Deer seem to be all around, but even as a common species across Florida, many of us know surprisingly little about the white-tailed deer that span our state, support our economy, and sustain some of our endangered populations.
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Recent scientific studies have shown that white-tailed deer, a deer species found all over the eastern United States, can become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. A new University of Florida publication explains what is currently ... READ MORE
A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry.
The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause of herd ... READ MORE
The Southeast Trophy Deer Association (SETDA) hosted their annual summer picnic on Saturday, August 18 at the UF/IFAS Austin Cary Forest for deer farm industry stakeholders to discuss the future of the industry, enjoy a BBQ lunch, and listen ... READ MORE
Have you seen big game in your area but they never seem to cross in front of your sights? Planting wildlife food plots is one way to help attract game species to stop right in front of your stand.
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A: This is not my field of expertise but the University of Florida has plenty of information to get you started. Check out the following publications: “Wildlife Forages for North Florida - Part I: Cool Season Food Plots” -http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AG140 ... READ MORE
Freshly processed venison. Photo credit: Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field. The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat. Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s ... READ MORE
Fall is deer rutting (breeding) season in Florida, which means you may see white-tailed deer grazing around your neighborhood. Get to know these creatures and ways to prevent any possible conflict between you and them. More... READ MORE
Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field. The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat. Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Florida legislature recently allocated $2 million a year for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to study Hemorrhagic disease, a virus which affects deer and can cross over into ... READ MORE