Coyote bounty continues tradition of ill-conceived wildlife measures September 10, 2012 Maine

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Coyote bounty continues tradition of ill-conceived wildlife measuresSeptember 10, 2012 Maine, Press Herald
... the Legislature -- not coyotes -- is largely to blame for northern Maine's low deer population. In the late 1990s, under pressure from major timberland owners, state government abandoned regulations that capped the amount of harvested wood in deer wintering areas. Without adequate mature coniferous tree cover, deer have little chance of surviving winters with deep snow. Deer populations would rebound by reinstating deer wintering area timber harvest regulations...


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