Deer still face challenges February 4, 2012 Maine

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Deer still face challengesFebruary 4, 2012 Maine, Morning Sentinel

... Biologists use deer harvest as an index to the population, and 2008 harvests dropped considerably throughout the Northeast, falling as much as 60 percent in parts of New Brunswick, 46 percent in Quebec, and nearly 50 percent in northern Maine and New Hampshire, suggesting these areas may have lost as much as half of their deer herd.... . According to a 1995 IFW report, coyotes accounted for nearly 30 percent of annual deer mortality in Maine -- ... Now we have more coyotes and fewer deer ... 

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