Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Whitetail Deer News

© Othmar Vohringer

Here are what the newspapers report about whitetail deer in your community.

The Star Tribune Minneapolis
Mystery and the Minnesota Monarch

It is one of the most impressive deer to ever walk wild on the planet -- a Minnesota whitetail with stunning world-class antlers that still provoke amazement nearly 20 years after they were found.

But mystery, controversy and some confusion also surround the so-called "Minnesota Monarch.''
The 39-point "non-typical'' buck roamed north-eastern Minnesota in the late 1980s and early 1990s -- apparently unknown to most hunters. Even now, long after its death, the story is not often told.

But it wasn't just another big buck. It was something very special.
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Deer crashes into East Shore office

Police periodically get calls to dispel unruly people from places of business. It's rare they get summoned to put the move to a deer.

That's exactly what happened at 8 a.m. today when a wayward whitetail crashed through a double-paned window of law office at a Linglestown Road office suite in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin County.

Township police Chief Rob Martin said officers were called to the law office of Scaringi & Scaringi at 2000 Linglestown Road, where they found the deer trapped inside and running amok. The deer, Martin said, had suffered cuts crashing through the window.
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Temple Daily Telegram
Big money from big bucks

In pursuit of building the perfect beast, Central Texas ranchers are producing trophy-size whitetail deer by manipulating genetics, charting bloodlines and keeping meticulous pedigrees.

Modern whitetail breeders say it’s all about the antlers. A complicated measuring system, called Boone and Crockett, is the yardstick on which antler length, width and circumference are added to reach a point total. By carefully monitoring their deer, local breeders can score high Boone and Crockett points, which directly affects value.

Rockdale attorney and deer breeder Carroll Glaser said he recently sold a breeder buck to a Lampasas man for $42,000. Glaser said he dubbed the animal Chandelier because a ranch guest saw the buck and blurted out, “My goodness, that deer looks like it has a chandelier on its head.”
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bob said...

I have a story you might be interested in. It's about the massacre of nine Whitetail deer within a couple hundred yards of my house in Ottawa. Read it here...

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thanks for the visit. I followed the lead you gave me to the “massacre” of the deer. The title is a bit far fetched in my humble opinion. Basically it’s about wolves going about their normal business of providing food for their family. Wolves hunt like any other predator, hardly a massacre in the common interpretation of the word.

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