Translation needed: A voluntary, industry ‘plan’ to save deer yards won’t December 18, 2014 Maine

Maine Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... because the strategies are voluntary, deer are in trouble. Landowners ignored the last round of voluntary deer guidelines. Now, barely 1 percent of over 9 million commercial acres are fit for deer survival.  Deer yards used to be protected by law. Biologists documented them, and the old Land Use Regulation Commission made them off limits to harvesting...

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