Lack of deer yards are cause of low deer numbers February 25, 2013 Maine

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Lack of deer yards are cause of low deer numbers February 25, 2013 Maine, Bangor Daily News, Ron Joseph, a retired Maine wildlife biologist 
... the quality and quantity of deer yards has plummeted since then. Winter is the bottleneck of deer survival in northern Maine. Poor-quality deer-wintering habitat further compromises their survival. Coyotes kill healthy deer, but emaciated ones are easy prey in late winter.  Purchasing deer yards outright or protecting them with conservation easements — with binding timber harvest regulations — are the only viable long-term solutions to resolving Maine’s deer woes ... 


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