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Deer harvests up amid pandemic

In the midst of the pandemic, hunters harvested the most deer in nearly a decade. According to the National Deer Association’s annual Deer Report, hunters harvested an estimated 6.3 million white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) during

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Omicron variant appears in deer

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s the first time the highly-contagious variant has been detected in wildlife and suggests the deer caught

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COVID virus found in Canadian deer

After the virus that causes COVID-19 showed up among white-tailed deer in the United States, scientists have detected it among wild deer in Canada. Tests of hunter-harvested deer have shown the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in

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CWD found in Alabama deer

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested deer in northwestern Alabama, making it the 28th state where CWD has been documented. The disease has also been detected in four Canadian provinces. The fatal