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Deer population on upswing October 26, 2012 Maine

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Deer population on upswing October 26, 2012 Maine, Morning Sentinel
... Last deer season ended in one of the lowest harvests in years, with just 18,839 deer taken. This year state deer biologist LeeKantar expects it to top 20,000, which is still a long way from the 28,148 taken in 2005 or the 38,153 deer taken in 2002. He said the reason remains the harsh winters of 2008 and 2009, which decimated the deer herd.  
Kantar thinks another mild winter this year could send Maine's deer harvest back toward 30,000 ... 


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