Mild winter does help, but deer still facing significant challenges January 28, 2012 Maine

Maine Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... Three major factors stand out as key obstacles to deer management in the Northeast. They include winter severity, predation and habitat quality. Much of what we're experiencing now in terms of low deer numbers can be tied back to the winter of 2007-08, one of the worst on record.... factors for the decline in winter habitat, including a spruce budworm outbreak, loss of agricultural lands, and modern forestry practices such as mechanization and more extensive road networks ... 

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