What’s All the Buzz about COVID in Deer?

What’s All the Buzz about COVID in Deer?

Samantha M. Wisely, Extension Specialist for Wildlife Diseases, University of Florida – What are SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? Sudden acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, is the virus responsible for the global pandemic that began in late 2019....
Chronic Wasting Disease Gets Closer to Florida

Chronic Wasting Disease Gets Closer to Florida

Below is a bulletin sent out by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission on 01/10/2022 Chronic wasting disease or CWD was recently detected in a hunter-harvested deer in northwestern Alabama, making it the 28th state where CWD has been documented. It’s the...
Don’t Forget About Wildlife Habitat Projects this Spring

Don’t Forget About Wildlife Habitat Projects this Spring

Spring can be a busy time of year for those interested in improving wildlife habitat on the property they own/manage. Spring is the time to begin efforts that pay-off later in the year – particularly in the fall when hunting season rolls back around. If you are...
New App for FWC Deer Harvest Reporting System

New App for FWC Deer Harvest Reporting System

– Archery season for white tailed deer opened Saturday, October 24 in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Hunting Zone D (basically the Panhandle west of Tallahassee, see figure 1). Before you go hunting be sure that you have a plan in place...
Game Cameras for Wildlife Monitoring

Game Cameras for Wildlife Monitoring

– Mike Goodchild, Walton County Extension Director and Forestry Agent When your land management plan includes wildlife, it can be frustrating to determine how much impact you are making.  Wildlife continuously move and are generally more active and visible when...