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FBI shooting range is popular deer hangout

FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season, even though marksmen fire off more than 1 million rounds there annually.

Tags: FBI , Quantico Marine Corps Base

Monday - 12/26/2011, 03:48am EST

Md. approves use of deer birth control

Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a deer birth control product, but the state's director of wildlife said Friday he can't imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.

Tags: Gonacon , Deer birth control , Paul Peditto , Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service , U.S. Department of Agriculture , Environmental Protection Agency

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 07:01am EDT

Drivers growing more concerned over deer collisions

There's an uptick in car crashes involving deer this year, says AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend.

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic , John Townsend , Fairfax Times , John Monito

Saturday - 11/20/2010, 11:43am EST

Deer mating season means greater risk of highway crashes

There are deer in the woods, and now is the time of year when Frederick County drivers should worry most about hitting them.

Tags: Bob Beyer , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Rich Doney , AAA Mid-Atlantic

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 11:39am EST

What are your odds of driving into a deer?

State Farm Insurance has released its outlook showing in which states you're most likely to crash into one of the antlered animals.

Tags: drivers , accident , Neal Augenstein , Adam Tuss , WTOP , State Farm , Nelson Lafon , Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 02:46pm EDT

What's being done to control the deer population?

Hitting a deer with your car isn't just bad for the animal, those wrecks cause an average of $3,000, and every year about 200 people are killed in those crashes, making deer population control a major issue.

Tags: Maryland Department of Natural Resources , hunting , Population control

Saturday - 10/23/2010, 12:16pm EDT

I killed a deer on the way to work: A WTOP reporter's story

WTOP's Neal Augenstein 'fesses up to having a premonition and then having it come true.

Tags: Neal Augenstein

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 09:12am EDT

Deer hunts beginning soon in Montgomery County Parks

Managed deer hunts will be going on in Montgomery County Parks, from October through January.

Tags: Montgomery County Parks , Rob Gibbs , hunting

Saturday - 09/25/2010, 09:23am EDT

How much damage can deer do?

You don't want to find out. WTOP staffer Pat Puglisi did. Two deer crashed into his home. As one raged through the living room and dining room, the other got stuck in the doorway.

Tags: damage done by deer , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Pat Puglisi , Adam Tuss , Brian Eyler

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 12:55am EST