February 8, 2016

Deer more mobile with less snow, cold

From Dec. 1 to Jan. 15, a total of 20 deer-car accidents in Farmington have been reported to the local police department, Bonnie Pomeroy, Farmington Police Department secretary, said. Source: Deer more mobile with less snow, cold | Sun Journal Share

Warden service investigating killing of doe

ST. ALBANS, Maine — Officials from the Maine Warden Service are investigating the killing of a doe in Somerset County earlier this month. Cpl. John MacDonald said the adult doe was shot and killed on Jan. 8, and was part of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s winter severity study on white-tailed deer. […]

Piebald Whitetail Deer Herd

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Severe Winters, Warming Climate, Non-Evolving Moose – All At The Same Time

*Editor’s Note* – Don’t ever let facts get in the way of a made-up newspaper article aimed at selling copies. It is a shame that journalists are nonexistent, replaced by copy and paste robots. It is no secret that moose are not great “groomers.” Neither are deer when you compare them to a monkey! The […]

Deer Fearless, Bears Afraid, Pesticides Banned, Lyme Disease Promoted

Furthering the substantiation that the world has gone mad, I read of a town in Oregon where people are trying to figure out, “how to deal with droves of fearless deer.” Officials say, “The deer have no fear of humans” and “Deer just live there.” The same officials say that when there are too many deer sharing […]

Maine game wardens host regional conference on poaching

*Editor’s Note* – To make such a claim that the same number of deer are tagged in Maine legally as are taken illegally, requires some serious proof. First, the Maine Warden Service should define exactly what, in their professional standards, “poaching” is, and how that is used to illegally kill deer. Then, provide something more […]

Rare “Piebald” Deer Seen on Deer Isle, Maine

Scientifically called a piebald deer, the rare white deer with brown spots was noticed by a resident of Little Deer Isle over the weekend. Share

Islesboro grapples over deer hunt — again

ISLESBORO, Maine — Along with flowers, warm breezes and visitors from other states, warm weather on Islesboro brings worries about ticks, Lyme disease and, by most accounts, an overabundance of deer on the picturesque Maine island community. Earlier this month, residents voted 45 to 27 at a special town meeting […] Source: Islesboro grapples over […]

Repeating Outcome-Based Post-Normal Science Doesn’t Make it True

In the June 2015 edition of Whitetail Journal, there’s an article about the affects coyotes are having on deer populations nationwide. Essentially the article is not very helpful to anyone wishing to know facts about predators and prey, their relationships, and all the things that effect those relationships. The article boldly states that, “The data […]

Wein plan would concentrate on cull

Deer & Tick Committee member Marc Wein wants to reshuffle the allocation of money from 4-posters to culling of deer. Source: Wein plan would concentrate on cull | Shelter Island Reporter Share