Please help us learn more about Fort Drum's bear population!🐻 ... See MoreSee Less
We are prepping over 1200 deer tissue samples from the last 6 years for their genetic analysis. ... See MoreSee Less
Please post your findings.
What for y'all killed all the deer 😥
Tune in tomorrow, December 10th at 10am, for a Facebook LIVE Q&A about the release of the Draft Deer Management Plan for New York with staff from our wildlife office. Have comments for our staff about the draft plan? Leave them in the comments below or ask during the live broadcast!
DEC has announced the release of a draft Deer Management Plan for New York State for public review and comment. The plan builds upon the progress made by DEC's first deer management plan, released in 2011, and will guide DEC's deer management actions to balance natural resource protection, public safety, and recreational and economic interests for the next 10 years. The draft plan is available on DEC's website and public comments will be accepted through December 28, 2020: www.dec.ny.gov/press/121863.html
📷: Catskill Wagyu ... See MoreSee Less
I've spent the last couple days tracking down buck 646. He had spent several days crossing back and forth across Black River. I finally found the collar and it appears he drowned on his final crossing at the spot in the first photo. He was originally captured in a drop net 3/31/2019 3.5 miles away on post by the Mt Belvedere shopette. This is only the second deer to have drowned on the project and the other one was fleeing into a lake after being injured by a coyote.
Prior to the GPS collar study we didn't know how frequently Fort Drum deer crossed Black River. We've now had 4 collared deer cross it including 2 does that left post, crossed the river, spent time outside of post, only to cross it back, and come back onto post.
We've also publicly shared the information about Buck 18 that was born on post in 2015, swam across the St. Lawrence, and was harvested in Kingston, Ontario in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Do they deer paddle 🙂 or do they find shallow crossing points?
Great information. Thank you