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November 17, 2022

Saving America’s Micro Deer

The Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) is the smallest whitetail subspecies topping out at 60 pounds and living exclusively in their namesake islands on the Florida coast. Seeing a herd of Key deer on my honeymoon in […]
November 14, 2022

What Are Those White Sheep In The Hill Country?

Emails coming into Texas Fish & Game to identify wildlife or answer various questions related to distribution of certain species are commonplace. We welcome them and appreciate the opportunity to dialogue with our audience. We recently […]
November 10, 2022

University of Washington: Tweaking Daylight Savings Time Could Stop Many Deer Collissions

In much of the United States, there is a twice-yearly shift in timekeeping between standard time and daylight saving time, or DST, which delays both sunrise and sunset to make mornings darker and evenings brighter. Recently, […]
November 10, 2022

Deer Processor Busted In Major Incident

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife recently closed the adjudication phase of one of Ohio’s largest white-tailed deer commercialization cases, spanning four counties and two states. The case primarily concerned a particular […]
October 27, 2022

NWTF-Texas Makes Big Conservation Donation

The NWTF Texas State Chapter recently met in New Braunfels to review Hunting Heritage Super Fund project proposals for 2023 funding awards. After the reviewing and ranking process, proposals were presented to and approved by the NWTF Texas Board of […]
October 27, 2022

Feds Change Definition Of Habitat

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service will rescind a final rule, published in December 2020, which established a regulatory definition of “habitat” specific to designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. […]
October 26, 2022

Think Black Bears Don’t Get Big? Think Again!

A monster black bear has been captured and relocated in Tennessee. A 500-pound black bear living near Tusculum college in Greeneville had become habituated to human and unnatural foods and was relocated to a remote area […]
October 26, 2022

Asian Wildlife Thriving Near Humans

Some of Asia’s largest animals, including tigers and elephants, are defying 12,000 years of extinction trends by thriving alongside humans, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed. Researchers scoured paleontological records to compare the historic distribution […]
October 20, 2022

Elk Photos Captured In Hill Country

A few weeks ago, we put out the word for free-ranging elk photos in the Texas Hill Country. This is the first shot we got. It’s from Kennth Johnson and he got this near Rock Springs, […]
October 20, 2022

Grizzly Attacks Two Men In Wyoming

Two men were injured by a grizzly bear while recreating south of Cody on Saturday, Oct. 15. One victim was flown by helicopter to an area hospital, and the second victim was transported by ambulance to […]