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Photo: <a href="">Joe Mazzola</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Joe Mazzola, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY agency reports preliminary deer hunting results

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State wildlife managers tallying results of the 2013 big game season say it looks like hunters killed slightly more deer than last year, but not enough to meet population reduction goals in targeted areas.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the number of deer killed in the Southern Zone, which is most of the state, looks like it's about 1 percent higher than last year.  Go to full article

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"Oddball" deer illness sparks probe

State officials are investigating the death of a deer in the town of Thurman in Warren County that appears to have been infected with an uncommon bacteria. The animal was spotted in December by hunters, still alive but suffering from obvious distress. Last week, researchers who conducted a necropsy identified what appeared to be a bacteria infection.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Antlers and horns

Horns and antlers are more than different variations on animal head gear. Antlers are temporary and contain no actual bone. Horns are for keeps. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss pointy-headed creatures.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: eye shine

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about eye shine, and why some animals' eyes reflect light and others' don't.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Hidden Life of Deer"

In the North Country, we see whitetail deer grazing in fields and leaping across roads at dusk. Author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas sees far more than that. Betsy Kepes reviews her new book, The Hidden Life of Deer, Lessons form a Natural World.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Deer in Winter

Deer usually yard up in the winter, living in groups in cedar swamps and other locales where browse is plentiful. But when the pickings (and the deer) grow thin, they'll graze as high as they can reach, right up to the wall of your house. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about whitetails and white weather.  Go to full article

Story 2.0: pursuing a deer disease, and those who ate the venison chili

To kick off the new year, we begin a new occasional series. It's called Story 2.0. We'll review stories our news team has filed in the past. Then we'll follow up with the people we interviewed to find out what's happened since. Today, chronic wasting disease. The fatal deer disease was discovered in two wild deer in Oneida County in April 2005. It was the first time it had been found east of Illinois. Wildlife officials were worried the disease would spread throughout the deer herd in New York and the Northeast. But so far, no new cases have been found. Chronic wasting disease has no known effect on people. All the same, it rattled some when it was discovered that one of the contaminated deer was served at the Verona Fire Department's sportsmen's dinner. David Sommerstein traveled to Verona for our story back in 2005. He updates the story with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

New "Deer Crossing" technology

Every year there are about 1.5 million deer-car accidents. Now highway officials are testing a new system to cut down on those accidents. Rebecca Williams has more.  Go to full article

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