Missouri conservation officials are scaling back their recommendations for new regulations of deer farms and hunting preserves that were aimed at controlling disease but had prompted cost concerns.
With October approaching, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to watch out for deer.
Next time you’re driving around dawn or dusk, consider your chances of hitting a deer on the road. State Farm Insurance ranks Missouri 18th in the country for most deer collisions.
The legislation would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.
There may be fewer deer hunting permits available in your area this year.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.
Last year, the city approved $58,000 for White Buffalo Inc. to kill 125 deer but will be spending less this year, $40,000.
The annual firearm deer hunting season starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Then it picks up again for another four days between Dec. 5 and Dec. 8.
Swerving to avoid hitting a deer, a driver instead caused a crash that left one person dead and another seriously injured.
The illness, spread by the bite of a certain kind of gnat, has claimed more than 400 deer in Illinois this year, more than 2,000 last year.