Prioritize protecting deer wintering areas October 19, 2012 Maine

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Prioritize protecting deer wintering areas October 19, 2012 Maine, Bangor Daily News
Protecting deer wintering areas, 95 percent of which is on private land, is the top priority to rebuilding Maine's deer herd. To survive Maine's harsh winters, deer require mature conifer forest cover...  the majority of forest landowners refuse to enter into cooperative agreements or stubbornly disregard nonbinding cooperative agreements. Orion Timberlands recently ignored IF&W’s request to not cut 300 acres of cedar within a 1,600-acre deer wintering area cooperative agreement...

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