had a painful encounter with one this morning in Ellisville.
(via Flickr/Ian Sane)

Here's a strange, and painful-sounding, story out of Ellisville this morning for you:

A 53-year-old St. Louis County woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in the head by a deer.

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.

The woman is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Her name has not been released.

Deer hunting
3:18 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Unusual antlered does reported to MDC by Mo. deer hunters

Deer hunters display their unusual find - a female deer with developed antlers.
(via Missouri Department of Conservation/Amy Nold)

Some Missouri deer hunters made unexpected discoveries while hunting this fall. Five female deer have been reported by hunters 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.

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Deer Hunting
2:24 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Deer hunters take 66,500 deer over 1st weekend in Ill.

(via Flickr/Robert Scoble)

Illinois hunters harvested more than 66,500 deer during the state's opening firearm season.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the preliminary total includes deer harvest from Friday through Sunday.

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.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, October 13, 2011

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte (L) and Jon Jay celebrate a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 12, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Cardinals win Game 3 of NLCS

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.

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.

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Deer Population Control
3:55 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

St. Louis suburbs move to control deer numbers using sharpshooting, bow hunting

(via Flickr/Robert Scoble)

Officials in two suburbs of St. Louis have approved policies to control the deer populations.

Aldermen in the St. Louis County community of Town and Country voted 7-1 Monday for a six-month sharpshooting program. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the contract will go to White Buffalo Inc., the deer management firm that performed euthanasia and sterilization under previous city contracts.

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