deer

Wildlife Officials Hold Public Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Monday afternoon, State Wildlife officials held an information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease affecting several species of the deer family, including the prized white-tailed deer. CWD has not been found in Alabama, but it has been found in 25 states including Mississippi and Tennessee. In 2018, a case was reported in Northern Mississippi….

Alabama Offers New License for Bait Hunting of Deer and Pigs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A new license allowing bait to be used in the hunting of white-tailed deer and feral pigs in Alabama is now on sale. Al.com reports that the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is issuing the annual bait privilege license after a new law was passed. The Alabama Legislature approved the baited hunting measure last…

Headless Deer Carcasses on County Road 3 in Autaugaville, Meat Untouched

Someone is killing deer in Autaugaville , cutting off heads, and leaving the whole carcass on the side of the road. Luther Atwell made the discovery when driving back from visiting a friend on County Road 3.  “You got people out here  killing deer and just throwing them out after they cut the heads off. I mean its unreal.” The…

EXTRA: Chronic Wasting Disease

Alabama Wildlife officials are fighting to keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Alabama.  There have been three confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mississippi this year.  The most recent cases were confirmed this fall and the proximity to the Alabama border is causing concern. It’s compared to Mad Cow Disease but for deer;   Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal…

Alabama drivers urged to be cautious during deer season

Alabama drivers have a one in 135 chance of hitting a deer during deer season. A recent study released by State Farm places Alabama as one of the top states for vehicle accidents involving deer. Alabama came in 22nd on the list, with numbers claiming drivers have a one in 135 chance of hitting a deer in the state. Greenville…

Alabama Drivers Advised to Watch Out for Deer

Alabama motorists are getting a costly reminder to look out for deer while driving. State Farm, Alabama’s largest auto insurer, says in a statement that there were 28,794 insurance claims connected to deer collisions from July 2015 to the end of June. The company says one in 135 Alabama drivers are likely to collide with a deer – a figure…