It is illegal to care for an orphaned or injured wild animal without having the proper state and federal permits - even if the intent is to release it back into the wild. There is much more to rehabilitating an animal for release back to the wild than just keeping it alive! Distressed wildlife must be placed under the care of an individual with a current state permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for mammals and a state and federal permit from the U. Fish and Wildlife Service for birds. The Department of Natural Resources and the U. Fish and Wildlife Service do not issue permits allowing wildlife to be kept as pets.
Deer Licking - Picture of Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, Cranham
It seems you can walk into just about any store selling outdoor products or farm equipment and find some sort of new-aged deer attractant and minerals that are designed to grow big bucks fast. How whitetails utilize there minerals is wildly misinterpreted and can quickly lead to unsatisfactory results due to unreasonable expectations. This is why it is important to understand what these minerals actually do, and the proper ways to implement them into your management. All minerals are not created equal.
Feeding of white-tailed deer causes unnatural concentrations near the food source which can lead to ecological damage, damage to property, and an increased risk of transmission of disease between deer. NYS Codes, Rules and Regulations Part further prohibit feeding of wild deer or moose except for several specific circumstances e. DEC intends to publish a proposed regulation for public comment that would update and reinforce the statewide prohibition on the feeding of deer and moose.