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Deer harvest down in New York state (NCPR file photo)
Deer harvest down in New York state (NCPR file photo)

Deer Season Declines Dramatically, Second Straight Year

Hunters killed far fewer white-tail deer during the fall season. A report issued yesterday by New York state shows the total harvest dropping by roughly 100,000 deer over the last two years. As Brian Mann reports, state biologists say the dramatic change reflects a shrinking herd.  Go to full article

Adirondack Man Lobbies Against Deer Feeding Ban

Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Chronic Wasting Disease

This fatal disease affects deer populations, and is similar to Mad Cow Disease. So far, it has been found in the Western US, but not yet in New York State. Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the disease, it's transmission, and efforts being made to slow its spread.  Go to full article
CWD Infected Deer<br />Wisconsin DNR
CWD Infected Deer
Wisconsin DNR

Deer Disease ?Coming? Says New York Biologist

With deer hunting season in full swing, state scientists are watching closely for "chronic wasting disease" - a nervous system ailment that's spreading in deer herds in the West. So far, CWD hasn't been found in New York or Vermont, but researchers say it's only a matter of time. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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