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November 3, 2021 - Filed Under: Chronic Wasting Disease, White-Tailed Deer

A prion disease spreading through Mississippi whitetail deer populations has changed how herds are managed and may reduce the economic benefit of hunting in the state. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has been found in whitetail deer populations in 26 states as of August 2021.

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October 28, 2021 - Filed Under: Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

The appearance of chronic wasting disease on the Mississippi landscape is making significant changes in the lives and hobbies of hunters, and many are ready to do what it takes to limit this disease. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a prion disease of white-tailed deer that is easily transmissible to deer through saliva, feces, urine or a contaminated environment

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October 21, 2021 - Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer

A 100% fatal, transmissible, neurogenerative disease has entered the Mississippi white-tailed deer population, and hunters play a big part in controlling this disease. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a prion disease that is easily transmissible to deer through saliva, feces, urine or a contaminated environment.

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September 30, 2021 - Filed Under: Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife, White-Tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer is one of the most popular game species in Mississippi. We have over 2 million white-tailed deer in the state, and we rank second behind Texas for the densest population of deer in the nation.

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June 11, 2020 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Resources, Smart Landscapes, White-Tailed Deer

Oh, deer! White-tailed deer can be quite the nuisance in the garden. It’s disheartening to see deer ate the flowers in your back yard for a snack. 

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ECTO Apps

Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Web
Deer Hunt allows club admin and members to:
  • Record deer observations and harvest data to share with hunting partners.
  • Manage stand location – identifies occupied stands.
  • View summary reports of deer seen and harvested by stand, hunter, and entire property.
  • Use password-protection to insure that no un-authorized people see your data.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
A tool for planning and planting food plots for deer. Save money by purchasing the correct amount of seed and fertilizer. Map and accurately measure size of food plots. Plant descriptions help you select the best forages. Seeding rates specified for each food plot.
Filed Under: White-Tailed Deer
App type: Android
Aging criteria for live and dead deer. Criteria to estimate age of deer prior to harvest. Step-by-step guidance for extracting deer jawbone. Instructions and examples of aging deer by teeth replacement and wear.

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