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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
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2 months ago

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Robert Connery

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.
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2 months ago

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Do they deer paddle 🙂 or do they find shallow crossing points?

Great information. Thank you

Journ Scheel

Rex

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Photos are from the spring Fort Drum deer camera survey.
To see more check out instagram.com/fortdrumdeer
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2 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Photos are from the spring Fort Drum deer camera survey. 
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Happy Thanksgiving

We found out about another incredible long distance dispersal of >30 miles this week. The doe was part of our fawn survival studies that were conducted in 2015-2017. It will be awhile before I can narrow down which individual it is. This a great reminder of why it's important to keep your eye out if you hunt off post. Please submit any sightings of tagged or collared deer at fortdrumdeer.org/tagreport . Please also submit tissue samples from deer harvested off post. More info can be found on the site. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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She made it over the razor wire

So are they heading to the Seguin farm?

We had a deer from one of your studies in Mooers Forks a few years ago. We were in touch with you for a few days but nothing since.

It’s been seen 2 x about two weeks ago

Harvest Update: 16 Deer have been harvested in the cantonment area so far
-11 Does, 5 Bucks

We have also had 5 tissue samples submitted from the training area and surrounding communities. Please encourage your friends that hunt off post to submit samples. Information can be found at fortdrumdeer.org
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3 months ago

Harvest Update: 16 Deer have been harvested in the cantonment area so far
-11 Does, 5 Bucks

We have also had 5 tissue samples submitted from the training area and surrounding communities. Please encourage your friends that hunt off post to submit samples. Information can be found at fortdrumdeer.org
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