Friday, May 11, 2007

DELAWARE NEWS: 269 Deer Shy of a Record Harvest

The numbers are in from last season's deer harvest in Delaware and the total was the second highest in state history.
Hunters bagged 14-thousand-401 deer -- that's 268 fewer than the record set in the 2004-2005 season.

More than 6-thousand of the deer were killed during the 8-day shotgun season in November.

The entire deer season spanned five months from September through January.

This was the second year for the new January handgun season. The handgun kills this year numbered 135, compared to 114 the previous year.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

MINNESOTA NEWS: Lyme, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, Oh My!

You probably already know deer ticks can spread lyme disease; but now, there's new concerns about the tiny insects. Health officials are issuing a warning that deer ticks can spread more than just lyme disease.

Minnesota's Health Department says deer ticks can also spread human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Symptoms of both diseases include high fever, muscle aches, chills, and headaches.

Health officials say they expect the number of people infected to go up. The elderly, or those with compromised immune systems, are the most vulnerable for infection.