Tag Archives: deer

Drivers Beware Of Migrating Animals

deer-vs-carWith fall in the air and winter on the horizon Colorado drivers need to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Fall is the breeding season for elk, deer and moose so they are especially active during this time period. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be deterred by traffic. Bears are also Continue reading

Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number Continue reading

Multiple Factors Affecting Mule Deer

MULE DEERThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife is learning about the complexity of managing the mule deer population after participating in two separate studies.  One recently published in Global Change Biology today, analyzed the correlation between weather, energy development and residential development and the number of young mule deer that survive the winter months in particular areas of Colorado.  The observational study found that as residential development increased, the Continue reading

Car Catches Fire On Highway 40

craig-fire-rescue-300A vehicle caught fire Friday night, after striking a deer on Highway 40 about 13 miles west of Craig. The accident, which occurred around 11:30, caused issues with the engine resulting in it catching fire. The driver of the vehicle was Continue reading

Deer Discovered With Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseA deer that was infected with Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials near Montrose. The deer that died on private property in the area last spring, was analyzed by Colorado States western slope veterinary lab. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease that causes deer, Continue reading

Feeding Big Game Deadly For Wildlife.

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300Life is tough for big game during the winter, but according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife feeding those animals can make them sick and kill them. The digestive systems of deer, elk and moose are specialized for natural food sources, not the common types of feed we give to livestock and pets. When big game eat food not suited to their systems, Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading

Collisions With Wildlife Up 15 Percent

deer on road 300This is the time of the year when wildlife has moved down from the high country, and continues to move to food and water sources, crossing highways along their routes, increasing the likelihood of collision with vehicles.   A majority of the collisions occur during dark hours, from dusk to dawn, when wildlife are more active and they are also Continue reading

Accident North Of Craig Claims One Life

highway-13-smallA Utah man died in a predawn accident Monday morning. The accident, about 20 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, occurred when the driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, rolling his car. The driver, a 57 year old man from Vernal died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51 year old woman from Missouri was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

CPW Warns Drivers to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksAs November 1st brings an end to daylight savings time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other Continue reading

Motorcycle vs Deer Accident

Motorcycle-accident2-300A man from Indiana was transported to the hospital after he struck a deer with his motorcycle.  The incident occurred Labor Day morning on Highway 13 about 10 miles south of Craig.  The driver of the motorcycle reportedly received relatively minor injuries.  The deer was fatally wounded. Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that feeding corn and grain to some big game animals can be toxic and cause their death. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other ungulates are all ruminants, animals with a complex digestive system composed of a four chambered stomach. The animals digest plant based food through Continue reading